Kevin+Jonathan’s Blog Posts re SF Real Estate

From the Chronicle: Bay Area residents still want to stay in California despite ‘mass exodus’ myths

The much hallybooed exodus isn’t as exodusing as it’s supposed to be… There’s been a lot reported about San Francisco residents fleeing the city,…

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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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Our Annual Review: Steady As She Goes — Median San Francisco Prices Rise 6% Matching Historic Norms in 2017

While 2017 may not have seemed to be the most normal year around the world — wild fires, 106° days in San Francisco, mayors suddenly leaving us early, presidential lows and a whole renewed awareness of what ‘crossing the line’ meant one thing that held unsurprisingly steady: real estate prices and value. As we’ve said time and time again, real estate is the ultimate hedge against risk, change and surprise in that it’s both an asset with value that also has utility.

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What’s Up with Rentals in San Francisco? October 2016 Edition

More San Francisco rental inventory has driven rents down, but ever so slightly. With more rent control laws on the ballots renters may give buying a deeper look with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties.

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San Francisco’s Tenant Buy-out Program a Year Later…

San Francisco Landlord-Tenant Buyout provisions changed in 2015. About 500 tenants have been bought out under the scheme at an average of $20,000 per buyout. What other trends are there? Learn more with Kevin + Jonathan

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DoReMi: Creating an arts oasis in a forbiddingly costly city – San Francisco Chronicle

Art collectors Deborah and Andy Rappaport are taking over an industrial building in Dogpatch to test a unique plan to save San…

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April 7, 2015 Condos, SF News, SF Urban Planning

Shuttered Mission District Grocery Store Site Could Sprout Housing – SocketSite™

A formal proposal has yet to be made, but the Fortress Property Group has met with San Francisco’s Planning Department to explore…

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Wiener’s bill aims to slow building of ‘monster homes’ in S.F. – SFGate

In an effort to slow down the proliferation of “monster homes” in Corona Heights, Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce legislation Tuesday that…

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January 23, 2015 SF News, SF Urban Planning

Efforts to bury all utility wires in San Francisco becoming nearly impossible task | abc7news.com

Efforts to bury all utility wires in San Francisco becoming nearly impossible task | abc7news.com.

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San Francisco pivots to being enclave for the wealthy as rents soar even higher – San Francisco Business Times

Earlier this week, Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) noted that the Bay Area saw the biggest rent hikes in 2014 and sees this year…

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The Valencia Effect: Are there too many restaurants on the Mission’s hottest street? – San Francisco Business Times

It seemed like the deck was stacked in favor of Abbot’s Cellar, the upscale restaurant sequel to Monk’s Kettle from Nat Cutler,…

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December 24, 2014 SF News, SF Urban Planning

SF Now Has More Than 50,000 Units in the Housing Pipeline – The Numbers – Curbed SF

San Francisco’s housing pipeline is composed of unbuilt housing in every stage of approvals, and according to SF Planning’s latest Quarter 3…

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