Friday, January 7, 2011 - 6:00am
Sixteen properties sold for more than $5M in San Francisco in 2010. Here's a look at the most expensive ones:
1. 2342 Broadway
List price: $14M
Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 5:14pm
Beating out Noe Valley in the first round, Hayes Valley in the second, the Panhandle in the third round and lastly Lower Haight, Potrero Hill won the 2010 Curbed Cup Neighborhood of the Year!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 6:00am
Now that we've slammed the lid on 2010, it's time to look at the year ahead. I thought I'd gaze into my Realtor's crystal ball---the black one with the "8" on it---and let loose:
1. Inventory will remain high all year. Loans still aren't easy to obtain with less than 20% down, so the buyer pool is still narrower than it once was. And many sellers are having a difficult time adjusting to market realities when it comes to price (as the more than 3200
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 4:29pm
Mortgage rates in 2010 were the lowest in six decades. However,
these ultra-low mortgage rates are vanishing. Rates have been rising
since November 2010, and the rate for 30-year fixed loans has crossed
the 5 percent mark twice in three weeks. Many experts are signaling the
end to the 4 percent mortgage rate era.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 4:24pm
Will housing rebound in 2011? It's a question many Americans want answered.
you've been following my blog, the housing data for the latter months
of 2010 have been raising optimism. Especially in San Francisco, median
home prices have been showing slight increases; seasonally-adjusted
new- and existing-home sales figures have been improving; and inventory
has been fairly steady, if not shrinking.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 3:38pm
The act of transferring ownership of a property from seller to buyer in accordance to the sales contract. In plain English: The final step of a transaction where buyers take possession of the title, monies in escrow are disbursed, and the escrow officer will typically issue title insurance.
A statement required by law, in which seller(s) must disclose specific information about the property to prospective buyers. In plain
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 11:06am
Ah, the agonies of aging. Or, for those of you not feeling so charitable, the agonies of what some would describe as quick-and-questionable construction. Either way, as I was driving by 88 King St - The Towers at Embarcadero South yesterday I noticed that there was a lot activity on the exterior of the building, more cranes, pulleys, and workers than you would expect for a simple window wash!
Monday, January 3, 2011 - 12:47pm
If you’re planning to sell your home in the New Year, performing some basic maintenance around the house improves its chances of better offers, faster. We’ve got some simple and inexpensive ways to spruce it up prior to the first showing.
Monday, January 3, 2011 - 12:43pm
SFGate reports that after months of intense negotiation, San Francisco has beaten Newport, R.I. and Italy and been chosen to host the 2013 America’s Cup.
Monday, January 3, 2011 - 10:09am
I’m starting the new year off with a new account over at quora. Today’s question is: What should I do to increase the value of my San Francisco home?