A house is a big purchase anywhere. But in San Francisco, it's a huge investment. You'll want to make sure you stay on top of the information you need to be a smart and responsible homeowner.
In this section, you'll find a series of over 75 articles under the four categories on the left: Legal Obligations; Maintenance & Management; Taxes, Insurance & Financing, plus Utilities & Services. Here, you can find out how to make sound decisions about home equity loans and insurance, permits and disclosures, remodeling and renovations, earthquake preparedness and fire prevention, foreclosures, recycling, even solar energy. You'll also get details on local property taxes and other legal obligations, such as sidewalk repair and street tree maintenance.
We know that you care about the environment, too, so we can show you how to take advantage of rebates on energy-efficient appliances and solar energy installation. Plus, we'll direct you to a wealth of resources on green gardening, recycling and composting. And if you're interested in restoring or renovating an historic home, we can connect you to professional advice so that you make the right choices.
From leaking gutters to water and sewer service, we'll help you find answers to your all questions — including those you didn't even know to ask.