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Category Archives: Thoughts & Tidbits

Is Buying A Condo in a Newly Built Building a Good Investment?

I recently represented a couple who bought a two bedroom condo in the newly built 1450 Franklin. They had been looking for quite a long time, not happy with the options that had come on the market. In fact, they were so frustrated that they stopped looking for a year and then earlier this year started looking again. What they ... Read More »

What’s So Bad About Real Estate Agents?

I saw this sign – “No Peddlers or Agents Allowed” – on the gate of a home in Presidio Heights recently. Are you talking to me? Is this how far down we agents have gone in the esteem of our fellow citizens? Personally, I have never had a real estate agent come to my door and though I realize some ... Read More »

Take a Cycling Vacation Break!

It’s that time of year – the real estate market slows down and people go on vacation. Or is it because people go on vacation that the market slows down? My husband and I just returned from a trip to Sardinia and Corsica. Needless to say, we had a great time! We are cyclists and we like to take a ... Read More »

What a Charmer Near Cole Valley!

I’m excited to announce my new listing! It’s a classic full floor flat in an A+ location – where Cole Valley, Ashbury Heights and Haight Ashbury converge. This gorgeous renovated condo has 10 foot ceilings, wood floors, bay windows, two gas fireplaces, and original period details, including a stained glass window. The living room and combination dining/family room are spacious ... 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 »

A New Year’s Resolution You Won’t Regret!

Pretty soon we’ll be making New Year’s resolutions. I have a suggestion for you. How would you like to have a very rewarding experience for one or two hours a week? Currently, 841 students are waiting to read with a tutor at Reading Partners. I just signed up and met my student. When we met, she looked at me excitedly ... Read More »

Pacific Union Client Appreciation Day!

Kicking off the holiday season this past Sunday with some of my fabulous clients at the Guardsmen Christmas tree lot by enjoying a catered lunch, drinks and presents! Santa even made an appearance.:) Read More »

And the Five Star Professional Award Again Goes To…

I am honored and thankful for having been selected for the third year in a row for the Five Star Professional Award, representing an elite group of less than 2% of real estate agents in San Francisco! The award appears in this month’s issue of San Francisco Magazine. According to the group that sponsors the award, the research process incorporates ... Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful to have family visiting from Oregon and clients, who live in SF and are now good friends, share this holiday with us. Read More »

Realtors Giving Back!

I attended the First Harvest of Hope Charity Breakfast this morning, sponsored by the Welcome Home Project, which is part of the San Francisco Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation. All of the proceeds from this event will be used to purchase new household items like bedding, cleaning supplies, small appliances and more for the homeless moving into permanent housing. Did ... Read More »

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