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Oakland double A-frame Eichler asks $1.55M, and I say yes

I like Eichler By Brock Keeling@BrockKeeling  Apr 29, 2020, 11:53am PDT Say what you will about midcentury-modern saturation—because I sure have—but the Eichler remains timeless for its clean lines and exposed beams. I’ve got my eye on this double A-frame, a rare find in the assortment of flat or minimally sloped roofs that crown most Eichlers in the Bay Area. Spread out across 2,421 square feet, 8010 Shay Drive features ...more

Totally modernized Victorian built in 1875 still feels Victorian

Anna Marie Erwert | April 29, 2020 Updated: April 29, 2020 9:25 a.m. When we cover Victorian houses on SFGate, we often get complains about modernization that guts, and essentially eradicates, the Victorian from the Victorian. Not so here with this Lower Pacific Heights abode at 1703 Gough Street built in 1875. Both preserved and updated, this beauty asks $3.595 million. Anna Marie Erwert writes from both ...more

Berkeley midcentury, with dizzying woodwork, asks $1.6M

Hello, gorgeous! By Brock Keeling@BrockKeeling  Apr 27, 2020, 12:25pm PDT Although midcentury fatigue has set in for many, some specimens still deserve your full attention. Take, for example, this lovely number in the Berkeley Hills, which lands on the market for $1.6 million. Spread out across 3,055 square feet, 30 Bay Tree Lane comes with five bedrooms and three and one half bathrooms. Built in 1960, this snazzy home features soaring ...more

DIY Projects To Boost Your Home’s Appeal And Resale Value

It’s no surprise homeowners are looking to do-it-yourself ideas to fill their time—and hopefully add value and appeal to their home. A recent report by Placer.ai, saw visits to Home Depot increased 7.4% year-over-year for the second week of March. For Lowes, the last week in March saw year-over-year visit count increase 9.6%. Realtor.com recently surveyed how homeowners are working on home improvement projects. The data showed ...more

Yanked S.F. real estate listings start coming back on the market

After seeing listings vanish from the MLS when the shelter-in-place was first announced in mid-March, San Francisco’s real estate market is beginning to come out of its Covid-induced hibernation during what is typically the hottest season of the year for residential real estate. The number of homes actively listed for sale in San Francisco has risen 10% over the past week to 550. Compass analyst Patrick ...more

S.F. house with indoor slide and ball pit may be perfect quarantine pad

Amy Graff April 25, 2020 Updated: April 25, 2020 11:01 a.m.Comments Could this San Francisco home be the perfect place to get stuck with your family during the coronavirus quarantine? The three-bed, 2.5-bath remodeled Edwardian house at 2266 Cecilia Ave. in Inner Parkside offers everything you need to get your work done, keep the kids entertained and maintain emotional sanity. Listed for $2.495 million, there are plenty of ...more

Industry Experts Discuss California Real Estate Market

Ellen Paris Contributor Real Estate Industry experts discuss today’s California real estate market. Compass California President Mark McLaughlin and CoreLogic’s Deputy Chief Economist Selma Hepp answer key questions on the market. In 2018, McLaughlin led the merger of San-Francisco-based Pacific Union International with Compass establishing Compass California, a leader in market share in California. McLaughlin acquired Pacific Union International in 2009, growing it to a luxury boutique residential real ...more

Bryan Singer Seeks $16.5 Million for Malibu Vacation House

By James McClainApril 21, 2020 Summer is practically here, and some Malibu homeowners are hoping current coronavirus woes won’t be enough to dissuade buyers from investing in sunny oceanfront real estate. Prolific but legally embattled Hollywood director Bryan Singer (“X-Men,” “Bohemian Rhapsody”) is one of those, having just placed a $16.5 million pricetag on his blufftop Point Dume vacation home. Singer purchased the property nearly a decade ago, ...more

This Week’s Top Real Estate Headlines

 Just like his fellow “Pod Save America” hosts, Jon Favreau has bought a home in L.A. The former presidential speechwriter shelled out $3.5 million for a posh, two-story cottage in historic Hancock Park. Meanwhile, over in the Pacific Palisades, Jennifer Love Hewitt has hoisted her contemporary bungalow up on the market for a bit more than $4 million. Considering that the actress recently purchased another ...more

Renovated Queen Anne Victorian on Belvedere Island asks 8.7M

It comes with multiple terraces and tiered gardens By Brock Keeling@BrockKeeling  Apr 21, 2020, 9:41am PDT “Apparently the sixth home built on Belvedere Island by Belvedere Land Company in the 1800s,” says Compass Agent Payton Stiewe of this renovated home. Today the circa-1890 home, listed off-market, is up for grabs for a cool $8.795 million. Featuring six bedrooms, four and two half bathrooms, and 5,548 square feet, 160 ...more