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

ConsumerWatch: Bay Area Home Sellers, Buyers Stalled By Washington Shutdown

Sellers across California have been holding the door open, hoping to cash in on double digit increases in home prices, and a surplus of buyers motivated by low interest rates. But, the stalemate in Washington is stalling home sales in the Bay Area.

10/10/2013

U.S. Post Office located at 2000 Allston Way, Berkeley CA.  (Wikimedia Commons)

USPS Puts Berkeley’s Landmark Post Office Up For Sale

The U.S. Postal Service put Berkeley’s landmarked main post office on the market on Tuesday despite major objections from city officials and long struggle with community activists.

10/09/2013

Officers at the scene of a shooting on Ashbourne Circle in San Ramon's Norris Canyon Estates community, September 18, 2013. (CBS)

San Ramon Man Accused Of Shooting Property Manager Held On $2.5M Bail

A man who allegedly shot and injured a property manager attempting to serve an eviction notice at the suspect’s San Ramon home is set to be arraigned on attempted murder charges this week.

09/24/2013

Officers at the scene of a shooting on Ashbourne Circle in San Ramon's Norris Canyon Estates community, September 18, 2013. (CBS)

Man Arrested In San Ramon Eviction Shooting Had Financial Troubles

A man suspected of shooting a property manager during a bank repossession of his San Ramon home was an investment adviser facing financial trouble.

09/19/2013

Officers at the scene of a shooting on Ashbourne Circle in San Ramon's Norris Canyon Estates community, September 18, 2013. (CBS)

Property Manager Shot While Serving Eviction Notice In San Ramon

Authorities have arrested a man on suspicion of shooting a property manager in the leg when he and two Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies tried to serve an eviction notice.

09/18/2013

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

Bay Area Home Prices Cooling Off

A research firm says home prices in the San Francisco Bay Area began to cool off last month after a torrid run.

09/13/2013

A home for sale in Richmond. (CBS)

Judge Declines Banks’ Effort To Block Richmond Eminent Domain Plan On Underwater Mortgages

A federal judge in San Francisco sided with the City of Richmond in its effort to take over mortgages from hundreds of struggling homeowners by denying a request from banks for a preliminary injunction because it’s too premature to decide.

09/12/2013

Foreclosed homes on Lucas Street in Richmond (CBS)

Richmond Reconsidering Eminent Domain Plan For Underwater Homeowners

The Richmond City Council Tuesday evening will consider scrapping the city’s controversial plan to buy struggling homeowners’ underwater mortgages.

09/10/2013

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Professional Advice From A San Francisco Executive Manager

With prices expected to rise even further next year amid a strong housing market in San Francisco, the potential for greater demand in real estate professionals is also expected to grow.

09/09/2013

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No Trial For Silicon Valley Magnate Accused Of Assaulting Wife

A judge has dismissed all charges against a Silicon Valley real estate magnate whose wife accused him of chaining her to a bed for two days while she was pregnant and sexually assaulting her with a golf putter.

08/27/2013

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