Tax Choice? How The New Tax Plan May Unintentionally Empower Blue State Taxpayers

The new tax plan has put a strict limit on the deductibility of state and local taxes (“SALT”) at an arbitrary $10,000.  Unsurprisingly, this change will disproportionately affect taxpayers in high property value blue states, like California.   A few weeks ago a California legislator was talking about creating a charitable fund or a structure of charitable funds to which people could pay their taxes so that they will still be tax deductible on a Federal return – and even allow them to direct their tax dollars.  It seemed far fetched at first.  Ironically, the path has been laid for this novel approach by conservatives, who have used it for years to allow tax payers to deduct the cost of private and religious schools.  This Slate article sheds some light … Deduct this. Thanks Stefan for pointing this out! read more →

Wildfire Help– Roadmap to Recovery

Most of us know someone who has experienced a loss in these horrible fires. Please distribute this post to those you know and on your social media. I hope the information contained here will help communities to rebuild in the long term and provide comfort in the short term.

If you have experienced a loss in the recent and ongoing fires, please click here for the Roadmap to Recovery Guide from UP.  It is short and sweet and will help you do better when you are dealing with your insurance company.  This guide provides essential tips I am on the board of UP, an organization that helps disaster victims rebuild their lives by helping people get the money they are entitled to from their insurance company.  This guide provides essential tips and strategies to those who have experienced a loss.  Insurance companies are NOT on your side as a consumer and you have to know the right things to say and do to get the coverage you have paid for – especially when there are massive unforeseen losses.

Click here for steps on what to do in an evacuation.  More insurance claim tips here.

I am on the board of United Policyholders (UP), a consumer advocacy non-profit founded 25 years ago in response to the Oakland Hills Firestorm. Our organization that helps disaster victims rebuild their lives by helping people get the money they are entitled to from their insurance company.  For more about UP, read on.

UP is a struggling, underfunded and very valuable organization.  Click here if you can donate to help with our important work.  Just providing enough money for our volunteers to get to shelters to speak to those in need of help can change lives.  Please help.

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SOLD: 2182 48th Avenue

Sold for $1,300,000
Seller Represented

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Pending: 3062 Market Street

3062 Market Street,
San Francisco California

3062 Market entire building offered at $1,598,000 – In contract
3062 Market (upper unit) offered at $1,049,000 – In contract
3062A Market (lower unit) offered at $549,000 – In contract
Offers reviewed as received.  Call Jennifer for details at 415-269-4663

Click here to Request a Showing
Click here to Download Disclosures

Showing schedule:

Private showings by appointment
  • Classic Italianate cottage style
  • 2 Legal Units
  • Great Corona Heights location
  • Refreshed kitchens with new appliances
  • Private laundry in upper unit
  • Upper unit has restored Douglas fir floors/Lower has new Pergo
  • Upper flat has 2 beds/1bath
  • Lower flat is a large Studio
  • New paint throughout
  • Gorgeous walk-out garden with multiple private seating areas
  • Direct entry to garden from each unit
  • One car leased parking off site $250/month for upper unit or entire building
  • Year built:1890
  • WalkScore: 90/BikeScore: 88/TransitScore: 71

Romantic. Historic. Peaceful. Lovely. These are some words that 3062 Market evokes when you walk through the cast iron gate and up the steps behind the ivy hedge to the front doors of the sweetest garden flats in Corona Heights.

The upper flat features two bedrooms and one generous bath with shower over tub and an open great room style floorpan that spills onto a dining deck with direct garden access. Upon entry to the upper flat you are struck with the view of the amazing garden through the double glass doors at the rear of the flat. The original Douglas fir wide plank floors, restored to their original beauty, show you the way to the rear of the home where you will find a large kitchen with quartz countertops and new appliances, a cleverly tucked away laundry, and a high-ceilinged living/dining room – all overlooking the stunning garden.

The lower flat is a striking studio featuring an open plan. The eat-in kitchen has a gleaming historic range and new refrigerator, quartz counters & tile floors. The living room is open to both the kitchen and sleeping areas. The large sleeping area is at the rear of the unit, partially protected by a room divider/bookcase, and features a walk-in closet and convenient bath with stall shower. At the rear of the studio, there is a french door providing access and views to the garden. The living and sleeping areas feature newly installed high-end Pergo floors.

As an extension of the home, the Corona Heights location offers the absolute epitome of San Francisco living. You can walk to wild places, see unique things, enjoy culture and the best weather in the City. It’s almost too much to list, but you are walking distance to Corona Heights Park, The Randall Museum, The Castro Theater and The Castro (itself), Cole Valley, Buena Vista Park, Kite Hill, tree lined Duboce Triangle and, just a little further, the very popular Dolores Park, with the restaurants of the Mission District just beyond.

Leased parking nearby month to month at $250/month.  Transfer dependent on landlord approval.


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