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December Bay Area Market Update

December Bay Area Market Update

Welcome to our December newsletter. This month, we take a look at the ways in which the U.S. housing market has behaved during the pandemic. We do so by examining the Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Index, which tracks property values across 20 different cities and indicates the health of the overall economy. As of December 7, […]

South Bay/Peninsula December Market Update

South Bay/Peninsula December Market Update

Welcome to our December newsletter. This month, we take a look at the ways in which the U.S. housing market has behaved during the pandemic. We do so by examining the Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Index, which tracks property values across 20 different cities and indicates the health of the overall economy. As of December 7, […]

East Bay December Market Update

East Bay December Market Update

Welcome to our December newsletter. This month, we take a look at the ways in which the U.S. housing market has behaved during the pandemic. We do so by examining the Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Index, which tracks property values across 20 different cities and indicates the health of the overall economy. As of December 7, […]

San Francisco December Market Update

San Francisco December Market Update

Welcome to our December newsletter. This month, we take a look at the ways in which the U.S. housing market has behaved during the pandemic. We do so by examining the Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Index, which tracks property values across 20 different cities and indicates the health of the overall economy. As of December 7, […]

Bay Area’s Most Exciting New Restaurants of 2020

Bay Area’s Most Exciting New Restaurants of 2020

The Bay Area’s Most Exciting New Restaurants of 2020 It feels a bit uncomfortable to talk about “exciting openings” in a year as devastating to the local restaurant scene as 2020 has been. However, since the past nine months have seen more heartbreaking closures than we care to count, they have also been a time […]

Winter Housing Update

Winter Housing Update

Hello Ascend Family, Season’s Greetings! The silver lining of this year has been mortgage interest rates, which continued to hit new lows in recent weeks. Combining that with the Stay-in-Place order has meant that the robust Fall housing market, which started early this year in May, is stretching through the normally sleepy holiday season. At this […]

Home Decor Trends To Do in 2021

Home Decor Trends To Do in 2021

If there is one perfect moment to update your home, it is at the start of a new decade. After ten years of the same old, same old, now is the time to roll on one of the top paint colors, refresh the heart of your home with one of our favorite kitchen ideas, or add a […]

Mission District’s Art, Homes, and Parks

Mission District’s Art, Homes, and Parks

The Mission District is one of San Francisco’s most of-the-moment neighborhoods, packed with trend-setting boutiques, restaurants, and more. Nevertheless, its namesake is one of the city’s oldest icons, the 18th century Mission Dolores. Mission St. is the neighborhood to a variety of restaurants and shops. Valencia St. is ground zero for cafes, bars, and clothing […]

Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2021

Top 10 Kitchen Trends for 2021

The most Instagram-worthy kitchen colors are white, followed by black, according to a new study from Wren Kitchens(link is external). The European-based kitchen design company analyzed Instagram posts to find out what is earning buzz and likely trend in 2021. (The company identified trending styles by looking at hashtags such as #newkitchen, #kitcheninspo, or #kitcheninspiration.) Granite […]

November Bay Area Market Update

November Bay Area Market Update

Welcome to our November newsletter. This month, we take a look at the ways in which current U.S. economic conditions are affecting local, state, and national real estate markets. In particular, we examine some crucial economic indicators, such as third-quarter Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP)1 and new housing permits. Although California’s COVID-19 cases remain fewer […]