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San Francisco’s Top 10 Real Estate Overbids Of The Week

Just when I go ahead and claim “SF Real Estate Market Cools (sort of)“, out comes the week’s latest and greatest Top 10 Overbids:

Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid
714 Kansas St 3/2.00/N/A 17 $849,000 $1,750,000 106.12%
2215 California St 2/1.50/N/A 28 $1,249,000 $1,861,000 49.00%
615 Ellsworth 2/2.00/N/A 22 $749,000 $1,100,000 46.86%
2412 Funston Ave 2/1.00/ 15 $749,000 $1,085,000 44.86%
426 8th Ave 2/1.00/N/A 17 $849,000 $1,200,000 41.34%
2856 Scott St 1/1.00/3 8 $989,000 $1,333,000 34.78%
8 Mateo St 3/2.50/N/A 42 $1,095,000 $1,462,500 33.56%
1271 26th Ave 3/2.50/N/A 28 $899,000 $1,200,000 33.48%
1770 10th Ave 4/3.00/N/A 12 $1,595,000 $2,125,000 33.23%
1430 23rd Ave 3/2.50/N/A 23 $898,000 $1,190,000 32.52%

For a complete list of recent sales in your area, get The Goods, and get educated. Wondering if any properties sell UNDER asking? They do. Here are the Top 20 Underbids. And if 10 Overbids aren’t enough to spark great dinner conversation (maybe a little gambling), have a look at the Top 20 Overbids.

I probably won’t do any blogging next week, so have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

Because The Giants Aren’t Playing On Thursday | Fill The Void With A Ski Movie

Fellow snow loving, skiing/riding San Franciscans. I’ll be checking out this new Teton Gravity Research ski movie on Thursday night (Giants won’t be playing), and it’d be awesome to see you all there!

EVENT DETAILS

What: San Francisco premiere of Almost Ablaze
When: Thursday, October 23. Early Show: doors at 6:00, show at 6:30. Late Show: doors at 8:30, show at 9:15.
Where: Palace of Fine Arts
How Much: $18 advance, $20 day of show. Early show tickets only $7 for ages 16 and under (available at the door).
Details: COMP M-F lift ticket to Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows for EVERYONE in attendance (non-holiday). PLUS, a COMP M-F lift ticket to Mt. Bachelor!!!

Parents…did you see that? Tickets only $7 for your little ripper. I’ll be there with my boys, so if you see me, make sure to say hi. Tell your friends.
For more details, and to buy tickets, follow this link.

PRAY FOR SNOW!!

It’s Friday! Top 10 Overbids To Spark Your Cocktail Conversations Tonight

You’re all probably wondering where the hell I went. I’m here. Representing buyers and sellers in this frenzied market. This market that is full of crazy overbids, properties getting many multiples of offers, and at the same time properties that are now sitting in the dead pool. I call these “Stalefish” a.k.a. 30+ Club, and you can see some of them here.

But it’s Overbids, the Top 10 to be specific, that you came to see, so here they are. Have a great weekend!

Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid
3955 19th St 2/2.00/N/A 12 $1,195,000 $1,830,000 53.14%
1493 Newcomb Ave 2/1.00/N/A 3 $408,888 $623,700 52.54%
14 Ulloa St 2/1.00/N/A 25 $798,000 $1,125,000 40.98%
662 Elizabeth St 2/1.00/ 9 $799,000 $1,105,750 38.39%
369 Arguello Blvd 371 2-4 Units 29 $1,650,000 $2,250,000 36.36%
131 Harold Ave 2/1.00/N/A 16 $599,000 $805,000 34.39%
3615 20th St 2/2.00/6 13 $1,049,000 $1,400,000 33.46%
525 27th Ave 527 2-4 Units 21 $1,190,000 $1,580,000 32.77%
460 Andover St 4/2.50/N/A 10 $1,250,000 $1,650,000 32.00%
17 Valletta Ct 19 2-4 Units 36 $1,100,000 $1,450,000 31.82%

-Properties Still available [The Goods 30+ Club]

Top 10 Whiskey Bars In San Francisco

Because talking about real estate ad nauseam gets boring, and we can all use a good Bourbon from time to time, I decided to do a top 10 Favorite locales to enjoy Whiskey/Bourbon in San Francisco. Get at it!

Whiskey, the brown liquid brimming with magical properties, is one of the best liquors around. If you agree and happen to be moving to the Bay Area then you’re in for a treat, because the city has some excellent whiskey-heavy haunts that should please even the snottiest of liquor snobs. If you’re in the mood for chatting with somebody over a smooth glass of single malt, then consider checking out the following 10 places.

Bourbon and Branch

Bourbon and Branch is one of the more unique venues in Tenderloin. It’s easy to fall in love with this place because of its prohibition theme, secret passwords, hidden rooms, costumed mixologists and an exclusive, speakeasy atmosphere. Plus, they have a modest collection of uncommon and rare liquors, and some of the best mixed drinks around.

Hours: Mon-Sat 6 pm – 2 am
Neighborhood: Civic Center / Tenderloin
Website: bourbonandbranch.com

Nihon Whiskey Lounge

If you’re looking for an intimate encounter with your glass of whiskey, then Nihon is the place to go. This Japanese-style whiskey haunt has one of the largest selections of single malt on the West Coast, and some good food to go alongside it. Plus, if you feel like one glass of special liquor isn’t enough, you can buy an entire bottle which gets put in a private locker until you return.

Hours: Tue-Sat 5:30 pm – 1:30 am
Neighborhood: Mission
Website: dajanigroup.net/establishments/nihon-whisky-lounge

Rickhouse

There is a reason GQ put Rickhouse on its best whiskey bars in the country 2013 list: it’s amazing. It’s the go-to haunt for an after work drink, particularly if you’re lucky enough to snag a seat at the bar. This place breathes whiskey, from its 300 Kentucky-imported barrels that make up the ceiling staves, to the walls in the back which are inspired by prohibition era distilleries.

Hours: Mon-Sat 6 pm – 2 am
Neighborhood: FiDi
Website: rickhousebar.com

Tradition

Another Bourbon and Branch whiskey house, this place is a wonderful stop, if for nothing more than they age their own barrels on the second floor. Plus, the place boasts more than 80 different cocktails, a knowledgeable staff and a traditional drinking atmosphere.

Hours: Mon-Sat 6 pm – 2 am
Neighborhood: Tenderloin
Website: tradbar.com

83 Proof

The signless 83 Proof is a wonderful bar, if you can find it. This hidden gem is quite literally hidden. It has no signage and it’s rather hard to find unless you know where you’re looking, which means the lounge is not nearly as crowded as its other popular counterparts.

Hours: Tue-Sat 2 pm – 2 am
Neighborhood: SOMA
Website: 83proof.com

Hard Water

If you’re craving rare bourbon and don’t mind being squished in this tiny hole-in-the-wall haunt, the Hard Water is where you want to be. This NOLA-themed place has the best options for rare bourbon by the flight in the city.

Hours: Mon-Sat 5 pm – 12 am
Neighborhood: Embarcadero
Website: hardwaterbar.com

Whiskey Thieves

If you’re looking for a more casual environment to enjoy your whiskey in, then Whiskey Thieves is the place to be. It boasts a relaxed, but substantial option of liquors, pool tables, jukeboxes, and affordable prices.

Hours: Mon-Fri 1 pm – 2 am; Sat-Sun 12 pm – 2 am
Neighborhood: Civic Center / Tenderloin
Website: Yelp Profile

Bloodhound

If you need a reprieve from the average yuppie San Francisco bar, then Bloodhound is your best bet. It’s themed as a country western lodge with leather sets, exposed wooden beams, hunting apparel decorating the walls and Edison light bulbs. The liquor selection is massive, and the pool table and old school jukebox finish off the rugged touch.

Hours: Mon-Sun 4 pm – 2 am
Neighborhood: SOMA
Website: bloodhoundsf.com

Swig

If you’re in the mood for a classy atmosphere to enjoy your glass of whiskey, then look no further than Swig. In the colder seasons the bar offers a pleasant fire to cozy up to, and an impressive selection of more than 150 whiskeys that span 80 years. The prices are not cheap, but it’s worth the splurge now and then.

Hours: Mon-Thu 4 pm – 1:30 pm; Fri-Sat 2 pm – 1:30 pm; Sun 5 pm – 1:30 pm
Neighborhood: Civic Center / Tenderloin
Website: swigbar.com

The Alembic

The Alembic is a small, tucked away narrow room that has an overwhelming list of excellent liquor choices. The bar specializes in getting you the perfect glass of bourbon, single malt scotch, American whiskey and Irish whiskey. If you’re feeling for something a little less straight forward, then try the new school and old school mixed options to liven things up.

Hours: Mon-Sun 12 pm – 2 am
Neighborhood: Haight Ashbury
Website: alembicbar.com

And of course, if you need a comrade, I’m a quick text message away.

Cheers!

Larry Ellison Sells Tahoe “Pad” for $20.3M | Inside Tim Lincecum’s $4M Arizona Abode

In case you like to follow your local celebs and what they’re doing with real estate:
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-Larry Ellison Sells His Lake Tahoe Property for $20.35 Million [Wall Street Journal]

Not to be outdone:
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Tim Lincecum’s Arizona Mansion just hit the market for $3,995,500 [San Francisco Business Times], but sadly it only comes with Basketball court and no batting cage.