What does it really mean to be ‘middle class’ in the U.S.?

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The middle class is fast approaching endangered species status in the United States. According to The Pew Charitable Trust’s Stateline, “in all 50 states, the percentage of ‘middle-class’ households—those making between 67 percent and 200 percent of the state’s median income—shrunk between 2000 and 2013. This includes California: even though a recent boom in tech [Read More]
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Home of ‘lobster roll founder’ lists in Weston

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The home at 187 Georgetown Road in Weston just listed, asking $1.2 million for the chance to net the house that was once home to the family that claims to have invented the lobster roll. The Perry family constructed and cared for the home for almost 200 years. In 1934, Harry Perry, who ran the […] [Read More]

Which San Francisco one-bedroom rental delivers the biggest sticker shock?

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Last week we viewed with resignation the Zumper rental map which showed one-bedroom rents across the city. Not only are rents high, we discovered they’re the highest in the country. The median for a one-bedroom as of February is $3460. We decided to investigate. Between $3400 and $5000, what does the typical one bedroom in [Read More]

‘Princess Diaries’ house finally sells after multiple price drops

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The former San Francisco firehouse that served as Mia’s funky home in “The Princess Diaries” has finally sold for $1.85 million, after coming to market back in October 2014 for $2.6 million. The 1911 firehouse turned 2-unit building has undergone several price cuts in the intervening months, first dropping to $2.275 million in November 2014 and […] [Read More]
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Depressing San Francisco median rent map shows rents up all over the city

Depressing San Francisco median rent map shows rents up all over the city

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Memes come and go these days but the phrase “The rent’s too damn high,” coined by mayoral and gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan isn’t going away any time soon. Of course, he was talking about New York; turns out though that these days, nowhere in the U.S. has higher rent than San Francisco. Devin O’Brien, who [Read More]

Greenwich’s February home sales

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Every week, we track closings filed at the Greenwich Town Assessor’s office to show which properties have moved on the market. Here’s a look at all the residential properties that had closings filed with the town in the month of February [Read More]

How much do you need to make to buy a home in the U.S.?

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How much salary do you need to earn in order to afford the principal and interest payments on a median-priced home in your metro area? According to HSH.com, which tracks national mortgage and consumer loan information, $142,448.33. The San Francisco metro area is the most expensive of all the metros surveyed by HSH—including New York [Read More]
San Francisco 49er Aldon Smith looks to ditch his San Jose mansion

San Francisco 49er Aldon Smith looks to ditch his San Jose mansion

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We like football fine, and we have no problem with recently wealthy players spending money on lavish homes. Comes with the territory. But this home, sorry, we have to call foul. And maybe that’s why owner Aldon Smith seeks to sell it. Again. The 6 bed, 5 bath, 6427 square foot behemoth awkwardly straddles a [Read More]