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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…

Creating Better Curb Appeal

First impressions are very important in many situations including selling your home. When the exterior of your home looks great, it helps to draw potential buyers in to see the rest of your home.

Prop 14: The California Fair Housing Massacre of 1964

In 1964 Prop 14 wrote discrimination in CA state constitution defeating the Rumford Fair Housing Act. How did this happen, and how does it continue to impact California real estate?

Intermediate Length Occupany (ILO) Rental Law

Generally speaking, in the state of California, you can think of short-term rentals as 30 days or less. Long-term “traditional” leases typically begin with a one year agreement. Which leaves everything in the middle… Typically called “corporate housing” or something similar, it typically involves providing a furnished home for an intermediate length of occupancy great […]

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 […]

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.

Smarter Than A Realtor, Pride Edition

We ❤️SF neighborhoods. In this episode Britton reveals neighborhood clues and leaves Matt guessing to figure them and the neighborhood out. Are you smarter than a Realtor?

A Busy Week for Condo Buildings

An exciting update on the expansion of jacksonfuller.com condo building coverage.

Smarter Than A Realtor, Round 2

We ❤️SF neighborhoods. In this episode Britton reveals neighborhood clues and leaves Matt guessing to figure them and the neighborhood out.

Tom & Doug Explain Portland

Tom Cotter & Doug Beebe join us for a conversation about all those California buyers moving to Portland.

A Conversation with Joe the Barber

San Francisco resident and business man Joe Gallagher of Joe’s Barbershop joins us to discuss life in San Francisco, how it’s changed, and how it has stayed the same.

Cool Pools of San Francisco

When the thermometer hits 70°, true San Franciscan’s head for the park, the beach, or the pool. To help you beat the heat, here’s a guide to condo buildings that have swimming pools in San Francisco.