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Look Who’s Buying

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

When It Comes to Art, Go Grand

For home décor, large artwork works better than small, though it doesn’t have to carry a huge price.

Welcome to Oakmont

A portion of Oakland's Howe Street near the cemetery morphs into a deluxe development.

From Funky to Fabulous

An Albany farmhouse gets a dazzling do over.

Granny Units to the Rescue

What are you doing with your backyard garage?

Upscale in Uptown

Condo living at Broadway and Grand puts dwellers in the thick of it.

Treehouse Living on Skyline

Amazing flow, minimalism, and seismic retrofitting make a cliffside dwelling something to marvel at.

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.

Budget First for Design Projects

After you set your budget, pencil out the cost of your inspired ideal to see how reality compares.

A Point Richmond Gem

A Mediterranean that sparkles against a backdrop of bay vistas.