If you're remodeling your home, or doing any construction that requires a permit from the San Francisco Building Department
(just about everything except paint and wallpaper requires a permit),
then you will be issued what is called a 'Job Card' (I capitalize it to
emphasize its importance).
One of my buyers asked a question recently: "If we get the condo appraised and the value of the condo is higher than what we agree to, can the seller pull out and ask for a higher price? Or does it only work in our favor?"
For someone like me who would recycle dryer lint if I could, these two new programs may appeal to your inner green as much as they did mine.
Did you know that the wonderful exhibits at the California Academy of Sciences are free to neighborhoods on specific dates during the year? Check out the schedule below or click on the link above. The hours are 9:30-5pm. It's a great way to spend the day with the entire family!
San Francisco has placed its publicly available data on a website, all in one place, to make it easy to search for just about anything. Like the all-in-one 311 call center that eliminated the need to keep a list of the different city departments, this website allows you to search for crime statistics on a map, look at the neighborhood boundaries, find film locations, and much more.
I must pass this building hundreds of times a year because it's a few blocks from my house. Walking by it the other day, I was able to appreciate just what a wonderful building it is.
Below is the San Francisco Association’s Market Focus report for January 2012
Pockets of Movement in the San Francisco Housing Market, Despite Lessening Inventory
The nice spring-like weather we have been experiencing has had some positive effects on the home buying public, as it has brought more buyers into the market.
I love old movie theaters so was pleased to read that the Art Deco theater on Mission street will be restored and turned into a 5 screen theater with a restaurant and bar.
Every year since 2008, San Francisco has closed streets on Sunday to provide car-free activities between March and October. Here's the schedule for 2012.
This article by the Bay Citizen journalist, Scott James, brings up some interesting points about rent control laws in San Francisco.