Should You Rent Or Buy | San Francisco


The debate will go on and on forever, should you rent or buy. Thankfully, some really, really smart people at the New York Times have updated their amazingly interactive Rent versus Buy calculator to help you with your decision, or confuse you just a little bit more. Following on the heels of our Mid Year … Continue reading Should You Rent Or Buy | San Francisco

Ask Us: Income Property, Foreclosures, Short Sales, Rent Control & Impatient Realtors All In One!


Where readers ask, and we (the community) try to answer: Dear tFS, I have been following your newsletters for awhile, now that my husband and I are considering investing in an income property, we are coming to you for advice. A friend of ours has referred an real estate agent and we have worked with … Continue reading Ask Us: Income Property, Foreclosures, Short Sales, Rent Control & Impatient Realtors All In One!

Get While The Gettin’s Good: Sell Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace


We’ve been on a lot of listing presentations lately where the motivation to call us in off the bench has been, in so many words: We’re thinking we should sell our place now before it gets any worse. The media (and certain local real estate blogs) are certainly good at creating panic, and Realtor blogs … Continue reading Get While The Gettin’s Good: Sell Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace

Ask Us: WTF Is Going On With 409 Ulloa (A.K.A Pandora’s Box)?


Where readers ask and we (the community) try to answer: I have a few questions. I have been looking at 409 Ulloa St in the Forest Hill Extension area. Basically, this property seems to have been on the market since December 2007 as a REO starting at $1.19 Million and then the price keeps dropping … Continue reading Ask Us: WTF Is Going On With 409 Ulloa (A.K.A Pandora’s Box)?

Ask Us: Single Family Home On RH2 Lot, Can You Claim The Second Unit?


Where readers ask and we (the community) try to answer: If you own a RH2 lot with a SFH [Single Family Home] on it, can you claim the second house number? For example: to establish a professional address – no separate unit, kitchen or entry door, just a second mailbox with a second house number? … Continue reading Ask Us: Single Family Home On RH2 Lot, Can You Claim The Second Unit?