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Dec. 30, 2017

Community Focus: How Vallejo became America’s hottest real estate market in 2017

Vallejo is a proverbial phoenix that has risen from the ashes. It has demonstrated remarkable resilience and growth, bouncing back from financial troubles and refurbishing its reputation among its Bay Area neighbors in less than a decade.

As early as mid-2016, Vallejo was being hailed by Realtor.com as America’s ...

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Dec. 14, 2017

Community Focus: Why Concord is the best place to raise a family

With nearly 130,000 residents, Concord is the largest city in Contra Costa County and the 8th largest in the Bay Area. Located just over 30 miles northeast of San Francisco, it’s an inviting suburban escape that keeps you close to all the best highlights that the bustling Bay Area ...

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Dec. 12, 2017

Community Focus: Pristine habitats near Martinez now open to the public

On National Trails Day in June 2017, the Contra Costa County city of Martinez officially opened a newly expanded 1,185-acre Fernandez Ranch. The new, publicly accessible recreational space is a gateway to miles of multi-use trails that are sure to please outdoor hobbyists and enthusiasts. The site also boasts ...

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Dec. 7, 2017

Community Focus: Benicia named one of the top waterfront communities in the US

For an idyllic waterfront lifestyle that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Bay Area, beautiful and historic Benicia in Solano County may just be the town for you.

Notable for its small-town charm and affordable cost of living, Benicia ranked 34th among 227 waterfront towns and ...

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Nov. 30, 2017

Keep an eye on these 5 hot San Francisco-based startups

A city that embraces passion and innovation, San Francisco has a well-earned reputation as the world’s premier hub for startups. Here are 5 of the best ones out there today and the exciting ideas they are pushing to help change the world:

  1. Modsy: Interior design for the internet age

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Nov. 28, 2017

Experts sound off on 2018’s hot interior design trends

Going for a fresh new look for your home in 2018? Start with these top trends in interior design:

  1. Color is back in fashion

    Conservative and “safe” shades of grey, beige, and the in-between “greige” are on their way out, according to renowned interior designers Timothy Corrigan, Alex Papachristidis, and ...

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Nov. 23, 2017

Why San Carlos is the "City of Good Living"

San Carlos City of Good Living

San Carlos is synonymous with the good life – it continues to attract new residents simply because the quality of life is unparalleled.

Its motto, "The city of good living," still rings true today for the following reasons:

  • Excellent climate – The city gets more than 260 sunny days each ...
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Nov. 21, 2017

Belmont’s community values shape its economic development

Belmonts Values

The peninsula community of Belmont is located roughly halfway between San Jose and San Francisco, making it ideal for those who want to live within commuting distance of these major employment hubs.

But this scenic community has more than just location going for it – its robust economy makes it ...

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Nov. 16, 2017

Community Focus: Foster City in Top 10 Safest Cities in California

Top Safest Cities in CA
Located about halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, Foster City is among the safest cities in the Golden State, based on FBI crime statistics. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are safe.

SafeWise gave it the 6th spot in its 2017 List of Top 100 Safest ...

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Nov. 14, 2017

Community Focus: San Mateo properties now assessed at a historic $206 billion

San Mateo Properties

San Mateo real estate has reached a major milestone. The Property Assessment Roll has increased by 7.9% or $15 billion year-over-year, hitting an all-time high of $206 billion in mid-2017.  

The Property Assessment Roll reflects the value of all San Mateo properties as of January 1st each year ...

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