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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 [...]
FOR SALE: 321 Crestmont Dr – Mid-Century Modern Duplex

FOR SALE: 321 Crestmont Dr – Mid-Century Modern Duplex

Peaceful living in two Mid-Century residences that are perched on Mount Sutro hillside and enjoy views toward the Pacific Ocean. Walk right into the Upper Unit that includes 4 bedrooms on one level, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, 2 large decks and an observation room at the roof level. The main level fireplace opens […]

FOR SALE: 2299 Market St #204 – 1 Bed Castro Condo!

FOR SALE: 2299 Market St #204 – 1 Bed Castro Condo!

A cup of hand-crafted coffee from Ritual downstairs. Weekend brunch at Starbelly next door that you can comfortably invite your favorite foodies. Feel satisfied with your own exercise routine at Fitness SF. Happy Hour with friends and a view at Lookout. Yes you can at just this one intersection, and you still have the rest [...]
SOLD: 720 York St #228 – Mission Brick & Timber Loft!

SOLD: 720 York St #228 – Mission Brick & Timber Loft!

A timber and brick conversion, this historic Mill Building loft oozes with originality and charm. With a brilliant combination of unique architecture and thoughtful redesign, this home is ready for someone who appreciates an inspiring and restful environment. Skylights and large windows pours in natural light. The dramatic vaulted redwood ceiling and zen-influenced upper bathroom [...]
Bay Area has Highest Rent in August

Bay Area has Highest Rent in August

Of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the US, 3 of the 5 with the highest rents in July are in the Bay Area, according to Zumper's August report. San Francisco continues its rein at the top, with an average of $3,600 for a one-bed rental unit; though this is a drop from June's record-high [...]

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Friends, Family or AC?

Friends, Family or AC?

Worldwide, the last few years have been some of the warmest on record, so you may be less shocked to learn that a majority of American renters and homeowners prioritize having air cooling over living near friends and family, according to research from Zillow. The nation's only exceptional group San Francisco renters, of whom 30.3% [...]
Homeownership Falls despite High Demand

Homeownership Falls despite High Demand

San Francisco metro, which includes surrounding counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Marin, reported its lowest homeownership in seven years. Census Bureau found just 51.7% of residents owned their home during the second quarter of 2019. A year ago, it was 56.4%. In comparison, nationwide homeownership rate has been going up, most recently [...]
San Francisco leads Bay Area Housing Markets

San Francisco leads Bay Area Housing Markets

California Association of Realtors' June 2019 sales numbers reveal that nearly all Bay Area counties experienced year-over-year declines in median price of sold homes. The only exception is San Francisco, which saw a growth of 8.8%. Keep in mind that median prices may reflect an increased market share of smaller, cheaper homes being sold rather [...]
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 [...]