Modern Cabana acquired by Blu Homes

Often I am asked about adding auxiliary structures to one’s property with an expectation that it would likely entail buying a tin shed from Sears and putting it up some weekend, hoping for no strong winds to blow it over like Little Red Riding Hood’s feeble homes. Fear not, there is a better option.

If you haven’t heard of Modern Cabana in the last almost decade they have been around it’s not too late. Having just been acquired by Blu Homes there is sure to be a great deal more coming out of the genius minds behind them. Check them out here: www.bluhomes.com/campaigns/moderncabana. Elegant, affordable and chic! Not bad for a shed, eh?

 

And you wonder why it’s tough to find a home you like?

IMG_0414It all comes down to this – a serious lack of inventory! Wonder why? Wonder how it affects you? A good read here from today’s SF Chronicle.

Accuracy and efficiency of Zillow and Trulia questionable

IMG_4036A recent study found that more than 15 percent of homes shown for sale on Zillow and Trulia weren’t actually on the market, and up to 30 percent of homes that were listed for sale in an MLS were not identified by the portals as being on the market.

Enough said. When you want the most up-to-date information, just ask. Me!

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Time for the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

logo-newBilled as North America’s premier cinemaquatic film event for ocean-related independent films, the SFOFF is a kick if for no other reason than to surround yourself with beautiful, tan, uber-creative filmmakers and ocean-going experts. Takes place at the Bay Theater on Pier 39. Benefits their own non-profit so a worthy cause as well. Enjoy!

Mindblowing street art!

thumbs_torontotourismAs a big fan of unusual street art and mesmerizing street music I love to be impressed just when I think I’ve seen the best of the best already. Until now! You owe it to yourself to take a few moments and view the phenomenal work of Tracy Lee Stum here. Enjoy!

The Bay Lights are coming

05_24_12FSitting here reflecting on just how lucky we are to live in the magnificent Bay Area and remembered that this week is the installation and grand launch party of the Bay Lights. What are they, you ask? According to the artist’s website:

“The Bay Lights is the world’s largest LED light sculpture, 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high. Inspired by the Bay Bridge’s 75th Anniversary, its 25,000 white LED lights are individually programmed by artist Leo Villareal to create a never-repeating, dazzling display across the Bay Bridge West Span through 2015.”

The big question I am getting asked is where to see the grand ceremony this Wednesday at 8:30pm. Easy, look here http://thebaylights.org  to find somewhere that works for you, make your reservation and be there. This is one show not to miss!

My oh my, quite the robust housing market indeed!

06_02_12FSo, you read about the strength of the housing market here and there, you gather that prices are stabilizing and homes in distress (short-sales and REO’s) are decreasing in quantity monthly. All sounds good doesn’t it? And then there is the Bay Area, the wildly robust Bay Area. To wit:

This past Wednesday I listened to offers on my San Anselmo listing at 130 Crescent Road, priced at $995,000. A total of 11 offers submitted, all over asking, some all cash. Crazy! And then yesterday I listened to offers on my San Francisco listing at 2475 42nd Avenue/Taraval, priced at $625,000. 17 offers submitted, 17!! Well over asking also.

So what is the take-away from all of this? Simple! The market is hot, V-E-R-Y hot. Not in recent memory has it been a better time to be a seller. Think about it, and call me if even remotely contemplating selling. What’s that, you want to buy and think there’s no chance to compete? Allow me please to share with you how working together can ensure your offer is not only the best it could be but also have the best chance of success in this wild robust housing market!