Re-run: NYTimes Interactive Graph, rent vs. buy


It seems we have many, many new readers who may or may not have seen our original post as to whether it is better to rent or buy. In some of your comments regarding the “California Real Estate Crisis” , the topic has come up again, so we thought we’d give you another shot at playing … Continue reading Re-run: NYTimes Interactive Graph, rent vs. buy

2901 Broadway, a Google drive-by


We had so much fun comparison shopping with 2901 Broadway (the $55,000,000 listing we have here in San Francisco), we thought why not do a drive by and scare the ___ out of the Gettys and Ellison, and Trainas, who live on this block? Not that kind of drive by, but a Google drive by, with … Continue reading 2901 Broadway, a Google drive-by

zūm llc: a 3D “picture medley”


Ever hear the Jane’s Addiction song, “L.A. Medley”? If not, you should. We recently discovered zūm llc as the company that has done some 3D renderings for some of the new developments around town (The Potrero, Blū, Fairmont Heritage Place at Ghirardelli Square, 733 Front Street) and we decided they are deserving of our first … Continue reading zūm llc: a 3D “picture medley”

60 Minutes, $60 Billion, and One Redfin Lurking in the Waters


(Note that even though CBS essentially slams Realtors, they are still willing to take their money for on-line advertising.) Chipping Away at Realtors’ Six Percent, just aired on CBS and the real estate community is buzzing. With quotes like this, how could you not? “Real estate, by far, is the most screwed up industry in … Continue reading 60 Minutes, $60 Billion, and One Redfin Lurking in the Waters

The FlippingPad.com Launches…a First Impression


What the hell is the FlippingPad…besides a cool name? Actually, it’s a pretty cool site with very good intentions. In a nutshell, it is is a forum/blog/site for all you property flippers, aspiring property flippers, and past property flippers to get together and talk story. It has a national audience, albeit small but definitely growing, … Continue reading The FlippingPad.com Launches…a First Impression

Our Bay Area Waters Just Got Sharkier


“The days of buying property with little to no information are over.” PROPERTYSHARK.COM LAUNCHES 9 NEW SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA COUNTIES: Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Napa, Marin, Solano, Santa Cruz, & Sonoma San Francisco has already been blessed with their presence, and we’re continually asked to do what we do in other … Continue reading Our Bay Area Waters Just Got Sharkier

It’s for sale! I saw it first!


Not quite sure how this could play out in urban San Francisco, but see the logic for say….rural Arkansas.  Or even a place to post FSBOs.  Is this kind of like who gets picked first to play dodge ball? Or is it Zillow’s subtle way of going around the agents they claim not to be … Continue reading It’s for sale! I saw it first!

Rent vs. Buy…the old debate…in an interactive graph


A few readers sent us this totally cool link, and so we must post for it you. Is It Better to Buy or Rent? Compare the costs of renting and buying equivalent homes. Click CALCULATE each time you change an entry. We had some fun with this for a while. Make sure to tweak the sliders. … Continue reading Rent vs. Buy…the old debate…in an interactive graph

Houston begins MLS data upload on Google, SF next?


Apparently the Houston Association of Realtors has begun uploading their MLS onto Google.    The news of Google and the Houston MLS is not new, we just heard the “dump” has begun.    –Inman News Article (registration required) –Inman Discussion on the topic of sharing MLS –webpronews.com –Silicon Valley Business Journal

Virtual Real Estate, in a Virtual World


Getting tired of being priced out of the market?  Can’t imagine paying $750,000 for a one bedroom condo in San Francisco.  Frett not!  Enter Second Life. A Virtual 3D world waiting to be created. Don’t like the rain? Don’t allow it in your town? Trump stealing your thunder? Create your own real estate empire.   Land is … Continue reading Virtual Real Estate, in a Virtual World