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Goldman Sachs just pulled a Silicon Valley move

The investment bank is giving away some of its trading technology to clients through open-source software, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>That means it is free and available to the ecosystem to use, improve, and leverage.<p>This is essentially Goldman taking a page out of Silicon Valley's book …

Would YOU make 400 people homeless for an extra $16m? Decision time in Silicon Valley

<b>Poll</b> A trailer park owner faces an unusual conundrum: sell his property for $39m and keep the long-term residents on his land in their homes – or …

Mainland Chinese 'dominating' high-end Vancouver real estate market

Print<p>Related<p>Local real estate company Macdonald Realty Ltd says buyers with cash from mainland China accounted for 70 per cent of the firm’s sales in …

20 Things You Learn Trying To Buy A House In San Francisco

My partner and I recently closed on a home in the Ingleside neighborhood of San Francisco. Here's what I discovered while house-hunting in this expensive-ass city.

Should I Buy A Home When Interest Rates Are Rising?

<b>Executive Summary:</b><p>* You’ll learn why a rising Fed Funds rate doesn’t necessarily mean rising mortgage rates.<p>* The main determinants of buying a …

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Silicon Valley’s skyrocketing housing costs shut out teachers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Skyrocketing housing prices in Silicon Valley, the red-hot center of tech entrepreneurship and one of the most highly educated …

There's no denying that the housing market is on fire

The US housing market is exploding.<p>On Friday morning, Census Bureau data showed that housing starts surged 9.8% to an annualized pace of 1.174 million, a level not seen since July 2007.<p>Building permits, which indicate the pace of future construction, climbed 7.4% to an annualized pace of 1.343 …

What homebuyers want now: Walkable neighborhoods

Everyone knows the three main rules when it comes to real estate: location, location, location. But analysts say that old adage needs a new word for …

San Francisco Area Home Prices Near Record as Sales Surge

Homes in the San Francisco Bay area sold last month at the fastest pace in almost nine years and prices approached a record as growing consumer …

Strategies Realtors® use to Make Sellers More Money

Did you know that the founder of ForSaleByOwner.com, Colby Sambrotto, couldn't sell his home for sale by owner? He enlisted the help of a Realtor® …