The big-ticket sales were concentrated in the South Bay, Peninsula and San Francisco, where companies such as Google and Facebook were sending waves of newly minted millionaires out searching for their dream homes, which were in short supply. Bidding wars pushed high prices even higher.
Mercury News has the latest stats for lux properties in SF/Silicon Valley, and it's getting mind boggling. $1M dollars don't get you much round these parts.
Business Insider reports that "NIOSH recorded 460 suicides among 18,763 white male deaths. Category includes real estate sales occupations."
I wonder why that is?! And more perplexing, is why the only included white menz in the survey. Something's suspect!
You might remember I posted this fantastical image on my Instagram (@hermanity) of the Docusign office in San Francisco earlier this month. I can now reveal Docusign invited me to their swank new San Francisco HQ to chat about how I use Docusign , especially with Google Drive. The feature just went live on their site! Check it out!
Seriously folks, if your Realtor doesn't offer Docusign to you, they are doing you wrong! It'll change your life. When they need your signature ASAP (which is like always!), no more scrambling around for a printer, finding a scanner, or god forbid using a fax! It's all electronic, paperless & mobile!
Stephen Baldwin Sued Over Foreclosure of $1M NY House (He Ain't Made a Payment Since 2011. Let's Pray For Him)
Why Is Usher Selling Mansion at $1M Loss? Only Way To Get His Ex-Wife Out (He Don't Like Her THAT Much!)
How Do You File Bankruptcy Then 6 Months Later Buy a $3M Mansion?! Ask Toni Braxton. That's What She Had Did!
Walkscore.com Ranks San Francisco As 2nd Best City to Live Car-Free After NYC (But Just By 1 Point! We Catching Up!)
SHOCK STATS: For Each Mile Further You Go From SF, Rents Drop $17!!...The Struggle is REAL in SF!
Modern Luxury breaks down the cheapest and priciest rents around San Francisco: "According to a simple linear regression we ran, for every mile that you move away from San Francisco, you save $17 a month on rent."
Herman Chan on Stage at RealTech with Josh Flagg, Sherry Chris, Fred Glick & more!
"Brought to you by Reesio, RealTech 2014 is expected to draw over 700 brokers and agents, and promises to be an even bigger and better event. We have an all-star lineup of speakers from some of the top companies in the industry who will share their expertise about real estate tech with you. This is a must-attend event for brokers and agents looking to grow their business and to utilize the latest technologies in doing so." Click here for more!
This building in China was supposed to represent the circle of life, circular harmony and golden prosperity....Well, people are claiming it's one of the ugliest structures in the world and a symbol of low brow taste! What do you think? Are people just jealous of China's meteoric rise? Or is it really that fugly?! The Atlantic has more:
...the Circle Building is perhaps the country's largest single manifestation of "Tuhao Jin" (literally "gold of the unrefined and wealthy"), a viral term lately used to mock the country's nouveau riche.
I guess my video series Real Simple Real Estate for San Francisco Chronicle via Demand Media ain't doing too bad. I got his cute note today. Check out my real estate and design tips.
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Will Mama Lose Her House?! You Won't Believe Thelma Harper's Solution to Fight Eminent Domain!
Do Financial Benefits of Being Beautiful Apply to Realtors Too?! Debate Rages on....And It's Getting Ugly!
Spring season is around the corner! If you are an owner, you what that means: you are thinking of putting your home on the market. But before you do , check out my tips on Bankrate.com! Avoid those costly boo-boo's before taking to a Realtor.
Danielle Steele Defends Her Wall of Shrubs Around Her Pacific Heights Compound. It IS Impenetrable (I Sold Home Next Door. We did Try to Peek!!)
Catherine Bigelow chatted with the noted scribe about the "comically off-putting" shrubs in front of her limestone Pac Heights palace, Steel had this to say: "Sometimes I think San Francisco hates successful people ... No matter what I do, people say nasty stuff. I mean, the world is falling apart and people complain about my hedge. It's a mystery."
Clutch My Pearls! SF Didn't Even Crack Top 10 Gayest Cities...Are We Losing Our Edge?!
The Advocate placed San Francisco as 11th Gayest City in America!? People are all up in arms about this, but if you think about it, is it because gays are so inter-woven in the fabric of SF that it's just not that big a deal anymore?....Or is the methodology just screwed up?!...Probably both. HA! Did your city make the list?
You Used To Order a House From a Sears Catalog! Kinda Cool...But Is It Basically What We Call a Pre-Fab Home?!
Property Wars TV Star John Ray Shut Down by Dept of Real Estate. He Ain't Been Licensed For Years!!
This always boggles my mind!! If you are on a national TV for huge network like Discovery for a real estate program.....ummmm wouldn't you want at a minimum to keep your license active?!
An Arizona regulator is ordering “Property Wars” reality TV star John Ray and his firm to immediately stop doing business because neither hold a real estate license, as required by law.
German Architect Gets Only 6 Months in Jail for Shoddy Hollywood Hills House That Killed A Firefighter!
It ain't all glitz & glam in Hollywood. Architect Gerhard Becker cut corners & flagrantly violated fire building codes which caused a Hollywood Hills mansion to burn down,. A firefighter died and all Gerhard gets is a slap on the wrist for what is essentially manslaughter. I doubt this is going to deter people from building to code! What kind of example is this?
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