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Is the Market Finally Slowing?

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It seems like every year around this time, I write an article about the market and discuss how it might be signs of slowing. Interest rates have been going up, there have been more ...Read more

Are You Covered? Are You Sure?

A Bubble?

There have been several articles recently that indicate the San Francisco housing market is a heading to doom: there is a bubble, it will burst and prices will tumble. Is that true? My crystal ball has been broken for a long time.

Here’s what I know. The housing market in the Bay Area ...Read more

San Francisco Real Estate Market: Is It A Bubble?

San Francisco Real Estate Market: Is It A Bubble?

There have been several articles recently that indicate the San Francisco housing market is a heading to doom: there is a bubble, it will burst and prices will tumble. Is that true? My crystal ball has been broken for a long ...Read more

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Common Conditions in a Purchase Contract

Financing and Inspection Conditions are common in a purchase contract. Depending upon market conditions, some buyers may choose to waive conditions, or depending on the property and its condition, you might wish to add additional ones. Here is an overview: ...Read more

The Importance of Buyer Due Diligence

When you buy a home, it is important to learn as much about the home or condo you are purchasing including:

What is the condition of the property?

Are there any restrictions on how I use the property?

How about the neighborhood?

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Five Essentials for San Francisco Home and Condo Buyers

Are you ready to be a buyer in San Francisco? Here are 5 things to consider as you start the buying process:

1. Be Pre-Approved Getting pre-approved before you start searching for your new home is critical. It will be a guide to help you determine the kind and price of ...Read more

How Should I Hold Title?

During your escrow process, you will be asked by your agent, lender and/or escrow officer how you plan to hold title. There are several options for California residents. Before you choose, it is best to confer with your expert advisors, including your attorney and accountant. How you hold title ...Read more

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The Value of Staging Your Home to Sell

Conducting Pre-Sale Inspections

Conducting Pre-Sale Inspections of San Francisco Real Estate

You will likely attract top dollar and keep top dollar when you provide good information to buyers before they write their offers.Read more

Sellers are the Last to Know

I heard another agent remark recently that Sellers are always the last to know. I hadn’t thought about this before, but in many ways, this is true.

In a declining market, sellers are the last to know when the market is soft, demand is down and prices aren’t what they used to be. That ...Read more

One Key Question that Many Sellers Overlook When Hiring a Real Estate Agent

One question that many Sellers overlook when making the decision about who to hire to represent them in the sale of their home: Would you ever be willing to represent the buyer as well as me? And the follow on question: How many times have you reprsented both the buyer and the seller in a ...Read more

Swim for the Bay!

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The San Francisco Bay is one of the things that makes the Bay area awesome, and well, makes the Bay Area what it is! I love being in the Bay as a swimmer (several times a week, rain or shine, all year round), on the ...Read more

Give and Take

I was heading past the bulletin board in front of Good Life Grocery on Cortland Ave in Bernal Heights and spotted a flyer that might be of interest to many.

Similar to any offer of services available on a community bulletin board, I loved this offer--available to anyone, just for the ...Read more

Niagra Falling

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I attended a performance of Niagra Falling on Saturday evening with a few friends at San Francisco's newest performance venue: the west wall of the Renoir Hotel on the corner of 7th and Market. The dancers performed on the side of the building and on ...Read more

Calling All Geographers!

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This morning, listening to KQED , I heard about a great project in San Francisco: individuals areing identify and placing the pieces ...Read more

Are You Covered? Are You Sure?

When Is The Best Time To Realize Losses?

By Craig Isaacson , Vice President UBS

We can all agree that seeing our ...Read more

Rental Prices in San Francisco are Sky High!

Rental prices in San Francisco continue to rise . Demand has continued to increase: SF is a great city and like most major U.S. cities has seen population growth in recent decades and many factors make the city ...Read more

SF Supes to Review Proposal to Retrofit Soft Story Buildings