Bay Area

December 11, 2012 - 3:23 PM
Officials at Oakland University (OU) recently enacted a new policy banning smoking from any area on campus or near school buildings, according to The Oakland Press. The passing of this new policy follows on the heels of the Oakland City Council, which first adopted a broad smoking ban five years ago. Read More

Oakland University follows city's lead with campus smoking ban

Officials at Oakland University (OU) recently enacted a new policy banning smoking from any area on campus or near school buildings, according to The Oakland Press.

December 11, 2012 - 3:21 PM
An old neighborhood in North Oakland is currently undergoing an unofficial name change with local real estate agents, existing residents and incoming relocators. According to ABC, the Golden Gate District of North Oakland is now largely referred to as North Oakland Berkeley Emeryville, or NOBE. With the name Read More

Golden Gate District unofficially renamed NOBE

According to ABC, the Golden Gate District of North Oakland is now largely referred to as North Oakland Berkeley Emeryville, or NOBE.

December 10, 2012 - 4:42 PM
Northern California and the Pacific Northwest are continually heralded as champions of sustainable and green energy, and the Bay Area is one of the technological and cultural hubs in the region. Many homes for sale in San Francisco are constructed with green features in mind, and existing properties are Read More

San Francisco focuses on sustainable energy initiatives

Northern California and the Pacific Northwest are continually heralded as champions of sustainable and green energy, and the Bay Area is one of the technological and cultural hubs in the region.

December 10, 2012 - 4:26 PM
Officials, residents and business owners in San Jose, California, are working together to promote sustainable, green practices throughout the city. Families purchasing homes for sale in San Jose could find themselves engaging in multiple sustainability initiatives that have been passed and supported by the Read More

Green programs in San Jose strive to improve community

Officials, residents and business owners in San Jose, California, are working together to promote sustainable, green practices throughout the city.

December 7, 2012 - 3:50 PM
Technology giant Apple plans to shift some of its manufacturing processes away from China and back domestically to the United States, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. Part of its efforts to do so include the construction of a new campus in Cupertino, California. The number of jobs that will be directly Read More
December 7, 2012 - 3:45 PM
With an abundance of affordable houses for sale in Oakland, the city is fast becoming one of the hottest property markets for young families and other first-time homebuyers to move to. Not only is this a positive sign for the rebounding real estate market in Oakland, but could portend a great sign of Read More

Oakland represents fertile ground for first-time home buyers

With an abundance of affordable houses for sale in Oakland, the city is fast becoming one of the hottest property markets for young families and other first-time homebuyers to move to.

December 6, 2012 - 2:16 PM
Getting a new business off the ground is incredibly challenging, especially for people who are investing significant resources into their companies. Thankfully, property buyers who are exploring some of the homes for sale in Berkeley and are hoping to launch original companies can receive support from a Read More

Berkeley Angels Network promotes entrepreneurship

Getting a new business off the ground is incredibly challenging, especially for people who are investing significant resources into their companies.

December 5, 2012 - 3:17 PM
Lower-than-average mortgage interest rates and a wide variety of housing options are just a few of the reasons many younger people are exploring real estate market opportunities. In fact, many homes for sale in Berkeley feature excellent amenities that make them attractive to people in their 20s and 30s. Read More

Are more young people buying homes in Berkeley?

Lower-than-average mortgage interest rates and a wide variety of housing options are just a few of the reasons many younger people are exploring real estate market opportunities.

December 4, 2012 - 4:15 PM
Jack London Square, a prominent part of downtown Oakland, is currently undergoing a substantial revival that is enhancing the city's reputation and could portend positive developments for the real estate market in the city. With an improved downtown area, coupled with an abundance of available houses for Read More

Revival of Jack London Square portends positive real estate developments in Oakland

Jack London Square, a prominent part of downtown Oakland, is currently undergoing a substantial revival that is enhancing the city's reputation and could portend positive developments for the real estate market in the city.

December 4, 2012 - 4:14 PM
Recent data from a study of real estate markets around the country revealed that the Bay Area is home to six of the nation's ten most expensive home markets, according to the Central Valley Business Times. Additionally, the region is also where the single most expensive real estate market is located, in Read More

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