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Today's tech savvy consumers are utilizing web and mobile apps to aid with the home buying process. Home buyers can research neighborhoods, browse home listings using numerous search tools, schedule visits, get mortgage pre-approval, and make offers all in the palm of their hand. Recognizing that buyers have easy accessibility to information and may only need an agent in a limited way, there are new...

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With less than a month until the start of the school year, the San Francisco Unified School District is still looking to fill more than three dozen open classroom positions. This news, first reported by Laura Dudnick of the Examiner, pinpoints the high costs of housing shortages on the future of San Francisco – blaming the city’s housing shortage in part to its teacher shortage.   Yet...

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Yesterday, we saw the conclusion of a heated, public debate of Uber’s fate in New York City – and with it, a win for the tech industry overall.   At issue was the congestion caused by Uber’s operations in the city, which the de Blasio administration asserted may be causing slower traffic speeds in Manhattan. But the city backed down from pursuing its plan to cap Uber’s...

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The Bay Area is one of the most competitive housing markets in the world. High demand coupled with low inventory often requires buyers to take multiple swings at the plate before successfully landing a house.   Often times, buying a house can feel similar to baseball where a .300 batting average is considered “exceptional.”   Navigating this type of market can be tricky, and the folks at PocketLIst...

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