Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 3:43pm
It’s official, Twitter is staying in San Francisco. On Friday, The City announced the creation of a narrow “rehabilitation zone” along the Mid-Market Corridor.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 6:00am
I moved to San Francisco from New York thirteen years ago, and frequently work with many New Yorkers who have relocated here. New York is definitely a world of its own, and I must admit that I was a bit worried when I moved to San Francisco.
Monday, April 25, 2011 - 8:30am
San Francisco, CA – April 25, 2011 – Zephyr Real Estate, a long-established market leader in San Francisco, has made the leap across the Golden Gate and opened a new location in Marin County. With a number of agents whose market expertise extends north, the new location in Corte Madera connects Marin County and San Francisco to better serve client interests on both sides of the 1.7-mile span.
Friday, April 22, 2011 - 1:37pm
Though it might not always feel like it, the economy is recovering. That's what the Federal Reserve tells us anyway (and we agree). The Fed’s recent reading of regional economies for the February and March period suggest continued economic growth, albeit at a moderate pace.
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 6:00pm
The FHA stopped granting what were called condo ”spot approvals” in 2009. This meant that if you didn’t want to purchase a condo that was on the approved list (typically large buildings), you were simply out of luck.
However, the FHA has recently started lending on condos within two- to four-unit buildings again, according to my colleague Trent Hu at Integrated Mortgage. Here’s a rundown on the basics.
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 4:30pm
A question often posed by buyers and sellers alike: Does installing solar panels increase the value of a home? Finally, a newly released study shows that for a home with a typical 3.1 kilowatt solar system, the resale value is boosted by $17,000 above the cost of a comparable home without solar panels.
Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 8:30am
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 6:00am
I’m often asked about earthquake insurance—do most homeowners in San Francisco have it? Do the majority of condo buildings have an earthquake policy? I wrote about the subject more than a year ago, but figured I’d bring it up again because the question is always a popular one in California.
Only about 12-15% of California homeowners have earthquake insurance, and I believe that ratio drops further in The Bay Area and San Francisco.
Monday, April 18, 2011 - 8:30am
San Francisco, CA – April 4, 2011 – Rob Rogers, Partner/Sales Manager at Zephyr Real Estate, has been awarded the coveted Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) designation.
Monday, April 18, 2011 - 6:00am
If you’re looking for a condo or TIC in what we Realtors call District 6 (Hayes Valley, NOPA, Western Addition, Alamo Square)—and weren’t able to hit Sunday’s open house circuit—here’s your chance to check out some hot properties after work.
We’ve organized a twilight tour scheduled for this Wednesday, April 20th from 6:00-7:30 that will showcase some of the best units on the market in the area. Here’s the lineup: