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A One-Stop Shop Toolbox – Real Estate in San Francisco, CA

A One-Stop Shop Toolbox – Real Estate in San Francisco, CA

There are so many choices and decisions to be made when buying, selling, moving, or investing in Real Estate in San Francisco, or any City for that matter. Should you rent in the area before purchasing? What type of loans are available and “Do I Qualify?” Will my payments be affordable and are there other options? What are the prices of homes, and who should I use as my Agent or REALTOR®? What’s the neighborhood like and what’s my existing home worth? It’s questions like these and others that lead you here!

Welcome to Real Estate in San Francisco, CA – Your One Stop Shop!

You Could Be Home Now, But You’re Here… So Let’s Get To Work!

Homes You May Want To Know About In San Francisco, CA

Interested in Something A Little More Upper End?

Most Expensive Homes in San Francisco

Let’s Look at what’s recently SOLD…

Information On The Neighborhood / Maybe You’d Like To Search Another Area?

How About an Estimated Value on a Specific Property in the Area?

I’m always Busy, but NEVER TOO BUSY to leave you aLOAN!

Mortgages on Zillow

Compare some Rates and Loan Programs Available.

Mortgages on Zillow

Here are some additional tools for your use:

Are You Looking for Someone to Help You? Agents and REALTORS®
Do You Have Enough Cash or Do You Need a Loan? Mortgage Lenders & Brokers
Get a Custom Loan Quote: Mortgage Marketplace
Will You Need a Carpenter, a Painter, a Plumber etc? Home Improvement

Needing to Rent in the area first? Rentals Available
Interested in Foreclosure Property? Foreclosure Homes
For Sale By Owner Properties in San Francisco: FSBO’s

Need Some Buyer Advice or have questions? Home Buyers
Are you A Home Seller with Questions or needing Advice? Home Sellers

Let Me Know if you need assistance with ANY San Francisco, CA Real Estate.

This Could Be Your Post in Your Town Too! Try ANY or ALL these tools, then create your own “Toolbox!”

¿ǝuıɯ ʇı sı ɹo ɹǝʇndɯoɔ ɹnoʎ ɥʇıʍ ƃuoɹʍ ƃuıɥʇǝɯos sı

It looks like this may be my final post for 2009, it sounds so weird saying that. Where did the year go? Anyway….

I am a technology Widget-Gadget-Gidget-Whatchamacallit-Sidebar-Addict.  There, I said it!  I love all those little tracking tools, the neat little links, the fun social networking buttons, cool graphics, icons, HTML objects and embeds, and all that other techy widget stuff.  How selfish of me though, what have I done?  Did I break your browser?  What?  I locked up your computer all these years? Oh No!!

Well it’s time to clean house for 2010.  (and it’s long overdue)  You might recognize below, many of the widgets and gadgets you used to see on my ActiveRain sidebar.  Over time, you’ve probably just become numb to them like ads, or even ignored them entirely, that is if you could even get into my Blog.  Can too many widgets and gadgets really slow down your Blog?  The answer is without hesitation, a definite YES.

Just because you CAN add them, doesn’t mean you should.  @TLW – that’s your queue… lol~


The truth is, if you were on a Dial-up machine, running a windows 2000 computer, using an older operating system, or even if you were using any version of the Internet Explorer browser, then my Blog probably locked up your browser and computer more than once.  This of course leaving you frustrated, and I’m sure, thinking of a few select “key”words you’d like to share with me but couldn’t because all my widgets had SHUT YOU DOWN! :-O

Many of you stuck in there though, kept coming back, and did your best supporting my Blog.  Some of you were even gluttons for punishment and kept trying to return even after getting locked up numerous times from all my widgets… for that, I thank you. Well I’m a changed man, I’m turning over a new leaf,  I’m axing my Widgets.  It’s a sad day, let’s see how long I will last.  lol~

<<{{ as I twinge, flinch and begin having withdrawal symptoms and mild shakes }}>>

Yep, I am finally convinced it’s time to turn my Blog “upside down” and shake it out…

~ʍlʇ ɐʎ ʌnl  ~ɐɥɐɥ  ¡ɹɐǝʎ ǝɥʇ ɹoɟ ǝɯıʇ ʇsɐl ǝuo uıɐƃɐ ɹǝʇndɯoɔ ɹǝɥ uǝʞoɹq ǝʌ,ı ʇɐɥʇ ƃuıʞuıɥʇ sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ oʇ ƃuıʎɹʇ ʍou ʇɥƃıɹ pɐǝɥ ɹǝɥ uo ƃuıpuɐʇs s,ǝɥs ʇǝq ll,ı  ˙ǝuo ʍǝu ɐ ɹǝɥ ʎnq ɹǝʇʇǝq pɐɥ ǝɥ ʇɐɥʇ puɐ ɹǝʇndɯoɔ ɹǝɥ ǝʞoɹq pɐɥ ı ʇɐɥʇ ƃuıɯɐǝɹɔs puɐ ƃuıʞɔıʞ ʇuɐʎɹq ɹǝʞoɹq ʇɐ ƃuıllǝʎ oƃ p,ǝɥs  ˙ɹǝʇndɯoɔ ɹǝɥ oʇ ǝuop pɐɥ ı ʞɔǝɥ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ ʇno ǝɹnƃıɟ oʇ ƃuıʎɹʇ sɹnoɥ puǝds uǝɥʇ `sʇsod ʎɯ pɐǝɹ puɐ ʎɹʇ oʇ ǝsn ʍlʇ uǝɥʍ ɹǝqɯǝɯǝɹ ı

Just look what happened to TLW’s Blog when my old widgets went sideways whacko on her.

Seriously though, it’s been 3 years in the rain, building and adding, and now I’m finally saying Goodbye to most of my Blogger Cloggers so you can finally load my Blog!!  Now if you feel the need or sudden urge to relieve yourself of some of those built up, frustrated, agitated thoughts and comments that you’ve been holding in all this time because you couldn’t get into my Blog,  please don’t do it here or now. lol~

I’ve decided to keep a few things on my sidebar, but only those I’m sentimental about and addicted attached to. It was hard enough to let all the others go, but I did it.  My Blog should be loading at lightning speed now.  If it’s not, I’m sure you’ll let me know.  So until next year, (man that sounds really weird again)  ActiveBrad signing out…. we’ll see you on the other side of 2010!

~ Have a Safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL ~

A Great Celebration in a Spectacular Location – What a Fantastic Vacation!

Having been away for the past week or so, I have to admit that this was one of the best disconnects ever!  My son and I just spent a wonderful time in Hawaii celebrating his accomplishments and graduation from Cal Poly, while also making sure our time away served as an awesome vacation.  We had the best time ever.  From the moment we landed in Honolulu, till we returned, it was go, go, go!  Together we took over 2000 photos, and shared some of the best memories that will last us both a lifetime.


See Sean’s Graduation Photos  

The first sign that our trip was going to be incredible was when Avis upgraded our car rental from a mid-size vehicle to a Mustang Convertible.  The agent at Avis looked at Sean and said “here’s my graduation gift to you.”  Every moment of our trip was like that.  We stayed at a friends house in Kaimuki, a 4000+ sq. ft. home with a million dollar view of Diamond Head and Waikiki.  The Aloha Spirit was overflowing from day one.  Some of the things we were able to do included our Golf Game at Luana Hills, the most beautiful course in the world.  (Like playing golf at Jurrasic Park) and yes, Sean beat me by 10 strokes.  DOH!  🙂

Click Here – More Hawaii Photos

We traveled and explored the entire island of Oahu, stopping to dine and swim at nearly every scenic location.  From Sandy Beach, Kailua, Waimanalo, Lanikai, Hanauma Bay to North Shore and Waimea, you could find us snorkeling, swimming, and soaking up the rays.  We surfed in Waikiki, shopped at the International Marketplace, and even picked up some goodies at the ABC stores located on nearly every corner.  We both soon forgot it was a celebration, and turned it into a vacation in Paradise.


One day, we were actually followed by the Google Maps car while heading to North Shore and we’re certain we will be on Google maps when you search “Chinaman’s Hat.”  We had a great time in Haleiwa, and ate at Cholo’s, a great Mexican food restaurant in town. Then we had some awesome photo opportunities with the turtles swimming around over on the North Shore.  Last Saturday, we took some time out to fly over to Maui, grabbed the Molokini Express, and spent the morning snorkeling in one of the top 10 underwater preserves in the world.  Molokini Crater, a must see for any diver or snorkeler. 

A day at the Aloha Stadium swap meet shopping was enough to almost convert our carry on bags to check-ins, they were completely packed with gifts and souvenirs.  There were so many places we visited, shops, scenic views like the Pali, the Dole Pineapple Plantation, and beautiful coast lines, there is no way I could list all we did in a single post.  The best part of the entire trip was getting to be with my son, and celebrate Fathers Day with him alone, something we haven’t done in years.


The only negative event that happened this trip was that a man passed away in his seat on the plane coming home.  It made us realize just how special life is and that our time here should never be taken for granted.  Sean’s leaving tomorrow to go on a final cruise with his college buddies, then it’s off into the working world for him.  I could not be any more proud and pleased with what my son Sean has done and who he has become.  He’s a young man now, and is the legacy that one day I’ll leave behind.  The world will be good to him and he to it.

I am so grateful for the time we were able to spend together, and I appreciate all my AR family and friends supporting my leave of absence for this celebration/vacation.  It was a very much needed break and disconnect for me and my son.  Thank you.  Now I’m back, rejuvenated, and ready to try and catch up with all I missed while away.  It’s great to be back home, but I will have to be going back to the Islands very soon

once again, my wife has made that very clear!!  :-))


Mahalo and Aloha!