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By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 18
In January and February, before the Shelter-in-Place became our way of life in San Francisco, I met a number of potential buyers and sellers. I hope you all are healthy, the #1 priority.Much has changed in our lives since the beginning of 2020. How is your residence working out for you during the...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Park North Real Estate)
Comments 5
As we round the corner into month three of the Bay Area shelter-in-place, things seem to be slowly but surely opening up. In some ways real estate in San Francisco never fully closed, though our ways of conducting business has changed dramatically. Many sellers either pulled their properties off ...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 30
This morning, Ron and Alexandra Seigel posted the most adorable photo and described what has become a Saturday morning routine for them. If you've missed their post, take a look here.While my Saturday morning routine doesn't take me past anything quite as adorable, it is a pleasure to me nonethel...

By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 5
Will My Property Taxes Go Up If I Refinance?  Because the current interest rate environment is so conducive to refinancing, a concern that some have about taking action stems from confusion related to how their property taxes are determined, and specifically the question, "Will refinancing cause ...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 25
Today is May 1. Perhaps it is appropriate that the new month brings with it a sense of imminent change.Beginning May 4 a cautious loosening in the Shelter-in-Place we've been living with since the middle of March will take place. A few more businesses will be allowed to open--construction, landsc...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 26
As I walked the 5 blocks to Whole Foods this morning, I was thinking about all the many little things for which I am grateful during this unprecedented time of sheltering-in-place. First and foremost grateful to the medical staffs and essential workers taking care of us and our necessities and co...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 30
Earlier this week I shared some views of the empty streets in San Francisco during this period of Shelter-in-Place. It was, indeed, stunning to see usually bustling neighborhoods almost devoid of life.However, the beauty of San Francisco is always present and I never fail to appreciate my neighbo...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Park North Real Estate)
Comments 2
As we move into month 2 of the Coronavirus shelter-in-place, real estate in San Francisco and the Bay Area continues to chug along, albeit in a much more limited way. The following statistics represent the market in March. So sales statistics are based on properties that were mostly in escrow pri...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 36
As we finish our 5th week of Shelter-in-Place in San Francisco, spirits are generally good around the city. A new routine has taken place in my weekday schedule. Following a Zoom meditation session offered every Mon-Fri by my acupuncturist, I work from 9:00-3:00.By 3:00PM, my husband and I head o...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Park North Real Estate)
Comments 3
Here are the statistics for the February real estate market in San Francisco. The pre-Spring market got off to a healthy start with both single family homes and condos/ lofts seeing increases in median sales price. Homes continued to sell quickly overall, with both average days on market and mont...

By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 6
We Are Essential I've seen a few movies in my career; 9/11, Lehman collapse, the CFPB crusades to name a few.  But the Corona virus (COVID-19) will no doubt test the mortgage banking industry in novel and difficult ways.  So it was heartening to receive this update from our COO today and amidst t...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 36
I believe we are just at the tip of seeing our way of life change change quite drastically for an extended period of time while we wait to see the extent of the Covid-19 virus.Living in the midst of an urban area, quite likely we are at the leading edge of this change. Here in the San Francisco B...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 43
It's that time of year again, 100,000 FREE pick-your-own tulips at Union Square, San Francisco.Yes, that's correct. On Saturday, March 7, over 100,000 tulips will cover Union Square in San Francisco. Best of all, you're invited to visit the site and pick your own bunch of tulips to take home.A gi...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 24
Knowing the inventory is an essential task of a real estate agent, and I often come across several properties each week that intrigue me, that offer something special and unique. This week is no exception.I have written before about the Edwardian condo listing I have on Nob Hill, at 1561 Sacramen...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 29
Both lovers of classical music and those wanting to see what classical music is all about have a FREE treat in store for them on Friday evening, Feburary 21, 2020, at 7:30 PM. The San Francisco Chamber Orchestra (SFCO) will be presenting a 90-minute concert at the Herbst Theatre on Van Ness Avenu...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 28
Nestled on the western slope of Nob Hill, 1561 Sacramento Street had been on the market for only 23 days yesterday when sellers accepted an offer that had arrived the evening before. Today, Valentine's Day, I changed the listing status from "Active" to "Pending" and canceled the open houses plann...

By Debra Donovan, San Francisco Real Estate
(Park North Real Estate)
Comments 1
Happy Lunar New Year! It may be the Year of the Rat this year, but so far it doesn't look like it's the year of more housing inventory for San Francisco. In January the median price for single family homes and condos and lofts increased, but both new and active listings were down double-digits.It...

By Rob Spinosa, SVP of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
Comments 24
Can Income from Your Vacation Rental Help You Qualify for a Mortgage? Ok.  I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that someone reading this post has, at one point in his/her life, taken an Uber to an AirBnB.  It makes sense and it's a perfect exemplification of the "gig economy" working in bo...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 31
Nob Hill is one of the iconic landmarks of San Francisco. With the California Street cable car running up the hill from the Financial District to Van Ness Avenue, you can arrive at one of the famed hotels in the city, The Fairmont, Huntington, or Mark Hopkins. Grace Cathedral also commands the hi...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 26
Current showing schedule for1561 Sacramento Street, Nob Hill, San FranciscoSaturday, 2/8/2020 - 1:00-3:00PMSunday, 2/9/2020 - 2:00-4:00PMBroker tour (public welcome) Tuesday, 2/11/2020, 9:30-11:00Other showings by appointment1561 Sacramento Street is spacious, airy and light. From the bay window ...

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