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2010 

Home buyers don't care what you tell them as long as you tell them. That's why I believe in over-disclosing when representing my sellers. Nothing is more reassuring to a buyer than a comprehensive disclosure package-- and there's no such thing as overkill. Elizabeth Weintraub of Sacramento wrote...
10/31/2010
I've always been told to present offers in person whenever possible, but some agents are just really bad at it-- they shake and sweat so badly that it becomes distracting. If you're a shaker and sweater too, or have a listing agent behind the glass wall who doesn't want you to present personally,...
10/30/2010
The Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 left 12,000 Bay Area residents temporarily homeless. Many were also without water, electricity and phone service. And the Loma Prieta wasn't even The Big One. Here is a list of what the Red Cross suggests you have on hand so you can be earthquake ready. I have t...
10/29/2010
My "Pay it Forward" this week was a "Pay it Backward" at the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza this past Tuesday. So instead of flying through the FasTrak lane on the right hand side, I joined the masses waiting patiently at the tolls so I could pay for the unwitting passenger in the car behind me.          ...
10/29/2010
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The Beacon Beckoned-- and last month I closed on a two-bedroom condo at The Beacon condominiums in South Beach. With 1197 square feet, this home had a corner orientation to the Southeast big windows and hardwood floors. The selling price was $580,000. Here are some reasons to love The Beacon, and...
10/28/2010
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A few years ago we had a problem one morning when my husband noticed a large tail sticking out from under the refrigerator in our old Alameda home. The sight of it made my toes curl, and I ran into the living room, where I stood hugging myself and moaning until he scared whatever it was back unde...
10/27/2010
Cole Valley Victorian at 436 Belvedere Street. 3BR/2.5 Victorian. Extensive remodel. Prime block in Cole Valley. Sold for $2,395,000 Cole Valley is a thin slice of San Francisco adjacent to the Haight Ashbuy. It is roughly bordered by Frederick Street, Stanyan Street, 17th Street, and Clayton. Th...
10/25/2010
This isn't exactly a Pay it Forward, but I'd still like the Pay It Foward Group to know about it: If you didn't know by now, I'm a huge booster of the Trevor Project and the "It Gets Better" campaign on YouTube. Both projects are part of the anti-bullying program,, which is including public annou...
10/25/2010
How Much is Parking Worth in San Francisco? And How Saleable is My Home Without It? I've had appraisers estimate that the first parking space is worth about 10% of the price. In new home developments, we've seen homes offered for $60-75,000 less without deeded parking. Home Sales with and without...
10/23/2010
This one's important. Joel Burns' disclosure about his childhood is moving to the point of tears. It is part of the "It Gets Better Project" on YouTube-- a moving, fast-growing collection of video messages from all over the world directed at gay teens who may be considering suicide. If you visit...
10/22/2010
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