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Happy Independence Day Weekend!

Happy Independence Day Weekend!

Ascend Real Estate wishes you a Happy Independence Day! We hope you take time this long summer weekend for some socially-distant relaxation at the beach, on a hike or a bbq in your own backyard, like the new owners of this recently sold Mission home!

Just Sold in Cole Valley!

Just Sold in Cole Valley!

Two gorgeous Cole Valley residences sold in the past month! With a remodeled interior in a well maintained Victorian, 736 Shrader St was destined for a new owner despite shelter-in-place hurdles deftly vaulted by the Ascend team. The lush oasis of a backyard and side-by-side parking make this condominium a prime property, and our agents […]

Rents down in Bay Area, Up in Sacramento

Rents down in Bay Area, Up in Sacramento

According to Zumper, average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco fell 11.8% year-over-year in June, following a 9% year-over-year drop in May. This is the largest decline in the nation, although at $3,280 per month, San Francisco’s rents are still the highest in the US, followed by New York, Boston, San Jose and […]

Builders Confident about Housing Market

Builders Confident about Housing Market

Builders have regained confidence about the housing market, as reflected in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) / Wells Fargo’s monthly Housing Market Index (HMI) that climbed 21 points in June to a positive territory score of 58 nationwide. The West was the strongest, having catapulted 22 points to 66, whereas the Northeast surged […]

Big Jump in May Pending Home Sales!

Big Jump in May Pending Home Sales!

National Association of Realtors® reported a record comeback in May for Pending home sales nationwide after two previous months of declines brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings, saw its highest-ever gain of 44.3% to 99.6 in May for the […]

Sell Your Home for More with our Concierge Service!

Sell Your Home for More with our Concierge Service!

Ascend Real Estate is glad to offer homeowners our Concierge service, an invaluable tool to help you improve your home and achieve a higher sales price. A key component of the service is low-interest financing to minimize the out-of-pocket cash you need upfront for construction costs. This short-term loan would typically be paid back through […]

June Market Update: Peninsula

June Market Update: Peninsula

Key News and Trends Impacting Your Local Market Since most California counties are beginning to lift restrictions, we will start to see the housing market steadily recover. Although an exact end date to quarantine does not exist, on May 20th, Governor Newsom confirmed that more than half of the state’s 58 counties were moving into […]

June Market Update: East Bay

June Market Update: East Bay

Key News and Trends Impacting Your Local Market Since most California counties are beginning to lift restrictions, we will start to see the housing market steadily recover. Although an exact end date to quarantine does not exist, on May 20th, Governor Newsom confirmed that more than half of the state’s 58 counties were moving into […]

June Market Update: San Francisco

June Market Update: San Francisco

Key News and Trends Impacting Your Local Market Since most California counties are beginning to lift restrictions, we will start to see the housing market steadily recover. Although an exact end date to quarantine does not exist, on May 20th, Governor Newsom confirmed that more than half of the state’s 58 counties were moving into phase two of […]

Neighborhood Highlight: Richmond Annex

Neighborhood Highlight: Richmond Annex

First-time homebuyers may well find their best options in the East Bay’s affordable hidden gem: the Richmond Annex! Located closer to downtown El Cerrito than most other parts of El Cerrito, homes here are priced more affordably than its twin. Shaped like a ship sailing its way into El Cerrito and toward Albany, Richmond Annex […]