Photoelectric not ionization smoke detectors save lives

  One of my favorite home inspectors (frequently booked up in advance) has a life mission of saving lives by spreading the word that photoelectric not ionization smoke alarms are much more effective at saving lives.  Take a moment this weekend to check which type of alarms you have in your … [Read more...]

Zephyr Real Estate’s Fall Market Update for San Francisco, CA

  Zephyr Real Estate's Fall Market Update for San Francisco, CA   Over the last twelve months the median sale price of residential properties in San Francisco has risen by 19 percent (not a news flash), and that could be seen as an indicator of even greater increases. Except that over the … [Read more...]

Eminent domain/property impacts likely if San Mateo shuts down Poplar Ave. freeway ramps & moves them to Peninsula Ave. via Option 15. Please attend 9/4 meeting

 Eminent domain/property impacts likely if San Mateo shuts down Poplar Ave. freeway ramps & moves them to Peninsula Ave. Hi Burlingame & San Mateo neighbors, an update that the City of San Mateo is holding a  study session Tuesday 9/4  at 5:15pm to further discuss Project Option 15 … [Read more...]

Pinterest relocates from Palo Alto to 60,000sq ft space in SOMA, San Francisco!

Pinterest relocates from Palo Alto to 60,000sq ft space in SOMA, San Francisco! How exciting, another cool company is coming to S.F.!  If you haven't discovered Pinterest yet, one can easily spend hours pinning away.  I'm so hooked on Pinterest.  It's the perfect platform for saving links … [Read more...]

South San Francisco ferry service ready to serve Oakland & Alameda!

South San Francisco ferry service ready to serve Oakland & Alameda! Sounds like the perfect commute to me-free wi-fi, beverages & views. full details at the link below: South San Francisco ferry service ready to serve East Bay | Will Reisman | Transportation | San Francisco … [Read more...]

9 Ways to enjoy your home office more…by Shawn Gauthier from Houzz

As you know, home offices are a specialty of mine and I really liked this article in Houzz by Shawn Gauthier: If you work from home, you know how important your home office is to your everyday life. But, just like any office space, at home or elsewhere, it’s easy to let important aspects like … [Read more...]

Purchasing or selling a home in an unincorporated area of San Mateo County? Handy area map

I'm working with buyers who are looking at buying property in unincorporated coastal San Mateo County & recently came across this handy map which shows all unincorporated areas of San Mateo County. One key difference with unincorporated areas is that services such as police & fire are … [Read more...]

Using a Reverse Mortgage to BUY a home

  The following has been provided by Judy Schwartz, an expert on reverse mortgages:  http://www.reversemortgagesonly.com   Thank you Judy for the great information.   If you'd like to explore if a reverse mortgage is right for you or your parent/s please get in touch … [Read more...]

Reverse Mortgages: what are the steps?

  The following has been provided by Judy Schwartz, an expert on reverse mortgages:  http://www.reversemortgagesonly.com Thank you Judy for the great information. If you'd like to explore if a reverse mortgage is right for you or your parent/s please get in touch with me &/or … [Read more...]

Reverse Mortgages: How they work

    The following has been provided by Judy Schwartz, an expert on reverse mortgages:  http://www.reversemortgagesonly.com Thank you Judy for the great information. If you'd like to explore if a reverse mortgage is right for you or your parent/s please get in touch with me … [Read more...]

San Francisco Is Losing Families

San Francisco Is Losing Families   What do you think, is S.F. an ideal place to raise kids?  Are parents with kids leaving because of the quality of the public education system & high cost of private schools? Or perhaps all of the above including the high cost of living in … [Read more...]

Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA-Neighborhood video

Curious about Presidio Heights?  This San Francisco neighborhood borders the Presidio, Pacific Heights & Laurel Heights. Here's a quick video snippet about this S.F. neighborhood which includes one of my favorite markets, Bryan's Market where I've been shopping since grade school.  Great … [Read more...]

How To Screen For A Good Home Contractor

Thank you Michael for the post! In addition to the tips below you can also contact your favorite Realtor, hint, hint ;-) for recommendations to contractors.  As a 20+ year home renovator & having purchased a handful of fixers I've compiled a list of my favorite, most reliable painters, … [Read more...]

Moving to the S.F. Bay Area with a dog or cat? Tips on how to make your rental app stand out for a pet-friendly rental

Moving to the S.F. Bay Area with a dog or cat?  Tips on how to make your rental app stand out for a pet-friendly rental   Planning a move to San Francisco or surrounding regions & you have a dog?  Here are a few tips to help your rental application stand out from your competition. … [Read more...]

Ways to help Japan; Reputable agencies to make donations

  In addition to the Red Cross, the following are recommended reputable agencies involved in helping Japan.  Thank you Zephyr Real Estate for compiling this list & for donating $1000. I will be donating at least $150 from my next 5 escrows to these agencies. Please be aware of the scam … [Read more...]

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