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Category Archives: Buying

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 »

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 »

Exquisite Glen Park Condo About to Hit the Market!

Today on Broker Tour I saw a number of properties on the south side of the city in Glen Park. I’m bringing my new listing on the market at 125 Randall Street in Glen Park this Saturday and Sunday from 2-4. I like to see the competition. What I learned is that there isn’t anything on the market right now ... Read More »

Properties That Sell Between $1.4M and $1.5M in San Francisco!

These days, it is not unusual to have first time buyers who are approved up to $1.5M – these are buyers who will typically need at least $300,000 down to buy a property! No wonder San Francisco is considered such a hard market to get into. While almost anywhere else in the country this would buy you a mansion – ... Read More »

SF Real Estate Market Comes On Strong in the New Year!

Normally, January is a very slow time for the market. Agents are typically wary about bringing properties on the market before Super Bowl Sunday. The feeling is that buyers are still getting over the holidays and not ready to go out and look. As a result, sellers feel like they won’t get enough interest in their properties if they put ... Read More »

So You Want to Buy a Two-Unit Building in SF?

Lately, I have had a number of people ask me about buying a two-unit building. For parents who have children they’d like to see return to San Francisco after college, buying a two-unit building gives them an investment that one day may be used by their children as a home.  Others would like to buy a two-unit building (as my ... Read More »

Will I Be Selling Properties Soon for Bitcoin??

At my sales meeting this week, the topic of bitcoin currency came up. This has become a hot topic, so much so that the San Francisco Association of Realtors just held a seminar entitled “Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain” to better inform real estate agents and investors about this phenomena. One agent at my meeting said she had recently received a ... Read More »

Great Value in a Less Known Gem of an SF Neighborhood!

Back in 2007 when the market was peaking, clients of mine struggled to find a home. Then, one day a home popped up on the MLS in the Forest Hill Extension neighborhood and we went to see it. They weren’t really looking in this neighborhood; in fact, I don’t think they even were aware of it. But I could tell ... Read More »

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