Katie Fry

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Meet Girl On Fire HerStory Award Nominee Survival Story

Meet Ebony Canion, a true survivor of tragedy and heartbreak. In June 2012 Ebony was involved in a car accident in which someone maliciously ran her …

S.F. plans to revive solar finance program

All but killed by the federal government three years ago, an innovative way of financing home solar installations may be poised for a comeback.<p>And San Francisco officials want to be part of that resurgence.<p>PACE financing programs let homeowners and businesses borrow money to install solar panels, …

1100 Sacramento in Nob Hill is San Francisco's First $100M TIC

San Francisco's real estate boundaries are about to be shattered by the Park Lane building at <b>1100 Sacramento Street</b>. The <b>33 units</b> in the Nob Hill luxury tower are being converted from rentals into a tenancy-in-common project, and the projected sell out is a whopping <b>$100M</b>. The size of this building …

Last Week's Top SF Sales: All Big Single-Family Homes

<b>Listed for:</b> $2,595,000<b><br>Received:</b> $2,965,000<b><br>Size:</b> 3-bed, 4-bath single-family home<b><br>Location:</b> 1630 Greenwich St., Cow Hollow<b><br>The skinny:</b> Listed in late August and sold a month later for $370K over asking; this sale proves that Cow Hollow's residential real estate market is hot, hot, hot right now. The …

Analysis: Higher prices sap foreign interest in U.S. real estate

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Foreign investors, who rapaciously scooped up U.S. real estate during the 2007-2009 recession, are backing away from the same markets they so eagerly jumped into a few years ago.<p>A home for sale in the Pacific Heights neighborhood is seen in San Francisco, California February 3, …

The Future Of Magazines, Internet Real Estate, 'The Book Thief'

<b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>This week on the podcast edition of All Things Considered, host Arun Rath explores the world of cyber real estate, hears from a publisher trying to revive his dying industry, and learns about J. J. Abrams latest project — no, it is not set in space.

The Problem With Internet Real Estate

Unlike real-world real estate, the Internet has unlimited space for new housing. But every new addition to the Internet changes the entire market for …

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services to Host Fundraiser for Local Charities

The sales associates affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services South Hills office will host a holiday breakfast to benefit the …

Top 3 Reasons Real Estate Deals Fall Apart For A Seller

Selling your house is a daunting task at best with all of the preparations you need to take, not to mention the inconveniences of showing your home. If you’re fortunate enough to go under contract with a buyer, you definitely want the deal to stick. But a growing number of real estate transactions …

California Just Saw Its First Monthly Increase In Real Estate Agent Licenses Since 2007

Way back in 2005, I posted a graph of the Real Estate Agent Boom. Here is another update to the long term graph of the number of real estate licensees in California through August 2013.<p>The number of agents peaked at the end of 2007 (housing activity peaked in 2005, and prices in 2006).<p>The number of …

Blending Listed and Private Real Estate Protects Downside

Some investors think the only way to protect against losses in commercial real estate investing is to give up returns by investing in private real estate funds following a core (conservative) strategy. The truth is just the opposite: core funds often lose money for years at a time. Over the 39 1/2 …

The Top 10 Mistakes 20-Somethings Make Regarding Real Estate

You probably think I'm just a bit crazy for including the phrase "20-something" and "real estate" in the same title.<p>Okay, maybe you have a point. At this point in life, many 20-somethings are more interested in when the next game of Call of Duty will start than the best way to start building their …

Bush-Backed Singapore Firm Snapping Up U.S. Real Estate At Throwaway Prices

Neil Bush, the brother of former U.S. President George W. Bush, is using Singapore as a springboard to bankroll his real estate ambitions. Early this week, he announced that Singapore-listed SingHaiyi Group of which he is a non-executive chairman, had outbid contenders at a trustee’s auction to bag …

Carrick on money: The lowdown on investment real estate

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>What you need to know about investment real estate</b><br>Some basics for investing in an income property, where you generate a flow of cash from rents paid by your …

The Bay Area’s Real-Estate Bubble, from Both Sides

When Twitter went public, earlier this month, tenants’-rights activists gathered to picket the company’s headquarters in downtown San Francisco. They wielded signs reading “#gentrification” and a coffin that said “R.I.P. Affordable Housing.” Earlier this year, the backlash against a recent tech …

Yale Real Living Touchscreen Z-Wave Deadbolt review: Yale locks the lock, talks the talk - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Yale Real Living Touchscreen Z-Wave Deadbolt</b> features a sophisticated design, speaks three languages, and boasts easy-to-use controls. For basic lock automation, it does the job nicely, and works with a wide number of systems.<p><b>The Bad</b> Like a lot of smart deadbolts, this Yale lock is …

Home Automation

17 Apple Recipes You'll Fall For

It's easy to see the changing of the seasons just by looking at the fruit vendors at your local market. This is time of year when peaches, cherries, and strawberries fade away and are replaced by pears, persimmons, and—of course—apples. As a kid I always knew fall had hit when it was time to go …

Heirloom Tomato Pie from Alex Hitz

Now is the season for truly delicious tomatoes — in every variety. And this pie recipe lets you revel in all their juicy glory.<p>I won't insult your intelligence by gushing on about the glories of late-summer tomatoes. I know you get it. But these days, we're all so accustomed to eating tomatoes …

Metropolitan Museum Launches Travel Program

There’s really no better way to see and understand art than to be surrounded by the culture, people, and settings that inspired it. The Metropolitan …

Top Treks: Milford Track

Escape into the New Zealand wild on the four-day Milford Track exploring lush prehistoric scenery.<p><b>STRETCHING 53.5KM, AND WENDING</b> its way through the …

The 13 Best Hiking Trails in the World (Photos)

Trail Guide<p>Summer is finally here! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and hike one of the world’s best trails.<p>06.02.13 4:45 AM ET

Latin American adventures for the whole family

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling altogether. In fact, bringing the kids along for your next Latin American adventure can be an enriching experience for everybody involved. It’s easier than you think, and just a few simple guidelines can keep your …

Central America

Breakfast Smoothie Recipes That'll Rev Up Your Morning

Photo credit: Half Baked Harvest, Foodie Crush<p>Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that doesn't make preparing and eating it any easier. The struggle of getting ready for work in the morning (or just out of the bed at all) usually means this critical meal is …

7 Delicious Mail-Order Snacks You Can Get Custom Made

Enterprising online food companies are offering you a way to personalize their products' flavors, and even give your creation a name. YUM.

Online employment training for women workers

One year ago, you supported the development of a series of ‘online employment training for women workers’. Since then, we have been working hard on …

Attractions in Alaska

The most visited attractions in Alaska<p>The crystal clear water in the summer come whales, sea lions and dolphins. Besides the boat, you can rent …

New York shows smallest gain in home prices among major cities: Case-Shiller

Home prices in the United States rose in May, the steepest growth in seven years, signifying the housing market’s continued recovery, Bloomberg News …

Analytics tool pinpoints ROI for broker websites

Site invites Realtors to rate best apps for real estate

Want to see the future of Real Estate tech?<br>Limited seating available for ICSF Hacker Connect, July 17

Videolicious Raises $2.25 Million From Washington Post Company, Amazon.com, And The Knight Foundation

Videolicious, which makes an app that allows users to easily create videos from their mobile phones, has been working to get more adoption from businesses. It’s being used for employee training, by real estate agents, and increasingly by news rooms. To spur more of that growth, Videolicious has …