Low Interest Rates...For Now

Unprecedentedly low mortgage interest rates have been with us for some time now, and is part of the fuel feeding the San Francisco real estate frenzy. Currently at about 3.3 percent, conventional mortgage interest...

April 27, 2013

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It’s no wonder 2012 saw San Francisco home prices jump between 15 and 30% over 2011—San Francisco comes in 7th place for world’s happiest place to live in a global perception survey done by GFK Custom Research! Interested in full details on the Q4 2012 San Francisco real estate market? Check out my latest Quarterly Report. What other cities […]
Even within the robust, competitive San Francisco housing market, home affordability is better than ever!  What does that really mean?  Look at this historical chart of interest rates over the decades.  In the 1990’s,  the monthly payment on a $750,000 home would have averaged $5,178 per month for a 30 year fixed mortgage.  In the 2000’s, the […]

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The world of real estate is ruled by caveat emptor or buyer beware. Although a home seller is required by law to disclose particular information about the condition and the history of a home, it is in the buyer’s best interest to do a certain degree of their own investigation to ensure the home is […]
Fairmont Heritage Place in Ghirardelli Square quietly released two of its residences for sale with full ownership rights, both of which are currently sale pending over $2,000,000.  The 53 unit luxury property in the historic, waterfront chocolate factory is designed as one of the Fairmont’s world-wide fractional ownership or “residence clubs.” Traditional fractional owne...
New on the market is a lovely Sea Cliff home at 2985 Lake Street, listed for $3,795,000. I love that the breakfast nook was staged complete with a German chocolate cake! If you buy this beautiful home, you’ll have your cake and eat it, too.  If you’re interested in viewing this amazing property or selling […]
Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) were once used to store heating oil for buildings.  Still in use for commercial petroleum and gasoline, these large steel tanks are no longer used residentially.  Many still sit latent underground in front of San Francisco properties, in yards, or on easements.  Abandoned USTs have oil remaining, and leaks can contaminate San […]

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