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San Francisco Real Estate Market | October 2020

San Francisco Real Estate Market 7 Months after the Pandemic Struck October 2020   The table below compares Q3 statistics across 5 years.  Since the dynamics of the SF house and condo markets have significantly diverged since the pandemic struck - the condo market has been weaker - we...

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How Do Property Taxes Work?

As real estate agents we get a lot of questions about property taxes in San Francisco. Below are answers to our most frequently asked property tax questions (by both seasoned home owners and first time buyers alike!). What Are Property Taxes? Property taxes are taxes imposed by...

San Francisco Real Estate Market | September 2020

San Francisco Real Estate Market September 2020   Despite the terrible fires, SF had a very active month in listings going into contract in August, hitting a high point for the year and matching the high points of recent years. Surprisingly, the fires did not significantly impact the...

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Safety First: Disaster Planning 101

SAFETY FIRST: DISASTER PLANNING 101 Northern California is no stranger to natural disasters. When you live at the foot of nature, you’re bound to get in its way a time or two. Evacuation orders have become so commonplace, it’s easy to get a bit complacent in...

How to buy a house without selling your primary residence (first)

Hey Friends! In this week's webinar, I sit down with Patrick Skovran to discuss bridge loans -- what they are and how you can benefit from one. As a Northern California residential lending market leader with Boston Private Mortgage, Patrick is my go-to contact when clients are thinking...

San Francisco Real Estate Market | August 2020

San Francisco Real Estate Market Mixed Indicators August 2020   As illustrated below, the San Francisco market currently reflects a variety of both positive and negative indicators. Among Bay Area markets, the city is seeing the softest recovery from the initial shelter-in-place plunge in activity in early spring, while...

We Know Which Improvements To Make (And Not To Make)

We Know Which Improvements To Make (And Not To Make) A small investment in this backyard added $100K to its value [caption id="attachment_40363" align="aligncenter" width="600"]                               171 27th St. | Seller Represented | Sold...

Understanding Your Rights In The Workplace

Hi Everyone! My guest for this week's webinar series is my friend Ami Sanghvi, an employment attorney with Marek Law Firm. It's always a good idea to be knowledgable in the field of employment rights, whether you're an employee or employer, but it's especially important during...

How To Get Hired… Even In A Pandemic

Hi Friends - Can you believe it's July already?! The COVID-19 pandemic has taken over most of our lives in some way, shape, or form, since early March. We've had to adapt to the challenging new ways of life that all circle back to the economy...

How We Are Getting Buyers In Contract During SIP

Getting Deals Done During SIP Proud of our recent buyer-represented transactions   Our team has been quick to adapt to the surrounding circumstances and still help buyers find homes and win in multiple offers situations. Of the six buyer represented transactions that we did in the past six...