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...]

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...]

Heath Ceramics: Creative re-use! Wine bottles transformed to drinking glasses

It was a productive shopping trip to Heath Ceramics in Sausalito this week (BTW, they now have a small store at the Ferry Building in S.F.). Not only did I piece together a beautiful set of dishes (seconds at that, which had the slightest flaws!), but I came across these beautiful glasses which … [Read more...]

At Long Last!! Sick of the Yellow Pages? Now you can opt out!

I think it's been a good 10 years since I've last opened a Yellow Pages book.  Such a waste of resources for most people who are online.  Now there's an easy way to opt out along with adjusting other mail preferences.  Be patient with the yellow pages site, it keeps going down because of … [Read more...]

Cost vs. value: what home renovation projects have the greatest return?

Cost vs. value:  what home renovation projects have the greatest return? A new garage door, window replacement & minor kitchen remodels top the list for greatest ROI.  If you're thinking about upgrades to your home, talk with your Realtor for guidance on what is appropriate for your … [Read more...]

How to save a few trees & time on your next real estate purchase or sale with Docusign (e-signature)!

How to save a few trees & time on your next real estate purchase or sale with Docusign (e-signature)! I never tire of the ease in using Docusign for my clients real estate transactions.  I can't imagine having to inconvenience clients by asking them to ink sign the sometimes 400+ pages of … [Read more...]

Eight Quick Tips for Living Green

Today, living green isn’t just a lifestyle choice; it makes solid financial sense. As home energy costs increase, homeowners are seeking simple and smart ways to save energy and consequently save money, too. Trying to create a more environmentally sound household doesn’t have to start with … [Read more...]

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