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June 2020

Greetings All,   Welcome to the “new normal”, our “new reality”. The events of the past three-plus months have led to the use of new terms, bordering on clichés. “In these ‘challenging,’ ‘trying,’ ‘uncertain’ or ‘unprecedented’ times, we’re assured that “we can all get through this, together”.     But with constant repetition, it’s no […]

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May 2020

Greetings All,   This pandemic has certainly affected us all in many different ways. It’s safe to say even after a reliable vaccine is available, our lives will never again be the same. How we each respond to the goings on around us may vary, but my money is on a collective positive payoff across […]

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April 2020

  Greetings All,   Many of you have been accustomed to receiving regular updates from us on the San Francisco real estate scene, including specific market data about your own homes and neighborhoods. We’re in a time now where just last month’s sales data may or may not carry much weight, given the current COVID-19 […]

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March 2020

Greetings All,   It’s on everyone’s mind and all over the news. No, not the Biden-Bernie Battle. COVID-19. The Coronavirus. I’m willing to lay down money that 100% of our readers understand it has nothing to do with the beer. Leonard Steinberg, Compass’s Chief Evangelist and Corporate Broker, recently wrote the following note we felt […]

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February 2020

  Greetings All,   Well, it’s been a rather inauspicious start to the Year of the Rat – The coronavirus is the latest big health scare, worldwide, 9 lovely people including a sports hero and his daughter perished in a tragic accident, and even five minutes of televised news is enough to make one want to […]

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January 2020

  Greetings All,   Home. I look at my son-by-marriage…12 years old and 5’9″, already…and I wonder what memories he’ll have of the home his mom and I have created around him. Will he remember the small bedroom he first occupied, with a menagerie of stuffed animals on the window sill and posters, photos and […]

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December 2019

Greetings All,   Natalie and I recently celebrated being recruited to Compass a little over three years ago, when the company made their first foray into the San Francisco housing market.   As you may know, founders Robert Reffkin and Ori Allon created “Urban Compass” in 2012 to help consumers navigate the New York rental […]

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November 2019

Greetings All,   In this month of Thanksgiving, our thoughts gravitate first to those affected by wildfires throughout the state in recent weeks. Thankfully, according to a recent article in the NY Times, t he fires “so far have been remarkably less destructive and deadly compared with the last two years, despite winds that were […]

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October 2019

    Greetings All,   This month, we’re happy to use as “intro”, the beautifully written words of Compass’s Chief Evangelist, Leonard Steinberg…   “Does anyone ever OWN a home? Technically, yes, but in reality we are all custodians of property till the next owner comes along.  The vast majority of homes are passed on […]

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September 2019

Greetings All, Hope your summer was eventful! I believe it was on January 2nd that I kidded, "Better start your Christmas shopping…it'll be here before you know it." Well… The older I get, the ol' joke, "Life is like a roll of toilet paper…the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes" begins […]

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