If you live in a condo or TIC, like the majority of homeowners in San Francisco, you probably have a homeowners association (“HOA”). HOA management can be complex, but with some planning and organization on the front end, can lead to a more peaceful living arrangement for years to come. Here are some best practices for managing your HOA. Continue reading “Best Practices for Managing a Homeowners Association”
There’s been a lot of talk lately about “off-market” listings (also referred to as “pocket listings”). You might be wondering how homes are being sold before they even show up online, without a “For Sale” sign or an open house, or you want to know how to get your hands on these opportunities. And if you’re a homebuyer who has been searching for a while and getting outbid, you might be thinking off-market listings could really change your home search strategy.
Once reserved for luxury properties and high-end clients who valued the utmost privacy, off-market sales are becoming more common even in the middle range of the real estate market. Continue reading “On Market vs. Off-Market: What’s All The Fuss?”
Congratulations to D + N on buying their new home in beautiful San Rafael! We pulled everything together and jumped on this last-minute opportunity just in time to negotiate an agreement that worked for everyone and land them “the one!” You can see my favorite features of this home in the photos below: the reclaimed wood wall made from wood from the previous owner’s family home; the new french doors leading to the backyard; the backyard that wraps around the house for their doggy to play in; the chicken coop that the previous owner built with his own hands; the vegetable and herb garden! Can you tell I especially love outdoor features? And I’ve been dying to have a chicken coop myself — as soon as I can get my fiance on board!
I can’t wait for them to move in! Continue reading “JUST SOLD – 832 Descanso Way, San Rafael”
As they say, “There are no mistakes in life, only lessons.” I hope you’ll take something from these “lessons” some homebuyers have learned the hard way, and avoid having to learn them firsthand! Continue reading “Homebuyers: Freeze! Before You Do These 5 Things, Talk to Your Realtor…”
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Congratulations to my clients on their new condo in Fremont!
2 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms | 1140 square feet
Congratulations to my newest set of homeowners! Admittedly, this home started out with some flaws that might have scared other homebuyers away. But after reviewing what was truly important to my clients and taking a closer second look, my clients decided this was the home for them, so we convinced the seller to fix those “flaws” with our winning offer and went for it. It took some persistence, but sometimes winning the right home for you means really thinking about what you want, what can be fixed to get you what you want, and what you can’t live without. Then, with the right negotiations, you can reach an agreement that works for everyone. Continue reading “JUST SOLD – 979 36th Street, Richmond”
Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of helping my clients buy their first home nestled in the beautiful redwoods of La Honda, California. After exploring a few different areas, these homebuyers decided La Honda was the next place they wanted to plant some roots. Located just a short drive from Palo Alto and the rest of the peninsula, as well as the Pacific Ocean in the opposite direction, this location was absolutely perfect for them to start their next chapter.
With little inventory available in La Honda, I knew I had to get creative to find this well-deserving couple their dream home, before prices continued to appreciate and with interest rates on the rise. Continue reading “JUST SOLD – Off Market in La Honda”
Congratulations to my clients on their new home with amazing views of downtown San Francisco and within walking distance to all that Bernal Heights has to offer!
1 bed | 1 bath | 713 square feet
Represented buyer Continue reading “JUST SOLD – 57 Norwich Street, San Francisco”