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December existing-home sales rise 1%

Existing-home sales in December rose 1 percent from the previous month to an annual rate of 4.87 million, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday. [Read entire story]

San Rafael home has multiple patios in tranquil setting

Each bedroom offers an en suite bathroom and a walk-in closet, and the southwest-facing home receives ample natural light throughout the day. The kitchen includes dual ovens, built-in desk and walk-in pantry, and an [Read entire story]

S.F.’s year-end condo prices inflate 18% or more as inventory shrinks

San Francisco condominium prices rose 18 percent in December 2013 over the previous year, according to the Condominium Pricing Index released by The Mark Company, an urban residential marketing and sales firm. Yet new [Read entire story]

Silicon Valley commercial real estate market expected to surge

The technology boom has a long way to run in Silicon Valley, and the region is poised for a fresh surge in commercial real estate activity during 2014, according to a closely watched forecast released Wednesday. [Read entire story]

The House Of Haight Ashbury Vintage Gets $1.3M More, Two Potrero Hill Comps You’ll Want To Track, And More Overbids To Ponder

Before I show you the list of the top 10 overbids, have a look at the building that houses Haight Ashbury Vintage: Listed for $6,950,000 back in October, it just closed for a mere $1,300,000 more. Apparently, Vintage [Read entire story]

Bishop Ranch: Massive AT&T building sold for $250 million

In a $250 million deal, the principal owners of Bishop Ranch Business Park said Wednesday they have teamed up with a big insurer to buy the cavernous AT&T headquarters in San Ramon and create a modern office campus to [Read entire story]

S.F. apartment rents cool in winter but still red hot

The incredible, escalating prices for apartments in San Francisco, the South Bay and East Bay edged down or flattened in the final three months of 2013 - but don't get too excited. The slight slump is a typical seasonal [Read entire story]

Lafayette estate features terraces and views

Built by award-winning architect William Wood, this five-bedroom estate home features distinct architectural finishes, wraparound terraces with eastern- and western-facing views, and is near downtown Lafayette. A [Read entire story]

Ravello by Shea Homes

New homes in Sorrento at Dublin Ranch have become incredibly popular, for all the right reasons. Now Shea Homes offers Ravello, a spectacular neighborhood within the Sorrento community, with fresh new model homes open [Read entire story]

California foreclosures plunge to eight-year low

California home foreclosure activity plummeted to an eight-year low in the fourth quarter as price gains left fewer owners owing more money than their properties were worth, a real estate research firm said Tuesday. [Read entire story]

Cornish & Carey Commercial bought by New York City firm

Santa Clara-based Cornish & Carey Commercial, an icon in local real estate, has agreed to sell itself to a New York City brokerage company in a deal that is expected to lead to more growth for the Bay Area realty firm, [Read entire story]

Heavily blighted, unfinished home in the Oakland Hills yours for just $1.3M

Yes, the Oakland Hills offer homes commanding sweeping city and Bay views. And yes, Ridgemont is among the more prestigious ‘nabes up in those hills, large houses perched on inclines, windows facing panoramic [Read entire story]

Here’s how to take some of the hassle out of buying a new home

If you're planning in the spring to buy your first house, you already may be feeling a bit overwhelmed about what can often be a complicated and convoluted process. Here are a few tips how to make it easier. [Read entire story]

$55 million Connecticut equestrian estate hits the market

An 87-acre estate in Ridgefield, Connecticut hit the market today, asking $55 million for the chance to purchase a pony-lover’s paradise. Of course, you won’t find the listing by googling around or checking out [Read entire story]

Who sold what, published Jan. 18, 2014

Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, published Jan. 18, 2014. [Read entire story]

Maxwell Park home built in 1930 open Sunday

Built in 1930, this light-filled Maxwell Park home features an updated kitchen overlooking the backyard and deck. The home is near Maxwell Park and BART, and includes an attached garage with laundry area. Listing agent: [Read entire story]

Fifth-floor condo in San Francisco open Sunday

This fifth-floor condominium offers expansive city views from every room and includes a master suite with dual walk-in closets. The unit includes a washer and dryer, cherry cabinetry, concrete columns and 12-foot [Read entire story]

Hot Property: Central Richmond Craftsman blends contemporary and classic design

Balancing modern living and design with classical detail is 339 31st Ave., a four-level Craftsman with two master suites, including a penthouse crowning the home, state-of-the-art wiring and a kitchen with professional [Read entire story]

Two-bedroom Berkeley bungalow open Sunday

This bungalow features hardwood floors, large bedrooms and an updated eat-in kitchen, as well as a bonus space ideal for a artist studio or home office. The home is near the Gourmet Ghetto and includes a level yard. [Read entire story]

Neighborhood Homes Sold

Alameda CountyAlameda1501 Alameda Ave. #2, 12/11/13 $465,000, 2 bdrms, 1449 sf, built 1971 1312 Broadway, 12/13/13 $825,000, 3 bdrms, 1325 sf, built 1927, last sold: 11/09/2005, $648,000 3217 Fir Ave., 12/11/13 [Read entire story]