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  • Fifty Shades of (Interior) Grey

    DID YOU KNOW? According to Architectural Digest, Cornforth White by Farrow & Ball and Storm Grey AF-700 by Benjamin Moore are two of the most popular grey colors for home interiors.  Grey has tak...

  • Don’t Forget the Hallway

    Too often a hallway is treated like a neglected cousin. In doing so a tremendous opportunity may be overlooked. That ‘lead-up’ that a hallway provides from an entry or transition to anothe...

  • Why People Pay So Much to Live Here

    In spite of having less square footage, smaller lots, and homes that even touch each other (I can’t tell you how many newcomers are surprised by that), San Francisco continues to be a HOT real e...

  • Where have all the Sellers (and Buyers) Gone?

    Where have all the Sellers (and Buyers) Gone? The nine charts below are an attempt to identify what counties nationwide have the highest number of residents migrating to and from the Bay Area. They we...

  • The “Should-I-Renovate-or-Buy-a-Better-House” blues…

    I’ve heard that a home dramatically shrinks as soon as an owners’ children start to walk. Other diminishing factors can be aging parents moving in, teenagers who want their own space and more room...

  • Don’t “Guesstimate”

    Getting a firm grip on the numbers is the first thing a home buyer needs to do when undertaking the “search/find/buy” process. Until you know and understand what you can comfortably afford, there...

  • What Does Comprehensive Marketing Mean For Your Home Sale?

    In order to expediently sell your home for the best price possible, we at Compass must launch a comprehensive marketing campaign in order to show your property in its best possible light. But what doe...

  • The Hunt for a New Home is On!

    The following tips for finding the right home are geared for newbies to the market– and for veterans who could use a brush-up on the basics. 1. Make a List of “Must Haves” and ̶...

  • Interest Rate Trends Over Time

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  • Daunted by Disclosures?

    Disclosure packages in San Francisco can run up to four inches thick–especially if the property is a condo in a large building. But buyers can cruise through them more quickly if they know how t...

  • The Shrinking Apartment

    DID YOU KNOW?  According to a new report from real-estate website RentCafe and data-analytics firm Yardi Matrix, the average size of a newly-built rental apartment has shrunk by 52 square feet, or ...

  • San Francisco Home Price Appreciation

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  • Sold: 1470 32nd Avenue

    Magic Doelger Art Moderne. Four Bedrooms (Three Up; One Down). Two Baths. 1,730 Square Feet per Tax Records ...

  • The Comforts of Home

    Home is where we set the pattern of our days. The best ones create lovely habits. When I lived on Grove Street in NOPA, I adored reading in bed where I enjoyed a view of Buena Vista Hill. In my curre...

  • When A House Becomes A Home

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  • San Francisco Real Estate Statistical Trends

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  • Homeownership is Declining Among People Ages 24-32

    DID YOU KNOW? Homeownership among people ages 24 – 32 fell 9 percentage points, to 36% from 45% between 2005 and 2014? According to the Fed said. many factors affected the homeowner rate but abo...

  • A Word About the Luxury Market

    The luxury market ($2.5M+) held up well in 2018 when it comes to sales volume. We did have some disappointed Sellers, however.   A Spring in our Step This first chart shows the number of condo and ...

  • How to Write a Real Estate Ad

    Write It Like You Mean It– The following six tips come from copy writers who have helped me in the past– (shout out to Cynthia Long), a sales trainer and speaker named Matthew Ferrara, an...

  • SF Home Value Trends & Days on Market

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