Monthly Archives: October 2011

Out and About in San Francisco

While at UCSF Erika couldn’t resist snapping a pic of these McDreamy’s, a group of researchers! We appreciate these gentlemen and scholars and are proud and grateful of all that UCSF medical center brings to San Francisco!

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Out and About in San Francisco

6 tips for a higher credit score

Your credit score, calculated from information in your credit report, is a measure of how good a risk you are to a credit grantor. A large proportion of borrowers who can’t qualify for a mortgage would qualify if their credit score was higher.

The theme of this set of articles, that many borrowers can repair their own qualification credentials, applies as much or more to credit score than to down payment or income. Continue reading

Posted in 1st time Home buyers, Blog, Buyers Tips, Local SF Real Estate News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

48 Lucy. – 2 Units PLUS

Built in 2000. 2—3 Bedroom/2Bath Units Plus 1 Unwarranted 2 Bedroom/1Bath Down, Garage, Yard
SOLD $638,000.

Posted in Sold Properties | Comments Off on 48 Lucy. – 2 Units PLUS

Shop Till you Drop!

Erika met these gals near Macy’s and said “Ladies, this is what they mean when the say shop till you drop”,  she just had to get a picture!

Union Square offers amazing shopping with some of the worlds most exclusive designer stores! At the Estates Group we believe that it is impossible to overdo luxury!!

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

On the Fence to Remodel Your Home?

Now is the time to do it! The remodeling industry is suffering a double dip in sales, not unlike the double dip in home prices. So the logic of this being a buyers market and the time to buy an affordable home applies to the remodeling market. Now is an amazing time to budget for and negotiate a home improvement deal.

The Fall 2011 U.S. Remodeling Sentiment Report* shows that the unrelenting bad news about the economy this summer is driving many homeowners to reconsider and either delay or scale back their remodeling plans. This contraction in spending is expected to last until summer 2012. Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Erika with Cailin

When not working, which is most of the time, Erika loves taking of advantage of San Francisco’s dog parks- especially those with outstanding views like Crissy Field! The long strip of grass where Erika and her dog Cailin (Irish for “girl”)are sitting was once a military landing field for the Presidio Army Base.

Now it’s a great spot for pictures featuring the Golden Gate Bridge as your backdrop- as you can see!

Posted in Blog, Getting to know your Agent | Leave a comment