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This $15 Million Waterfront Home off San Francisco Lets You Boat to the City in 10 Minutes

Got a cruiser? Park it here. By HELENA MADDEN  Photo: Jacob Elliott Living in a big city can be great, but, these days, many are opting to decamp to a less crowded, more picturesque locale. Some would prefer not to venture too far from a metropolis, though—which is where a home like the mansion at 27 Bellevue Avenue comes in. Located on the coast of California in Belvedere, it’s just ...more

In the ’70s this Pac Heights home sold for $200K. Guess the price today.

In the ’70s this Pac Heights home sold for $200K. Guess the price today. Anna Marie ErwertApril 21, 2021Updated: April 21, 2021 4:05 a.m. Built in 1893 by Ernest Coxhead, whose architecture has been described as “bewildering,” “fairy magic” and “insane,” this Pacific Heights Arts and Crafts home is on sale for the first time in more than 40 years. Design elements that were Coxhead’s signature live on ...more

Photos: Former Marin mansion of inventor of phone cameras listed for $15 million

Philippe Kahn built the Belvedere house, which includes a parking space for a yacht, in 2009 By PUENG VONGS | pvongs@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: April 14, 2021 at 10:52 a.m. | UPDATED: April 14, 2021 at 11:19 a.m. A Belvedere mansion with incredible bay access is selling for $14.9 million. The house was built by Philippe Kahn, the inventor of the camera for phones. Kahn is an avid boat racer ...more

Here’s How Top Real Estate Brokers Close Deals In California’s Hot Markets

Here’s how top real estate brokers close deals in California’s hot markets. In these days of multiple offers and fierce bidding wars, the reality of getting a transaction across the finish line is beyond challenging. Here two top brokers from the very competitive San Francisco and Napa Valley markets share their insights. Nina Hatvany of Compass in San Francisco has over 30 years of real estate ...more

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Indoor-Outdoor Living Reigns at New Developments in Los Angeles

Latest slate of homes hitting the market provide buyers a chance to stretch out while maintaining their city lifestyles By Nancy A. RuhlingOriginally Published March 20, 2021 Los Angeles luxury condo buyers, attracted by indoor-outdoor spaces that feature concierge, valet and five-star-hotel services, helped the market bounce back in the city’s core in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to a report by Compass Development ...more

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San Francisco’s New Launches: Buyers and Developers Are Thinking Bigger

By Nancy A. RuhlingOriginally Published March 17, 2021 Condos and homes built for indoor-outdoor living highlight the developments starting sales After a year of pandemic-induced inertia, buyers started returning to San Francisco’s downtown condo market in the fourth quarter of 2020, snapping up second or primary homes that have larger indoor spaces in addition to luxury finishes and personal-service amenities. “The pandemic broadened the scope ...more

140 acres in Marin County once owned by Genentech co-founder being sold at auction

Roland Li March 12, 2021 Updated: March 12, 2021 5:54 p.m. 140 acres in Marin County once owned by Genentech co-founder being sold at auction Roland Li March 12, 2021 Updated: March 12, 2021 5:54 p.m The 140-acre King Mountain Estate in Marin County is going to auction in the Bay Area’s latest mega-sales effort, testing the strength of a market that buyers have flocked to during ...more

Here’s Why Millennial Homebuyers Are Braving Today’s Real Estate Market

Mar 25, 2021,07:08pm EST| Contributor Ellen Paris Real Estate Here’s why Millennial homebuyers are braving today’s real estate market. Realtor.com’s recent survey with Harris X looks at the reasons Millennial homebuyers are chasing the American dream. Many have been in the market a year encountering multiple offers and bidding wars as roadblocks to homeownership. According to the survey one-third of first-time homebuyers haven’t been able to ...more

140 acres in Marin County once owned by Genentech co-founder being sold at auction

Roland Li March 12, 2021Updated: March 12, 2021 4 a.m. The 140-acre King Mountain Estate in Marin County is going to auction in the Bay Area’s latest mega-sales effort, testing the strength of a market that buyers have flocked to during the pandemic. There is no reserve for the undeveloped property, which sits high above Larkspur and about a dozen miles from the Golden Gate Bridge ...more

Ink House, home to one of Napa Valley’s first settlers – and Elvis Presley – could be yours

Anna Marie ErwertMarch 8, 2021Updated: March 8, 2021 4:01 a.m. Asking $7M, the property comes with history as well as all the furniture Welcome to Ink House. Built for Theron Ink – a gold prospector and early Napa Valley settler who eventually became a highly successful agriculturist – this property has come to market with history and beauty intact. Ink House was Theron Ink’s home on ...more