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By Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
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Join, Renew San Francisco Botanical Garden in Oct., Get 2 Months Freeby Silicon Valley REALTOR Michelle Carr CroweEnjoy nature by becoming a member or renewing a membership at the San Francisco Botanical Garden in October and get 14 months of access for the price of 12 months.This 55-acre treasur...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Transpac Real Estate)
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Hello and Happy September!Once again, August was all about inventory....or lack of it... How Low Can We Go?August saw the lowest levels so far this year in new inventory, active listings, and months supply of inventory (MSI). For buyers, one welcome statistic that also decreased was the median sa...

By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
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Robert Swetz is predicting a mega earthquake in California in 1 to 2 years  Robert Swetz is predicting a major earthquake for California in 1 to 2 years   Nobody likes hearing bad news but California's better start thinking more about the BIG one. Sure everyone has been talking about the Big one ...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Friday evening I had an appointment to show property in Belmont, CA. Since it was a Friday evening, I invited my husband to be my driver, so we could enjoy a "date night" afterward at a Peninsula restaurant that he especially enjoys, The Fish Market in San Mateo.Sometimes plans change due to circ...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Transpac Real Estate)
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Nestled along the western slope of Twin Peaks is Midtown Terrace, an enclave of single family homes built in the 1950’s. The Midtown Terrace Homeowner’s Association, consisting of about 800 single family homes, was created in 1957. The neighborhood features mid-century homes arranged in rows on t...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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It's Active Rain's autumn Meet-Up season, and San Francisco is the place for the greater Bay Area and northern California Meet-Up.Date: Thursday, September 14Time: 1:00 PM -- no host lunch -- work in the AM, relax in the PMPlace: Gott's Roadside Cafe at The Ferry Building Why you want to come: Se...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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8 years ago my husband and I bought our future home, a condo in San Francisco, right in the heart of everything, where we could go almost everywhere we wanted on a daily basis by foot, or by public transit if need be. The only drawback: no space in which to have a tiny garden.8 years ago I put my...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Transpac Real Estate)
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Where's the Inventory??It's great to be home after a nice vacation in hot, humid New York. I'm not sure I've ever missed our cool, foggy summer so much!We're now deep into the summer selling months, which in San Francisco is typically light on inventory, and this year is certainly not deviating f...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Is it OK for Big Kids (aka adults) to take time to play? When you live in San Francisco the answer is a resounding YES!Thursday evenings are adult night at the Exploratorium, one of the premier hands-on science museums in the country, in operation since 1969. Regular sessions close at 5:00 PM. At...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Transpac Real Estate)
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The Real Estate Trifecta and Where to Find the Homes in SF with the Highest and Lowest Cost per Square Foot. Median Sales Price:Low inventory, low interest rates and low unemployment rates. This by-now-well-known trifecta kept median prices lofty again in June, albeit dipping slightly from May. S...

By David Ames, San Francisco
(Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco)
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To the dismay of buyers and agents alike, San Francisco continues a downward trend in available properties. Though some companies predicted a resurgence of condo listings, new condo listings have decreased by 21.96% since the second quarter of 2014. New single-family home listings have decreased ...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Some people might say summer in San Francisco means fog and chilly winds, but to others summer in San Francisco means FREE Sunday afternoon concerts in Stern Grove.2017 marks the 80th year when residents and visitors alike enjoy a wide variety of music in the majestic natural amphitheater surroun...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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A favorite activity of ours when the evening daylight is long is to walk for a couple of hours in various neighborhoods in San Francisco. One such evening walk took us up Billy Goat Hill and along neighborhood streets before we headed back down to Noe Valley and dinner.I was quite charmed by this...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Pro
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
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Four Ways to Buy a New Home Before Selling Your Current One We here in the San Francisco Bay Area --- and from what I'm gathering, in many other areas of the country as well --- have dealt firsthand with the virtual impossibility of the "contingent offer."  That is, when a buyer must sell his cur...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Yesterday I shared highlights of the first few days of having a Golden Retriever as our house guest in our small San Francisco condo.Here is what Tanner has been up to the last 3 days:Friday: We took advantage of a brief late-afternoon client appointment in Portola Valley, giving Tanner a nice ho...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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While Rachael is on vacation, we have a house guest, our grand-dog, Tanner. This is an interesting experience for us since we both work full time and don't have any pets of our own. Tanner certainly fills our small condo and is creating new routines for us.Tanner joined our household Sunday eveni...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Russian Hill Bookstore, a family-owned store in business since 1974 and one of San Francisco's legacy businesses, has recently moved two blocks south on Polk Street to a larger location. In an era where independent bookstores are struggling, it's great to see Russian Hill Bookstore flourishing an...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Flower Piano is back for it's third yearThis joyful event, a collaboration between Sunset Pianos and the San Francisco Botanical Garden, celebrates music, nature and creativity and is FREE to San Francisco residents, with a nominal $8.00 charge for entrance to the Botanical Garden for other visit...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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It's that time of year again, time for the annual  AIDSWalk San Francisco. The San Francisco AIDSWalk has raised more than $88 million for HIV programs and services in the Bay Area. Proceeds from this year's event will help support Project Open Hand, the Positive Resource Center, and the Golden C...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Today is Independence Day in the United States, July 4th. As we enjoy parades, picnics with family and friends, firework displays, we'll be making choices, consciously or not. Today I choose to follow Nelson Mandela's suggestion, "let your choices reflect your hopes not your fears." The cover pic...

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