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Bay Area Housing Market

A sign stands in front of a home for sale in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Real Estate Expert Says China Cash Is Driving Soaring San Francisco House Prices

More and more, home buyers are bringing a once-rare tactic to the negotiation — all-cash offers. In San Francisco, a lot of those buyers are coming from China.

06/01/2014

A foreclosure sign hangs on a fence in front of a foreclosed home on April 6, 2011. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Quan Announces Oakland’s Plan To Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

The city of Oakland announced on Tuesday that it wants to help the estimated 3,500 homeowners who currently face foreclosure by buying up properties and selling them back to the homeowners at current rates.

10/09/2012