Bay Area Real Estate

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Photos: James Dean’s former California home on the market

A Los Angeles home where actor James Dean once lived has been listed for $3.995 million, reports Architecture Digest.<p>Click here if viewing from a …

James Dean

Downtown San Jose deal poised to spur big new residential tower

SAN JOSE — A new residential tower is poised to rise in an emerging downtown San Jose neighborhood, now that a veteran developer has grabbed a choice …

Santa Clara County

Cupertino council approves alternative plan to rebuild Vallco

The Cupertino City Council on Wednesday night approved a massive residential, office and retail development that aims to bring life back to the …

City Halls

How the housing crisis segregates the Bay Area

The Bay Area’s soaring housing costs are pushing out low-income families of color at a greater rate than their white counterparts, according to a new …

Alameda County

Palo Alto: Officials remove tenant assistance cap

Tenants facing eviction from an apartment building in downtown Palo Alto will get up to $17,000 to help them relocate regardless of their income …

The cheapest apartment rentals available now in downtown San Jose

Downtown is San Jose has a lot gong for it. It is a very walkable area, is easy to get around on a bicycle and is a haven for transit riders, …

Countertops

Renting in Oakland for $2,200 per month

How far does your rental dollar go in Oakland? We’ve rounded up the latest listings via rental site Zumper to see what you can rent in Oakland on a …

Countertops

Photos: NFL great and former 49er Larry Allen selling Danville mansion

Former All-Pro lineman Larry Allen is selling his Danville, Calif. mansion for $7.5 million, reports the Los Angeles Times.<p>Click here if viewing from …

Selling

Bay Area cities take first steps to deal with RV dwellers — and parking

EAST PALO ALTO — Faced with complaining residents and health concerns, city officials late last year evicted several dozen RVs from a residential …

Palo Alto

Differences of opinion emerge about the future of Vallco at Tuesday night meeting

A Cupertino City Council meeting that was long on name-calling but short on resolution and at times threatened to go off the rails Tuesday night …

City Halls

Big north San Jose office complex eyed amid hot tech market

SAN JOSE — Buoyed by tech company expansions in north San Jose, developers are eyeing a vacant lot for a big new office complex that could cater to a …

Santa Clara County

San Jose: Deals clear way for 300 affordable apartments

SAN JOSE — Hundreds of apartments are poised to sprout in downtown San Jose now that a property sale and key financing are in place for a project …

San Jose

9 families embrace ultra-collaborative cohousing lifestyle based on trust

SEATTLE – By its very nature, a “concept” is intangibly abstract: a notion, an idea, a feeling. Certainly not anything you can see, or hold, or …

San Francisco Bay Area

Van life: The big reveal on my 80-square-foot solution to the Bay Area housing crisis

SAN JOSE — It’s here! The big white van I spent my life savings to convert into a comfy studio apartment on wheels, with not just one but two …

San Francisco Bay Area

San Jose wheels and deals for tech growth, Google village

SAN JOSE — San Jose officials intend to orchestrate multiple property deals that the city hopes will bring more tech companies to north San Jose, …

Photos: Pop star Joe Jonas selling California home

Singer and actor Joe Jonas is selling his Sherman Oaks, Calif. mansion for $4.25 million, reports Mansion Global.<p>Click here if viewing from a mobile …

Selling

Battle heats up over trailblazing Silicon Valley housing development

CUPERTINO — In a critical test of a controversial state law intended to fight California’s crippling housing shortage, this small city is just days …

City Politics

Bay Area’s runaway housing market taps the brakes. Will the lull last?

When Sean Cook put his family’s San Jose home up for sale for more than $3 million this summer, he assumed it would fly off the shelf in a week or …

Real Estate

$17,000 per month to rent this Santana Row apartment

Newsflash: The priciest listing in today’s San Jose rental market is going for $17,000 per month. See below for details about what you get for the …

Vizcaya

Photos: Taylor Swift sells L.A. home

Music star Taylor Swift has sold a home in Beverly Hills, Calif. for $2.65M, reports the Los Angeles Times.<p>Click here if viewing from a mobile device.<p>…

Swimming Pools

Council to consider Vallco specific plan on Sept. 18

Vallco redevelopment discussions dominated the planning commission meeting on Sept. 4. The city council will address the issue at its Sept. 18 …

City Politics

Safety measures ordered at sinking San Francisco Millennium Tower

<b>By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | The Associated Press</b><p>SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco officials demanded Thursday that managers of a sinking condominium building …

San Francisco

Bay Area real estate gains highest in country since recession

If you bought a Bay Area home in 2012, pat yourself on the back.<p>You almost certainly doubled your investment, just by sleeping in your own bed.<p>Home …

Real Estate

Photos: LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner sells Menlo Park mansion

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has sold his mansion in Menlo Park, Calif. for $10.075 mllion above the $9.988 million asking price.<p>Click here if viewing …

Swimming Pools

What you can rent in Redwood City for $2,200 per month

Curious how far your dollar goes in Redwood City? We’ve rounded up the latest listings via rental site Zumper to see what is available $2,200 per …

Redwood City

Horgan: Could projected vacant OSH property house a high school?

Give longtime Foster City resident and public school advocate Fred Baer high marks for persistence. He has been pushing hard for a high school in …

High School

More than half of tech workers say they delayed kids because of soaring cost of living

Even Bay Area tech workers blame a lot of their problems on housing. The region’s sky-high rents and home prices are exacerbating their commutes, …

San Francisco Bay Area

Housing tower slated to sprout near San Jose train station

SAN JOSE — A new residential tower is in the works for a vacant field next to the Tamien train station south of downtown San Jose, now that the …

Home Ownership

Mountain View: Plan to build 10,000 housing units near Google campus gets boost

It’s been nearly a year since Mountain View City Council adopted the lofty goal of building nearly 10,000 new housing units on and around the Google …

City Politics