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The Latest on Sales in the Marina!

When I first moved to San Francisco in 1987, I looked out at the Marina from the top of Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights. I was in awe of the pastel colors of the homes in this neighborhood overlooking the Bay. It could have been a Mediterranean fishing village. Chestnut Street at the time had a number of local shops ... Read More »

Is the SF Real Estate Market About to Crash?

Something is changing a bit in the real estate market. I am seeing more price reductions, properties staying on the market longer, agents hesitating about having offer dates and properties coming back on the market. This is usually a sign that the market is changing. Of course, it is the summer and people are away on vacation so this sometimes ... Read More »

Making Clients Happy Is My Mission!

“Thank you for your and your team’s excellent work! This went as smoothly as I can imagine,” said my client whose property I just sold at 1487 Greenwich, #32, for substantially over the asking price. I LOVE when I make clients happy. Read More »

Celebrating Buying That First Home!

How exciting for this young family to have finally found and successfully competed for their first home in their favorite SF neighborhood –  the Inner Richmond. Meet Chandler and Jenny and their cute daughter, Zoe. I have been working with them about 7 months helping them find their dream home. We initially toured some properties together. I looked for them ... Read More »

How An Architect Owner Can Make a Big Difference!

I am excited to bring on a new listing of a three bedroom Edwardian condo which I like to describe by saying “where old world charm meets modern design.” It is located at 1487 Greenwich, #32, in Russian Hill, where Russian Hill, Cow Hollow and the Marina converge. Facing Greenwich, the condo has “peek-a-boo” views of the Bay from the ... Read More »

Two Ratified Contracts in One Day – Sweet!

On Wednesday, I went into contract on two properties, my listing above at 333B Cherry Street in Presidio Heights, and a condo in the Inner Richmond for a sweet couple who are buying it. That’s a good day!:) My Cherry Street listing went over asking and was bought by a couple from southern California whose son and daughter-in-law live in ... Read More »

Pay Attention to those Title Reports When Buying (or Selling) a Property!!

Sometimes the seemingly mundane things like carefully reviewing a preliminary title report can save you a lot of headaches when buying or selling a home. What is a preliminary title report? A preliminary title report is a report prepared prior to issuing a policy of title insurance that shows the ownership of a specific parcel of land, together with the ... Read More »

Presidio Heights Garden Studio – A Serene Oasis – Hits the Market!

My latest listing finally hit the market! Imagine owning a charming studio overlooking a serene garden oasis. In the midst of much-desired bucolic Presidio Heights, this condo is perfect for a first-time buyer, as a pied-à-terre or for someone looking for a welcoming extra space for visiting guests. The unit has a modern kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel ... Read More »

The Latest on Sales in Bucolic Presidio Heights!

Presidio Heights is one of my favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco and I have lived in four of them. Each one has its own special characteristics. What I love about Presidio Heights is its amazing location! I can walk less than three blocks to the Presidio National Park. Less than two blocks down the street, I can stroll along Sacramento ... Read More »

Dear Potential Buyers…Here Is Something We’d Like You to Know About Our Neighborhood!

My latest listing in Fairmount Heights, a district within Glen Park that is up a hill yet very close to the Noe Valley border, has created a bit of a stir for the letter my clients wrote to potential buyers. While buyers often write letters to sellers and include them in their offers, it is unusual for sellers to write ... Read More »

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