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San Francisco Real Estate Market Dynamics

↤ Access our most recent reports via the links to the left. San Francisco Real Estate Cycles An approximate, simplified and smoothed out chart that pertains to the upper third of Bay Area home sales (i.e. higher priced) San Francisco Median Home Price by Month House & Condo Sales Long-Term Median Home...

2013 – What SF Home-Buyers Bought

Penthouses, Mansions, Short Sales & Fixer-Uppers   Views, prices, architecture, neighborhoods, property types, parking, probate sales and appreciation rates: We data-mined all of San Francisco’s 2013 reported sales through the end of November and charted the results. Adjusting your screen-view to zoom 125% or 150% will make the...

Seller Disclosure Obligations in California

Apart from the Purchase Agreement itself, the second most important document in a real estate transaction is the Transfer Disclosure Statement, commonly called a “TDS.” Unless an exemption applies (such as probate sales and bank-owned property), sellers of residential 1-4 unit properties must complete a...

Who Pays What-Typical Closing Costs

How buyers and sellers in San Francisco split the closing costs pertinent to the sale of real estate is ultimately decided in the purchase contract itself, but this list details how they are typically split in San Francisco County. Very generally speaking, a buyer can expect...

The Art of the Open House

Open houses are a superb opportunity to make your home available for easy viewing by prospective buyers, buyers’ agents and neighbors who might know buyers—and to present it in its best possible light. There is a skill to the preparation and marketing of open houses...

Tenant-Landlord Law in San Francisco

Rent Control Regulations, the Ellis Act, Tenant Eviction Law and Tenant Relocation Fees in San Francisco Residential Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance - Buyers and sellers are responsible for determining any rights and obligations they may have under San Francisco’s Rent Ordinance. It is strongly recommended...

Interviewing an Agent to List Your Property

What are the most important skills and resources you offer your clients? Selling real estate is an incredibly complicated financial transaction with large sums of money at stake, including the brokerage commissions you will pay an agent to represent you. Your agent should be able...

Should You Stage Your Home for Sale?

No one wants to spend more money or effort in the process of selling one's home than necessary. But if an investment of $1 in preparing the home for sale - which might include "staging" the home - brings a return of $2 or $3...

Selling-What You Can and Cannot Control

What You Can’t Control:   The past: what you paid for your home at purchase The size, location and general amenities of your home (generally speaking) General economic circumstances Local market conditions and current fair market valuesWhat You Can Control: Timing as to when to put...