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Iconic Rockridge Victorian on huge lot with flowering fruit trees asking $3.395 million

If you live in the buzzing Oakland enclave of Rockridge, you know this house. The storybook Victorian at 5380 Shafter Ave. listed for $3.395 million rises above an orchard of flowering fruit trees on a plot of land that’s feels unusually rural and enormous compared to the surrounding small lots filled with cute bungalows and handsome Arts and Crafts residences. “I grew up in the neighborhood and ...more

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Historic Rockridge Victorian drops asking price

$505,000 cut from original asking price Update: Inexplicably, this gorgeous Victorian specimen has yet to find a buyer, despite landing on the market in May. Which is why its original asking price has taken a bit of a pruning: The home at 5380 Shafter, initially offered at $3,900,000, is now asking $3,395,000. Billed as a “landmark residence” in the realtor’s ad, this pre-quake, circa-1890 Victorian comes ...more

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2018 Top 10 Celebrity Homes: Cher, Paris Hilton, Robert Redford, Frank Sinatra & More

In 2018, many of the world’s top superstars tried to sell their glamorous homes. A roundup of the year’s Top 10 Celebrity Homes is featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. 2018 Top Ten Celebrity Homes “Cher’s Original Mansion” Cher’s original mansion was her first serious home after her divorce from Sonny Bono, which she designed and built in Beverly Hills in 1980. It was a testament ...more

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Lower Pac Heights Victorian asks $5.2M

Comes with views of Cottage Row Photos by Stephen Dewey, courtesy of Ted Bartlett and Tina Bartlett Hinckley of Compass Located one block away from the boutiques of tony Fillmore Street, this extensively remodeled Lower Pacific Heights abode, located at 2115 Bush, woos passersby with its iron-fenced garden with boxwood hedges, brick walk way, and Victorian facade, all of which are illuminated come nightfall by starlight globe lighting dangling from a ...more

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Sponsored – Luxury developer creates ‘virtual oasis in the heart of the city’

  Troon Pacific wants to make a statement, so the luxury developer created something awe-inspiring, sustainable and welcoming on Russian Hill. The result is 950 Lombard St., a one-of-a kind residence boasting five bedrooms, a guest cottage, a subterranean art gallery, seemingly endless views and a cantilevered infinity edge pool crowning Russian Hill. “A home like Residence 950 is an impossible find in San Francisco, a ...more

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Here’s 2018’s Most Expensive ZIP Codes To Dream About

Here are the country’s most expensive ZIP codes according to PropertyShark.com, an online real estate data source. PropertyShark’s numbers are based on median closed sales prices. “A minimum of five closed sales within an individual Zip Code is required to make the list of 100. If there aren’t enough sales and activity, we don’t include that into our consideration,” explains Eliza Theiss who wrote the PropertyShark report. ...more

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All the home’s a stage

by David Goll / Palo Alto Weekly When a real estate agent helps an owner put a Midpeninsula home on the market, besides carefully setting the price and scheduling open houses, there is now another universally standard practice that can boost the selling price of a home — staging. Preparing properties inside and out for prospective buyers can increase a home’s sale price and also ...more

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Take a look at San Francisco’s most expensive listing

The $45M Russian Hill estate overlooks the city’s most famous landmarks and views Sitting atop San Francisco’s Russian Hill, San Francisco’s most expensive listing is the best of both worlds — it’s a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of the Financial District, and offers pristine views of the city’s most famous landmarks such as Alcatraz, Angel Island and the Bay Bridge. Yet its eco-friendly ...more

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Housing Market Breathes Post-Election Sigh of Relief

A split Congress will add a dose of stability amid already strong economic fundamentals U.S. voters handed home sellers and buyers—regardless of their political persuasion—a double shot of stability on Tuesday. Research has shown that home sales tend to spike following elections as political clarity is restored, at least in the short-term. Now, add to that the Democratic takeover in the House in January, and ...more

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Pacific Union International Wins Top Honors for Relocation Services from Altair Global

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Terri Tiffany Sand Hill PR Partners Terri@SandHillPRPartners.com | 650-387-7720   San Francisco, Calif., Nov. 5, 2018 – Pacific Union International real estate was recently honored as the winner of the “All-Star Award for Real Estate Support Services” by Altair Global. The independent, global mobility-management company offers comprehensive relocation and assignment solutions in more than 180 countries, and it hosted an ...more

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