23 Aug 2014
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Real Estate

Recent home sales, listings and foreclosures.

Appraisal came in low on your home, what happens now...

Many things can happen once you've accepted an offer on your home. In this post, I will discuss what happens if the appraisal comes in low.
Americans Think This Purchase Is the Best Investment – Why They're Wrong

Americans Think This Purchase Is the Best Investment – Why They're Wrong

Are you doing the right thing with your real estate investments?
5 Easy Home Improvements For Renters

5 Easy Home Improvements For Renters

Simple ways to improve the look of your rental unit.
The Least Expensive Homes For Sale In Berkeley-Oakland Area

The Least Expensive Homes For Sale In Berkeley-Oakland Area

Check out these homes, two of which are listed at under $500,000
Berkeley Hills Named Second 'Hottest' Neighborhood in Region

Berkeley Hills Named Second 'Hottest' Neighborhood in Region

Berkeley Hills is one of the San Francisco region's top-ranked "real estate darlings of 2014," according to a survey by the real estate company Redfin.
5 Predictions for the 2014 Real Estate Market

5 Predictions for the 2014 Real Estate Market

What real estate experts expect to see in 2014.
The Most Expensive Homes For Sale In The Berkeley-Oakland Area

The Most Expensive Homes For Sale In The Berkeley-Oakland Area

Check out these homes that are all priced at more than $2 million
Home Prices Soar 28% in Alameda County – Highest in Bay Area

Home Prices Soar 28% in Alameda County – Highest in Bay Area

Bay Area home prices saw their biggest jump in Alameda County last year, according to real estate tracking firm DataQuick. Prices rose in all nine counties, and sales volume fell in eight.
Living Large in Smaller Homes

Living Large in Smaller Homes

The answer to affordable housing lies in less space and more peace of mind.
5 Reasons Why Owning a Home Can Be a Real Drag

5 Reasons Why Owning a Home Can Be a Real Drag

A look at the drawbacks to owning a home.
New Year, New Homes On The Market In The Berkeley-Oakland Area

New Year, New Homes On The Market In The Berkeley-Oakland Area

Check out these homes that have been on the market for a week or less
5 Must-Have Real Estate Apps for Home Buyers

5 Must-Have Real Estate Apps for Home Buyers

If you are headed out to open houses this weekend, you may want to download a few apps first.
Fresh Homes on the Albany-Berkeley-Oakland Market

Fresh Homes on the Albany-Berkeley-Oakland Market

If your holiday shopping might include a home, here are some of the latest ones listed in Albany and nearby.
A Crash Course in Becoming an Airbnb Host

A Crash Course in Becoming an Airbnb Host

How to make a little extra cash by renting out your living space through Airbnb.
Brrrr! Homes With Fireplaces That Are For Sale In The Berkeley-Oakland Area

Brrrr! Homes With Fireplaces That Are For Sale In The Berkeley-Oakland Area

Check out these homes for sale that have multiple fireplaces
The Fundamentals of Vacation House Swapping

The Fundamentals of Vacation House Swapping

A run through of the basics for vacation home swapping.
The Largest Homes For Sale in the Oakland-Berkeley Area

The Largest Homes For Sale in the Oakland-Berkeley Area

Check out these houses with plenty of square footage and room for a big Thanksgiving dinner party
Latest Albany Listings Include Cozy Cottage Condo at $329,000

Latest Albany Listings Include Cozy Cottage Condo at $329,000

Whether you're looking to buy a home or just want to know the latest price tags on homes for sale in Albany, Patch has partnered with Zillow.com to bring you the most current listings every
Is Eminent Domain a Solution for Foreclosure Woes?

Is Eminent Domain a Solution for Foreclosure Woes?

As cities across the country consider the power of eminent domain to help their residents in danger of foreclosure, America debates whether or not it is fair.
How to Find Out if Someone Died in Your House

How to Find Out if Someone Died in Your House

A website tells you whether someone has died in a house.