Three years later, Barry Zito finally sells Marin mansion at a loss

Former Giant Barry Zito has finally sold his Kentfield home — years after listing it and for much less than he wanted originally. To our eyes, this property has everything going for it: 2.25 acres with sweeping views of Mt. Tam and Phoenix lake; a main home (tastefully modern Mediterranean) with 4 beds, 5 full baths, two half

Neil Young lists gorgeous Hawaiian estate for $24.5M

Neil Young’s piece of paradise could be yours– if you’ve got $24.5M: his gorgeous estate now joins a growing number of extremely high-end properties for sale in Hawaii. Though built in 1989, 66-1135 Kohola Way reflects classic, timeless Hawaiian style, nestled on a private peninsula. The official listing (justifiably) gushes that Young’s property “is located
The best and worst of San Francisco’s rent control

The best and worst of San Francisco’s rent control

Along with tech workers and foreign buyers, the most oft blamed entity for San Francisco’s crazy rent is rent control. To some, this seems illogical: How can stabilized rents lead to higher rents? To others, rent control is the reason market rent is so high in the first place. Arguments on both sides become heated,

What you can rent for $2,000 in 10 major American cities

Though San Francisco’s average one bedroom now rents for $3,500, not every American city asks so much for so little. In fact, the average rental price for a one bedroom in Sacramento is $900; in Charlotte, N.C., it’s $980; in Albuquerque, N.M., it’s $580. But in most major American cities, rents are up this August, many
Oakland: The nation’s hottest rental market

Oakland: The nation’s hottest rental market

It’s been quite a year for renters in the USA: a rough one. Zumper’s National Rent Report for August, 2015 confirms that nationally, rent in major major cities is climbing: “The past year saw a perfect storm for rising rents across the United States. As more millennials entered the workforce, and consequently the rental market, prices have surged

$85M Hamptons estate, once owned by Andy Warhol, still seeking buyer

History, art, and wealth: If you’re interested in the former two and have a lot of the latter one, this Hamptons home might suit.  “Eothen” (meaning “from the east”) is an oceanfront estate on the easterly shores of Montauk. At once a sprawling retreat and horse ranch, the property offers 9 bedrooms, 11 and a

Correction: 3 S.F. home sales prove market’s insanity knows no limits

Correction: The reference to 1150 Sacramento Street’s 2014 sale relied on Redfin’s public records data; however, that information was inaccurate. The property was refinanced at that time, and the action was incorrectly noted as a change in ownership. The unit was last sold in 1994 for $650K. Followers of San Francisco real estate trends have

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash lists medieval Beverly Hills mansion

Do you know where you are? You’re in Slash’s house, baby. Well, what used to be his family home: The famed top hat-wearing lead guitarist has listed his decidedly unique abode. Fans of celebrity real estate, rejoice:  3307 Clerenden Rd. is for sale, likely as settlement for Slash’s impending divorce from Perla Hudson. The mansion