San Francisco / Bay Area Latest Earthquakes, Liquefaction, Landslide, and Soft Story Round Up


The ground has been shaking a little bit lately (Did you feel that one?) in the San Francisco / Bay Area, so we thought it pertinent to dial in your Earthquake and Liquefaction Zone knowledge by way of some great Bay Area Liquefaction maps we have shared in the past. It’s a common question among … Continue reading San Francisco / Bay Area Latest Earthquakes, Liquefaction, Landslide, and Soft Story Round Up

Housing Affordability and Market Corrections


A look at San Francisco Bay Area housing affordability trends over time and how they intersect with real estate market corrections: The 2008 San Francisco Bay Area real estate crash was not caused just by a local affordability crisis: It was triggered by macro-economic events in financial markets which affected real estate markets across the … Continue reading Housing Affordability and Market Corrections

Buying A Home In San Francisco – Step 2: Get New Listings Fed To You Automatically


Yesterday, we educated you on the first and most important step in the San Francisco home buying process, so today we’re moving on… Step 2 – Get New Listings Fed To You Automatically (via Email or Text) Our market moves fast, and so must you. You might have thought the next step would be to … Continue reading Buying A Home In San Francisco – Step 2: Get New Listings Fed To You Automatically

Stump The Stammtisch, Where Readers Ask, Experts Answer: “If A Shooting Occurred Where The Victim Died…”


I used to do a thing a long time ago called “Stump the Stammtisch“, where readers could write in and my (then) panel of experts would share their answers in the comments below (Think Trulia Voices, before Trulia existed). I changed it up to “Ask Us“, and received considerable response to many a question. But … Continue reading Stump The Stammtisch, Where Readers Ask, Experts Answer: “If A Shooting Occurred Where The Victim Died…”

When San Francisco Shakes, People Search For Bedrock And Landfill


Check out the top search terms for theFrontSteps since this second Berkeley quake hit about one hour ago. It appears there is a bit of concern out there given the recent one on top of the other quakes over there near Berkeley. I believe this is the post y’all are looking for: San Francisco Neighborhoods … Continue reading When San Francisco Shakes, People Search For Bedrock And Landfill

Ask: I Want To Rent A Home Built On “Those Stilt Kind Of Things”…


This is one for the community: I love your blog. I just moved here from NYC a week ago and it’s been an invaluable resource. I just found a rental that I love, [removed]. Gorgeous views, built in 1939 or so. Problem is, a friend from SF pointed out that it’s a “downhill home.” (I’d … Continue reading Ask: I Want To Rent A Home Built On “Those Stilt Kind Of Things”…