October marks the 27th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. Each October I pull out my kit, take inventory of my supplies, and replace / add needed supplies. This is a great time to either update your earthquake kit or, if you don’t yet have one, to start it. It is better to have even a small kit..
Reese was one spoiled dog. She accompanied me in many excursions around SF, and always traveled with us to Sonoma’s West County. Here’s a few of my favorite places to stop and have a nibble and sip with the pup. Sonoma’s West County Petaluma The Secret Kitchen (4701 Bodega Ave): A variety of tasty things from..
We’re fortunate to have a wealth of farmers markets in San Francisco, where you can go most days of the week to find farm-fresh produce ready to bring home and make healthy meals. In fact, markets occur in practically every corner of our city. Weekends and Wednesdays are the best days to find a market, though..
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..
In one of the most beautiful and multidimensional places in the world, one should make the most of our great luck in living here. Here is a collection of restaurants, bars, music, dance, running, biking, things to do with kids or guests or dogs, and anything else I could think of. Food & Drink Top 100..
In real estate, like so many other things, people shop with their eyes. Buyers can often decide if they like a property just by the listing photographs. Many people would be turned off by a house that doesn’t have good curb appeal. If the photographs show a messy and cluttered house, obvious deferred maintenance, or..
Charts can be so boring and yet so informative. When you are just beginning to consider purchasing a home the best use of time is to understand market dynamics and what your money can purchase. The following charts break down home types, sizes and locations. The charts are particularly useful whether you are starting your..
Now is the time to think about preparing your house for the upcoming cooler weather. Some simple preperation can make your home warm and snuggly throughout the cool months. Take a look at these 19 easy winterization projects. The biggest bang for buck is to take care of drafty doors and windows. A simple draft..
Here is a collection of events happening across San Francisco in 2013. We live in a fun filled city!
Natural disasters are something nobody wants to think about, but a little preparation can make all the difference if one does occur. The website www.72hours.org provides a wealth of useful information.