Construction Contracts: How to Understand What You Are Buying
- Construction Contracts: How to Understand What You Are Buying
- Overseer of Fannie and Freddie Takes Cautious Steps to Strengthen Housing
- Bay Area adds 11,000 jobs in December and 113,500 during 2014 in record-setting employment surge
- Real estate: What’s the lowdown on Zestimates?
- Ready to Buy? How to Make the Most of Your Open House Visits
- San Francisco Bay Area Rents Continue To Climb
- What’s the Best Way to Split Rent?
- Design Workshop: How to Borrow Light
Overseer of Fannie and Freddie Takes Cautious Steps to Strengthen Housing - Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, gave his first on-the-record meeting with reporters and indicated that he would not seek any major transformation in the government’s role in the housing economy. He deflected criticism of a plan that allows down payments as low as 3 percent of the purchase price for buyers who are short on cash by noting that credit counseling and other measures would keep buyers on track with payments. In light of expectations that the plan will attract only a small number of people, the New York Times describes his other ideas for helping homeowners as “similarly modest.”
Bay Area adds 11,000 jobs in December and 113,500 during 2014 in record-setting employment surge - In a record-setting performance, the Bay Area added 113,500 jobs in 2014, capped by a jump of 11,000 jobs in December that drove jobless rates down to their lowest levels in seven years, according to a report released Friday by the state Employment Development Department.
Real estate: What’s the lowdown on Zestimates? - Are Zestimates accurate? And if they’re off the mark, how far off? Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff answered that they’re “a good starting point” but that nationwide Zestimates have a “median error rate” of about 8 percent.
Ready to Buy? How to Make the Most of Your Open House Visits - Open houses offer more than just the opportunity to get a closer look at a property, so being prepared is key.
San Francisco Bay Area Rents Continue To Climb - A three-bedroom, two-bath home just steps from Santa Clara University is renting for $3,600 a month. Agents say that's typical for a home like that in the South Bay. The property is also a good example of what many people may need to do to afford it -- three students share the rent.
What’s the Best Way to Split Rent? - 6 methods to divvy the rent between roommates in a fair and efficient way.
Design Workshop: How to Borrow Light - You can save energy by using glass walls, windows and skylights to bring sunlight into dark areas of your home. Some of my favorites: