Eight Tips for Buying a House During Times of Crisis

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Recession. Natural Disaster. Pandemic. These are experiences that put people to the test, and we all handle them in different ways. Some of us squirrel away every penny. And some of us… buy property! If you’re eyeballing the historically low interest rates and have enormous faith in your real estate agent, here are eight tips for buying a house during times of crisis. Spoiler — these insider secrets come from our very own Leonard Steinberg at Compass, who has put

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4 Things Mortgage Brokers Want you to Understand about Getting a Loan or Refinancing During the Pandemic

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COVID-19 is a pretty serious curve ball to just about everyone. For prospective homeowners in particular, it complicates every step of the home buying process. That includes the finance side of things. If you’re getting a loan or refinancing during the pandemic, here are four things to understand right out of the gate. Great Rates, Complex Process Yes, interest rates are at historic lows. In fact, last week they just hit a new all-time low. Unfortunately, securing a loan at these

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A Short List of San Francisco’s Most Famous Neighborhoods

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For just seven square miles, San Francisco has a lot going on. Between the amazing restaurants, the iconic landmarks, and the world-famous streets, there are the neighborhoods themselves. The full list is lengthy – you’re looking at eighty plus distinct hoods – so we love 7X7’s handy short list of some the standouts. Check out the article here, and read on for a few of our favorites – plus a pair of listings in two of San Francisco’s famous neighborhoods. South

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Triple-Digit Temps, Six-Figure Overbids

  It’s heating up — and I’m not just talking about the triple-digit temperatures around the Bay Area! More than 145 properties have come on the market in San Francisco in the past seven days, signaling what promises to be a heated post-Labor Day selling season for local real estate. September is historically the biggest month for new listings, and while some things change — year-over-year lower inventory, fewer average days on market, higher median prices, etc. — this looks

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Million Dollar Affordable Housing. Only in San Francisco.

  No San Francisco neighborhood has so squarely positioned itself at the epicenter of opposition to rising housing costs than the Mission District. Of course, housing un-affordability is but one of many rapid changes in the neighborhood, and seeking legislative action is but one response (sidebar: remember when protestors were blocking tech shuttles?) — and median home prices have soared 76% citywide since 2011! For now, let’s take a focused look at some of the real estate sales dynamics in the Mission.

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