Buying or selling a condo? Read this first.

February 10, 2011

Other than location, location, location, the most important factor in buying or selling a condo these days might be financing, financing, financing. And financing ain’t as easy as it used to be. Before the economic implosion in 2008, almost any buyer could get a loan, and we all see how well that worked out. It […]

3 Great Things About Houses in the Excelsior

January 17, 2011

The Excelsior neighborhood in San Francisco is a quiet neighborhood of predominantly single family homes located on the south eastern side of the city. Homes tend to be a little more affordable (for a San Francisco neighborhood), and this area became more popular as buyers began getting priced out of Bernal Heights around 2005. Some […]

3 Great Things About Houses in Glen Park

January 16, 2011

Glen Park is a quiet neighborhood just to the south of Noe Valley in the central area of San Francisco. The houses and lots are often a bit smaller than those found in neighboring Noe Valley, so they tend to be more affordable. The neighborhood also offers great access to recreation and transportation, particularly for […]

More than just a stairway to a park

January 13, 2011

We love our stairways in San Francisco. No, not the ones in our homes — the ones that show up on maps as streets and in some cases provide the only access to homes tucked into the hillside on which they are situated. We rate them on Yelp (Lyon Street steps, Filbert steps), we dedicate […]

Quoted in the Chronicle

February 18, 2006

I’m quoted in a real estate article in the SF Chronicle today. Here’s an excerpt from the article: “Bay Area home sales tumbled to their lowest level in five years last month, and prices hovered well below record territory, further evidence that the region’s seemingly unstoppable housing boom may have peaked with the blistering market […]