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Tales of the Tour

Tales of the Tour

Every week we tour homes across San Francisco, this week we saw 38! Let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll keep and eye out for you! Some quick highlights: • 1745 North Point – Beautiful property, well done but no views. 1745NorthPoint.com • 124 Caselli – Finishes could be higher but in a […]

For Sale: 177 Townsend St #635 – South Beach Condo

For Sale: 177 Townsend St #635 – South Beach Condo

Michelin-star dining! World-class sports and entertainment! Breath-taking San Francisco Bay views! All close at hand from 117 Townsend #635, an elegant modern condominium home in enviable South Beach. This residence features an open-concept living, dining and kitchen that include stainless steel appliances to delight the in-home chef. The master suite features city views from the […]

For Sale: 650 Turk St T505, Civic Center-View Condo

For Sale: 650 Turk St T505, Civic Center-View Condo

Set your eyes on the transformation of Van Ness corridor, where new residential high-rises meet venerable cultural institutions. This 1-bed, 1-bath condo in the desirable Symphony Towers features direct views of the iconic San Francisco City Hall and its gilded dome. Make yourself at home with its open and bright interiors with south-facing views, modern [...]
Happy Lantern Festival! 宵节快乐!

Happy Lantern Festival! 宵节快乐!

As the 2020 Lunar New Year season comes to a close, North America’s oldest chinatown celebrates! Enjoy our city’s unique cultural heritage by attending the San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade, which will be held Saturday evening “come rain or stars” featuring a 288 foot Golden Dragon (see below for parade route). Or wander through […]

Rate Update: Mortgage Rates Falling

Rate Update: Mortgage Rates Falling

Mortgage interest rates have been falling since the New Year. Nationwide, as of Jan 31, 30-Yr Fixed Jumbo stands at 3.73%, 30-Fixed Conforming is 3.64%, and 5/1 ARM Jumbo is 3.09%, according to Bankrate.com. We may yet return to the troughs we had last September. Definitely good news for homebuyers.

Top Tier Tech Bring Big Buyers

Top Tier Tech Bring Big Buyers

Why does demand for housing in the San Francisco Bay Area keep growing? High-tech innovation benefits from existing networks and close proximity to other tech firms. According to a recent report by the Brookings Institute, since 2005 five metropolitan areas have accounted for 90% of all growth in United States in the innovation sector (which includes science, […]

Interest Rates Sliding since New Year

Interest Rates Sliding since New Year

If any of your New Year Resolutions involves borrowing money, you’re in luck! Both the short-term Fed interest rate and the longer-term mortgage interest rates have been falling in 2020 thus far. After  cutting its rates three times between July and August 2019, the Federal Reserve announced in January that it is holding its Fed […]

2020 Starts with Tight Inventory

2020 Starts with Tight Inventory

Super Bowl is the start of the busy Spring selling season when we usually see the highest number of homes on the market. If January is any indication, the 2020 Bay Area inventory would appear to be tight like last year. Single-family and condominium inventories both shrank through most of 2019 in San Francisco, with […]

40 Year Project: Why Supplies Are Low

40 Year Project: Why Supplies Are Low

Why can’t the Bay Area build enough new housing to curb home prices? Mission Local describes an extreme example of a 10-unit housing project in Bernal that took 40 years to obtain permission to build after the 77-year old developer bought the two parcels back in the late 1970s. Hopefully it won’t take before another 40 years to finally construct! If you have the patience to build your own […]

Coming Soon: 2717 20th St., A Mission Neighborhood Gem

Coming Soon: 2717 20th St., A Mission Neighborhood Gem

2717 20th St, San Francisco 2-Unit Building – 3 Bed, 2 Bath • 1,810 SF • 2,548 SF Lot MissionAbode.com A cheerful home full of delightful surprises! Experience the buzz of world-renowned bar and restaurant scene on 20th Street. Then unwind in the main unit, which features two levels of modernized interiors. The vibrant front […]