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Bay Area, California Home Prices Reach Prerecession Levels

April median home prices in the Bay Area and California have returned to levels not seen since late 2007, though they still fall short of their historical peaks. The median single-family home price in the Bay Area was $768,110 in April, up 12 percent on an annual basis. Get the details at http://bit.ly/1lCYN9u »



New ARESI Group Video Profile

The ARESI Group is dedicated to offering its clients the best in marketing services. That’s why we’ve recently added custom video tours as an option to our listing promotions. Below are examples highlighting two of our recent efforts.



Real estate drone tours: Pioneers are learning on the fly

Rob Seaver could tell that the pilot was concerned. The clearance between the bridge and an overhanging tree branch was only about 5 feet, he said. It would be a tough fit for the drone. “The other guy from their team was standing on the bridge ready to grab it in case something happened,” Seaver […]



Key to Growth

Smart partnerships are key to growth

Your Future Address’ Katie Yeager on strategies to expand your business Katie Yeager, founder and CEO of the flat-fee, full-service, Overland Park, Kan.-based brokerage Your Future Address, talks about how developing the right partnerships are key to her expansion plans in between panels at Real Estate Connect New York City. Yeager’s looking to grow Your Future Address […]



Without a Desk

How do you take away agent’s desks without freaking them out?

Red Oak Realty’s Vanessa Bergmark says ‘Pull the Band-Aid off’ on paperless office space. When Vanessa Bergmark, along with a partner, bought independent Oakland, Calif.-based brokerage Red Oak Realty in 2009, she worried that the changes she planned would turn off the firm’s 69 agents, some of whom had been with the brokerage since its inception 35 […]



Foreclosure & Debt

Foreclosure or Short Sale Potential Tax Consequences

By: Owner – Mark S. O’Connell, CPA, LLC Professional Tax Planning and Preparation More and more Americans are finding themselves in a position they hoped would never be. Financial problems or life changes coupled with owning homes that are worth far less than the mortgages that secure them have caused many to decide the only […]