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Think Olivia Might Be Interested?

Think Olivia Might Be Interested?

The asking price for 1540 Newhall was recently reduced by $200,000 (12.6%). At 5,600 square feet it’s a lot of house for the money ($1,390,000), but it’s also a lot of money for the neighborhood. Then again, it is a “castle”… Read More »

Yahoo! Real Estate Is Live

Yahoo! Real Estate Is Live

As you might have already heard, Yahoo! Real Estate is live. And while we haven’t had a chance to play around with it too much, we are wondering why Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s new Pacific Heights mansion is now located in Russian Hill. Or perhaps more importantly (especially to the... Read More »

Got (Enough) Insurance?

The SFHomeBlog points out a relevant RealEstateJournal article concerning “the downside of the housing boom: Many homeowners are now significantly underinsured.” …people who haven’t updated their insurance policies in a few years may now be underestimating what it would cost to rebuild their homes, particularly in high-priced markets. One... Read More »

Subterfuge at 301 Bryant?

Subterfuge at 301 Bryant?

Four days ago the original listing for 301 Bryant #101 (and its history of price reductions) was withdrawn from the MLS and replaced with a new listing at an even lower price (reduced another $39,000 and now “priced to sell!!”). Not to be outdone, #704 (which has been reduced... Read More »

ZMobile: Zestimates By Email

SocketSite has the inside scoop on getting “Zestimates” via email (Zillow Mobile). Email (or text message) z@labs.zillow.com and include a property’s address, city, state (or zip code) in either the subject line or body of the email/text. Within seconds you’ll get a return email that includes a Zestimate, the... Read More »

Fun With Building Permits (And Complaints)

Fun With Building Permits (And Complaints)

Our thanks to “jimmy” for pointing out San Francisco’s Online Permit and Complaint Tracking system. Pulling permits can help you figure out what’s really going on with that “renovation” down the street, the apartment building in which you live, or that home that you’ve got your eye on. Pulling... Read More »

QuickLinks: Tips For Some Buyers And All Sellers

∙ Tips for Avoiding Land Mines In New-Home Contracts Here are just a few of the many clauses and codicils to be wary in the fine print of builder contracts. ∙ Home Improvements to Avoid When Selling Your House Avoid these seven deadly sins of remodeling if... Read More »

Redfin is Coming Here

Four months ago we let you know that Redfin was coming to San Francisco. Today, ReyEstate announced that they’re here (albeit a bit confused). ∙ QuickLinks: Power To The People ∙ So Much For Doing Your Homework Read More »

Circling The Waters

Circling The Waters

PropertyShark is now swimming in the Bay Area. For those who are unfamiliar, PropertyShark provides property reports, comparable sales data, and listings (through a relationship with Trulia); aims to answer the following questions: “How much is it worth?”, “Who owns it?”, and “How much did they pay for it?”;... Read More »

Read It Today (Because Tomorrow You Pay)

Columnist Bob Bruss offers up “10 key questions smart condo buyers should ask (but condo sellers hope their buyers don’t ask)”: 1. What is the financial condition of the homeowner’s association (HOA)? 2. What is the percentage of renters in the complex? 3. Is the condo complex professionally managed?... Read More »