Zephyr Blog

FHA, Fannie Mae loan limits extended to 2011

By Rob Rogers

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 2:44pm

Great news for San Francisco home buyers, Congress has extended the increase in loan limits of $729,750 through Sept 2011!  This move makes many properties within the city eligible for these lower cost loans.  Loan limits over $729,750 are not insured by the government agencies and are generally much tougher to qualify for, and are at a higher interest rate.  If Congress had not passed this extension, the loan limit would have diminished significantly!

Love Bernal Heights, Slice O' Heaven!


Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 9:59am

Check out some sunrise photos of this beloved San Francisco neighborhood.

A Quick Overview of the Condos at One Hawthorne in San Francisco

By Matthew Fuller, GRI

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 4:08pm

The condos at One Hawthorne in San Francisco were released for sale several months ago, and I toured the building at the time it opened. Described in their marketing as offering “hand-selected materials and thoughtfully edited details meet the eye at every level, beginning with the hewn wood and stone surfaces of the lobby and rising through the warm, artful interiors of each home,” I would have

For Seniors:  ‘Help, we’ve been robbed’ scam

By Nancy Meyer

Monday, September 27, 2010 - 11:56am

Recently I received an email, from the correct address of a friend, saying that they were in London and had been robbed of their passports, money and credit cards.  They requested that I send money immediately, via Western Union.

Affordability in the Sun!


Friday, September 24, 2010 - 6:04pm

Everyone loves the sun, or most everyone. And many people are searching for their perfect starter home. So I wanted to share a few great properties in sunny neighborhoods that definitely qualify as starter San Francisco homes.


Ike's Is Still Alive

By Matthew Goulden

Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 1:07pm

If you did not hear, Ike's is still alive in its new location at Lime - 2247 Market Street between 16th and Sanchez. Currently only taking phone orders, but we hope to see the walk in available soon.

Proposed Elementary Schools Map

By Matthew Goulden

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 12:11pm

This is a link to the recommendations being made to the Board on September 28th for the Elementary Schools.

Zephyr Real Estate Ranks in Top 100 Brokerages in the U.S.

By Melody Foster

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 9:00am

San Francisco, CA – September 22, 2010 – The August issue of REALTOR® Magazine posted the industry’s Top 100 Companies across the nation, both in sales volume and transactions. Zephyr Real Estate once again achieved national prominence as No. 82 in sales volume, up a notch from its 2009 position.

Castro Street Fair Awards and Answers

By Melody Foster

Monday, September 20, 2010 - 6:55pm

Find out the answers to our "pricing game" and see the list of winners from our drawing from the Castro Street Fair!

San Francisco Median Price UP in August

By Diane Hourany

Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 4:49pm

Although the number of homes trading hands declined in August compared to a year ago, the San Francisco median price went up 6.9%, according MDA DataQuick. Read more details here.