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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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San Francisco Luxury Homes Outperform General Market

Sales of $3 million-plus homes increased 25% in September as the overall market fell 9%, Pacific Union finds   While the overall housing market in San Francisco slowed down in September, the luxury segment remained relatively strong, benefitting from the vibrant tech and financial sectors, according to an analysis released Tuesday by brokerage Pacific Union International. Last month, 20 homes in San Francisco sold for ...more

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Robert Redford’s Napa Valley Hideaway Hits Market For $7.5 Million

Robert Redford is walking away from acting and his rustic, 10-acre Napa Valley estate. (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images) That’s a wrap. Robert Redford is calling it quits. After a long, illustrious Hollywood career, the icon is retiring from acting and unloading his beloved wine country estate—Danza del Sol, in Napa Valley. The secluded compound is as private as Redford himself, spanning a cloistered 10 acres ...more

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Living Like Robert Redford in St. Helena, $7.5M

Photo Credit: Open Homes Photography for Pacific Union International Danza del Sol, the St. Helena compound of an American icon, the celebrated actor/director/activist Robert Redford and his wife, painter Sibylle Szaggars Redford, is exactly what you’d expect– a low-key, intimate home in a beautiful Wine Country setting on ten acres adjacent to the Meadowood Club. Set atop stone-walled terraces overlooking a pool and the Napa ...more

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