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Thinking of renting your home?

Yesterday we looked at the reasons for selling during this appreciating market. Today I’d like to consider an alternative decision: keeping your property and renting it.It’s certainly worth noting, in case you’ve been…

Why sell now, when the market is appreciating?

I’m not here to convince you to do anything. My job is to offer counsel and unbiased options. With that said, here are a few reasons you might consider selling now in this time of appreciation.If you…

How do I stage my home?

Let’s face it: Appearances are everything. Potential homebuyers want to be able to see themselves living in your home, so when you’re staging it for sale, you want to make sure that the look appeals to…

SOMA: The case of shrinking inventory

Where is the inventory in SOMA? Paragon research indicates that months supply of inventory (MSI) here is at its lowest level in years – and perhaps ever. There’s an extremely strong buyer demand versus a limited supply of…

Real estate as an inflation hedge

Hedges aren’t just for front yards. Inflation is a very real concern – and real estate can provide an excellent hedge against it.Let’s look at some numbers: If you buy a house for $1 million…

Real estate as an inflation hedge

Hedges aren’t just for front yards. Inflation is a very real concern – and real estate can provide an excellent hedge against it.Let’s look at some numbers: If you buy a house for $1 million…

Do you want Armistead’s house?

Armistad Maupin, a cornerstone of San Francisco literary lore for his “Tales of the City” series, is leaving us for Santa Fe. He and his husband are selling their three-bedroom, two-bathroom 1906 home for slightly less…

Do you want Armistad’s house?

Armistad Maupin, a cornerstone of San Francisco literary lore for his “Tales of the City” series, is leaving us for Santa Fe. He and his husband are selling their three-bedroom, two-bathroom 1906 home for slightly less…

Parking for four or more? Here’s where to look

Jay Leno has a clatch of cars. Why shouldn’t you?Here’s an easy answer: You live in San Francisco, where finding space for even one car can be challenging and often expensive. But fear not &ndash…

Homeowner Bill of Rights Signed into Law

California homeowners recently had a slate of protections put into effect by Gov. Jerry Brown, who has signed the Homeowner Bill of Rights into law. You can find the full text of the law, also known as Assembly Bill 278…