Checklist: Daylight Savings Time To-Dos

No matter how you feel about the seasonal time change, it’s a good reminder to do a few household tasks. Here’s a short list of items you might consider checking off when we switch to Pacific Savings Time on March 11, 2018.  

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Bay Area Real Estate Market Survey

One cannot draw many conclusions regarding the 2018 market by looking at January data, whose low volume of sales mostly reflects offers accepted in December. However, so far, it appears that the dynamic of low inventory and strong buyer demand is continuing in 2018. Typically, many more listings start pouring onto the market in February..

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12 Feb 2018
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Market Influences – My Take

Positive & Negative Influences – Existing & Potential – on Bay Area Real Estate Market Prices, Conditions & Trends I am often asked how one development or another might affect SF and Bay Area real estate markets – tax law changes, interest rates, soaring stock markets, foreign buyers, migration trends, housing affordability, climate change, new..

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04 Feb 2018
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San Francisco’s Luxury Real Estate Market on the Rise…Again

Most of these annual trend charts show the luxury housing market, in particular for condos, heating up again in 2017 after some cooling in 2016. Very generally speaking, since 2015, the house market has been hotter than the condo market, and the more affordable neighborhoods hotter than the more expensive. But 2017 was a strong..

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17 Jan 2018
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San Francisco’s Real Estate in San Francisco, by the Numbers

In 2017, real estate markets surged and financial markets soared. Here’s a snapshot of how the market fared, and what factors influenced that. Home and Condo Sales Rose Whereas we saw some cooling in 2016, with home sales rising 6% and condos not at all, 2017 saw strong growth in median sales price across the..

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17 Jan 2018
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Coming Soon – 631 Folsom St #4E

Coming in late February this 4th-floor 2 bedroom / 2 bath condo in the prestigious BLU building. The kitchen features all stainless appliances, gorgeous granite counters, and pristine cabinets. The master suite enjoys a spacious double sink bathroom w/ abundant storage & shower.  Featured amenities in this desirable boutique high-rise include a 24/7 lobby attendant,..

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What Does the Tax Bill Mean for You?

As you no doubt know, the house and senate have reconciled a new tax bill, which the president is expected to sign into law, possibly right after the new year. Many of the changes to the tax code have a direct impact on hom buyers, especially in higher-cost areas like San Francisco. While there is..

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San Francisco by the Numbers

Selected San Francisco Demographics December 2017 Special Report People tend to think that real estate is all about houses, but the reality is it’s all about people. As a longtime resident, I’ve seen a lot of change in San Francisco, and I wanted to share a snapshot of what the city really looks like today:..

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10 Dec 2017
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Why Have Investment Property?

You may be interested in buying an investment property if you want to diversify your holdings beyond the stock market, your own home, or even stock options.  You often read stories or watch TV shows about quick flips (buying a home, renovating it, and reselling at a much higher price), holding the property, gathering rents, and gaining market value is the..

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05 Dec 2017
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2017 Holiday Events Calendar

Winter is a magical time in San Francisco, with many fun and family-friendly events happening all over the city. Enjoy this guide to some of the season’s best goings-on.

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