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“Just Sold” in Noe Valley – The Neighborhood Continues to be Competitive for Buyers

I just represented a couple who made their first offer on a home in Noe Valley. They were substantially outbid by a buyer who offered hundreds of thousands of dollars over their offer. My clients were ready when they made their second offer for a nicely renovated Edwardian home in Noe on 29th Street. They prevailed in this second offer and ... Read More »

Helping Children Read Is What I Love to Do!

Recently my student, Leilani, who I tutor through ReadingPartners.org, was celebrated at its annual fundraiser, “A Novel Night in San Francisco.”  We read letters we wrote to each other on stage, capturing our fun tutoring experience.  Kristi Yamaguchi, an Olympic champion skater who hosted the event, presented all who attended with her latest children’s novel, “Cara’s Kindness.” ReadingPartners.org is a ... Read More »

Be Careful About Asking Tenants to Move Out!

I was recently speaking with someone who has a condo in the city that was built in the early part of the last century. Since it was built prior to June of 1979, it comes under the SF Rent Control Ordinance. She told me that she thought that once the lease is up, she can give the tenant 60 days ... Read More »

The $110 Parking Ticket to Avoid!

Parking can be challenging sometimes in our Presidio Heights neighborhood because of the neverending construction which takes up parking spaces. We park on the street because we don’t have a garage. Normally, we can park within a block or two of our place but at times during the day, it can be a little more challenging. This brings me to ... Read More »

My Favorite Holiday Traditions!

My favorite thing about the holidays is the various traditions that people celebrate. Coming from an Italian-American family, one of the things I fondly remember about the holidays is my mother baking Italian cookies, like the almond cookies sprinkled with powdered sugar, similar to Mexican wedding cookies. There were also the tasty sugar cookies my Aunt Sue, who lived up ... Read More »

The Latest on the Real Estate Market in Presidio Heights!

I have lived in Presidio Heights for almost 20 years now and have seen changes in the composition of people who live in this beautiful leafy neighborhood. As more people move out of their homes and downsize, younger families have moved in to buy, and some, to renovate homes. It is a great place to live with an unbeatable location ... Read More »

Is the Bay Area Real Estate Market Tanking?

Everyone is asking what is happening with the real estate market. When the market changes, it changes on a dime. Sellers have finally realized (perhaps a bit late) that the market has reached its peak. More properties have come on the market this fall giving buyers a much better selection of homes; they can be more picky now. Some overly ... Read More »

An Urban Chic Converted Loft Comes on the Market in SOMA!

I’m excited to announce my new listing! It is a beautiful 2 bedroom converted loft in SOMA at 60 Rausch, #308. It is located in mid-Market; this area has really been changing since Twitter brought its offices to 1355 Market Street at 9th. It’s a perfect place for someone working downtown or on the peninsula who wants a spacious retreat ... Read More »

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade!

I just closed on a purchase for buyers at the Infinity, one of the best luxury condo developments that sits near the edge of the Embarcadero in SF. What is unusual about the nice buyers I represented is that sadly they lost their home in the Santa Rosa fire. A loss like this is tremendous – all of those cherished ... Read More »

Helping First Time Buyers Prevail in SF!

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“Buying a home in San Francisco is something else. You want an agent who knows the market, will keep you focused on what matters and above all is someone you can trust. Carol was that person to us and we’re so grateful that she helped us find our home. As first time buyers, we not only appreciated Carol’s methodical approach, ... Read More »

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