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  • ‘Don’t Cut the Agent Out’

    Years ago, when I was taking some time off from actively selling real estate and focusing on family matters and on my real estate investments, a guy rang my doorbell and said he was looking to buy so...

  • In The Doggy House

    There’s something about a property that doesn’t sell within the first month it hits the market. Usually it’s due to overpricing. Perceived as a poor value, it develops an ugly stigm...

  • San Francisco Real Estate Market Overview Statistical Trends

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  • How NOT To Sell Your House

    I’ve been thinking lately of all the weird things sellers do without thinking to put buyers off when they go to look at houses. If your house is on the market or you are thinking of selling, her...

  • How much was the highest priced home sold in 2018?

    The highest sales price achieved in 2018 was for a home at 2900 Broadway (cross street Baker), a 5BR/6BA home which sold for $32,000,000 in November. Yes, you read that right. $32 million. Those mus...

  • Short and Long Term 30 Year Interest Rates

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  • HAPPY NEW YEAR

    Here’s to 2019 bringing all you’ve wished for and more!...

  • Video! How to Make Ceilings Look Taller

    Felipe Rodriguez of Spaces Design is passionate about his work. He’s also a charismatic and enthusiastic teacher....

  • MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    Wishing you all a safe, warm and happy holiday with family and friends....

  • Holiday Fun in San Francisco

    Here are a few holiday treats to check out in San Francisco this weekend. Macy’s teams up with Union Square to present their annual holiday tree, ice skating rink, SPCA holiday windows and photos wi...

  • Video! An SF Diamond in the Sky

    We worked very hard on this video, and our Seller loved the result, which shows off the things she loved most about living her old Noe Valley home. You can learn more about the 1500 Diamond at www.SFD...

  • Christmas is almost here – How do I decorate?

    I’ll admit it: I hate decorating. The garlands around the doors are the worst part. My arms wind up over my head for so long they go numb, and it’s a b*tch trying to get them up without nailing bi...

  • Looking for Some Discounts?

    October 2018 saw the highest number of price reductions in 6 years– a signal of changing market conditions. The number of expired and withdrawn listings – no sale – also started to c...

  • Video! Ebony, Bamboo and Bleach

    This 60-second video displays Meredith’s knowledge and opinion on flooring styles. She has a much better eye for design than I do....

  • How Does Your County Stack Up?

    Were you to study appreciation all by itself, the market looks quite healthy–and San Francisco held its own when compared to other counties buoyed by the tech sector. My own speculative brain wo...

  • Six “What were we thinking?” home design trends

    The 1990s brought us saggy pants, sideways baseball hats and Catholic school girl attire. They also delivered some home design trends we are happy to wave goodbye to. This slideshow offers up the ones...

  • Happy Faux Fur Friday

    Animals rejoice as we celebrate Faux Fur Friday!  Now is your chance to pull out that neon leopard print fur you’ve been waiting to wear. ...

  • Video! Tenderloin Apartment Tour

    We closed on this TIC up the street from the Curran Theater earlier this year. This video was one of my earlier efforts at a home tour, but it I still think it nicely shows the space. Some people thin...

  • San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Markets Survey

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  • More Ways To Improve Your Credit

    Yesterday we began a discussion on improving your credit before going to get qualified for home financing. Today we’re going to continue looking at that topic to look at some more tips from MyFico...