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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, 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%. 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

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

Hollywood’s High-Flying Luxury Real Estate Brokers Find Themselves Grounded

With new listings in L.A. down almost 30 percent and a recent ban on in-person showings, the city’s top real estate agents have few tools left to ply their craft. But don’t expect that to slow down the most restless of the bunch, who are turning to Instagram to get them through the pandemic. She’s designed a yacht for Johnny Depp, more than a dozen ...more

Compass agents anticipate post-pandemic buyer’s market in California

More than 700 Compass California agents shared their concerns, market predictions for when shelter-in-place laws lift Mark A. McLaughlin Although the end of California’s statewide shelter-in-place order is unclear, Compass California President Mark McLaughlin is asking the brokerage’s 2000-plus agents to begin thinking of how the real estate market will change once the economy opens back up. McLaughlin shared on Tuesday the results of a brokerage-wide survey ...more