Paul Kraaijvanger's Blog

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...

How FinTech Will Change the Face of Real Estate

As technology continues to develop at a lightning-fast pace, the validity and necessity of many long-standing institutions — like banks, for instance — are being challenged. This likely comes as no surprise to many, as companies based in Silicon Valley and...

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...

3 Real Estate Investment Books Worth Reading

Investing in real estate is one of the most popular investments to make for a number of reasons. Compared to other types of investments, purchasing property is one of the safest ways to invest your money. Real estate investments also provide investors with a steady...

Reducing Traffic with the Help of Real Estate

Anyone who has ever lived in a city knows how bad traffic congestion can be. Yet some cities have it worse than others. Over the past couple of years as San Francisco has become an increasingly popular place to live and to work, traffic in the city by the bay has only...

The 2017 Rental Market

Over the past number of years, the price of rent has increased in the majority of markets. Yet beginning in 2015 rental growth started to slow in many areas. Many analysts believe this trend will continue in 2017 (which is why the NY Times dubbed 2017 the Year of the...