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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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!

Fave Quotes on Real Estate

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Here are a few favorite Quotes by famous and non-famous alike that ring true:

"The house you looked at today and wanted to think about until tomorrow may be the same house someone looked at yesterday and will buy today." - Koki Adasi

"In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein

"Home staging is no longer optional in this real estate market, it's a must." - Barbara Corcoran

"Buy land.  They're not making it anymore." - Mark Twain

"Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

"The best Investment on Earth is Earth." - Louis Glickman

"Home ownership is the cornerstone of a strong community." - Rick Renzi

"Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate.  Repeat after me: real estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values and the least risk." - Armstrong Williams

"The problem with real estate is that it's local.  You have to understand the local market." - Robert Kiyoasaki

"If I am going to get in a cab to go home, and I see a sign for an open house, I will go in.  I like real estate because I am the boss." - Lorraine Bracco

Whatever your favorite quote may be, everyone has an opinion.  As long as you are given local market knowledge to work with and choose expert guidance, the dream of home ownership or real estate investment can be yours, so that you may make "The best investment on Earth...."

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

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Proud to Announce....

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I'm proud to announce this fantastic achievement and honor!!!

Vanguard Properties has been selected as 2018 | Bay Area Brokerage of The Year by the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco in conjunction with REALTRENDS, San Francisco and Silicon Valley Magazines.

With the recent consolidation of Paragon Real Estate Group and now Pacific Union International with Compass, it will certainly change the dynamic of San Francisco Bay area real estate. Vanguard Properties is now the largest locally owned and operated brokerage in San Francisco.

 

“With a growing number of it’s offices, agents and “For Sale” signs permeating the marketplace, superlative marketing and a familial atmosphere, it becomes obvious that something is stirring at this highly regarded and fiercely-independent locally owned brokerage that resides on greatness as it continues forward as a major force in Bay Area real estate.” - The Luxury Marketing Council

 

Offices:
San Francisco | Marin County | Sonoma County | Napa | Palm Springs

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

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Thanks for my Happy Birthday!

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Thank YOU!

....to all you all for your fabulous birthday wishes! It warms my heart! It's been a great weekend with a jaunt to Half Moon Bay and celebrations near and far. I'm home again and basking in much love with gratitude!

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

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"Hi!" From the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco

Saturday Morning...

I'm walking up to #legionofhonor Museum to take in the special exhibit, Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and Old Masters, followed by lunch in one of my favorite Cafe's in San Francisco. Did you know the Chef pares the menu to the exhibit?

The gorgeous Neo-classical style Museum is a 3/4 replica of the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur on Paris' Left Bank. Built in the 1920's by Adolph B. Spreckels, for his wife Alma and for the boys who were lost in the Great War (World War I). She later donated the Museum to the City of SF.

The Grounds are are beautiful with views of the Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge, Ocean, Downtown and nearby, is the Land's End Trail.

Stay tuned for my 10 FAVORITE PAINTINGS!

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

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Coming SOON!!! Noe Valley Condo!

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Not on Market...YET!

4173 26th St, San Francisco, CA 94131

2 Bed | 1.5 bath | 1300SF per appraisal | 1 sxs Parking | Condo

Offered for $1,295,000

Get ready to fall in love.

Reconfigured and remodeled to the studs. Like new, this beautiful well appointed home-like condo in a 2 unit building features stone countertops, a gas fireplace and hardwood flooring with a lovely shared walk-out garden. 

In a fabulous location between Noe and Castro Streets, close to the Noe Valley restaurants, cafe’s, boutiques, shops, playgrounds, schools and steps from public transpo.

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

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#design #realtor #home #luxuryrealestate #forsale #inspiration #luxurycondo #milliondollarlisting #cynthiapalmer #vanguardproperties #sanfrancisco  #homesforsale #topproducer #listingagent #homesellers #dreamhome #househunting #buyersagent #homebuyers #winecountry #country #city #luxury #vineyard #homesweethome #dedicatedtoyou  

OPEN HOUSE! Modern Mission Sanctuary Sun 6/30 2-4PM

Welcome To!

1070 Capp Street No. 2, San Francisco, CA 94110

3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2119 SF | 2 Tandem Garage Parking | Storage | Condo 

OPEN HOUSE!!

Sunday June 30 | 2-4 PM 

Directions: 26th St to Capp St 

Offered for $1,795,000.

Pristine Modern, contemporary home of light and space. 2 Levels with a generous floor plan and deeded yard make this feel like a single family! 

1 bedroom with full bath, open living/dining and kitchen lead to patio and yard on 1st level. 2 ensuite bedrooms and laundry on 2nd level with spa-like bath and extra closets in master. 

  • 2 car garage parking with deeded storage. 
  • Low HOA’s. 
  • In the heart of the Mission, steps from vibrant shopping and dining. 
  • Lots of transpo, walk to BART, near 101 Fwy.

Showing Agent:

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

Listed by Walter Johnson • Vanguard Properties • DRE #01942170 and Frank Nolan • Vanguard Properties • DRE #01300017

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