San Francisco

San Francisco Expanding Housing Choice

After months of presenting to the San Francisco residents for public feedback, the Final Proposed Zoning Map is presented today to the Mayor for consideration and introduction at the Board of Supervisors. How is this rezoning is going to shape San Francisco? It's hard to image. Surely the Housing Element Zoning Program, part of the Housing for All initiative, follows the Regional Housing Needs Allocation required by the State of California.


ADU regulations for San Diego

San Diego county, like most of the counties in California, is following the regulations mandated by the state. However, due to the existing housing stock, there are some specifics that need to be followed when apply for an ADU in San Diego. Learn more in our article here ...


Escondido City, San Diego County

This article is based on seven important factors that describe how it feels to live in City of Escondido, part of San Diego County. Before purchasing a single-family home or make an investment in a multi-family property, you should first be aware of the local history, demographics, transportation, politics, education, and lifestyle in this neighborhood.


Tax Breaks for Historic Homes

Did you know that there are advantages of having your building considered a historical resource under Mills Act? Here is what you need to know about the Mills Act.


Maher Ordinance and its impact

Many real estate properties in San Francisco have to follow the Maher Ordinance regulation requirements before making any improvements on the site. Here is what you need to know about this regulation.

Permit Process

A quick permit process guide for residential properties in Berkeley

Here are the steps on how the permitting process works for residential projects in Berkeley, California.

Permit Process

Apply for ADU permits online in San Francisco

Here you can find out the cost, time and check list to apply for an ADU and work related to ADU construction.

Permit Process

No permit, no worries for some projects in Napa

Check out the list of improvements you could perform in Napa Valley without applying for a permit.


Forget about Upzoning! Now, it’s Zoning awareness …

How could real estate agents cast a wider network and help improve the balance of power between developers or investors and consumers?


Marco Carvajal unlocks development potential in Richmond

Marco Carvajal, Vanguard Properties agent is known to have a great portfolio of developers ready to invest. In this video you'll find out how Marco reveals new investment opportunities to his developers and transforms regular buyers into starter investors.


California new ADU laws

California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has prepared guidance to assist local governments, homeowners, architects, and the general public in encouraging the development of ADUs. Here is a summary of legislation since 2019 that amended ADU law and became effective as of January 1, 2020.


How to Build an ADU in San Francisco

Finally, San Francisco put together a friendly process to add Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) on a property. Now that we have got the green light from the city, let's see how you can get ready to start the project.


What means historical buildings in San Francisco?

There are different categories that San Francisco Historic Preservation department classify historical buildings.


The Truth about Real Estate Investing in San Francisco

The Bay Area real estate market is hotter than ever. In March, it had the highest year-over-year sales gain in California, at a growth rate of 35.0 percent from March 2020, C.A.R. reports. The median sales price of this region, which includes all nine counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma, was up by 21.3 percent as compared to previous March. Nearly half of US homes sell in less than a week, existing-home prices grow to all-time high, and the nation’s first Dogecoin home sale. Where is this going?


10 Steps to Build an ADU

New to build an ADU? Here are 10 steps you need to know in order to start your project.


Zoning Analysis adds value to Realtors' services and real estate properties

Learn about Zoning Analysis and how it Realtors and sellers add value to a property and expand their pool of buyers.

San Francisco

The New Four-Unit Density Exception for Residential Districts in San Francisco

Starting with November 27th, 2022, the 4 Unit Density Exception takes effect. This ordinance allows a density exception for projects located in residential RH Districts in San Francisco. In all RH districts (RH-1, RH-1D, RH-2, RH-3), you are allowed to have up to 4 units (not including any allowed ADU’s), and up to 6 units (not including ADU’s) are allowed on corner lots, as long as you and your project meet certain conditions.

California SB-9

How SB-9 applies to properties in San Diego city

City of San Diego’s regulations have been aligned to implement California Senate Bill 9 (SB 9), which permits multi-dwelling unit development and lot splits, under specified circumstances, on parcels zoned for single-dwelling unit development and Planned District Zones that permit single dwelling unit development.


Mayor London Breed makes a historical shift for San Francisco Housing

Proposed legislation will cut unnecessary processes and expand incentives for housing that fits within approved zoning laws.

California SB-10

How SB-10 applies to properties in San Diego county

San Diego county, after successfully implemented California Senate Bill 9 (SB-9), now they're in the process of adopting Senate Bill or SB-10 which permits up to 10 unit development building on any parcel regardless the existing density limit as long as the new building includes also affordable units.


What does it mean for Home Buyers and Buyer's agents the latest changes in NAR commission split?

“This will be a really fundamental shift in how Americans buy, search for, and purchase and sell their housing. It will absolutely transform the real estate industry,” said Max Besbris, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on his statement to NY Times.