READ THE DISCLOSURES and PRELIMINARY TITLE REPORT!


Sure to raise quite a hullabaloo in the real estate community, this article that ran on the Examiner about a woman who unknowingly purchased a below market rate unit at market rate prices, and would now like to sell it at market rate, but can’t, should be a wake up call to our little real … Continue reading READ THE DISCLOSURES and PRELIMINARY TITLE REPORT!

149 Mangels…Still a Story, but Not a House (Demo begins)


The media is having a field day with this one…as expected. We are too. ;-) And of course we’re waiting to see who spins this into a “the market has crashed” metaphor. Hopefully, this will uncover a lot of the red-tape necessary to get anything accomplished with regards to renovating or doing any work to … Continue reading 149 Mangels…Still a Story, but Not a House (Demo begins)

149 Mangels…Before, After, and What Could Have Been


Before: After: What could have been: We can’t emphasize enough, the importance of inspections, and hiring qualified professionals to do renovations for you. Sold in December 2006 for $524,250, and yes…it was overbid from $399,950.  What a shame.  A total and complete shame.  So sad.  –Home Collapses in Sunnyside Neighborhood in SF [sfgate] –Getting Back Your … Continue reading 149 Mangels…Before, After, and What Could Have Been

Getting back your investment on “non-bling system upgrades”


The following information is provided to you by Rik Goodell of Goodell Structural Services. Maybe you’ve got a contractor’s heart.  How to tell?  Okay, here’s a sure sign:  If you are the type who has upgraded (read: spent thousands $$$ on)  your home but you can’t tell by looking at it, then the bucks have … Continue reading Getting back your investment on “non-bling system upgrades”