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You Asked, We Answered – 6 Burning Questions about San Francisco

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Whether you live in the city or just aspire to call yourself a resident, people tend to have questions about San Francisco. Lots of them. Hey, we get it. There’s a lot to know about the city by the bay, so let’s dive in. Here are six burning questions about San Francisco. How’s the air quality in San Francisco? For a city with so many people, air quality is surprisingly clean. It consistently scores below 50 on the Environmental Protection

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Why Price Per Square Foot Is a Terrible Indication of Home Value

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Look at any home’s listing here in San Francisco or anywhere, and price per square foot will have a prominent spot. That’s because people buying and selling want simple ways to convey the value of a home, and price per square foot, for better or for worse, has become one of them. Unfortunately, price per square foot is a terrible indication of home value. Here’s why. But It’s Easy Math… Start with the price of a home, divide it by

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Do You Really Need an Agent to Buy a Home in San Francisco?

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When it comes to buying a new home, everyone’s looking for a good deal. So it’s no surprise that people hop online to query whether they really need an agent to buy in San Francisco. Here’s what to know about striking out alone, and whether going at it solo is actually more trouble than it’s worth. The Whole Picture No one needs an agent to buy a home – there’s no legal requirement of any kind. However, a real estate

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Inherited a House? Why a Real Estate Agent is Your Best Resource

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The death of a loved one is enough of a challenge all by itself. But add an inherited home to the mix, and things can become overwhelming – fast. In addition to squabbles between heirs, attachments to a variety of “things” that may have been left behind, and emotions running on high, there can also be miles of red tape to navigate. So what’s the smartest first move? You might be surprised that an experienced real estate agent is the best person

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The Ten Best Bay Area Cities for Living if You’re Stuck with the SF Commute

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Breaking news – Bay Area commutes are the worst in the country. Who knew!? I’m guessing the 7.15 million Bay Area residents are all too familiar with commute times, which factor heavily into the local decision about where to live (along with median home price, schools, and crime). PropertyShark recently compiled a list of the ten best Bay Area cities for living if you’re stuck with the SF commute. Here’s the rundown. 10. San Leandro With an average commute time

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