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Selling a House With Fire Damage? How to Do It and Not Get Burned

Selling a house with fire damage? Unfortunately, it’s a situation many homeowners face. According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2011 to 2015, there were 358,500 home fires in the U.S., which resulted in $6.7 billion in damage. And the record-setting California wildfires of late 2017 are bound to add to that statistic, resulting in tens of thousands of

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6 Home Maintenance Tasks You May Not Even Realize You Have to Do

Home maintenance and ownership go hand in hand, so you’re no doubt aware that there’s plenty you should be doing (hello, gutter cleaning!). Sorry to lengthen your to-do list, but we thought you should know that there are actually a few more home maintenance tasks that may require your attention—and odds are you don’t even realize it. Curious what you might be overlooking? Here are some

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What Is a Wet Bar vs. Dry Bar—and Does Either Belong in Your Home?

What is a wet bar and what is a dry bar? Both are designed to make entertaining at home easy by providing an area to prepare beverages for guests, but the big difference is a wet bar has a sink so glasses can be more easily rinsed. The difference between a wet bar and dry bar may seem like a simple concept,

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San Francisco Real Estate Market – New Year Report

The median SF house sales price in 2017 was $1,420,000 (up from $1,325,000 in 2016), and for condos, it was $1,150,000 (up from $1,095,000). Looking just at the 4th quarter, median prices were $1,500,000 for houses (up from $1,350,000 in …

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What Is ‘House Poor’? What It Means, and Whether You’re at Risk

What is “house poor”? This phrase describes home buyers who’ve purchased property they can’t easily afford—and are now paying the price, as it were. “If you can’t spend your income the way you want to because so much of it is going to housing expenses, you’re house poor,” says Debra Neiman, a financial planner at Neiman & Associates

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The least expensive single-family homes sold in SF in 2017

You needed at least a half a million dollars to buy a single-family home in San Francisco in 2017—assuming you were buying market-rate housing. And even those sales were few and far between, given that the median price for a single-family home in San Francisco this year was about twice that amount. The least-expensive single-family

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