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Looking at Bay Area Real Estate – Where are We Now?

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Compass does a fantastic job of compiling real estate data and making it readily available. If you’re looking for San Francisco, Bay Area real estate data for 2021, this digital flipbook may have a chart or two that helps. It’s a comprehensive dive into Bay Area real estate one year after the pandemic struck. Here’s a look at some of the broadest charts, plus some general information about Northern California real estate in the early months of 2021. Market Highlights

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Cleaning Your New Home: How to Get It Into Shape Without Wrecking Your Budget

Special thanks to Suzie Wilson at Happier Home for this week’s post. Cleaning your new home before you move in is a big job, but it’s an important one. Whether it’s newly built or previously owned, every house should be deep-cleaned to ensure that the air quality is in top shape before a family moves in. This is because dust, pollen, pet dander, and other debris can linger and become clogged in air ducts and filters, which can cause problems

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Decluttering? Don’t Donate These Items

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Somehow, it’s spring again and for many of us, it’s the time of year when we roll up our sleeves and do some serious decluttering. Whether you’re moving or not, there’s something satisfying about sorting all that stuff into “trash” and “donate” piles. But before you pat yourself on the back for all your self-less donations, read on. Your local secondhand store doesn’t actually want all of your cast-offs. If you’re decluttering, don’t donate these items. Mattresses and Box Springs

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Instead of the Standard Mid-February Inauguration, San Francisco’s Spring Selling Season Started in January

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And that means it’s time to check in with the numbers. New listings are up 10%, pending sale are up 95%, and luxury house sales are up 87%. For those of you that can’t get enough data, below are a few of the charts outlining a few of the highlights. Annual Median Bay Area House Sales Price Yes, even during a pandemic, San Francisco real estate prices climbed. While the median house sales price wasn’t quite as impressive as in

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Four (Surprising) Home Upgrades That Can Downgrade Its Market Value

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There are lots of home improvements that add to your bottom line when it’s time to sell. But don’t make the mistake of assuming that every dollar you spend on upgrades and renovations means a higher price tag on your home. Here are four (surprising) home upgrades that can actually downgrade your home’s market value. That Chef Kitchen Say it ain’t so! While the chef kitchen — aka the trophy kitchen — is often the star of a home, and

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