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Real Estate

Entry Into Home Ownership

A condo can be a good way to get into the housing market.

How Far Are You Willing to Go?

Life beyond Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda.

Determining True Home Value

Cost is one thing, but also consider the tangible and intangible benefits.

Hedging Bets

Should you worry about overpaying for the neighborhood?

Dual Nature

A bow-tie shaped lot adds interest to a modern home with commanding views and iconoclastic appeal.

Look Who’s Buying

Young professional couples are buying up Alameda’s limited housing stock.

Granny Units to the Rescue

What are you doing with your backyard garage?

Getting Creative to Buy Property Comes with Challenges

Pooling resources with family members or friends makes sense, but shareable properties like duplexes or single-family homes with auxiliary living units are scarce in the East Bay market.

All-Cash Home Buys Have Pros and Cons

The practice has become more common in the Bay Area but not as prevalent as you might think.

Is the East Bay Housing Market Really Cooling Off?

Zillow says the market is cooling, but Redfin says otherwise. Turns out there is truth in both.