Kevin+Jonathan’s Blog Posts re SF Real Estate

Getting the Home Lending Process Started | Advice from Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties, San Francisco

The home lending process is one that takes time, effort and oftentimes is fraught with questions. Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, realtors who have helped many buyers win homes and purchase them using a mortgage, give some observations about what works in San Francisco.

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Twenty Percent Or Less!

Yes, It’s possible to buy for less than 20 percent down

Think a 20% down payment is the only way to buy property in San Francisco? Think Again. There are many mortgage programs out there that allow you to get into a home now while rates are low and appreciation potential remains strong in San Francisco. Advice from Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties

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Average US 30-year mortgage rate falls to 4.21 pct – SFGate

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell this week for a second straight week as the spring home-buying season has gotten off…

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The Official Line on the LineaSF

LineaSF Update Just as yours truly got a sneak peek at The Century SF this week, another new, triangular-shaped condo building, is…

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Trio of homes on SF’s 20th & 21st streets sell for way over asking | On The Block | an SFGate.com blog

The market continues to roll on.  You see the result of no inventory now? Trio of homes on SF’s 20th & 21st…

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Buy in SF for Five Percent Down with No PMI or MIP

Program Allows More To Buy in Emerging Areas Are you hamstrung by PMI (private mortgage insurance) or MIP (mortgage insurance premium) because…

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Putting the “Short” back in ‘Short Sale’

New Rules to reduce the murkiness of the ‘short’ sale.  Starting this month, that waiting game will have some new rules —…

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Click Here For REO Opportunities

To the extent there are any left in the San Francisco area, take a look at these FHA, Freddie and Fannie REO…

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A steal of a deal at the Brannan not quite

There were swarms of agents and prospective buyers flocking to the Brannan Get it while it’s hot! For anyone interested in the…

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New Hot Listing: 481 Dolores St. Top-floor, quiet condo, $950k, Amazing Location

Listed with Susan Ring, 481 Dolores boasts location, location, location Take a look at this listing. I saw this today as I…

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Flash! Congress Raises FHA Home Loan Limits to $729k

Congress re-approved higher limits for mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration today, bypassing Republican objections to return the upper loan limits…

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