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San Francisco Market Report – January Results + Outlook

Posted On: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 5:16am
Tags: Market Focus market statistics San Francisco home values | Topics: Market Statistics

Below is the San Francisco Association’s Market Focus report for January 2012Pockets of Movement in the San Francisco Housing Market, Despite Lessening InventoryThe 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.

Mission Theatre to be Brought Back to Life

Posted On: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 5:38am
Tags: Mission Street New Mission Theater | Topics: Community Information

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.

San Francisco Sunday Street Closures Announced

Posted On: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 5:14am
Tags: car-free activities Street Closures Sunday Streets | Topics: Community Information

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.

Should San Francisco Rent Control Be Changed or Abolished?

Posted On: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 5:11am
Tags: landlords market rate rent rent control rent increase | Topics: Laws and Regulations

This article by the Bay Citizen journalist, Scott James, brings up some interesting points about rent control laws in San Francisco.

Do You Know Where This San Francisco Statue Is?

Posted On: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 5:44am
Tags: El Cid San Francisco Museum | Topics: Community Information

On a recent visit to a San Francisco museum, I took this picture of El Cid, the Spanish military leader. Do you know on the grounds of which museum El Cid resides?

San Francisco New Construction Opening April 2012

Posted On: Monday, February 13, 2012 - 6:15am
Tags: Dogpatch Mission new construction Redwood City real estate San Francisco condos

Some new homes will be opening up in the coming months in the Mission and Dog Patch areas of San Francisco and in Redwood City. Let me know if you're interested and I'll give you the insider scoop.

Fisherman's Wharf's Main Street Getting a Makeover

Posted On: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 5:24am
Tags: America's Cup 2013 Fisherman's Wharf | Topics: Community Information

Just in time for the 2013 America's Cup, Fisherman's Wharf's Jefferson Street will get a makeover, turning it into a more pedestrian friendly street by widening the sidewalks and narrowing the street. The heart of the tourist area includes the 5 blocks between Powell and Hyde streets.

Getting a Loan - Step 7: Closing

Posted On: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 5:47am
Tags: closing loan application loan approval loan documentation loan documents loan submission mortgage broker | Topics: Buyers and Sellers

Yes! Your loan for your new home has been approved, the loan documents have been drawn and sent to the title company for you to sign. Once you've signed all the documents, the next and final step is the closing.

Getting a Loan – Step 6: Documents Are Drawn

Posted On: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 5:46am
Tags: closing loan application loan approval loan documentation loan submission mortgage broker | Topics: Buyers and Sellers

You've made an offer that has been accepted by the seller, your mortgage broker has sent in your loan package and the lender has not only approved you but the home you're buying. They've agreed to give you the money!What's next?

Zephyr Real Estate Announces Top Producers for 2011

Posted On: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 8:30am
Tags: real estate realtor top producer Zephyr | Topics: Press Release

San Francisco, CA – February 6, 2012 – Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm, is proud to announce the company’s top producing real estate agents for 2011.

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