The spring homebuying season is here — and so is Embarcadero Media's annual Spring Home & Real Estate magazine, which takes a look at what homes are selling the fastest along the Midpeninsula, why commute distance is no longer a top priority for homebuyers, how to flip your house to all-electric, and more.
See coverage in the 2023 Spring Home & Real Estate e-edition or see our curated story list below:
Spring homebuying season kicks off with tight inventory, tech layoffs and economic uncertainties — but wait, there's still reason to be optimistic
Midpeninsula Realtors are navigating the spring real estate season with no shortage of challenges, but those who we spoke to said they are retaining optimism in a historically strong and resilient market.
With remote work here to stay, commute distance is no longer a top priority for home buyers — so what is?
More than three years after the pandemic shifted workplaces from office buildings to private residences, the work-from-home phenomenon appears likely to be a factor in the local housing market for many seasons to come, bumping commute distances down the priority list for buyers looking for homes along the Midpeninsula.
Wealthy towns have a rich playbook for preserving the status quo around housing — but it's starting to backfire
From protecting a "mountain lion habitat" to vote-trading allegations, here are five of the most unique approaches that Peninsula communities have taken to push back against adding new homes within city limits under state mandates.
In aftermath of Silicon Valley Bank collapse, will housing market feel fallout?
Local industry leaders weigh in on how the March 10 collapse of Silicon Valley Bank could impact the region's housing market in the short and long term.
Is the end of a minor crisis — or just the beginning of a major one precipitated by higher interest rates?
Real Estate Matters: Is the Peninsula's real estate market on the road to recovery?
After a drop in sales activity at the end of 2022, homebuyers made a comeback early this spring. Whether the market will remain on track for a healthy recovery, however, remains unclear as bank turmoil and tech layoffs trigger uncertainty.