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Home Price and Mortgage Rate Predictions

Home Price and Mortgage Rate Predictions

Fannie Mae is forecasting a further drop of 30-year fixed mortgage rate to around 3.70% in the second half of 2019, compared to 3.75% we are seeing as of July and the peak of 4.94% we saw in November 2018. It is also adjusting up its nationwide home price growth prediction to 5.4% in 2019, […]

FOR SALE: 650 Turk St #550 – Civic Center View Condo!

FOR SALE: 650 Turk St #550 – 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 […]

Mortgage Rates Near 3-year Low

Mortgage Rates Near 3-year Low

For the second week now, mortgage have stayed at a low point not seen since 2016/2017. 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.75% nationally, holding steady from the previous week, according to the Freddie Mac. “The recent stabilization in mortgage rates reflects modestly improving U.S. economic data and a more accommodative tone from the Federal Reserve to respond to […]

SF Home Prices Hit New High

SF Home Prices Hit New High

In June, records were set again for San Francisco’s median home prices, with MLS-listed single-family houses reaching $1.7 million, while condos were at $1.3 million, up $80K and $65K, respectively, compared to June 2018, according to Curbed. Among the most affordable neighborhoods was Bayview, with a median price of $912,500. Pacific Heights won the most […]

Bay Area Rents Mostly Up

Bay Area Rents Mostly Up

Zumper reports that San Francisco retains the distinction of being by far the most expensive city to rent, with one-bed rents having grown by $20 (or 0.5% from last month) to a record $3,720 in June 2019, while two-bed rents are up by 1.7% month-over-month to $4,800. San Jose jumped above Boston to rank as […]

Happy Pride 2019

Happy Pride 2019

June is Pride Month, the time to celebrate the legacy of LGBT communities. The Bay Area has the highest LGBT concentration of any major American metropolitan area at 6.2%, according to a 2015 Gallup survey. The next 5 runner-ups are Portland, Austin, New Orleans, Seattle and Boston, which are cities known for arts and creativity […]

SOLD: 4483 23rd St #1 – Adorable Noe Valley Condo!

SOLD: 4483 23rd St #1 – Adorable Noe Valley Condo!

Finally, it is your chance to own a home on the tranquil side of beloved Noe Valley. This charming condominium offers 2 comfortable, separated bedrooms. The bright living and dining room and one bedroom feature a view toward the prominent skyline of San Francisco. A large window invites natural light into the kitchen and breakfast […]

Bay Area’s Star Restaurants

Bay Area’s Star Restaurants

Northern California is America’s fine dining capital according to Michelin in its first All California Guide, with more three-star restaurants than anywhere else in the US. The top honors went to three in San Francisco – Atelier Crenn, Benu, and Quince – plus others in North Bay and South Bay – the Restaurant at Meadowood, […]

New 100-year Flood Maps

New 100-year Flood Maps

San Francisco has a new 100-Year Storm Flood Risk Map, and 2,140 parcels just became eligible to buy flood insurance. Your mortgage lender may eventually require you to buy flood insurance. Some landlords will need to disclose this info to renters. Contact us with any questions! Check these map links to see if your property […]

Hottest Restaurants in SF/Oakland

Hottest Restaurants in SF/Oakland

Looking to try some new dishes? Memorial Day weekend is a great time to score a reservation at the “it” restaurants and bars around town. Eater’s list for May 2019 includes Obispo (Mission), Cellarmaker House of Pizza (Bernal), Beit Rima (Castro), Che Fico Alimentari (Alamo Square), Ungrafted (Dogpatch), Palette Tea House (Ghiradelli Square)) and Here’s […]