We’re fortunate to live in a city that is always bustling with interesting and exciting events. Here’s an overview of some of the most compelling things happening in San Francisco in 2016. You can be sure to find me at a few of these. If the big event in your life this year is to find..
Sonoma county has gone to great lengths to protect its open spaces. As an example, in December 2015, the Sonoma Land Trust (SLT), the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District, and The Wildlands Conservancy (TWC) teamed up with the California State Coastal Conservancy and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to purchase the 547-acre Estero Ranch…
I like to start off the new year with an organized home, so in December, while everyone else was throwing parties for the holidays, I embarked on a cosmetic remodel. Paint, rearranging, and changing up accessories and artwork are cheapest way to breathe new life in to your existing home. Over the course of a few weeks I repainted the..
The San Francisco Real Estate Market in 2015 Illustrating the Year in 20+ Charts Architecture, views, probates, penthouses, lofts, TICs, luxury homes, seasonality, mortgage rates, sales prices, dollar per square foot values, market cycles, and everything else we could think of in a look back on 2015. A neighborhood map of San..
Time for a little holiday cheer. Here is a collection of holiday events in and around San Francisco. **click the calendar for a larger version**
I am happy to announce that I have been awarded the Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) Certification. The RSPS Certification is a nationally recognized certification awarded by the National Association of REALTORS® to real estate professionals who wish to demonstrate and promote their expertise in the resort and second home specialty. There are only 1,600 real estate professionals..
San Francisco led the Bay Area and the nation when its real estate recovery began in early 2012. Within the city itself, the more affluent neighborhoods led the rebound from the 2008 – 2011 recession and saw the highest rates of home price appreciation. That dynamic began to shift in 2014, when the more affordable neighborhoods began..
In 1993, my husband and I moved in to a sizable one-bedroom apartment on Dolores Street between 18th and 19th. Today, anyone would be jealous of that location, but when we moved in it was a different neighborhood. There were bullet holes in glass panes on the front of the building. Dolores Park was used for little..
The pained groan of a creaky floor. A whisper that turns into a howl when wind blows through a drafty window. Light fixtures that sway seemingly without provocation. For many of us who live in San Francisco’s Victorian or Edwardian homes, these are just everyday occurrences that we accept as par for the course. But..
Autumn through early winter is a key time to buy in San Francisco. From now through early January, buyers tend to drop out of the market as the holiday season creates distractions in people’s lives. Of course, inventory also decreases, but what listings there are generally see less interest than in the peak season, often..