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Pacific Union International will donate $100,000 to the families of its agents that were killed in Sunday’s crash

Here’s how to donate to Pacific Union plane crash families Pacific Union International will donate $100,000 to the families of its agents that were killed in Sunday’s crash Pacific Union International has set up easy-to-use links through its charitable arm, the Pacific Union International Community Giving Fund, to donate to the families of Nasim Ghanadan, Floria and Navid Hakimi, and Scott and Lara Shepherd, the ...more

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Pacific Union International Establishes Fund to Honor Victims of Southern California Plane Crash

San Francisco, Calif., Aug. 9, 2018 – Pacific Union International CEO Mark A. McLaughlin today announced a fund established to honor the lives of Nasim Ghanadan, Floria and Navid Hakimi, and Scott and Lara Shepherd. All were victims of a plane crash in Southern California on Sunday, Aug. 5 as they traveled to a real estate conference from their homes in Contra Costa County. Three ...more

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Pacific Union International Names Olin Russum To Lead St. Helena Office for California’s Largest Independent Real Estate Firm

San Francisco, Calif., Aug. 4, 2018 – Pacific Union International’s St. Helena office in Napa Valley welcomes Olin Russum as the newly named regional executive for one of California wine country’s most sought after regions. Pacific Union is the fifth largest ranked real estate brokerage in the U.S. with 2017 sales volume of $14.1 billion, and 1700 real estate professionals throughout the San Francisco Bay ...more

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California Homes + Design features Bill Smith and Ann Alwyn Modern and Elegant Tiburon listing

Grand And Modern In Tiburon, $12M Photogaphy Courtesy of Open Homes Photography Where: 1925 Straits View Drive Asking: $11,995,000 What: An elegant composition of stone, wood and glass with framed views by Mill Valley’s Sutton Suzuki Architects. Cleverly laid out on its long narrow lot, the 4-bed, 4-bath home is set on a podium with parking, utilities and staff quarters, lifting the main living spaces ...more

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Steven Mavromihalis’s “Bordeaux in Alamo” listing featured by The Drinks Business

US Wine Estate with 5,000 bottle cellar on sale for $25M A palatial 100-acre wine estate that boasts a 5,000 bottle wine cellar and 20-capacity car museum has been put on the market for US$25 million. 10 Serenity Lane is located in Alamo, around 30 miles from San Francisco, and is surrounded by eight acres of “mature” vineyards and also features an underground wine cellar with ...more

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San Francisco Magazine covers Private View™

Inside S.F.’s Secret Real Estate Market For some privacy-obsessed homeowners, home sales are better kept off the radar. Editor’s note: When should you list your home off-market? Here’s a FAQ. Do you have a trench coat?” the real estate agent asked, only half joking. The listing he was about to describe was so hush-hush that he and other agents had been required to sign nondisclosure ...more

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Curbed covers Jackie Care & Aja Aguirre’s Storybook home on festive Picardy Drive

Storybook home on festive Picardy Drive asks $699,000 Christmas in July Photos by Open Homes Photography Once known as Normandy Gardens, the storybook homes dotting Picadry Drive have a special place in the hearts of Oaklanders and architecture geeks alike. Conceived by architect R.C. Hillen, the 70 homes that grace the small stretch were labeled “modest mansions” due to their exceedingly charming English, French, and ...more

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