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Tahoe real estate soars, even as pandemic eases

Resort towns have become some of the most competitive markets in U.S. By LOUIS HANSEN | lhansen@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: July 19, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. | UPDATED: July 20, 2021 at 4:47 a.m. Patricia Franklin and her husband, Doug, dreamed about a second home in Lake Tahoe during the COVID-19 pandemic as a family retreat. The couple started out with a $700,000 budget, enough, they thought, to get a move-in ...more

Dolores Park’s extravagant Light House condo returns to the market at a discounted $6 million

ByJen Woo Jun 24, 2021 You know the building—the 100-year-old neoclassical former church, with its formal dome and trio of carved wood double doors, that sits on a prime strip of Dolores, between 19th and 20th streets directly across from the park. If you follow real estate news, you also know the tale of the structure’s conversion to fancy AF condos back in 2016, and perhaps ...more

Bay Area luxury market soars in Q2

In San Mateo County, median home price sailed past $2M National /July 12, 2021 10:00 AMBy Emily Landes (iStock) San Mateo County’s median home price exceeded $2 million in the second quarter, the first county in the Bay Area to pass that milestone, as luxury home sales across the region gained, according to Compass reports. Sales of homes for $3 million and up in the Bay Area more than doubled ...more

Photos: Colorful ’80s mansion on San Mateo Coast listed for $15 million

El Granada residence includes a 3-story chandelier that hangs over fish-shaped indoor swimming pools By PUENG VONGS | pvongs@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: July 19, 2021 at 10:27 a.m. | UPDATED: July 19, 2021 at 10:53 a.m. A mansion in El Granada on the San Mateo Coast offers 1980s glam for $15 million. Built in 1984, the 23,000-square-foot home that overlooks the Pacific Ocean is a lavish salute to its roots. ...more

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Tahoe mansion sale will likely set new record price for the region

The highest price to date for a single-family in this area is $48M Anna Marie Erwert Aug. 28, 2021 In 2013, Tahoe recorded its highest sale price for a single-family home at $48 million. If 575 Lakeshore sells for even close to its asking price of $60 million, it will leave that record in the dust. The estate for sale has been coined “Nagi Tanka,” which according ...more

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Compass west region president Kamini Lane exits

3rd high-profile departure at Compass’ West Coast division in recent weeks August 27, 2021  By Trevor Bach Kamini Lane has left her position as president of Compass’ west region, exiting the brokerage from one of its top executive roles, The Real Deal has learned. “Compass and Kamini Lane have mutually agreed to part ways,” a Compass spokesperson said Thursday afternoon in an emailed statement. “Compass thanks Kamini for her contributions ...more

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Lakefront estate brings ‘Great Spirit’ to Incline Village

August 26, 2021 by Compass Coming home to Nagi Tanka, a Lakota translation of Great Spirit, means taking in a world of perspectives. Drawing inspiration from Yosemite National Park’s legendary Ahwanee Hotel, the 12,679 square foot property has 313 feet of lakefront for awe-inspiring views. The home is situated on an expansive two-parcel, 5.3 acre lot. Entry through exquisite custom double doors, you’ll encounter splendid southward vistas ...more

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Backyards That Make A Splash: Pool Homes For Sale In California

Homebuyers, who are California dreamin’ of a residence with a swimming pool, are in luck. Such properties abound. And some are spectacular. Susan C. Schena Aug 26, 2021 CALIFORNIA — Golden State homebuyers, with swimming pools ranked high on their must-have lists, have many options from which to choose — which is fairly commonplace in a state renown for its indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Pools and spas ...more

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Berkeley abode for sale once housed Dorothea Lange and her darkroom

Inspired first by Maybeck, and then by a long list of celebrity tenants Anna Marie Erwert Aug. 25, 2021 If these walls could talk, which illustrious person would they mention first? With a long list of famous owners and guests, this Berkeley home is a Bernard Maybeck-inspired masterpiece and historic gem asking $1.65 million. Among those influential Americans who have called 2706 Virginia St. home ...more