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San Francisco Bay Area real estate market booming, up 25 percent in last year

A new report out Tuesday shows the real estate market in the Bay Area is hot.<p>San Francisco home prices have surged nearly 25 percent in the past …

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How Much of Your Portfolio Should Be in Real Estate?

Real Estate Investing With Cash? Why You Should Reconsider

Home prices are finally starting to rise, but not so much or so quickly that the great deals are disappearing. In fact, right now many investors have moved back into the market buying up properties that they will either rehabilitate and resell or rent out for cash flow. With interest rates still …

Interest-only mortgage deals return amid bank price war

The mortgage price war intensified this week – and if you are fortunate enough to have a sizeable amount of equity in your property you may be able to cut your initial monthly payments in half at a stroke.<p>Banks and building societies have been slashing their new mortgage rates to record lows, and …

What next for mortgage rates?

Several months after the Bank of England slashed the base rate to 0.25 per cent and lenders are still cutting mortgage rates on almost a weekly basis …

Fed to keep interest rates at zero amid debate over future leadership

The Federal Reserve sounded a somber note about the US economy on Wednesday and left its stimulus program unchanged at its monthly meeting, amid an increasingly high-pitched battle over who should lead the institution next year.<p>The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee, or FOMC, decided at its July …

6 Ways To Make A Better Real Estate Investment

When you buy real estate, you must make sure that it's a smart financial decision. Rentals make sense if they are cash-flow positive and provide a fair rate of return on the invested equity. Investors should not purchase negative cash flow properties, period. If you pencil out your rate of return …

How to Pick a Hot Real Estate Area in California

One of the most important things as a real estate investor is the ability to pick a good area to invest. The best answer here is not alway...

What To Expect From Housing In The Second Half Of 2013

The U.S. housing recovery continues to make gains. New home sales have surged 38% since last year, hitting a five-year high in June, according to the newest figures from the Commerce Department. And despite a monthly drop in activity, sales of previously owned homes remain 15% higher than last year …

Chinese incubators growing in Bay Area

INCUBATORS<p>Hanhai zPark is an 80,000-square-foot incubator for tech startups that opened in June in San Jose. It's backed by investors from China, including the largest state-owned developer of business parks in Beijing.<p>The group plans to open a biotech incubator twice the size in South San …

Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Home Prices Spike 33 Percent in a Year

<i>Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious:</i><p><b>BAY AREA HOME PRICES SET JUNE RECORD</b><br>Bay Area home prices …

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Rising interest rates spur drop in mortgage financing activity

Ben Bernanke has long been seen as a market mover. The policy set by the Federal Reserve, which he chairs, has profound effects on both the markets …

CREDIT SUISSE: 'Rising Mortgage Rates Have Done Nothing To Slow Down Momentum In Home Buying'

But the recent jump in mortgage rates— as home prices rise — have some concerned that we'll lose buyers as affordability falls.<p>Unfortunately, the recent data does not support those worries.<p>From Credit Suisse's Neal Soss:<p>Rising mortgage rates have done nothing to slow down momentum in home buying, …

Six of the 10 most expensive markets in the country are in the Bay Area

Real estate brokerage firm Coldwell Banker recently released the results of their national survey of homes around the country, showing that six of the 10 most expensive markets in the country are located here in the Bay Area.<p>Their survey only looked at the average listing price of four-bedroom, …

Apple, Twitter Begin Big Sunnyvale Tenant Improvements

The Moffett Park submarket of Sunnyvale, where Jay Paul Co. has worked its magic, continues to attract investor interest as tenants including Apple …

Silicon Valley Tech Giants Plan Super-Green Campuses

Despite all the creativity that flows from Silicon Valley, America’s tech capital hasn’t been famed for its iconic architecture. Startups are never …