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This week's report from Wells Fargo Advisors focuses on the housing market, with some interesting data and information about national studies of housing and studies of different markets throughout the country. For once, a study looks at part of the Bay Area (here, San Jose, ...Read more

On Friday, I received an alert from the California Association of Realtors indicating that the revisions proposed to truth in lending laws, also known as Reg. Z will be going into effect on July 30th. These rules have required that lenders disclose to buyers within a few days of application, ...Read more

What a difference a year makes. I am sitting with two reports next to my computer--the first, a snapshot of the North Beach Condo Market that I prepared last July. The second, a report that I created this morning. Both reports look at all condos currently on the market--the ones for sale and ...Read more

It started last summer during the slump in summer line-up (real estate, that is, not TV). I went on a series of listing appointments--to the homes of friends, clients, friends of clients and homeowners who found me through the internet. The theme of these meetings were mostly the same. The ...Read more

I just saw this video from last night's Channel 5 CBS news. The number of homes in San Francisco going into contract are up. Perhaps buyers are finally taking advantage of the fact that prices are down, ...Read more

I first used a mortgage broker when I purchased my second condo in the early 1990s. I was living in Boston, travelling several days each week, and impulsively decided to buy a new condo down the street from my current home. I used my friend’s mortgage broker, and it was an amazing ...Read more

An article in yesterday's SF Chronicle Business section takes a look at cooling condo sales in several of San Francisco's high rise condo developments. Several of them have ...Read more

Back in late October, I saw two fabulous new listings--both listed for $2,875,000. In the morning, I saw a great condo at 1440 Kearny Street in Telegraph Hill. The views from this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condo are amazing, with immediate views of the financial district and the Transamerica ...Read more

Watching my dog's fascination with all of the discarded Christmas trees in the neighborhood as we walked this morning, I was reminded of a recent article in ...Read more

A column by Ken Harney in yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle Real Estate section show that most real estate markets in the country have a net cumulative value growth over the past 60 ...Read more