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Hot Property: ‘People are happy here’ at Crocker Highlands traditional

The first time Susanne Bratter walked into 796 Rosemount Road in Crocker Highlands, she knew she was home. She saw past the living room’s tired wallpaper and kitchen’s linoleum floor and looked at the house itself, a [Read entire story]

Renowned designer’s touches beautifully preserved in this $3.98M Piedmont home

Built in 1971, this home at 145 Lexford shows the unique artistry of Val Arnold, a much respected designer with local ties. Arnold was named one the top ten in the country by Architectural Digest and recognized by San [Read entire story]

Top-floor condo looks out at AT&T Park, bay

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: 207 [Read entire story]

Amenity showdown: Which luxury tower rentals have the best amenities?

In San Francisco where ‘luxury” and “rental” are two terms that often go together, high-end buildings compete for tenant attention. One way this competition manifests is in the amenities a [Read entire story]

Three reasons people are willing to make the move from SF to Sacramento

Sacramento realtor Wes Blackwell hears the same story over and over again. Long-time Bay Area residents reach out to him because they are so fed up with the high cost of living here that they are setting their sights [Read entire story]

Multi-Million Dollar Home Sales Spiking In Santa Clara County

PALO ALTO (KPIX 5) — According to a new report, sales of multi-million dollar homes on the Peninsula and in the South Bay have spiked since last year. While multi-million dollar home sales once were something of a [Read entire story]

Multi-Million Dollar Home Sales Spiking In Santa Clara County

PALO ALTO (KPIX 5) — According to a new report, sales of multi-million dollar homes on the Peninsula and in the South Bay have spiked since last year. While multi-million dollar home sales once were something of a [Read entire story]

Multi-Million Dollar Home Sales Spiking In Santa Clara County

PALO ALTO (KPIX 5) — According to a new report, sales of multi-million dollar homes on the Peninsula and in the South Bay have spiked since last year. While multi-million dollar home sales once were something of a [Read entire story]

Pocket Listings may short-change sellers (sponsored)

Pocket Listings May Short-Change SellersThe fast pace of Bay Area real estate, where homes are snapped up as soon as they hit the market, is fueling an interesting trend: pocket listings, homes not listed on a Multiple [Read entire story]

Walk-through: Timeless design defines Wine Country compound

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. Set on 15 acres, this Wine Country compound features a three-bedroom house designed by Heinz [Read entire story]

Study: The income needed to buy a home in the Bay Area has doubled in five years

Back in 2012, a minimum annual income of $90,370 was needed to purchase a Bay Area home at the median price of $447,970. Now, a home buyer needs to be bringing in $179,390 to afford a mean-priced house at $895,000, [Read entire story]

The best San Francisco neighborhoods to find a house under $1 million

While it may be hard for today’s home buyers to believe, just a few years ago it was very possible to buy a single-family home in San Francisco for under $1 million. In fact, according to a recent report from [Read entire story]

Owning a Bay Area beachfront home is possible, if you have a couple million to spend

As we come to the end of our so-called summer, people are packing up in droves to fit in one last beach vacation before the season ends. But what if every day was a beach vacation? With waterfront properties pulling a [Read entire story]

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]

Pacific Heights Queen Anne Victorian is a statement piece

Artistry and opportunities abound behind the turquoise facade of a Queen Anne Victorian in Lower Pacific Heights. “Fireplaces, elegant curved bay windows and soaring ceilings are only the beginning of this [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]

Alamo Square Victorian known as the ‘Painted Gentleman’ listed for $5.65 million

Built in 1900, this iconic San Francisco property, one of those in a row known as the “Painted Gentleman,” is one of those fanciful Victorians that overlooks Alamo Square. It’s well-located, a block [Read entire story]

Attending bachelor parties may be keeping you from buying a home, Zillow says

The real estate site Zillow found that the average cost of attending nine bachelor or bachelorette parties in a person's lifetime comes out to well over the 20 percent down payment on a median-priced US home. Though, not [Read entire story]

Welcoming Wine Country compound includes a spacious car barn

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. Enticing outdoor spaces and a welcoming interior define this shingled residence in the heart of [Read entire story]