Kevin+Jonathan’s Blog Posts re SF Real Estate

How We Use Matterport in Our Listings

Increasingly vital to real estate is the ability to bring you there even if we can’t literally get you there to the site. And while the initial technology was more Salvador Dali and a frill than something essential to any listing, thanks to COVID and technological development and further enhancement to the platform, 3-D Matterport tours have become the new standard and is something Kevin+Jonathan are happy to include as part of our core of listing services and marketing.

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People need to buy and sell houses no matter when

SF Chronicle Sound-Off Q+A: Still Busy During Covid with Kevin+Jonathan

Even during a Pandemic, people need to buy and sell houses and properties. See why it’s been such a busy market in San Francisco with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties, the largest, locally owned and operated boutique brokerage in the Bay Area.

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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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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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Debunking The Great IPO Scare of ’19 with Kevin Ho + Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties

Don’t Believe The Hype, The Last Round of San Francisco IPO Blast Offs Will Impact the Housing Market But Not As Soon As You Think. Grounded real estate perspective for San Francisco from Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, top San Francisco real estate agents.

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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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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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April 8, 2016 Advice, Trends

From the NYTimes: Multigenerational Homes That Fit Just Right

As more American parents, their grown children and their grandchildren live together, homebuilders accommodate the demand with specially designed houses. Source: Multigenerational…

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