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Mercury News: Bay Area home builders struggle to keep up with demand

Confronted with a shortage of land to build on in the Bay Area, housing developers are getting caught up in the same kinds of bidding wars that have frustrated home buyers.

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Business Insider: Bizarre Photos of Chinese Shoppers Napping at Ikea

The beds and couches at Ikea are communal nap spots in China. Photographer Kevin Frayer captured the phenomenon for Getty Images. Eight of the world's 10 biggest Ikea stores are in China, where the home goods store is expanding to accommodate the growing middle class.

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SF Gate: How Mom and Dad can help first-time home buyers

Unless they are awash in stock options, many people trying to buy their first home in the Bay Area need help from the Bank of Mom and Dad.

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Home Beautiful: 10 Ways to Make Your Home Happier

From a fresh coat of white paint to choosing comfortable, neutral furniture, decorating experts share their advice on creating a cheery, inviting home

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CNN: Land Grab: Rich Chinese are snapping up America's real estate

The U.S. housing recovery is still going and international buyers are giving a huge boost, with the Chinese leading the charge.Chinese buying was up more than 70% to $22 billion -- nearly 1 in 4 dollars of all foreign purchases, according to the National Association of Realtor

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3644 Lyon Ave
Allendale | Oakland

 

Sold - 07/14/14
Represented Seller!
$301,000

Buyer's Agent: Rosel Trolan