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By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 45
San Francisco has a large and diverse housing market. Patrick Carlisle, Compass Chief Market Analyst, does a masterful job of breaking down data in the entire bay area in a way that is easy to understand by both buyers and sellers, and help us Realtors® bring more value than ever to our clients.T...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 73
Today is the first Friday of 2020, the second day of the abbreviated work week. So just how does a San Francisco Realtor® spend this day to kick start a great year? Often the answer is "a little of this, a little of that." Some of my highlights today: The morning started early, with my husband dr...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Park North Real Estate)
Comments 0
 Happy Holidays! November begins the slower time of the San Francisco real estate market.  Fewer homes come on, particularly on the higher end, and often buyers move their attention toward end of year festivities. We can expect even fewer homes will come on the market in December. Many homes that...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 43
Teaming up in business with another generation broadens ones perspective. When that team member is my granddaughter, just imagine how much fun we have and the excitement that results from our teamwork!Today's post about what Millennial buyers are looking for  in San Francisco condos comes from Ra...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 0
The Yin and Yang of Mortgages for Business Owners It is no secret that the self-employed have their share of challenges when it comes to getting a home loan. And why wouldn't they? On one hand, their tax professionals spend hours maximizing their deductions and helping them "write off" every allo...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Park North Real Estate)
Comments 1
October began with a slight "chill" in the air. Not the temperature, but a feeling like perhaps the real estate market was slipping a bit. September brought it's usual influx of new listings (though not as many as the previous year) and while the market was moving it started to feel that things w...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Comments 1
San Francisco County Market Update September 2019 Here is the California Association of Realtors' research information on housing trends and market conditions in San Francisco County as of September 2019.  If you are a first time home buyer and finds yourself clueless when it comes to the home bu...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 42
Many of you know about the San Francisco fog. It is such a presence in the city that someone (a deep, dark secret) gave it a name, "Karl the Fog." Karl has been visiting us a lot more than usual this November, more of a summer pattern than one of fall.He doesn't stay all day, and doesn't visit ev...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 14
A few days ago the California Association of Realtors released its Q3 housing affordability index. It shows a generally stabilizing or slightly declining median home price in San Francisco County, plus increasing median household incomes. Those factors, combined with falling interest rates equals...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 20
Happy Halloween Everyone As I walked around the city today on various appointments, I enjoyed seeing many Halloween costumes adorning happy, excited youngsters. Tonight in the city the scene will be quite different as costumed adults head out for the evening.For fun, I'm posting a few favorite pi...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 11
Thinking of buying a duplex in San Francisco? One happy buyer's purchase closed yesterday and he'll be making a few changes and moving in soon.Yesterday was the day the sale recorded at City Hall; title transferred then, and shortly thereafter I delivered the keys to the buyer, tied to the orange...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 12
Mark your calendars. Once again the San Francisco City Chorus has been hard at work preparing an evening of beautiful choral music for our enjoyment.George Frideric Handel's "Judas Maccabaeus" will be performed on Saturday, November 9, 2019, 7:30PM, Old First Presbyterian Church, Van Ness Avenue,...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Park North Real Estate)
Comments 5
There's been a lot of chatter about the softening of the San Francisco real estate market, particularly in the past couple of months. The good news, though, is that buyers are still buying and sellers are still selling. Interest rates remain incredibly low and people still want to own a piece of ...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Comments 2
San Francisco County Market Update August 2019 Here is the California Association of Realtors' research information on housing trends and market conditions in San Francisco County as of August 2019.  If you are a first time home buyer and finds yourself clueless when it comes to the home buying p...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 17
Are you looking for a great place for hair care in San Francisco? Tulip Salon, located at 2455 Polk Street (cross street Filbert) is a wonderful Russian Hill find.Hedieh Poustinchian, the owner of Tulip Salon, does an outstanding job of caring for hair, including my very fine, very short hair. Sh...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 20
The owners of this lovely Edwardian condo on Nob Hill have decided that after over 20-plus years here it is time for them to leave their cherished home and move on with the next phase of their lives.The next couple of months will find them busy packing up their many years of treasures and prepari...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, Opening the Doors to California Homes -East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
Comments 1
San Francisco County Market Update July 2019   Here is the California Association of Realtors' research information on housing trends and market conditions in San Francisco County as of July 2019.   Do you find yourself asking whether you should buy or sell a property this year? Let me discuss ho...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 22
You've decided that owning a San Francisco condominium is right for you, so what is the next step?Typically, one starts with the basics: price range, number of bedrooms and parking needs and area of the city that appeals the most. Once we've narrowed those parameters, it's time to consider what t...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 14
Do You Need a New Appraisal When You Refinance? It's September of 2019 and interest rates are again approaching historic lows.  This means that many homeowners are considering a refinance --- and for good reasons.  If there is a hurdle for some, it's the cost and risk of getting an appraisal on t...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 17
Home sales in San Francisco - a detailed look at Q1 and Q2, current inventory, and expected in Q3 and @Q4Compact San Francisco, bordered by water on 3 sides (the pale blue in the first photo) is divided into 10 real estate districts. Each district behaves differently in the market, both in price ...

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