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  • 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...

  • How Strong is the Bay Area Market?

    We’re topping it off with charts this week! For those of you who are just here for the graphs and data, I will not be offended if you leave off after you’ve digested the data below: We’ve ha...

  • Single Family Home Rentals on the Rise

    DID YOU KNOW? Demand for single-family rental homes is surging, and homebuilders are now stepping in, redesigning and reimagining the sector — and becoming landlords themselves. In 2018, about 43,00...

  • Affordability Crisis Spreads to the Heartland

    What began on the coasts, in areas like New York and San Francisco, is now radiating into the nation’s heartland, as well as to cities from Las Vegas to Charleston, South Carolina. Entry-level buyer...

  • Fun Things to Do This Weekend July 27-28

    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. “Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase July 28th, 7:00pm...

  • Secrets to Happiness

    DID YOU KNOW? 95-year-old billionaire Charlie Munger’s advice for a happy life is worth repeating: You don’t have a lot of envy.  You don’t have a lot of resentment. You don’t overspend y...

  • Luxury Russian Hill Remodel. Before and After Pictures

    1750 Taylor #504 is a luxury co-op that sits at the apex of Russian Hill. It was purchased in its original condition by a real estate agent named John Farnham in 2016 for $1,667,250. John’s plan...

  • Happy Fourth of July

    San Francisco’s fireworks show will get under way Thursday at 9:30 p.m. or thereabouts from the foot of the Municipal Pier and from barges north of Pier 39 at Fisherman’s Wharf.  Here are a f...

  • More Sleep Please

    DID YOU KNOW? 78% of adults are losing sleep over work, relationships, retirement and other worries, according to a study released by Bankrate.com. 56% of Americans are lying awake at night worrying a...

  • 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 ...