There’s no doubt that 2016 has been an eventful and busy year for many.

Here on California Home, we published over 325 posts this year. From providing insight on local real estate markets to taking you inside some of the state’s most luxurious homes and offering fun event, recipe and décor ideas, our group of talented writers have brought you an array of real estate and lifestyle content to make it through this memorable year.

With the end of 2016 quickly approaching, we’re reviewing the posts that garnered the most attention this year.

In case you missed any, or just want to take a second look, here are the most read California Home blog posts from 2016:


Bay Area has Three of Five Most “Profitable” Housing Markets in America
A look at the three Bay Area housing markets that made it on RealtyTrac’s top five list of the most “profitable” housing markets in America.

Top Lessons Learned at Gen Blue 2016 That Can Help Your Business Today
A highlight of some of the hottest topics, such as smart home technology, video and global networking, to come out of Coldwell Banker’s annual Gen Blue conference.

A “Little” Good News for Frustrated Bay Area Homebuyers
Why Bay Area homebuyers can feel some relief compared to the market last year.

New Report Shows Continued Strength in Bay Area Housing as 2016 Begins
A look back at the 2015 Bay Area and national housing markets and forecasts for 2016.

Tips for Homebuyers in a Hot Seller’s Market
Tips on how to “survive” the house-hunting wars and help increase your chances of getting a home of your own.

Robin Williams’ Napa Valley Estate Sells for $18 Million
A glimpse inside Villa Sorriso, the Napa Valley estate of the beloved late comedian Robin Williams, which sold for $18.1 million.

Another Record for Bay Area Home Prices, New Report Shows
Bay Area home prices continued to move higher in June, according to a report by CoreLogic.

Extraordinary Home of the Week: The Elrod House in Palm Springs
A tour of the Elrod House, a hallmark property in Palm Springs. Praised for its relationship to nature and sense of drama, this futuristic looking home has more than stood the test of time – it has surpassed it.

What If California Became an Independent Nation?
What the “Republic of California” might look like if the state became its very own nation.

Noted Housing Analyst Robert Shiller Says Market Not in a Bubble
Novel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller’s account that the U.S. housing market is approaching “bubble” territory.


Bonus: Some of Our Favorite Posts from the Past Year

White after Labor Day: Ode to the White Kitchen
Forget the old rule of white-wearing etiquette. Tips to create a dazzling white kitchen space.

A Tale of Two Surf Cities
Where is the real Surf City, USA? Examine the case for both contenders: Huntington Beach and Santa Cruz.

A Patient Hero: Learning About One of Lucile Packard’s Big Dreamers
A conversation with Lili, a Patient Hero for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Learn the story of an exceptional child that was supported during Coldwell Banker’s “Give Where You Live” campaign.

Visit California’s Nine National Parks in One Epic Road Trip
The ultimate road trip through all the national parks in California to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday.

The Death of the Great Room?
Coldwell Banker Independent Sales Associates share their views on the popular great room concept.

Petaluma: About Town with Martha O’Hayer and Nicole Marzo
Coldwell Banker Sales Associates Martha O’Hayer and Nicole Marzo offer an insiders’ tour of Petaluma, revealing all of the hidden gems of the charming Sonoma County town.


A special thank you to everyone for visiting our California Home blog this year. The site continues to grow each month thanks to the support of readers like you. If there are any topics you’d like us to explore in 2017, please let us know in the comments!