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The Significance of Thirteen Years in Real Estate

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In 2008, after the United States had emerged from the housing crisis, homeowners began a new trend — they stayed put in their homes longer. At the beginning of 2019, that timeline had extended from about seven years to a median duration of just over 13 years (with variations in certain cities). It was the fallout of a perfect storm — rising interest rates, limited inventory, low foreclosure rates, and tight credit. For prospective homeowners today, understanding the significance of

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How Long Does the Average San Francisco Home Take to Sell?

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There are wild variables, but average listings for homes in the United States sell within 70 days. In other words, a home with the typical 30-day close sits on the market for about a month before the right offer comes through. But the housing market in San Francisco is something special, and over the last twelve months, homes here averaged 19 days. In less than three weeks — less time than it takes to build or break a habit — these homes are

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Start 2020 At Home in Potrero Hill’s Design District

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Someone is in for a very merry Christmas. This live/work loft in the design district of San Francisco’s Potrero Hills neighborhood will be ready for viewing in late November, and it’s one of my favorite locations and properties. Read on for highlights and details, and you’ll see why. 370 De Haro Street #B13 — Dreamy Snag this rare top-floor loft, and you’ll be the proud new owner of your own corner of San Francisco and an even rarer two parking spots within walking distance to

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Serenity Now — Tips for Creating a Peaceful Home

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Your home should be an oasis, a place to escape from the stress of modern life (and that hellish San Francisco commute). And while we can’t all live in spacious, ocean-front mansions, we can use simple design tricks to create calming spaces. Here are our favorite tips for creating a peaceful home. Let There Be (Good) Light Natural light is king. Not only does it boost vitamin D levels, it also improves productivity, benefits vision, and helps keep your circadian

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Yes, Mission Bay Has Arrived

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Neighborhoods in San Francisco have varying reputations, and Mission Bay is no different. Blame it on the disjointed expression of thousands of new homes and businesses springing up in accordance with a 1998 master plan. But somewhere over the past twelve months, people have taken over where planners left off. And between the spanking new Golden State Warriors arena and, just as importantly, an influx of fine-grained development like restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, this corner of San Francisco is

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