Sleep in Steinbeck’s tiny writer’s studio for $175

Airbnb enjoys fans and foes in the Bay Area, and that’s true of the Monterey Bay Area just as of the San Francisco Bay Area. But for travelers with a penchant for litearary history, what could be more thrilling than to stay in what was once John Steinbeck’s home and studio? This Pacific Grove…

Carmel Record Home Sale

10 Carmel Way

10 Carmel Way, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA a beachfront home and overlooking Pebble Beach Golf Course, sold this week for $27 million.

The 12,600+ square-foot home sits on over 2 acres had a listing price of $37.5 million.

Listed by Shelly Mitchell Lynch and sold by Shelly Lynch and Lynn Knoop, both with Carmel Realty Company, affiliated with Monterey Coast Realty.

Mission live-work condo hits the market for $5.5 million

A massive, two-floor live-work loft in the Mission has come to market at $5.5 million. If it sells at that price, it will be the first condo in the neighborhood to break the $5-million mark. Not surprisingly, it’s a pretty special space. With nearly 5,000 square feet inside and out, the size of…

Buyers can find holiday deals on S.F. real estate

The holiday season is traditionally a slower time for the real-estate market, in San Francisco and elsewhere. But, according to local realtor Aaron Bellings, buyers can use the slow down in the market to their advantage. “These slower seasons in the market lead to fewer bidding wars, which often…

How To Invest Like A Venture Capitalist And Get A 9% Dividend

Business development companies, aka BDCs, are the stock market’s answer to venture capitalism for individual investors. By buying shares of BDCs, shareholders indirectly invest in start-ups, which are typically only accessible to accredited, very high-net-worth investors through venture capital and…

Prices jump (and even fall) in some surprising S.F. neighborhoods

San Francisco home prices are up more than 15 percent year over year, according to a new report from Redfin, to a median sale price of $1.18 million. Prices are up even more than that in certain neighborhoods. Western Addition and the Financial District saw the biggest price increases between…