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What Kind of Rental Can You Afford?

Three prices for renting offer an interesting survey of what’s available for renting in the East Bay.

West Bay Refugees are Jacking Up East Bay Housing Prices.

As real estate prices have skyrocketed in San Francisco, it’s no surprise that more residents there who are looking to buy homes have switched their search to the East Bay.

West Bay Refugees are Jacking Up East Bay Housing Prices.

As real estate prices have skyrocketed in San Francisco, it’s no surprise that more residents there who are looking to buy homes have switched their search to the East Bay.

A Hot Seller’s Market

The great majority of homes in many areas of Oakland and the East Bay are still selling for over the asking price with some eye-popping over-asking offers for some properties.

A Hot Seller’s Market

The great majority of homes in many areas of Oakland and the East Bay are still selling for over the asking price with some eye-popping over-asking offers for some properties.

Tricks to Generate More Offers On Homes

Buyers in today’s hot real estate market are dealing with seller strategies that may sometimes seem puzzling and frustrating.

Tricks to Generate More Offers On Homes

Buyers in today’s hot real estate market are dealing with seller strategies that may sometimes seem puzzling and frustrating.

Buyers Go Condo Crazy

Eliot Peper, 27, and his fiancée Drea Castillo, 30, moved to the Bay Area from San Diego last year when Castillo accepted a job with an architecture firm in San Francisco. At first, the couple considered renting an apartment but were surprised to find it was cheaper to buy a condo.

How to Make a Statement with Your Front Door

As we roll into summer here in the East Bay, one thing is certain: We’ll all be spending lots of time outdoors. That makes this the perfect time to update your home’s exterior. No need to undertake a major renovation, though. Just concentrate your efforts on the entrance. A few quick changes there are enough to make the whole place feel refreshed.

Housing Boom Is No Bubble

Anytime a blog post or news story appears that cites the skyrocketing cost of Bay Area real estate, some readers in the online comments section point to signs of a housing bubble such as the one that burst in late 2008. What are the chances that the current run-up in prices will end in another crash, sending prices in many parts of the Bay Area plummeting, with some values in outlying areas dropping by one-half or more?