Articles Filed Under: Real Estate Resources

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It’s Time To Take Responsibility

June Fletcher, a staff reported at the Wall Street Journal, tackles the question, ‘Why is it so hard to get good data on housing-market prices?’ and offers up some great advice. Our favorite paragraph: No statistic, no Web site and no Realtor can compare with your personal sleuthing, because... Read More »

Much Ado About Nothing Really New (Again)

Last December, Microsoft unveiled Windows Live Local powered by Virtual Earth, which “integrates local search, mapping, driving directions and yellow pages with a bird’s-eye view of major U.S. cities.” It’s a great tool, and we’ve used it on numerous occasions (see “Those Damn Neighbors” or “Are Ikkyu’s Days Numbered?”).... Read More »

Be Your Own Agent (And Get Paid Even Better)

Be Your Own Agent (And Get Paid Even Better)

BuySide Realty quietly launched in California this week under the tag line, “Where it Pays To Find Your Own Home”. The basic premise: you do the research, find the home, and determine what you want to offer while BuySide writes and manages the offer, and then guides you through... Read More »

Google Mashes Themselves?

Google Mashes Themselves?

As noted on ReyEstate, Google has started to release real estate specific tools for mining Google Base listings. Currently not enough content (i.e. listings) to make it very useful at the moment, but as the database expands, could this one day become the ultimate “Google mashup” in the real... Read More »

Zillow Is A Lot Catchier

Zillow Is A Lot Catchier

While they might not be making any more land, according to the Pilot California Infill Parcel Locator (doesn’t quite roll off the tongue like Zillow, now does it?), there are at least 9550 potential residential infill parcels in San Francisco alone.  Parcels which “are located in areas that have... Read More »

Reader Question: What’s Really Going On? (Part I)

We recently received the following question from a reader: “Several large condo complexes are in phase I, II etc and claim rates of 50% – 80% sold after just a few months. Everything else in the area looks like a standstill in my opinion. What is really going... Read More »

Central What Way?

Central What Way?

San Francisco CITYSCAPE has always been one of our favorite local sites – great little nuggets, tight community, and (mostly) intelligent discussions. Case in point: discussion of San Francisco’s on-again, off-again Central Subway. Plus, we can’t resist linking to posts that get us started singing AC/DC tunes… ∙ High... Read More »

Finding A Contractor

According to the folks at Charles and Hudson, a San Francisco version of the Franklin Report (“surveying all of your friends and neighbors to find the best home services – and to help you avoid the worst!”) is coming soon. Also mentioned, Angie’s List. Read More »

Reader’s Tip: MLS DOM

A reader “tips” us off to a trick for finding a listing’s DOM on the MLS: “If you want to see the date a home goes on the market. Do a search for open houses, it will give the “DOM” days on market. That does not help if they... Read More »