Month: April 2019

Is the “Uber Effect” going to be as large as the “Facebook Effect”?

If IPOs do come to fruition and there are some newly minted millionaires, Bay Area housing markets could have another renaissance. Bird’s Eye View: Uber (and/or Lyft), Airbnb, Pinterest, and Slack are believed to be going public in 2019  Combined, the four potential 2019…

Northern California Real Estate Quarterly Report: Q1 2019

Chief Economist Selma Hepp offers a brief synopsis of first-quarter real estate activity in each of Compass’ Northern California regions. The accompanying links lead to the full report for each area, where you can access the latest regional and community-specific market data and statistics…

Bay Area Population Declines After a Seven Year Surge [Multiple Charts]

According to my analysis of U.S. census data released yesterday – which estimates Bay Area populations by county as of July 1, 2018 – after 7 years of enormous population growth adding over 600,000 residents to the region, a small decline occurred in the…

How to stop your iPhone from tracking your location, and manage each app’s location-tracking

Turning off location services on your iPhone can save your battery and data, and protect your privacy. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider There are many reasons why you might want to turn off location services on your iPhone. Maybe your battery is low, and you’re looking to save…