Month: April 2016

Real Estate Knowledge 101: What Is and how Does An Escrow Work

Life Of An Escrow It all begins with the offer and acceptance skillfully negotiated by the real estate agents representing Buyer and Seller. The Buyer(s) Tenders a written offer to purchase (or accepts the Seller’s counter-offer) accompanied by a good faith deposit amount. Approves…

Globe Trekker Part 2: Amazing Destinations Around The Globe{Photos}

        Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong Kong Fernando De Noronha – Brazil Spirit Island, Magligne Lake, Alberta, Canada Rice Field Terraces in Yunnan, China Bern, Switzerland Coron Palawan, Philippines Rocky Village, Vernazza, Italy Porto Katsiki, Lefkada Island, Greece Lower…

Bay Area To Lake Tahoe Real Estate Quarterly Report: Q1 2016

Northern California home shoppers were undeterred by the wet weather in the final month of the first quarter, with the months’ supply of inventory (MSI) dropping from February to March in every region in which Pacific Union operates. The median sales price in Sonoma County…

Architectural Digest: The Other ” White House” or More Aptly Named- White Box-Sao Paulo, Brazil

House By: Studio MK47 Slender supporting pilotis and horizontal slivers of concrete characterize the cube-like residential project, White House by Marcio Kogan’s StudiMK27 The 5380 sq.ft (500 M) building is an elegant example of tropical minimalism. It is constructed of durable industrial materials –…

MLS Market Pulse: Active, Pending And Sold (Palo Alto to San Mateo)

Status City FilteredAddress BedsTotal BathsTotal  ListPrice   ClosePrice  MLSNumber LastChangeType Active Atherton 234 Polhemus AVE 5 7  $13,750,000 ML81579531 New Listing Active Atherton 137 Hawthorne DR 4 5  $6,988,000 ML81579530 New Listing Active Atherton 50 Lilac DR 5 4  $4,895,000 ML81579514 New Listing Active Los…

Thinking About Remodeling That Kitchen…15 Photos Of Various Kitchen Designs

Want to create a memorable space? Consider one — or all — of these design elements   Every now and then you see a kitchen that makes your heart beat a little faster. Surprisingly, what makes these spaces so memorable is often a single…

2015’s Best And Worst Cities for California Families – # 1 Folsom, CA

Study by:WalletHub    The famous Gold Rush that drew in legions of economic hopefuls to California in the mid-19th century ended not too long after it started. Nonetheless, a stream of new arrivals flowed incessantly into the aptly nicknamed Golden State, solidifying its spot…

Famed Berkeley, CA ‘Castle Hume’ On The Market

  Designed by architect John Hudson Thomas and modeled on a 13th-century French monastery, the landmark Berkeley castle at 2900 Buena Vista Way has just hit the market for $5 million. Built in 1929 for the son of James hume, whose father was the…

Before And After Photos: Epic Mill Valley, CA Home Extreme Makeover

Listed By: Pacific Union Real Estate Credit for this project–both design and construction– goes to Architect firm Zack de Vito  (Bay Area architectural aficionados may recognize for the firm’s work on Bacar and Steelhouse 1 and 2 in San Francisco, Super Duper Burger in…

House Of The Week: Chic And Sleek Alpine Chalet In Switzerland

  The ‘Swiss chalet’ style brings to mind wooden buildings with high gabled roofs, decorative carvings, rows of balconies and exposed wood beams. But it is also a style that has been more or less ruined by its hundreds of boring, cookie-cut re-iterations in…