This fire map is a safe way for NorCal residents to check their home

Amid the destruction and sorrow caused by the Northern California wildfires, it seems a bit of positive news has surfaced: firefighters have been successful in containing 60 percent of the two largest fires, and weather reports indicate a chance of rai…

The latest from the Northern California wildfires

Stay updated with our coverage on the latest from the wildfires sweeping through Northern California and learn how the real estate industry is responding …

Northern California firestorm shocks real estate community

At 1 this morning, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wine Country Group’s Sarah Carlson was awoken by her teenage daughter as she became alarmed by fast-approaching fire …

Could the next big earthquake be bigger than we thought?

Some Californians face the thought of a massive earthquake with a bit of sangfroid. After all, we’ve been hearing about “the big one” for so long that it feels like an urban legend …

RatePlug joins Northern California’s largest MLS

Do you have buyers worried about what the monthly mortgage would be on a house they haven’t bought yet? What about the insurance payments? RatePlug is here to help …

MLSListings partners with RatePlug mortgage tech

RatePlug recently announced a new incorporation into Northern California’s MLSListings at the National Association of Realtors midyear meeting in Washington D.C., allowing agents and brokers to streamline the affordability process with buyers and creat…

California pending home sales take a timeout January

It was probably inevitable. For the first time since August 2014, statewide pending home sales in California decreased in January on a year-over-year basis. Los Angeles county was off 5 percent. The San Francisco Bay Area was off 4.7 percent. The only …

The new Sacramento: the urban revival is alive and well in Northern California

The Sacramento urban revival is making the metro the next Northern California desirable location– with a lower cost of living to boot. Handlebar mustaches, artisanal coffee, basket equipped bikes and a plethora of farm to table dining choices availabl…

Community profile: Mill Valley

From the numbers, you wouldn’t expect much from Mount Tamalpais, Mount Tam to the locals of Mill Valley. Mount Tam is not the tallest mountain around. It lacks the technical allure of the crags in nearby Yosemite. …

Are Northern California homes getting too expensive?

Out of all the counties in Northern California, San Francisco County had the most expensive median home prices in July 2015, with a median sale price of $1,150,000, an increase of 19.79 percent from the same period 12 months ago. San Mateo County follo…