Did you know as a San Francisco resident (homeowner or renter) you can schedule a Bulky Item collection pick up twice a year at no additional cost?

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Did you know as a San Francisco resident (homeowner or renter) you can schedule a Bulky Item collection pick up twice a year at no additional cost?

Recology’s Bulky Item collection service allows for up to 10 items plus 10 additional boxes or bundles per collection.   For larger pickups Recology also has a hauling service available for a fee.

To learn more or schedule your pickup today visit Recology SF or call 415.330.1300

Want to recycle your loved items? Consider donating them to a local non-profit organization- some will even come pick the items up directly from your home.  Visit SF Environment for a list of resources.

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Did you know Friends of the Urban Forest offers free trees for San Franciscans?

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Did you know Friends of the Urban Forest offers free trees for San Franciscans?

Well, now you do!

Why should you request a tree? Well, there are many reasons but my top two favorites are: trees planted in front of your home help increase your property value by adding to that coveted curb appeal and of course they are also absolutely amazing for our environment. Wait and there’s more….so much more check out Friends of the Urban Forest for more information.

The program provides the tree(s) to be planted and concrete removal if needed. You can even pick your tree out from a list of SF approved options. To make things even better StreetTreeSF is responsible for pruning trees and repair sidewalk damage.

To get started head here: Tree Planting request

For more information or questions reach out to Friends of the Urban Forest by email or call 415-268-0772

As always please feel free contact me with any of your Real Estate needs! 

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Your Weekend in SF March 16th & 17th 2019

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What an amazing weekend to get out and play in this beautiful sunshine!

Here’s a little taste of what SF has to offer this weekend:

Saturday, March 16th- 168th Annual San Francisco Saint Patrick’s Day Parade- 11:30 am – Market & Montgomery

Saturday, March 16th- 2019 Arbor Day Eco-Fair – 9 am – James Denman Middle School – San Francisco

Saturday, March 16th- City Star Party and Telescope Night- 7 pm – Lands End

Sunday, March 17th- Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations all around the bay

Sunday, March 17th – Hot Air Music Festival- 11 am – San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Sunday, March 17th- Heart of the City Farmers Market- UN Plaza- All Day (every Sunday and Wednesday)

Sunday, March 17th- Off the Grid Presidio Sunday food truck party- Main Post Lawn- 11am

Enjoy one of the many free walking tours-

Ferry Building tours Saturdays 10 am

Victorian Walking tours Pacific Heights Sundays 2 pm

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tour- Sundays- 12:30 pm

Have a great weekend!

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Before you take the plunge with a fixer-upper, think about resale value.

We’ve all watched the HGTV programs that show a run-down old house transforming into a dream home. Tackling a big renovation project on an outdated property can indeed pay off big—both with the home of your dreams, and with a return on investment. If resale value is a primary concern, consider these factors as you’re making your fixer-upper plans.

Is the price right?
How much can you invest in a home beyond the sale price while staying in line with the value of homes in the neighborhood? You don’t want to improve a home to the point that it’s worth far more than the norm for the area. You’ll enjoy the property while you’re living there, but if you ever decide to sell, your ROI could be limited by the market value of nearby houses.

Low cost, instant equity
There are a lot of low cost and DIY improvements that will add equity almost immediately, such as rehabbing the landscaping and adding fresh coats of paint. These improvements add value to the property almost instantly.

What’s worth spending on?
A little elbow grease goes a long way, but there will inevitably be projects that require some serious spending. If you’re concerned with getting a return on your investment, focus your dollars toward the roof, floors, and the home’s exterior. They’re not flashy upgrades, but they’re important for future buyers. On the other hand, luxuries like a swimming pool are unlikely to see any return on investment.

Interested in learning more? Contact me today for a personalized approach to your home buying or selling journey and as always all of your Real Estate needs!

Budget friendly projects with a big ROI.

Not all home improvement projects are created equal. Some renovations may cost a lot but not add significant value to your home. This list goes in the opposite direction: Here are some inexpensive home improvement projects that will not only increase your enjoyment of your home but will also increase the home’s value.

  1. High-quality ceiling fans: In a recent National Association of Home Builders survey, ceiling fans ranked No. 1 as the most-wanted decorative item. If your ceiling fans are outdated, replace them with something in the $400 range—it’ll make a big difference when it’s time to sell.
  2. Trees: Mature trees can be worth as much as $10,000 toward the value of your home. Trees also protect your home from the elements and prevent erosion.
  3. Energy efficiency: Buyers are increasingly interested in saving energy, so any efficiency update is worthwhile. Switching from a wood to gas fireplace is a great start.
  4. Outdoor lighting: Exterior lighting is great for highlighting the accents of your home, and you can typically expect a 50 percent return on investment.
  5. Molding: You can finish a room with crown molding or railing for as little as $1.50 per foot if you take a DIY approach, and it’s extremely desirable among prospective buyers.

Interested in learning more? Contact me today for a personalized approach to your home buying or selling journey and as always all of your Real Estate needs!

 

 

Tiffany Pavon

415.810.9474   [email protected]   Lic. #1969297

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