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S.F. space-saving pads with style for around 500K

You may have to sacrifice square footage, but not necessarily style and storage, to buy a place in S.F. for around the half-million mark. Several remodeled units near this price point have recently come to market using [Read entire story]

Cupertino home marketed as a tear down asks $1.9 million

Seven years ago, 10180 Byrne Avenue in Cupertino was marketed as a “well-maintained upgraded” home with new paint, electrical and HVAC systems, and dual pane windows. It sold quickly for $908,000. [Read entire story]

Price reductions mount as the fall home shopping season in SF dies down

The housing market in San Francisco has seemed even more frantic than usual in the last few weeks, as buyers and sellers try to sneak in a sale before the inevitable slow down during the holiday season. This fall [Read entire story]

Is Glen Park the new Noe Valley? This house might prove it is

This past summer Glen Park saw its first sale over the $5-million mark. Then, in September, a unique block-long estate with a French neoclassical single-family and a three-unit multi-family in the neighborhood came to [Read entire story]

Move over millennials—a surprising new demographic is taking over the rental market

Many of us have an image of renters as young, single, twenty-somethings, getting their first place in the city. But according to new analysis of U.S. Census data, the demographic group driving the rental market [Read entire story]

Glen Park mid-century sells for almost $1 million over the asking price

On October 6, 1 Miguel Street in the hills of Glen Park came to market asking $1,675,000. Only four days later the unique 1957 property was in contract. A mere 10 days after that, the property was sold—for just shy of [Read entire story]

Affordability issues pushing those from liberal areas to move to Republican strongholds

As prices in more and more urban centers are being pushed up, the typically more progressive residents who live there are increasingly willing to move to more conservative, less expensive areas, according to a new Redfin [Read entire story]

Diamond Heights Eichler with backyard bocce court asks $2.25 million

Back in the 1950s, famed mid-century developer Joseph Eichler was awarded a tract of land to develop on four adjacent streets in San Francisco’s Diamond Heights. During the early ’60s, Eichler built 100 homes [Read entire story]

Millbrae’s oldest surviving home is a Victorian time capsule asking $1.58 million

Want to know how people on the Peninsula lived back in 1865? You must see 1 Lewis Avenue, Millbrae’s oldest surviving home. The historic residence, built for Millbrae Dairy operator and eventual state legislator [Read entire story]

Move-in ready homes in Napa and Sonoma counties for under 400K

As the fires that have ravaged the North Bay become more and more contained, residents and business owners have begun looking toward the future, whether that means letting people know that shops and restaurants in the [Read entire story]

Former speakeasy turned commune turned garden oasis asks $2.25 million

Standing on high-traffic Turk Street, half a block from even more bustling Masonic Ave., you would never expect to find a gorgeous hidden garden like the one at 2245 Turk. But simply step through the bright yellow front [Read entire story]

More than $65 billion in real estate estimated to be at risk in the Napa and Santa Rosa areas

More than 170,000 homes are at some level of risk from the wildfires in Napa and Santa Rosa, which would cost over $65 billion to completely reconstruct, according to CoreLogic hazard risk analysis. CoreLogic said that [Read entire story]

S.F. real estate is the most ‘overvalued’ in the U.S., according to banking giant

Don’t call it a bubble. San Francisco’s real estate market is merely “overvalued,” according to a new report from UBS. The financial services firm’s annual Global Real Estate Bubble [Read entire story]

Seller of ‘distressed’ Mountain View cottage gets $1.1 million, 7 years of free rent

A Mountain View cottage with under 1,000 square feet and in “distressed condition” has sold for $1,100,000 in a matter of weeks. Sadly, in the crazy world of South Bay real estate that alone would not be [Read entire story]

Guess which S.F. zip saw a 40 percent increase in sales prices this year?

The most expensive zip code in San Francisco isn’t in one of the city’s tony northern neighborhoods, like Pacific Heights or Telegraph Hill. In fact, it’s not north at all, but south—South Beach to be [Read entire story]

The Bay Area sees more of this unorthodox living situation than anywhere else in the U.S.

Roommates are a fact of life in expensive cities like San Francisco. But while the typical roommate scenario involves a bunch of young singles sharing a place, in recent years more and more couples have been hopping on [Read entire story]

The real estate buzz words that sell San Francisco’s most luxurious listings

The old saying goes that, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” But sometimes just a few words, used over and over again, can create a pretty compelling picture. This is especially true when it comes to [Read entire story]

Ex-Yahoo CEO’s former Belvedere property may break records with $65-million price tag

There’s just one small problem with the $65-million home on over an acre of waterfront property on Marin’s Belvedere—outside of the astronomical price tag, of course. Simply put, the estate hasn’t [Read entire story]

What you can rent in S.F. for $20,000—and up—a month

When the owners of a home on Cumberland Street in Dolores Heights purchased and renovated the property several years back, they felt like they finally had their dream home. Then a job opportunity in Europe came up. The [Read entire story]

TIC studio across from the Panhandle in a 1905 mansion asks $375K

Located directly across from the Panhandle Park, 1932 Fell Street is a 1905 mansion turned 11-unit TIC development. One of the smallest of these units has recently come to market asking $375,000. The studio’s most [Read entire story]