Compass March Job Report

Jobs Report suggests continued strength in employment, alleviating fears of looming recession. Today’s much anticipated national employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provided further evidence of continued solid economic growth. There were 196,000 jobs added in March, after a wild swing between January’s 312,000 additions and February’s 33,000 additions. The three-month average is …

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 …

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 …

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 …

San Francisco: America’s Best City for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

  New Year’s resolutions are easy to set but not always so easy to keep, but if you live in San Francisco, you stand a better shot than you do anywhere else in the country. San Franciscans are also adept at keeping their health-related resolutions, ranking third in the country in that respect and among …

Need money for a down payment on a house? There’s an app for that

  Saving for a down payment is one of the biggest impediments to homeownership, and while some lenders will extend a mortgage with a down payment as low as three percent, many low-income renters simply don’t have the means to come up with thousands of dollars to put down on a mortgage. HomeFundIt combines crowdfunding …