A $500,000 Gift from Uncle Sam? Maybe. Capital Gains, You and San Francisco Real Estate

In San Francisco the Golden Goose is Your House (and that Money Tree outside too) Long-term homeowners have lots to consider apart from what furniture to keep and if their next stop is Palm Springs or elsewhere IT'S TYPICALLY the case in San Francisco that when sell your home after living in it for long enough [...]

Judge tosses S.F. law meant to shield evicted tenants – SFGate

The ordinance “seeks to force the property owner to pay for a broad public problem not of the owner’s making,” said Breyer, who held a one-day trial in the case this month. “A property owner did not cause the high market rent to which a tenant who chooses to stay in San Francisco might be [...]

‘Super pop-up’ food hall feeds into plans for S.F.’s Mid-Market – SFGate

Take a look at the plans for just one side of one block of Market Street: [In] the vicinity of Golden Gate Avenue and Jones and McAllister streets... Tidewater Capital has submitted plans to build 186 housing units over 10,000 square feet of retail. Next door, Shorenstein Properties is hoping to win approvals to build [...]

The Disclosure Regarding Proposition G — See Why It Cannot Pass!

The San Francisco Association of Realtors issued a new advisory regarding Proposition G that will be included for the appropriate transactions. As you can see, this draconian and counterproductive proposition mustn't be allowed to pass. Here's the text of the new disclosure: Local law presently imposes a transfer tax on real property sales based upon [...]

Kevin’s Open House Picks of the Weekend: March 21-23, 2014, 1st Weekend of Spring Edition

There are just 92 new listings new to the MLS from Thursday into Friday with 10 listings coming back on the market during that time and 366 scheduled open houses in San Francisco this weekend. There are A LOT of single family homes that have caught my eye this week. Yes, many of them are [...]