You Asked, We Answered – 6 Burning Questions about San Francisco

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Whether you live in the city or just aspire to call yourself a resident, people tend to have questions about San Francisco. Lots of them. Hey, we get it. There’s a lot to know about the city by the bay, so let’s dive in. Here are six burning questions about San Francisco. How’s the air quality in San Francisco? For a city with so many people, air quality is surprisingly clean. It consistently scores below 50 on the Environmental Protection

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Do You Really Need an Agent to Buy a Home in San Francisco?

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When it comes to buying a new home, everyone’s looking for a good deal. So it’s no surprise that people hop online to query whether they really need an agent to buy in San Francisco. Here’s what to know about striking out alone, and whether going at it solo is actually more trouble than it’s worth. The Whole Picture No one needs an agent to buy a home – there’s no legal requirement of any kind. However, a real estate

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The Ten Best Bay Area Cities for Living if You’re Stuck with the SF Commute

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Breaking news – Bay Area commutes are the worst in the country. Who knew!? I’m guessing the 7.15 million Bay Area residents are all too familiar with commute times, which factor heavily into the local decision about where to live (along with median home price, schools, and crime). PropertyShark recently compiled a list of the ten best Bay Area cities for living if you’re stuck with the SF commute. Here’s the rundown. 10. San Leandro With an average commute time

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Looking for the Right Home in the Bay Area? Start with the Right Agent

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The internet is a wonderful, crazy thing. We have so much information at our fingertips! And assuming you use it sensibly, the web can be an excellent source of data when you’re house hunting here in San Francisco or anywhere around the world. But no matter how amazing the web can be, it’s no substitute for an agent who knows their territory. The right agent can help you identify – and buy – among all your choices the best home

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Climate Change and Bay Area Real Estate

A town in Louisiana is doing something groundbreaking in the face of climate change. Forty residents of Pecan Acres will be the among the first climate refugees in the country, as the state uses some $12 million in federal funds – specifically, community development block grants for disaster relief – to demolish the old homes destroyed in annual floods, and relocate the entire town to higher ground. In the process they’ll restore the original wetlands which will help protect the surrounding communities. 

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