“I Bet It Sold For…” There’s An App (In San Francisco) For That

Just Sold (the app) wants you to put your money where your mouth is (assuming you’re betting people like ourselves), and guess the sales price of homes in San Francisco and our oh-so hyperlocal neighborhoods, and they’ve made a game of it (because isn’t that what all this crazy overbidding is anyway? A Game.)

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The concept is simple, pull up your desired ‘hood, find a property, guess what it sold for. Get it right, or get it wrong, and move on to the next. It’s another great way for you to get to know your neighborhood sales as they happen, and another great way for you to claim ultimate real estate knowledge from the comfort of that big fat armchair you’re sitting in. Call out your neighbors, call out your friends. You know you’re the expert, and don’t let any Realtor tell you otherwise.

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After you download this app, you might ask yourself, “Why can’t I see ALL of the recent sales in San Francisco?” Well now, that’s a long murky story, but ultimately, the MLS holds that data, and they don’t want you to have access to it, unless it’s coming from your real estate agent, and you’ve established a “relationship” with said agent. We’ll leave it at that.

Currently two brokerages allow their listings to display on the app (Zephyr Real Estate, and Hill & Co.), so until MLS either loosens its grip, or other brokerages opt in to sharing on this service too, that’s all you’re gonna get.

Anyhow, check out the app. It’s kinda fun…

-Just Sold in iTunes Store [Apple]
-Just Listed, Just Sold San Francisco [sfnewsletter/MarketTracker]
-Some insight on how to bid in this market [theFrontSteps]

$80,000 @ 88 Townsend…For A Parking Spot In San Francisco

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Just one single, solitary, lonely parking space…

If you’re a Giants fan, it might be just the thing. If you’re in Kentucky and looking to buy a farm, you might be wondering WTF we’re thinking here in San Francisco.

-SOMA parking spot for sale at 88 Townsend [MLS]
-The $65,000 Parking Spot [theFrontSteps]
-Spot or Not, Parking In San Francisco [theFrontSteps]

Comment Du Jour: From San Francisco Shack To Seattle Mid Century For Under $650,000

When readers comment, we listen…

Abuseintake writes in reaction to the $401,000 Overbid at 235 28th Street in Noe Valley:

…moved from a $750,000 2 bed, 1 bath shack in Dogpatch and bought a 2,800 sq.ft, 3 bed, 2 3/4 bath mid-century split-level with a stunning view, for $645,000…in Seattle. You can keep SFO.

Abuseintake took it one step further to share some comparable properties in his/her area of Seattle, should you be so inclined to peruse them.

Sounds like a good time to sell and wander for you San Francisco residents pondering a move to greener pastures.

Just sayin’…

-<a href="“Maximum Overbid Of the Week: 235 28th Street, Noe Valley [theFrontSteps]

REALLY Expensive Real Estate…Like $35,000,000

Twenty-nine fifty Broadway sold “off market” last month for $35,000,000.

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[Photo Source: SocketSite]

As reported on SocketSite today:
“Hidden behind non-disclosure agreements and tax records stamped “DO NOT FILM,” you’re not supposed to know about the sale of 2950 Broadway which was purchased for $29,500,000 in 2011, remodeled a little last year, and very quietly sold off the market last month. But now you know. And you’re about to know the record setting sale price as well.

With a sale price of $35,000,000 (roughly $3,182 per square foot) and $875,000 in transfer tax confidentially paid, 2950 Broadway has just displaced 2840 Broadway to become the most expensive single-family home ever sold in San Francisco.”

Wow…and some people will wonder and cry foul that it never hit the MLS.