Kevin+Jonathan’s Blog Posts re SF Real Estate

Is it a good time or not for real estate?

Kevin Quoted in Mission Local: “Real estate market in the Mission appears to recover, for now – Mission Local”

“A lot of renters have become buyers,” observed real estate agent Kevin Ho. “All the talk of exodus — that’s the headline-grabbing news — but the real news is that a lot of buyers have a little more affordability. And a little more balance to the market allows them to own a piece of San Francisco.”

Ho said more of the buyers right now seem to be people who want to live in the home they’re purchasing, rather than using it as an investment. He said some of the recent changes to the law around tenant protections and rent forgiveness might be having an impact, and investors “don’t necessarily want to assume that risk.” In Mission Local.

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SF Gate’s Sound Off: Will the 49ers playing in the Super Bowl affect open houses this weekend? 

We compare how San Francisco real estate stacks up against its Super Bowl rivals Baltimore and Kansas City. It’s not even close.

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Kevin being interviewed.

ABC 7: Kevin Talks About the Market Impact of San Francisco’s Millennium Tower’s Upcoming Fix

Kevin Ho of San Francisco’s Vanguard Properties is interviewed by ABC7 Bay Area about the latest chapter in the Millennium Tower (301 Mission Street) saga a $100M fix where more than 200 pylons are to be driven into the ground to prop up the leaning luxury skyscraper.

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SF Chronicle: Q+A: How Do Agents Get Each Other’s Attention?

How do agents learn about each other’s property listings in San Francisco? Explore the ways with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of San Francisco’s leading locally owned brokerage Vanguard Properties.

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San Francisco Chronicle: Q+A: How do I determine my priorities before I search for a home? By Kevin Ho + Jonathan McNarry

How to buy the right home in San Francisco while honoring your budget and priorities? Start by hiring Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, top producers, REALTORS with San Francisco’s Vanguard Properties, the leading locally owned luxury brokerage.

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San Francisco Chronicle: Q+A: How Has the Internet Impacted Real Estate By Kevin Ho + Jonathan McNarry (Jan 20, 2019)

The intersection of the Internet and real estate has made it even more important to have experienced agents like Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry whose perspective and deep familiarity with San Francisco markets help their clients win in the City’s competetive markets.

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San Francisco Chronicle: Q+A: Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry Talk About Real Estate as a Hedge Against Risk

Why San Francisco real estate is a good hedge against stock market turbulence with built-in benefits and potential to add value from Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties, San Francisco

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San Francisco Chronicle: Q+A: August 26, 2018 – K+J on Open House Etiquette

How are you suppose to act when you go to an open house and how agents are supposed to act with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, top-producing San Francisco agents representing buyers and sellers.

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August 17, 2018 San Francisco Real Estate

SF Chronicle: Keeping it in the Family: tax benefit that keeps property inventory low

Nearly 10 percent of all property transfers in California (about 60,000 to 80,000) transfer between parents and children annually without a reassessment to current fair market value. Estimates show that state koffers take a $1.5 billion hit which translates to about 2.5 percent of property tax revenues that are already held artificially low by Proposition 13.

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San Francisco Chronicle: Q+A: Sound Off: How important is parking and access to public transportation?

Read Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry’s thoughts about how real estate values improve if a property has parking and proximity to public transportation, especially in San Francisco real estate.

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As Featured in the Chronicle’s Sunday Real Estate Section: Two-bedroom in Potrero Hill, 875 Vermont

Kevin and Jonathan’s media savvy and adroitness of preparing listings to look their best will naturally draw media coverage. See how they bring their A-game, including media coverage, on their sellers’ behalf,

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SF Curbed’s 2017 Roundup: Kevin+Jonathan’s Contributions

For the past few years our friends at SF Curbed have asked Kevin Ho to take part in their annual roundup of local luminaries such as architects, bloggers, urban planning folks and noted bloggers (we’re the real estate folks of course). 2017 was no different. Here are the questions and his answers then.

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