san francisco real estate professionals: Your Home Office Uncle Sam - 02/07/13 10:56 PM
February 7, 2013 – San Francisco Real Estate Professionals
Recently we posted about finding your fine new home office. And working from home is becoming more of a reality for many workers / small business owners. But now that TAXES are on everyone’s mind right now, just what can be used as a deduction when it comes to your home office?
First you have to pass the IRS litmus test.
According to IRS guidelines, “your home office must be your principal place of business, or the place you see clients in the normal course of business.” This also includes storage for … (2 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: Are you ready to buy in California? - 02/05/13 02:26 AM

If you are ready to purchase your first home in the San Francisco Bay area, don't wait to call the San Francisco Real Estate Professionals at (650) 434-2289.
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san francisco real estate professionals: Home Much do you know about the Cities - Super Bowl 2013 Trivia - 01/31/13 01:00 AM
The Super Bowl is just days away and it promises to have something for everyone - a great football game, funny entertainment and it even has a cute factor with the Puppy Bowl.  Well in preparation for the festivities, we have found Super Bowl XLVII cities by the numbers!
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san francisco real estate professionals: Is it better to rent or by a condo? - 01/29/13 10:51 AM

Are Rents Up or Down January 29, 2012 – San Francisco Real Estate Professionals
According to a recent article from RealFacts,” Average rents in the East Bay, Peninsula and San Francisco were nearly unchanged in the fourth quarter of last year and declined slightly in the South Bay, according to RealFacts, a Novato consulting group that tracks rents in apartment complexes with 50 or more units. That compares with the first half of the year, when some areas saw quarterly increases of 4 percent.”
South Bay saw a 1.4% drop in monthly rents - $1,981 to $1,954.
East Bay and … (1 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: Home Offices and Tax Deductions - 01/24/13 01:13 AM
January 24, 2012 - San Francisco Real Estate Professionals
Ah, the American Dream ... to work from home. So many businesses and offices are automated today, there are many more options to work at home virtually – or virtually work from home!
Imagine sitting in front of your computer coffee in one hand, bunny slippers on your feet – saving on gas and travel time. NOT having to drive in all that bumper to bumper traffic! American workers are working more from home than ever before. Whether they are self-employed or work for their employers, 1 in 5 or 21.3% work from … (0 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: December Real Estate Sales Ended on a Strong Note - 01/17/13 01:41 AM
January 17, 2013 - San Francisco Real Estate Professionals
The California Association of Realtors® reported real estate sales and prices in the San Francisco Bay Peninsula area were higher in December than the previous months of 2012.
“A rush to complete sales of higher-priced homes by the end of the year to avoid an expected increase in capital gains due to the “fiscal cliff” pushed up sales of homes priced $500,000 and above by nearly 42 percent from December 2011,” said C.A.R. President Don Faught. 
December sales for the state were up .8% from November
December 2012 sales for the … (0 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: How important is the Internet when listing your home? - 01/15/13 05:52 AM
January 15, 2013 - San Francisco Real Estate Professionals
If you’re thinking of listing your home in the San Francisco Bay Peninsula area, you may be interested in recent study done by Google and the National Association of Realtors® about how buyers are finding homes to buy.
How important is the Internet when listing your home?

Buyers are using the internet more and more to look for homes and your home better be on the internet. To do that, you will need to work with the professionals who are not only experience with real estate, but are tech savvy, too. We know where … (0 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: San Francisco is one of the HEALTHIEST Housing Markets for 2013! - 01/09/13 12:29 AM
January 9, 2012 - San Francisco Real Estate Professionals
It’s 2013 and time to get healthy! Oh, wait ….
Our area is one of the HEALTHIEST Housing Markets for 2013!
Trulia posted last month a list of the top 7 Healthiest Housing Markets for 2013 which have a strong growth for employment, the lowest vacancy rates and the fewest number of foreclosed properties listed on the market.
We are #2 on the list:
Houston San Francisco Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Md.  San Antonio Austin Seattle Omaha, NE-IA San Francisco Real Estate Summary According to Trulia, the average price per square foot for San … (0 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: NAR, the Fiscal Cliff and Homeowners - 01/03/13 01:37 AM

January 3, 2013 - San Francisco Real Estate Professionals
Whew! We didn’t fall off the cliff, but it was a real nail-biter, wasn’t it? So after the fiscal cliff dust settled and is now signed into law, what does that mean?
In an email today from Gary Thomas, 2013 NAR President, according to the National Association of Realtors®, H.R. 8 legislation contained the following:
“Real Estate Tax Extenders Mortgage Cancellation Relief is extended for one year to January 1, 2014 Deduction for Mortgage Insurance Premiums (PMI) for filers making below $110,000 is extended through 2013 and made retroactive to … (0 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: Holiday Tipping Tips - 12/11/12 04:40 AM
Decmeber 11, 2012 - San Francisco Real Estate Professionals
Holiday Tipping
Finding just the right holiday gift for friends and family in the San Francisco Bay Peninsula area can be stressful. Add the question of whom to tip and how much, and you may be ready to throw up your hands in despair.
 
Here are a few suggestions:Cleaning Person or Housekeeper
The cost of one visit is considered fitting if he or she visits weekly or biweekly, says protocol adviser Rosanne Thomas. Increase the amount for someone who works more often. If you use a cleaning service that … (1 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: Homes are selling like HOTCAKES! - 12/06/12 12:44 AM
December 6, 2012 - San Francisco Real Estate Professionals
San Francisco Summary The median sales price for homes in San Francisco CA for Aug 12 to Oct 12 was $735,000. This represents an increase of 4.9%, or $34,000, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 14.4% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have depreciated 7.5% over the last 5 years in San Francisco. The average listing price for San Francisco homes for sale on Trulia was $1,468,122 for the week ending Nov 28, which represents an increase of 2%, or $28,172, compared to the prior week and a … (0 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: 2013 Loan Limits left unchanged for Fannie and Freddie - 12/04/12 04:08 AM
For high-cost real estate areas, like California, maximum loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans will remain unchanged for the upcoming year. This means, instead of the "normal" loan limit of $417,000 for most areas, in the high-cost areas loan limits can reach $625,500. These loan limits are recalculated every year established under the Housing and Econmic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA). With home prices on an upward trend in the San Diego area, in higher limits means loans can be secured for higher priced homes without jumping into a Jumbo Loan. Just because it's December doesn't mean you … (0 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: How much do you pay to commute? - 11/29/12 09:07 PM
Location! Location! Location!This is a very important consideration when looking for your new home.Commuting Costs! Commuting Costs! Commuting Costs! should be considered, too.Many people searching for homes in the San Francisco Bay area may not be factoring in how much it will cost to get to work or run errand when looking for their home. This could be a hidden cost which may actually hinder your finances every month after you close. Transportation costs could consume up to 30% of your income!Transportation can come in the form of gas for driving or paying for public transit. Whichever way you use to … (0 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: Are Homes in California REALLY that affordable? - 11/28/12 01:28 AM
November 28, 2012 - San Francisco Real Estate Professionals
According to the California Association of Realtors(r), "Home buyers needed to earn a minimum annual income of $65,810 to qualify for the purchase of a $339,860 statewide median-priced, existing single-family home in the third quarter of 2012. The monthly payment, including taxes and insurance on a 30-year fixed-rate loan, would be $1,650, assuming a 20 percent down payment and an effective composite interest rate of 3.72 percent. The effective composite interest rate in second-quarter 2012 was 3.92 percent and 4.63 percent in the third quarter of 2011."
To see the how more … (0 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: How to Prepare Yourself for Multiple Offers - 11/13/12 02:08 AM
November 13, 2012 – San Francisco Real Estate Professionals
After surviving the last five years of a roller coaster real estate market in the Bay Peninsula area, multiple offers may seem like a dream come true. But they could end up giving you nightmares.
In the San Francisco Bay Peninsula area, some homes have ended up with multiple offers on one property at one time. Multiple offers create a frenzy atmosphere which leads to very rash decisions made on both buyer and sellers side of the offer. Because there are rash decisions made, the rate a deal falls through is very … (0 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: Happy Veterans Day from the San Francisco Real Estate Professionals! - 11/09/12 01:33 AM
Veterans Day Activities in the San Francisco Area 2012 Veterans’ Day Parade Sunday, November 11, 2012, 11am Market & Second Streets, San Francisco FREE Honor the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces downtown on Sunday, November 11, 2012 with the annual Veterans’ Day Parade
The parade will form up on Market Street and Second Street, step off at 11am sharp and continue south on Market Street from the Financial District to City Hall.
This year the parade features a salute to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.  Individuals are welcome to march as Patriotic Supporters at the tail end of parade or cheer from … (0 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: So what should we do now to be ready if disaster strikes - 11/07/12 05:58 AM
Since Sandy just wreaked havoc throughout the East Coast, disaster preparedness IS a hot topic. Information is readily available and should be taken advantage of so the next time we experience an earthquake or have a power outage or any type of disaster, we aren’t scrambling to get things ready right when it hits.... or after.
So, what should we do now?
BACK UP YOUR COMPUTER ON A DAILY OR WEEKLY BASIS – and back it up in the CLOUDS! I can’t emphasize this enough. There are such more important things to think of when you are evacuating than your desktop … (1 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: Californias 2012 Annual Housing Market Survey results - 11/01/12 07:12 AM
November 1, 2012 - San Francisco Real Estate Professionals   For release by the California Association of Realtors(r) LOS ANGELES (Nov. 1) – Favorable home prices and record-low interest rates combined with high demand and a severe shortage of available housing have created a highly competitive housing market in California, with nearly six in ten home sales receiving multiple offers, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2012 Annual Housing Market Survey.”
Fifty-seven percent of home sales received multiple offers in 2012, the highest in at least the past 12 years, with each home receiving an average of 4.2 offers, … (0 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: When in Doubt - THROW it OUT! - 10/30/12 04:14 AM
October 30, 2012 - San Francisco Real Estate Professionals
The effects of Hurricane Sandy are quite sobering for how some of us may not be equipped to handle a disaster.
Recently, we posted a blog article about what to do when an earthquake hits. But whether it’s an earthquake, flood or poweroutages, there are things we need to keep in mind regarding our food supply.
"Keeping food at safe storage temperatures in a power outage and away from flood waters is crucial to avoiding foodborne illness in weather emergencies," USDA Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Elisabeth Hagen said. "We encourage … (1 comments)

san francisco real estate professionals: Is your house a piggy bank? - 10/24/12 11:47 PM
October 25, 2012 – San Francisco Real Estate Professionals
I just read an article from the LA Times about Lenders granting more second mortgages since home values are rising.
Hold on folks, not so fast. Don’t jump on the 2nd mortgage boat yet …. Remember the housing crisis and how homes were underwater? Upsidedown?
Recently Equifax, a national credit bureau, for the first time in five years, balances on second mortgages on homes are on the rise. Some are looking at this as a “good” sign – as consumer confidence in real estate; that the housing industry in now … (1 comments)

 
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