Two new condos are active in North Beach.The first, 444 Francisco, #201 is a 1 bedroom condo, weighing in at just over 600 sq feet (611 per tax records).Its marketing touts that it is a sunny, south facing unit—which in this building means that it faces the street.This block of Francisco Street ...Read more

Searching through my desk, I found a copy of an article entitled, Here are the Buyers, Where are the NICE Homes? Today's environment feels very similar to that of March 2007: "I have several buyers wondering why there is no inventory that fits their criteria. They aren't being picky. Many of ...Read more

Last year, Congress enacted legislation called the Home Valuation Code of Contact designed to create distance between appraisers and lenders. New companies emerged as intermediaries between lenders and appraisers, called Appraisal Management ...Read more

The San Francisco Business Times reported an interesting trend earlier this week: some consumers in California are opting to pay their ...Read more

Next Wednesday, February 10th, Elizabeth Faulkner of Orson Restaurant , Sue Conley and Peggy Smith of Cowgirl Creamery and ...Read more

I was surprised driving by the new condos being built on the corner of Mission and Cesar Chavez. The construction of these condos seems to be progressing quickly after a lot of controversy about the use of this site. Neighborhood housing activists were trying to ...Read more


I have always had a difficult time understanding certain cycles in the San Francisco real estate market. In many markets across the U.S. the market is strongest in the spring and summer as families who are moving want to get their kids settled in a new home or community before the ...Read more

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted yesterday in favor of legislation designed to protect tenants from being evicted in case a property owner loses the property through foreclosure. The intent makes sense--why should a tenant face huge disruption to their lives because of the mis- ...Read more

There are some extraordinary condos on the market in Telegraph Hill. 1360 Montgomery is an absolute gem, Built in 1936, it is a fabulous Art Deco period piece with stunning views. You feel like you are in a movie. In fact, this building was the setting for Dark Passages ...Read more

1360 Montgomery Street, #12 , a one bedroom condo is like any other 1 bedroom condo in San Francisco. It is a wonderful Art Deco period piece with incredible views of the Bay. The building has been featured in books, magazines and films, including Dark ...Read more