Home prices across the US defy gravity|
Home prices are going up, up, up, but itís not a bubble just yet.
Hacker Scouts Launches Campaign to Fund Permenant Space in Oakland
At Hacker Scouts, Limís daughters are learning computer programming and building their own light desk for tracing and drawing using 2D to 3D modeling, while his son develops his own light saber through hands-on, project based learning.
'Our Oakland' - A Blog About Why People Love and Live Oakland
Housing market heats up -- and it's just getting started
An overview of the new national housing market upswing. As prices go up, the list of the hottest markets reads like the housing boom of the mid-2000s.
Asian Helath Services opens New Clinic in Oakland Chinatown
What began as a one-room clinic run by student volunteers in the early '70s has evolved into clinics at nine sites around Alameda County, with staff communicating in about 10 Asian dialects and languages.
Bay Area Home Sales Hit Seven-Year High
The housing recovery has been bogged down by a lack of inventory. This month's report indicates that is no longer the case, as sellers respond to double-digit price increases.
Buy a home in a top turnaround town
Where are the strongest recent recoveries in the real-estate market? Would you believe Oakland, Calif., Reno, Nev. -- and Detroit?
'Jumbo' mortgages are now cheaper than smaller mortgages
Interest rates on mortgages for pricey homes have dropped below those on smaller mortgages, an event that lending executives say has never happened before.
Renaming Oakland's 19th Street BART Station Could be Costly (Analysis)
Oaklandís Uptown is where the cool cats play. Hip taverns and restaurants of national renown reside in the neighborhood and some want to rebrand the 19th Street BART station to reflect its resurgence.
Deep pocketed investors sign up for Coliseum City
A well-connected Dubai financier and the world's third-largest privately held real estate firm are teaming up to invest in Coliseum City, providing a significant shot-in-the-arm to Oakland's effort to redevelop the sprawling Coliseum complex into a sports and entertainment center.
New on College Ave: Bourbon and Beef
This is a lively and energetic place for an after work cocktail or a leisurely meal just across from the Rockridge BART station on College Avenue.
Jerry Brown Announces New Oakland Development With Investment From China
Brown announces a $1.5 billion Chinese investment in an Oakland waterfront construction project. Plans call for construction to begin in 2014 on 3,100 residential units, 200,000 sq.ft. of retail and commercial space and 30 acres of parks and open space.
Oakland Turning into Hot Market for Business and Real Estate
The National Venture Capital Association ranks it the 11th most attractive city for tech startups.
A Freeway, A Neighborhood, and a Garden: North Oakland's Grove-Shafter Community Garden Project
A plot to join two dead end streets in a community effort.
Oakulture: Visit Oakland, Nightlife Beyond First Fridays, The Oakland Music Festival Arrives
Nightlife (and culture) happens here pretty much every day of the week, and, quiet as itís kept, the local DJ scene features some of the best-curated genre nights in the entire bay, tended with loving care by a coterie of the usual suspects. The visual art scene, at least in the quarters Oakulture frequents, is more subtly cool than over-the-top cliquish swagger.
"Above and Below" OMCA show Depicts the Bay's Past, Present, and Future
Just in time for the opening of the East Span of the Bay Bridge, the Oakland Museum of California opens its latest showing in the series of exhibitions about the San Francisco Bay.
5 Projects That Lower Your Homeís Value
Most upgrades, renovations, and home improvement projects raise a homeís resale value. But in this episode of Destination Home Sabrina Soto, host of HGTVís "The High/Low Project," reveals five renovations that can do just the opposite.
Seven Reasons to Visit East Bay Farmer's Markets This Fall
As more locally-grown produce has been popping up on grocery shelves, you might feel like you could skip the farmersí markets and just hit the supermarket. If you do, you will miss out on some delightful organically grown treats.
Oaklands Home of Chicken and Waffles Serves Up Job Opportunities
When the restaurantís owner Derreck Johnson started hiring ex offenders 20 years ago at his car wash business, he didnít realize the impact he was making in the community.
Buying beats renting in most U.S. cities
For people who are willing to stay put for a few years, buying a home has become a much better deal than renting in almost every major housing market in the nation.
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