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Uncategorized Builder’s Lender NOT Required When Purchasing New Construction!   Backstory: A couple put an offer in on a brand-new home in a prestigious new community. As with many new developments, the clients were offered incentives to use the developer’s lender. The clients were looking to purchase the $1.3 million property with 10 percent down, and the lender preapproved the borrowers. But after two […]
Uncategorized Bay Area Round House Cafe Will Reopen As An Equator coffee shop The Round House Cafe will reopen later this summer or early fall as an Equator Coffees shop In March 2020, the circular red restaurant at the southeastern end of the Golden Gate Bridge known as the Round House Cafe shuttered. The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, which operated the cafe, announced the closure just before […]
Uncategorized Homebuying Demand Slipped Below 2020 Levels for the First Time This Year The typical home sold for its highest price on record, at its fastest pace on record, and for 2.3% above list price, the largest sale price premium on record. The housing market continues to cool as mortgage rates tick up above 3% for the first time in 10 weeks. The Redfin Homebuyer Demand Index—a measure […]
Uncategorized The $150 Upgrade: Design hacks for a great outdoor workspace This image provided by John Beaudry shows a yard designed by Nikki Klugh, with an outdoor table that can be used as a desk and outdoor curtain panels to provide privacy and a good Zoom background for work calls. Millions of people found themselves working from home during the past year. And many are likely […]
Uncategorized This mansion could break Bay Area/SF’s record for most expensive home ever sold! This newly constructed Cow Hollow mansion has a record-breaking price tag. If 2582 Filbert sells for asking, it will be the most expensive home ever sold in San Francisco. The list price of $46 million, if fetched, will beat out 2920 Broadway, which just this month made news for breaking its own record when it […]
Uncategorized California weighs extending eviction protections past June SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom says California will pay off all the past-due rent that accumulated in the nation’s most populated state because of the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, a promise to make landlords whole while giving renters a clean slate. Left unsettled is whether California will continue to ban evictions for […]
Uncategorized Pfeiffer Falls Trail in Big Sur reopens this week after 12-year closure   One of Big Sur’s most beloved attractions is finally reopening Friday after a 12-year closure. The 1.5-mile round trip Pfeiffer Falls Trail, which travels along a redwood-lined creek and ends in a 60-foot waterfall, underwent a $2 million renovation following damage from the 2008 Basin Complex Fire, which destroyed much of its infrastructure.   […]
Uncategorized Bay Area Dock Where Otis Redding Wrote His Final Song A view from a lookout point at the Waldo Point Harbor in Sausalito, Calif., where Otis Redding conceived the song “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay.” Dan Gentile In some ways, time feels frozen at Waldo Point Harbor in Sausalito. A longboarder in wraparound sunglasses skates down the dock to his houseboat, pulled by […]
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Uncategorized San Francisco’s Feusier Octagon House, designed by phrenologists, to hit market One of San Francisco’s only octagon homes, a brief fad spurred on by phrenology enthusiasts, is hitting the market. The Wall Street Journal reports the Feusier Octagon House on 1067 Green St. in Russian Hill will be listed for $8.6 million. As recently as 2018, it was being offered to rent for a cool $10,500 per […]
Uncategorized Bay Area Home Sells For 1 Million Over Asking Price A Berkeley home just sold for double its asking price, an unusual feat even in an ultra-competitive market like the Bay Area. The mid-century house sold for $1 million over its asking price at $2.3 million and received 29 offers in 11 days, as first reported by CBS San Francisco While bidding wars and multiple […]
Uncategorized What You Need To Know To Invest In California Real Estate In 2021 For many years, investing in California real estate was a no-brainer. Every year an extra half million people needed housing. And they mainly wanted to live in San Francisco or Los Angeles, places that are already full; rents and home prices surged, investors couldn’t miss. Now the story is different. The population of California increased […]
Uncategorized Low Inventory The Higher The Price Bay Area Housing.   Have you thought about moving amid the coronavirus pandemic? Is your Instagram feed littered with captions reading “Surprise! We bought a house!” underneath photos of couples posing with sets of keys and whimsically colored front doors? Have you seen unbearably long lines for open houses in your own neighborhood? If it seems like the […]
Uncategorized What’s next for the Bay Area housing market?   At this time in 2020, Bay Area real estate experts were looking at a bright year ahead. The market was continuing its steady growth year after year, in both the housing market and the rental market. But in March, the market ground to a swift halt and an uncertain rest of the year loomed. […]
Uncategorized Vaccine Could Upend Real Estate Markets –Again   In just a matter of months the coronavirus pandemic dramatically changed the landscape of the housing market, especially in big cities. But now news of a promising vaccine could turn the market on its head again. Nationally, home prices have never been higher, driven up as surging demand due to record low mortgage rates […]
Uncategorized The Bay Area Will Always Be A Desirable Place To Live The Bay Area will always have its advantages when it comes to our geographical landscapes. I believe that is one of the reasons why the Bay Area will always be the most desirable places to live in the United States.  Here are a few of my favorite trails and hikes you should visit during the […]
Uncategorized Defend Our East Bay Front Line Hero’s Attention!  Attention! “Defend Our Front Line Hero’s” are looking for local businesses and individuals to sponsor care packages for our essential hero’s in our community. We must not forget about our Health Care Workers, First Responders, and All of the Essential Workers that are helping and making our lives easier during this trying time.  For […]
Uncategorized Coronavirus: Even pandemic can’t slow Bay Area home prices A once-in-a-century pandemic, widespread lockdowns and economic woe — none of it was enough to keep Bay Area home prices from going up. Bay Area single family homes sales fell nearly 10 percent in March, but eager buyers continued to push prices higher despite coronavirus concerns and restrictions. Median sale prices in the region increased […]