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Category Archives: Design

With Fewer Properties on the Market As We Head Into July, There Are Still Some Great Opportunities!

I hear the complaints regularly from buyers that there is not enough inventory in San Francisco.  And now as we head into July, there will be even less.  However, there are still some good opportunities out there. I just brought on a gorgeous spacious corner loft in SOMA which is pictured here. It has a great feel with its warm ... Read More »

Mission Terrace Revisited – A Neighborhood On Its Way Up

This week on Broker’s Tour, I toured Mission Terrace, a neighborhood I wrote a post about back in 2013.  At the time, it seemed like one of the few neighborhoods that young couples could buy a move-in ready home for under $800,000. When I walked into a home there this week which was listed for $799,000, it was far from ... Read More »

$250 Million Dollar Home Goes On the Market in Los Angeles!

In the era of Trump, we may start to see more $250 million dollar homes coming on the market to satisfy billionaires. But, who really needs a 38,000 square foot, 12 bedroom home which includes an “auto gallery” of 12 of the rarest, fastest cars in the world, including a 1936 Mercedes valued at $15 million? This home also has ... Read More »

Sneak Preview of a New SF Luxury Development!

This week I had the opportunity to go to a sneak preview of a new development called 181 Fremont, which will be one of San Francisco’s premiere luxury developments. (Full Disclosure: The Mark Company which is handling the sales for this building is now affiliated with Pacific Union.) Since by this time, I have seen a number of the new ... Read More »

A Room With A View!

I’ve been noticing more and more homes on Broker’s Tour have bathrooms with views these days. I spotted this one on Tuesday in a beautifully redesigned home that just came on the market at 4335 23rd Street in Noe Valley. With such an amazing view from the bath, this room becomes a sanctuary to escape the hectic pace of life. Read More »

To Stage Or Not To Stage – That Is The Seller’s Dilemma

Yesterday morning, I met with a brother and sister who are planning to sell their family home in the Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco. They have gone to a lot of trouble to renovate the home since it hasn’t been touched in many years. During our discussion, I brought up staging and strongly recommended that they stage their home.  They ... Read More »

The Closet Dilemma

If you live in San Francisco, you know that closet space comes at a premium. There aren’t very many and the ones that do exist are way too small.  On Broker’s Tour recently, I came upon a unique solution to this problem.  The owners of an Ashbury Heights condo which is on the market turned one of the bedrooms – ... Read More »

Creating the Perfect Place Instead of Finding It

It is not uncommon that first time buyers who are buying a home or condo want at least two bathrooms. This makes sense, especially when they are living with a partner or have people over often.  However, suppose they cannot afford to buy a property with two bathrooms, what can they do? I had clients who were a nice couple ... Read More »

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