Kevin+Jonathan’s Blog Posts re SF Real Estate

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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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S.F.’s best apartment bargains are in brand-new buildings | Archives | sfexaminer.com

Check out our latest news interview talking about new opportunities for renters (who should become owners sooner or later). “Renters can get…

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Infographic tracking housing changes from 1952 to 2022 in San Francisco

How San Francisco Housing Faired During the Time of the Queen

Tracking how housing and home ownership has changed in San Francisco during Queen Elizabeth II’s reign from 1952 to 2022 with local real estate agents, experts and top producers Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties.

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February 18, 2022 Real Estate Industry, Trends

News: Another Supply Chain Link Broken: The Garage Door 

4 bed, 3 bath, no garage door: Unlikely woes hold up new homes “Garage doors are a nightmare,” said Rick Palacios Jr.,…

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Cable Car 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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The SFAR Purchase Contract Examined by Kevin+Jonathan

San Francisco’s Realtors launched a new standard purchase contract today. Check out how it works with Kevin+Jonathan’s exclusive commentary and examination of the document that will serve as the basis for thousands of people getting new homes starting today….

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The September 2021 Update

San Francisco Housing Market data shows the city loves buying and selling houses — not so as much with condos.

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Raffi in the Kitchen

House and Home, Dog and Home, How Mr. Raffi Sells Homes with Kevin+Jonathan in San Francisco

See how our former Guide Dog guides our clients to real estate success in San Francisco. Born in Marin County and attended the prestigious Guide Dogs for the Blind school where he excelled just enough to be cut from the program, Raffi McNarry-Ho transitioned from his original task of being a seeing-eye dog for a blind person when his teachers soon realized that he enjoyed meeting new people and dogs too much. Through the Career Change Adoption Program, Raffi joined Kevin and Jonathan in May 2012 and has been enjoying his work with real estate ever since. Raffi has helped with negotiated tenant-buyouts and loves exploring new properties and accompanying dog parks. Raffi has probably been to more escrow signings and closing that many agents have been (and certainly more than most people will go to during their lifetime).

Mr. Raffi explores many of the homes Kevin and Jonathan’s clients wish to purchase finding areas to plop down so as to confirm floor levelness and when Kevin and Jonathan list properties, Raffi often stars in real estate tour videos featuring many of our property listings for sale. Check out some of his video on his YouTube playlist and you’ll see why so many agents and clients can’t wait to see him both onsite and open houses and online with another property video.

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S.F. mansion sets new record for most expensive home ever sold in the city — San Francisco Business Times

What’s $45 million between friends? When will tens of millions push to 100+? There are signs that it won’t be too much…

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Staged Homes vs Unstaged Homes

On the Media: K+J on Home Staging’s Importance

Home staging will show people how they can change their lives by living differently and better than they do now. We cannot underscore how important this really is; forgoing staging runs the risk of costing far more than a staging fee with a reduced sale price.

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Victorian sensibilities

SF Gate: The weird reasons behind why there are so many split bathrooms in San Francisco homes

SF Gate: The weird reasons behind why there are so many split bathrooms in San Francisco homes with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties

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2021 Conforming Loan Limits

COMING SOON TO YOU: Higher Conforming Loan Limits for 2021 

Starting the last week of December 2020, conforming loan limits for high-market value areas like San Francisco are going up to more…

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