Buyers

Zillow’s “Zestimates” Probably Aren’t The Best Way To Figure Out How Much Your House Is Worth

Friday, May 26, 2017 by Kate Cox consumerist.com If you’ve been in the market for real estate lately — or even just idly browsing your old neighborhood from curiosity — you’ve almost certainly seen the “Zestimate” splashed across a property’s … Continue reading

Home prices are soaring — here are the 20 places where owners are reaping the biggest profits in 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017 Constance Brinkley-Badgett businessinsider.com If you’re looking to buy or sell a home this year, you probably know the housing market is booming in virtually every corner of the country. In fact, homeowners who sold in the … Continue reading

Here’s a Better Way to Calculate the True Rent vs. Buy Costs

March 2, 2017 Jonathan Smoke realtor.com In my last commentary, I wrote about the misleading math behind the rent vs. buy calculation. My main point was that focusing on the direct, total monthly costs of renting vs. buying misses the … Continue reading

Here’s why mortgage rates will stay low

January 22, 2017 Alex Starace, Redfin businessinsider.com Mortgage rates were down this week, averaging 4.09 percent for a 30-year, fixed-rate loan, down from 4.12 percent last week. Last year at this time, the rate was 3.81 percent, according to Freddie Mac … Continue reading

Sale fails are up all over the country, San Francisco included

Monday, January 16, 2017 Anna Marie Erwert blog.sfgate.com On Jan 11, a new Trulia study examined the shadowy aspect of real estate sometimes called a “sale-fail,” when for-sale homes that fail to sell initially are placed placed back on the market later. … Continue reading

Insiders reveal their favorite SF neighborhoods of 2016

San Francisco notables talk about their favorite ‘hoods Friday, December 30, 2016 Brock Keeling sf.curbed.com As the year draws to a close, Curbed SF asked bigwigs in San Francisco’s architectural, design, and x-factor/je ne sais quois industries to give us … Continue reading

Bernal Heights, San Francisco: An Inclusive Village With Lofty Prices

Property values have rapidly appreciated in this southeast San Francisco neighborhood, but there’s still a communal vibe — and a coyote. Continue reading

U.S. House Prices to Rise Next Year, Trump Effect Unknown so far

Monday, December 5th, 2016 Rahul Karunakar Reuters.com U.S. house prices are set to rise almost 5 percent next year, a bit faster than expected just three months ago despite the real prospect of several interest rate increases, according to the … Continue reading

Things to Consider Before Using an Alternative Mortgage Lender

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 Janet Thompson Curbed Can apps promising rapid approvals be trusted? We live in a world where just about anything you want is just a click away. If you believe the catchy slogan of Quicken Loans Rocket … Continue reading

Zephyr Real Estate – Marin Awards Roth, O’Briens, Davis and Spiro Marin Team

Monday, November 21st, 2016 Melody Foster Marketwired (SOURCE: Zephyr Real Estate) SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – November 21, 2016) – Zephyr Real Estate has announced the Third Quarter Sales Awards for its Marin office. Highest Sales Volume Award-Individual Agent went to … Continue reading