Priced out of the San Francisco Bay Area housing market? Check out these creative housing options.

Coit Tower, S.F., CA   While the rest of the world is amazed or simply amused by the surging prices for housing we have in the Bay Area, one couple has documented it and one google employee has found a creative way to thrive.  Is his plan part of a bigger movement?  What can a middle … [Read more...]

SOLD over list price: Amazing panoramic city views condo! Daly City, CA

  Property website with video, photos & interactive floor plan:  www.850PointePacific.com Brochure 850PointePacific6 Amazing panoramic city views condo! Be prepared to fall in love with this serene, 2+ bedroom, 2 bath city view condo! This gated community sits on the … [Read more...]

Exciting new developments coming to Upper Market St. in S.F. including condos, a Whole Foods & rentals

Curious about these projects?  Please get in touch.   Thank you Zephyr for creating this map!   Posted by: Cheryl Bower, Realtor CRS, GRI, ABR, ePro Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate Realtor Institute, Accredited Buyer’s Rep Cell/Text: … [Read more...]

How to get your offer to stand out especially in a multiple offer environment: include a buyer intro letter to the seller

This is a great article on the buyer intro letter (source WSJ). For some reason San Francisco has been left off the list.    As of November 2012 inventory was down by 38% from 2011 & months of inventory was ~0.9-1.2 months (depending on price point; a balanced market is considered 6 mos of … [Read more...]

San Francisco real estate market update: rents & sale prices continue to increase

  Will there be more housing inventory in 2013? I sure hope so.   2012 has been a year of consistent multiple offers & buyer competition for most properties.  Incredibly high rents are pushing more buyers into the purchase market creating further competition.   I'm looking forward … [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...]

Wrongful Eviction Insurance: Rental property owners, are you covered?

.. Wrongful Eviction Insurance: Are you Covered? Litigation costs a lot. Even an owner, who is wrongly sued by a tenant but wins in court, can lose tens of thousands of dollars in the process, especially if there is inadequate insurance coverage. A fire policy, does not offer … [Read more...]

Have We Reached the Bottom Yet? August 2012 San Francisco Real Estate Market Snapshot

August 2012 San Francisco Real Estate Market Snapshot  Have We Reached the Bottom Yet? by Randall Kostick, Chief Operating Officer, Zephyr Real Estate   How do you know if the real estate market is on a consistent upward trajectory? There would be no need for economists (or palm … [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...]

Sunset District. S.F. real estate market trends: Inventory is low, buyer demand is high, median price is up

Sunset District, S.F. real estate market trends: Inventory is low, buyer demand is high, median price is up       Full report:Sunset district real estate market trends_May_31_2012_09_31       Posted by: Cheryl Bower, Realtor CRS, GRI, … [Read more...]

Banks Start To Loosen Up In Underwriting

  After a half-decade of tightening mortgage guidelines, banks are starting to “loosen up”. The Federal Reserve conducts a quarterly survey of its member banks and, last quarter, not a single responding bank reported having tightened its mortgage guidelines for prime … [Read more...]

Top Pick: 4 unit Noe Valley rental property for sale viewed by S.F. listing & buyers agent

Top Pick: 4 unit Noe Valley rental property for sale in San Francisco   This beauty of a building was my favorite pick of the day from Tuesday's brokers tour.  It quickly went into contract after 6 days on market with multiple offers. Please get in touch if you'd like to learn more … [Read more...]

Foreclosure Filings Fall To 49-Month Low especially in California, Nevada, Michigan and Arizona

  Foreclosure filings are fewer these days, according to foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac. In December 2011, the number of foreclosure filings nationwide fell 9 percent from the month prior. Not since November 2007 has foreclosure activity been this sparse across the … [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...]

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