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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

How Much Inclusionary Housing Does San Francisco Require?

August 11, 2021

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.

July 20 Broker’s Tour Market Update

July 20, 2021

What is up with the San Francisco real estate market? It’s a question I get asked a lot. Now that in-person broker’s tour is back in San Francisco, it’s a great chance to keep up with inventory and chat with other agents. Real estate agents were the original social media network. But I digress. A […]

San Francisco’s Historic Fear of Heights

March 31, 2021

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…