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LGBT Community: Pioneers of Gentrification

LGBT Community: Pioneers of Gentrification

(Editor’s Note: With this issue, the Bay Times welcomes new columnist America Foy, a top-producing real estate agent at Sotheby’s International Realty. Foy has over a decade of experience in…

‘But Zillow Says My Home Is Worth…’

‘But Zillow Says My Home Is Worth…’

There aren’t a lot of things that drive me crazy, but that line about Zillow is probably one of them. Almost everyone uses the Internet for information, so why not…

Remodeling Return on Investment

Remodeling Return on Investment

Return on Investment (ROI) is a common financial term that can be easily misinterpreted when used in a remodeling context. The simple definition of ROI is “the profit or cost…

The Cost of Waiting

The Cost of Waiting

“Sure I want to get into the real estate market, but I just don’t think it’s the right time.” Boy, have I heard that one a lot! And everyone is…

Current Market Conditions Just Ahead of Spring

Current Market Conditions Just Ahead of Spring

Let’s talk about current market conditions. Here we are at the end of winter, just realizing that spring is only weeks away. Buyers, sellers and their agents are challenged to…

The Art of French Kitchen Design

The Art of French Kitchen Design

Philip and I just returned from a “fabuleux” two-week vacation in Paris. In order to have a richer and more varied experience, we rented an apartment near the Eiffel Tower…

FAQs on Fees and Commissions

FAQs on Fees and Commissions

In this mysterious world of how things happen in real estate, there are a few subjects that sometimes make us, clients and agents alike, squirm. One of those subjects is…

Awe-Inspiring Nature in the East Bay Hills

Awe-Inspiring Nature in the East Bay Hills

As I sit at my desk putting thought to keypad, I am watching the sunset over the East Bay Regional Park near the Parkridge trailhead. Although the hills and Mt.…

The Legacy of Morgan and Mizner

The Legacy of Morgan and Mizner

I have long been fascinated by the work of Julia Morgan and Addison Mizner, two Bay Area architects who made an indelible mark on the architecture of California and Florida…

Home Is Where the House Is

Home Is Where the House Is

By Debra Walker When I first visited San Francisco in the late sixties, I instantly knew it would become my home. A couple of decades later, in 1981, I came…

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