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Got San Francisco Building Permit Questions?

If you have questions about permits and inspections in the San Francisco building process (and who doesn't?!), The ...

Take the Stress out of Moving Day – How to Move Without the Drama

Whether you're moving into or out of San Francisco, or Timbuktu, moving can add a few more gray ...

11 Steps to Selling Your Home Successfully in San Francisco- Step 3: Chosing YOUR Agent

So you've gotten your property evaluated by several REALTORS® And you now have a ballpark figure of what ...

Defaults on Loans are Stabilizing

According to CNNMoney.com, Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary Darlene Williams states that loan defaults are stabilizing, and ...

A Day Off From SF Real Estate

So this is a little off topic from San Francisco real estate... but I'm a few hours away ...

600 Goats Invade San Francisco!

OK... so maybe it isn't an invasion, maybe they were invited. And maybe they're not all over San ...

That Chicken Took My Parking Spot! – PARK(ing) Day 2007

If your usual parking spot has a chicken running around, or has a park bench, or looks like ...

11 Steps to Buying the Home That’s Right for You – Step 2: Choosing Your REALTOR®

So you've made your list of wants and needs and preferences about your dream home. You are now ...

To Rent or Not to Rent – That is the Question!

Rents in San Francisco are (surprise) on the rise! As less people qualify for loans due to the ...

Zephyr Weekly Sales Reports – September 19th, 2007

Below is Zephyr Real Estate's sales data for the previous week. These are NOT properties that have closed, ...

The Fed Lowered Rates Yesterday… So Why Are They Up Today?

So... occasionally, I ask a fellow professional to write a guest post. Sometimes, it's because I'm tired. (I ...

11 Steps to Selling Your Home Successfully in San Francisco- Step 2: Get Your Property Evaluated, Then Do It Again!

So, you've read Step 1 to Selling Your SF Home, and you've defined your needs. Now it's time ...

Rates Are Going Down Baby!

As many people predicted, the Fed lowered its benchmark interest rates today. But while many people predicted a ...

The San Francisco Real Estate Report – August 2007

It's been a hectic Monday. Trying to function in the real estate world without email is like trying ...

I Missed the Mayor, but…

...I had a great time anyway! As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to ...

11 Steps to Buying the Home That's Right for You – Step 1: Decide On Your Needs

If you're following allong with my series on selling a house, Step 1 likely has a very familiar ...

How to Use Other People's Money to Buy a Home

SFGate.com ran an article back in July that talked about a concept that we're seeing again called equity ...

When Good Email Goes Bad

As a REALTOR®, my email is my life line. On an average day, I get anywhere from 40 ...

11 Steps to Selling Your Home Successfully in San Francisco- Step 1: Decide On Your Needs

So, you've decided that you want to sell your home. Maybe you've outgrown your place. Maybe you want ...

Mortgage Rates Drop Swiftly This Week

Not all mortgage news is bad news this week. Interest rates for conforming loans (those $417,000 and under) ...