When it comes to expensive lifestyle and pricey neighborhoods, San Francisco seems to give New York’s steep prices a run for their money (pun intended). After all, it’s the fourth most expensive city in the U.S. and it’s located in one of the wealthiest regions in the world.

So if you’re on a spending spree and looking to relocate to a posh area, which upscale San Francisco nabes should you be looking at? Well, here’s a list of the top 10 most expensive San Francisco neighborhoods in 2013:

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San Diego Zoning Map Shows What you Can Build and Where

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What better way of telling what you can build and where to build it around San Diego than with a highly-detailed Zoning Map of the entire San Diego County?

Freshly updated as part of a broader and more ambitious plan of boosting PropertyShark.com’s data & services offering for California (that included the addition of detailed property characteristics, recent sales data, superior ownership information, new tools and much more), the map will walk you through all of San Diego County’s zoning areas.

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Driven by Silicon Valley’s booming tech sector, San Francisco’s rising rents have been holding headlines for the past months, claiming their spot among the nation’s highest rents. And while everyone else focused on how much rents had gone up, we thought we’d look at just how much median home prices have been soaring in the past 10 years, while also spotting the most dynamic neighborhoods in all of San Francisco.

An in-depth analysis  revealed that the local real estate market has suffered significant changes throughout the past decade, with some neighborhoods taking the spotlight by registering price increases of up to 51%.

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Real Estate Agents: Why Use Branded Property Reports?

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In an increasingly competitive market, staying ahead of the game is not always an easy task; home buyers and sellers try to identify skilled professionals with a good grasp of the local market – but with so many resources at their immediate disposal, standing out from a pool of candidates might present itself as quite the challenge even for the most experienced agents.

Here’s where PropertyShark branded reports step in to lend you a helping hand with your personal branding and advertising efforts!

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The past year has brought quite a lot of change to the crème de la crème of New York City’s housing market. Now, this could mean a lot of things, but reassuringly enough 2013 was mostly about progress in top-of-the-line NYC residential real estate. As the impact of the recession fades, it is slowly beginning to show which neighborhoods have the best chances to come through with flying colors. Speaking strictly in terms of median sale prices, here’s the list of the top ten priciest areas of New York City.

#10 East Village

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How has the Bronx real estate market developed in the course of the past five years? Our analysts pulled out all sales data on single- & two-family homes, condos, and coops recorded in the 2008 – 2013 timeframe, putting together a quick overview of the Bronx housing market.

Despite a sizable drop in the number of sales, slightly bigger prices have stepped in to compensate for the slower sales pace. A total of 2,071 homes were sold in 2013, compared to 3,059 in 2008. However, the median sale price jumped 3% from 2008’s median of $300,000 to $310,000 in 2013.

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January 2014 Sees 1,000,000+ Unique Visitors on PropertyShark

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We’ve proudly shared our previous milestone with you (when the number of registered members passed the one million mark), so we thought you’d join us in celebrating the fact that PropertyShark.com now registers more than one million unique visitors per month!

1mil uniques logoPropertyShark kicked off 2014 on a strong note, having grown (traffic-wise) 42% from last year, and a striking 264% from the year before.

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Today we’re taking a peek under the hood at Point2 Agent, an online marketing toolkit used by thousands of agents worldwide. Point2 Agent is a web-based solution that will help you boost your exposure and bring in more leads via easy-to-use tools, including listing syndication and automated prospecting functionalities.

Point2 is well known in the real estate industry for having one of the leading syndication platforms so it’s no surprise that Point2 Agent, their primary offering, has their industry-leading syndication network baked right in.

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It’s December. Year-end lists are bound to be heading your way. So we thought we’d do something a little different: we’ve looked back at the past ten years, and added up all NYC property sales (commercial, residential, and industrial) collected by PropertyShark throughout the past decade, in order to determine the market size.

In case you’ve ever wondered how much the NYC real estate sales volume accounted for in terms of $ in each of the past ten years, here are the numbers, placed right next to the overall NYC City Budget, for a broader perspective:

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map of Toxic sites in NYC

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