My business partner/brother and I usually leave a nice bottle of wine at the property address (if your clients like good wine of course) and send a nice edible arrangement to their workplace! We've gotten some good feedback from both of these ideas in the past.
http://www.ediblearrangements.com - they have a lot of choices at various price points so you can pick something that fits their likes and your budget.
Hope this helps!!
Realtor, Vanguard Properties
I would be delighted to help you out with this transaction! I am a seasoned Realtor and appraiser here in the city and am very familiar with the related contracts and what to look out for in negations. I am very responsive to email and phone calls, so call me and we can see if this would be a good match.
There has to be some kind of value proposition whether property or personally related or we will likely tell potential buyers to wait. The skill is in finding the value proposition and/or being of high enough integrity to tell people to wait if it makes sense.
Lance R. King
King Realty Group
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Yes, I love history: Go to the SF Main Library at 100 Larkin Street (415) 557-4567
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The Daniel E. Koshland San Francisco History Center contains a research collection of books, newspapers and magazines, photographs, maps, posters, archives and manuscript collections, and ephemera, documenting all aspects of San Francisco life and history. The Center is also the archives for the City and County of San Francisco.
Enjoy, it's going to be fun!... more
One of the touted benefits of owning a home is, in fact, certain tax benefits you may get by virtue of home ownership. The benefits come in the form of allowed deductions. Yes, it will require you to itemize your tax return, but too many people (4 million+ by some estimates fail to take advantage of deductions they are otherwise entitled to take on their main and, yes, second home, which can cost them thousands of dollars needlessly.
While the main deduction you'll hear most about is the mortgage interest deduction, there are others too, including the following:
Mortgage insurance premiums paid in connection with your qualified home after 2006 may be treated as deductible mortgage interest.
Property taxes are generally deductible too. In certain cases and to varying degrees, home improvements may be deductible.
Prepaid interest and ‘points’ (also called loan origination fees, maximum loan charges, loan discount, or discount points).
Late payment charge on mortgage payment may be an eligible deduction.
Mortgage prepayment penalty,
Consult IRS Publication 936, 2011 and be sure to consult your tax professional too.... more
My favorite part about the Marina is probably the accessibility to such a wide variety of great food and drink options. It's so convenient living just a couple blocks from Chestnut Street to be able to wander out of my apartment to get a quick salad at Pluto's, have a beer at one of the many local watering holes, or enjoy fine dining at a place like Terzo. As an outdoor enthusiast, it's also very nice to live close to the Marina Green and be able to jog out to Crissy Field or to the Golden Gate. I've lived here for 5 years and love it!... more
The obvious one is the unstable ground. People are very concerned about living and buying a home on liquifiable material. But, that's one of those things that we'll never really know until it happens. Another obvious Marina drawback is the sheer cost. It's one of the most expensive areas in San Francisco and there is never a lack of people interested in buying or renting in the Marina, so competition is stiff. There are some other drawbacks, like noise levels near bars and restaurants, as well as commute time for those who need to get across town or out of the city to the South or East Bay everyday.... more
The Marina is traditionally very safe, walkable, flat, and clean. The crime in the area is low, and if there is crime, it is often non-violent. There are clusters of bars on Fillmore between Chestnut and Union that get loud at night. But again, the crime in that area is often alcohol related and non-violent.... more
From the Marina, your best bet is to take the 30x which is an express bus that stops along Chestnut Street, and then again in the Financial District. It's about a 20-30 minute ride depending on your stop(s) and traffic. The downsides are that it can be very crowded at peak times, and the last bus out in the morning is 9:12am, and the last express bus home is around 6:30pm (which I find to be a bit early). If you miss the last express bus home, you can take the regular 30, but it takes about 35-40 minutes.
I walked home the other day, but it was about 3 miles, so probably not a round trip you want to make every day.... more