Buying - San Francisco Real Estate Blog


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…

Prop 19: Property Tax Portability Arrives in California

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 and […]

Making Your Outdoor Space More Appealing

The National Association of Realtors stated that 63% of those viewing your home online will come to view it in person. Make it Shine!

What to Know About the Loan Estimate & Closing Disclosure (CD)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPD) mandate the loan disclosure and closing disclosure forms for buyers to understand the cost of their loan and closing costs.

Who Picks the Appraiser?

Prior to the financial meltdown and great recession of 2008, banks that were underwriting the loan got to select the appraiser to evaluate the value of the property as collateral for the home loan. In some ways, this makes sense. Banks are a part of a local ecosystem, and local appraisers with a long amount […]

3 Cool Things About… Dogpatch!

Dogpatch is a popular neighborhood in San Francisco known for its proximity to the Chase Center in nearby Mission Bay, home to the Golden State Warriors (and over 150 other events each year). You may also know Dogpatch for being home to a variety of original Victorians, as many survived the 1906 earthquake unscathed. Here […]

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 Estimated Settlement Statement

Show Me the (estimated) Receipts! While real estate purchases and sales don’t involve cash registers with receipts, and if they did, this is pretty close to what they’d print out.

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?