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San Francisco Bay Area led the nation in overbidding in 2017

Nearly one quarter of U.S. home sales last year closed at over their listed price, according to a new Zillow study. This national average has increased since 2012, when [Read entire story]

Gadgets That Make Your Home Smarter (sponsored)

If mind-blowing technology and the latest gadgets get your juices flowing, your home no doubt reflects this – particularly where smart home devices are concerned. [Read entire story]

Could this Bay Area locale be 2018’s hottest housing market?

The hottest market in 2018 will be in San Jose, according to a new Zillow report, which predicts median home values in the South Bay city will grow by almost 9 percent this year. As the report points out, the area had an [Read entire story]

Hot Property: ‘Coveted’ floor plan awaits in Noe Valley remodel

Location matters most in real estate, and 2430 Castro St. in Noe Valley enjoys a unique setting. Not only is the four-bedroom contemporary positioned in one of San Francisco’s hottest neighborhoods, there are no homes [Read entire story]

Two-bedroom in Potrero Hill open Sunday

East of McKinley Square with west-facing windows, this updated condo offers LED lighting, quartz counters and wood floors, as well as floor tiles in the bathroom. The unit includes one-car parking. [Read entire story]

Four bedroom in San Anselmo’s Sleepy Hollow open Sunday

Built in 1971, this Sleepy Hollow home includes an office and a library. The residence has protected views and is flanked by mature trees and rolling hills. Stone counters and stainless steel appliances accent the [Read entire story]

Five-bedroom contemporary open Sunday in the Marina Disrict

Recently remodeled by EAG Studio, this contemporary couples indoor/outdoor living with a modern floor plan. The roof deck offers views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Palace of Fine Arts, while a curved Calacatta Nuvo [Read entire story]

Sleek Atherton contemporary offers ‘striking detail’

Mehdi and Nely Jazayeri went above and beyond when they tore down a 1950s Ranch home and built a sleek contemporary at 369 Fletcher Drive in Atherton. The home boasts two wine cellars, seven bedrooms [Read entire story]

Sage Model Homes Now Open

(Livermore, CA) Rejuvenate yourself with engaging activities and soothing surroundings at Shea Home's master-plan community, Sage in Livermore. Sage is a new home community unlike any other; it's a blend of inner [Read entire story]

Sound Off: What are your Bay Area real estate predictions for 2018?

A: 2018 should be another robust year in the Bay Area for real estate. San Francisco will continue to experience a strong demand for single-family homes, especially on the north side of town where there is an extreme [Read entire story]

Just Approved: VA loan helps veteran consolidate debt

Mortgage broker: Dominique Stevens. Property type: Single-family home in Rohnert Park. Loan type: VA 30-year fixed-rate loan. [Read entire story]

Cliffside Carmel compound featured in classic Clint Eastwood film asks $11 million

Back in the early 1970s, when Clint Eastwood was looking for a Carmel abode to stage the final fight in his directorial debut, “Play Misty for Me,” he couldn’t have asked for a better situated property [Read entire story]

Cliffside Carmel compound featured in classic Clint Eastwood film asks $11 million

Back in the early 1970s, when Clint Eastwood was looking for a Carmel abode to stage the final fight in his directorial debut, “Play Misty for Me,” he couldn’t have asked for a better situated property [Read entire story]

Welcoming Wine Country home includes Chardonnay vineyard

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: 20989 [Read entire story]

Walk-through: Fine finishes radiate throughout Russian Hill townhome

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: 1035 [Read entire story]

Walk-through: Fine finishes radiate throughout Russian Hill townhome

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: 1035 [Read entire story]

Preserved San Francisco Victorian home, circa 1887, comes with $3,107 rental apartment

Finding classic Victorians that not only made it through the 1906 earthquake but also through the hands of would-be modernizers can be daunting in San Francisco. But 2825 Pine, circa 1887, is a well-preserved beauty on [Read entire story]

Here’s where Bay Area rents went down last month and what you can get for an average rent

Every year the Bay Area ends at or near the top of those annual hottest real estate markets lists, but the actual picture within our local rental market is a bit more complicated these days and rents aren’t going [Read entire story]

Sound Off: How can I help my children cope with moving?

A: Relocating is difficult, but for children it can be overwhelming, especially if they are moving from the only home they have ever known and leaving their friends, teachers and community. When helping my clients with [Read entire story]

Price Point: $1.695 million in Inner Parkside

Remodeled in 2009, this home offers views of the Pacific Ocean and an open floor plan. Gleaming hardwood floors span the public rooms, and the kitchen features stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. Natural [Read entire story]