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Mid-century compound on an acre of Berkeley Hills land hits market for $3.6M

The buyer will be only the fourth ever owner Anna Marie Erwert June 25, 2020 Updated: June 25, 2020 11:58 a.m. The coronavirus pandemic has given rise to two real estate trends. First, with working from a home indefinitely a possibility, many city residents are looking outside of San Francisco for real estate. Secondly, because shelter-in-place could be an ongoing reality, compound-style living is making a ...more

Bay Area Families Are Fueling Napa Valley’s Real Estate Market

Ellen Paris Contributor Real Estate The Napa Valley real estate market is booming with multiple offers and bidding wars. Bay area families looking to escape the realities of urban living during a pandemic are fueling the market. Listen to Compass California President Mark McLaughlin on the market dynamics. “Home has become everything to us as our schools, gyms, and workplace have been taken away. We ...more

Sprawling Bay Area mid-century estate for sale for $8.3M

Anna Marie Erwert June 17, 2020 Updated: June 17, 2020 4:05 a.m. As wealthy San Francisco buyers are reportedly in “mad rush” to leave the city amid the pandemic, many are looking to acquire a sprawling estate and ditch their Victorian homes. This mid-century property in Portola Valley on more than two and ½ acres has five bedrooms, equestrian facilities, a guest house and a pool, all for ...more

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Desert Cool: Social Media Darling Known as Casa Mami Is Listed for $475K

By Lisa Johnson Mandell | Jun 5, 2020 It’s hard to find a designer home in Southern California on the market for less than a million bucks. So we were pleasantly surprised to spot an impeccable designer retreat from the creative duo Carlos Naude and Whitney Brown. The founders of Working Holiday Studio, based in Los Angeles, listed what’s known as Casa Mami in Pioneertown, CA, for less than a half-million.–– ADVERTISEMENT –– Their ...more

Barry Sonnenfeld Lists Cinematic Rocky Mountain Compound

By Mark David0 VIEW GALLERY 9 LOCATION: Telluride, Colo PRICE: $13.25 million SIZE: (approx.) 11,000 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 8.5 bathroom but 2-bed/2-bath guesthouse Award-winning filmmaker and TV director Barry Sonnenfeld has his gorgeously secluded mountaintop ranch compound on the rugged, thickly forested outskirts of Telluride, Colo., up for sale at $13.25 million. Listed with Patrick Pelisson at Telluride Properties and known as Raspberry Patch Estate, the 63-acre spread comprises a nearly 11,000-square-foot lodge with ...more

Home of the Week: Inside a Palatial $13 Million Colorado Ranch With a Private Luge Run

You snooze, you luge at this 62-acre mountain-top hideaway in Telluride. BY HOWARD WALKER ON JUNE 9, 2020 Photo: Courtesy of Aurelia Seigers/Telluride Properties When you are award-winning film director Barry Sonnenfeld and you own a spectacular mountain-top ranch in Telluride, Colo., there’s one must-have feature you need to entertain family and friends: a private luge run. “Everyone loves it. Tom Cruise, Will Smith, they’ve all ridden on it,” ...more

Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis made real estate news in June. Top 10 Real Estate News is featured at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — “June’s Top 10 Celebrity Real Estate News“ “Demi Lovato Sells Her Hollywood Hills Home”Demi Lovato was asking $8.995 million for her Hollywood Hills home that she had on and off the market for the last two years. It just sold for $8.25 million. The 5,500-square-foot contemporary home on three floors with four bedrooms and seven baths is located on one acre. She paid $8.3 million for ...more

Elite Pacific Properties joins global real estate platform Leverage Global Partners

By Janis L. Magin  – Senior Editor, Pacific Business NewsJun 26, 2020, 9:02pm EDT As a member of the Leverage network, Elite Pacific Properties will have access to referrals, custom marketing strategy for clients and listings, automated digital advertising for listings and promotion via publicity and social media. Check out our Compass California Blog for more content! Home Trends | Our Agents | Market Snapshot | Whats Happening

Home of the Week: Inside a Palatial $13 Million Colorado Ranch With a Private Luge Run

You snooze, you luge at this 62-acre mountain-top hideaway in Telluride. BY HOWARD WALKER ON JUNE 9, 2020 Photo: Courtesy of Aurelia Seigers/Telluride Properties When you are award-winning film director Barry Sonnenfeld and you own a spectacular mountain-top ranch in Telluride, Colo., there’s one must-have feature you need to entertain family and friends: a private luge run. “Everyone loves it. Tom Cruise, Will Smith, they’ve all ridden on it,” ...more

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My New Normal: Compass Development West Coast Regional Director Sandra Eaton

May 28, 2020 The pandemic hit less than a year into her tenure, but Compass Development West Coast Regional Director Sandra Eaton said she and her team are still in growth mode.Among the tasks making up Eaton’s still-full schedule is hiring. Compass Development Marketing Group, a division of SoftBank-backed startup Compass, is still adding talent for current and future projects, Eaton said.Outside of work, Eaton ...more