John M. Scott's Blog

Real Estate Agent - BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties - BRE# 01442690
I have to say, I'm a little amused by all the fuss. They're calling it the biggest storm to hit us in maybe 5, 10 years. All schools will be closed in 5 Bay area counties Thursday. 1 to 3 inches of rain in urban areas and maybe 8 inches in the hills. Up to 70 mph wind gusts - one news site called...
San Francisco Rents Rise 14.5 percent A recent article in the San Francisco Business Times said that the price to rent a place to live in San Francisco rose 14.5 percent in August from the year before. The numbers come from Trulia. I don't know how they reach that number - rents are likely higher...
West Portal Fixer Sold for Over $1Mil Let me say up front this wasn't my listing, I wasn't involved in the transaction at all. I just want to point out what the market is like in San Francisco.  San Francisco's West Portal neighborhood is a solid middle to upper class area. Ideal family neighborh...
San Francisco Market Focus Report - July 2014 The July Issue of Market Focus Report, issued by the San Francisco Association of Realtors characterized the market by low supply with prices continuing to rise in most local areas. July found the median price for a single family home in San Francisco...
How to Buy a Home in a Tight Real Estate Market I've been working with buyers in Novato, CA. Their top budget is around $530,000. We've made a number of offers on homes listed at just under $500k, and usually offering up to $20k over asking. No Luck. These homes all look great. And every time we'...
Rainbow Flags, FBN Statements and Marriages! Friday afternoon was spent at San Francisco City Hall. I had to resolve a few things with the SF Tax Collector regarding our business license. Then it was over to the SF County Clerk to file a new Fictitious Business Name Statement for 'Scott Keys Prop...
Parkside Home Values - San Francisco I tend to study neighborhood trends in San Francisco, and what I'm seeing these days is rather astounding, if even frightening. San Francisco as a whole is booming and there is a lot of money out there - from the tech industry to foreign investments. This stud...
How do Home Sellers handle Multiple Offers? Here in the San Francisco Bay Area multiple offers are still the norm. Demand is high and inventory of homes / condos for sale is low. The tech industry has brought in a lot of people with money to spend! Here in San Francisco's West Portal neighborhood...
Beware poisoned meatballs! while walking your dog. I have two dogs, so this story has caught my attention. I read about someones pet dog dying about a year ago when it ate a poisoned meatball in San Francisco's Twin Peaks neighborhood. And then in February animal control officers found a whole bu...
The California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) has created a new feature called Homeowner Legislative Facts. Once a month C.A.R. posts new articles, and encourages Realtors to share with the community in our newsletters, blogs etc. The following article discusses the overhaul of the federal tax ...

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