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Polaris Realty – A Year in Review

Taking a moment to look back on 2020, we are thankful for so very much.  We navigated through some tough times and continue to do so, but we also found silver linings through it all. We had more time with our families, adapted our business to continue to assist our clients...

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What Are TICs and How Do They Work?

Purchasing a property with a TIC (tenancy in common) agreement means that you do not own the property outright, but rather a percentage stake of it along with two or more people. The percentage can be equal or different – depending on the specific circumstances. If one of the tenants...

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What a 3R Report is and How to Obtain One

The city of San Francisco is not only one of the most innovative in the world, but also an extremely competitive housing market that is only growing in popularity. Last August, the city boasted 1,483 home listings – the highest number in four years.  At the same time, the San...

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Pacific Heights

Imagine yourself strolling on grassy hills with magnificent views, walking down streets lined with elegant 19th-century mansions, and enjoying a Sunday brunch in one of the city’s finest gourmet restaurants. Luckily, this doesn’t just have to be a fantasy – not if you find yourself in Pacific Heights, one of...

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Ernest Coxhead & the Mark He Left on San Francisco

If you know anything about San Francisco’s architecture, you must have already heard about Ernest Coxhead. If you haven’t, chances are that you’ve walked around some of his work without even realizing it.  The renowned English-born architect was said to bring “a bit of the English charm” all the way...

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Why (and How) to Sell a Property Through Auction

Recently, we’ve been contacted by a seller who, after unsuccessfully selling their property with a different brokerage, decided to relist with Polaris Realty. Location is the obvious key factor when selling real estate, but timing is also important. How do you sell a property that was listed before without much...

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Polaris Listed in Prestigious REAL Trends Ranking

It’s a well-known fact that real estate is a competitive field. After all, the US market has seen an annual growth of 2.8% in the last five years. With masses of realtors out there, finding the best fit may be a challenge – but certain resources can guide you toward...

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Top Tips for San Francisco Home Buyers

The San Francisco Bay Area is a place like no other. With its booming tech industry, vibrant cultural and food scene, and an endless list of weekend outdoor activities, anyone could be easily drawn to living in the Golden city. The only catch? You need to find a home.  Buying...

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Is Remote Work Causing People to Move Out of San Francisco?  

As we look toward post-pandemic economic recovery, it’s clear that some of the changes brought about by COVID-19 will be long-lasting. This is the case with remote work policies, with an increasing number of companies looking to offer this option permanently.  Such a shift could inevitably affect Silicon Valley, the...

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A Definitive Guide to San Francisco Property Tax

Taxes are the last thing anyone wants to think about, but they are a vital part of any major transaction. When it comes to real estate, property taxes can become confusing as homeowners struggle to understand just how much they owe. Property tax revenue was $3 billion in San Francisco...

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