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Median Home Prices & Average Closing Costs in SF and Around the Nation

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Comparing median home prices here in California and around the country is a favorite pastime for many. Hey, we get it. An October 2018 housing report did all the heavy lifting, compiling both median home values and closing costs for 33 of the biggest metropolitan areas in the US. Let’s see how things stack up. Quick notes – the report used information from Zillow and Thumbtack, and while it was published in October, it used data from July of the

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San Francisco Home Prices & Demographics – Numbers to Know

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The November Case-Shiller Home Price Index for the San Francisco Metro Area was recently released, and we’re sharing some highlights. We’re including a look at the ancestry/county of origin/ethnicity in nine Bay Area counties. Pop quiz before you dive in! Any guesses about the top three nationalities among Bay Area residents? Short-Term Home Price Fluctuations Here, we see short-term changes in home prices by price tier. While lower-priced tiers appreciated faster than high-price their homes since the spring of 2016,

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Lighting Design Trends in the Bay and Beyond

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Flattering lighting when a home is on the market is an old agent’s trick. And it makes sense. The lighter and brighter a space is, the bigger it feels. But even if good lighting is a no-brainer come selling time, it’s something worth enjoying every day. Special thanks to Leonard Steinberg at our Compass Manhattan offices for bringing these lighting design trends to our attention! Read, learn, and light it up.

“And So She Handled It” – A Review of Meredith Martin

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Finding the perfect new home can be one of the most trying experiences in a lifetime. But if you’re lucky enough to be hunting in San Francisco, finding the right real estate agent is a breeze. Her name is Meredith Martin, and her clients are lining up to sing her praises. Jennifer Sams, one of Meredith’s many clients-turned-friends, is one of them.

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