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King Realty Broker Gets Second Cover on Top Agent Magazine

For the second time in 2 years our Owner & Managing Broker has been featured on the cover of Top Agent Magazine for Northern California- Top Agent Magazine profiles the best of the best in Real Estate Professionals in their region. They earn their place because of their commitment to providing the best service available to their clients, earning respect from their peers, and go about their business in a way…
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King Realty Broker Gets Five Star Agent Award

Five Star Professional conducts research to help consumers with the important decision of selecting a service professional. The Five Star award is presented to wealth managers, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, home/auto insurance professionals and dentists in more than 45 markets in the U.S. and Canada. The Five Star award recognizes service professionals who provide quality services to their clients. In each market, award winners are listed at no cost in a special advertising section…
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Broker Lance King Featured on the Cover of Top Agent Magazine

One of the biggest honors any agent or broker can have is to be recognized by your peers and the real estate profession as one of the best of the best in the industry. Our Founder & Managing Broker was accorded such accolades by being put on the cover the the August 2014 issue of Top Agent Magazine, Northern California Edition. Click below to read the article :   To find out more about King Realty's philosophy and cutting…
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Why the San Francisco Market is so Crazy Right Now

There is no one thing that is driving the market right now, but there are a few factors that have combined to make this the craziest market we have ever seen:   1. Interest rates remain low - when money is this cheap, buyers want to take advantage and can afford more 2. Low inventory - low supply in a high demand area will always drive up prices 3. A LOT of cash - young techsters and foreign investors are pouring cash into the market 4. Rental prices are at all time highs - it frequently costs…
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Dear San Francisco Homeowners, NOW is the time to sell.

March 2012If you own a single family home in San Francisco, for a long time you have been subject to the machinations and peccadilloes of buyers as they were firmly in the driver's seat. Not any longer.If you have a home in any of the desirable areas, and that doesn't mean only high-end neighborhoods, prepare it properly, have the right marketing plan, hire the right agent/broker, and price it correctly, and you will likely have multiple, over ask offers in a very short period of time.Why is this?…
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Sellers - It hasn't been this good to sell in a LONG time.

June 2012 After things started to cool down in 2006 the market turned in Buyers' favor for a long time. Not any more. The combination of huge influx of money, cheap financing, and lack of inventory has had huge positive impact for sellers over the last 6-8 months.Our Buyer clients are frequently coming up against properties where there are 10+ offers, many over ask. Just looked at a 2 unit in Cow Hollow for $2.5M and they had 8 offers in a little over a week.  We had a 4 unit TIC building that…
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Buyers, here's how you find off-market listings

SF Buyers, your best shot in today's market is off-market or upcoming listingsPretty much everyone understands that the market in San Francisco has really heated up over the last year. It's gotten to the point now where even properties in what used to be fringe/second tier neighborhoods are getting multiple, over asking price offers. So what's a buyer to do?You could just wait, but there is another option. Your best shot in the this market is getting in to see properties before they ever hit the…
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Restore Higher Loan Limits

November 2011At the end of September higher loan limits expired, dropping the limit for an expanded conforming loan from $729,750 to $625,500. Allowed to continue, this could have disastrous results. An excellent example of how this impacts the real estate industry is a listing we have at 274 6th Avenue - at $990K, buyers now need $365K down to get a conforming loan as opposed to $261K a month ago. No one in their right mind can argue that a $261K down payment requirement…
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How Does an Extra $104K Sound?

September 2011Unless Congress acts, the current loan limits for FHA and conforming loans will expire on Sept. 30 and the cost of a mortgage could rise significantly. More than 30,000 California families will face higher down payments, higher mortgage rates, and stricter loan qualification requirements if conforming loan limits on mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac are reduced beginning Oct. 1, 2011, according to analysis by C.A.R.For San Francisco,…
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Missed Appts/Tours - Have Some Courtesy for your Fellow Agents/Brokers.

August 2011 Dear Fellow Agents/Brokers,If you have posted a broker tour or open house, that means that many of your fellow agents and brokers are likely planning on visiting that particular day, and like me and my associates they don't have time to last-minute check every property.So if you're not going to be there to hold the open, show us all the professional courtesy of posting that on the MLS and leaving a note at the property so we don't waste any more time than we already have to.And if you…
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