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Tahoe real estate soars, even as pandemic eases

Resort towns have become some of the most competitive markets in U.S. By LOUIS HANSEN | lhansen@bayareanewsgroup.com Patricia Franklin and her husband, Doug, dreamed about a second home in Lake Tahoe during the COVID-19 pandemic as a family retreat. The couple started out with a $700,000 budget, enough, they thought, to get a move-in ready home in a nice community. After six weeks of online searching and masked home ...more

Dolores Park’s extravagant Light House condo returns to the market at a discounted $6 million

ByJen Woo You know the building—the 100-year-old neoclassical former church, with its formal dome and trio of carved wood double doors, that sits on a prime strip of Dolores, between 19th and 20th streets directly across from the park. If you follow real estate news, you also know the tale of the structure’s conversion to fancy AF condos back in 2016, and perhaps even about ...more

Bay Area luxury market soars in Q2

In San Mateo County, median home price sailed past $2M By Emily Landes (iStock) San Mateo County’s median home price exceeded $2 million in the second quarter, the first county in the Bay Area to pass that milestone, as luxury home sales across the region gained, according to Compass reports. Sales of homes for $3 million and up in the Bay Area more than doubled from a ...more

Photos: Colorful ’80s mansion on San Mateo Coast listed for $15 million

El Granada residence includes a 3-story chandelier that hangs over fish-shaped indoor swimming pools By PUENG VONGS | pvongs@bayareanewsgroup.com A mansion in El Granada on the San Mateo Coast offers 1980s glam for $15 million. El Granada mansion for sale. (Curt Walton) Built in 1984, the 23,000-square-foot home that overlooks the Pacific Ocean is a lavish salute to its roots. A three-story chandelier with blue crystals hang over ...more

A shrine to the ’80s, this mansion with indoor fish-shaped pool is for sale

Perched above the sea on 20 acres, one-of-a-kind mansion asks $15M Anna Marie Erwert July 17, 2021 A palace and shrine to the 1980s, this 23,000-square-foot mansion was built by a contractor for his own family in 1984, then purchased by another builder family in the ’90s. Today, a 21st-century buyer gets the chance to call it home for the price of $15 million.  The interiors are ...more

This sprawling Sonoma estate for sale wants a Bitcoin offer

Anna Marie Erwert July 31, 2021 Houses for crypto is a growing trend in Bay Area real estate Santa Rosa homes on sprawling acreage with pools aren’t exactly unique in North Bay real estate, but when the buyer can pay for them in Bitcoin, things get interesting.  The property at 2600 Warrington Road in Santa Rosa offers over 17 acres. It includes a custom-built main home with a ...more

Living like a billionaire: The Bay Area’s costliest real estate listings

Updated: Aug. 23, 2021 10:36 a.m. 430 Forest Ave. Palo Alto, CA PRICE: $37,500,000 San Francisco Bay Area real estate is among the most expensive in America, and the city itself is among most expensive places to live on Earth.  So, in an already expensive city, what do you really get for $10 million and up?  We searched the latest listings to find the most costly homes ...more

Video Home Tour: Kim Novak’s coastal Carmel retreat asks $12.5 million

Jen Woo Jul 22, 2021 When most of us think of the actress Kim Novak, we picture her glamorous ice-blond chignon and chic Edith Head–designed costumes in Hitchcock’s iconic 1958 film Vertigo, which famously also starred locations in San Francisco and the Monterey Peninsula. In real life, the actress, now 88, found peace and quiet on Carmel’s craggy, dramatic coast where her home (from 1961 to 1973) ...more

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On a Budget: East Bay Real Estate Is Often Under One Million Dollars

The East Bay, with its diverse neighborhoods, vibrant communities, and eclectic activities, is often seen as a more realistic place to buy a home in relation to San Francisco. Though, with space becoming more scarce, local and foreign developers buying up property, and the highest year-over-year change in annual median house sale price, spiking to $200,000, that fact seems to be changing. Need a great ...more