Disclose or Dissemble?


My recent almost first time buyer identity was shattered by a disturbing disclosure. Or rather, by a failure to to disclose the disclosures. A Realtor, who shall remain nameless (and is in Portland, OR, anyway), had us almost in contract before I ever lay eyes on the disclosures, at which time I discovered 1. Lead … Continue reading Disclose or Dissemble?

Zillow Says My SF Residence Gained $300,000 In Value In Three Months!


You’ve likely seen comments on our site recently from the “Financial Samurai”, and wondered, “Is that spam?” It’s okay. We wondered the same thing, and we’ve dug a little deeper and found him to be legit. We were tipped off to one of his posts that uses Zillow to back up his claim that “Net … Continue reading Zillow Says My SF Residence Gained $300,000 In Value In Three Months!

But I Just Had To Have Them Both!


A reader tipped us off to a recent Yahoo Shopping Article and thought you’d like to share in the findings: Steam Shower “I just had to have a steam shower. My whole bathroom was torn up to install the pipes and the fittings, the glass door needed to be sealed in a certain way, the … Continue reading But I Just Had To Have Them Both!

Comment Du Jour: Oh Noe, Where Will You Be In 2 Years?


From “Seb” on “Noe Valley Is Not Immune”: Where do people think Noe [Valley real estate] prices will be in two years? Up or down? I sense things are stabilizing. We’ll just say the feeling of free-fall has disappeared. Stable? Not so sure. Going up, definitely not. In two years…crystal ball is a little bit … Continue reading Comment Du Jour: Oh Noe, Where Will You Be In 2 Years?

Reader Reports: San Francisco Median & Average Home Prices 2000 versus 2008


We asked, and Misha delivered: It is important to note, as Misha does: This chart, while it does illustrate something meaningful about the overall SF market, doesn’t tell you anything about values in any particular neighborhood. It lumps together data from neighborhoods as diverse as Hunter’s Point and Visitacion Valley in District 10, which has … Continue reading Reader Reports: San Francisco Median & Average Home Prices 2000 versus 2008