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Category Archives: Thoughts & Tidbits

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 »

How Not Having Parking Can Get You the Place You Love!

Recently, I was thinking about how to get clients into the places they want which are often over their price range. For most people, not having parking is a deal breaker. But, for those who don’t have oodles of money and want that perfect place, they may take advantage of the opportunity that listings which advertise “no parking” can provide. ... Read More »

Pacific Union – Brokerage of the Year!

In case you missed it, Pacific Union was named 2016 Brokerage of the Year in the Bay Area! I am proud to work for such an innovative and professional company. The award was presented by The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco and San Francisco Magazine. The award was made to recognize a brokerage “where innovative strategy, bold action and ... Read More »

Adding Value to Your Home with a Kitchen Remodel

Remodeling a kitchen can be an unpleasant task, especially if you aren’t planning on moving out to do the renovation. However, based on recently released data, a major kitchen remodel in the San Francisco Bay Area can result in a return on investment of between 12% and 35%. “Remodeling Return on Investment” by Jim Tibbs, August 9, 2016. http://sfbaytimes.com/remodeling-return-on-investment/ My ... Read More »

Sailing Around the Bay!

San Francisco has a lot to offer in the way of fun activities. There are things you can do in this city that you can’t do anywhere else – like sailing in San Francisco Bay! The wind in the bay is like nowhere else, one of the reasons America’s Cup was held here in 2013. My husband, Michael, decided a ... Read More »

My Favorite Bay Area Hike!

Living in San Francisco affords us close proximity to some of the most beautiful parks and beaches. Last Sunday, my husband Michael and I went on one of our favorite hikes in the Bay Area. It is the Muir Beach hike and the coastal trail will take you along a ridge overlooking the ocean with fantastic views. It was a ... Read More »

Favorite View Deck This Week on Tour!

This gorgeous sheltered deck with a breathtaking northern water view can be found in Pacific Heights at 2480 Broadway, listed for $15,500,000. Read More »

Tips for House Hunting in a Seller’s Market

The SF market is still strong for sellers yet there are signs of a change with fewer offers on offer dates, some price reductions, and some properties staying on the market longer than before. Nevertheless, it is still a seller’s market in SF with less than 3 months of inventory. What this means is that it would take less than ... Read More »

When Apps Are Out to Lunch!

I’m taking a break today from blogging about real estate and instead am going to blog about a popular new San Francisco app. However, first I want to share a picture of my favorite roof deck view this week on Broker’s Tour (pictured above). It is from the roof of a home at 2627 Steiner Street. It’s a nicely sheltered ... Read More »

Selling Property for Someone Who Is In Bankruptcy or At the Edge

In recent years, I have had several listings where the seller was either in bankruptcy or on the verge of bankruptcy due to some personal misfortune. If you are a seller in bankruptcy or on the verge of bankruptcy or if you are a realtor representing someone who is, you will find the following article by Cathy Moran, a bankruptcy ... Read More »

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