Bay Area Real Estate

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San Jose may get new hotel for airport area

SAN JOSE — North San Jose could land a new five-story hotel that would serve the airport area, according to a proposal from developers who plan to …

Silicon Valley

Apple leases big Santa Clara buildings, launches construction

SANTA CLARA — Apple has leased some big buildings in Santa Clara and has begun a significant reconstruction of the interiors of the structures.<p>The …

Silicon Valley

First Baptist Church tenants won’t have to move yet

Nonprofit organizations and businesses leasing space from First Baptist Church will be given more time to relocate if they need it, Palo Alto City …

Palo Alto

Palo Alto paves way for change in Buena Vista ownership

The Palo Alto City Council unanimously voted Monday to redraw the lot lines in Buena Vista Mobile Home Park and adjacent commercial property in …

Housing

Effort to bring tech campus to former Alameda naval base

ALAMEDA – The city is looking to transform three buildings at the former Alameda Naval Air Station into a tech campus, and is now seeking design and …

Military

After In-N-Out drama, Pleasant Hill property remains vacant

PLEASANT HILL — Six years after In-N-Out abandoned its plan to build on North Main Street, one of the city’s last vacant commercial properties …

Real Estate

Dublin site getting movie theater, restaurants, shops, hotels, homes

DUBLIN — A movie and entertainment complex with restaurants, hotels and housing is planned for a 76-acre site in Dublin, part of a project to be …

Housing

Real estate: Developer describes ‘epic’ impact of Google’s downtown San Jose plans

Mike Kim grew up in San Jose and can deftly describe the transformation of the city’s downtown — its gradual, and at times painful, progress toward …

Real Estate

Housing crisis: Will California force its cities to OK more building?

Amid a housing crisis that is displacing the poor and forcing millennials and countless others to look outside the Bay Area to live, all eyes turned …

Housing

Bay Area real estate: To buy a median priced home, you now need income over $179,000

The income needed to buy a median-priced home in the Bay Area has more than doubled since 2012.<p>That striking bit of news comes from a second-quarter …

Real Estate

San Ramon gets an important signoff in acquiring Mudd’s land

SAN RAMON — The city got closer Thursday to getting permission to take ownership of the former Mudd’s Restaurant property off Crow Canyon Road for …

California

Not arson? ATF releases cause of Oakland apartment complex construction site fire

OAKLAND — Federal investigators said Friday the cause of the latest construction site fire to hit this city was “undetermined” despite its …

San Francisco Bay Area

Oakland buys affordable apartment complex to prevent foreclosure

Oakland is purchasing an affordable housing apartment complex to prevent it from going into foreclosure.<p>The City Council has approved buying the E.C. …

Housing

Business park to replace old Kraft Foods plant in San Leandro

SAN LEANDRO — The Kraft Foods plant in San Leandro once known as a manufacturing hub for well-known coffee and tea brands such as Yuban, Gevalia and …

San Francisco

Mountain View tenants, landlords wait on court’s rent control opinion

Mountain View voters made rent control the law of the land in November when they approved Measure V, the Community Stabilization and Fair Rent Act.<p>A …

Housing

Fed up with housing prices, Bay Area buyers look to Sacramento and Seattle

Overwhelmed by traffic and the steady climb of housing costs, potential homebuyers in the Bay Area are setting their sights on other markets, …

Real Estate

Milpitas: Council extends moratorium on demolition permits for affordable housing structures until June 2018

The Milpitas City Council took steps toward addressing the need for existing and new affordable housing in the city with two formal actions last week.<p>…

Housing

Google village sparks new downtown San Jose property buying

SAN JOSE — Google’s development partner for a vast tech campus in downtown San Jose has snapped up a parcel for the project that’s next to actively …

Real Estate

San Jose City Council denies controversial teacher housing project

SAN JOSE — Despite overwhelming support from teachers and housing advocates, the San Jose City Council voted 8-3 early Wednesday to deny a proposal …

Housing

San Jose office building flips to Chinese buyer amid rising prices

SAN JOSE — A big San Jose office complex, leased by fast-expanding tech company Cavium, has been bought by a Chinese company just a few months after …

Silicon Valley

Wells Fargo insurance practices trigger California investigation

SAN FRANCISCO — The state’s insurance department Tuesday launched a formal investigation into allegations that Wells Fargo improperly charged …

Fraud

Nextdoor launches real estate section in Bay Area and other cities

Bay Area residents looking to buy a new home or strike up a conversation with a local real estate agent now have another resource: Nextdoor.<p>On …

Real Estate

How big can Google get? Its aggressive push for elbow room in the Bay Area

MOUNTAIN VIEW — For the past six years, Google has been expanding bit by bit beyond its Mountain View headquarters. But this year, the tech titan’s …

Silicon Valley

San Jose real estate investors buy mansion-lined San Francisco street

SAN FRANCISCO — The street might as well be paved with gold, and now a couple from San Jose owns it.<p>Tina Lam and Michael Cheng are the proud owners …

Real Estate

Opinion: San Jose needs transit in urban village plans

The city of San Jose is planning major new development along Stevens Creek Boulevard as part of its Stevens Creek Urban Village Plan, which will come …

Cities

Defunct ski areas: Why healing is so hard

LAKE TAHOE — The rope tow is long gone. The parking lot is empty. Instead of the bustling chatter of a happy crowd of skiers, there’s just …

Skiing

Home sale prices from San Jose and Peninsula areas, Aug. 5

View this document on Scribd<p>Residential transactions in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties, published Aug. 5, 2017. Click here to browse …

Real Estate

End of an era: North 40 development is approved

The Los Gatos Town Council approved phase 1 of the North 40 development Tuesday night, clearing the way for 320 homes and more than 66,000 square …

Housing

Owners want to turn gas station site on Old San Francisco Road into housing

The owner of a gas station and convenience store site at 603 Old San Francisco Road in Sunnyvale is seeking to rezone the property so housing can be …

Housing