What is a blog?

Yesterday, I was reminded that not everyone is familiar with what exactly a blog is. First, it is public, meaning that everyone can read it. Second, it is meant to provide thoughtful perspectives, tips, updates, etc.  I am not a fan of blogs that simply post content from articles written by other people, while I see value in posting links to various articles o...

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Realtors: California Home Sales Rise in January Good news!  Sales of New Homes in U.S. Rise More Than Forecast From Burlingame Patch: Sustainability Plan Connects Housing and Transit.  At SummerHill we're committed to sustainability, did you know that our newest community will be all solar?  That's right, every home at The Enclave at Waverly Park will...

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Builder Online shares the 10 Green Building Trends for 2011.  Sharing and comparing energy usage is one, will you share your energy usage on Facebook? SFGate reports that Redevelopment plans threatened by CA budget cuts Brown's forecast for California: A long slog to full recovery  Read more.  Do you agree? (more…)......

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A roundup of some of the top recent stories about the Real Estate Market.  Signs are pointing to a stable market that is increasing. Associated Press: Home price index shows 1st annual gain in 3 years Yahoo! News (AFP): US new home sales up sharply in March Yahoo! News (Associated Press): New home sales, orders for most durable goods rise CNNMoney:Â...

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It's been a while since our last round of Real Estate in 6 lines or less... hope you enjoy! The news this week has mostly focused on our sister market, commercial real estate, as it continues to struggle through this tough time- see this Forbes.com summary article. Meanwhile, CNN published a story about the ups and downs of small real estate business. Local new...

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Over the weekend, I saw an article in USA Weekend about Twitter (note: I adapted their headline) about what it would have been like if Twitter were around 100 years ago.  Twitter is radically changing the way that we communicate and share information.  It also could be considered a throw back to telegraphs with a modern twist? The big question is whether the ch...

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Redfinnian that is. Just checking out the recent newsletter from RedFin (a real estate brokerage firm) that reviewed the recent Case Shiller index. Why does this matter? Because they report that home prices and sales are up! (more…)......

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Here's this week's real estate news in six lines or less... hope you enjoy. SF bay area foreclosure activity is dropping, in fact, 10% fewer foreclosures are on the market. However, not all US cities are so lucky…Florida’s media home price is at $144,000, and is predicted to hit bottom still. In other news, going green gains momentum as prices for a new ...

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