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Real Estate Agent - Hillscape Properties, Inc. - DRE#01452976
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RECENT BLOG POSTS
It keeps getting easier to get around the City.  From car share plans to segway rentals now you can get your cardio in while on your way to shopping in Union Square, or lunch at the Ferry Building. Bike Share in San Francisco has Arrived! A trip to Washington D.C. was the first time I ever came a...
09/20/2013
Rob has really expressed the steps we go through as consumers to try and make sense out of mortgage shopping.  It can be confusing and intimidating, but I found for myself that if I did the old pros & cons score card for each loan product it helped to think through the decision.   How to Get the ...
09/12/2013
San Francisco condos under $400,000 for sale Can you really have your own piece of San Francisco at this price?  You really can!  If it's time to move past that roommate situation, then one of these cozy condos might be in your future.  More importantly you may find that with the tax advantages o...
09/12/2013
San Francisco Property Tax Rates   When purchasing a home in San Francisco you'll need to know the tax rates to help calculate your monthly payment and tax deductions. This is from the office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector: The annual tax rate is recommended by the Controller based upon a com...
09/06/2013
I have a number of contacts for mortgage brokers that I give to clients, and I also recommend looking into credit unions when shopping for home mortgages.  Should I get pre-approved with Bank of America? Should Peyton Manning eat a giant plate of beef enchiladas right before he hits the field ton...
09/06/2013
Preparing for success is essential in selling your home and attracting the best offer.  Starting off with a checklist can be most helpful, and alleviate some of the stress by knowing what you'll need to do next.  Checking things off the list will keep you on track even when your energy is flaggin...
06/22/2013
Useless credit scores? This is news to me, especially after I just purchased the 3 report package to start on a re-finance of my own home; I feel duped.  But while discouraging, it is interesting to note that consumer reports says they believe many of the consumer paid scores are inferior to what...
06/18/2013
Being a buyer in a seller's market can be more than frustrating, but thinking a bit outside the box can be fruitful.  This is great step by step advice to find the home you want in a market that challenges buyers.  Your agent can help you identify prospective sellers before their home is on the m...
06/13/2013
This is a great idea I'm looking forward to incorporating especially into any multiple offer situations.  While video home tours are de rigur for getting full online exposure for a home on the market, using video as a tool on the buying side is a new and creative technique.  Thanks for the tip Ci...
06/08/2013
These are all relevant updates to get a dated home up to par to compete in todays market for top dollar.  Popcorn ceilings are not that expensive to have removed, call me if you need a list of those performing this work in the City.  When aleviating the brass, get rid of it all, the light switche...
06/07/2013
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