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S.F. overbids: Which home sold for more over the asking price?

Properties selling for over asking is a common enough phenomenon in San Francisco real estate. But even to the jaded market watcher, the scale of these overbids is startling. Thanks to sparse inventory and an uptick in [Read entire story]

Most expensive single-family home ever sold in America goes for $120 million

When Greenwich, Connecticut’s Copper Beech Farm hit the market last spring, asking $190 million, people across the nation noted that while the home earned the distinction as the most expensive single-family home [Read entire story]

What is an ‘average’ S.F. condo? It depends where you look

As the Chronicle recently reported, condo prices in the city have now surpassed the 2007 peak. The 830K median price is actually 8.2% higher than it was right before the big crash in early 2008. But what does that 830K [Read entire story]

50-acre Connecticut estate sells for record $120 million

A 12-bedroom waterfront estate on 50 acres in wealthy Greenwich has been sold for $120 million, edging out a Bay Area property sold last year for $117.5 million, believed to be the most ever paid for a residential [Read entire story]

Tri-level Edwardian in Glen Park open Sunday

Built in 1914, this tri-level Edwardian has been transformed into a contemporary residence with period details. Sliding glass doors off the kitchen open to a walk-out terrace overlooking the garden, and the master suite [Read entire story]

Hot Property: Ross home features engineered build-ins, superlative location

The gated home is set back from the street and is flanked by tall shrubs and mature trees that provide additional privacy to the residence. Granite slab counters and stainless steel appliances highlight the kitchen, [Read entire story]

Remodeled pre-World War II in Bernal Heights open Sunday

This home, constructed in 1938, features a high level of craftsmanship. Parquet floors and plaster moldings are among the pre-World War II details found throughout the home, which includes a bonus room and a newly [Read entire story]

Crocker Highlands three-bedroom open Sunday

This move-in ready home features hardwood floors and an updated kitchen that opens to the backyard patio and garden. It includes modern windows and and vibrant tile accents. For more information, visit [Read entire story]

Neighborhood Homes Sold

San Francisco CountySan Francisco657 15th Ave., 03/12/14 $1,127,000, 2880 sf, built 1923 425 1st St. #4407, 03/11/14 $1,098,000, 1 bdrms, 819 sf, built 2008, last sold: 10/01/2010, $840,000 2694 23rd Ave., 03/12/14 [Read entire story]

ARM rates

IndexThis WeekLast WeekYear Ago6-month CD0.400.400.446-month T-bill0.0650.0800.0951-month Libor0.150.160.206-month Libor0.330.330.441-year TCMS0.120.120.135-year TCMS1.751.550.73IndexThis WeekLast MonthYear AgoWSJ Prime [Read entire story]

30-year mortgage rate down to 4.34 percent

[...] combined with higher mortgage rates, higher prices have made homes costlier for first-time buyers as well as for all-cash investors. Refinancing's share of mortgage applications fell from 53 percent to 51 percent [Read entire story]

Price Point: $1.095 million

Nicknamed the Temple of Light, this floating home features dynamic views through floor-to-ceiling windows, multiple skylights and a deck with a hot tub. Natural light pours in through the unit's southern exposure, and [Read entire story]

Real Estate Developer, Lawyer, 2 Former Bankers Indicted On Loan Fraud Charges Involving Sonoma Valley Bank

SONOMA (CBS SF) — A North Bay real estate developer, a lawyer and two former bank executives have been indicted in federal court in San Francisco and arrested on charges of loan fraud in a case involving the [Read entire story]

Who sold what, published April 12, 2014

Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, published April 12, 2014. [Read entire story]

Remodeled Piedmont estate offers elegance inside and out

Lovingly renovated, this seven-bedroom estate features a level entry, hand-crafted finishes and abundant amenities on almost two-thirds of an acre. A vaulted, beamed ceiling with exposed trusses covers the family room, [Read entire story]

Gentrification report: Tenants group shows income shifts across Oakland, San Francisco

As the median income of neighborhoods in Oakland and San Francisco has gone up over the last 20 years, their demographics have shifted dramatically, with more white and less black residents, according to a report [Read entire story]

$2 million price cut for S.F.’s version of Versailles

San Francisco’s second most expensive single-family home 3800 Washington St., recently underwent a $2 million price cut after sitting on the market for about six months. The 1902 landmark building, which was [Read entire story]

Renovating to Sell: Dos and Don’ts

Spring marks the beginning of the traditional home-buying season, but sprucing up a dated house for sale can be tricky. [Read entire story]

Ashbury Heights home offers ocean, bay views

Detailed hardwood floors can be found throughout the residence, and the kitchen hosts a glass tile backsplash, dual ovens and a center island with seating area. Three bedrooms, including a master suite with fireplace [Read entire story]

A home in Sonoma County for only $30,000

Yes, it’s true, a gorgeous home in the middle of Wine Country can be yours for about the price of a mid-range SUV. A few caveats though: you have to be willing to live in a 8-foot wide by 20-foot long wood box on [Read entire story]