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Reduced! At 199 New Montgomery

It’s only been a few months since a bidding war left 199 New Montgomery “sold out” and at least seven units are back on the market (i.e. being flipped). In the current market it wouldn’t really catch our attention except that at least one unit (#506) is already being... Read More »

Investing In The Bubble

Entrepreneurs from coast to coast are creating investment funds and ancillary businesses to capitalize on any downturns in the real estate market. One such “opportunity fund” has a stated plan of acquiring “new and converted condominium units purchased by speculators” and then holding them for “extended periods or shorter-term... Read More »

Real Estate Investment Clubs On The Rise

Since the end of 2002 the number of real estate clubs affiliated with the National Real Estate Investors Association has grown 300%. And since 1999, the number of stock market clubs has dropped nearly 50%. This may be in part due to the increase in independent investors using real... Read More »

Interest-only loans meteoric rise in the Bay Area

Financial savvy for some, financial folly for others. According to The Chronicle and LoanPerformance, in 2002 less than 20% of property purchases in San Francisco utilized interest-only mortgages. In 2005? Nearly 70%. And according the Federal Reserve, owners’ equity in household real estate has grown 46 percent over the... Read More »