Kellie Hwang, SF Chronicle

Kellie Hwang

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Kellie:

The Bay Area housing market is flashing a key warning sign

For the first time since early 2012, the average home in the San Francisco metro area is selling for less than its asking price, according to real estate listin → Read More

Home prices have been declining across the Bay Area — except for these four ZIP codes

Home values increased in four ZIP codes in the Bay Area over the past six months, new data shows, with the region at the forefront of a housing market cooldown. → Read More

California’s hottest real estate neighborhoods: Home prices are still rising in these ZIP codes

The California housing market continues to cool, but some outlier neighborhoods have bucked the trend, according to Zillow data. → Read More

‘Most transmissible’ COVID variant yet is spreading in California. What we know about XBB.1.5

Here’s what Bay Area experts say about the latest XBB.1.5 COVID variant, including how widespread it is in California and its prospects for spreading further. → Read More

Southwest flight cancellations: What to know about rebooking and refunds

When will Southwest Airlines be back to normal? Amid mass flight cancellations, here's how to rebook and get refunds. → Read More

Does a recent COVID infection make you ‘safe’ from reinfection over holidays?

If you contracted COVID over Thanksgiving, will you be protected against reinfection over the December holidays? The Chronicle Advice Team asked the experts. → Read More

Here’s how much SF Bay Area home prices have fallen from the 2022 peak

SF metro area home prices have fallen for six consecutive months. Here’s just how far off the market is from peak values. → Read More

Should you mask or test for Thanksgiving? Here’s how COVID experts are handling the holidays

What COVID precautions, if any, should you consider for Thanksgiving holiday travel and... → Read More

Is there a connection between COVID booster side effects and body size?

A reader is concerned about booster side effects after experiencing a strong reaction to initial COVID vaccination asks why dosage doesn’t differ according to body weight. → Read More

These two new COVID variants could drive the next surge. Here’s why they’re causing surprise and concern

Concern is growing over emerging omicron coronavirus variant BQ.1 and its sibling BQ.1.1, which experts say could be strong candidates for a winter surge in the U.S. → Read More

Orionids meteor shower tied to Halley’s Comet will peak soon. Here’s how to watch

The annual Orionid meteor shower, which comes from the trail of dust left by Halley’s Comet, has a narrow viewing window. → Read More

Which S.F. neighborhood has the most expensive homes? Here are the top 20 by price per square foot

In the No. 1 San Francisco real estate neighborhood, home price per square foot is $1,437 vs. a citywide average of $976. → Read More

These are the new COVID variants that experts say could fuel a winter surge

Which coronavirus variant is going around now, and what could come next? Experts are tracking which could drive the next surge. → Read More

‘Shrinkflation’ at its worst: How $1 million homes in the Bay Area compare to other real estate markets

Sales of million-dollar homes have more than doubled in the US over the past three years and are at record highs, but Bay Area home buyers are getting a lot less house for the price. → Read More

COVID boosters targeting omicron will soon be available. Should you get one right away?

Updated COVID vaccine booster shots that target omicron “bivalent” strains will roll out soon after FDA authorization. Here’s what you need to know. → Read More

So you got COVID-19 in the surge. Here’s what you need to know about long COVID now

Has the proliferation of omicron subvariants, including the now-dominant BA.5, changed... → Read More

These are the least affordable housing markets in California and the Bay Area

Housing affordability declined in all nine Bay Area counties in the second quarter of 2022, according to the California Association of Realtors. → Read More

Red Fire burning in Yosemite National Park grows to 250 acres

A wildfire caused by lightning began gaining momentum in Yosemite National Park... → Read More

Does monkeypox spread through the air, or on surfaces? Here's what to know

Monkeypox isn’t a new virus, but some confusion during this outbreak revolves around how it spreads. → Read More

Mesmerizing sand art emerges at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

Artist Jim Denevan’s latest project features conical mounds of sand arranged in a... → Read More