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Real Estate Insight: Market Update with John

Market shifts, buyer insight, bees, and a beautiful home on Alamo Square

November is a busy month with the market shift and impending holidays. Here's what's going on in the San Francisco market. 

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The Market Shifts to Favor Buyers

After a hot seller's market, things are finally starting to ease a bit for buyers. If you are thinking about buying, there are several strategies we can use to help you land a listing and make a wise real estate investment. Let's talk, I'd be happy to share the three critical things that made my recent buyers successful in this market.

Watch my market update via YouTube to learn more

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Image Source: Alexander Clark 

Local Market News: 850 Steiner St: Alamo Square Victorian Home Lists at $5,125,000 

Situated at the edge of Alamo Square, this 1899 Queen-Anne Tower house has over 4,000 square feet of pure luxury. If you've always dreamed of living in Alamo Square and want to avoid the pressure and price tag of owning one of the Painted Ladies, 850 Steiner may be for you. Listing photo and presentation by Alexander Clark. Contact me for buyer investment insights. 


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San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Reports 48% of Small Businesses Remain Closed

From delicious eateries to clothing boutiques and one-of-a-kind shops, small businesses are what make our communities unique, and seeing so many closures is disheartening for many San Franciscans. 

As a neighborhood market expert, I'm out and about in the community a lot. I enjoy supporting small businesses through my patronage, and also make it a point to highlight local favorites in my neighborhood descriptions, and property advertisements, aiming to give businesses a little boost.

If you are in the mood for good food, has a great list of new restaurants that have sprouted up across the city.

Read more about the Chamber of Commerce report at

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California Academy of Sciences Receives $255,400 Grant to Digitize and Democratize Bee Collection

According to the California Academy of Sciences, the award is part of a multimillion-dollar project that will help provide equitable access to the world’s largest dataset on bees. 

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