San Francisco’s Most Recently Sold Properties And New Listings

Since everybody always wants to know what the house down the street sold for…I give you that information every other week, and have done so for the past 10 years.

Sort recent sales by district and property type. Click on addresses to be taken to a detailed description page. See asking versus selling price, price per square foot, the close date, and days on market. And do the same for new listings.

When I have time, I publish the information here. To be guaranteed to receive it, get on my list to receive this bi-weekly market update to your inbox (email: alexclark@gmail.com, and tell me you want to be on the list).

-Recently Sold properties, San Francisco [MarketTracker]
-San Francisco Real Estate Market Update Newsletter

San Francisco Real Estate Agents, Sellers, And Investors…Beware Of Michael Lecht!

We’ve been getting a few google search results and more recent comments from this post we did a while ago about buyers out there looking to scam real estate agents. It sounds like a guy by the name of Michael Lecht is giving it a go again, so agents beware.

A couple recent comments:

Regarding Michael Lecht:
He contacted me 6+ years ago and wasted my time. He is super creepy and I fired him when an alert came out about a buyer with his name that was using multiple agents (all women). I guess he has a bad memory because I just received a voice message from him from my latest Real Estate Times ad.
-Eva

Michael Lecht contacted me twice this week. I thought he seemed suspicious, so I decided to Google his name and found this site. He claimed to have found my ad in the real estate times, which I haven’t advertised in recently. Thanks for having this info up, very helpful!
-SFRealtor

Let’s hope there are no more incidents. It goes without saying, this guy could very well use a couple different names, so just be careful.

-Buyer Beware…and Agents Too!

San Francisco’s Million Dollar (Sold Property) Club

A quick look at all of the million dollar plus sales (142 of them) in San Francisco in the last month for properties that closed escrow between 8/19 and 9/19/2012.

[Please note: Clicking an image below will not take you to that property's details page, simply a bigger photo. To see details, hover over photo, see address, and find it on the list of properties below, or contact me for details. Sorry for hassle.]

Instead of being able to share all of these properties, with photos, under one link, MLS puts a limit on that of 100 properties…so we had to break it up. Details below, and kudos if you’re in the club:

-Click here for the Comparative Market Analysis Version (all in one, no pics) [MLS]
-Click here for the Detailed Version, including pics, for Single Family Homes and 5+ Units [MLS]
-Click here for Detailed Version, including pics, for Condominiums and 2-4 units [MLS]

Live in San Francisco’s NOPA District In This Fabulous Top Floor View Condo

Have aspirations to live in the oh so hip NOPA district of San Francisco? Been searching for a single family home in NOPA, but just can’t afford one? You’re in luck, as thankfully San Francisco always has an alternative for you, and 22 Loyola Terrace is no exception.

Photos and details are here now.

Technically mapped in San Francisco’s Lone Mountain neighborhood, 22 Loyola Terrace is one cute cul-de sac a stone’s throw from the heart center of NOPA, close to Haight, down the hill from USF, around the hill from Laurel Village, and a short par 3 away from Golden Gate Park. It’s most definitely stumbling distance to Bistro Gambrinus, 1/2 block from Papalote, and certainly walking distance to Matching Half Cafe (because Starbucks on the corner of Fulton and Masonic should be avoided). It gets better…there is a new place to try on the corner of Geary and Masonic called The Corner Store (Remember the Hukilau? Right there.) They serve brunch, lunch, dinner, and have a soda fountain (such the rage).

This top floor, two level, three plus bedroom condominium could easily trick you into thinking it’s a single family home, but alas…it is not. Homeowner’s dues are an incredibly low $193/month, the wood floors sparkle, the kitchen and baths have been updated, the decks and views are tremendous, the garage is massive (2 cars easily fit), there is additional storage, washer & dryer in the unit, and the creme de la creme…radiant heat, no hot air blowing in your skin to dry you out!

So if you, or anybody you know, has been looking for a single family home, or condominium anywhere near NOPA, Lone Mountain, Haight, Laurel Village, Cole Valley, or even Hayes Valley, this is one property you won’t want to miss. Spread the word far and wide, 22 Loyola Terrace is officially on the market, and ready for a new owner. Me thinks it should be you!

Open Houses will be held every Sunday from 2-4pm until it sells.

-22 Loyola Terrace, 3+ bed, 2 bath, 2 parking, 2 decks, 2 levels, 2 cool, $1,095,000 [MLS]

Millennium Tower, San Francisco California, “Top 10 Residential Buildings In The World”

There’s been a lot said from yours truly about Millennium Tower in the past. I’ve watched her grow and shared my stories and photos with all of you over the years. Millennium Tower was erected, sold like hotcakes during the pre 2009 boom, sold not like hotcakes during the bust…but she’s back, and buyers are gobbling up her remaining inventory at breakneck speed.

Recently named as one of the Top Ten Residential Buildings In The World by Worth Magazine, and featured in the Wall Street Journal in an article about Penthouse (not the magazine…the top floor residence) owner Tom Perkins (of Silicon Valley Fame), Millennium Tower sits alongside locations like One Hyde Park in London, Linked Hybrid in Beijing, and One57 in New York as an address many of the who’s who of big money and luxury proudly call home (or second home). Not impressed with that lineup?

Some other noteworthy residents rumored to have roamed the Club Level Amenity floor: Carmen Policy (San Francisco 49ers); Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers); Peter Thiel (PayPal Co-founder); Russell Coutts (America’s Cup Skipper – legend in Sailing), and that’s just to name a few…

One bedroom units are completely sold out (from the sales office, you can occasionally grab a resale), 85% of the entire inventory has been sold, and your entry level price point is going to be around $1,600,000, but you gotta trust me when I say, you definitely get what you pay for (except deeded parking…in some cases, but that’s a different story).

The building is swank, debonair, and delightful in every sense of the word, and it’s certainly an address in San Francisco you can be proud of owning.

-Top Ten Residential Buildings In The World [Worth Magazine]
-A Penthouse Fit For A King [Wall Street Journal]
-All things Millennium Tower [theFrontSteps]
-Contact me if you’d like a private tour of any of the residences [alexclark@gmail.com]

From $799,000 To $1,228,000, The Dust Settles On 137-139 Corbett

Perhaps you remember my attempt (for a client) to secure 137-139 Corbett?

If you had forgotten, it doesn’t really matter. The property was listed at $799,000, we offered $932,000, they received over 30 offers (many of them all cash). The dust has settled and the final sales price has been revealed…a staggering $429,000 over asking! Which brings the winning bid to $1,228,000.

Mind…blown…again.

-137-139 Corbett, San Francisco [MLS]

“Red Hot” Bay Area Luxury Home Market Blasting Off!

Surely, every Realtor in the Bay Area is pumping this new article about the luxury home market in our area, so I guess I better do the same. It’s not like you haven’t heard it from me before, with all of my stories of multiple offers, all cash buyers, and the general state of our market. But what the hell. It’s more data, and I know you all love it.

I’m anxious to see how this fall selling season goes. There was such a flood of inventory these past couple of weeks, the buzz certainly seems to have mellowed a little and spread the buying field out. The next couple of weeks will be particularly interesting in regards to offer dates, and whether we will see the same numbers of offers on individual properties we had seen in the summer. I’ll keep you posted.

-“Red Hot” Bay Area Luxury Home Market Sees Biggest Jump Since 2006 [Business Times]

22 Loyola Terrace: A Single Family, NOPA Alternative With Real Big Views For $1,095,000

Have aspirations to live in the oh so hip NOPA district of San Francisco? Been searching for a single family home in NOPA, but just can’t afford one? You’re in luck, as thankfully San Francisco always has an alternative for you, and 22 Loyola Terrace is no exception.

Technically mapped in San Francisco’s Lone Mountain neighborhood, 22 Loyola Terrace is one cute cul de sac practically in NOPA, close to Haight, down the hill from USF, around the hill from Laurel Village, and a short par 3 away from Golden Gate Park. It’s most definitely stumbling distance to Bistro Gambrinus, 1/2 block from Papalote, and certainly walking distance to Matching Half Cafe (because Starbucks on the corner of Fulton and Masonic should be avoided). It gets better…there is a new place to try on the corner of Geary and Masonic called The Corner Store (Remember the Hukilau? Right there.) They serve brunch, lunch, dinner, and have a soda fountain (such the rage).

This top floor, two level, three plus bedroom condominium could easily trick you into thinking it’s a single family home, but alas…it is not. Homeowner’s dues are an incredibly low $193/month, the wood floors sparkle, the kitchen and baths have been updated, the decks and views are tremendous, the garage is massive (2 cars easily fit), there is additional storage, washer & dryer in the unit, and the creme de la creme…radiant heat, no hot air blowing in your skin to dry you out!

So if you, or anybody you know, has been looking for a single family home, or condominium anywhere near NOPA, Lone Mountain, Haight, Laurel Village, Cole Valley, or even Hayes Valley, this is one property you won’t want to miss. Spread the word far and wide, 22 Loyola Terrace is officially on the market, and ready for a new owner. Me thinks it should be you!

-22 Loyola Terrace, 3+ bed, 2 bath, 2 parking, 2 decks, 2 levels, 2 cool, $1,095,000 [MLS]

“In San Fran We Don’t Judge No One!!!!”

Sometimes you just need someone else to remind you why San Francisco is just THAT great [edited slightly for syntax]:

San Francisco all day everyday!!! First of all in San Fran we dont jugde no one!!!!!!! Gays, poor, it don’t matter. San Fran is soooo much prettier than LA. LA is sooo much traffic, ugly nasty yuck no thanks, and San Francisco isn’t even that cold. What does LA have??? Nothing important. San Francisco Cable Cars
Coit Tower
Alcatraz
Giants
The Wharf
Come on norcal all dayy baby

Well said…well said.

-Battle Royale: San Francisco or Los Angeles, If You Had To Chose and Why… [theFrontSteps]