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  • Homelessness in CA jumps significantly

    DID YOU KNOW? Housing affordability is fueling a crisis of homelessness in California, despite billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded efforts (higher property taxes in LA). Homelessness jumped 12% and...

  • LGBT notable events in 2019… so far

    In honor of Gay Pride this month, let’s review all the LGBT victories in 2019 so far.  I love seeing all these RIGHTS and bans finally happen.  HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!! JANUARY Same-sex marriage become...

  • Home Prices Still Rising

    DID YOU KNOW? National home prices increased 3.6% year over year in April 2019 and are forecast to increase by 4.7% from April 2019 to April 2020. The April 2019 HPI gain was down from the April 2018 ...

  • Babies born in the U.S. are at the lowest level in 32 years

    DID YOU KNOW? 3.79 million babies were born in the U.S. in 2018, down 2% from 2017, a 32-year low. The total US fertility rate has generally remained below the “replacement” level of 2.1 since 197...

  • Easy-breezy ways to eliminate more plastic

    Our wonderful state of California has been at the forefront of limiting single-use plastics with statewide bans on plastic bags, straws and bottles.  And while this is amazing, I can’t help but not...

  • How well are you positioned?

    The position of a home is a key factor when deciding what to buy. It’s also key when selling – doing so can help you highlight attributes that may be important in a buyer’s eyes, yet often ignor...

  • Median San Francisco Home Prices

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  • Hey, Roomie!

    With San Francisco real estate the highest in the nation, it’s easy to feel you’ve been priced out of the market.  Are you starting to wonder how you’ll ever afford a home?  Maybe it’s time ...

  • 2019 San Francisco Decorator Showcase

    April 27 – May 27 The esteemed San Francisco Decorator Showcase benefitting the San Francisco University High School financial aid program is underway and the photos I’ve seen so far are nothing s...

  • Fun Things to Do This Weekend May 3-5

    One of the many reasons I love this city is that there is ALWAYS something fun to do.  Here are just a few things to check out this weekend. MUTEK San Francisco 2019 (2nd Edition) May 02, 5:00 PM ...

  • Bay Area is now the most expensive place to build

    According to a recent report by the British consulting firm Turner & Townsend, the Bay Area has just topped the list of most expensive metros in the world for construction. Yes, you read that corr...

  • It’s Swell to be WELL

    DID YOU KNOW?  Is WELL certification the next LEED certification? A LEED certified building became a marketing status symbol about 10 years ago indicating a heightened awareness of green building fea...

  • Mad for Marble

    Marble seems to be all the rage these days.  It’s popping up in remodels everywhere and has secured a spot on almost every 2019 design trends list.  It is taking over countertops, floors, walls. ...

  • Better Together

    DID YOU KNOW? Those who believe in the concept of oneness – that all things are connected and interdependent – are more satisfied with their lives than people who don’t share this belie...

  • Talkin’ Real Estate with Ryan Scott

    I had the pleasure of doing my second radio program with KGO’s Ryan Scott a couple of weeks ago. Ryan and I have a shared love of real estate which makes these shows a lot of fun to record.   We st...

  • Increase the Value of Your Home – On Our Dime!

    Many of our sellers worry about the up-front fees involved in getting their home ready for sale. Fortunately, Compass came up with an exclusive program to overcome this obstacle.  The Compass Concier...

  • Taxes Are Almost Due

    The dreaded April 15th deadline is almost upon us.  For those of you who have already completed your tax returns, Congratulations!!  You are on top of things and must be relieved.  As for the rest ...

  • A WIN for Electric Cars!

    DID YOU KNOW? In a symbolic first, electric cars outsold fossil fuel cars in Norway last month. 58.4% of new cars sold in the country in March were battery-powered, a historical high. Norway’s Parli...

  • Tightening FHA Loans

    DID YOU KNOW? The FHA told lenders this month it would begin flagging more loans as high risk. Those mortgages, many of which are extended to borrowers with low credit scores and high loan payments re...

  • The Spring Selling Season is Upon Us

    DID YOU KNOW? Homes listed in the first week of April get 14% more online views on average and are likely to sell 6 days faster than the average during the rest of the year. Homes sold in April are al...