Got a Wood Based Balcony? Get It Inspected!

By January 1, 2025, all California buildings with 3 or more units must have wood-based balconies and decks inspected and approved by a licensed contractor as safe for public use. The structures must then be re-inspected and certified again every six years. For more...

Seller’s Market Turns Neutral, Summer 2019

Santa Clara, Alameda, and Sonoma Counties experienced year-over-year drops in median home prices. Soft but stable, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Los Altos, and Los Gatos remain favorable locations for tech workers. The trend points toward purchasers being more willing to...

Alameda Making Rent Control Stronger

The city of Alameda strengthens rent control restrictions by limiting the AGA to 70% of the CPI. This is the second substantial change to the ordinance in the past three months. It is possible that this will hinder investment opportunities in the metro. For more...