SF Tech Jobs Climb Near Level of Dot-Com Peak

“As technology companies’ soaring valuations draw comparisons to the dot-com days, a new analysis highlights another similarity: The number of tech workers in San Francisco today is nearing its peak in 2000.

The city had an estimated 32,180 tech jobs last year, compared with 34,116 in 2000, according to an analysis of state employment data by real estate consultant Jones Lang LaSalle. In 2004, the number of tech jobs had fallen to 18,210.”

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Want to buy a house, but too much credit card debt? New StartUp helps…

“Name: ReadyForZero

Quick Pitch: ReadyForZero is a free online financial tool that lets you track credit card debt, explore options, and make and follow a plan to eliminate it.

Genius Idea: Public, anonymous snapshots that help issuers verify users’ credit card balances.

ReadyForZero co-founder and CEO Rod Ebrahimi had a light bulb moment when his girlfriend, who recently earned a doctorate and racked up $24,000 in debt, turned to him for help with paying down her credit card debt. At the time, the couple used a makeshift solution — just your run-of-the-mill spreadsheet — but Ebrahimi realized that her challenge was a universal one.”

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Tenancy In Common Dispute Resolution

“Over the past 20 years, residential Tenancies In Common (TICs) established themselves as an affordable pathway to home ownership in an otherwise unaffordable San Francisco marketplace. TIC ownership offered a solution to the City’s vexing condominium conversion rules, which allow for easy and affordable conversions, but require a waiting period before conversion can begin. As a short-term bridge to condo ownership, problems inherent in TIC ownership were tolerable, often even invisible and thousands of 2-6 unit buildings were transformed from tenant-occupied investment properties to owner-occupied homestead. However as the waiting time for condo conversion has lengthened from 3-5 years to over 20 years, the challenges of long-term TIC home ownership have become more apparent, heightening the need for a clearer understand of how TIC disputes are resolved.”

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2011 TIC Disputes Brochure