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Meet the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business class of 2021

Our annual Most Influential Women in Business publication celebrates the achievements of 100 local women business leaders in real estate, law, tech, finance, health care and many other industries. These women work in diverse fields, but all share a passion for what they do. They are both leaders in their organizations, as well as their communities. Libby LefflerPresident, Northern California, CompassAge: 36Education: B.S. from UC ...more

Fireproof Sonoma Hacienda Listed for $4.2 Million

Peek inside a unique mission-style property in Sonoma. Arustic-meets-majestic 3,500-square-foot hacienda complete with a 630-square-foot guest house has hit the local luxury real estate market with an asking price of $4.2 million. The three-bedroom mission-style property, perched on a hill in Sonoma’s gated George Ranch community, was built in 1999. Rammed earth walls make the home fire resistant and handmade tiles from Mexico and unique ...more

Why The Wealthy Are Moving To Lake Tahoe

Millions of Americans moved during the pandemic, particularly from major cities. As the world locked down, many realized that living on top of each other (like in a New York City apartment building) wasn’t viable for themselves or their families. Many sought more space, outdoor pursuits, and perhaps most important, friendlier taxes, and with the benefit of working remotely from home, moving to a tax-friendly ...more

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Bay Area resi is among “most ferocious markets in history” thanks to pandemic

Home prices in San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco soared more than 500% since 1990, Compass says Emily Landes | The Real Deal After looking back over 30 years of Bay Area housing data, Compass Chief Market Analyst Patrick Carlisle is confident that the pandemic-driven market is among “the most ferocious” in history. That’s one of the surprises revealed by a recent Compass study that examined housing ...more

Photos: Berkeley Craftsman home sells for $1.5 million over asking price

Four-bedroom house was built in 1911 and has modern conveniences throughout BPUENG VONGS | Bay Area News Group | MercuryNews.com A classic Craftsman home in the Claremont area of Berkeley has sold for $4.25 million, or $1.5 million over its original asking price of $2.75 million. The 3,076-square-foot house has four bedrooms and five bathrooms; it was built in 1911 and has modern conveniences throughout. ...more

San Francisco’s Iconic Regency Ballroom Poised for Transformation Comes to Market

The Registry | Bay Area Real Estate San Francisco’s legendary Regency Ballroom building at 1300 Van Ness, a popular AEG-booked music and event venue built in 1909 is coming to market listed by Compass Commercial for an undisclosed price. The event and concert space is currently ranked as” the largest privately- owned entertainment venue on the West Coast,” according to owners, San Francisco real estate ...more

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Bay Area home sold $1.5 million over asking price in just 10 days

Liz Jassin | KRON4.com BERKELEY, Calif. (KRON) – A single-family home in the Bay Area sold for $1.5 million over the asking price in just ten days. The home at 5 The Uplands, Berkeley was listed at $2.75 million and sold for $4.25 million, according to Compass. It received nine offers, and eight of those offers were over asking.   Take a look inside and out:  For ...more

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This $5.8 million storybook house in Marin County is way too charming

Liz Jassin | KRON4.com MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – Sitting at the highest elevation of any residence in Marin County, a storybook-worthy home is ready for a new chapter. 1 Mt King Road is listed for $5,880,000. “Rarely does an opportunity present itself to acquire such a cherished piece of ground to develop into your dream escape from the crowded neighborhoods in the Bay Area,” ...more

Some San Francisco Bay Area Counties Have Seen Prices Rise More Than 500% in Last 30 Years

San Francisco and Silicon Valley counties Santa Clara and San Mateo saw the biggest growth The residential real estate market in the San Francisco Bay Area has exploded over the last 30 years, with median sale prices growing more than 500% in some areas during that time, according to a report Wednesday from Compass. Although all counties in the region saw price appreciation, San Francisco, ...more