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I am getting tons of questions from potential buyers about low income housing (BMR) in Bay Area. This is why I decided to create a separate blog post focusing just on this topic.BMR (below market rate) - is a program that provide housing to low and medium income families in Bay Area. To be eligib...
For home buyers and sellers alike, the road from initial offer to closing can seem like an endless series of hurdles. One of the most formidable of these hurdles is the home inspection, which seeks to determine the condition of the home's most important features and uncover any potential safety c...
Renovating your kitchen is an excellent way to improve its look, increase the value of your home and appeal to a more diverse range of home buyers if you decide to sell. However, a kitchen remodel can easily cost $10,000 to $20,000 or more, which is why you want to make choices that you can live ...
A few decades ago Marina was nothing like it is now. In the 70s, the Marina was considered a “Little Italy”.  There were doughnut shops, restaurants and elderly couples walking arm-in-arm on every street.Today, when one thinks of “The Marina” - bourgies, yuppies and techies come to mind. While th...
You can't avoid paying taxes, and we all need to pay our fair share. However, paying your fair share shouldn't place an unjust burden on you. As a homeowner, your tax burden is doubled because you pay both income and property taxes. To decrease that burden and boost your tax savings, take advanta...
Sellers still have the upper hand in San Francisco Bay AreaAs we journey on into the new year, many clients are looking at their assets and asking me a familiar question.“Is 2016 a good year to sell?”The short answer is “absolutely.” According to Lawrence Yun, the chief economist at National Asso...
Staging Tips That Help Homes Sell QuicklyThe numbers don't lie; often well-staged homes can see faster sales and higher offers than their cluttered counterparts. The key is getting an early start on the process. By beginning the monumental task of clearing the clutter and doing a pre-pack now, yo...
How to Protect Your Home While You're GoneThis winter is prime time for thieves looking for an easy opportunity to break into your home. While you're enjoying your weekend Tahoe getaways or mini vacations this winter, a thief could be taking a leisurely stroll through your home in search of valua...
San Francisco Neighborhood Guide - Haight Ashbury Some people will say that the best thing about The Haight is “Cha Cha Cha” a tapas restaurant that serves SF’s tastiest Sangria. Most (smart) people will not disagree. The popularity of the restaurants in this neighborhood speaks to the quality of...
If you like to stay up to date on the latest in home design, you may be interested to hear the color trends predicted for 2016. From Benjamin Moore's Simply White to Behr's Ivory Keys, the leading color trend is white, which serves as a neutral backdrop for other dramatic elements.But before you ...

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