$440,000 Under Asking | Personal Chapel Maybe Included, Wallpaper Definitely


It only took seven months, but in the end, it got there. SOLD for $440,000 UNDER asking! You read that correctly, this 6-bedroom single family home in Mission Terrace at 100 Delano Avenue just closed $440,000 below the original (back in March) asking price of $1,600,000. After a price chop to $1.5, then $1.4, then … Continue reading $440,000 Under Asking | Personal Chapel Maybe Included, Wallpaper Definitely

August Case-Shiller Index | San Francisco Bay Area


The new S&P Case-Shiller Index for August was just released on Tuesday. The prices for homes in the upper third of prices – which dominate in most of San Francisco, central and southern Marin, and central Contra Costa – ticked down a tiny bit in summer, exactly as they did last summer. These short-term fluctuations … Continue reading August Case-Shiller Index | San Francisco Bay Area

Liquefaction Zones Of San Francisco’s Marina District


I have a great listing currently for sale at 1487 Chestnut Street (corner Gough & Chestnut) here in San Francisco, and of the 50 or so people I actually had the chance to speak with at yesterday’s Open House, all of them (not kidding) asked if this property is built on landfill, and thus in … Continue reading Liquefaction Zones Of San Francisco’s Marina District

5 Tips To Maximize Living In A Small Space


Living in San Francisco, I not only help my readers buy and sell property, but I also support new technology and innovation that has the potential to enrich our lives. Recently I came across a cool company, Boxbee, that is helping San Francisco residents get organized and reduce clutter. So with a little help from … Continue reading 5 Tips To Maximize Living In A Small Space

How Does San Francisco Public Transit Stack Up Against NYC, Chicago, Boston, And DC? Answer Below:


Are you one the millions of people that take BART in, out of, and around the city? Have you ever wondered how our public transit stacks up to other major metros? Well…it just so happens some fine folks at the UNC School of Government’s MPA Online Program took it upon themselves to have a look, … Continue reading How Does San Francisco Public Transit Stack Up Against NYC, Chicago, Boston, And DC? Answer Below:

San Francisco “Soft Story” Retrofit Advisory – Some Details


I get a few questions from time to time about Earthquake retrofitting, liquefaction zones, when is the next quake going to be, and so on and so forth. The answer to all of those questions is the same, “I don’t have the answers, but there are other people who can help, and I’m happy to … Continue reading San Francisco “Soft Story” Retrofit Advisory – Some Details