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San Francisco Real Estate Expert Offers Local Advice to San Francisco Buyers, Sellers and Owners-- and feeds the dreams of those who wish they could live in Tony Bennet's 'City by the Bay.'
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Ever hear of condo owners rolling dice to see who gets one of the precious parking spaces in their building? Me neither, until I put a client in escrow on a home in a six-unit condo building on Nob Hill. There are four parking spaces, and her condo is one of the ones with no parking. That's OK wi...
03/27/2011
The SFRealEstateBuzz. These links will take you to some online versions of my weekly Real Estate Buzz-- an email newsletter that goes out to over a 1,000 subscribers. Some of this content also appears on my blog-- but most of it is only available by email. Love charts? Then you're gonna' LOVE my ...
03/09/2011
A Double-Dip for San Francisco Real Estate?   For the past 2 years, national pundits and experts have projected additional real estate price declines of 10-30%. The reasoning behind this ‘double dip' varies. Sometimes it's China. Sometimes it's oil. Sometimes it's simply because the groundhog saw...
03/05/2011
Bad Fannie! Bad Freddie! Bad! Bad! You got yourselves into a major pickle with all the bad loans you made and we had to pay a lot of money to get you out of your jam. Your punishment? The slow annihilation of your existence. . . At least that's what the New York Times reports today. In an article...
03/04/2011
In case you haven't heard, I'm not a fan of TIC's. When talking to buyers about them for the first time, my strongest reasons are that the only loans available for them have insanely high rates; you are getting into financial bed with a bunch of strangers; and your chances of ever seeing your bu...
02/28/2011
The Obamacare Tax Scare on Real Estate Sales-- A few weeks ago, I met with an invetment buyer at a little condo on Russian Hill who is active in the Nevada County real estate market. He asked me if I had details on the Obamacare real estate sales tax.  He was dead certain it was coming down the p...
02/24/2011
Two weeks ago, on a rare sunny day, I strolled the neighborhood near my new listing at 1380 Greenwich (2BR/2BA condo-- coming soon). Part of my walk took me up the stairs above Greenwich and Leavenworth to enjoy that breathtaking view across the Alice Marble tennis courts. More interesting than t...
02/22/2011
3471 Washington, $4,950,000- 6BR/4.5BA. Totally remodelled with all bedrooms on the same level. Lots of Golden Gate Bridge Views. This home was last sold in April 2006 for $3,800,000.  At that time it needed work. 1940 Broadway #6, $4,350,000 - 3BR/4BA. 1940 Broadway is one of San Francisco's mos...
02/20/2011
When a seller receives an offer on their property, it can be managed one of four ways: accept, counter, reject or ignore. Managing multiple offers is essentially the same, with the added choice of responding to more than one offer.  When reviewing multiple offers, it's important to review terms a...
02/12/2011
Bad news always sells better than good news.  And The San Francisco Chronicle's Chicken-Little-Sky-is-Falling article about foreclosures two weeks ago made for good copy. The online version at SFGate.com is even better as it is enriched with the usual cascade of reader comments from those who wan...
02/12/2011
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San Francisco Real Estate Expert Offers Local Advice to San Francisco Buyers, Sellers and Owners-- and feeds the dreams of those who wish they could live in Tony Bennet's 'City by the Bay.'