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  • SanFran's Housing Crisis Explained

    Tech Crunch contributor Kim-Mai Cutler reports that the tech industry is apparently on track to destroy one of the world's most valuable cultural treasures, San Francisco, by pushing out the diverse.

     
  • Lennar Kicks Up its Bay Area Multifamily Play

    After about two years in the Bay Area market, Lennar Multifamily is making progress on three projects totaling close to 500 units in Redwood City, Mountain View and Berkeley.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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...

     
  • LowRise House, Designed by Spiegel Aihara Workshop

    Dan Spiegel, of San Francisco–based Spiegel Aihara Workshop, designed this single-family house with a rare quality by the standards of Silicon Valley: Restraint.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Focus: 2014 Home Building Mergers and Acquisitions

    AV Homes' $65 million deal last week for Orlando-market Royal Oak Homes' 1000 owned and 1500 controlled lots and an up-and-coming operating model shows a shift, both in mergers and acquisitions appetites and in the underlying land and lot acquisition strategies. BIG BUILDER's John McManus puts home...

     
  • 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.

     
  • S.F. urged to legalize in-law units

    Thousands of housing units in San Francisco may go from illegal to legal under a new proposal.