Will housing prices hit a new high if weed is legalized?

Could prices in the Bay Area go even higher if recreational marijuana is legalized this November? The answer could be yes, according to a new study that found an average eight percent increase in housing prices in Colorado counties that legalized retail marijuana in 2012. Colorado counties that did not allow marijuana sales did not

Tim Lincecum’s Arizona mansion finally sells for under asking

Former Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has taken another hit. This time his sprawling Arizona mansion on the market since August 2014 has sold for $400,000 under asking. Built in 2003, the 11,028-square-foot home rests in a valley between the Camelback and McDowell mountains and Sunset Hills. The resulting seclusion doesn’t mean this pad can’t host a party:  aside from

The Bay Area’s top sales of the year so far: None are in S.F. and all sold for under asking

Back to school puts the malaise not only in teenagers, but also the housing market. August is usually the slowest month for closings, and the downturn generally continues through the fall and winter months before things pick up in the frenzy of spring. While the Bay Area seems sometimes immune to the cycles that define

S.F. and Berkeley tie for last in home affordability in nationwide survey

In San Francisco and Berkeley, homebuyers need to spend a higher percentage of their incomes to buy a home than buyers in almost any other city in the country. The cities tied for last place in affordability along with other Golden State locations like Glendale, Santa Monica and Santa Barbara in a new Wallethub survey

Four cabins, two lakes, 320 acres: Own this stunning Ft. Bidwell retreat for $1.6M

Two lakes and four cabins on 320 acres: Welcome to 1353 Rocky Ridge Road. Per the official listing, Forest Lake Retreat offers  “[Two] spring fed lakes and abundant water keep the trout filled lakes, Bald Eagles, ducks and deer happy,” as well as four cabins each outfitted with at least one bedroom, one bath, kitchen and living
Vintage cottage in Atherton: Untouched since 1948 in every way, except the $5.895M price tag

Vintage cottage in Atherton: Untouched since 1948 in every way, except the $5.895M price tag

This home, situated in one of the nation’s most expensive zip codes, offers a glimpse of old Atherton: it’s a modest two bed, one bath, under 1,700 square feet, with garage, chicken coop, and separate guest house/barn situated upon a walnut orchard. Other than some gratuitous staging (fake flowers, dog biscuits in a bowl for

Check out Bernie Sanders’ rustic new lakefront summer home, his third house

Bernie Sanders may not be the Democratic nominee, but the lack of campaign duties this summer aught to give him plenty of time to enjoy his new lakefront home in the small town of North Hero, Vermont. According to Seven Days, a Vermont alternative weekly with a “Bernie Beat” section, Sanders recently purchased a four-bedroom
Here’s why Seattle won’t be the next San Francisco

Here’s why Seattle won’t be the next San Francisco

No one should be shocked that Seattle home prices are shooting up in a manner that rivals — and lately, even surpasses– San Francisco. The two cities are alike in many ways, including high demand/short supply for homes. Lately, news of over-bidding madness,  the nation’s fastest-rising rents, and rapidly inflating real estate prices haven’t been