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San Francisco Flippers Make The Most – Says Redfin

San Francisco Flippers Make The Most – Says Redfin

This post comes to you by way of our friends at Redfin. Enjoy – Waiting for the tech boom to burst? Aiming for that perfect gap to sell and then buy? Real estate cycles takes years, and it’s not for [Read entire story]

Introducing SFGate’s new real estate search site

Looking for a new home or just curious to see what’s on the market right now? We’re excited to announce our new real estate search site, which will help you discover the latest listings, open houses and [Read entire story]

‘Money Pit’ mansion for sale… for quite a lot of money

Not in any way the crumbling, sinking affair it famously was in the 1986 Tom Hanks/Shelley Long film “Money Pit,” this Long Island mansion is making news now for other reasons. For instance, that it’s [Read entire story]

Artistic finishes, attention to detail in Mill Valley home

From the artistic steel staircase to the stone cabana, superlative attention to detail is the signature of this gated Craftsman home. A walk-in shower, jetted tub and dual vanities highlight the spa-quality master [Read entire story]

Who sold what, published June 21, 2014

Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, published June 21, 2014. [Read entire story]

Arden – San Francisco Mission Bay

Introducing Arden – the newest high-rise residence in Bosa's incredibly successful Mission Bay collection. The third residence in Bosa's popular Mission Bay collection, Arden is located along the natural shoreline of [Read entire story]

Cow Hollow home listing price jumps from $3M to $13M after flip

Back in 2010, 2680 Green Street was just another $3.1-million “fixer” in ever-popular Cow Hollow. But now, four years and a complete gut job later, the 1912 home is back on the market touting green amenities, [Read entire story]

Walnut Creek: Safeway, senior housing, shopping center project approved

After nearly three years, The Orchards -- a Safeway-anchored mixed-use center -- at the corner of Ygnacio Valley and Oak Grove roads was approved by the City Council on Tuesday night. Construction is scheduled to begin [Read entire story]

Los Gatos developer sentenced to 8 years in scheme that raised $2.8 million for failed San Jose condo projects

A 72-year-old man was sentenced in Santa Clara County Superior Court to eight years in prison today for bilking investors out of more than $2.8 million in two high-rise projects in San Jose that never broke ground, the [Read entire story]

Oakland outpaces S.F. in price increases

Oakland real estate has appreciated faster than San Francisco’s market over the past 12 months, according to a new survey from ZipRealty. Oakland’s median home price jumped 23% between May 2013 and May 2014. San [Read entire story]

Mediterranean in Upper Rockridge with elaborate gardens

Multiple decks, several fountains, abundant built-ins and a Mediterranean garden with edible plantings are among the features of this four-bedroom home in the Upper Rockridge neighborhood. High-end appliances, a subway [Read entire story]

Full-time Ghirardelli Square residence comes to market at $2.2 million

You, too, can get the last golden ticket to the chocolate factory—it just costs $2.2 million. Fairmont Heritage Place at Ghirardelli Square recently released its final full-time residence: a fully furnished, [Read entire story]

Who sold what, published June 14, 2014

Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, published June 14, 2014. [Read entire story]

Realtors Still Make Sense in Today’s Market

With the abundance of information available online about buying and selling a home, not to mention the equally prolific advice you will get from friends and family when you announce you're making a real estate move, it's [Read entire story]

Hot Property: Albany bungalow features lush conservatory

The ornate detailing and vibrant coloring of the three-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow is self-evident, and Plowright is eager to showcase the home's conservatory - a space off the kitchen with 10-foot glass ceilings, an [Read entire story]

NEIGHBORHOOD HOMES SOLD

Alameda CountyAlameda172 Brighton Rd., 05/09/14 $780,000, 3 bdrms, 1522 sf, built 1984, last sold: 11/13/1996, $265,000 152 Centre Ct., 05/14/14 $535,000, 2 bdrms, 1720 sf, built 1982, last sold: 06/30/2011, [Read entire story]

NEIGHBORHOOD HOMES SOLD

Alameda CountyAlameda172 Brighton Rd., 05/09/14 $780,000, 3 bdrms, 1522 sf, built 1984, last sold: 11/13/1996, $265,000 152 Centre Ct., 05/14/14 $535,000, 2 bdrms, 1720 sf, built 1982, last sold: 06/30/2011, [Read entire story]

ARM rates

IndexThis WeekLast WeekYear Ago6-month CD0.400.400.446-month T-bill0.0600.05000801-month Libor0.150.150.206-month Libor 0.320.320.421-year TCMS0.100.110.145-year TCMS1.641.741.04IndexThis WeekLast MonthYear AgoWSJ Prime [Read entire story]

ARM rates

IndexThis WeekLast WeekYear Ago6-month CD0.400.400.446-month T-bill0.0600.05000801-month Libor0.150.150.206-month Libor 0.320.320.421-year TCMS0.100.110.145-year TCMS1.641.741.04IndexThis WeekLast MonthYear AgoWSJ Prime [Read entire story]

Average 30-year mortgage rate up to 4.20 percent

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate for a 30-year loan increased to 4.20 percent from 4.14 percent last week. Speculation over the European Central Bank's decision last week to cut interest rates [Read entire story]