Zephyr Blog

Bernal Heights Cocktail Chatter Trivia

By Matthew Fuller, GRI

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 3:30pm

Holiday party season is now in full swing, and you can all to easily find yourself with a bunch of strangers when an uncomfortable silence descends out of nowhere. To

Five Phenomenal things about Noe Valley

By Matthew Fuller, GRI

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 3:28pm

Keeping Up with the Griswolds: 30 Nights of Overkill Edition

By Kevin Koerner

Monday, December 20, 2010 - 10:21am

The holidays are a time of tradition for many of us, be it an annual family gathering or the search for the perfect tree; some folks just take it more seriously than others. The Faucher family, for example, hangs Christmas lights - lots of them. For the past 25 years, this Delaware household has covered their home with nearly a million twinkling bulbs in celebration of the season. The cost of this festive display? A whopping $82,000.

Zephyr Real Estate Continues Annual Food and Toy Drive

By Melody Foster

Friday, December 17, 2010 - 3:12pm

San Francisco, CA – December 17, 2010 – The holiday season is upon us, but there are thousands in our community that are unable to enjoy the season without a little help. Once again this year, Zephyr Real Estate is running a campaign to collect toys and food for people in need.

Magic in Staging

By Kevin Koerner

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 8:03pm

Staging a home can be essential for a successful sale, but is often overlooked and underappreciated by sellers.  Why would you pay to have someone else’s furniture installed in your home for the duration of the sale?

The First Five Things You Need to Tell Your REALTOR®

By Kevin Koerner

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 9:28am

Ok, so you’ve interviewed a few potential real estate agents and chosen the one you want to work with. That’s great.  Now what?  What’s the first step? What do you need to do to get the ball rolling? 

Keeping Up with the Griswolds

By Kevin Koerner

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 8:50am

The holidays are a time of good cheer, merriment, and for some, skyrocketing electric bills.  But the extra grand or two on the January PG&E statement are a small price to pay to celebrate the season in style (and to make one’s home visible from space).  

The Singular Virtue of the TIC

By Joe Theisen

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 2:31pm

The principal virtue of the TIC as a property class is price. TICs are, by far, the lowest priced property class available in SF: an average TIC costs about $200,000 less than a comparable condo, and the difference gets bigger as units get larger. But before we get to numbers, a little background…

What’s in a Disclosure Report?

By Kevin Koerner

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 2:25pm

Reading and understanding the disclosure package, the hefty stack of documents detailing the condition and aspects of the home that you receive prior to submitting an offer, can be a daunting task.

San Francisco is a Reader's Paradise

By Diane Hourany

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 2:22pm

This past Sunday, the NYT wrote a glowing article about the many wonderful bookstores throughout our city, complete with many wonderful color photographs of the bookstores on a two page spread.