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.

Market Update: Noe Valley Real Estate – January 2016

Market Update: Noe Valley Real Estate – January 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 - January 2016 Welcome to January's Noe Valley Market Update. The number of active listings was up 75% from one year earlier and up 180% from the previous month. The median listing … [Read more...]

A Superb Owl In Alamo Square

A Superb Owl In Alamo Square

The big Super Bowl 50 events may be happening down at the Embarcadero, but Alamo Square saw its own series of Super Bowl 50 events unfold in its namesake park last week. Several Super Bowl 50 statues were installed in various locations throughout the city, without the required permits and legal approval. Residents responded with what some have called "vandalism" and others have called "a work of art". We're not sure who thought putting letters that were even remotely movable on the statues … [Read more...]

Market Update: Bernal Heights Real Estate [video] – December 2015

Market Update: Bernal Heights Real Estate [video] – December 2015

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 - December 2015 Welcome to December's Bernal Heights Real Estate Market Update. The number of active listings was down 71% from one year earlier and down 64% from the previous … [Read more...]

San Francisco Condominiums – December 2015 – Market Update [video]

San Francisco Condominiums – December 2015 – 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. Let us know if there is something specific you'd like to know. San Francisco Condominiums Market Update - December 2015 The number of active listings was down 1% from one year earlier and down 36% from the previous month. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just … [Read more...]

Uncertain Economic Times and the San Francisco Real Estate Market

Uncertain Economic Times and the San Francisco Real Estate Market

Home buyers are feeling a little bit skittish about buying when it seems like everything is going down. During times of economic turbulence, factors such as losing money from stock accounts, having to dip into retirement funds, and feeling unsure about the economy in general all create extra stress when it comes to buying a home. We’re not just discussing national economic turbulence either. When big countries like China experience trouble in their economies, the effects are far-reaching. The … [Read more...]

The Right Steps to Selling Your Home and Buying a New One

The Right Steps to Selling Your Home and Buying a New One

First time buyers are at a great advantage when it comes to buying a home, since they only have to plan for the buying process. If you don't have a home to sell, you can be nimble and quick on the draw. But what if you do have a home to sell before you can buy a new one? What are the best steps to buying and selling in short order? First thing’s first: you have to find a good Realtor who truly understands the local San Francisco real estate market. A skilled real estate agent will know if the … [Read more...]

Market Update: San Francisco Single Family Homes Real Estate [video] – December 2015

Market Update: San Francisco Single Family Homes Real Estate [video] – December 2015

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 - December 2015 The number of active listings was down 32% from one year earlier and down 48% from the previous month. As you can see, the median listing price for the month … [Read more...]

2016 San Francisco Housing Market Update/The Year Ahead

2016 San Francisco Housing Market Update/The Year Ahead

As the year begins, people have been asking me what I think is on the horizon for 2016. A good way to stay up to date on real estate patterns in San Francisco is by checking the SFhotlist weekly market updates. This week I'll answer your questions about the 2016 San Francisco housing market by sharing three key trends I think we'll be seeing in 2016. Real Estate Market Shows Early Signs of Stabilization With San Francisco real estate prices increasing steadily--and at times quite … [Read more...]

Market Update: Inner Mission Real Estate [video] – December 2015

Market Update: Inner Mission Real Estate [video] – December 2015

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 - December 2015 Welcome to December's Inner Mission Market Update. The number of active listings was down 6% from one year earlier and was down 21% from the previous month. As you can see, the … [Read more...]

Market Update: Noe Valley Real Estate – December 2015

Market Update: Noe Valley Real Estate – December 2015

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 - December 2015 Welcome to December's Noe Valley Market Update. The number of active listings was up 200% from one year earlier and down 67% from the previous month. The median … [Read more...]