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By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley
(Compass)
Comments 4
In 1918 the Armistice was signed ending World War I,  also known as the Great War, and dubbed The War to End All Wars. Now, 100 years later it is 2018. Sadly World War I didn't bring about peace, and wars still rage on an on throughout the world and involving our own country.In a show of hope and...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Transpac Real Estate)
Comments 0
 Is the tide turning? After years of consistent and exponential growth the market has taken a bit of a pause. Whether it's a market shift is yet to be seen, but there has definitely been some change in the air as some properties are selling quickly with multiple offers, while others are languishi...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 3
Let's Get Small Condo Projects San Francisco is known for its majestic Victorian and Edwardian homes, and residents and homebuyers in the city know that sometimes these massive dwellings get converted into condominiums.  Not one's traditional idea of a condo project, what was once a majestic sing...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Transpac Real Estate)
Comments 1
Offered at $565,000HOA Fees: $652.75/ Month Rarely available corner unit in the iconic Hamilton. This alcove studio is bathed in light and has spectacular views with windows along 2 walls. The unit is open and bright with modern touches like Hunter Douglas automatic blinds, Phillips Hue lighting ...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley
(Compass)
Comments 26
Halloween 2018 is rapidly approaching and even pets are getting into the spirit -- willingly or not so!Take Tanner, my granddaughter's Golden Retriever. Tanner is naturally a regal kinda fellow, being an urban San Francisco dog. He enjoys walking and playing (in a dignified manner) in Pacific Hei...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Transpac Real Estate)
Comments 1
Traditionally, August is among the slowest months in San Francisco Real Estate. Buyers take off on holiday in search of warmer weather while sellers hold off if possible until putting their home on the market for the Fall selling season. Over the past several years, buyer demand has kept the mark...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Transpac Real Estate)
Comments 1
 In spite of being in the "slower" summer months, the San Francisco real estate market continued to tick on at a fairly steady pace in July. Median prices rose slightly compared to June. There was less inventory than in any previous July in the past decade, so unsurprisingly the majority of singl...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley
(Compass)
Comments 18
San Francisco has a new major improvement which is setting The City abuzz. The San Francisco Transit Center opened mid-August 2018 to great fanfare after 12 years of planning and many years of construction. You can read a good overview and see pictures of this glorious structure here.When the arc...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley
(Compass)
Comments 16
As any local hiker, mountain biker, or lover of nature knows, Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, just a few miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, is a beacon and destination in any type of weather.Home to the world-famous Muir Woods, much of the mountain is deeply forested, with Coastal redwood tr...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley
(Compass)
Comments 33
"Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana"I hadn't heard this until last week, but apparently it is a saying often used as an example of a "garden path sentence"  as an example of a double entendre.Whatever the origin, I chuckled, and thought of this large arrow sculpture named Cupid's...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Transpac Real Estate)
Comments 1
 We are officially in what we call the Summer Doldrums. Whereas in other parts of the country, summer is one of the busiest months for real estate here in San Francisco it is among the lightest, with only the holiday season being slower. Perhaps it's the fog and chillier weather that compels peop...

By Abraham Valentino, Founder CEO iMetros.com & Nummus ICO
(iMetros.com Corporation)
Comments 0
Go Solar SF, Go Solar CA,Zero Net Energy Homes CA  Go Solar SF,  Solar Panels are The Law, Zero Net Energy Homes CA, Go Solar CA. GoSolarSF, San Francisco's Solar Incentive program, and GoSolarCA, California programs for renewable energy will make you money and make your home and neighborhood a h...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Transpac Real Estate)
Comments 4
My favorite days are when I get to hand my clients the keys to their new home!  After a long search for just the right house to fit their expanding family, my happy clients are now proud first-time homeowners! We were up against 8 other buyers, and were not even the highest-priced offer, but we p...

By Abraham Valentino, Founder CEO iMetros.com & Nummus ICO
(iMetros.com Corporation)
Comments 0
Go Solar SF,  Zero Net Energy Homes CA, Go Solar CA  GoSolarSF is San Francisco's solar incentives and credits, Go Solar SFGoSolarCA is California's solar incentives and credits for solar panel installations in CA, Go Solar CAZero Net Energy Homes are homes that generate their own energy by renew...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 2
Can You Use Foreign Currency to Get a Mortgage?  Is your down payment coming from abroad?  Do you have a foreign bank account that you’re showing on your mortgage application?  Are you obtaining a gift from a family member in another country?  These are all questions that might come up when we’re...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Transpac Real Estate)
Comments 1
 After significant jumps in median sales price earlier this year, particularly for single family homes, the market has mostly remained flat for the 2nd quarter. New and active listings continue to be down double-digits compared to the same month last year as our anemic inventory situation continu...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Transpac Real Estate)
Comments 1
  I've been spending a lot of time in Pacifica lately with clients who had been looking for, and have now just closed, on a new home there. Everytime I go, I am reminded about how much I love it: the water, the mountains, the community. Driving down Highway 1 as the Pacific Ocean appears suddenly...

By Abraham Valentino, Founder CEO iMetros.com & Nummus ICO
(iMetros.com Corporation)
Comments 0
 GoSolarSF incentives for Home Solar Systems in California Go Solar SF is San Francisco's Solar Incentives and creditsGo Solar CA is state of California incentives for homes and business to install Solar panels GoSolarSF or Go Solar SF are incentives designed to encourage solar systems for San Fr...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley
(Compass)
Comments 13
Each week either I or my Client Care Concierge tour some of condominiums that have recently come on the market in San Francisco, concentrating on the Russian Hill, Pacific Heights, and Van Ness corridor areas of the City. Here is a rundown of a few of the ones I visited this week. Notice how clos...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley
(Compass)
Comments 8
Last month I wrote about three Pacific Heights condos I toured one Tuesday. All 3 caught my eye for various reasons. Three very different sizes, price points and appeal, but all would provide good living.Here's an update on the status of each. 1854 Vallejo - listed at $2,349,000; sold and closed ...

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