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Victoria Clemons

Mortgage Rate Update » March 2015

Posted On March 5th, 2015 by Victoria Clemons | No Comments

Mortgage rates haven’t budged remaining historic lows throughout the year amid economic growth that has generated 2.5 million new jobs over the past 12 months. Moreover, an increase in the short-term Fed funds rate is expected by the middle of 2015. The course of U.S. monetary policy, in short term, will be less accommodating going forward. In the meantime, perhaps because of the geopolitical risks in the Middle East and Ukraine, a plentiful amount of money has flowed into the U.S….

 
Cynthia Cummins

Query: What Are Easy-to-Make Contract Mistakes?

Posted On March 3rd, 2015 by Cynthia Cummins | No Comments

Q: What are easy mistakes to make when writing a real estate contract? A: The easiest mistakes have to do with math and spelling. That’s why I always double-check that the good faith deposit, loan and closing balance add up to the purchase price. (Of course, online contract writing programs like California Association of Realtors’ ZipForms have made it nigh-on impossible to get the arithmetic wrong.) Misspellings are the more likely error. The only thing more embarrassing than misspelling a…

 
McGuire Real Estate

On Tuesday Tour with @AldoCongi » 02.24.15

Posted On February 27th, 2015 by McGuire Real Estate | No Comments

When it’s the week of Aldo’s Annual Cioppino Party, it can be tough for those of us at McGuire to think about anything other than the BIG San Franciscan feast that awaits us. We know how lucky we are too. As we patiently salivate wait, it’s Aldo—our Cioppino Chef Extraordinaire and #TuesdayTour King—who handles the heavy lifting, hours of cooking, and holds our attention (or appetites) when he says, “feast your eyes on this!” Dinner is on Friday, but this…

 
McGuire Real Estate

McGuire’s Weekly Top 10 Properties Viewed » 02.26.15

Posted On February 26th, 2015 by McGuire Real Estate | No Comments

For today’s average buyer and seller, searching for a home has largely moved online. A plethora of properties can be found in just a few clicks, sometimes making it more difficult to stay on top of the week’s favorite picks. However, there’s no need to worry because it just got easier with this trending list. The McGuire Weekly Top 10 allow you to see which homes, condominiums and lofts attracted the most online views over the last seven days, as well…

 
Cynthia Cummins

New Ways to Save $$$ for a Down Payment?

Posted On February 18th, 2015 by Cynthia Cummins | No Comments

Q: What are some unique ways to save for a down payment to buy a new house or condo? A: The tired Nike phrase, “Just Do It,” comes to mind because – apart from creatively hiding your cash in a red-velvet sack placed inside a Ziploc bag submerged in your grandmother’s toilet tank – you don’t need a unique way to save. Ordinary, tried-and-true approaches will suffice. Yet, like birth control, they don’t work unless you actually use them. You…

 
McGuire Real Estate

Top 10 Properties Viewed on McGuire.com This Week » 02.18.15

Posted On February 18th, 2015 by McGuire Real Estate | No Comments

For today’s average buyer and seller, searching for a home has largely moved online. A plethora of properties can be found in just a few clicks, sometimes making it more difficult to stay on top of the week’s favorite picks. However, there’s no need to worry because it just got easier with this trending list. The McGuire Weekly Top 10 allow you to see which homes, condominiums and lofts attracted the most online views over the last seven days, as well…

 
McGuire Real Estate

SF Price Gains Lead Nation: Signals 2015 Growth Despite U.S. Market Lull

Posted On February 11th, 2015 by McGuire Real Estate | No Comments

As late 2014 saw lackluster average home sales price gains in many major U.S. metros, the most recent S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices report showed San Francisco continuing its pattern of massive upward valuation. With an 8.9 percent annual gain on the average home sale in November 2014—the S&P’s most recent month on record—San Francisco remained No. 1 nationwide, topping the perennially hot markets of New York (1.5 percent gain), Los Angeles (5.1 percent gain), and Dallas (7.7 percent gain). More…

 
McGuire Real Estate

Top 10 Properties Viewed on McGuire.com This Week « 02.11.15

Posted On February 11th, 2015 by McGuire Real Estate | No Comments

For today’s average buyer and seller, searching for a home has largely moved online. A plethora of properties can be found in just a few clicks, sometimes making it more difficult to stay on top of the week’s favorite picks. However, there’s no need to worry because it just got easier with this trending list. The McGuire Weekly Top 10 allow you to see which homes, condominiums and lofts attracted the most online views over the last seven days, as well…

 
McGuire Real Estate

On Tuesday Tour with @AldoCongi « 02.10.15

Posted On February 11th, 2015 by McGuire Real Estate | No Comments

This week’s #AldoTueTour was marked by a couple of memorable catchphrases. First McGuire Agent, Ernie Martin grabbed our attention, much like the luxury high-rise condo market in SOMA/South Beach, when he cleverly told us, “It’s already sold, they just don’t know it yet!” Interestingly enough, he wasn’t talking about his new listing at One Rincon Hill—a one-bedroom, 819 SqFt unit on the 46th floor asking $1,250,000—which came on the market last Friday and was already in contract two days later. But instead, the…

 
Carole Isaacs

Condo Conversions Without the Waitlist: SF’s Two-Unit Building Bypass | Marina Times

Posted On February 9th, 2015 by Carole Isaacs | No Comments

The loss of rental units has been a long standing issue in San Francisco. After 15 years of debate a New Condominium Conversion Lottery Bypass Law was passed and the Expedited Conversion Program began accepting applications on July 29, 2013. The previous condo conversion program has been suspended for 10 years and there has been permanent disqualification of many buildings that qualified under that law. The good news for buyers is that two unit buildings with a clean eviction history…

 
 
 

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