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  • Throwback Thursday

    The Brannan in South Beach has been a coveted luxury hi-rise since it was built in 2000.  I had the pleasure of selling a one-bedroom condo there in 2006.  At the time, I thought it was incredible t...

  • Coronavirus and Real Estate

    I’m getting an email a day in my inbox from predictors and pundits about real estate and the Coronavirus. While we as real estate agents can’t deliver a lot of clarity (our crystal balls are alway...

  • Throwback Thursday

    Views, views, views. It’s a well-known fact that buyers will pay BIG money for an incredible view in San Francisco. The prestigious Bellaire Tower, located at 1101 Green Street at the top of Russian...

  • What’s Happening Around the Bay Area

    What’s Happening Around the Bay Area SAN FRANCISCO Craft Chocolate Experience: San Francisco – Opening Night Fri | March 6 | 7am-10pm   San Francisco is bringing craft chocolate to the B...

  • Throwback Thursday

    I find the most dramatic increases in price when I look at some of my listings in 2011.  Post-recession, we saw housing prices at their lowest during this time.  I sold a 4 bed, 2 bath home at 1120 ...

  • What’s the latest on Bay Area housing?

    Our real estate analyst always gives us a mess of charts to pick from (you can see all of them here) I selected ones that were pretty and also piqued my curiosity enough to fall down some internet r...

  • Throwback Thursday

    I sold this neat little 3-level condo at 130 Langton Street #A back in 2006 for $535,000. It was a high price at the tail end of the San Francisco tech boom. And even though prices went down after the...

  • SFAR’s Homeownership Voting Guide For The Election On March 3, 2020

    As part of the Consolidated Presidential Primary Election of March 3, 2020, San Francisco voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on local ballot measures, Superior Court Judges, and Democratic C...

  • Throwback Thursday

    I sold this cute 2 Bed/1 Bath condo at 138 Cole Street nearly twelve years ago for $876,000. It went over asking, and I thought it was a fabulous price at the time. It seems they’ve added a 3rd bedr...

  • Throwback Thursday

    Here is another fun one.  I sold this adorable two bed, two bath home at 1040 Broderick Street back in 1997 for only $445,000.  I recently saw it listed for $2.3 million in 2018, but for whatever re...

  • What’s Happening Around the Bay Area

      What’s Happening Around the Bay Area SAN FRANCISCO 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March/Parade Mon | Jan 20th | 9:30AM Join thousands in honoring the Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, Alaba...

  • Throwback Thursday

    I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the properties I sold at the beginning of my career. You’ll be amazed at what they sold for then versus now. Here is a condo that sold for only $240...

  • Some Hidden Traps For First Time Home Sellers

    Selling your home for the first time? Don’t glue yourself to the HGTV network as you may pick up some bad habits and misperceptions. Here are a few tips to avoid walking into bear traps in selling y...

  • San Francisco’s Incredibly High Costs to Build

    We all know that high demand and a shortage of housing units both drive up the costs to live in San Francisco.  Yet one thing that isn’t discussed as often is San Francisco’s part in these high c...

  • Do You Make Enough to Buy?

    My last post showed us median home prices in the Bay Area.  Now let’s look at income.  The chart below compares median income by county. The difference in income among the top three (Marin, Santa ...

  • San Francisco Median Home Price Now Above $1.5m

    Yes, you read that correctly.  Today a median house in San Francisco is $1,580,000, the highest in the Bay Area. And while not in this chart, a median condo is $1,125,000. Wondering what a median pri...

  • When Selling a Home is Like Selling a Secret

    When I moved here in the mid-80s, I learned San Francisco on foot by climbing its hills and counting its blocks. Back then the City unfolded itself to me in a series of unexpected moments as I stumble...

  • The Latest San Francisco Real Estate Report

    Still want some charts about the SF Real Estate Market?  You can get your fill from our most recent Compass San Francisco Real Estate Report.  If you’d just as soon hear my Cliff Notes version...

  • The Transformation of a Grand Old Lady

    My Victorian listing on Bush Street sat virtually untouched for over 70 years before we got it ready for sale. This video shows the “before and after” transformation framed by a terrific b...

  • Looking to Become a Millionaire?

    DID YOU KNOW?  Warren Buffet who turned 89 this past weekend, made over 95% of his fortune after the age of 50 years.  95%!!! He only became a billionaire at the age of 56.  Just like that $50 mill...