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abundance of purple cauliflower
 
 
San Francisco has long been a great place for food lovers.  Eating local, organic and fresh is easy. We have great produce in stores, wonderful farmers markets and plenty of other options for eating local and fresh--grow your own, get a box delivered to your door, etc.  In the last few years, it seems like we have a few dozen new restaurants in the Mission alone.  Foodies delight!  Our appetite for great food and hip new restaurants seems insatiable....

For the past month, more than half of the announced sales have at the Zephyr office meeting have sold with multiple offers over asking. Some have sold near their asking price.  Some have sold for $50,000 over.  Or $150,000 over.  One for $400,000 over its $2.3 million asking price. What is happening here?  Simple.  Really high demand from buyers and a low level of inventory. The graphic depicts the months supply of inventory for residential properties in the city of San Francisco. ...

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 transaction?  Representing both the buyer and the seller in the transaction is perfectly legal, and some agents make this a business practice.
You might consider, however, hiring an agent who will not...

When you are buying or selling a home, it is important for you to select an agent who is experienced, knowledgable, professional and will help you through every step of the process.  After selecting an agent, you'll work with this person to identify the property that is right for you, help you determine the price and terms of the bid that are appropriate and help you negotiate the contract.  Once ratified (the deal has been accepted by all parties), your agent will lead you through the...

We’ve seen a dramatic change in the Southern Marin real estate market.  It seems as if we have a real shortage of nice homes for sale.  Homes are selling quickly, some with multiple offers, and some for more than their original asking price.
We’ve been hearing bad news about the economy and the real estate market for the past several years, so what’s happening here?  In Tam Valley, there are currently more than a dozen homes that are in contract, meaning the seller has accepted the...

We are often asked by clients if they should remodel their homes.  The answer, of course: it depends!  Is your objective to quickly increase the value of your home?  Is your objective to make living in your home more enjoyable for your long term use?  Will your remodeling project add to the size of the home, perhaps by adding space with permits and permission from local governing authorities?  Are you removing walls, reducing the number of bedrooms in your home? 
The National Association of...

 
Anyone selling or buying a home/property in the state of California needs a geological report! 
According to the California Civil Code 1102.6, sellers of most residential property are required to provide prospective buyers with what is commonly known in the real estate community as the "TDS" – or Transfer Disclosure Statement.  This document requires sellers to make known any facts that may impact the value of the property.  The TDS provided by the California Association of Realtors...

When buying residential real estate, you often hear the words: “location, location, location”.  This is never truer than today.  In Mill Valley for example – a nice community just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, you can see a variety of neighborhoods and also see a variety of sales prices for what many consider “appealing”.  The secret to success is in how quickly they sell and for what dollar amount. 
 
A new listing just came on the market – it is located in the good part of...

People ask us all the time,“how’s the market”?  The best way to answer that question is to look at the specific area where one lives.  We can watch the news and see that our state is struggling and homeowners in various parts of the country are ‘underwater’ with respect to their home values.  The news about real estate is not always as it appears.  There are many, many different real estate markets in the state – even in our Bay Area … and in Marin County.  So, to answer the...

Summer has arrived and the farmer’s market is in full swing: active and lively.  Real estate seems to be buzzing along too.  There have been the usual higher number of listings come onto the market in the Gerstle Park neighborhood--as you drive around you can see the signs indicating that number.
You may want to know what is happening to all those sales, so we have attached the current list of local listings: active, pending and of course, closed sales since mid January. 
A quick glance of...


After many years of selling homes in Marin County, Zephyr Real Estate has (finally) openned their first office in Marin County, located at 201 Corte Madera Ave in Corte Madera, near Larkspur. 
There have been a few Zephyr agents who have been actively selling in Marin for many years, including Stacey who has been helping clients buy and sell homes in Marin for 15 years.  She lives in Mill Valley, with her family, and is familiar with all of the Southern Marin communities--their schools,...

Here is a guest authored article, by Ken Moll of GGB Capital.  Ken specializes in Seller Financing.  Is it right for you to consider when you are selling your home?  Possibly.  Read on.
In today’s tough, tough market for sellers and buyers alike, sometimes it takes going the extra mile to get a property sold (or purchased).  Historically, when you’ve wanted to sell your home, you know the drill: contact your agent, develop a plan for preparing your home for market, prepare a complete and...

Here is a response to one of our posts about Foreclosures in our blog, from Ken Moll, President of GGB Capital LLC, here in San Francisco.  A bit too long for our comment section, so we're publishing this as a guest post::
 
"Now three months have passed and this moratorium “panic” is largely subsided as banks have for the most part resumed their foreclosure actions at a pre-moratorium pace.  Yet, the markets have still not fully recovered because of the attention this incredible error...

"My story starts in the spring of 2006 when I relocated to San Francisco. Stacey & Jane came to my rescue. I needed to find someone who not only "got me" but could work with my relo team to find a new home...they could do that & then some. I ended up with a beautiful home & a ..." [read more]

Laura Kirkpatrick

"Working with Stacey and Jane was such an amazing gift during such a hectic time in our lives! My wife and I were transferred to the East Coast just after we got married. We were incredibly stressed with all that we needed to do to move our lives and our careers to a new City. ..." [read more]

Michael and Suzanne Haskell
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