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 […]

San Francisco’s Historic Districts

August 16, 2023

Over the last three decades, San Francisco has created thirteen historic districts that highlight a group of resources worth protecting because they bring to life a time and bring context to SF’s rich historical past. From warehouses in the mid-market area to national land trusts, they highlight a range of diverse neighborhoods from Civic Center […]

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. […]

When an Escrow is an Impound Account

July 12, 2023

Escrow or Impound? Some loan scenarios require the buyer to have an impound account with their mortgage. These impound accounts are often also referred to as escrows or escrow accounts, but these escrows aren’t those escrows. For other loans, an impound/escrow account is an option. What is an impound account and should you get one? […]

Can I AirBnB my SF Condo?

July 10, 2023

We are often asked by buyers considering a condo, TIC, or stock cooperative purchase if they will be able to use their new home as a short-term rental. The answer is almost always: No, no you may not.    Short Term Rentals in SF Condos, TICs, Stock Cooperatives The use of your home in a […]

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: […]

San Francisco’s Secret Programs for First-Time Homebuyers

April 28, 2023

San Francisco is known for its high cost of living, particularly when it comes to housing. The city’s expensive housing market has been a major concern for years, and it’s not surprising that many people find it difficult to afford a home in the city. However, what many people don’t know is that San Francisco […]

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 […]