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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]

A shocking number of Americans have roommates – but that number is even higher in SF

Flying the coop was once a young adult rite of passage, but according to a new report, many Americans are returning home to roost or seeking out roommates. [Read entire story]

Soaring gable, original details define classical home in Alameda

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: 1368 [Read entire story]

Price cut on fire-ravaged Bernal Heights cottage: Is $699,000 a deal for a tear-down?

The property at 121 Gates was originally listed in October at $799,000 and, with a $100,000 price drop, it's now for sale at $699,000. [Read entire story]

SF renters are now facing another, very bizarre headache

Finding a room in the Bay Area induces enough headaches, but some house hunters have run into a bizarre roadblock – urgings to join a roommate-matching website called Roomster before they can visit the advertised [Read entire story]

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

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Walk-through: Sunbathed Eichler in Diamond Heights

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: 1005 [Read entire story]

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett slashes $3 million off Sea Cliff mansion

At 4,180 square feet, that's an ask of over $3,100 per square foot for the cliffside 1922 Neo-Classical four-bedroom. [Read entire story]

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett slashes $3 million off Sea Cliff mansion

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett cut $3 million off the price of his oceanfront Sea Cliff mansion. The property at 308 Sea Cliff Avenue is now listed for $13 million. At 4,180 square feet, that’s an ask of over [Read entire story]

Lake Tahoe estate dating back to 1920s on the market for $45 million

A classic Tahoe estate with more than 100 years of rich history is on the market for $45 million. [Read entire story]

Take a peek inside HGTV’s 2018 Dream Home, located in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is a hotbed for gorgeous homes in equally gorgeous locations, and it looks like the rest of the country is about to discover our secret. [Read entire story]

PHOTOS: Take a look at Judy Garland’s $3.7 million Malibu beach house

In 1947, Judy bought a Malibu beach house, a retreat where she could relax to the repetitive soft sounds of the surf and bask in the sunshine with all its healing properties. It was a valuable escape in so many ways. [Read entire story]

Getaway: ‘Sleek, savvy, sexy home’ in Truckee offers jaw-dropping mountain views

Offering six bedrooms and nearly 8,000 square feet of living space, a mountainside mansion in the Sierra Nevadas beckons to all those in search of a high altitude high life. “It’s a sleek, savvy, [Read entire story]

Freshly completed waterfront paradiseoverlooks Tiburon’s Lyford Cove

Builder Joe Sherer designed the home on the shores Tiburon’s Lyford Cove for himself. But virtually anyone can appreciate the refined material palette, endless views and thoughtful built-ins at 2070 Paradise Drive. [Read entire story]

Just Approved: Working within strict guidelines enables low down payment jumbo home purchase

Mortgage adviser: John Holmgren. Property: Single-family home in Oakland. Purchase price: $1.4 million. Loan [Read entire story]

Price Point: $1.979 million in San Anselmo

Hardwood finishes grace this stylish view home in Sleepy Hollow. In addition to the four bedrooms, the home also includes an office and library. Vistas of tree-studded foothills await from the decks and patios of this [Read entire story]

Sound Off: What are effective ways to market both a property and yourself?

A: Buyers are visual and one of the first things a buyer does is go online to begin their home search. It’s essential to have professional photos of the exterior and interior of the home. Have the photographer shoot up [Read entire story]

Luxury home stands on a ‘private park’ in Novato

Tommy and Natalie Schnuck adore their Novato home. They love hosting guests on the patio and watching the wild turkeys plod along the 1.6-acre estate. They wouldn’t even be putting 116 Oak Shade Lane on the market if [Read entire story]

Oakland log cabin on the market for the first time since 1976 asks $749K

When you think of a log cabin, you probably imagine a private woodland retreat in Shasta or a ski lodge in Tahoe. Well, think again, because 6507 Oakwood Dr. is a bonafide log cabin right in the heart of Oakland’s [Read entire story]

Old-world charm radiates from early 20th century home in Inverness

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: 2 [Read entire story]