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Spring Forward is Tax Time #1 If you’re a homeowner, or renter, here are some deductions you may take: Mortgage interest Property taxes Some costs of buying a new home Some costs of selling a home California renters who meet income and other requirements can apply for a renter’s credit(!) Check to see if you pay […]
This weekend, I am holding an Open House this weekend in what you might consider to be a regular commodity in an urban market such as San Francisco. The 1 bedroom, 1 bath condominium that comes with parking is actually rather a rare find these days. While there is a large amount of new construction coming on to […]
The last week has brought has brought in some of the most intense rains the State of California  has seen in recent memory. While yesterday was intermittent, the rest of the Bay Area and the Sierra’s are reeling from saturated ground, excessive snow melt and the subsequent river flow. Plus, there is more rain in the […]
Establishing value in property is something I strive to do for any prospective buyer that comes through my Open House. Working primarily by referral, I offer my best professional guidance to buyers of Craftsman homes, and can consult to seller-owners for Victorian and Edwardian style architecture. However, as a full-time Realtor® with Zephyr in San Francisco, we sell a dynamic inventory […]
The South Beach district of San Francisco is a rated a walker’s paradise. It can also mean million dollar views right out front you apartment window, and right out front of your doorstep too. Canary Island palms line the waterfront.  Vibrant mixed-use residential and commercial neighborhoods now dominate and represent the future of this former industrial district. […]
A really good value is available in the Condominium market this weekend, and it may just be the Best Deal on the Market in 2016! The reasoning can be seen when we look at the leverage that borrowing money at low mortgage rates provides. The apartment is probably most attractive to a First Time Home Buyer, perhaps a couple making […]
During Summer in the City of San Francisco, we are often reminded how rarely any of us use air conditioning. #Karlthefog moves in around most of the summer months anyway, and eventually a peninsula breeze can cool your house down. However, if you live in and maintain a Victorian or Edwardian home, with charming period details, you […]
Considering remodeling your home before you sell? Then you are probably interested in the Cost vs. Value report. Providing an analysis of common remodeling projects of various degrees of quality, in markets nationwide – and then showing the value retained by the owner after resale – this report gives you solid meat and potatoes for use […]
Raising kids in San Francisco? Or, if you are looking to buy a home in the City by the Bay, and want to find the right school district for your children, you can use a handy map with the local school ratings that can be found on the “K12. niche” website. Searching the San Francisco […]
Calculating square footage can be a useful exercise, though deceptively simple when trying to consider inhabitable living space. Recently, homebuyers in San Francisco raised a common question that deserves some discussion: “How can you estimate value for two homes on the same block that started at the same asking price when one of them showed larger square footage?” […]
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