We asked real estate agents to put a value on the benefits of a nearby coffee shop, a Bay view or a soothing garden: all can make a big difference in the price of a home.
Another player has entered the burgeoning accessory dwelling unit market. Berkeley-based Avava makes prefab backyard homes that range in size from just 270 to 750 square feet.
Berkeleyside recently shadowed three agents — two seasoned veterans and one newcomer — to get insight into what they really do.
The 1920s home was built by Paul Theodore Beygrau, an artist, designer and jack of many trades, and is listed at $1,195,000.
Faced with a student housing crisis in the middle of a general housing crisis, Cal is jumping on public-private partnerships with local developers.
At Annabelle Candy Company in Hayward, business is sweet(s). The 67-year-old, 60-employee company still makes candy bars the old fashioned way.
A February 2016 proposal to build 43 condominium units at the Claremont Hotel on a parking lot is facing stiff opposition from Berkeley neighbors.
While San Francisco has numerous homes costing more — way more — than $4 million, the East Bay only has a handful at any given time.
Many homeowners in the East Bay find themselves with impressive amounts of equity, but tapping it is something to approach carefully, say experts.
160 Bay Area residents are taking part in a new Airbnb program, unwittingly facilitated by Donald Trump, that helps people offer shelter to refugees.
The Panoramic Hill compound Walter Steilberg designed in 1922 is up for sale; also on the market: a 1910 Arts & Crafts gem by Walter Ratcliff Jr.
City staff say there are too many referred projects designed to ease Berkeley's housing affordability crisis, and priorities need to be set.