The changing demographics of S.F. neighborhoods per new census data

    There are demographic changes that have been in motion for several years that you've likely been aware of if you've lived in S.F. for any period of time.  For those who are curious about neighborhood demographics this is an interesting read.  I wasn't aware that Golden Gate … [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...]

Cheryl’s S.F. Bay Area & Beyond Yelp Reviews

  Recent reviews by Cheryl B. What's this?   … [Read more...]

San Francisco off-lease dog havens may become significantly smaller under GGNRA proposal

San Francisco, Peninsula & Marin off-lease dog havens may become significantly smaller under GGNRA proposal Doggy heaven as we know it may become significantly more limited in space!  My recollection is that GGNRA has gone down this road before.  Take a look at the proposed reduction in off … [Read more...]

When comparing your insurance premiums, use your discounts!

When comparing your insurance premiums you need to make sure you are looking at the whole picture rather than looking at one mono-policy compared to another. Often the various discounts available through a multiline carrier will make your overall insurance cost less than if you just compared one … [Read more...]

For dog lovers: Dogs Decoded, the special bond between dogs & humans

For dog lovers: Dogs Decoded I think it's pretty well known that San Francisco has more dogs than children. This is a great segment that explores the bond between humans & dogs.  I have the best of both worlds & have 2 cats & 2 dogs, creating a busy but fun household! Perhaps … [Read more...]

Rich Americans Ditch Home Ownership For Renting: how would you spend $11,000/mo?

Rich Americans Ditch Home Ownership For Renting: How would you spend $11,000/mo? The slot machine investment vehicle approach with real estate has certainly played a large role in our current economic crisis.  It's time to get back to basics as to the why of owning a home since the days of … [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...]

Creative, checkered paint job on Bernal Heights, S.F. home

Creative, checkered paint job on Bernal Heights, S.F. home ... Posted by: Cheryl Bower, Realtor CRS, GRI, ABR Cell 415.999.3450 cheryl@cbower.com DRE #: 01505551 Zephyr Real Estate Chat Skype: cherylbowersf Follow Me on S.F. Bungalow Blog Bea M. – First Time Buyer … [Read more...]

“Interesting” bathroom in a Pacifica, CA home for sale

"Interesting" bathroom in a Pacifica, CA home for sale I get to see lots of peculiar, interesting and sometimes downright disturbing properties when out looking at real estate. This Pacifica home is the prize of the week for having the strangest bathroom which also included an indoor red hot tub … [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...]

Links to San Francisco Peninsula Community websites

Links to San Francisco Peninsula Community websites Would you like to learn more about our San Francisco Peninsula communities? Links are below to city websites for the following communities.  You of course are welcome to contact me for additional insight! BELMONT City Site Wiki … [Read more...]

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