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$1.9 Million Homes in California

A Mission Revival house in San Francisco, a mountain estate in Ojai, and a 1918 bungalow in San Jose. By Angela Serratore | NYTIMES.COM San Francisco | $1.899 Million A Mission Revival house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a 0.1-acre lot With its quiet, tree-lined streets and single-family homes just 20 minutes from downtown San Francisco, the Balboa Terrace neighborhood is popular with those who ...more

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“Monster homes” under attack in pricey San Francisco district

“If you’re building 5,000 square feet of housing, you should be building housing for two, three or four households in that building,” says SF Supervisor Rafael Mandelman  Emily Landes | REALDEAL.COM “Monster homes” face a legislative dragon-slayer in San Francisco. Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, whose district includes some of the most expensive areas in an already pricey city, introduced legislation this week to ban most homes ...more

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Moro Napa coming to the Oxbow

NAPAVALLEYREGISTER.COM Chef Mourad Lahlou, founder of the Michelin-starred Mourad and Aziza in San Francisco, will bring the flavors of Morocco to Oxbow Public Market when he opens Moro Napa this summer. Lhalou described his plans for Moro Napa as “a gathering place to enjoy Moroccan street food reminiscent of the Medina in Marrakesh” and said live fire, spices and fresh local ingredients will be the focus ...more

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Sonoma County year-end single-family home prices hit new record in 2021

ETHAN VARIAN | PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM Summer 2020 marked a pandemic boom in the Sonoma County housing market, sending home prices soaring to all-time highs. In 2021, real estate values climbed even higher. The median sales price for single-family homes in the county for all of 2021 hit $769,000, a nearly 10% jump from 2020’s record mid-point price of $700,000, according to data from Jim Michaelsen, sales ...more

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Judy Naimo, Homeowner Dilemmas: Good news for planning a move

JUDY NAIMO | NAPAVALLEYREGISTER.COM Are you thinking about moving but worried about property tax increases? Then I have great news to share with you. There are new tax benefits you may be qualified to take advantage of that will allow you to move without big tax increases. With the passage of Proposition 19, homeowners who are 55 and over, severely disabled, or victims of wildfire ...more

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Number of Bay Area homes for sale hits record lows

In some cities, buyers have only a handful of choices — if they can afford them LOUIS HANSEN | TIMESHERALDONLINE.COM As if it wasn’t hard enough to buy a home in the Bay Area, right now it’s hard to even find a home to buy. The number of houses for sale in December sank to historic lows, dropping 22% in San Francisco and the East ...more

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No more “bullsh*t:” SF home prices soar even as property crimes jump

As quality-of-life crime takes the spotlight, rich buyers pay even more for larger homes. Emily Landes | REALDEAL.COM Boarded-up storefronts. Brazen robberies. Multiplying tent encampments. To outsiders, San Francisco sounds more and more like dystopian Detroit from the sci-fi classic RoboCop, set in the year 2028. Yet here’s the rub: Many San Franciscans who stuck out the pandemic are wealthier than ever. Rather than fleeing ...more

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$900,000 Homes in California

A two-bedroom cottage in Pasadena, a Craftsman bungalow in Oakland and a 1942 ranch house in Napa. By Angela Serratore | NYTIMES.COM Pasadena | $895,000 A two-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage built in 1924, with a one-bedroom, one-bathroom detached studio, on a 0.1-acre lot This house is a few blocks from the Bungalow Heaven neighborhood, on a wide, tree-lined street where most of the houses date to the ...more

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Number of Bay Area homes for sale hits record lows

In some cities, buyers have only a handful of choices — if they can afford them LOUIS HANSEN |  MERCURYNEWS.COM As if it wasn’t hard enough to buy a home in the Bay Area, right now it’s hard to even find a home to buy. The number of houses for sale in December sank to historic lows, dropping 22% in San Francisco and the East Bay ...more

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Here’s a sneak peek at a $110M Woodside estate across the street from Larry Ellison

New-build compound has almost 20,000 square feet, including a hair salon and virtual golf simulator, on three acres Emily Landes | REALDEAL.COM A $110-million Woodside compound across the street from Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is coming to market after four years of development and construction, according to its listing agent, Scott Dancer of Compass. Public records show it was bought for close to $7 million in 2018. ...more