Meet The Bristol – An Update on Yerba Buena Island Homes

November 28, 2022

Last week, I had a chance to tour The Bristol on Yerba Buena Island. The 124 residences of The Bristol offer panoramic views of Clipper Cove and the eastern span of the Bay Bridge, with a landscaped open-air courtyard that provides an escape from the energy of the city. Featuring thoughtful design by Hart Howerton […]

Our Private Yerba Buena Island Tour November 2022

November 17, 2022

I had a private tour of the construction progress at Yerba Buena Island, as well as a preview of the towers to come that recently began construction on Treasure Island. I am happy to report things are happening over on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island, and they are happening quickly. For example, Treasure Island’s […]

Interior Bedrooms in Your San Francisco Home – The Pros and Cons

October 6, 2022

Meet the Interior Bedroom It’s pretty well known that real estate professionals; developers, builders, and agents can be optimistic and exuberant when marketing their properties. A layout I’d never seen in two decades debuted around 2015 at The Rockwell, a condo building in Lower Pacific Heights. Residence 901 was the first two-bedroom layout I’d seen […]

San Francisco Homes and Security Gates – Safety or Art?

September 23, 2022

… in this case, sometimes both things can be true! In the Bay Area, gates and barriers protecting the entrances to our homes and condominiums are necessary and sometimes frustrating parts of daily life. Keeping doorways and entrance areas safe for public egress, and making sure Amazon and other packages have a safe place to […]

Bigler Avenue, the Clarendon Heights Avenue That Isn’t

September 20, 2022

The homes on Belgrave Avenue in Cole Valley did not exist until developed as part of the Clarendon Heights neighborhood on the northern slope of Twin Peaks. Why does Cole Street dead-endsat the base of a rocky cliff while Stanyan and Shrader dead-end at a two-block street that goes from a hike/bike trailhead at Sutro […]

Will SF Bay Area Housing Prices Drop?

September 14, 2022

Everyone has been asking me what’s up with the market, will SF and bay area housing prices drop? While I have no crystal ball, this is what I know: Real estate is exceptional (unlike other goods), and real estate stats eventually reduce to the three basics of  how many, how much, and how long: How […]

Using Terrazzo In Your San Francisco Home

September 12, 2022

From venetians to victorians, terrazzo tile has been in and out of style more times than San Francisco has foggy days and bad press on Fox-aganda “news”. What is Terrazzo? Terrazzo tile is a low-maintenance material that is: A composite made from types of stone such as marble, granite, quartz, glass, and more… Held together […]

Understanding Mello Roos Property Tax & Fees with Proposition 19

September 3, 2022

There are many factors to consider when you buy a house. Price…location…school district…type of loan…  One more issue you’ll want to understand before you buy in California: Mello Roos. Understanding Mello Roos is critical if you’re new to the area, and come from a part of the country that doesn’t have the same kinds of rules, […]

2238 Market Gets Real

August 24, 2022

What was once a parking lot and funeral home (Sullivan’s) has risen from the proverbial ashes as neighborhood housing. 2238 Market Street is home to 42 homes and incorporates the historic Sullivan’s structure as ground-floor retail and one very special condo home, while the rest of the building is new new construction. Located between Sanchez […]

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 […]

Slow Streets: Pandemic Experiment or Permanent Improvement?

February 16, 2022

Say what you will about a pandemic that has cost America almost one million lives, but thanks to the fact most of us in SF support science and wear masks, our latest pandemic argument is about streets. We fully support Slow Streets and would like to see them become permanent across the city! What’s a […]

Earthquakes & What You Can Do As a Homeowner

December 11, 2021

The What Earthquakes!!! Earthquake insurance is available in California, and it is not required for any purchaser of a single family or residential home in San Francisco. The policies are often described as expensive (they are) and they are also generally written with a high deductible (20%-ish is common). Earthquakes are (for a human lifespan) […]