S.F. Mid-Market is News Worthy!

Mid-Market Madness

You’ve heard about San Francisco’s ‘Mid-Market’, right? The section of no man’s land on Market Street you probably were uncomfortable walking through? Well, that’s going to change – forever!  Here’s a great overview article from SF Curbed showing all the projects (36!) planned in and around the area.

It will change San Francisco’s landscape, and skyline, and it’s exciting to think about!

Know anyone interested in moving in before it changes completely? Let us know – We are the ones to help!

Photo from SF.Curbed.com

Beautiful Excelsior Home for Sale…Sold in 10 Days for $75k over Asking!

976 Athens
San Francisco, CA 94112
Beautiful Arts and Crafts home in The Excelsior
Price : $745,000.00
Bedrooms : 3
Bathrooms : 2.00
Square Foot : 1,340
Lot Size : 2,509 sq.ft.
Community : Excelsior
County : San Francisco
Property Type : Single Family
Year Built : 1910
MLS Number : 420247

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Property Description
Beautiful Arts and Crafts details combined with modern upgrades make for easy and comfortable living in this traditional semi-detached single family home. Lovingly maintained by the same family for over 50 years, this home is conveniently located near shopping & restaurants, schools and parks and BART, MUNI and Hwy 101 & 280. The Excelsior, a wonderful neighborhood and community to call home!


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Features List
• Arts & Crafts Detail • Softwood Floors • Stained Glass
• Beautiful Built-ins • WB Fireplace • Formal Living
• Formal Dining • Master on Main • En-Suite Bath
• Updated Kitchen • Banquet Bar • Sun Porch
• 2 Bedrooms upstairs • Open Landing • Large Deck
• Large Patio • Beautiful Garden • Fruit Trees
• Extra rooms down • Tons of Storage
Equal Housing Opportunity.

Best Questions to Ask?


If you receive our newsletter, you read this month a short and valuable article about what questions to ask.  Because it can relate to anyone in all kinds of situations, we want to share it with everyone.  Thought provoking questions help to bring clarity and that is what we help our clients with, in their many life situations.  Call us now for help with your next real estate questions and we’ll help you clarify your Best Next Steps!

Asking why is usually counterproductive

As people try to work through difficult situations in their lives, they sometimes focus on “Why.”  They ask: Why was there a tornado; why did I get laid off; why was there a car accident? Why me?

Modern psychologists say they are asking the wrong questions. “Whys” keep them in the victim state and focusing on placing blame. They should begin to focus on how to get on with their lives by asking “What” and “How.” These questions focus on solving problems, and the answers keep you moving forward:

• “What should I do now?”

• “How can I make my situation better? “

• “What can I do to get through this and come out a stronger person?”

Doctors at Psychiatric Associates in Indianapolis say asking how and what questions helps you focus on the future instead of the past. You begin to realize that you have the power to make changes.

They recommend honestly admitting to yourself what your thoughts and feeling are. Allow yourself to experience the crisis.  Ask yourself the right questions and develop a plan of action.

 Call us now for help with your Real Estate Plan of Action!

San Francisco Home Prices

Alan Greenblatt from NPR visited San Francisco and interviewed us for his article

on San Francisco’s Real Estate Market. Looking at San Francisco from the outside in is filled with questions, awe and disbelief.  What do you think?

With Home Prices Soaring, Has Success Spoiled San Francisco? : NPR


New Year, same confusing messages from the media!  Read in USA TODAY this morning this article Optimism is building that the housing industry is nearing a bottom — finally.  Some experts say improving, some say not, they look at the numbers month by month, then correct the numbers the next month.  Have you noticed?

Real Estate requires a BIG picture view on your SPECIFIC area.  All the elements that the experts speak of play a part:  jobs, feelings of security, short sales and foreclosures, opportunities, interest rates, rent prices, taxes, growth, politics, etc.

What is going on in our area, San Francisco, and the surround bay area community?  A Lot.  As noted, with both interest rates and prices at record lows, people want to get into real estate NOW!  This applies to a broad section of people whom we are speaking with:   first-time buyers wanting to get in, investors looking for new project opportunities, people who have been in their home for a number of years want to downsize and buy low, and, the same for people who need more space.  They want to buy more at a better price than before.

We will lead you through the process no matter where you are.  And remember –  It’s a great time to buy!