Living On Yerba Buena Island – The Yerba Buena Island Ferry – Matt On The Move
A new ferry service just opened, serving Yerba Buena and Treasure Islands. Matt went to see what the new ferry experience was like, and all the changes happening on #YBI. San Francisco’s newest neighborhood is located in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, on Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island. The Treasure Island […]
Real Estate Racism in California, Proposition 14, Housing Discrimination, and an Apology from CAR
San Francisco homes for sale in 2023 have a story that goes with them, from the home to the neighborhood to the people that developed and built it to all of its past owners. Some of those stories are recently written, like the newly developed Mission Bay neighborhood. Other neighborhoods, like St. Francis Wood or […]
Interior Bedrooms in Your San Francisco Home – The Pros and Cons
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 […]
Bigler Avenue, the Clarendon Heights Avenue That Isn’t
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?
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
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
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
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 […]
How Much Inclusionary Housing Does San Francisco Require?
I made a quick instagram post this afternoon to explain how the state law AB2345 increased the number of homes being built in the development at 2588 Mission Street, right next door to Vida with a mailing address of 45 Bartlett.
San Francisco’s Historic Fear of Heights
To get a glimpse into the challenges the issues of planning and development in San Francisco, and why there aren’t enough high-rises to accommodate our population, we need only turn the clock back to about 1960…
Pros & Cons of Prop 19: Property Tax Portability
Voters approved Proposition 19 in 2019, and the property tax portability law went into effect in February of 2020. Proposition 19 offers homeowners over the age of 55, homeowners that are severely disabled, and homeowner’s that have been victims of a wildfire or other natural disaster the ability to take their existing tax basis […]
What to Know About Elevant
Meet the latest addition to the San Francisco condo scene from JS Sullivan development, a noted developer of boutique condo homes in San Francisco.