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Just Approved: HomeReady program helps first-time buyer purchase with 5 percent down

HomeReady program helps first-time buyer purchase with 5 percent down Fannie Mae’s HomeReady program is the best 30-year conventional loan offered by lenders. Fannie Mae designates all of the Bay Area’s ZIP codes [Read entire story]

Price Point: $925,000 in Oakland

Located next to the historic train station in West Oakland, this brand-new luxury construction boasts contemporary finishes and a spacious floor plan. High ceilings and large windows lend an open, airy elegance to the [Read entire story]

Sound Off: Avoiding cases of buyer’s remorse

Purchasing a home can be a most stressful event. Studies have shown only death and divorce can cause a person more anxiety. [...] educate yourself as much as possible about the market, understand the inventory and what [Read entire story]

Price Point: $2.995 million in Noe Valley

The lower level includes a refurbished family room, guest quarters and a separate entrance. High-end appliances and ample storage outfit the restyled kitchen, while the living room hosts a brick fireplace beneath a [Read entire story]

Price Point: $2.75 million in Kentfield

Inside, a contemporary wood-burning fireplace warms the living room, while the nearby chef’s kitchen includes integrated appliances and abundant counter space. A wall of cupboards that lines the hallway provides ample [Read entire story]

Six bedroom in Moraga open Sunday

Sited on nearly an acre studded with oaks and redwoods, this sizable ranch home boasts charming curb appeal and a three-car garage. The traditional floor plan puts the living and dining room on opposite sides of the [Read entire story]

Three bedroom in Mill Valley open Sunday

This stylish midcentury features a 17-foot vaulted ceiling and an open floor plan that steps out to a lush landscape. A Brazilian wood deck with a built-in bench waits behind the home. The spacious master suite includes [Read entire story]

Sound Off: What can be done about the lack of inventory in the Bay Area?

The resulting housing shortage and high cost of housing can be a drag on the Bay Area’s economic engine. The Bay Area’s abundant waterways and hilly topography limit the amount of developable land closest to [Read entire story]

Just Approved: Clear road map leads way through complicated condo purchase

Clear road map leads way through complicated condo purchase Holmgren quickly determined that the buyer didn’t have enough readily available liquid funds to make the down payment that would produce her desired monthly [Read entire story]

Mediterranean built by Frederick Reimers open Sunday in Piedmont

Period details abound in this Mediterranean home architect Frederick Reimers built in 1927. Tile floors, wrought-iron and beamed ceilings await inside this grand home ready for personalization. Arched and cathedral [Read entire story]

Three bedroom in Bernal Heights open Sunday

Located on a quiet street near Precita Park, this charming corner home offers a sunny living room with exposed beam ceiling and skylights. Mature gardens, meandering brick pathways and a potting shed await out back. The [Read entire story]

Custom country home in Mill Valley open Sunday

This custom-built country home revolves around a central terrace with an outdoor kitchen. OXBStudio Architects, SinglePoint Design Build Inc. and Francein Hansen Interior Design collaborated on the build that features a [Read entire story]

Just Approved: Homeowner gets ahead of adjustable rate reset

Mortgage broker: Shawn Sidhu Property type: Single-family home in San Mateo County. Appraised value: $975,000. [Read entire story]

Price Point: $1.395 million in Berkeley

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Price Point: $1.289 million in South Beach

Located in the Heublein Building, this light-filled loft enjoys three levels of living. The condo sits tucked in a rear corner of the building and features a custom hardwood loft, a walk-in closet and an updated bathroom [Read entire story]

Price Point: $4.15 million in Anza Vista

Sited on an expansive double lot, the home offers a dramatic, landscaped backyard and patio. A full kitchen and a bathroom occupy the penthouse level, and the home includes a study. An island with chalkboard paneling [Read entire story]

Price Point: $4.195 million in Piedmont

Grand public rooms with original finishes dominate the interior, and the listing includes a three-car garage and a level garden. A rumpus room with a wood-burning fireplace awaits on the lower level, while the finished [Read entire story]

Three-bedroom traditional open Sunday in Crocker Highlands

Multiple decks and patios pair with a traditional floor plan in Crocker Highlands. Classical details mingle with modern needs within the trilevel featuring stainless steel appliances, a subway tile backsplash and a [Read entire story]

Victorian condo open Sunday in NoPa

Preserved period details and newly minted finishes await within this spacious and sunny condo that includes a shared yard. The unit features a private entry through a grand hallway and the building stands down the street [Read entire story]

Stylish Mediterranean in Kensington open Sunday

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