• Honolulu ranks high for home sales, price increases in Re/Max report October 19, 2017
    Honolulu had the fourth-highest increase in home sales among 54 U.S. metropolitan areas last month, and was one of only a handful of metros to see an increase in median prices, according to the Re/Max national housing report released this week. Honolulu was one of only 16 metros to see a year-over-year increase in the total number of home sales, a 4.6 percent increase, in September. Only Billings, Montana, with 18.4 percent, Burlington, Vermont, with 7.6 percent and Chicago with 7.4 percent, had…
  • Former Astros, Indians player buys Arcadia estate owned by University of Phoenix founder October 18, 2017
    Trevor Crowe — a former Major League Baseball player for the Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians and other teams — has bought a 6,910-square-foot, Santa Barbara-style estate in the wealthy Arcadia area of Phoenix. Crowe paid $3.235 million for the Exeter Boulevard estate previously owned by the late John Sperling, the founder of University of Phoenix. John Sperling died at age 93 in 2014. The home features five bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and a guest house. Walt Danley and Libby Cohen with Walt…
  • Photos: Why this Woodside mansion seeks $48M — eight times more than its last selling price October 18, 2017
    Silicon Valley housing prices have soared since their recession lows, but a historic mansion in Woodside might take the cake. The property at 1550 Portola Road hit the market for just shy of $50 million this summer. That's an almost 700 percent increase over 2008, when the bank that had foreclosed on the estate let it go for a mere $6.175 million. Dubbed "Canardia," the property is now listed for $48.8 million and includes a 5,030-square-foot French-style house on more than seven acres of flat…
  • Photos: Why this Woodside mansion seeks $48M — eight times more than its last selling price October 18, 2017
    Silicon Valley housing prices have soared since their recession lows, but a historic mansion in Woodside might take the cake. The property at 1550 Portola Road hit the market for just shy of $50 million this summer. That's an almost 700 percent increase over 2008, when the bank that had foreclosed on the estate let it go for a mere $6.175 million. Dubbed "Canardia," the property is now listed for $48.8 million and includes a 5,030-square-foot French-style house on more than seven acres of flat…
  • Zillow economist sees no relief on horizon for Seattle's housing crunch October 18, 2017
    While people want to buy homes, the reality is that it's becoming increasingly difficult to do so in pricey markets like Seattle.