Plenty of Bay Area buyers, but why are they hesitant?

Executive Summary: While April’s momentum is slightly slower in May, May sales are still only 2 percent below last year’s highs after double-digit declines earlier in the year. Home sales momentum remains solid in East Bay. Napa sales finally jumped 6 percent after a 6-month losing streak, averaging 20 percent annual declines. Affordable sales picked …

What Is Brexit? A Simple Guide to Why It Matters and What Happens Next

Britain’s two main political parties are haggling over the nation’s withdrawal from the European Union, but even with the departure on hold for the next few months, the badly divided government remains in crisis, unable to agree on an approach to the country’s biggest peacetime decision in decades. Prime Minister Theresa May paid for the …

Lending Club joins Bay Area exodus as it moves hundreds of jobs out of San Francisco

Lending Club dealt another blow to the Bay Area’s efforts to hold on to its middle class when the fintech said Wednesday that it plans to move 350 jobs from San Francisco to a new office in Utah by year-end. “We plan to wind down customer-support operations in S.F. and move that division to Lehi, …