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Massive Berkeley Mansion Now Listed at a Loss

Massive Berkeley Mansion Now Listed at a Loss

Designed by John Hudson Thomas and built for John Hopkins Spring, a real estate developer, in 1914, the 12,000-square-foot Spring Mansion which sits at 1960 San Antonio Avenue in the Berkeley hills and was modeled on the Achilleion Palace in Greece, was purchased by John Park, the founder of... Read More »

Alternative Designs for Rejected Oakland Tower Revealed

Alternative Designs for Rejected Oakland Tower Revealed

With Oakland’s Planning Commission having formally rejected the plans for a proposed 460-foot-tall, and seemingly split, tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, on the historic King Block in Downtown Oakland, a move which shouldn’t have caught any plugged-in readers by surprise, the project team has been working on... Read More »

Lowest Bay Area Home Sales in 11 Years, Prices Drop

Lowest Bay Area Home Sales in 11 Years, Prices Drop

The number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area totaled 3,857 in January, down 14.9 percent on a year-over-year basis. And in addition to representing another 11-year seasonal low, last month’s sales were an 11-year low in the absolute as well, according to... Read More »

Indexes for Bay Area Home and Condo Values Continue to Drop

Indexes for Bay Area Home and Condo Values Continue to Drop

Having dropped another 1.4 percent in December, which is the largest month-over-month decline in seven years, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area (which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula) shed nearly 3 percent in the fourth quarter of... Read More »

Oakland A’s Refine Design for Proposed Waterfront Development

Oakland A’s Refine Design for Proposed Waterfront Development

From the Oakland A’s President, Dave Kaval: “Back in November, we were thrilled and humbled by the initial positive response to our preliminary concepts for the ballpark design. Fans and community members alike expressed excitement about the design. Since then, we’ve continued to meet with public officials, fans, and... Read More »

Asking Rents Inch up in San Francisco, Slip in Oakland

Asking Rents Inch up in San Francisco, Slip in Oakland

Having reversed course last year, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco has inched up over the past two months and slipped in Oakland. Including one-off rentals, as well as those in larger developments, the average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco is... Read More »

Proposed Timeline and Route for New Rail Line over the Bay

Proposed Timeline and Route for New Rail Line over the Bay

As envisioned by Cross Bay Transit Partners, which is private affiliation between Facebook and Plenary, in conjunction with the San Mateo County Transit District, the Dumbarton Transportation Project would yield a new high-capacity rail link “between residential neighborhoods in the East Bay and job centers on the San Francisco... Read More »

Detailed Plans and Timing for Proposed BART Station Development

Detailed Plans and Timing for Proposed BART Station Development

As proposed, nearly 800 residential units could be built at the base of the West Oakland BART station, with a 30-story, 500-unit residential building rising up to 320 feet in height at the corner of 7th and Mandela, a 7-story mid-rise building with 240 below market rate units (and... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Dropped to Another 11-Year Low

Bay Area Home Sales Dropped to Another 11-Year Low

The number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the greater Bay Area totaled 5,341 this past December, that’s down 13.2 percent from November (versus typically ticking up), down 21.6 percent on a year-over-year basis, and the lowest December sales total since 2007, which marks another 11-year seasonal low,... Read More »

Indexes for Bay Area Home Values Drop, Condos Hit Particularly Hard

Indexes for Bay Area Home Values Drop, Condos Hit Particularly Hard

Having slipped another 0.7 percent in November, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area – which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula – has shed 1.4 percent over the past quarter and its year-over-year gain has dropped nearly five... Read More »