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  • 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...

  • 30+ Years of Bay Area Real Estate Cycles

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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 chart below is an attempt to identify what counties nationwide have the highest number of residents migrating to and from the Bay Area. It was created...

  • 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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