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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.

What a Million Dollars Buys in Berkeley

In the sizzling-hot East Bay real estate market, a million dollars gets you a remodeled “starter” home in an “upcoming” neighborhood.

East Oakland Real Estate Is Hot

Densely saturated San Francisco just stepped aside as having the Bay Area’s must-buy property. According to Zillow’s Home Value Index, it’s Oakland—East Oakland—that wins the popularity prize.

Can We Solve the Housing Crisis?

Oakland’s core is on the verge of a makeover, heightening fears about rising housing costs and gentrification in a city celebrated for its racial and ethnic diversity. Where will the new workers live in an area so short on housing?

Has Measure A Outlived Its Usefulness?

Created to preserve the small-town patina of a city, Measure A put an end to multifamily housing. City leaders have found a way around the archaic restriction, but reforming the impetus for the housing crises doesn’t look imminent.

Red Hot Alameda Real Estate

Oakland and Berkeley’s real estate boom may get most of the ink, but the real estate climate in Alameda is just as charged

Housing and Retail Transform a Corner

Oakland's lone construction crane signals a major change for an ugly and long underutilized corner connecting major thoroughfares.

Beyond Zillow and Redfin

Real estate search portals give buyers and sellers good data, but agents bring subjective knowledge that can alter a deal.

West Oakland as the New Real Estate Frontier

John Protopappas of Madison Park Financial brings the Lampwork Lofts to Campbell Street in West Oakland.