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.

California Drought: 10 Easy Ways San Francisco Homeowners Can Make a Difference

It’s trending, so of course you know: California drought is in its fourth straight year. Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order on April 1st, 2015, calling for the first ever statewide mandatory 25% reduction in urban water use. San Francisco is actually ahead of the game. We use less water than most California cities and, as a dedicated (and effective!) green city, we’ve been doing our part since last year with voluntary 10% water use reductions. Still, since the situation is so … [Read more...]

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

Monthly Market Update: San Francisco Single Family Homes Real Estate [video] – March 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 - March 2015 Welcome to March's San Francisco Single Family Homes Market Update. The number of active listings was down 16% from one year earlier and down 15% from the previous … [Read more...]

San Francisco Architecture: Marina Style

San Francisco Architecture: Marina Style

This post appears as part of the SFhotlist San Francisco Architecture Series. We’re showcasing the best and most beautiful of San Francisco architecture. Let us know if there is an architectural style you’d like covered. Marina style architecture is yet another San Francisco invention, and the history of these homes, which have vintage style and practical contemporary layouts, is an interesting one. The History of Marina Style Architecture The Marina District was originally … [Read more...]

5 Common Decorating Mistakes and What You Can Do To Avoid Them

5 Common Decorating Mistakes and What You Can Do To Avoid Them

This guest post is brought to you by San Francisco interior designer Sarah Bashford. Thank you, Sarah, we love your work! As an interior designer, I work with people everyday who want their home environments to feel relaxing and look good. I specialize in comfortable, stylish spaces that reflect who people are. Fortunately for me, because I love working in new spaces, it’s not always easy for people to figure out how to translate their inner vision into beautiful rooms. Here are some of … [Read more...]

Monthly Market Update: Noe Valley Real Estate [video] – March 2015

Monthly Market Update: Noe Valley Real Estate [video] – March 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 Market Update - March 2015 Welcome to March's Noe Valley Market Update. The number of active listings was down 14% from one year earlier and down 50% from the previous month. The median listing price for the … [Read more...]

SF Events: Spring Festival Roundup

SF Events: Spring Festival Roundup

Spring has sprung and it’s that spring festival time of year once again. Here at SFhotlist, we’re sharing the best of the best spring festivals from the North Beach Festival (San Francisco’s first festival) to newer kids on the block like the How Weird Street Fair and the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. If you’re anything but new to San Francisco, you’ll know these SF events are local favorites. The spring festival season offers live music, street vendors, a fun and casual chance to … [Read more...]

San Francisco Condominiums: Market Update [video] – February 2015

San Francisco Condominiums: Market Update [video] – February 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 Condominium Real Estate Market Update – February 2015 Let's take a look at San Francisco's condominium real estate activity in February. The number of active listings was down 23% from one year earlier and was up … [Read more...]

Women Sell Homes Faster and For More Money: Celebrating Women in Real Estate

Women Sell Homes Faster and For More Money: Celebrating Women in Real Estate

In case you didn’t know, March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, I’m going to tell you about three internationally famous women in real estate. I’ll also share a thing or two you may not know about what women are achieving in the real estate industry. Buckle up and get ready to learn more about Barbara Corcoran, Leona Helmsley, and new lady on the real estate block Ivanka Trump. Barbara Corcoran Let’s start with Barbara Corcoran. Barbara is a personal role model of mine. If you’re … [Read more...]

Neighborhoods in SF: Going on an Inner Mission

Neighborhoods in SF: Going on an Inner Mission

This post appears as part of the SFhotlist Neighborhoods In SF Series. We’re showcasing the best and most interesting of San Francisco history, culture, food, shopping, and more -- neighborhood by neighborhood. Let us know if there is a microhood you’d like to read about. Why the Inner Mission is Cool One reason the Inner Mission is cool is because it’s hot -- compared to the rest of foggy San Francisco, that is. People also love the area because it’s at the apex of all that is happening in … [Read more...]

San Francisco Single Family Homes [video] – February 2015 Market Update

San Francisco Single Family Homes [video] – February 2015 Market Update

Let's take a look at single family homes in San Francisco this past February. The number of active listings was down 15% from one year earlier and up 13% from the previous month. As you can see in the video, the median listing price for the month was just under $1 million. Compared to last year, the average number of days that single family homes spent on the market before being sold went down 21% and the median sale price was just under $1.15 million. The number of homes sold decreased … [Read more...]