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SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

Condos Climb Recovery Stage Two 'Wall of Worry'

San Jose Mercury News staffer Pete Carey reports that a shortage of high-end condos has newly minted tech millionaires scrambling for a pied-a-terre in San Francisco. They want a view and all the latest amenities--but there's little available, according to luxury real estate agents.

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San Francisco, CA Dashboard Reports

San Francisco, CA - January 2014 - New Home Closings Numbers Give Hints Market Decline is Deepening

New home sales fell in San Francisco, CA in January. The percentage of new home closings belonging to attached homes dropped, falling 17.1% percentage points. Average prices of new and existing homes moved up, rising 39.6%. The percentage of new home closings belonging to single family homes rose, climbing 17.1% percentage points.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL

Jumbo Loans for Micro Homes

Wall Street Journal staffer Lisa Selin Davis reports (paywall) that buyers in expensive markets like San Francisco and New York are turning to jumbo loans to help buy diminutive apartments with sizeable price tags.

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NEW GEOGRPAHY

A Work Access Hot Mess

New Geography's Wendell Cox looks at the San Francisco Bay Area's "challenge" when it comes to getting people to and from their jobs via "work access" means. Cox's analysis can help with Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunity, and Threat evaluation of Bay Area submarkets.

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SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

Mosaic Unveils a Home Solar Loan

San Jose Mercury News staffer Dana Hull reports that Mosaic, an Oakland solar financing startup that made it possible for individuals to invest in commercial solar projects, is entering a highly competitive space: getting solar on your own roof, and using crowdsourcing to pay for it.

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