Senior co-housing, like one such community in Oakland, is on the upswing as more aging adults look for alternatives to institutional living.
Some locals are fine with the 8-story apartment building proposed for a vacant lot on San Pablo. Others cite spoilt views and increased traffic congestion as objections.
SB 827, that would have California cities allow denser, taller housing developments near transit hubs, has ignited controversy in Berkeley and nationally.
Local homeowners are besieging Alameda County tax officials with questions about the best way to handle their property taxes under the new federal tax code passed by Congress.
Growth may be slowing locally, but that doesn't spell a downturn in terms of local real estate, according to real estate experts on the ground.
Construction work revealed vintage signage for a long shuttered ice cream parlor at 2101 University Ave.
Thi two-bedroom, two-bath Oakland condo is the last available unit of six in a converted Methodist church, a historic landmark built in the early 1900s.
The Oakland-San Francisco-San Jose metro area is one of the top 20 homebuying markets in the country for single women, according to a new study.
It is generally not the best idea to sell a home "off-market," because fewer people learn about a home, which might limit the sales price. Sometimes, though, it works.
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.