Residential Real Estate

Saving for a down payment is probably at the top of your mind when you start the home-buying process. However, you can still have concerns regarding the process, such as how much to save and how to get started.

If you identify with that, your down payment might be more affordable than you initially imagined. 

The majority of mortgage lenders

Writings about residential real estate and all things home, by Cynthia Cummins 

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Twice or thrice in my adult life, I’ve been inadvertently brilliant when it comes to a home décor choice. You know what they say: “Necessity is the mother of invention.”

For example, I placed a side table on top of a capped drain for

Once again, here’s the real estate news you’ve been waiting for!

“Money is the best deodorant” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

If you’re sweating the current economic climate, you’re not alone. It’s been a roller-coaster year and that ride is likely to continue. Buried in the middle of the second section of this newsletter (and visible in the median growth chart) is

San Diego has a reputation for being a difficult city to find a home in, and it still is. At the moment, the housing market in San Diego is the most expensive in the country.

Still, homes were moving very quickly. In San Diego, a home spent an average of 7 days on the market. However, we are currently returning to

Writings about residential real estate and all things home, by Cynthia Cummins 

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I’ve been accused of being the sole cause of the housing crisis in San Francisco. (Would it were so! I’d instantly change my ways and save everybody a whole lot of heartache.)

I’ve received phone calls attacking me for being greedy and sleazy. I’ve

Writings about residential real estate and all things home, by Cynthia Cummins 

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“…losing loveIs like a window in your heart Everybody sees you’re blown apart Everybody sees the wind blow”~ Paul Simon, from Graceland

There’s nothing quite so heartening as representing home buyers or sellers when they’re IN LOVE with their new partner and the promise of

If you’re considering selling your home, you may be aware of the current slowdown in the property market. The peak frenzy the market saw over the previous two years has somewhat subsided, but it is still a sellers’ market. The good news is that you haven’t missed your chance to sell your home and move on because there are still

Writings about real estate and all things “home,” by our Kindred SF Homes associates.

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In case nobody told you, San Francisco can be quite windy. With all that sun and fog and fresh ocean air comes a bracing breeze that ebbs and flows like the tides of the bay. Here is Kindred associate Lisa Riddle’s take

Writings about residential real estate and all things home, by Cynthia Cummins 

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Let’s start with books (an example that always gets folks all worked up): Throw away your books, I say. 

And in reply, if I’ve heard it once I’ve heard it a hundred times: “You can’t just throw away a book! That’s uhholy! Unthinkable! Books are