All New Buildings Pledge Net-Zero Carbon by 2030

Under the C40 pledge, all new buildings will be powered by renewable sources like solar or wind by 2030. Manuela Durson / Shutterstock.com 19 mayors pledge to make all new buildings net-zero by 2030 The places we live and work are some of the greatest contributors to climate change. Buildings generate over half of the …

Lists of Paperworks You Need for Applying a Mortgage

Get your paperwork ready before applying for a mortgage When you begin looking for a house, you should also begin looking for all the paperwork you'll need before applying for a mortgage. If you apply in person at a bank or mortgage company, plan on taking all of these documents with you. The lender will make …

U.S. Home Prices Again Reach New Peak in the Second Quarter

The median sales price for a U.S. single-family home was $269,000 in the second quarter, an all-time high. The San Jose metropolitan area was America’s fastest-appreciating housing market, with the $1.41 million median sales price up by 18.7 percent from the second quarter of 2017. Though millennials should be helping to drive sales activity, less …

These are the Bay Area’s Best School Districts

    Mapped: These are the Bay Area's best school districts Looking to buy a house near some of the region's best schools? Ratings and review company Niche has come out with its annual school rankings, which include the San Francisco Bay Area's top school districts — with metrics delving into everything from average SAT …