Ask Us: Can Condo Conversion Save You From Rent Control?


Where readers ask and we (the community) try to answer: This is a doozy of a question, so put your game faces on: Hi there, Being fairly new at the SF real estate/landlording game, I am still discovering the fascinating mine field of Rent Control laws through the numerous websites on the subject. At least … Continue reading Ask Us: Can Condo Conversion Save You From Rent Control?

Ask Us: Should I Buy A Single Family Or 2-3 Unit?


Where readers ask and we (the community) try to answer: Hello, I have been following your blog with great interest. I have a comment/question and wasn’t sure of the best place to put it. I was curious to know what you thought of something. Due to family circumstances, I would love to buy something in … Continue reading Ask Us: Should I Buy A Single Family Or 2-3 Unit?

When Making Comps, is Price, or Price Per Square Foot King?


Where readers ask and we (the community) try to answer: There is a new listing in my building, which if it sells will be a good comp for my condo. I like the price they are asking, and if it sells anywhere near that, I would be happy because my unit is a better one. … Continue reading When Making Comps, is Price, or Price Per Square Foot King?

Comment du Jour: WTF! Sellers Living in 2007?


Ahhh, we love our readers, especially when they come up with money quotes a lot of you are missing. So, we often take it upon ourselves to bring them front and center. This from “MichelleL” on “Getting Twisted in Cole Valley“: WTF? Are people still paying 3-million to live in Cole Valley sans view? There … Continue reading Comment du Jour: WTF! Sellers Living in 2007?

What to do when your BFF Forecloses


From “S”: What do you do when you go to visit some close friends or extended family (people you really care about) and for convenience, meet in a restaurant. They announce they are packing and moving. You Zillow/Trulia them, and sure enough, the house just foreclosed. It’s the family house they’ve owned for many, many … Continue reading What to do when your BFF Forecloses

Ask Us: “Change in Home Buyer Mentality?”


Where readers ask and we (the community) try to answer: We’re planning to put our house on the marketing in a couple weeks. Have you seen any change in the SF home buyer mentality resulting from the recent news from Wall Street? I assume it varries by price range, but I’d be interested in your … Continue reading Ask Us: “Change in Home Buyer Mentality?”