Buying - San Francisco Real Estate Blog


You Moved! Here’s Your Guide to Changing Your Address

Moving can be one a stressful life milestones and with it comes a to-do list a mile long. One of those major to-do list items is changing your address so that you don’t miss that wedding invite or bill.

What Makes a Penthouse?

From the Grand Penthouse homes at 181 Fremont and The Avery to some still stunning but less grand properties, what makes a penthouse home in San Francisco?

The Buyer’s Estimated Settlement Statement

The Buyer’s Estimated Settlement Statement lists all of the costs and credits associated with the purchase of a home. In San Francisco, title insurance companies typically act as the escrow agent for a residential real estate purchase/sale, and the escrow officer prepares the statement with input from the buyer’s lender (if applicable). These documents are […]

Can I Airbnb my condo home in San Francisco?

Curious about generating income from your condo property by taking advantage of short term or vacation rental platforms?

March 2019 Market Update for NAGLREP

March 2019 NAGLREP lunch and learn with a Market Update by Matt Fuller. The featured speaker was Cedric Tchante speaking about his escape from persecution in Cameroon and building his life in San Francisco.

Housing Gold or Fool’s Gold?

Newly spendable cash has never been known to hurt a housing market. How will new cash in the city interact with historically high prices and low supply during an extended expansionary business cycle?

Precipitation Up, Listings Down

It’s been an exceptionally wet winter. The real estate market may be waiting for an IPO-palooza. Or it may just be waiting for winter to end?

The Bi-Rite Effect

No Love For Safeway…

Your Guide to Closing Escrow: The Estimated Settlement Statement Explained

Sales Price Real estate contracts generally contain proration language for things such as property taxes, homeowners association dues, management fees, or any other costs that run with the property. In San Francisco, regardless of the number of days in the actual closing month items are prorated based on a 30 day month. The next section […]

Tenacious For You

As a past president of the San Francisco Association of Realtors, one of the things that fascinated me most during my presidency was how interested people were in my personal stories. So I wanted to start the year off by telling you a story about myself. If you’re reading this, you might be considering hiring […]

Do SF Home Buyers Pay Transfer Tax?

The best answer to this question is: it depends on what type of property they are buying. San Francisco’s real estate transfer tax is a City and County tax on the sale or transfer of real estate. When a home buyer is purchasing a single family home, a Tenancy in Common (TIC), or a re-sale […]

Understanding Arbitration and Liquidated Damages Clauses

Before we collectively dive into some turkey, cranberry and that extra slice of pumpkin pie, let’s work up that appetite by discussing two delicious decisions buyers and sellers face when making and accepting an offer: arbitration and liquidated damages. As a reminder: It’s our philosophy and practice that only clients can make the final decision […]