An SF Native’s Guide on 12 Things to Know Before Moving to San Francisco

March 19, 2024

San Francisco, nicknamed “The City by the Bay,” pulsates with a unique charm and dynamic culture unlike any other. Steep hills, iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, and a vibrant mix of Victorian-era architecture and modern skyscrapers create a visually stunning backdrop to your daily life. Beyond the postcard image lies a diverse tapestry […]

Beyond the Headlines: A Look at the Nuances of San Francisco’s Real Estate Market

March 6, 2024

Recent headlines in San Francisco have painted a picture of a struggling city, with news of the Macy’s Union Square closure and the sale of the iconic 170 O’Farrell Street building adding fuel to the fire. While these closures are undeniably significant, it’s crucial to look beyond the surface and understand the complex factors influencing […]

The Paperwork Around Trees in San Francisco

November 3, 2023

San Francisco loves its trees. And while we don’t have traditional “fall foliage” like the East Coast or Midwest, we do have an incredibly beautiful variety of tree species that you are unlikely to find in very many other American cities. Our diverse canopy of trees is crucial to The City’s ecosystem; they help manage […]

How Would You Describe Cow Hollow’s Marina Chateau?

September 19, 2023

One of the things that tops the list of “favorites” when San Francisco is mentioned, along with Karl the Fog and how “walkable” San Francisco is, would be  “the architecture.” But naming “architecture” as a favorite SF thing is similar to saying another favorite is “hills”. There are a lot of them, many people mainly […]

The Real Estate MLS Hack and Shutdown – A Disaster or Opportunity?

September 6, 2023

The San Francisco Rapattoni MLS cyberattack lasted two weeks with a significant impact on Bay Area real estate. Jackson Fuller Real Estate clients continued to buy and sell thanks to our extensive San Francisco relationships, deep market knowledge, and creative problem solving skills. (see below).We’ve done it with a combination of old-school technique merged with modern […]

Buying a Fixer in San Francisco

July 27, 2023

Ever wondered what it takes to buy a house, tear it down, and rebuild it as your dream house? You’re not alone — and in San Francisco, your tear-down options will be severely limited by the SF planning department. From the cost of acquisition to permitting, demolition, and construction, navigating the process can be overwhelming. […]

Jackson Street – The History of San Francisco’s Famous Streets

June 26, 2023

A Journey Through Time in San Francisco San Francisco, a city teeming with history and vibrant neighborhoods, is home to many iconic streets. Among them, Jackson Street stands out as a captivating thoroughfare that reflects the city’s evolution over the years. From its humble beginnings as a muddy wagon trail to its present-day charm, Jackson […]

The History of Pride in San Francisco and Our 2023 Pride Guide

June 15, 2023

The History of Pride in San Francisco  San Francisco is widely recognized as one of the most vibrant and inclusive cities in the world when it comes to celebrating LGBTQ+ rights and culture. The city’s annual Pride Parade and Festival draw millions of visitors from around the globe, making it a key destination for anyone […]

The Ultimate Guide to Parking in San Francisco

June 10, 2023

Why is parking in San Francisco so confusing? The answer lies in that San Francisco aspires to be a transit-first city, prioritizing walking, biking, and public transportation over the use of private vehicles. Part of boosting public transportation is making transit preferable — in reliability, cost, and convenience — to owning a private vehicle. The […]

8 Exciting Mother’s Day Activities in San Francisco for 2023

May 12, 2023

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by treating your mom to a special day in the vibrant city of San Francisco? From cultural events to live performances and beautiful outdoor experiences, here are ten fantastic activities to make this Mother’s Day truly memorable: Chow Fun SF Celebration: […]

Dog Restrictions in San Francisco Condos

April 3, 2023

Full disclosure: We love dogs. We can relate to that crazy dog lady who posts a ridiculous number of pictures of their puppy on the socials. Not surprisingly, we find the dog restrictions in many HOAs to be, well, a bit restrictive. Restrictions about dog quantity, dog weight, and dog breed are the most common […]

Understanding Condominium & HOA Documents: A Buyers Guide

March 30, 2023

As real estate agents representing buyers of condos, stock cooperatives, tenancy-in-common shares, or similar properties, we have a duty to help our clients understand the obligations, assumptions, and health of the governing body, typically called the homeowner’s association (HOA). Reviewing the hundreds of pages of documents given to buyers during due diligence can be overwhelming and […]