Verbatim: Daly goes after Rental Property Owners…yet again


This also from the SFAR Advantage Online e-newsletter: Daly Introduces Two Ordinances Aimed at Rental Property Owners Supervisor Chris Daly has introduced two proposed ordinances that, if passed, will affect rental property owners. One would prohibit owner move in evictions for households with children under the age of 18 and amend the definition of disability … Continue reading Verbatim: Daly goes after Rental Property Owners…yet again

Verbatim: Real Property Transfer Tax Rate Increase Proposed


…by none other than McGoldrick and Peskin (surprised Daly isn’t in on this one). From the SFAR Advantage Online e-newsletter we Realtors receive, and of course we’re sharing with you: Increases in Rate of Real Property Transfer Tax Rate Proposed Two Supervisors, Aaron Peskin and Jake McGoldrick, have proposed increases in the rate of the … Continue reading Verbatim: Real Property Transfer Tax Rate Increase Proposed

Chicken as pet in San Francisco…? No problem!


We were just informed that it is apparently legal to have a Chicken (less than four) as a “pet” in your home in San Francisco. Hmmm…any restaurant food jokes come to mind? We couldn’t help but to cut and paste (below the break) the entire Section 37: Keeping and Feeding of Small Animals, Poultry, and … Continue reading Chicken as pet in San Francisco…? No problem!

California Foreclosure Crisis: I ask, Senator Barbara Boxer replies


Okay, so maybe it wasn’t a personal message to me, but I contacted Senator Boxer not too long ago to find out more about her ideas behind helping Californians who are upside down on their homes (actually I was mostly interested in getting the code to post her video directly on the site.) After sifting … Continue reading California Foreclosure Crisis: I ask, Senator Barbara Boxer replies

Senator Boxer Video (and quotes) on California Foreclosure Crisis


Some quotes on Senator Barbara Boxer’s April Fools Day Speech/Proposed Bill regarding the housing crisis. “Seven of the top ten foreclosure filing rates nationwide are in California!” “One in every 557 homes nationwide filed for foreclosure.” “Two hundred million dollars in additional funding for housing counselors [proposed].” “When counselors sit down with mortgage holders miracles … Continue reading Senator Boxer Video (and quotes) on California Foreclosure Crisis

Octavia Boulevard: What happened?


If you want to see what’s wrong with planning in San Francisco – and how the city suffers as a result – take a stroll down Octavia Boulevard.A year ago, four empty lots along the way were awarded to architects and developers who won a civic competition. Neighborhood leaders helped draw up the rules. They … Continue reading Octavia Boulevard: What happened?