Manic episode triggers $2600 fine from HomeOwners Association

If you’ve ever wanted to know anything about HOA rules and regulations – what’s legal and what isn’t – I highly recommend subscribing to Davis-Sterling’s newsletter. They are a law firm that specialize in the often gray area of Condominium HomeOwners Associations in California. Their weekly newsletters are full of what amount to hilarious (but more often legitimate) questions and answers. I keep meaning to post about swim diapers and how the Center for Disease Control has strictly banned them

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Summer’s coming to a Close – Fall Selling Season about to Begin

And so is my hiatus from updating the blog. The time off has been spent wisely as we here at SFHomeBlog have been upgrading the site to a more user friendly interface, while still maintaining our sans advertisement policy. In the meantime here are a few facts pulled from the 2009 California Association of Realtor Buyer’s Survey’s that I found of interest: On a scale of 1 to 10, 59% of all buyers rated the difficulty of getting a loan

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San Francisco #10 Top city worldwide?

Ever wonder who makes up San Francisco? Thinking of moving here? Here are a few of the statistics… Population: 809,000 2nd most densely populated city in US (after New York) and there are an estimated 120,000 dogs in this city which means roughly 14% of San Franciscans have a canine best friend. 51% are male 49% are female (and only 16% are gay/lesbian – but it can feel like a lot more to the single women around here). We do

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No loans for Sellers with Undocumented Income

The exact reason No Income Verification loans were created in the first place is the exact challenge now facing numerous potential homeowners who no longer can get a loan – unless you know a R E A L L Y good mortgage broker who has a personal and private relationship with some good banks. Oh, and by the way – this is also the same reason Chris Daly’s rental assistance law is diabolical. There’s no way to account for undocumented

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Bad News for Mission Bay – Pfizer pulls out

SAN FRANCISCO — The world’s largest drug maker has abandoned plans to move into a new research center in San Francisco’s burgeoning Mission Bay neighborhood. What was hailed last summer by Mayor Gavin Newsom as a “significant win” in the development of Mission Bay is now a loss for the area, which has attracted numerous life science companies in recent years as a result of payroll tax breaks offered by The City. Pfizer had planned to take up a bulk

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