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Palatial Ross estate on two acres seeks tennis players and $18.5 million

This Ross estate was remodeled in 2002 by the current owners who sought to achieve a European villa effect. Now, 2 De Witt Drive is a almost like a nouveau palace, spread over two flat acres. All this opulence could be [Read entire story]

San Francisco Bay Area led the nation in overbidding in 2017

Nearly one quarter of U.S. home sales last year closed at over their listed price, according to a new Zillow study. This national average has increased since 2012, when [Read entire story]

San Francisco Bay Area led the nation in overbidding in 2017

Nearly one quarter of U.S. home sales last year closed at over their listed price, according to a new Zillow study. This national average has increased since 2012, when [Read entire story]

Preserved San Francisco Victorian home, circa 1887, comes with $3,107 rental apartment

Finding classic Victorians that not only made it through the 1906 earthquake but also through the hands of would-be modernizers can be daunting in San Francisco. But 2825 Pine, circa 1887, is a well-preserved beauty on [Read entire story]

Here’s where Bay Area rents went down last month and what you can get for an average rent

Every year the Bay Area ends at or near the top of those annual hottest real estate markets lists, but the actual picture within our local rental market is a bit more complicated these days and rents aren’t going [Read entire story]

Tallest condos in the West: Peek inside $8.6 million unit at 181 Fremont in SF

Luxury condos in glass skyscrapers are pretty common in San Francisco, despite multi-million dollar price tags and the occasional sinking tower. New on the scene is the 181 Fremont. The gallery above gives you a first [Read entire story]

Berkeley fixer with incredible bay views wants buyer with $920K and a strong stomach for renovation

Here’s a unique property: 841 Alvarado Rd. is a “major fixer,” according to its listing language; yet it rests on a hillside with a sweeping — and almost unobstructed — bay view, in “one of [Read entire story]

Berkeley fixer with incredible bay views wants buyer with $920K and a strong stomach for renovation

Here’s a unique property: 841 Alvarado Rd. is a “major fixer,” according to its listing language; yet it rests on a hillside with a sweeping — and almost unobstructed — bay view, in “one of [Read entire story]

Below market studio hits the SF market at $287,179

Welcome to below market housing! This studio, 8 Octavia, unit 407, is for sale through the city’s BMR housing program, and is listed at $287,179. The studio is 385 square feet with a full bath in which is a [Read entire story]

The three craziest overbids on San Francisco homes in 2017

In a frenzied market driven by too little housing for too many would-be buyers, overbidding is common. Rumors abound of realtors knowing this, and purposefully setting prices slightly below market to incite bidding wars. [Read entire story]

San Francisco’s three priciest home sales of 2017

In  a year of much news: fake, verified, happy, sad, perplexing, real estate news has been equally bizarre. Everything from the tallest mixed-use building on the West Coast offering a $42 million penthouse to a [Read entire story]

South Bay home with brightly lacquered red kitchen listed for $2.888 million

Candy apple red kitchen to your liking or not, 221 Highland Terrace in Los Gatos is a unique property. Situated on 3.15 private acres, this three-bedroom, two-and-half-bath with separate studio, pool, and basketball [Read entire story]

Santa Cruz County: fourth least affordable real estate in the world?

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Russian Hill abode with frescoed wine cellar is over a hundred years old

Built in 1915, this four-level Russian Hill home offers over 4,000 square feet of luxury. Last on the market in 1995 when it sold for $790,000, today 1742 Jones St. is listed at $5.450 million. Billed as [Read entire story]

Winter vacation homes around California, starting at $189,000

The holiday season is in full swing, so On the Block has decided a round-up of cabins worthy of a holiday stay would be a nice gift to readers. We found three that span a spectrum–for families of all sizes, for [Read entire story]

At 363 square feet, sweet (and tiny) Mission Dolores homes is yours for $540K

This tiny condo in San Francisco’s Mission Dolores has an Armistead Maupin charm. At just 363 square feet, 444A 14th St. is listed at $540,000. The wee condo is part of a multi-unit building (four units total); [Read entire story]

On 3.5 lakefront acres, palatial estate offers old Tahoe luxury for $29.5 million

We know the term “estate” gets used loosely in real estate, but it’s certainly no hyperbole in the case of the Carousel Estate. Located on private, forested Sunnyside Lane, this 3.5 acre property faces [Read entire story]

Mid-century Portola beauty has luxury Scandinavian chalet appeal

This Portola Valley stunner, originally built in 1957, owes its current vaulted-chalet-appeal to redesign by Carl Hess of Square Three Design Studios. There are six bedrooms and six and a half baths spread across 6,080 [Read entire story]

Woodside’s Fortress of Solitude: Safe from quakes, crooks

On 23 acres of some of the country’s most expensive land, this Woodside abode–itself 9,800 square feet–will be auctioned by Concierge Auctions this December, with a preview event November 14. Or you can [Read entire story]

Oakland loft conversion featured on HGTV is a stunner

For lovers of industrial, sleek loft conversions, 737 2nd Street, No. 405 in Oakland is a swanky dream come true. This 5,361-square-foot penthouse unit, complete with roof deck and hot tub, is a pocket listing, not yet [Read entire story]