What is a Real Estate Escrow and Why Do I Need One?

August 11, 2022

<This blog is another in our “How To Buy A Home” blog series.> An Escrow Is A Present Underneath the Christmas Tree Escrow is something given by one person and intended for another, set aside or held by a third party until certain conditions are satisfied. That’s like a Christmas gift underneath a tree that […]

Condo Buildings with Earthquake Insurance in San Francisco

August 4, 2022

We know that California is earthquake country, California is home to two-thirds of all earthquake activity in the United States and most Californians live within 30 miles of an active fault. Living in the Bay Area, there is always this lurking question that pops up once in a while, “Is today the day?”. But if […]

Where in San Francisco Should I Buy My First Home?

July 28, 2022

Anywhere you can afford it. The end.  And we are not being facetious. The number one mistake first time home buyers tell me they have made is that instead of buying something they could afford, they held out for something they thought was financially out of reach and therefore never bought anything. They never realized […]

Modern Condo Buildings In San Francisco

July 21, 2022

What Exactly Is a Condominium Anyway?  Strictly defined a condominium (condo) is a privately owned individual unit within a community of other units. In general, the owner usually owns the interior of their condo from the walls in. Owners also jointly own shared common areas within the community, such as pools, garages, elevators, and outside […]

Mid-Century Modern Homes in San Francisco

July 13, 2022

Sinatra fan or not, everyone loves the low-slung, open-style, welcome to the future from the imagination-of-the-past homes that were the native habitat of Mr. Sinatra and his 1950s crooning cronies. “Ol’ Blue Eyes” may be no more than a song, but the architecture lives on in one of California’s most enduring and popular home styles: […]

Interior Design For Edwardian Homes in San Francisco

July 7, 2022

<Another in our “Housing Styles of San Francisco” blog series.> Did you happen to catch “The Gilded Age” on HBO earlier this year? It is a lavish new TV series set in New York in the final decades of the 19th century and featuring much marble, many digs about new money, and real historical characters […]

Yerba Buena Island, Treasure Island’s Little Sister, Is Ready To Welcome You Home

June 30, 2022

The hilly, verdant outcropping in the middle of San Francisco Bay that historically has been home to a Coast Guard Station, birds, and flowers, is now the Bay Area’s latest place to buy a house, condo, or flat. Welcome to Yerba Buena Island, where you can live in the middle of the Bay, literally… First, […]

A Very Unofficial History of San Francisco Edwardian Homes

June 28, 2022

<Another in our “Housing Styles of San Francisco” blog series.> Although most laypeople use the term “Victorian” to describe the much-loved, unique styles for many of our homes in the Bay Area, Edwardians need to get a fair shake as an independent architectural style that stands on its own. But, what precisely is an Edwardian […]

4 Things You Might Not Know About PRIDE.

June 23, 2022

Pride Weekend here in SF starts NOW. Here are some things you might not know about Pride; great facts to chat about at all the Pride festivities you will be going to… Pride Month Started as a Riot Pride month started as a riot against police brutality at a small dive bar in New York […]

A Very Unofficial History Of Interior Design For San Francisco Victorian Homes

June 21, 2022

<Another in our “Housing Styles of San Francisco” blog series. Listen to our podcast about exteriors with Dr. Color here.> In our last blog, we spoke about why we love the Victorian style of homes, mainly for their look and curb appeal. But what about the interiors of these homes. Aren’t they equally as important?   […]

A Very Unofficial History of San Francisco Victorian Homes

May 1, 2022

Ask anyone to describe what makes San Francisco extraordinary, and Victorian architecture would land near the top of the list, somewhere between Alcatraz and VC money. (This is also a good time for this point of clarification: Victorian refers to a period, not a style. To call a building “a Victorian” means it was designed […]

Who Pulled the Plug on EV Charging?

March 18, 2022

Electric vehicles are again in the zeitgeist, with gas prices skyrocketing and an increasing urgency to reduce CO2 emissions. And actually for sale. An opportunity to both have a new cool car and virtue signal “I am successful and care about the environment.” All of this is fine, except… In progressive planet-saving SF, no one […]