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Just Approved: Jumbo Refinance Out of 10 Interest Only Purchase Loan

Loan officer: Alex Greer. Property type: Single-family residence in San Mateo. Appraisal value: $1.35 million. [Read entire story]

Hot Property: Healdsburg estate doubles as vacation home

Lisa Hauswirth and her family often rent out their second home in Healdsburg, but when she’s lucky enough to get out there, the home has a special spot that calls to her. “Regardless of time of day [Read entire story]

Five bedroom contemporary in Berkeley open Sunday

Built in 1994, this newly remodeled home has a chef’s kitchen with vaulted ceilings, high-end appliances and stone counters. The home includes a wine room with tasting area, as well as a pair of bedroom suites and an [Read entire story]

Four bedroom in Noe Valley open Sunday

An open floor plan with southern views highlights this Edwardian-era cottage built in 1910. The main level has a pair of living areas and tall ceilings, as well as a temperature-controlled wine room and a custom kitchen. [Read entire story]

LEED Platinum home open Sunday in Sonoma

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Price Point: $1.275 million in Nob Hill

Located in Gramercy Towers, this luxury apartment hosts floor-to-ceiling windows framing western views. Hardwood flooring spans the gracious great room and an updated kitchen comes equipped with a breakfast bar, center [Read entire story]

Price Point: $1.15 million

Set atop a wide, deep lot, this classic shingled two story built in 1910 stands near the Elmwood center in Berkeley. The interior boasts inlaid hardwood floors, tall wainscoting and wide entryways. A traditional floor [Read entire story]

Marina District view home blends traditional with contemporary

Breathtaking vistas are a hallmark of many Marina District homes, and that’s especially true for a trilevel on Marina Boulevard. “The home has absolutely killer views,” said Eva Daniel of Hill & [Read entire story]

No Real Surprise: Homes Still Selling Way Over Asking

It’s Friday! You made it to the end of the week, and if you’re like me, you made it to the beginning of the school year. Although, I will say, entertaining those kids of mine is a helluva lot more fun than [Read entire story]

Adorable 1913 Rockridge bungalow has its own studio loft

This pretty 1913 Oakland bungalow at 5336 Locksley  has its own separate (possibly rentable) studio. The asking price: $929,000. Arched doorways, coved or box-beamed ceilings, and hardwood floors — staples of [Read entire story]

Piedmont estate features Midcentury motif

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. More photos: www.sfgate.com/columns/walkthrough Address: 47 [Read entire story]

The biggest factors standing between you and your next apartment

As more and more upper-income earners have decided to stay in the rental market rather than buy a home, the average income for accepted rental applicants has also increased, especially in San Francisco. The average [Read entire story]

Incredible views define Russian Hill condo

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. More photos: www.sfgate.com/columns/walkthrough. Address: 999 [Read entire story]

SOLD | Victorian Single Family in Cole Valley / Haight Ashbury | $2,250,000 Off Market

This wonderful late / early century Victorian home has all the right bones in all the right places, including a grand entryway / staircase, wood floors, fireplace, high ceilings, large garage, 4 bedrooms, yard, and [Read entire story]

SOLD | Victorian Single Family in Cole Valley / Haight Ashbury | $2,250,000 Off Market

This wonderful late / early century Victorian home has all the right bones in all the right places, including a grand entryway / staircase, wood floors, fireplace, high ceilings, large garage, 4 bedrooms, yard, and [Read entire story]

On the market: Mark Twain Connecticut family home

Mark Twain's Connecticut ties go beyond the Mark Twain House in Hartford, which he lived in with his wife, Olivia. [Read entire story]

SF home owned by popular syndicated comics writer asks $2 million

Back in the 1950s, George Lemont was a local celebrity, the writer and star of KRON’s long-running “Fireman Frank” children’s show. When the show ended in the 1960s, Lemont switched his focus to [Read entire story]

Mid-century modern time capsule in Berkeley is actually an incredible remodel

Looking at 1336 Campus Drive, which was built in 1968, we might assume it’s an example of a well preserved mid-century modern home. But what we’re looking at in this case is actually an extensive remodel, the [Read entire story]

Hot Property: ‘People are happy here’ at Crocker Highlands traditional

The first time Susanne Bratter walked into 796 Rosemount Road in Crocker Highlands, she knew she was home. She saw past the living room’s tired wallpaper and kitchen’s linoleum floor and looked at the house itself, a [Read entire story]

Renowned designer’s touches beautifully preserved in this $3.98M Piedmont home

Built in 1971, this home at 145 Lexford shows the unique artistry of Val Arnold, a much respected designer with local ties. Arnold was named one the top ten in the country by Architectural Digest and recognized by San [Read entire story]