real estate

A house in the Berkeley hills with a million-dollar view of the San Francisco Bay – literally – has made news. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

Bay Area real estate offers house (sale) of cards

Here’s how Berkeley hills residence sold for $1 million over asking price

 

When development plans for a mall in Elk Grove didn’t pan out after more than a decade, another project to build a casino is in the works. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

The tale of the ghost mall in Elk Grove

Doomed development makes way for a casino

 

The tech company Opendoor provides customers the opportunity buy homes with all-cash offers. (Courtesy Opendoor)

Buyers and renters beware: Koch Industries could be your new landlord

New home buying methods may have a hidden downside

 

Perceived supply and demand in the Bay Area’s expensive rental market can play a big part in determining what people pay. (Shutterstock)

Bay Area rental market is rebounding — but why?

Hearing about people leaving town can have as big an effect as actual economic factors

Perceived supply and demand in the Bay Area’s expensive rental market can play a big part in determining what people pay. (Shutterstock)
Realtors discussing the local scene on the “Southern Oregon Real Estate Show” podcast (the city of Klamath Falls, Ore. is pictured) describe a “sold-out market.”<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>

Not everybody is moving from SF to Austin

Pandemic has pushed city dwellers to smaller towns

Realtors discussing the local scene on the “Southern Oregon Real Estate Show” podcast (the city of Klamath Falls, Ore. is pictured) describe a “sold-out market.”<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>
While reports have indicated people are leaving The City in droves, it appears that those who can afford a single-family home of $3 million or more are staying – or arriving. (Shutterstock)

Not everyone is leaving San Francisco, as home sales soar

Business booming for high- high-end, single-family houses

While reports have indicated people are leaving The City in droves, it appears that those who can afford a single-family home of $3 million or more are staying – or arriving. (Shutterstock)
Starcity, an outfit providing co-living spaces in urban areas, is developing a property at 457 Minna St. in San Francisco. <ins>(Courtesy Starcity)</ins>

Talkin’ ’bout a Starcity revolution

Company offers high-tech boarding houses and investment opportunities

Starcity, an outfit providing co-living spaces in urban areas, is developing a property at 457 Minna St. in San Francisco. <ins>(Courtesy Starcity)</ins>
Redfin’s online home-buying service becoming available in S.F. enables people selling and purchasing single-family homesto close a deal without a real estate professional.<ins> (Shutterstock photo)</ins>

Virtual home-buying in The City: Not a revolution … yet

Service new to San Francisco another blow in humans vs. technology war

Redfin’s online home-buying service becoming available in S.F. enables people selling and purchasing single-family homesto close a deal without a real estate professional.<ins> (Shutterstock photo)</ins>
The number of high-value real estate transactions in San Francisco such as office or hotel properties has declined since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Decline in high-end real estate sales this year means less money for The City

Transfer tax revenues on track to come in far below previous years

The number of high-value real estate transactions in San Francisco such as office or hotel properties has declined since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Much of the pandemic-era real estate action in The City is related to the glut of condominiums on the market. (Shutterstock photo)

It’s the condos, stupid

Young, new SF residents are the ones selling due to COVID-19

Much of the pandemic-era real estate action in The City is related to the glut of condominiums on the market. (Shutterstock photo)
Ingka Centres, real estate partner of Swedish furniture giant IKEA, has purchased the long-vacant building at 945 Market St. (Courtesy IKEA)

Market Musings: IKEA to the rescue?

Mayor Breed is among supporters of the retail giant moving to 945 Market St.

Ingka Centres, real estate partner of Swedish furniture giant IKEA, has purchased the long-vacant building at 945 Market St. (Courtesy IKEA)
Realtors truly are invaluable to their clients, working with myriad people involved in the complex process of buying and selling a home. (Courtesy photo)

Market Musings: Tech replacing Realtors? Please.

There are few, if any, ‘easy’ commissions for real estate professionals

Realtors truly are invaluable to their clients, working with myriad people involved in the complex process of buying and selling a home. (Courtesy photo)
Realtors can show houses again? Not so fast

Realtors can show houses again? Not so fast

As shelter-in-place rules loosen, confusion increases in San Francisco real estate market

Realtors can show houses again? Not so fast
Is this good news for buyers that 17 percent of residents can now afford a home in San Francisco? (Courtesy photo)

Confused about San Francisco’s real estate market? You are not alone

Sometimes it seems that local real estate is the poster child for the term “mixed messages.”

Is this good news for buyers that 17 percent of residents can now afford a home in San Francisco? (Courtesy photo)
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List of 100 most expensive zip codes in US includes seven from SF

A new study by real estate company PropertyShark reports that seven of…

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The City's voter-mandated “Five-Year Financial Plan” released Thursday by the City Controller’s Office indicates San Francisco is at capacity in more ways than one. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

SF stretched to the limit by tech boom, says city report

San Francisco’s years-long tech boom has The City bursting at the seams.…

The City's voter-mandated “Five-Year Financial Plan” released Thursday by the City Controller’s Office indicates San Francisco is at capacity in more ways than one. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
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Full House home bought by show’s producer

The large Victorian house for sale at 1709 Broderick St. has sold,…

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The Millennium Tower at Mission and Fremont streets in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, September 22, 2016. (Wesaam Al-Badry/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Condo owners in sinking Millennium Tower estimate homes worth $0

Multi-million dollar condos in the Millennium Tower may now be worth zilch.…

The Millennium Tower at Mission and Fremont streets in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, September 22, 2016. (Wesaam Al-Badry/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A view looking south over the South of Market neighborhood in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, September 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF seeks to upzone Central SoMa neighborhood

San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood is preparing for a renaissance. With…

A view looking south over the South of Market neighborhood in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, September 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The Property Brothers (Drew, left, and Jonathan Scott) are coming to the Bay Area to plug their new book. (Courtesy Caitlin Cronenberg)

Property Brothers taking the world by storm

Is there anything that Drew and Jonathan Scott can’t do? Apparently not.…

The Property Brothers (Drew, left, and Jonathan Scott) are coming to the Bay Area to plug their new book. (Courtesy Caitlin Cronenberg)