• Mortgage rates hit high for 2015 - 07/02/2015 03:46 PM PDT
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    One of a Kind
    ( Pacific Union Realty Office )
    One of a kind: Gorgeous gated Danville ranch property for peaceful country living

    Where once only cattle grazed, purebred horses were raised and the sound of threshing machines whirled in the distance, is today's premier residential property in Danville's picturesque Tassajara Valley. 
    Remax Accord
    The modern day train sounds blend into the past for owners Tom and Pam Mays who have spent the past 20 years researching local history, scouring architectural salvage yards for authentic period fixtures, and creating a beautiful home for modern-day living with a respect for the past.  
     
    Coldwell Banker
    The Schneider Residence, built by Doug Schneider in 1991 atop a Lafayette ridge, offers panoramic views from its 1,000-foot elevation.  
     
    Alain Pinel Realtors
    The thick grape ivy that hugs the facade and brick chimneys look like they have been there for centuries.  
     
    Alain Pinel Realtors
    Opportunity is knocking at the front door of this amazing Los Gatos property that offers beautiful interior amenities and a spectacular view.
     
     
    Sotheby's International Realty
    Just minutes from the Blackhawk, Diablo and Round Hill country clubs, is a gorgeous custom designed home crafted with a meticulous attention to detail and featuring rarely seen amenities that turn this home into a one-of-a-kind showcase.  
     
    07/02/2015 03:47 PM PDT - The average interest rate for a conventional 30-year mortgage rose to 4.08 percent this week, its high point for the year.  
     
    06/29/2015 05:15 PM PDT - Solid job growth is finally boosting paychecks for the rest of us.  
     
    06/29/2015 09:22 AM PDT - More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in May, as pending sales climbed to their highest level in more than nine years.  
     
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    06/29/2015 03:05 PM PDT - Walnut Creek planning panel says 66-foot height OK if builder can reduce 'mass' effects of condo and retail project at South California Boulevard and Botelho Drive.  
     
    06/26/2015 03:29 PM PDT - Under the formula authored by Berkeley Councilmembers Lori Droste and Darryl Moore, an applicant for a tall-building development could propose benefits related to affordable housing, labor and other benefits "financially equivalent to what the city has determined the project can bear."  
     
    06/25/2015 10:15 AM PDT - Home sales are compiled by CalREsource, an Oakland real estate information company. Sale prices are computed from the county transfer tax information shown on the deeds that record at close of escrow and are published four to eight weeks after such recording.  
     
    06/25/2015 01:22 PM PDT - Berkeley Property Owners Association President Sid Lakireddy said 11 members decided to launch a political action committee they're calling the Berkeley Rental Housing Coalition, which will fund lawyers to examine a new fee hike and possibly challenge it in court.  
     
    06/25/2015 01:19 PM PDT - On Monday, Philip Banta, the project's architect, asked the Planning Board to amend its tentative map, density bonus application, development plan and design review. The board rejected the request after City Planner Andrew Thomas said the changes would result in the affordable housing being built in the last phase of construction, instead of first as originally approved.  
     
    06/25/2015 08:39 PM PDT - Tenants at the Moffett Plaza shopping center, a 1980s-style strip mall, are in revolt against a landlord who they say has hit them with huge rent increases and 3-day eviction notices.  
     
    06/25/2015 01:13 PM PDT - Luxury project withdrawn in April, back for review in May  
     
     
    (Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
    Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

    Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
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