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East Bay Ghiradelli Mansion Now Listed for a Million Less

East Bay Ghiradelli Mansion Now Listed for a Million Less

Purchased for $4 million in late 2012, the 6,500-square-foot Piedmont mansion at 636 Highland Avenue, which was built for the Ghirardelli family in the early 1900’s, at which time the East Bay estate included a lot more than a third of an acre of land, returned to the market... Read More »

San Francisco Rents Slip, East Bay Rents Climb

San Francisco Rents Slip, East Bay Rents Climb

Having inched up by $4 a month in the first quarter of 2016, the average asking rent for an apartment in a building with over 50 units in San Francisco slipped by $25 a month (0.7 percent) to $3,595 in the second quarter of the year, while the asking... Read More »

Landmark Berkeley Castle Price Cut $500K

Landmark Berkeley Castle Price Cut $500K

Having hit the market on the last day of March listed for $5 million, the asking price for the landmark Berkeley castle at 2900 Buena Vista Way, which was modeled on a 13th-century French monastery and built in 1929 for the son of James Hume, whose father was the... Read More »

Plans for Building up MacArthur Boulevard Even Higher Than Zoned

Plans for Building up MacArthur Boulevard Even Higher Than Zoned

The days are numbered for the MacArthur Carwash and tire shop at the corner of MacArthur and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Oakland, as the corner site traded hands for $1.325 million earlier this year and plans to develop the parcel have now been submitted to the city... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Slip but Edge Up in Napa and San Francisco

Bay Area Home Sales Slip but Edge Up in Napa and San Francisco

While the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the Bay Area ticked 8 percent from May to June, which is typical for this time of the year, the recorded sales volume (8,679) was 6.5 percent lower than at the same time last year and represented... Read More »

East Bay Office Market Cause for Concern?

East Bay Office Market Cause for Concern?

While not specifically quantified, the volume of office tenants in San Francisco seeking new space in the East Bay “dropped significantly” over the past quarter, according to an accounting by Cushman & Wakefield. And while the drop was partially attributed to a lack of available space, with the vacancy... Read More »

Progress and Timing for a Major Development on Oakland’s Auto Row

Progress and Timing for a Major Development on Oakland’s Auto Row

The City of Oakland has just finished its preliminary analysis for the proposed 18-story building to rise upon the Oakland Acura Dealership site 277 27th Street, a development which includes up to 448 residential units and 65,000 square feet of retail space primarily oriented along its 24th Street frontage,... Read More »

The Claremont Hotel’s Condo and Expansion Project Rendered

The Claremont Hotel’s Condo and Expansion Project Rendered

With the required Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed expansion of the landmark Claremont Hotel & Spa about to get underway, we now have the detailed renderings of the project to share. As proposed, four of the hotel’s existing tennis courts would be moved to make way for... Read More »

Big Plans for a ‘Bombed-Out’ Oakland Building Site

Big Plans for a ‘Bombed-Out’ Oakland Building Site

Purchased for $1,050,000 last September, plans to level the former Holy Ground Fellowship building turned taggers paradise at 605 9th Street in Old Oakland, are in the works. And as envisioned, an eight-story building with 25 apartments will rise upon the site which is adjacent to the Oakland Flower... Read More »

A Historic Move to Infill Uptown Oakland

A Historic Move to Infill Uptown Oakland

Plans for a five-story building to rise on the site of the two historic Cathedral District buildings at 570 and 600 21st Street in Uptown Oakland are in the works, a development which would stretch to 22nd Street and includes 76 apartments over a ground floor garage for 81... Read More »