In The News

Here you can find recent news coverage and analysis about Pacific Union, real estate, business, California economics, and more.



Location, Location

HOUSE HUNTING IS never easy. However, it gets exponentially harder with a tight budget and a mandate to eliminate any home not within walking  distance of your children’s current school and downtown Mill Valley. And yet this was the directive Mill Valley resident Jill Melchionda gave to her realtors. “I was willing to give up a lot of things, but location wasn’t one of them,” ...more

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The Sweetest Retreat In Napa, $2M

Where: 345 Randolph Street, Napa Asking: $1,999,000 What: A warm, welcoming Craftsman Style in the middle of Napa’s Old Town, this classic  3-bed, 2-bath 1911 bungalow is perfect for entertaining. Plus it has a legal studio cottage with a bath and kitchenette, perfect for guests or short-term rentals. The interiors are exactly what you’d expect (or hope for) in a bungalow, with refinished wood trim and an open ...more

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Walk-through: Craftsman in downtown Napa has traditional details, inviting rear patio

Twice a week, The Chronicle features a home on the market that caught our eye for its architecture, history or character. More photos: www.sfgate.com/columns/walkthrough Address: 345 Randolph St., Napa Asking price: $1.99 million Description: This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in downtown Napa pairs original Craftsman details like oak plank flooring and the living room’s coved ceiling with inviting gardens built for entertaining. The living and family rooms connect to an ...more

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Moving On Up Millennials and young Gen Xers are changing the face of luxury real estate in Silicon Valley and beyond. The Mediterranean home located in Palo Alto’s Midtown neighborhood sat on the market for more than a year with only four viewings and no offers—during one of the hottest markets in the area’s real estate history. “It wasn’t selling because no one wants that style,” ...more

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Getatway: Penthouse flair defines San Rafael five-bedroom overlooking Peacock Gap Golf Club

Chic finishes like brass fixtures, Walker Zanger tile and herringbone-patterned flooring lend upscale elegance to 184 Peacock Drive in San Rafael, a freshly completed five-bedroom overlooking the Peacock Gap Golf Club. “It blends the sophistication of a New York penthouse with one of Marin County’s most coveted locations,” said Tracy McLaughlin of Pacific Union Real Estate, who is listing the two-story for $2.695 million. Four ...more

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Dignified downtown single-family home asks $3.1 million

Circa-1913 stunner comes with original period details By Brock Keeling | @BrockKeeling      Located near the border of Nob Hill, this abode is a rare quail: a single-family home located in downtown San Francisco. It also comes with pedigree to boot. Built in 1913 and designed by architect Frederick Herman Meyer (Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Key System Building), 718 Pine is a townhouse-style home with four levels, three ...more

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This Bungalow Sums Up Silicon Valley’s Housing Shortage

The 102-year-old four-room house in California sold for $100,000 in 2003, and just closed for $1.78 million BY BECKIE STRUM  |  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2018   A 100-year-old bungalow so small it could fit inside a regulation basketball court five times has sold in Palo Alto, California, for $1.78 million. It’s a sign of just how inflated the Silicon Valley property market has become over ...more

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Pacific Union International’s Steve Mavromihalis Hosts Classic Sports Racing Group for Fundraiser at $25 Million Bay Area Vineyard Estate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pacific Union International’s Steve Mavromihalis Hosts Classic Sports Racing Group for Fundraiser at $25 Million Bay Area Vineyard Estate San Francisco, Calif., September 24, 2018   Pacific Union International real estate top producer, Steve Mavromihalis put the spotlight on 10SerenityLane.com, a 100-acre hilltop vineyard property in the Bay Area for a recent gala fundraiser. The September 13th event featured vintage car race enthusiasts ...more

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Pacific Union International Names Shawna Borg Cashin To Lead Silicon Valley Offices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pacific Union International Names Shawna Borg Cashin To Lead Silicon Valley Offices San Francisco, Calif., September 21, 2018 – Pacific Union International’s Silicon Valley offices in Burlingame and Palo Alto welcome Shawna Borg Cashin as the newly named regional executive for one of California’s hottest real estate regions. Cashin’s move to her new position in Silicon Valley comes after five years as operations ...more

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Famed McCondrey Lane home featured by On the Block

A Russian Hill one-bedroom on Macondary Lane asking $797K Fans of Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” know that the main characters’ charming home on “Barbary Lane” was inspired by Russian Hill’s tree-lined, pedestrian-only Macondray Lane. Read more on SF Gate

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