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”…

Ask Us: Death “On” Property Or Not? Should You Disclose?


This just came to me by way of email. Hypothetical question. Assume a house burned down and a firefighter died a few days later from his injuries. Same for a contractor falling from the roof or any other work related accident on the property. What are the consequences regarding the disclosures of a subsequent sale? … Continue reading Ask Us: Death “On” Property Or Not? Should You Disclose?

About That $8000 Tax Credit, What If I Foreclose Before 3 Years Occupancy?


Remember that fun little $8000 tax credit the government was handing out to boost our economy? Well, what if you can’t stay in your home long enough to avoid paying it back? If you were a first time homeowner in California, and received the $8,000 credit. To keep from having to pay it back, one … Continue reading About That $8000 Tax Credit, What If I Foreclose Before 3 Years Occupancy?

Ask Us: My Property’s Value Decreased, How Can I Lower My Property Taxes?


I’ve been asked (variations of) this question countless times: I am pretty sure the value of my home has reduced however the property taxes have not reduced. Can you help me with this process and if so what is your typical fee for this service. My home is in San Francisco. My reply: Hello, Thank … Continue reading Ask Us: My Property’s Value Decreased, How Can I Lower My Property Taxes?

Can I Buy A Sub $400,000 Home In San Francisco? Suprisingly…Yes!


Where readers ask, and we (the community) try to answer… I found your blog while researching San Francisco. My husband and I presently live in Texas, but want to move to San Francisco. We have two dogs (bulldog, and Labradoodle). We would love to have a fireplace, great view, outside balcony, and a place for … Continue reading Can I Buy A Sub $400,000 Home In San Francisco? Suprisingly…Yes!

Sutro Tower “Radiation” & “Not On MLS” Opportunity On Palo Alto Ave


Being a Realtor here at Zephyr Real Estate, we are constantly hit up with questions from colleagues trying to find answers for their clients. (Funny how we’re expected to know everything and have all the answers outside of what a quick Google, Yahoo!, or Bing search might turn up for you (just sayin’)). Since we … Continue reading Sutro Tower “Radiation” & “Not On MLS” Opportunity On Palo Alto Ave