Home Safety for the Summer Traveler

Summer started on Tuesday, and yesterday was the "Longest Friday" of the year; in slightly over a week, it will be the 4th of July. Ungodly heat waves have (mostly) passed, leaving a forecast of certified perfect weather days in their wake. You know what this all means: the summer vacation high season is upon us.

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Roger DiRusco
Why are Homeownership Rates Low? New Report.

In recognition of National Homeownership Month, NAR has released a new white paper entitled, "Hurdles to Homeownership: Understanding the Barriers," identifying five key hurdles keeping the U.S. homeownership rates stuck at 50-year-low despite low mortgage rates and recovering job markets.

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Roger DiRusco
Google's Plan to Build a City Within a City

San Jose could soon see 8 million square feet of its downtown reshaped into a "transit-oriented" complex of slickly designed office, housing and commercial space, a plan designed by Google and its development partner, Trammell Crow. The project, located near the Diridon Station and the SAP Center, could house up to 20,000 employees. $124 million has already been spent in property acquisition.

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Roger DiRusco