Joyce M. Rosenberg, Ap Business Writer Updated 7:58 am PDT, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019 photo, Jeff Benach, co-owner of Lexington Homes poses for a portrait inside his office in Chicago. Lexington Homes, which has townhouse and single-family developments in the Chicago area, has been building smaller projects than in the past, Benach says. less In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019 photo, Jeff Benach, co-owner of Lexington Homes poses for a portrait inside his office in Chicago. Lexington Homes, which has townhouse and single-family developments in the ... more Photo: Amr Alfiky, AP Photo: Amr Alfiky, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019 photo, Jeff Benach, co-owner of Lexington Homes poses for a portrait inside his … [Read more...] about As housing market wavers, brokers strategize to get buyers
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OAKLAND, CA – June 26: A two-bedroom, one-bath home at 1386 62nd Avenue in Oakland listed at $408,000 is photographed in Oakland , Calif., on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. When the Bay Area home market took off in April 2012, the median home sale price was $425,000. That price point has nearly vanished in Santa Clara County, and is extinct in San Mateo and San Francisco counties. This property is an example of what is available today at that 2012 median sale price. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group) RICHMOND, CA – June 26: A three-bedroom, one-bath home at 1904 Costa Avenue listed at $425,000 is photographed in Richmond, Calif., on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. When the Bay Area home market took off in April 2012, the median home sale price was $425,000. That price point has nearly vanished in Santa Clara County, and is extinct in San Mateo and San Francisco counties. This property is an example of what is available today at that 2012 median sale price. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News … [Read more...] about The (nearly) impossible search for a cheap Bay Area home
By Jeff Collins | Southern California News Group PUBLISHED: March 19, 2019 at 5:02 am | UPDATED: March 19, 2019 at 7:38 am Travis Page, owner of Clover’s Lawn Service, rakes leaves at an Opendoor house on Joltaire Way in Winchester in December. Opendoor became the fourth iBuyer to start operating in Southern California. Although iBuyers have been active since 2014, the online home-buying model didn’t reach Southern California until 2017. (Photo by Frank Bellino, contributing photographer) Southern California is relatively new to the iBuyer trend, which prefers markets with large expanses of cookie cutter tract housing to make it easier to accurately price houses. While iBuying has been in full swing in places like Phoenix for several years, the first iBuyers started working in Southrn California in 2017. In the past six months, RedfinNow expanded from the Inland Empire into Orange and Los Angeles counties. Opendoor and Zillow Offers recently announced plans to expand … [Read more...] about What’s an iBuyer? These companies will buy your home quicker, but at what cost?
Their names are Vince Marie and Priscilla Costa. She’s an artist, wedding-gown designer and business owner. He runs a creative production agency called High Heels and Bananas. Vince is a widower. He lost Janine, his wife of 27 years, to an aneurysm the day before the Eagles won the Super Bowl in February 2018. When those memories surface, he wipes away some of his tears, and Priscilla helps with the rest. Priscilla, who came to this country from her native Brazil in the early 2000s, is recently divorced. Fueled by a creative spirit, she’s quick to laugh and hasn’t lost much of her homeland’s accent or joie de vivre.Neither one of them has time for people who choose to tear others down. It's a theme revisited countless times during a conversation Monday that lasted a couple of hours. Snuggled on a couch in the Maple Glen, Montgomery County home they’re trying to sell, they finish each other’s sentences like people who have been together for decades. … [Read more...] about An intimate chat with the couple selling the ’50 Shades of Maple Glen’ home
When Jim Berger arrived in Colorado Springs in 1958 to start a career in real estate, he had $400 to his name and knew nothing about real estate.But he persuaded local banking legend Chase Stone to lend him money to open a real estate office and learned on the job, often the hard way, by making mistakes. In less than 10 years, he headed the local Board of Realtors and a few years after that began developing the Vista Grande area in northeast Colorado Springs.Berger, 84, will be honored with the 11th annual Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs College of Business at a May luncheon. He also has been a key volunteer for UCCS, helping the school acquire parcels along Nevada Avenue and Austin Bluffs Parkway that have become the gateway to the 12,500-student campus.Steve Schuck, a Colorado Springs developer who has known Berger for decades, said Berger was “always one step ahead of the market. He had the greatest instinct for what the … [Read more...] about Lifetime Entrepreneurship Award winner Jim Berger learned real estate on the job