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.

San Francisco Architecture: Current Trends

San Francisco Architecture: Current Trends

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. In a city known for Painted Ladies, San Franciscans love to complain about all of the new construction that’s going on and the traffic it causes. Let’s take a minute to consider the latest, greatest, and most innovative of recent architectural offerings and the design and … [Read more...]

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

Monthly Market Update: Bernal Heights Real Estate [video] – April 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 - April 2015 Welcome to April's Bernal Heights Real Estate Market Update. The number of active listings was down 50% from one year earlier and was down 38% from the previous … [Read more...]

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

Monthly Market Update: San Francisco Single Family Homes Real Estate [video] – April 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 - April 2015 The number of San Francisco single family home listings was down 15% from one year earlier and down 10% from the previous month. The median listing price for the … [Read more...]

Neighborhoods in SF: Mission Dolores

Neighborhoods in SF: Mission Dolores

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. Mission Dolores is the oldest, and one of the most elegant, neighborhoods in San Francisco. Small but mighty, this neighborhood offers an abundant supply of attractive and well-maintained homes, including classic Victorians … [Read more...]

San Francisco Real Estate Success Story: Chelsea and Dave

San Francisco Real Estate Success Story: Chelsea and Dave

This post is part of the SFhotlist Client Success Story Series. San Francisco real estate is always dynamic, but no matter what the local market looks like, we deliver results. Let us know what you think! The Clients. Chelsea and Dave (names changed to protect privacy) are a young professional couple who were in the process of relocating from the East Coast to San Francisco for HER dream job. Both Chelsea and Dave wanted to live in SF, so it was a dream come true and a great … [Read more...]

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

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...]

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

Monthly Market Update: Bernal Heights 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. Bernal Heights Real Estate Market Update - March 2015 Welcome to March's Bernal Heights Real Estate Market Update. The number of active listings was down 53% from one year earlier and was down 10% from the previous … [Read more...]

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

San Francisco Condominiums: Market Update [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 Condominiums - Real Estate Market Update – March 2015 Let's take a look at San Francisco condominiums this past March. The number of active listings was down 18% from one year earlier and was down 4% from … [Read more...]