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In-Contract: Cole Valley Classic Condo with Backyard

In-Contract: Cole Valley Classic Condo with Backyard

736 Shrader Street $1,599,000 3 beds • 2 baths • 1 parking Schedule a Private Tour Charming residence in the heart of the City! This remodeled Cole Valley condominium features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1 parking in a well-maintained turn-of-century 2-unit Victorian building. Private staircase and gated entry bring you through the front door. […]

Stroll or Bike to Lake Merritt, but Don’t Drive!

Stroll or Bike to Lake Merritt, but Don’t Drive!

Lake Merritt is called the Jewel of Oakland, and its encircling landscaped park grounds comprise the city’s top attraction. On any given day, there are myriad joggers, walkers, dancers, children, birdwatchers, boaters, picnickers, and even skaters! It’s especially popular during Shelter-in-Place, so much so that the City of Oakland is significantly restricting parking access along […]

Low Mortgage Rates, Hard to Get!

Low Mortgage Rates, Hard to Get!

Mortgage rates have been maintaining historic lows, according to to the latest data from Freddie Mac. A conforming 30-year fixed loan as of this week averages 3.24%, the fourth week in a row below 3.30%. A conforming 15-year fixed rate loan is at 2.70%, the lowest for the last five years. Those ready to buy […]

A Michelin Star to-go please!

A Michelin Star to-go please!

Craving a bite of San Francisco’s top notch food scene? During shelter-in-place many of our city’s world class restaurants are offering take-out or delivery options for the first time, such as Nari, recently named one of America’s best new restaurants by GQ. Here are seven of our favorites. Nari: 1625 Post Street, 4 – 7pm […]

Neighborhood Highlight: Cole Valley

Neighborhood Highlight: Cole Valley

Cole Valley is known as a close-knit community in the heart of San Francisco. Nestled between forested hills of Buena Vista, Tank Hill and Mount Sutro and the green spaces in Golden Gate Park, this is the neighborhood where you can have all the perks of city life while living in a peaceful environment. Plenty of recreational opportunities […]

6 Ways We’re Keeping Buyers Healthy

6 Ways We’re Keeping Buyers Healthy

Buying a house is an emotionally and financially significant event, even when we’re not in the middle of a global pandemic. If you’re in the market right now, you may be asking yourself whether the investment you’re making is sound (it is), or how you can ensure your health and safety during this unprecedented moment, […]

A Guide to Virtual Showings

A Guide to Virtual Showings

Whether it’s FaceTime (or Line, WeChat, Whatsapp, etc.) with grandma and the kids, a Zoom meet up with the college gang, or a Facebook Live happy hour with friends, we’re all finding ways to stay connected while we stay apart. Just as the internet has become our lifeline to friends and family, virtual property tours […]

Three Ways We’re Keeping Sellers Healthy During SIP

Three Ways We’re Keeping Sellers Healthy During SIP

As sellers contemplate listing in today’s market, we wanted to share several ways we are keeping our clients safe. Although home sales have declined because of less inventory, home prices have remained strong. In fact according to NAR, they rose 0.8% in March — from $5.23 million in 2019 to $5.27 million this year. The […]

Property Tax Penalty Waived until May 2021?

Property Tax Penalty Waived until May 2021?

On May 6, 2020, the State of California provided relief for some taxpayers who were unable to make their regular April/May 2020 property tax payments by suspending penalties, costs, and interest for those late payments until May 6, 2021! But note that some restrictions apply, such as demonstration of financial hardship due to the pandemic, […]

More Bay Area Construction to Resume

More Bay Area Construction to Resume

Many market-rate real estate development projects that were stopped by the first Shelter-in-Place mandate are due to restart after May 3, 2020 under the new guidelines that were revised on April 30 for several Bay Area counties and City of Berkeley. San Francisco Chronicle reported that several developers and general contractors in San Francisco and […]