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Telegraph Hill Arts & Crafts offers great amenities, views

The four-bedroom home includes oak floors, antique chandeliers and four levels accessed via an elevator. The top-floor master suite looks out at San Francisco Bay through massive picture windows, and the space includes [Read entire story]

Google invests $50 million in online property broker Auction.com

Google's new investment arm is buying a minority stake in Auction.com, the largest U.S. online real estate auction firm, for $50 million. [Read entire story]

On the market: The best decks and balconies in San Francisco

One of the major perks of living in San Francisco is the beautiful views you can see from your balcony or deck (if you’re lucky enough to have one of those). With hills, monuments, greenery, history, and the sea [Read entire story]

Who sold what, published March 8, 2014

Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, published March 8, 2014. [Read entire story]

Who sold what, published March 8, 2014

Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, published March 8, 2014. [Read entire story]

Who sold what, published March 8, 2014

Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, published March 8, 2014. [Read entire story]

California man with 18 cats turns home into kitty playhouse

A California man and owner of 18 cats has taken the simple cat condo to the next level with a renovation that’s turned his home into a sprawling kitty playhouse. The unnamed homeowner is clearly a very devoted cat [Read entire story]

Redwood City 1947 home reimagined with green amenities

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a local home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. Light tubes, heated bathroom floors, tempered glass and a composite roof are among the [Read entire story]

Who sold what, published March 1, 2014

Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, published March 1, 2014. [Read entire story]

Maxwell Park cottage open Sunday

Built in 1902, this Maxwell Park cottage includes a large, landscaped lot and bay views from the backyard. The listing includes walkways paved with Arizona sandstone and it could be an althernative to a condo. For more [Read entire story]

Hot Property: Spanish Mediterranean rises from ashes of Oakland Hills fire

The Upper Rockridge home features wood-framed windows, French doors and a stately formal dining room with hardwood wainscoting and a box-beam ceiling. The home, which is surrounded by a gate and sits on a .3-acre lot at [Read entire story]

Marina District Mediterranean open Sunday

This tri-level waterfront Mediterranean offers views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marina Green. The south-facing garden includes a fountain, built-in barbecue and terrace ideal for outdoor dining. The [Read entire story]

Remodeled four-bedroom in Berkeley open Sunday

This remodeled home offers hardwood floors throughout, a custom cabinetry in the kitchen and energy efficient windows. The listing includes a spacious backyard and is north of University Avenue and near BART. Listing [Read entire story]

Neighborhood Homes Sold

Alameda CountyAlameda2710 Clay St., 01/28/14 $930,000, 4 bdrms, 2500 sf, built 1925 1349 Eastshore Dr., 01/24/14 $700,000, 2 bdrms, 1536 sf, built 1956 3273 Encinal Ave., 01/28/14 $590,000, 2 bdrms, 763 sf, built [Read entire story]

ARM rates

IndexThis WeekLast WeekYear Ago6-month CD0.400.400.446-month T-bill0.0450.1100.1351-month Libor0.150.150.206-month Libor0.330.330.461-year TCMS0.120.120.175-year TCMS1.541.530.87IndexThis WeekLast MonthYear AgoWSJ Prime [Read entire story]

Data Point

26%Average increase in income for residents of Pacific Heights since 2000. The average household income is roughly $1.1 million. Source: San Francisco Association of Realtors [Read entire story]

Atherton home blends prime location, intricate design

French doors off the kitchen open to the terrace and solar-heated pool with underwater lights, a retractable cover and new tile work. An exterior bathroom includes storage cabinets, providing swimmers a place to shower [Read entire story]

While S.F. prices rise, housing becoming less affordable all over the nation

San Francisco is not alone in demanding housing prices that present economic challenges—if not outright hardship—to its residents. According to The Demand Institute, home prices will rise an average of 2.1% annually [Read entire story]

Wells Fargo to lay off 700 workers in home mortgage unit

San Francisco-based Wells Fargo is cutting 700 jobs from its home lending business as mortgage refinancing slows down. [Read entire story]

Spanish Mediterranean in Berkeley has stately public rooms

Inside, columns and archways separate the foyer from the living room, and hardwood floors line the home. Stainless steel appliances, stone counters and a bank of windows highlight the kitchen, which sits adjacent to a [Read entire story]