Berkeley and Oakland ranked in top four worst cities for first time homebuyers

Worst state for first-time buyers? California. And in the top four worst cities? Berkeley and Oakland. These declarations come from a recent WalletHub study that crunched numbers of several types. “To determine the attractiveness of first-time home-buyer markets across the U.S., WalletHub’s analysts compared 300 cities of varying sizes across 19 key metrics. Our data set

Own this historic (and haunted?) condo for less than $600K

For just under $600,ooo, you could own a slice of history: currently a tenancy-in-common (TIC) undergoing conversion to a condo, 192 Laidley offers one bed and one bath in one of SF’s most historic buildings. The property, circa 1892, sits atop Glen Park’s Fairmount Heights. Inside, the condo features period detail, hardwood floors and a

Isabel Allende’s two acre hacienda for sale in San Rafael

On over two acres in San Rafael is this custom built home. And for whom was 92 Fernwood custom built? None other than internationally best-selling author Isabel Allende. The main home on this property offers four beds and four baths; living room with gas fireplace; formal dining room leading out onto deck and gardens,;chef’s kitchen,

San Gregorio ranch for sale at $4.45 million

Nestled in San Gregorio Valley, where apparently time has stopped, is 2051 Bear Gulch Rd. This ranch, which consists of a 2,500-square-foot main home (three beds/two baths), a 2,500-square-foot horse barn, and numerous outbuildings rests on 127 acres. Very historic The property was established in the 1880 as a working farm and ranch. Today, it seems largely untouched

Does America think Trump would be better for real estate?

Just as the country divides itself by championing either Trump or Clinton, so too does it divide itself on how either candidate might affect real estate.  Trulia’s newest report looks at election data via a Harris Interactive survey asking “how Americans think Secretary Clinton or Mr. Trump might help/hurt home price growth, and how home prices

What a $1 million home looks like in three Bay Area cities

A million dollars . . . the phrase  has a magical quality for many of us, a dream prize we barter or wish for . . . without really quite believing that amount exists. But for Bay Area residents, $1,000,000 isn’t so magical, because frankly, it’s not that much. For instance, the median home price

This tear down is what $5.5M buys you in Palo Alto

We all know property in “the heart of the Silicon Valley” runs pricey, but occasionally we can still be shocked anew by just how pricey. Here’s a totally run-down home, circa 1923, listing for $5.498 million. Yes, yes, in the land lies the real value. The original structure, a four bed, two bath of 2,008

Stunning Violeta Autumn home in Sausalito is mid-century modern frozen in time

This stunning Sausalito home manages to be both a sort of time capsule (the furnishings look straight out of the early 60s) and, somehow, also timeless—in a style that always seems ahead of its time, no matter what the era. It was designed by Violeta Autumn, who worked closely with architect Bruce Goff in the