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By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 6
We Are Essential I've seen a few movies in my career; 9/11, Lehman collapse, the CFPB crusades to name a few.  But the Corona virus (COVID-19) will no doubt test the mortgage banking industry in novel and difficult ways.  So it was heartening to receive this update from our COO today and amidst t...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 36
I believe we are just at the tip of seeing our way of life change change quite drastically for an extended period of time while we wait to see the extent of the Covid-19 virus.Living in the midst of an urban area, quite likely we are at the leading edge of this change. Here in the San Francisco B...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 43
It's that time of year again, 100,000 FREE pick-your-own tulips at Union Square, San Francisco.Yes, that's correct. On Saturday, March 7, over 100,000 tulips will cover Union Square in San Francisco. Best of all, you're invited to visit the site and pick your own bunch of tulips to take home.A gi...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 24
Knowing the inventory is an essential task of a real estate agent, and I often come across several properties each week that intrigue me, that offer something special and unique. This week is no exception.I have written before about the Edwardian condo listing I have on Nob Hill, at 1561 Sacramen...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 29
Both lovers of classical music and those wanting to see what classical music is all about have a FREE treat in store for them on Friday evening, Feburary 21, 2020, at 7:30 PM. The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra (SFCO) will be presenting a 90-minute concert at the Herbst Theatre on Van Ness Avenu...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 28
Nestled on the western slope of Nob Hill, 1561 Sacramento Street had been on the market for only 23 days yesterday when sellers accepted an offer that had arrived the evening before. Today, Valentine's Day, I changed the listing status from "Active" to "Pending" and canceled the open houses plann...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Park North Real Estate)
Comments 1
Happy Lunar New Year! It may be the Year of the Rat this year, but so far it doesn't look like it's the year of more housing inventory for San Francisco. In January the median price for single family homes and condos and lofts increased, but both new and active listings were down double-digits.It...

By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 24
Can Income from Your Vacation Rental Help You Qualify for a Mortgage? Ok.  I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that someone reading this post has, at one point in his/her life, taken an Uber to an AirBnB.  It makes sense and it's a perfect exemplification of the "gig economy" working in bo...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 31
Nob Hill is one of the iconic landmarks of San Francisco. With the California Street cable car running up the hill from the Financial District to Van Ness Avenue, you can arrive at one of the famed hotels in the city, The Fairmont, Huntington, or Mark Hopkins. Grace Cathedral also commands the hi...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 26
Current showing schedule for1561 Sacramento Street, Nob Hill, San FranciscoSaturday, 2/8/2020 - 1:00-3:00PMSunday, 2/9/2020 - 2:00-4:00PMBroker tour (public welcome) Tuesday, 2/11/2020, 9:30-11:00Other showings by appointment1561 Sacramento Street is spacious, airy and light. From the bay window ...

By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 12
Howdy, Partner!  How's the Income Look on Your Mortgage Application? I don't care how successful your S-Corporation or partnership may be.  When you go to get a home loan, there will be a new sheriff in town --- your mortgage lender.  So before your loan process gets hung up at high noon, I thoug...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 26
As reported on Hoodline yesterday, beginning today, January 29, 2020, big changes have come to the most congested part of Market Street, from the Embarcadero to Van Ness Avenue.Private cars and ride-hailing vehicles (think Uber, Lyft) are no longer allowed on this stretch of Market Street. The ch...

By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Comments 4
Vegas Bob gearing up for his next job in the Bay Area Robert Swetz aka Vegas Bob is getting ready to start a new construction project in the Bay Area in Northern California. VB is not sure if he's going on a project in Silicon Valley Santa Clara County or in Downtown San Francisco.Most of the hug...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 34
I "met" Philip Raices on ActiveRain today when I read his post about the plight of homeless veterans.The magnitude of the homeless and hungry in our country is stunning. Groups here in San Francisco, and elsewhere, are working to find solutions, but it's slow going.Instead of feeling overwhelmed ...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 26
Several months ago I wrote a post to introduce you to Tulip Salon at 2455 Polk Street, San Francisco. You can read that post here.Today, I'd like you to meet Hedieh in a more personal way. The video clip will give you a glimpse into the breadth of her knowledge, and her written words will give yo...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Park North Real Estate)
Comments 2
In 2019 the median price for a San Francisco home grew by 2.1%, the smallest growth we've seen in years. Single family home prices grew by just 1.3%. Condo and loft prices grew by 3.9%. (If you want to see all of my market statistics for 2019 you can find them here). But not all areas grew or con...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 33
Welcome to 1561 Sacramento Street, San FranciscoTwilight Open: Thursday, 1/23/2020, 4:30PM-6:00PMOpen House:     Saturday, 1/25/2020, 10:00AM-NoonOpen House:     Sunday,    1/26/2020, 2:00PM-4:00PMClick on the link, 1561 Sacramento Street to see the web site.   Updated Edwardian home built in 191...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Park North Real Estate)
Comments 3
Happy New Year!!As we dive full-force into 2020 here's a quick look back at how the San Francisco real estate market fared in 2019. Prices grew, though not as dramatically as in previous years. Inventory continued to be an impediment with fewer new listings than the previous year. That, combined ...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 47
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...

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