Monday, February 28, 2011 - 5:12pm
If you're bored with your gym and have been wanting to try something new or different, or you like to hike but because of the winter weather, are limited to when you can get out, then you should give indoor rock-climbing a try. Not only is it great exercise, but it's a way to meet like-minded people.
One great place to start is in The Mission at Mission Cliffs on Harrison at 19th St. It's something I've always wanted to try and
Monday, February 28, 2011 - 9:00am
San Francisco, CA – February 28, 2011 – Over the past several years, arts programs have been virtually eliminated or, at best, vastly reduced, in the public school arena. Zephyr agent Garrett Goldman and his partners saw the need for programs to encourage creative spirit and educational opportunities for under-served students and schools.
Monday, February 28, 2011 - 8:29am
It's time to check out The Haight.
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:00am
My colleagues and I have noticed a few listings coming on the market that are being classified as condos---but which are really TICs in buildings that recently won the lottery. It's important to note that until a building is fully converted and all units are officially condos, you can't call a TIC a condo. Even if everything is on track for condo conversion.
This is a good distinction to make if you're a buyer who's not interested in completing someone else's condo conversion. And
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 10:09pm
Ever wish that all your questions about the home buying process could be answered at one time? On Thursday, March 3, 2011, 6:30-8:00pm at 2500 Market Street, we will be “Unlocking the mysteries of home buying,” an informational seminar.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 5:01pm
It has commonly been believed that Mission Dolores on Dolores St was the location of the first mission. A local scientist now disputes this theory by piecing together old maps and written accounts. He believes that San Francisco was founded near the corner of Duboce and Sanchez Streets based on a slight misinterpretation of the accounts. It was thought that a lake existed near the spot but that in actuality, it was a spring. Based on this, Christopher Richard, who is an expert in aquatic
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 11:11am
Local artist resident Christine Lando completed a two-paneled stained glass window in a home on Potrero Hill she had previously lived in thirty years ago. It's a full neighborhood story from 1980 to 2010. Complete story on this can be found in February, Potrero View, page 18 or go to www.potreroview.com/Feb.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 6:00am
"BOM" is shorthand for Back on Market, and several properties earned this status over the past week. Three of them started off as short sales, meaning that their sellers could very possibly be foreclosed upon if they're unable to find new buyers.
I point this out because it's key for buyers who make offers on short sales to do their homework up front, and understand the full scope of the short sale process.
The three BOM short
Monday, February 21, 2011 - 1:11pm
Starting this spring and completed by the summer of 2012, Cesar Chavez, which borders The Mission to the north and Bernal Heights to the south, will have a major makeover.
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 6:00am
The real estate lending landscape has changed significantly in the past couple years. Lenders are girding themselves against fraud in many ways, and that trickles down to what sort of documentation they'll request from buyers in transactions.
Two areas that have raised questions recently center around gift money and personal information requests. Our team at Guarantee Mortgage recently presented an explanation about the issues related to these topics, so I thought I'd share this...