How can cities boost transit ridership? Add more bike share

  Transit ridership is down in nearly every major U.S. city across the country. The prevailing narrative is that those riders are being tugged away by cars, most notably, cars operated by Uber and Lyft. Improving transit service might be enough to win riders back, but will cost cities money. What if there was a …

California Cities See Nation’s Largest Home Value Gains Since 2009

  Bay Area, Los Angeles Home Values Rise by Six Figures over the past decade Thanks in part to plentiful, high-paying tech jobs, home values in major California cities have skyrocketed over the past 10 years, with Silicon Valley putting up the largest such gain in America. Read the full article @bethanywpatten #bayarea #homevalues #realestate …

Announcing the 12 Charity Beneficiaries of the Compass Community Giving Fund

  We are pleased to announce the 12 remarkable charity beneficiaries of the Community Giving Fund for 2019. These organizations are devoted to helping those in our Southern California community, and we are proud to be a part of their vital efforts. Starting this year, every dollar donated to the Community Giving Fund via agent …

2019 Mortgage Rates Are the Lowest in California

  California Homebuyers Enjoy the Lowest Mortgage Rates in America Although California claimed four of the nation’s five most expensive real estate markets in the fourth quarter, homebuyers here at least have a shot at scoring the lowest average mortgage rates in the country. View full detail @bethanywpatten #realestate #Mortgage #sanfrancisco #homebuyers #homesale #CA #compass …

More Good News for U.S. and California Home Shoppers, as Appreciation Slows

  Nationwide, homebuyers had more properties to choose from in the fourth quarter than they did a year ago, while major California housing markets saw price growth moderate. The median price for an existing U.S. single-family home was $257,600 as of the fourth quarter, up by 4.0 percent year over year. U.S. home price growth …

California Home Sellers Want 2017 Prices, but Buyers Are Patient in 2019

  Home price reductions, sales changes, and median price changes in the Bay Area, June 2016 through January 2019. California housing markets are at a critical juncture at the beginning of 2019. After experiencing the tightest market conditions seen over the past three years in the first half of 2018, the number of homes sold …

    Yes, the Bay Area's most expensive home—asking $45 million—is as over-the-top as you'd expect   At the Bay Area's most expensive house, the welcome mat may as well read If you've got, it flaunt it. Asking $45 million, Residence 950, as it is called—which kisses the sky from atop Russian Hill—does just so. …