Does San Francisco Real Estate Make Sense Now?

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With San Francisco real estate prices at all-time highs, does it make sense to buy now? Prices are stratospheric, listings are super scarce, and many of us are feeling the pressure of living in fast-paced and uncertain times. Yet, the short answer, if you can afford it, is YES! It does make sense to buy San Francisco real estate. Here’s why: The number one reason to buy San Francisco real estate is that historically, even with major dips and even crises like the Great Recession, San Francisco real estate has ALWAYS appreciated in value. What that means is that if you can afford to buy a house and plan to hold onto it for at least 5-7 years, San Francisco real estate is a good bet. There’s an adage in real estate that the best time to buy a home is 10 years ago. The second best? … Continue reading...

San Francisco Loves To Love Victorian Architecture

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Part of what makes San Francisco so beautiful is the diversity of its architecture. The oldest architecture in San Francisco, besides the Native American housing that was designed more for mobility than endurance and the adobe buildings brought to us in part by European missionaries, is Victorian architecture. And while we love a nice row of intact Victorians, no San Franciscan is surprised by the sight of a Victorian nestled up against anything from Mission to Modern. Like the city we love, our architecture is diverse and sometimes even quirky. San Franciscans, for example, popularized the term “painted lady,” and there are still many examples of very colorfully (some would say questionably so) painted homes. The name painted ladies was first used to describe these beautiful old homes … Continue reading...

Popular Neighborhoods in SF: Notable Noe Valley

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Roughly bound by 21st, Randall, Dolores, and Grand View Streets, Noe Valley is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in SF in large part … Continue reading...

Understanding the Home Loan Process

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  This guest post, an overview of the home loan process, is brought to you by Stanley Erker, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage … Continue reading...

Beautiful Bernal Heights Real Estate Update

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  Living in Bernal Heights, although it is one of the San Francisco housing market's hottest neighborhoods, isn't exactly about … Continue reading...

How to Write a Winning Offer in a San Francisco Seller’s Market

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We all know the drill: The San Francisco housing market is a tough nut to crack. It’s competitive. There is limited inventory. There is a … Continue reading...

SFhotlist 2015 San Francisco Housing Market Update

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Because our San Francisco housing market always delivers a wild ride, I’ve put together my thoughts on what to expect in 2015. For both … Continue reading...

Work with a Local San Francisco Lender

Real estate has gone digital in many ways, yet at its core, the business of buying or selling a home remains inherently personal. Just ask … Continue reading...

Move Loot -Making Moving Easier

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We are really excited about Move Loot, a new way to buy, sell, and rent gently used furniture and decor. The first marketplace of its kind, … Continue reading...

San Francisco Condos For Sale – New Construction and Resale Market Update

Real Estate Market Update: San Francisco Condos For Sale New and Old The Mark Company represents the sale of new San Francisco condos for … Continue reading...