Kevin+Jonathan’s Blog Posts re SF Real Estate

Excerpt of San Francisco Chronicle Real Estate Section

What to Know About Condo and HOA Documents

Property disclosures are vitally important part of buyer diligence in San Francisco especially with condominium purchases. Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, top real estate agents with Vanguard Properties, discuss what you should look for.

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Sold: 1264 Church Street, San Francisco, MLS 423910006 Listed By Kevin+Jonathan

1264 Church Street, San Francisco, a sunny, top-floor, 2-bed, 1-bath, 1-car parking garage space with ±1,284 sqft (per LiDar) as listed by Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties. SF MLS 423910006. www.1264-church.com At the heart of this stand-out property is the newly renovated chef’s kitchen (designed for cooking classes and entertaining), the new bathroom, new, in-unit laundry, new stainless appliances, dual pane windows, wood floors and designer lighting. Combined with its 1935 Spanish-revival heritage in a sought-after Noe Valley location, 1264 Church is exceptional.

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SF Chronicle: State Farm Leaves California

Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, top real estate agents of San Francisco’s Vanguard Properties, talk about a big change to the real estate market in California with State Farm and insuring California homes.

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All-Cash vs. Financed Offers in San Francisco Chart

SF Chronicle: All-Cash vs. Financed Offers in 2023

Cash vs. Mortgages in San Francisco — which is more popular in San Francisco’s housing market? Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, top-ranked real estate agents at Vanguard Properties, explore showing that financed offers account for more than half of all reported purchases for the past 5 years.

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SF Chronicle: 55 Stories in the Sunset Parkside? The Modern Babel Tower

Tracking development in San Francisco’s Outer Parkside and Sunset neighborhoods with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties, and a proposal for a 55-story in the Sunset/Parkside of all places.

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SF Chronicle: How Remote Work Changed Our Housing Market in San Francisco (April 2023)

The shift towards remote work has greatly influenced buyer preferences and led to changes in the housing market in San Francisco as discussed by top-producing relators Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties, San Francisco. www.kevinandjonathan.com

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Graphic SF skyline blended with cornfield stressing how hard it is to develop San Francisco properties.

SF Chronicle: MIMBYs instead YIMBYs and NIMBYs Maybe? Kevin and Jonathan Get Asked About Declines in New Construction Starts (March 4, 2023)

While acute market forces are curtailing new construction starts now, development here was already an uphill battle. Development timelines take years, so any non-NIMBY-related delays in adding new homes will keep housing prices high that much longer. But even for people who can afford to buy in the Bay Area, there’s a shortage of accessible destination homes for folks who are downsizing or ones who can no longer do the stairs in their 3-story Victorian.

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Reproduction of Newspaper clipping from Jan 22, 2023 Real Estate Section of the San Francisco Chronicle

SF Chronicle: Do the NFL Playoffs Impact Open Houses?

Rather than try to compete with the 49ers’ post-season run as very relevant contenders to be Super Bowl champions, many agents will treat this bit of hometown civic pride like a holiday and accommodate sports fans who are also trying to buy a small part of that hometown.

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Kevin on the News: ABC7’s Story on San Francisco Losing Population

Talking about new census data saying that San Francisco is losing a key demographic of home buyers due to affordability and more on ABC7 News, KGO San Francisco.

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In SF Gate: Looking Past the Headlines – Sept 4, 2022

Conflicting news reports about the real estate ‘market’ are concerning because they gloss over the fact that the housing market is very nuanced as each property is unique. Folks can lose sight that buying a home not only serves the very basic purpose of shelter but is also the main way folks can build wealth.

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Infographic: How Was 2021 in San Francisco?

2021 was a banner year for San Francisco’s housing market. See how houses, condos and TICs sold and how demand met increased inventory with prices still going up with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties, San Francisco.

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July 15, 2021 On the Media, Sellers advice

SF Chronicle: When do you recommend staging and when is it unnecessary?

We’re regular contributors to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Real Estate Section. Our comments on how staging is never really an option.  …

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