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

February 15, 2021

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.

Can I Airbnb my condo home in San Francisco?

June 3, 2019

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

Energy & Water Conservation Disclosure – SF Real Estate

October 22, 2015

There are several forms that you will typically see related to energy and water conservation ordinances that affect real estate sales. Over the years, the city has enacted a variety of point-of-sale ordinances with regards to energy efficiency and water conservation. // This post is a part of our series: Your Guide to a San […]

Residential Earthquake Hazards Disclosure – SF Real Estate

September 29, 2015

The Residential Earthquake Hazards Disclosure is a form typically seen in most San Francisco disclosure packages. The Residential Earthquake Hazards Disclosure form is required in all transactions that involve the purchase or sale of pre-1960 residential construction. However, many agents in San Francisco are in the habit of including it in their disclosure package and often include […]

Lead Based Paint Disclosure – SF Real Estate

September 10, 2015

The Lead Based Paint and Lead-Based Paint Hazards Disclosure is a form that is typically seen in most San Francisco disclosure packages. The Lead Based Paint hazards and disclosure document is required in all transactions that involve the purchase or sale of pre-1978 construction. However, many agents in San Francisco are in the habit of […]

Disclosure Package – SF Real Estate

September 8, 2015

There are several mandatory documents for home buyers and sellers to review when purchasing or selling a home. They are typically grouped together in a disclosure package, and the disclosure package typically assumes that the full version of these documents has been provided by someone else. These documents include: Your Guide to Residential Hazards Your Guide to California […]

General Property Disclosure – SF Real Estate

August 31, 2015

The General Info for Buyers and Sellers in San Francisco document is a, shall we say, comprehensive document that contains numerous disclosures about laws, ordinances, rights, and restrictions related to the ownership of property in San Francisco. It is produced by the San Francisco Association of Realtors, and is typically provided to all parties in […]

Carbon Monoxide Devices Save Lives Disclosure – SF Real Estate

August 30, 2015

The Carbon Monoxide Devices Save Lives (or other CO disclosure) is a document that probably dates me to a certain era. You may or may not, at this point in time (2015 and forward) find it or a similar document in a San Francisco disclosure package.  // This post is a part of our series: Your […]

Underground Storage Tank Inspection Disclosure – SF Real Estate

August 29, 2015

The Underground Storage Tank Inspection is an optional document. If included in your San Francisco disclosure package, it provides evidence that no underground storage tank is located at the property.  // This post is a part of our series: Your Guide to a San Francisco Disclosure Package // The Underground Storage Tank Inspection is a *property specific* […]

Property Statement and MLS Printout Disclosure – SF Real Estate

August 28, 2015

The property statement and MLS printout are typically included in a complete San Francisco disclosure package. // This post is a part of our series: Your Guide to a San Francisco Disclosure Package. // The property statement and MLS printout are *property specific* disclosures about how the property is being marketed in print and in the MLS. Information […]

Buyer Inspection Election (BIE) Disclosure – SF Real Estate

December 9, 2014

The Buyer Inspection Election is used in conjunction with all of the many other inspection disclosures for a buyer to make a record of which inspections they’ve chosen to perform on the property they are purchasing. // This post is a part of our series: Your Guide to a San Francisco Disclosure Package. // The Buyer Inspection […]

Buyer Inspection Advisory Disclosure – SF Real Estate

November 24, 2014

The Buyer Inspection Advisory comes in two flavors: A Buyer Inspection Advisory from the seller to the buyer, and a Buyer Inspection Advisory from the broker to the buyer.  The two documents are almost identical, the only difference is who provides and signs the advisory: a broker or a seller. // This post is a part […]