Five Surface Trends for 2019

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Options for flooring, walls, and countertops are virtually limitless, but the latest crop of designer darlings are showing admirable staying power – useful information for those of you planning home upgrades with the hopes of selling in the near future (particularly in a market like San Francisco). At the International Surface Event 2019 in Las Vegas, geometric designs, luxurious vinyl, and refined faux hardwood porcelain tiles were everywhere – but that’s not all. Thanks to Houzz for the round-up of these

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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.

Sunset Boulevard Greenway Project

  Happy Earth Day! A trend is forming in San Francisco. Originating in the Outer Mission and approved in The Castro, The Sunset District has secured resident’s support of San Francisco Public Utilities Company’s storm water improvement project. Both SFPUC and local property values will benefit from the funding allotted to the improvement of sidewalk landscapes. To conquer “Greening” the environment, the beautification and storm control of The Sunset neighborhood began in early April. Initiative leader Supervisor Katy Tang of

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Liveable SF: Big Plans for Potrero Avenue

  What makes a neighborhood become more of a community? What does making a neighborhood more livable mean to you? To one of my neighbors, Gillian Gillet, it means long term projects with an end game that adds up to a more livable city for us all. From Gillian Gillet, Director of Transportation Policy: “As some of you may know, I’ve been active in trying to make our neighborhood more safe, livable and walkable since about 2002 when I began

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San Francisco Real Estate and the Holidays

Are you thinking of buying or selling your home? Perhaps you’re expanding and considering your current home as an investment property and entering it in the rental market? The 4th quarter is historically filled with low-inventory and quiet real estate offices. The holidays are a wonderful time to begin exploring your options. To begin, set your financial house in order. File tax returns early to ease the process and align with a trusted mortgage lender. Connect with your financial planner

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