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Real Estate

Recent home sales, listings and foreclosures.
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.
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.
Bay Area Home Sales Slowdown Not Experienced in San Mateo County

Bay Area Home Sales Slowdown Not Experienced in San Mateo County

San Mateo County was the sole Bay Area county that saw an increase in home sales, by 18 percent. In addition, the median price rose to $750,000 in one year, a 25 percent increase.
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.
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.
Analysis: Less Household Income Needed For Mortgages in Contra Costa, Solano Counties

Analysis: Less Household Income Needed For Mortgages in Contra Costa, Solano Counties

As a percentage of their household income, residents of Solano and Contra Costa Counties pay much less for housing than other Bay Area neighbors.
Bay Area Home Sales Slow, Prices Continue to Rise

Bay Area Home Sales Slow, Prices Continue to Rise

In San Mateo County, sales volume was down 7.8 percent from November 2012 while the median price rose in that time from $618,000 to $700,500, a 13.3 percent increase.
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.
The Fundamentals of Vacation House Swapping

The Fundamentals of Vacation House Swapping

A run through of the basics for vacation home swapping.
Menlo-Atherton Makes Top 15 List of Most Home Sales Over $1 Million

Menlo-Atherton Makes Top 15 List of Most Home Sales Over $1 Million

The national ranking was based on completed home sales.
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.
Where Are the Homes Just Under $200,000?

Where Are the Homes Just Under $200,000?

The map below shows the number of owner-occupied homes valued between $150,000 and $199,999 in your neighborhood, as reported by the US Census Bureau.
Open Houses This Week in Menlo Park

Open Houses This Week in Menlo Park

Patch.com partner Zillow.com provides updates on Open Houses in Menlo Park.
San Mateo County Landlords Overcharge Tenants as Condo Values Skyrocket

San Mateo County Landlords Overcharge Tenants as Condo Values Skyrocket

Renters are overpaying by an average of $630 for a one-bedroom unit in San Mateo County.
Local Home Prices among Highest in Bay Area

Local Home Prices among Highest in Bay Area

San Mateo County trails only San Francisco and Marin counties in median home price.