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Price Point: $2.05 million in Berkeley

Designed by famed architect John Hudson Thomas, this home built in 1911 bears rich woodwork, ample natural light and a large deck looking out toward San Francisco Bay. Local architect Dolph Rosekrans remodeled the [Read entire story]

Just Approved: Borrowers consolidate, wipe out credit card debt with refinance

Mortgage agent: Liz Bayer. Property type: Single-family residence in Marin County. Appraised value: $1.15 [Read entire story]

Three-bedroom on parklike grounds open Sunday in Occidental

Set on nearly 4 acres of parklike grounds, this rammed-earth home boasts broadband Internet, large windows and a solar-heated pool. The listing also includes a detached guest suite and a pair of outbuildings that can [Read entire story]

Five-bedroom with bay views open Sunday in Woodside

Mountain and San Francisco Bay views await at this expansive, fully remodeled home sited on almost 3 acres. Four Fleetwood glass wall systems open the home to its woodland surroundings and the residence includes a wine [Read entire story]

Three-bedroom open Sunday in Kentfield

This renovated three-bedroom home in the Bacich School District enjoys an open floor plan with a full-length deck off the back of the main level. The kitchen boasts Viking, Bosch and KitchenAid appliances, as well as [Read entire story]

High-end Silicon Valley home has striking views

Architect Robert Swatt adores hillsides. The principal at Swatt/Miers Architects looks at each incline and downslope as an opportunity to marry nature and design. His latest project in the Los Altos hills is an example [Read entire story]

Relaxing oasis in the hills of Marin County is perfect for entertaining

Wander the hills of Marin County to discover a four-bedroom oasis on a cul-de-sac in San Anselmo. Located at 1 Freda Lane, this hillside residence enjoys abundant natural light, a shimmering pool, a cabana and views of [Read entire story]

Four-bedroom co-op open Sunday in Russian Hill

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Sound Off: What advice do you have for someone looking to start a career as a Realtor?

A: Getting a license is just the beginning of getting established. You can take community college courses or private courses online. Community college courses allow for more in-depth discussions which are helpful. Then [Read entire story]

Price Point: $1.695 million in Berkeley

Designed by Julia Morgan, this brown shingle home contains intricate woodwork and stained glass windows. There’s a large country kitchen and an oversize formal dining room with original built-ins. Multiple decks rest [Read entire story]

Price Point: $1.695 million in San Rafael

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Just Approved: Broker helps clients improve credit score, secure better loan

Mortgage adviser: Brenda Wyatt. Property type: Maxwell Park, Oakland. Loan type: FHA Purchase price: $650,000 [Read entire story]

Six-bedroom mansion in Piedmont side of Montclair open Sunday

Designed by Virgil W. Jorgensen and built by Alex Cedarburg, this home on more than 11/3 acres dates back to 1927. Grand formal rooms feature soaring ceilings, and French doors in the living room, dining room and foyer [Read entire story]

Two homes on one lot open Sunday in Berkeley

Two houses occupy a single lot in Berkeley’s Elmwood District. The first is a remodeled Dutch Colonial, while the second is a two-bedroom, one-bathroom. A shared courtyard stands between the two homes. The property is [Read entire story]

Two-bedroom unit in Russian Hill’s Summit building open Sunday

This 18th floor unit in the Summit building offers floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of Alcatraz, the Marin Headlands and San Francisco Bay. Building amenities include a parking garage, a doorman and a concierge. [Read entire story]

Mill Valley contemporary offers parklike grounds

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. More photos: www.sfgate.com/columns/walkthrough Address: 403 [Read entire story]

Three bedroom Midcentury open Sunday in Oakland

Situated in the Montclair hills, this midcentury built by Martin Davis has views of bridges and the San Francisco skyline. The kitchen includes Quartz counters and a red Viking range, and all three bathrooms have been [Read entire story]

Two bedroom trilevel loft in SoMa open Sunday

Built in 2001, this trilevel loft offers an open floor plan with skylights and large windows. The top floor features southern views and provides roof access. The unit includes a laundry area and deeded parking. [Read entire story]

Rare offering in Berkeley open Sunday

Only three families have owned this home that is on the market for the first time in nearly 50 years. There are views of the bay and Golden Gate Bridge from nearly every room, and the sellers added a large deck in the [Read entire story]

19 day contract on a condo purchase with unstable work history? NO problem!

Mortgage Adviser: Brenda Wyatt Property Type: Condo in Oakland. Loan Amount: $520,000. Loan Type: 30-year [Read entire story]