Danielle Lazier

Danielle was blogging before we even had a word for it! She would go out and find the best deals in town: the hidden gems, diamonds in the rough, and dream homes. Then, she’d write about them from the perspective of what it was like to actually live there. It was more like a clever restaurant review than a boring property description! Her goal was always to make selling or purchasing real estate a fun, positive experience.

About Danielle

With SFHotlist.com and my other social real estate endeavors, I aim to provide helpful information on the San Francisco real estate market and economy as well as home buying & selling insider tips and tricks. No matter where you are on your real estate journey, I believe in harnessing the power of high-demand, low-supply San Francisco real estate to build a secure future.

My mantra: Buy what you can afford, as soon as you can afford it and watch your financial security and substantial tax savings grow over the years. In other words, to get to the penthouse, you must first get on the elevator.

How to Prevent Home Burglary in San Francisco

How to Prevent Home Burglary in San Francisco

There are many misconceptions about how to prevent home burglary in San Francisco and about home burglaries in general. The most common scenario many people think of is a burglar lurking around at night, checking to see if backdoors or windows have been unlocked when in fact most home burglaries in San Francisco happen during daytime hours. Common tactics of home burglaries in San Francisco include burglars: Knocking on doors to see if anyone is home. Pretending to be a service … [Read more...]

San Francisco Condominiums – June 2016 – Market Update [video]

San Francisco Condominiums – June 2016 – Market Update [video]

This video is part of the SFhotlist Monthly Market Update Video Series. Each week, we provide you with a short video with updated information about San Francisco real estate and the neighborhoods you love. This week we cover San Francisco condominiums. Let us know if there is something specific you'd like to know. San Francisco Condominiums Market Update - June 2016 The number of active listings was up 50% from one year earlier and up 7% from the previous month. As you can see, the … [Read more...]

Market Update: San Francisco Single Family Homes Real Estate [video] – June 2016

Market Update: San Francisco Single Family Homes Real Estate [video] – June 2016

This video is part of the SFhotlist Monthly Market Update Video Series. Each week, we provide you with a short video with updated information about San Francisco real estate and the neighborhoods you love. Let us know if there is something specific you'd like to know. San Francisco Single Family Homes Market Update - June 2016 The number of active listings was up 10% from one year earlier and down 9% from the previous month. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was … [Read more...]

Market Update: Noe Valley Real Estate – June 2016

Market Update: Noe Valley Real Estate – June 2016

This video is part of the SFhotlist Monthly Market Update Video Series. Each week, we provide you with a short video with updated information about San Francisco real estate and the neighborhoods you love. Let us know if there is something specific you'd like to know. Noe Valley Real Estate Market Update - June 2016 Welcome to June's Noe Valley Market Update. The number of active listings was up 38% from one year earlier and up 6% from the previous month. The median listing price for … [Read more...]

Market Update: Bernal Heights Real Estate [video] – May 2016

Market Update: Bernal Heights Real Estate [video] – May 2016

This video is part of the SFhotlist Monthly Market Update Video Series. Each week, we provide you with a short video with updated information about San Francisco real estate and the neighborhoods you love. Let us know if there is something specific you'd like to know. Bernal Heights Real Estate Market Update - May 2016 Welcome to May's Bernal Heights Real Estate Market Update. The number of active listings was down 5% from one year earlier and down 34% from the previous month. As you … [Read more...]

Market Update: Inner Mission Real Estate [video] – May 2016

Market Update: Inner Mission Real Estate [video] – May 2016

This video is part of the SFhotlist Monthly Market Update Video Series. Each week, we provide you with a short video with updated information about San Francisco real estate and the neighborhoods you love. Let us know if there is something specific you'd like to know. Inner Mission Real Estate - May 2016 Welcome to May's Inner Mission Market Update. The number of active listings was up 12% from one year earlier and up 17% from the previous month. As you can see, the median listing … [Read more...]

Should You Buy a San Francisco Fixer-Upper or a Move-In Ready Home?

Should You Buy a San Francisco Fixer-Upper or a Move-In Ready Home?

Finding a good real estate deal can be challenging when buying a home in San Francisco. Even the “fixer-uppers”, which traditionally come at a bargain, can go for well over asking price here. Last year a house in the Outer Sunset that was described as being in a “deteriorating state” was listed at $799,000 and sold for $1.21 million, in cash. In San Francisco, this could still be considered a bargain for a four bedroom home with ocean views. Homes that need major remodeling aren't for … [Read more...]

Tax Implications of Selling a House in San Francisco

Tax Implications of Selling a House in San Francisco

While we aim to provide our readers and clients with vetted information, please know that we are not tax professionals and readers should consult a qualified tax consultant for specific information. It’s no secret that the San Francisco real estate market is in transition, with a cooling of the very hot seller’s market we’ve been seeing. If you bought when the market was low, you still stand to gain a large return on your investment in the current real estate market. To make the most of … [Read more...]

San Francisco Condominiums – May 2016 – Market Update [video]

San Francisco Condominiums – May 2016 – Market Update [video]

This video is part of the SFhotlist Monthly Market Update Video Series. Each week, we provide you with a short video with updated information about San Francisco real estate and the neighborhoods you love. This week we cover San Francisco condominiums. Let us know if there is something specific you'd like to know. San Francisco Condominiums Market Update - May 2016 The number of active listings was up 31% from one year earlier and did not change from the previous month. As you can see, … [Read more...]

Market Update: San Francisco Single Family Homes Real Estate [video] – May 2016

Market Update: San Francisco Single Family Homes Real Estate [video] – May 2016

This video is part of the SFhotlist Monthly Market Update Video Series. Each week, we provide you with a short video with updated information about San Francisco real estate and the neighborhoods you love. Let us know if there is something specific you'd like to know. San Francisco Single Family Homes Market Update - May 2016 The number of active listings was up 15% from one year earlier and up 10% from the previous month. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just … [Read more...]