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Economic Straight Talk: How are lower interest rates impacting Los Angeles housing markets?

Executive Summary After a large dip in housing market activity starting in the last quarter of 2018 and first quarter of 2019, housing markets in recent months have mostly bounced back to where they were last summer. The number of home sales trends about the same, home prices have recovered to again show annual increases, …

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Home of the Week: View-swept retreat overlooking Sonoma

Seamlessly blended into the contours of Sonoma Mountain, a tranquil private domain overlooks wine country from its forested vantage point at 19501 Brooklime Road. Inside, a symphony of rich woods and vast windows pays tribute to the mastery of William Turnbull, the renowned Pacific Coast architect whose “devotion to wood, and to the softness of the …

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The Greater Oakland-Berkeley, Inner East Bay Market August 2019 Report

Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, city of Alameda, Albany, Kensington, El Cerrito & Richmond. Sales & Values by City, Market Seasonality, Luxury Home Sales, Market Dynamics by City & District, Foreign Homebuyers. Inner East Bay Sales by Price Segment Median House Sales Price Trends by City Average Dollar per Square Foot Values Remember that it’s not only …

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Diablo Valley & Lamorinda Real Estate August 2019 Report

Sales & Values by City, Price Segment & Lot Size; Market Seasonality; Luxury Home Sales; Market Dynamics by City; Foreign Homebuyers. The May Case-Shiller Home Price Index was released in late July for the 5-county SF metro area. This chart illustrates the difference in appreciation rates between the Bay Area (higher price markets) and the …

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Playa Vista’s The Collection

Playa Vista’s The Collection, in the heart of Silicon Beach, close to selling out Most of The Collection’s 66 multi-level single-family residences have sold with move-in ready homes ready for purchase and final homes being built Playa Vista, the connected urban community on the Westside of Los Angeles, is nearing successful culmination in the heart …

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Home of the Week: Mill Valley retreat wrapped in leafy ambiance

Sequestered among the trees minutes above downtown Mill Valley, this serene private retreat is surrounded by green forest views and sweeping vistas of the canyon. Set at 12 Manzanita Place in Middle Ridge, one of Mill Valley’s most sought-after neighborhoods, wrapped in a leafy, secluded ambiance. Its light-filled living spaces receive all-day sun in the …

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A+D Recommended: Architectural Tours

The Compass Architectural Division serves the specific needs of buyers and sellers of architectural homes, defined as residences designed by living or deceased architects listed on the original building permit, or by noted architectural designers. Through its recognized lecture and salon series, the division offers opportunities for agents and clients to strengthen relationships with up-and-coming …

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Home of the Week: Richly detailed Spanish estate in South Pasadena

Built in 1934, this warm and sumptuous residence at 250 Hillside Road has been sensitively updated and enhanced to preserve its historic style and wealth of original details. At the end of a sweeping brick drive, a gated courtyard with fountain awaits. A tile-framed wrought iron entry door opens to a regal living room with …

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Home of the Week: View-swept Sausalito townhome

An exhilarating panorama of the ever-changing San Francisco Bay defines this spacious and luxurious modern townhome at 331 Sausalito Boulevard. The drama begins in the expansive living/dining space, where soaring ceilings and picture windows frame breathtaking views over Old Town Sausalito and across the Bay from Angel Island to the East Bay. This light, refined …

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