Paul Kraaijvanger's Blog

The Push Against Airbnb

Thanks to the rise of Airbnb, many people are able to use their property as an extra stream of income.  While these “short-term rentals” are a boon to those that don’t want to spend the extra money for a hotel, they’re of increasing concern to a large number of...

Home Ownership and Millennials

Home ownership is one of the most important hallmarks of the “American dream”.  In the classic book “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”, a commentary on the American Dream at the turn of the century, the main character’s immigrant grandmother talks about the importance of...

Is San Francisco in a Bubble?

It is no secret that the cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area is astronomical, especially now that the median home price has reached a record high of $1.5 million and rent rates are soaring over $3,000 per month. Additionally, seeing as competition for these...