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Should You Buy a New or Existing Home?

Sep 25, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Contrary to what some believed at the beginning of the shelter-in-place order, residential housing has flourished.  And despite the screeching halt in the economy earlier in the year, home values have appreciated, and buyers are popping up all over California!  Home builders are seeing a flood of applications for new home purchases which far exceed […]

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This Is Not a Typical Recession for California

Sep 11, 2020 (0) comment , ,

Because we had such a healthy economy going into this recession caused by the pandemic, we will have a healthy economy again when the public health problem has been resolved.   When it comes to this recession, there is no need for hysteria according to  Christopher Thornberg, founder of Beacon Economics at Financial Partners Credit […]

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Are San Francisco Buyers Still in Bidding Wars?

Aug 28, 2020 (0) comment , , , , ,

Because of the lack of inventory that still exists in California and San Franciso real estate markets, buyers remain in the driver’s seat.  At the beginning of the pandemic, in early March, there were many who feared that this recession would trigger a repeat of the 2008 real estate debacle.  By May, the real estate […]

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San Francisco Real Estate Market for June 2020

Aug 07, 2020 (0) comment , ,

The real estate market for San Francisco remained robust last month, despite the gloom and doom predictions of some soothsayers.  The following data for June illustrates the market strength of single-family properties in The City: Average Listing Price:  $2,233,385 Average Selling Price:  $2,293,960 (Increase of $391,063 over May 2020, Increase of $103,724 over June 2019) […]

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S.F. Peninsula Real Estate Report for May 2020

Jul 02, 2020 (0) comment , ,

What Happened With San Francisco and the Peninsula Real Estate?

The real estate market remained fairly stable from April to May on the Peninsula with fluctuations ranging from -1% to -7.7% except for Menlo Park where the decrease was 18.3%.  Here are some other statistics you might find interesting: Belmont: Average sales price- $1,688,777 (-7.7%) Average days on market- 22 Price received was 3% more […]

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Has Recent Circumstances Inspired You to Remodel?

Jun 19, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

Certainly, the current shelter-in place pandemic is causing many of us to see our homes in a new light.  Working and schooling from home, and just spending more time at home than we used to will have an impact on how we view our present home design and layout. With more than two months of […]

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San Francisco Real Estate Report for April 2020

May 22, 2020 (0) comment , , , , ,

What happened to the San Francisco real estate market in last month?  These statistics offer an overall picture of the fluctuations: For single family homes: Average sales price:  $2,350,530 (-$252,089 from March) Average days on market:  22 Inventory:  194 Pending sales as of May 5:  192 Single Family homes sold:  99 All properties sold:  227 […]

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Steps to Buying a Home in the Bay Area

May 08, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Even with the self-distancing limitations we face today in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can still be considering real estate investments and preparing for homeownership.  When you finally make the decision to invest in your first home, it can be terrifying.  Where to begin?  What to do first?  Here is some solid advice from […]

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The San Francisco Real Estate Story for March

Apr 17, 2020 (0) comment , ,

While there was a substantial change in the trajectory of the real estate market after the middle of March because of the stay-in-place order that was enforced, there were still some hopeful statistics to be found.  Here are some of the numbers relative to the whole month: Inventory of properties for sale as of April […]

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The ABCs of the Tiny House

Mar 19, 2020 (0) comment , ,

Exactly what is the definition of a “tiny house”?  According to the International Code Council (ICC): “A dwelling that is 400 square feet or less in floor area excluding lofts.”   What advantages does this definition give the everyday user?  Several, among them include the following: When dealing with your municipality’s Building and Planning Department, it […]

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