Water Conservation Around the House

If you have lived in California for any length of time, you know that water conservation is just part of your daily routine. There are so many ways to conserve water. You can take shorter showers, not let the faucet run while doing dishes or brushing teeth, and only use washing appliances for full loads. Installing low-flow..



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08 Jun 2015
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TRID is coming August 1st

Attention all buyers and sellers!  The new TRID, TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule goes into effect on August 1, 2015.  It is very important to understand what this rule is and what kind of impact it will have on escrows and closing on time!   On August 1st, 2015 the Loan Estimate replaces the GFE and early..



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Market Update – 2 – 4 Units

The San Francisco Market for Buildings of 2-4 Residential Units 2-4 unit residential buildings contain about 80,000 or 21% of the housing units in San Francisco. This report will assess only such smaller apartment buildings that have notbeen converted to condos or exclusive-use TIC units: Condos and TICs are considered different property types than unconverted 2-4 unit..



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Just Listed – 1320 – 1324 Castro St.

1320 – 1324 Castro Street List Price: $2,350,000 Two-unit, mixed-use building Upstairs vacant residential unit 3 BR / 1 BA Ground floor commercial – tenant is Contigo restaurant Total square footage: 2748 (per seller) Zoning: Noe Valley Commercial Excellent Noe Valley location Separately metered for gas and electric between units Recently renovated commercial space with..



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The Time Value of Money vs. Real Estate Today and Interest Rates Tomorrow

The other day a client of mine from my business school called me up, and we reminisced about the days we spent together grueling over our finance classes.  He said to me that what we studied was so theoretical, and he rarely ever uses some of the finance theories we grappled with during our three years..



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Staging Your Home? It’s Worth It!

When talking to sellers, the question that I receive the most is whether to stage the home.   Staging a home can seem very expensive, but the benefits of staging a home generally far outweigh the initial outlay of money. What advantages can staging a home bring? Buyers find your home most often through websites. Having beautiful photographs..



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SOLD! Congrats to MB!

I had the great pleasure of helping MB locate and purchase a perfect seaside home in Sonoma County.  Located in Sereno del Mar, just north of Bodega Bay and directly across from Portuguese beach, this home was recently renovated, has two master suites, and is very private with unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean. The nearly 1700 square feet of decks..



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04 May 2015
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New Developments, New City

The city is constantly reinventing itself. Just driving around San Francisco you see cranes working on new towers, no-parking signs for home construction, and the never ending sounds of jackhammers. Recently I took a tour around to where all the new construction is either well underway, about to start, or is in the pipeline.  The “New..



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SOLD! Congrats to D&T.

Congratulations to my clients D&T for closing on their Sanchez Property.  Their property was a two unit building in trendy Noe Valley.  The home has been in the family for over 70 years and is in need of some love. Listed: $995,000.00 ——> Sold: $1,485,000.00 The combination of a vacant, two-unit ‘fixer upper’ in Noe Valley..



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Delayed Financing: A great way to take back your equity!

I am sure you have heard that this hot real estate market is full of all cash buyers.  We are seeing 10-20 offers on every property and the winning offer is often an all cash buyer.  What do these all cash buyers do with so much equity after the transaction?  They are turning to a product called..



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