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By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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I'm fortunate to have Rachael and her wonderful Golden Retriever, Tanner, living a few short blocks away from us. Tanner is lucky that I love to walk, and if I'm not running a lot of errands or shopping, I often take him along on my explorations.One recent afternoon, after the rains had stopped f...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
Comments 5
On the left is for the the Bay Area, Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, Santa Clara, San Mateo as examples. MSA Name     County Name   State One-Family Two-Family Three-Family Four-Family       SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND-HAYWARD, CA     CONTRA COSTA San Francisco Marin Santa Clara San Mateo   CA $636,150 $...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 5
Driving back from San Francisco California we saw the clouds part ways to reveal a view of post storm clouds accompanied with a beautiful rainbow. Naturally, this photo does not do the view justice but at least I can offer a glimpse. If you have rainbow or post storm photographs, please feel free...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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During my travels north of California we stopped off at Stanford University. I have to say, this campus was mighty impressive. The architecture is beautiful and the campus has much to offer for students and residents. One example is see the Rodin sculpture garden by the Cantor Arts Center. Stanfo...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 0
Crossing the strait of the Golden Gate from San Francisco to the Marin headlands for 1.7 miles is the world-renowned Golden Gate Bridge, easily identified by its International Orange color. Opened in 1937, the bridge was built at a cost of $35 million in principal and $39 million in interest and ...

By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker, Author&Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
Comments 0
The Walt Disney Family Museum is an American museum that features the life and legacy of Walt Disney. The museum is located in The Presidio of San Francisco, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco. This was my first time visiting a museum dedicated only to Walk Disney a...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 22
Yesterday afternoon members of the San Francisco City Chorus added holiday cheer in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood. The Christmas carolers' didn't let a drizzly day or puddles dampen spirits of shoppers or merchants. Adults and children alike would stop for a moment and listen, then go o...
The holidays are well upon us, and many of us are deep in the process of shopping, baking and getting ready to ring in the new year. But, if you’re thinking of selling your home in 2017 it’s not too early to start preparing. A home that is well-prepared will sell more quickly and for more money. ...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 17
Every so often a truly special condominium comes on the market and is offered for sale. 2200 Pacific Avenue, Unit 3A, listed for sale by Monica Chung of Andersen, Jung & Company, is one of those.From the prime Pacific Heights location at the corner of Pacific and Buchanan, to the beautifully remo...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 26
City sidewalks, busy sidewalksDressed in holiday style,In the air there'sA feeling of Christmas(San Francisco City Chorus caroling at the Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park)Children laughing, people passing,Meeting smile after smile,And on every street corner you'll hear: (Union Square, San Fr...

By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Broker
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
Comments 5
'Tis the Season for Gifts (and Gift Funds) As we come to the end of the year, we, here in Marin County, CA, tend to notice that purchase and sale activity can slip into "holiday mode" even if the weather outside is not particularly frightening.  There's not much inventory available for buyers to ...

By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 707-812-7668
(203kOnLine.com, covering California & most other states)
Comments 0
Could this be what is appears I'm seeing? It appears to say we are getting an increase in the maximum loan limits for "high cost areas" and that will affect places like San Francisco County, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, to name a few. High Cost Area The FHA national high cost area mortgage...
Congratulations to my clients, who just sold their charming condo in the Diamond Heights neighborhood of San Francisco! My clients purchased the unit about 3 years ago for their daughter, who was a single gal living in San Francisco. Now that she's married to a great guy, has a brand new baby and...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 19
Today I've been feeling especially thankful to be living in a City that has heart, a City full of people ready to be a positive force of good.I've written before about the yoga sessions that are offered, on a donation basis, at Grace Cathedral almost every Tuesday evening. These are attended by 5...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 21
San Francisco has many micro climates, and Pacific Heights is one usually free from the swirling fog that often shrouds the Golden Gate bridge and envelopes the streets  in the more western parts of the City. Not so a few mornings ago when I walked along Jackson Street.  It was still heavy an hou...

By David Ames, San Francisco
(Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco)
Comments 0
  Property Tax Deadlines Remember These Dates!   Don't forget these pertinent property tax deadlines! Although the first installment was due last week, there is still time to get your payment in before being penalized. See below for property tax deadline dates and information. NOVEMBER 1st• Firs...
A couple of years ago, I helped some clients upgrade from their condo to a single family home.  Rather than sell the condo, they decided to rent it out. Since they also hired me to list the rental and find their new tenants I brought in my photographer to get professional-level photos. The unit w...

By David Ames, San Francisco
(Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco)
Comments 3
San Francisco Q3 Print Real Estate Insights A Closer Look From Q2 2015 to Q2 2016 the condominium inventory increased by 27%. However, the median sale price remained stable during that same time frame. This means that buyer demand is keeping up with the increase in supply. Another sign of the con...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 22
Since I live in a condo in a high rise, there's not much point in having Halloween decor on my door or in a window -- it wouldn't be seen or enjoyed.However, the stunning over-the-top decorations shown below are seen and are being enjoyed by many.The cover photo (I love how the skeletons are just...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Comments 20
Despite the length of our ballot this year -- 17 State propositions, 24 City measures, 1 regional one, plus candidates for national, state and local offices -- San Francisco makes it easy to vote, and now's the time.There are two more days to register to vote, and voting has already begun.Here's ...

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