As a student of real estate my entire life, 2022 holds special interest for me as this prolonged real estate cycle is changing. Normally in September I write about what we can expect in our fall real estate market because it marks the start of our second selling season of the year in San Francisco.
With more than 5,000 real estate agents selling properties in San Francisco, how do you go about choosing an agent to service your real estate needs?
In the past, we’ve written about the history of the Richmond name and the sometimes sticky distinctions between the Inner and Outer neighborhoods, but do you ever wonder how old these terms […]
For weeks, the economic forecasts have told us demand for San Francisco housing should be going down, especially in the condo market, the softest and the most vulnerable sector. After all, it’s […]
In the past we’ve shown you a lot of before and after housing offers, where a once-humble Richmond abode undergoes renovation and comes out the other side with not only a new […]
Another quarter is behind us and headlines are hopping about the cost of renting in San Francisco, so you might be wondering how rental prospects in the Richmond look? Like SF as […]
A city like San Francisco needs hundreds of street names, and you run out of obvious ones surprisingly quickly. On top of that, people turn out to have very strong opinions about […]
As I write this column, the first half of 2022 is just about over. Each year has its own challenges, and this year we have been dealing with higher inflation, rising interest rates, declining stock market and the seemingly never-ending battle with COVID-19.
Half the year is somehow gone, so let’s indulge in our favorite past time with a good, old-fashioned housing data salon. If you head over to our regular Front Steps blog in […]
San Francisco’s housing debates make a lot of noise over “luxury housing,” but if you ask around you’ll find that few people have any specific idea what that term means. If you […]
In the past we’ve broken down the history of Victorian and Edwardian architecture in the Richmond, but this week we’re inspired by a new listing on 42nd Avenue to explore the old […]
It’s time for a game, but don’t panic: The rules are simple, and there’s absolutely no way to lose. First, pretend you’ve got just about $1.71 million burning a hole in your […]
The news has been a little heavy the past few weeks, let’s lighten things up with one of the weirdest of all Richmond legends–and one that happens to be true to boot. […]
Weeks after I first moved to San Francisco for college I was standing in a now-forgotten pizza place, angling for a job. The owner, glancing at my resume, asked, “Do you have […]
We’ve been playing the before-and-after home comparison game a lot lately–but then, we’re seeing an awful lot of freshly renovated properties in the neighborhood, so it’s bound to come up. Sometimes the […]