Housing Gold or Fool’s Gold?

March 15, 2019

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?

Tenacious For You

January 8, 2018

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?

December 9, 2017

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

November 21, 2016

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 […]

Agent’s Visual Inspection Disclosure (AVID) – SF Real Estate

August 5, 2014

As one of my favorite brokers once joked, an agent visual inspection disclosure (AVID) is a visual inspection that an agent can do in heels. The point being that both individual sales agents in a transaction (the seller’s agent representing the seller and the buyer’s agent representing the buyer, (if it is dual agency, both individuals […]

How’s the Market?

March 8, 2012

How’s the Market? It’s a question that I get… a lot. Real Estate in San Francisco tends to delight, thrill, terrify, or annoy pretty much everyone. So whether I’m standing in line for a cup of coffee, waiting for a car wash, or picking my kiddo up I can pretty much expect to answer this […]