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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 »

Five Star Professional Award for Fourth Year Running!

I was gratified to receive the Five Star Home Professionals Award for the fourth year running in the November real estate issue of San Francisco Magazine! The final list of 2017 San Francisco Five Star award winners represents 9 percent of real estate agents in San Francisco. Five Star Home Professionals partnered with San Francisco Magazine to identify agents who ... Read More »

A Trend? Parents Buying 2-Unit Buildings for Their Children

I’ve noticed a recent trend with parents purchasing two-unit buildings as eventual homes for their children. I have had several parents contact me recently with the intention of doing just this. In a city like San Francisco where prices are out of reach for many first time buyers, parents realize that their children may not be able to return to ... Read More »

The Latest on Sales in Posh Pacific Heights – 2017 Update!

Pacific Heights is the first neighborhood I lived in when I moved to San Francisco in 1987. As you can imagine, SF was very different then; it had more of a small town feel. My husband, who is from New York, used to sarcastically call it a “cow town.” I guess compared to Manhattan, it was back then, before it ... Read More »

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