In The PRESS! "One Good Turtle" Children's Book

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In The PRESS! "One Good Turtle" children's book takes on #bullying!

This is a fantastic article by Stephanie Sadowski on Pennlive.com about the book and it's important message, featuring the Author, step-son Stefan Burns and his father, my husband Lee Burns and how community, teachers and readers are responding.

Use our hashtag #onegoodturtle

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!⠀

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Just Sold! Ideal Noe Valley Condo!

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Just SOLD! Ideal Noe Valley Condo

4173 26th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131  

2 Bed | 1.5 Bath | 1300 SF | Built in 1925 | 1 Garage Parking

SOLD for $1,500,000 Offered for $1,295,000

Listing Agents Note: A darling young couple purchased the home and were delighted as their grand piano fit so beautifully in the living room Bay Window area. Best of all, due to the vintage architecture featuring wide stairwells and door ways, they were easily able to haul the piano up the front steps and through the front door - which was a huge consideration for them in buying a home!

Congratulations to the new homeowners and to my seller for the hard work in upgrading the unit which helped it sell so quickly!

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

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Old Interior Design Becomes New in 2018!

Photo: Nicolas Huk / Flickr

Photo: Nicolas Huk / Flickr

I love when Vintage features from interior design of the past are updated and included in today’s homes. Here’s a few examples of what is “back-in”, allowing us to borrow from yesteryear to emphasize the charm of any size space in your home

Wallpaper is back, having left our design ethos years go. Used in living spaces and bedrooms, with a variety of colors and patterns it allows you to customize the space! Choose peel and stick for easy DIY installation.

Cozy is back, with smaller well appointed spaces featuring small kitchens and dining nooks or open plan dining for condos and smaller homes fulfills the needs of budget conscious homeowners.

Linoleum is back. Think bathroom checkerboard. It’s water-resistant, perfect for bath and kitchen. Paired with vintage inspired brass or metal faucets and fixtures and a claw foot tub; the old becomes new.

Still - shag carpet is still not the best choice, though updating vintage design with newly minted vintage options makes for a fresh turn on old design. 

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

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Citizenship Ceremony - A Time to Celebrate!

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A big day at my dear Egyptian girlfriends’ #citizenship ceremony at the #paramounttheateroakland.

Gives me goosebumps witnessing this citizenship ceremony where 88 Countries are represented and 810 people are receiving their formal certificate of immigration. It took 16 years to get to this day! Egyptians are labeled as “Arab”, which lengthened the process even though they are a different culture. Congrats are in order!!! Every American should attend one! It makes me appreciate our country even during these challenging times to realize how blessed we are! 

#diversity #globalvision#inclusiveness #usa

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

6 Things Every Homeowner Should Know

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Congratulations on being a homeowner!

Here's a list of 6 often forgotten tasks to keep you on top of your homeownership.  

1. Save for Rainy Days. Unexpected problems like appliances breaking down can be costly. Create a rainy day home emergency fund of 1% to 3% of your homes initial price per year.

2. Form an Inspection Habit. Make an annual habit of inspecting your home. Check your basement, attic, insulation, and roof. You can hire a professional home inspector to make your annual home inspection. Give us a call for a vetted referral.

3. Get to Know Your Appliances. Know the age of your appliances and machines to estimate when they should be replaced. Having a heads up can help with the process of saving up.

4. Reap the Benefits of Tax Credits. As a homeowner, you should be aware of certain home-related tax incentives to take advantage of the; like the installation of solar panels or having Energy Star appliances in your home.

5. Start Keeping Records. Did you know that caulking your bathtub boosts your home’s resale value? Every improvement or repair you make on your home does as well. Keep tabs and file all documents concerning your home improvement and repairs

6. Boost Insurance Coverage. Most standard home insurance coverage plans don’t normally include flood, earthquake and fire protection. Take a good look at your insurance policy and check for any relevant gaps and make adjustments.

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

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Design Lighting for Your Home

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DESIGNING LIGHTING!

The very first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night is turn on and off your lights.  

Designing lighting for your home is as important as choosing paint colors for the walls, furniture and accessories. Lighting should be comfortable, easy to control and energy efficient.

Lighting Types:

Ambient:  General lighting that illuminates a room with uniform light. This can be achieved through ceiling mounted or recessed fixtures, wall sconces or floor lamps. Include integrated lighting like cove, soffit and valance lighting.

Task:  For a particular area in a room, this lighting serves a specific function. Think counters in the kitchen, your desk, under cabinet, or a table lamp.

Accent:  Is for highlighting to draw attention to an object like artwork, bookcases, plants or even outdoors to a fountain, tree or beautiful landscaping. Recessed or track lighting that is adjustable provides this type of lighting.

Lighting can be costly for more artfully designed fixtures, or affordable when purchased from a big box retailer like Costco, Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, or  Ikea who provides modern alternatives at affordable prices.  Enjoy illuminating your home!

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

OPEN HOUSE! Ideal Noe Valley Condo

OPEN HOUSE!

SAT 9/22 | 2-4PM & SUN 9/23 | 2-4PM

4173 26th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131  

2 Bed | 1.5 Bath | 1300 SF | Built in 1925 | 1 Garage Parking

Offered for $1,295,000

Get ready to fall in love with this 1925 fully restored pride-of-ownership beauty. Top full floor condo of 2 Beds | 1.5 baths is like new, reconfigured and remodeled to the studs.

  • Top full floor Condo in 2 Unit Building

  • Spacious open living plan

  • Living room bay window & gas fireplace

  • Refurbished to the studs

  • Restored original hardwood floors

  • Master with roomy closet

  • New Calacatta Oro stone kitchen countertops

  • New Bosch and Fisher Paykel kitchen appliances

  • Custom tile and bath cabinetry

  • Enchanting shared fully-landscaped walk-out storybook garden

  • Garage (SxS) parking for 1 compact car

  • Self-Managed HOA

  • Between Noe and Castro Streets

  • Blocks from 24th St Noe Valley shops & dining

  • Steps to public transportation

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

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San Francisco Market Update September 2018

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Here are the STATS:

Single Family Residences | August 2018

The price for single family homes decreased 2% from July, still a 16% increase over last year. The number of homes sold has decreased by 16% over last year. Homes sell at @17% over list price with dramatic increases in Westwood Park, Sunnyside, the Sunset, Bernal Heights and Glen Park.

  • Median Sale Price   $1,600,000

  • Days on Market   15

  • $/ Sq Ft    $927

  • Homes Sold   179

  • For Sale    209

  • Sale over List Price   17%

Change in the last month

  • Sale Price   -2%

  • Days on Market   +7%

Condominiums/TIC | August 2018

Condominiums and TIC’s have increased in median sale price by 7% from July and ^% more than last year. The number of condos sold increased by 5% over last year. City wide, condos and TIC’s sell for @11% over list price with dramatic increases in Bernal Heights, Glen Park, the Mission and the Sunset.

  • Median Sale Price   $1,272,000

  • Median Days on Market   22

  • Median $ / Sq Ft   $1,129

  • Homes Sold   224For Sale   297

  • Sale Over List Price   11%

Change in last month

  • Sale Price   +7%

  • Days on Market   +22%

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

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OPEN HOUSE! Ideal Noe Valley Condo

OPEN HOUSE! Sat 9/15 & Sun 9/16 2-4:00PM

4173 26TH STREET | San Francisco

2 Bed | 1.5 Bath | 1300 SF | Built in 1925 | 1 Garage Parking

Offered for $1,295,000

IDEAL Location!

A few blocks to 24th Street shops, restaurants and Castro District.

IDEAL Remodel!

Transformed from the framing out and reconfigured with high-end finishes and appliances.

IDEAL Two Unit Building!

Upper floor with charming bridge walking directly out to a peaceful, shared “my secret garden”.

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!



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Sneak Peak Ideal Noe Valley Condo Thur 9/13 | 5-7PM

Listed by Cynthia Palmer | Vanguard Properties

4173 26th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131  

2 Bed | 1.5 Bath | 1300 SF | Built in 1925 | 1 Garage Parking

Offered for $1,295,000

SNEAK PEAK - THU 9/13 | 5-7PM

Get ready to fall in love with this 1925 fully restored pride-of-ownership beauty. Top full floor condo of 2 Beds | 1.5 baths is like new, reconfigured and remodeled to the studs.

The home-like feel features a spacious open living plan with fireplace and bay window, new kitchen with Calacatta Oro stone countertops, new Bosch stove, range, microwave and new Fisher Paykel dishwasher and refrigerator. Beautiful new custom tiled bathrooms and restored original hardwood throughout. Gaze at the enchanting shared walk-out storybook garden from the rear bedrooms. All new windows and systems recently upgraded. Move right in! 

Ideally located between Noe and Castro Streets, close to 24th Street restaurants, cafe’s boutiques, shops, playgrounds, schools and steps from public transportation.

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CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor BRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!