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JustQuotes: Lereah Leaving N.A.R. News Or Not?

“David Lereah, the author of “Are You Missing the Real Estate Boom?” will leave the National Association of Realtors by the middle of next month after serving as the head economist for seven years, a spokesman said.” ∙ Bullish real estate economist to step down Read More »

JustQuotes: What’s Perception And What’s Reality In Realty?

“Buyers come to us and are obviously very distressed when we tell them they’re going to have to compete against quite a few people to purchase any property that is exceptional,” said. “That’s not the perception that one has. The perception that one has is very... Read More »

JustQuotes: Investment Bankers And Their Wacky “Fundamentals”

“Median California home prices are still creeping up, and the state’s strong employment trends should support the real estate market. But Goldman is worried that surging prices in the state in recent years weren’t driven by traditional factors such as strong employment and income growth. Instead, the bank... Read More »

JustQuotes: Wait A Second, Real Estate Isn’t Risk Free?

“With or without bailouts, the subprime crisis is going to hurt many people. But it could have a silver lining. If it brings down home prices, more families could afford homes with realistic mortgages. And if it reminds everyone that buying a home is a risky proposition, so much... Read More »

JustQuotes: Renzo Piano Talks Tall Buildings With J.K. Dineen

“For an architect who is proposing San Francisco’s tallest buildings, Piano does not come across as a strident advocate for height. He says he is not interested in breaking records. He recently walked away from a 1,000-foot project at Winthrop Square in Boston because the developer was pushing... Read More »

JustQuotes: The Redevelopment Of Hunters/Candlestick Point

JustQuotes: The Redevelopment Of Hunters/Candlestick Point

“The plan includes at least 8,500 housing units, 2 million square feet of office space, an 8,000- to 12,000-seat arena and 700,000 square feet for retail and entertainment uses, including a large grocery store near Highway 101 at Candlestick and a smaller one at Hunters Point.”... Read More »

JustQuotes: The Donald Speaks (Will You Listen?)

“Donald Trump almost lost his shirt 15 years ago when the North American real estate bubble burst. The 2007 version of that disaster will be much more benign, the real estate magnate predicts, although there is softness in some urban markets, such as Toronto and San Francisco.” ∙ Trump... Read More »

JustQuotes: New Design (And Same Old Problems) Along Octavia Blvd

JustQuotes: New Design (And Same Old Problems) Along Octavia Blvd

“Three teams of architects and builders have been selected to fill sites along the new roadway, and the one thing the winners have in common is that they aren’t just trotting out slick designs. Each team’s plan is stylish but serious, with fresh twists on how to add distinctive... Read More »

JustQuotes: Home Or Investment?

JustQuotes: Home Or Investment?

“In San Francisco, where it looks like prices may have hit their high mark in the third quarter of 2006, home values peaked in early 1990 before falling for the next eight years.” ∙ Why your home isn’t the investment you think it is Read More »

JustQuotes: More Pricing At The Potrero

JustQuotes: More Pricing At The Potrero

“According to an email sent to the Potrero prequalified buyer list, they will be have model units open this weekend and the prices are now listed as Studios from $439,880, One-bedrooms from $545,880, and Two-bedrooms from $715,880.” (Reader Comment) ∙ The Potrero (451 Kansas): Sales Center Now Open Read More »