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Berkeley median home price hits all-time record

With San Francisco homes selling at record prices in just days on the market and Oakland named the hottest rental market in the nation, what’s happening in Berkeley? For buyers, the news isn’t good. Berkeley’s median home price (for single-family homes) hit $1.050 million at the end of 2015’s…
Article Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2015/09/28/berkeley-median-home-price-hits-all-time-record/

Rare peek into S.F.’s ultra-luxe Millennium Tower corner unit

When first completed in 2009, the Millennium Tower — which rises 645 feet and is 58 stories tall — changed the San Francisco skyline, and its location at Mission and Third streets changed the texture of SoMa real estate forever. Now, luxury is equally as synonymous with SoMa is it is with Pacific…
Article Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2015/09/24/rare-peek-into-ultra-luxe-millennium-tower-corner-unit/

Quarterly rent report confirms: There are zero affordable neighborhoods for renters in S.F.

It’s official: Though rents are higher in some parts of San Francisco than others, the days of “low,” “cheap” or even “decent” rents in certain neighborhoods are over. The overall median price for a 1-bedroom in SF hit $3,530 earlier this month; and at the close of this quarter, San Francisco…
Article Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2015/09/22/quarterly-rent-report-confirms-there-are-zero-affordable-neighborhoods-for-renters-in-s-f/

665 Newton ST: 1 bed 1 Full bath, Active $484,000

Cute little one bedroom cottage, tucked away at the rear of the lot with nice front yard that includes a pear tree. Located in a sunny neighborhood above Cannery Row. The cottage features a wood burning stove in the living room, skylight, a spacious eat-in kitchen, and laundry room. This could be a…
Article Source: http://sites.e-agents.com/lorelingner/665-Newton-ST-Monterey-CA~l4958876

Own this castle in Ben Lomond for $1.6M

In a week of surreal estates, how can we ignore this actual castle for sale? The home at 9969 Hwy 9 in Ben Lomond is just that: a 3,600-square-foot, 4-bed, 5-bath castle situated on a riverfront double lot. You can live like a king/queen and be the envy of all your Renaissance Faire compatriots for
Article Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2015/09/15/own-this-castle-in-ben-lomond-1-6m/

Sins Of Brazil’s Labor Party Haunt Local Business

With Brazil’s ex-President Lula on the hot seat in the local Petrobras scandal, the political elite in the country are putting companies at risk.
Article Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2015/09/13/title/

4 Reasons to Refinance Now… And 4 Reasons Not To

That new low interest rate is tempting. But is refinancing really right for you? If you’re only thinking about what you can buy with the money you’ll save, the answer might be no.
Article Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/realtytimes/TLGO/~3/Bc07DCBJO3I/20150910-4-Reasons-to-Refinance-Now-And-4-Reasons-Not-To.htm

New Pebble Beach Listing

2 Spyglass Woods Dr-14

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http://view.paradym.com/3674797/prt/10003

San Francisco rents jumps again in August

San Francisco has already earned the dubious honor of most expensive city in the USA for renters, taking the crown away from Manhattan earlier this year. And according to the latest data from Zumper’s National Rent Report for September, 2015, S.F. has no intention of giving that crown back anytime…
Article Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2015/09/07/san-francisco-rent-jumps-again-in-august-as-does-bay-areas/

Red Rock Island now yours for only $5M

How much to own your own private island spanning three Bay Area Counties? $22M? Half that? A quarter? Don’t worry if you can’t guess: neither can Red Rock Island’s seller and real estate team. In 2012, the 5.5 acre span of  rock, sand, hearty vegetation and minerals (the rights to which were…
Article Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2015/09/03/red-rock-island-now-yours-for-only-5m/