From being able to write off virtually all mortgage interest, not only for your primary home, but for a second home as well — up to $1.1 million of debt (when you include home-equity loans) in most cases, to being able to write off your property taxes, homeowners have opportunities for dozens more federal income tax deductions than renters.
Real estate contingencies typically fall under three major categories: appraisal, home inspection and mortgage approval. Think of these contingencies as a buyer’s and seller’s safety net. If a home does not appraise at a certain value, if an inspection reveals a major problem, or if the buyer cannot obtain adequate financing, the parties can back out of the contract without penalty.
On Sept. 23, Uber announced the purchase of Oakland’s old Sears building, which was recently rechristened Uptown Station by Lane Partners, a Silicon Valley-based developer of tech office parks. The space is replete with a ground-floor food court that specializes in locally grown organic delicacies such as tayberries and stuffed squash blossoms. Uber expects employees to start moving into the 330,000 square feet of office space upstairs sometime in 2017 as the company develops a larger campus in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood.
Fall is almost here — time to dive into a new school year. It’s also a great time to tackle that home improvement project you’ve been putting off all summer. To help you do your homework, here are a few remodeling lessons from “Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate.” It pays to get A’s, but C’s get degrees. […]
659 Duncan St. is a spectacular San Francisco contemporary home with panoramic city views! Thoughtfully expanded vertically & horizontally, this gorgeous 4BR/3BA/~2500 sqft home is modern family living!
39 A Rosemont Place is a hidden treasure tucked behind a gated courtyard; a light filled retreat on the top 2 floors of a detached building w/ views, and windows on all sides. A formal LR w/ fireplace and one of the 4BRs face the courtyard.
Great location off Portola Drive for a panoramic view home or spectacular urban compound in the heart of SF. Not too many opportunities left to create a modern dramatic house by Sven Lavine Architecture
Summer’s bounty fresh from local farms and dairies makes the Marin Farmers’ Market a can’t-miss attraction this time of year. “Marin County is unique in that 50 percent of our land is agricultural — quite rare for being so close to a major urban center,” says Sarah Darcey-Martin, director of outreach for the Agricultural Institute […]
2683 Pine Street (Lower Pacific Heights), San Francisco, CA 94115 Stunning Victorian with European Flare. Sophisticated European styled-Victorian located in the heart of trendy Lower Pacific Heights has undergone a two-year renovation to the studs by its owner. The transformation is nothing short of amazing with attention to every detail from the antique flooring and […]
663 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina District) Sensational remodeled home on the Marina Boulevard waterfront with sweeping, full Golden Gate Bridge and water views. Six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms, allowing for a wonderfully flexible floor plan. Amenities include a fabulous view master suite with a terrace; four bedrooms on one level, […]