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"Theme of the workshop is “Providing Resources, Producing Results" WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will host a workshop at the JW Marriott in San Francisco July 9–11 to help expand computer access to lower income residents living in government-insured and assisted housing developments.

CBIA Sharply Reduces 2008 Housing Forecast

SAN FRANCISCO – California homebuilders are expected to begin construction on just 72,000 homes, condominiums and apartments this year, significantly lower than earlier forecasts. If that level is correct it will be the lowest production in the Golden State since at least the early 1950s, according to the annual midyear housing forecast released today by the California Building Industry Association

New-Home Production Remains Weak in April, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO — California new-home production in April continued to lag behind last year’s production levels, increasing chances that new-home production would fall to the lowest level in recorded history, the California Building Industry Association reported today.

California New Home Market Close to the Bottom, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO – While the pace of sales at California new-home communities continued to remain slow in March, year-over-year sales declines are steadily shrinking, adding to mounting evidence that the bottom of the current housing cycle is near, the California Building Industry Association reported today.

Home Builders’ Association of Northern California Opens Urban Division

San Francisco, CA – May 1, 2008 – The Home Builders Association of Northern the Bay Area ’s largest association of home builders and a noted source of public information on home buying issues that affect the public, has opened an urban division at 660 Mission Street in San Francisco.

California New Home Market Stays Cold in February, CBIA Announces

SACRAMENTO – The pace of home sales at California new-home communities continued to remain sluggish in February, the California Building Industry Association reported today.

Total New-Home Starts Decline Again in February, CBIA Announces

March 26, 2008, SACRAMENTO — New-home starts in California continued to decline in February as homebuilders continued to grapple with problems in the housing and credit markets, the California Building Industry Association reported today.

The 7th Annual HBANC Women’s Council Spring Basket Event

The 7thAnnual HBANC Women ’s Council Spring Basket Event fosters a sense of community, competition and fun. Donated baskets are filled with household supplies, personal care items, and other themed gift s.Last years ’ event resulted in more that 60 baskets donated to Shepherd ’s Gate a HomeAid charity. Not only is this event open to members of the HBANC, it is also open to the public.

California New-Home Market Is Off to a Slow Start in 2008, CBIA Announces

March 17, 2008. SACRAMENTO – The pace of home sales at California new-home communities began 2008 with a sluggish pace, the California Building Industry Association reported today, prompting CBIA to reiterate its call for the state Legislature to quickly take action to assist homebuilding, one of the state’s leading industries.

Freedom Realty Exchange Delivers an Innovative and Convenient Solution for Buyers and Sellers in...

Newport Beach, CA—With over thirty years of real estate auction experience, the LFC Group of Companies is strongly positioned to lead the way in the home auction industry.

California Tenants Fight to Save Rent Control

Emboldened by a national outcry against the use of eminent domain to seize property for private developments like Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards, California landlords have devised an ingenious attack on the state's local rent-control laws: Disguising a statewide referendum to ban them as a measure to reform eminent domain.


Fairfield, Calif., February 4, 2008 - The Fairfield Redevelopment Agency announces an invitation to purchase 4.29 acres of Agency-owned real property. The site offers prime commercial and residential development opportunities and is at 2030 North Texas Street, the former Fairfield Bowl property.

AMB Property Corporation(R) to Present at the Bank of America 2008 ‘Out of the...

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMB Property Corporation(R) (NYSE: AMB), a leading developer and owner of industrial real estate, today announced that Eugene F. Reilly, the company's president, the Americas, is scheduled to make an appearance at Bank of America's 2008 "Out of the Box" REIT Summit, which is being held at the Palace Hotel in New York City.

Molasky Pacific Hosts The Ellington’s Sales Center Opening With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on January 16,...

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ellington's much-anticipated Sales Center Opening will begin with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 16, 2008 at 1:30 pm at 130 Webster Street in Oakland. Las Vegas-based developer, Molasky Pacific, is inviting Oakland dignitaries, the public and media to join them in celebrating the official opening as well as take part in unveiling the new sales center.

Hollywood’s Grande Dame Gets 10-Story Office Tower

News Conference to Announce Plans for Famed Pantages Theatre. Original plans approved by City of LA in 1929 are now set to be complete Promotes Bungalow Architecture in Southern California

Realtor Steffie Hands launches to promote bungalow architecture and homes for sale in Southern California. Long Beach, Orange, Pomona, Pasadena, Santa Ana, and Whitter are among the cities with a rich heritage of bungalow and Craftsman style homes that are featured on

Turner Construction Company Nears Topping Out on 555 Mission Street Project

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company said today that the 555 Mission Street project will top out three weeks earlier than planned on Friday, December 7, marking completion of its vertical construction.

SB Architects Announces Three New Principals

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting the firm's growth and expanding horizons, SB Architects is pleased to announce the addition of three new principals to the practice. Based in the firm's San Francisco office, Bruce Wright, AIA, Thomas Sprinkle, AIA and Mark Sopp, LEED AP embody the vision and dedication that have driven the firm's tremendous success and growth in recent years.

Capital Properties Unveils Plans for San Francisco’s Rincon Residential Towers

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- New York based Capital Properties has announced development plans for its recent purchase of the Rincon Residential Towers, citing renovations, new upscale amenities, and plans for converting a portion of the project into a new flexible living luxury rental concept.

The Abbey Company Breaks Ground on a Billion Dollars

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- When the shovel hits the dirt at 265 North El Cielo in Palm Springs on November 29th, The Abbey Company hits two milestones: breaking ground on their first ground-up construction office building in Palm Springs; and announcing gross commercial asset value of over one billion dollars in California