A Worse Punishment for Sisyphus: Policing Noise in a Metropolis


Hello out there, theFrontStep Readers! You may (or just as likely, may not) know my name from my blogs for Redfin. I’ve kindly been invited to write also for theFrontSteps, so here I am, on the steps, with my first blog. So here’s the setting: last night, 2:00am, sultry night, people walking up from the … Continue reading A Worse Punishment for Sisyphus: Policing Noise in a Metropolis

Government Unveils Hope For Homeowners (H4H) Program


BUSH ADMINISTRATION LAUNCHES “HOPE FOR HOMEOWNERS” PROGRAM TO HELP MORE STRUGGLING FAMILIES KEEP THEIR HOMES Detailed Program Eligibility Requirements Announced WASHINGTON – The Bush Administration today (10/1) unveiled additional mortgage assistance for homeowners at risk of foreclosure. The HOPE for Homeowners program will refinance mortgages for borrowers who are having difficulty making their payments, but … Continue reading Government Unveils Hope For Homeowners (H4H) Program

Taking Over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Some Clarification


If you’ve been wondering what all of this Government takeover of Fannie and Freddie means, you’re hardly alone, so we just went ahead and copied what we just read to give you some different perspectives of what is being said in the real estate world. We take zero credit for this, it all came from … Continue reading Taking Over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Some Clarification

Wondering about the recently signed Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008?


So are we, but we found some answers: H.R. 3221, the “Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008,” passed the House on July 23, 2008, by a vote of 272-152. On Saturday, July 26, 2008, the Senate passed the bill by a vote of 72-13. The President signed the bill on July 30, 2008. The … Continue reading Wondering about the recently signed Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008?

Installing ultra low-flow toilets at point of sale


We recently caught wind (through Realtor Advantage Online) that As reported almost two years ago, San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission is planning to propose an ordinance that would mandate the installation of ultra low-flow toilets in residential properties at point of sale (i.e., before properties are sold). [A] former aide to soon-to-be Senator Leno, is … Continue reading Installing ultra low-flow toilets at point of sale

Daly Madness: Ordinance to place two-unit buildings into condo conversion lottery


If you haven’t noticed we’re just spitting out the SFAR Advantage online as it keeps getting better the further towards the bottom we read. Just when you think it is over, Daly strikes again. Daly Introduces Ordinance Placing Two-Unit Buildings in Condominium Conversion Lottery Supervisor Chris Daly introduced a proposed ordinance that would place two-unit … Continue reading Daly Madness: Ordinance to place two-unit buildings into condo conversion lottery