SOLD! Congrats to M&S

Congrats to my clients M&S for landing this beautiful 4 bedroom condo in the trendy Mission Dolores neighborhood. What a find! There are five units in this HOA, but two, including the one my clients purchased, are in a standalone building in the interior of the block, isolating them from the bustle of busy street..



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Price Appreciation Over 20 Years

The above chart shows the annual, compound, median-sales-price appreciation rate for San Francisco houses, by neighborhood, since 1994. Using 1994 median sales price and calculating appreciation through to the 2015 YTD median sales price shows you can see which neighborhood performed the best. (Return on cash investment percentages are higher, since that calculation starts with a 20%-of-median-price downpayment.) I..



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21 Oct 2015
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Why Might Now Be the Best Time to Buy?

Normally, the market slows in San Francisco over the summer. People take vacations, spend time with their families, and enjoy the warm weather that usually is found outside city limits. Typically, that trend changes right after Labor Day, when inventory spikes. (In fact, September is usually the single month with the greatest number of new listings.)..



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01 Oct 2015
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TRID – What Is It?

TRID: The New Reg on the Block By the time you read this, TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosures, or TRID, will be in effect and it will change both the mortgage disclosures you will receive and the timeline by which you can close. Here are the key differences you will notice on your next purchase or refinance:..



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29 Sep 2015
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Autumn Selling Season Begins

Real estate markets are essentially determined by the balance – or imbalance, as is often the case – between buyer demand and seller supply of homes to purchase. Underlying that dynamic are economic, political and demographic factors – some local, some not – such as population growth, employment, new home construction, high-tech booms, consumer confidence,..



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08 Sep 2015
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SOLD! – Congrats to B&E

Congrats to my clients on the sale of their amazing building in the heart of Noe Valley! They took amazing care of this building so I know their next place will be equally loved.



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4 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe This Winter

Meteorologists are predicting that this year’s winter may bring the strongest El Niño on record, As with past El Niño years, this means we’re likely in for a lot of rain.We’re all eager to see the rain again, but if you’re not prepared , your home may be at risk when the storms come. Here..



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14 Aug 2015
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San Francisco Neighborhood Affordability

Where to Buy a Home in San Francisco for the Money You Want to Spend The charts below are based upon 2015 YTD transactions reported to MLS by July 24, 2015 . We’ve generally broken out the neighborhoods with the most sales within given price points. To a large degree, if you’re buying a house in San Francisco, your..



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13 Aug 2015
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Things to Do in San Francisco

1000 Ways to Enjoy San Francisco & the Bay Area Guests are coming, the kids are out of school, or you just want to do something different than usual. Summer has arrived in one of the most beautiful and multi-dimensional places on earth, and here is a wide variety of ideas for making the most of it: Dinner, brunch,..



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Buyers Challenged – Sellers Rejoice

Another Challenging Spring for Buyers Four Angles on San Francisco Home Price Appreciation   Short-Term Trend Line: Since the Recovery Began in 2012 Longer-Term Trends: 1993 – 2015 Neighborhood Appreciation Snapshots – May 2011 – May 2015 Central Sunset, Central Richmond & Noe Valley: Median House Sales Prices SoMa, Eureka Valley & Marina: 2-Bedroom Condo Median Sales Prices..



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21 Jun 2015
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