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Around the Bay Area, special rental offers and help for homeless fire victims

With North Bay fires still burning, we can’t yet know the exact number of people looking for shelter. Reportedly, an estimated 333-square-miles have burned, which means–for [Read entire story]

Farmhouse with ocean views in Gualala

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: 47920 [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]

Walk-through: Stately Dutch Colonial in Piedmont

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: 360 [Read entire story]

Olsen House, circa 1954, now on the Berkeley market for the first time ever

In Thousand Oaks, the Olsen House stands on a forested lot, its glass walls overlooking sylvan serenity. Architect Donald Olsen built this home for his wife Helen and himself in 1954. Now, for the first time, 771 San [Read entire story]

Walk-through: Waterfront retreat in Tiburon

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: 2322 [Read entire story]

Increasing number of S.F. apartments offering ‘move in specials’

We all know the San Francisco rental market is tough. In recent years, it has presented challengers for renters, but now it seems to be getting tougher for landlords. If the number of “move in specials” is [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]

Walk-through: Refined details radiate throughout Oakland Tudor

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: 5710 [Read entire story]

Some Epic San Francisco Homes Still Without Buyers

As you know, I put a lot of attention on the Overbids, as they are truly jaw dropping and it’s amazing they just keep happening all over the City for the better part of a decade. But something that often goes [Read entire story]

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]

Hot Property: European-inspired grandeur in Lafayette

On a sliver of land surrounded by Briones Regional Park, a gated development contains some of Lafayette’s most coveted homes. One particular listing that just appeared on the market offers a sophisticated material [Read entire story]

Where do tech salaries stretch the furthest? Hint: Not California

Fiscally minded tech whizzes might want to skip Silicon Valley and the Bay Area and head to another region if they want to get the most from their salaries. [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]

SF Planning unanimously OKs Giants’ huge Mission Rock project

In the real estate development equivalent of a perfect game, the Giants’ vision of creating a new “heart of Mission Bay south” on 28 acres of paved parking lots across the Lefty O’Doul Bridge from AT&T Park won [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]