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Childbirth Without the Doctor?

Childbirth Without the Doctor?

Recently, a couple of web sites, Opendoor.com and openlistings.com, have gotten a lot of press. The premise of these sites is to take the agents out of the real estate…

How to Win as a San Francisco Home Buyer in Today’s Market

How to Win as a San Francisco Home Buyer in Today’s Market

It’s no secret that the San Francisco housing market is hot, hot, hot. Limited inventory and lots of competition leave buyers questioning, “What does it take for my offer to…

SF Real Estate Market Forecast

SF Real Estate Market Forecast

2014 was another strong year for real estate in San Francisco, if not one of the strongest we have ever seen in terms of home appreciation and the amount of…

One Time Tax Exemption on the Sale of Your Home? Not Anymore

One Time Tax Exemption on the Sale of  Your Home? Not Anymore

At a recent listing appointment, the owner who’d had the home for many years as her primary residence asked me the following question for which I did not have an…

A New Year in Real Estate, Or More of the Same?

A New Year in Real Estate, Or More of the Same?

Forecasting the real estate market has never been easy, and most people are not too successful at it. There are so many factors that influence real estate, including external pressures…

Real Estate Predictions for 2015

Real Estate Predictions for 2015

It’s that time of the year again, and I’m sitting here writing this in a red turban with one eye on my crystal ball. That’s right, it’s time for my…

Exchange Guidelines: 4 Basic Requirements

Exchange Guidelines: 4 Basic Requirements

At my open house this past weekend, a couple came through who were going through what’s known as a “1031 exchange.” In a nutshell, a 1031 exchange is a swap…

Costs That Affect the Bottom Line During a Home Purchase

Costs That Affect the Bottom Line  During a Home Purchase

One of the biggest unarticulated questions most people in the market have is, “How much is buying/selling a house going to cost me?” It constantly amazes me how valuable this…

Is the First Time Becoming Impossible?

Is the First Time Becoming Impossible?

I always say that Real Estate is “local,” and even our own Bay Area tends to be significantly broken into individual mini-markets that don’t always correspond with each other. But…

Setting the Stage for Success with Staging

Setting the Stage for Success with Staging

While some people may say that buying a home is the most nerve-wracking experience possible, I would venture to say that being on the other side of that transaction trumps…

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