An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign in Frankfurt, September 15, 2014. A Frankfurt high court will hold a hearing on a recent lawsuit brought against Uberpop by Taxi Deutschland on Tuesday.  San Francisco-based Uber, which allows users to summon taxi-like services on their smartphones, offers two main services, Uber, its classic low-cost, limousine pick-up service, and Uberpop, a newer ride-sharing service, which connects private drivers to passengers - an established practice in Germany that nonetheless operates in a legal grey area of rules governing commercial transportation. The company has faced regulatory scrutiny and court injunctions from its early days, even as it has expanded rapidly into roughly 150 cities around the world.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CRIME LAW TRANSPORT)

After Uber’s Move, Will Oakland Become A Tech Hub?

Before Uber snapped up the Sears building several other tech companies vied for it, and recently, Oakland has welcomed firms like Lennar Multifamily, a homebuilder, and The Worker’s Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California. Vacancy rates downtown will soon dip below 6%, home prices are skyrocketing, and the city has grown by 16,000 since 2010.

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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: 4140 REDDING ST., OAKLAND | OFFERED AT $599,000 | LAUREL DISTRICT

Striking Edwardian view home nestled on wonderful tree-lined block in the Inner Sunset! Impressive foyer w/ stained-glass window & ‘Arts & Crafts’ staircase. Beautiful formal living room boasts fireplace w/ brick surround, built-in bookshelves, window bench & hardwood floors. Exquisite formal dining room features paneled walls, period built-in china cabinet & French doors that open to a handsome walk-out deck overlooking the garden.

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New San Francisco Housing and Rental Developments Hitting the Market this Fall

Looking for a new place to call home in San Francisco? Good news, there are 10 new developments coming onto the San Francisco market soon – some available before the end of 2015 and a few in 2016. The biggest developments are both rental projects, with Potrero 1010 and 101 Polk Street both set to launch […]

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Berkeley & San Francisco named in list of best cities for millennials

Niche.com, which tracks millennial behaviors and decision-making, has named the best cities for young professionals— and two Bay Area cities made the top 25. Niche.com evaluated 232 U.S, cities with a population of 100,000 residents or more for which a sufficient amount of data, taken largely from the U.S. Census, was available. The final 100 cities […]

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10 Easy Upgrades to Increase Your Home’s Value

Whether selling or renting your home, or simply for personal satisfaction, a little renovation and upgrade is always a good idea to help increase its value in the Bay Area market. Here are 10 tips for the best upgrades to add home value.

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