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Great single family home featuring three bedrooms, two baths, a large eat in kitchen, a living room with a fireplace, a rear yard, and an attached garage!
The Bay Area’s excellent job market and high wages, pleasant climate, and natural splendor are attracting plenty of new residents from all over the globe, and here’s a new feather in our cap: San Francisco homeowners enjoy the highest quality of life in the U.S.
Although California and Bay Area unemployment rates ticked up in June from the previous month, the increase was driven by seasonal effects and new graduates entering the workforce. The state’s annual job growth remains robust, again outpacing the nationwide rate.
More than half of American workers would pay a larger mortgage or rent payment for easy access to public transportation. And Bay Area freeways should soon see some extra relief, with the SMART train set to open in the North Bay and a BART extension proposed for Silicon Valley.
First-time buyer activity was at its highest level in four years in June, helping to buoy U.S. home sales. Closer to home, residents of one Silicon Valley neighborhood are trying to preserve its unique architectural pedigree. These stories and more in our weekly Real Estate Roundup.
If you’re planning to hit the open-house circuit in the next few months, here are a few etiquette tips to keep you looking classy while you’re looking for a new home.
San Francisco remains the most expensive county in California in which to purchase a home, but year-over-year price growth is relaxing, as is appreciation in another major Bay Area job hub.
Top-quality schools are a primary concern for many Bay Area homebuyers, and the public University of California system is likely a key draw, as highlighted by this year’s list of the best colleges in America.