Ask: I Want To Rent A Home Built On “Those Stilt Kind Of Things”…


This is one for the community: I love your blog. I just moved here from NYC a week ago and it’s been an invaluable resource. I just found a rental that I love, [removed]. Gorgeous views, built in 1939 or so. Problem is, a friend from SF pointed out that it’s a “downhill home.” (I’d … Continue reading Ask: I Want To Rent A Home Built On “Those Stilt Kind Of Things”…

Ask Us: Type Of License Needed To Be A Property Manager In California?


Where readers ask, and we (the community) try to answer: To folks reading this blog: In California, do you need a real estate broker’s license in order to be property manager? Or just a real estate agent’s license? Or no license needed? Thanks. David David, As far as we know, and you’ll want to consult … Continue reading Ask Us: Type Of License Needed To Be A Property Manager In California?

Ask Us: Do Lenders REALLY Need All That PRIVATE Information?


Where readers ask, and we (the community) try to answer (in the comments below, so don’t be shy): “For the past 12 months, all our attempts to refi to lower the rate to 5.25 or better have fallen short. Many times, it starts great – then stops short when reaching the line that says I … Continue reading Ask Us: Do Lenders REALLY Need All That PRIVATE Information?

Ask Us: What’s The Real Estate Forecast For Bernal Heights


Where readers ask, and we (the community) try to answer. We pulled this from Lily on Why the Fuss About Noe Valley. The question is pretty simple, the answer, however, is very complex: What’s the real estate forecast for Bernal [Heights]? The Fluj has already taken the bait and provided some answers on the thread, … Continue reading Ask Us: What’s The Real Estate Forecast For Bernal Heights

Ask Us: Why The Fuss About Noe Valley?


Where readers ask, and we (the community) try to answer: The Front Steps really concentrates on Noe. I live in Noe and understand the attraction and the desirability of neighborhood but I’m not exactly sure why it is the barometer for everywhere else. Can you shed any light on this? Good question. It’s not that … Continue reading Ask Us: Why The Fuss About Noe Valley?

Ask Us: Why The Obsession With Price Per Square Foot?


Where readers ask, and we (the community) try to answer: Yes – people are obsessed with cost per square foot – why or why shouldn’t we concern ourselves with that statistic? Thanks! Thanks for the email. Price per square foot in San Francisco and around the country, hell the world for that matter, is an … Continue reading Ask Us: Why The Obsession With Price Per Square Foot?