Featured Real Estate Articles

Agent's Perspective - Maintaining Real Estate

Maintenance is a continual process of balancing service and costs to preserve the physical conditionof a property. Efficient property maintenance demands an accurate ...

City Profile - City of Pacifica

Now a cozy city with a small town feel, Pacifica once served as one of the first points of contact for the 1769 Bay Area Expedition led by Gaspar de Portola. Upon discovering...

Agent's Perspective - The Best Investment of All

There is probably no better place to start building financial security than with the purchase of a home. Few, if any, countries in the world have as high a percentage of home...

Neighborhood Spotlight - Richmond District

Offering a first-class lifestyle, the Richmond offers diverse housing opportunities, with everything from affordable single-family homes to grand manors and estates.  ...

Agent's Perspective - Terrified to Own Real Estate

Many people who would like to own real estate have fears that keep them from buying. Acquiring real estate is a huge financial undertaking. It is usually the largest financial...

City Profile - Foster City

In 1958, real estate developer T. Jack Foster Sr. and his sons embarked on an ambitious project to build a planned community on land reclaimed from the San Francisco Bay....

Agent's Perspective - The ABC’s of Investing

Acquiring real estate can be much more than just finding a house that you can call home. Purchasing real estate has become an increasingly popular investment vehicle for...

City Profile - City of Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay prides itself on being one of the oldest community settlements in San Mateo County. Originally inhabited by the Costanoan Native Tribe, the area was settled by...

Agent's Perspective - Which Property is Best?

Some people spend years looking for a property. Others seem to locate the right property and have the confidence to purchase it in no time. Many buyers think they are looking...

Agent's Perspective - Appreciating Assets

An asset should generate a cash flow. If an asset does not generate income, then we think of it as more of a liability. For instance, a car may be a necessity and useful in...

City Profile - City of San Carlos

The City of San Carlos has a population of 28,406 and covers an area of 5.1 square miles. San Carlos’ official slogan is “The City of Good Living.” With a...

Agent's Perspective - Real Estate Agency

What is real estate agency? Why is it important for the consumer to have a general understanding of agency relationships? The basic definition of an agency is simple. Agency...

Neighborhood Spotlight - Presidio Heights

Presidio Heights is one of San Francisco’s most prominent family friendly neighborhoods. Some of the most magnificent and architecturally significant homes in San...

Agent's Perspective - Neighborhood Problems

Many local cities are considering new city codes that would prohibit parking boats and RVs on streets or in driveways. Some residents feel that these vehicles are an eyesore...

City Profile - City of Burlingame

Located just 15 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Burlingame is a tight-knit, family-oriented community nestled in the heart of the Bay Area. At 6.06 square miles, the...

Neighborhood Spotlight - Corona Heights and Randall Museum

Just south of Buena Vista Park andwest of the Duboce Triangle is the small central neighborhood of Corona Heights. The streets can be narrow, curving, steep and quiet although...

Agent's Perspective - Is Now a Good Time to Buy?

If you have been sitting on the sidelines waiting to buy real estate because of the extremely competitive, now might be the time to make your purchase. With the exceptions of...

CITY PROFILE - City of South San Francisco

The City of South San Francisco has a rich history. The area was originally occupied by the Ramaytush, a linguistic sub-group of the Ohlone native tribe. The first European...

​Agent's Perspective - Critical Mass

The term “Critical Mass” is derived from nuclear physics. However, the term is often used in other fields to describe the point at which the size, number, or...

Neighboorhood Spotlight - Living in the Castro

The Castro today continues to be a tourist destination with visitors from all over the world. Being that September is one of our sunniest months of the year visitors and...

Neighborhood Spotlight - Noe Valley

Noe Valley is my favorite neighborhood in SF, although, I may be biased as I also call it home! The neighborhood is named after José de Jesús Noé, who...

Home Inspection is Key to a Successful Buying Experience

The home inspection is one of the most crucial steps for buying a home, and it shouldn’t be overlooked or rushed. In fact, the inspection process has the potential to be...

Are You Ready For A Smart Home?

Today, your refrigerator can automatically order food, your window shades can close automatically from the glare of the sun and your vacuum cleaner can be programmed to work...

Agent's Perspective - Local Rental Markets

Rental prices, fueled by the healthy jobs market, continue to rise in the Bay Area. This past year we have seen rental increases ranging from 10% to 25% on the peninsula. A...

Agent's Perspective - The Deposit Receipt

When your Realtor prepares an offer to purchase a home for you it is done on a form called the deposit receipt. If the offer is accepted the deposit receipt becomes the...

Is Airbnb Good For You?

According to the monthly publication “Insights In Real Estate”, “If you like the idea of occasionally earning some extra income from your home, Airbnb might...

Which Home to Purchase - Agent's Perspective

In most of the Bay Area, and particularly on the peninsula, most homes that are purchased are previously owned homes. This is not necessarily the case in other parts of the...

West Portal

Taking its name from the entrance to the Twin Peaks Tunnel at the eastern end of its main commercial corridor, West Portal has long had the feel of a quant village just...

City Profile - Belmont

Belmont, meaning “beautiful mountain” in French, is a peninsula community halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. Situated primarily on the hills overlooking...

Bundle of Rights

In the past we have written articles on the importance of becoming “business fit”. The more you understand about the terms and conditions associated with real...

Things Your Real Estate Professionals Should Research For You

When you begin your search for a new home there is a lot of information you want to have regarding your potential new neighborhood. Your real estate professional should sit...

Real Estate Trends in 2018

If you are looking to buy or sell a house in 2018 you should be interested not only in what the market is doing here but in the national market to help identify trends so that...

City Profile - Redwood City

The City of Redwood City is a San Francisco Bay Area community located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the technology-rich region extending from the San Francisco Peninsula to...

City Profile - Historical Hillsborough

The idyllic town of Hillsborough was incorporated in 1910, after starting out as “Rancho San Mateo in the mid 1,800’s. Th e huge tract of land was purchased from...

Questions to Ask Your Lender

After taking the plunge and purchasing a new home most people are eager to get in and make the home their own. Whether this is your first home or your fifth it is important to...

Tips To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

Creating a great first impression and increasing your home’s resale value are keys to attracting prospective buyers. ...

Agent's Perspective - Property Management

The owners of real estate who rent or lease out their properties to others often don’t have the time or expertise to successfully manage their properties. With poor...

First Projects To Tackle After Moving In

After taking the plunge and purchasing a home most people are eager to make that home their own. Here are some suggestions of things you might want to do right away. CHANGE...

Neighborhood Spotlight - West Portal

Taking its name from the entrance to the Twin Peaks Tunnel at the eastern end of its main commercial corridor, West Portal has long had the feel of a quaint village just...

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