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San Francisco Median Home Price Hits All Time High

San Francisco’s continued hot housing market reflects the incredibly strong full-employment economy that the Bay Area and the U.S. is experiencing. Not only is unemployment in San Francisco historically low (3.3%), but [Read entire story]

Are you really prepared for the home buying process? (sponsored)

Are you really prepared for the home buying process? Imagine finding your "dream home." You have your pre-approval letter in hand. You make a competitive offer, confident that you will come out the "winner." And then [Read entire story]

Wine Country oasis ripe for the picking

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. Heritage oak trees, vineyards and verdant lawns surround this Wine Country oasis that stretches [Read entire story]

Three super-sweet Marin homes listed for under $1 million

With redwood groves, hiking trails and cafe-filled towns all near the water's edge, Marin County is an idyllic place to live—if you can afford it. [Read entire story]

Tech mogul’s over-the-top $8.95-million Silicon Valley estate complete with indoor pool

Back in the early 1990s, tech entrepreneur David Lam bought a flat acre of property in Saratoga right off Fruitvale Avenue. It took him until 2004, but he eventually built an enormous seven-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom main [Read entire story]

Steph Curry’s East Bay estate is back on the market with lower price

Want to score an insanely posh pad? Warriors super-shooter Steph Curry and his wife, Ayesha, put their massive Mediterranean-style manse in Walnut Creek on the market for $3.5 million [Read entire story]

‘Storybook’ four-bedroom Tudor in historic neighborhood asks $1.549 million

San Jose’s historic Shasta-Hanchett Park neighborhood was largely developed between 1915 and 1930 and showcases a mix of period architectural styles. According to The Neighborhoods of San Jose, residents buying [Read entire story]

Trilevel contemporary remodel open Sunday in Bernal Heights

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Five bedroom open Sunday in Russian Hill

This four-story Russian Hill home, built in the early 1990s, offers elevator access to all floors and a gleaming kitchen with tall windows, skylights and stainless steel appliances. [Read entire story]

Hot Property:

“It’s a stunning custom built home with elegant finishes, strategically perched over Glen Park,” said Nina Hatvany of Pacific Union Real Estate, who is listing the home for $2.195 million. Built in 1999, the [Read entire story]

Price Point: $3.15 million in Noe Valley

Built in 1910, this expanded Edwardian cottage now offers three levels of luxury living. The garden level includes access to the two-car garage, as well as three bedrooms, two bathrooms and laundry. The master suite [Read entire story]

Price Point: $3.1995 million in San Rafael

Previously the home of Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson, this custom-built construction enjoys 10-foot ceilings, landscaped gardens, a putting green, a hot tub and views of Mount Tamalpais. The open kitchen hosts [Read entire story]

Former schoolhouse and designer hideout available for $1.519 million in Napa

Masonry also makes its presence known inside, most notably in the master suite’s accent wall and the stone archway bordering the kitchen. “Rough-faced and golden-toned stone surround tall squared windows that look [Read entire story]

Epic $8.4-million Santa Cruz cliff house has floating glass office with panoramic bay views

It took six years to design and build 4330 Opal Cliff Dr., a four-bedroom, four-bath home overlooking the Monterey Bay at the edge of Santa Cruz, just outside Capitola. The Matson Britton-imagined mansion is “an [Read entire story]

Kentfield estate enjoys sunny pool deck, idyllic locale

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. Mountain views and tree-studded hillsides surround this sunny four-bedroom Contemporary in [Read entire story]

Super-cute cottage with bonus ‘yoga room’ tucked away near Laurel Village asks $1.295 million

Just off off of busy Geary Boulevard, little Wood Street is only one block long and filled with mostly mid-century homes and low-rise apartment buildings. But at the very beginning of the block, right next to the [Read entire story]

From Coast to Coast, Where a Quarter-Million Bucks Buys You the Most

Housing market disparities come into clearer focus when we set our price gauge at a quarter-million dollars. At that price—which is close to the national median—home buyers can score huge, move-in ready homes in many [Read entire story]

Giants Star Brandon Belt Scores $3.45M Gated Home in Alamo, CA

Are giraffes farm animals? Generally, no, but apparently yes in Alamo, CA. That's because Brandon Belt, first baseman for the San Francisco Giants, whose nickname is "the Baby Giraffe," closed a deal on a [Read entire story]

The most affordable real estate in San Francisco’s most expensive neighborhood

Pacific Heights was recently named the most expensive neighborhood in S.F. We've decided to give this news a twist and highlight two of the more affordable listings in the city's toniest enclave. [Read entire story]

Russian Hill view home includes guest apartment

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. The gleaming kitchen has tall windows, skylights and stainless steel appliances, and leads to a [Read entire story]