Coming Soon: 16 Jessie (1 Ecker) Unit 409 – Early Century Brick Meets 21st Century Modern In The Heart Of San Francisco

This top floor, one bedroom, one bath, ultra luxury condominium in the heart of San Francisco will be hitting the market (with any luck) on Friday August 9th [It's now officially on the market], but since you’re a fan of theFrontSteps, you get to see it here first.

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This unit is not only on the top floor, but also on the North East corner and features soaring 12 foot ceilings, open kitchen/living area, bamboo flooring, walk-in closet, custom kitchen pantry, Cesarstone kitchen countertops with bar seating, espresso cabinetry, stackable Kenmore High Efficiency Washer & Dryer, Bosch Energy Star appliances (Dishwasher, Gas Range & Hood), Samsung French Door Refrigerator, microwave, and a 64″ Samsung Plasma TV already perfectly mounted to the wall! This unit comes with additional storage, bike parking, and all of the furniture could be included as well. (Parking for one car is currently subleased nearby at 18 Lansing St for $225/mo. Although it is highly likely the sublease would be honored, it cannot be guaranteed.)

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What makes 1 Ecker so attractive and in such demand? 1 Ecker (16 Jessie) is an appealing blend of modern and timeless San Francisco charm, and sustainable down to its very foundation. The original century-old building structure was painstakingly restored and updated with brand-new modern interior fixtures and finishes in every bedroom and bath. The soaring arched windows are 100% recycled, and all of the units were restored with sustainability in mind. Nestled among some of San Francisco’s tallest structures, the grand windows and high ceilings fill this residence with generous amounts of natural light, while the original brick structure is a welcome backdrop for modern, sophisticated living.

1 Ecker’s common area amenities include the comfortable rooftop lounge, with grill and plenty of seating for entertaining a large group or enjoying a quiet dinner for two. Sleek, comfortable modular seating allows for adjustment to meet your group’s needs, as art form meets function. Exotic foliage in vibrant hues frames an antique Balinese water fountain, a tranquil centerpiece. The lounge grill is ready to serve up favorites year-round.. The interior courtyard offers a stylish visual backdrop featuring exotic, vibrant foliage. Common areas are maintained by the building’s Home Owners Association, and monthly HOA dues of $500.68 for this unit help serve to keep them in pristine order. HOA dues also include water, garbage, and professional property management services.

The location of this wonderful city home (go ahead…map it) puts you steps away from tons of shops, restaurants, clubs, art museums (MOMA), theaters (Metreon), Outdoor Parks (Yerba Buena), conference centers (Moscone), World Champion baseball stadium (Go Giants!), and so much more. Multiple Zipcar® locations are within walking distance for pay-as-you-go car convenience, and the future Transbay Transit Center steps away at 1st and Mission Streets will house 11 transportation systems, including AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Muni &; Amtrak, for easy access to all of the Bay Area and beyond.

This is certainly a one-of-a-kind unit in a one-of-a-kind property that you won’t want to miss.

The bullet points:

Kitchen:
Bosch Dishwasher
Bosch Cooktop
Bosch Hood
Samsung French Door Refrigerator
Lazy Susan in cabinetry
Cesarstone countertops and espresso cabinetry
Full Pantry
Under counter lighting
Washer/Dryer – Kenmore High Efficiency

Living Area:
12 ft Ceiling heights
~64 inch Samsung Plasma TV
Custom Paint throughout

Bedroom:
12 ft Ceiling heights
Walk in Closet
Custom closet organizer

Bathroom:
Custom cabinetry under sink
Custom Glass Shower Door upgrade

HOA: $500.68

Parking: Currently Subleased $225/month. Location at 18 Lansing St.

Price: $799,000

Showing times: Sunday 8/11 from 2-4pm; Tuesday 8/13 from 2-3:30pm; Sunday 8/18 from 2-4pm, and by private appointment anytime in between. Sorry, no showings until first Open House. But at least you can see the pictures here and get yourself ready to make this fabulous home your own!

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Exclusively listed by Alexander Clark of Paragon Real Estate.
For more details:
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351

Renderings Revealed For Vacant Corner Lot Development Opportunity At 1000 Broadway, Russian Hill… Bids Due Sealed

What it is now:
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What it could be:
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The view you might see:
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The Deets:

“The property consists of 5,415 square feet of vacant land slated for subdivision and situated on the northwest corner of Broadway and Taylor Streets. The property offers spectacular views over San Francisco, including North Beach, the Financial District, the Bay Bridge and the San Francisco Bay. The site is flanked on two sides by a stately historic wall.

The proposed development dubbed “Wysteria” consists of two luxury single-family homes, each on its own fee-simple lot, facing Broadway Street. It also includes a building containing two luxury townhome condominiums to be built on a third lot on Taylor Street. Designated site addresses will be 1000 Broadway, 1010 Broadway, 1601 Taylor and 1625 Taylor Street.

The project was designed by renowned architectural firm Page & Turnbull. For over thirty years, Page & Turnbull has served as the preservation architect for numerous National Register and locally recognized landmarks. Their work has been honored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, American Institute of Architects, California Preservation Foundation and other national, regional and local organizations.

This property is one of the few remaining developable lots on the northern rim of San Francisco. The property is situated among many gracious single family homes and classic Arts and Crafts, Mediterranean, Edwardian and Victorian buildings.”

Talk about a prime opportunity in an A+ location…

Sealed bids are due August 1st, and you heard it here first.

-Wysteria Residences [website]

Coming Soon! 2191 32nd Ave, San Francisco – $785,000

It’s not everyday you come across a home like this in the Parkside (many simply generalize it at “The Sunset”) District of San Francisco. This home at 2191 32nd Ave has been meticulously maintained by its owner and will be coming on the market very soon. We’re in the final stages of touching it up, and it will soon hit MLS and be available for showings, so get your finances in check and get ready for a home like none you have seen in recent memory in this part of town.

This unique home built in 1933 has hints of Rousseau and Tudor styles all wrapped up in one. From the soaring dark wood beamed ceilings with original art details, the rounded (and functional) wood burning fireplace in the formal living room, to the crown moldings in the formal dining room, this is truly a home not typical of this location. All throughout the residence you will find tremendously detailed, and pristine hardwood floors. Upstairs is a formal dining room, remodeled kitchen, breakfast area with built in cabinets. Skylights and a center patio bring in natural light and fresh air providing a tranquil outdoor setting quite literally in the comfort of your own home. Also upstairs are two bedrooms, one original detailed bathroom with separate tub and shower (wait til you see the purple tile), large closets, and OCEAN VIEWS from the bedrooms that will keep you checking the surf all day long.

Downstairs is a large bonus room with beautiful hardwood floors, access to backyard and deck, full bathroom, a small kitchenette, and – hold on – a wood burning fireplace! This room would be perfect as either a master suite or family/entertainment room. There is also a laundry room on this level and access to the large two car garage.

Asking price is going to be $785,000 and we’re aiming to be on the market officially in two weeks time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. If you’ve been looking for a home anywhere in the Avenues around Sunset Blvd, this is going to be the home for you.

-2191 32nd Ave, San Francisco, CA – asking $785,000 and on the market soon.

Ditch Your Realtor, Get Ahead Of The Pack By Working With Me

Are you, or any of your friends, looking for a single family home in Noe or Cole Valleys (or anywhere in San Francisco for that matter)? Are you getting beat out by multiple offers in the over million dollar price range ($1.5M+), and showing up late to the party? Is your Realtor telling you they’re doing all they can (simply checking MLS everyday, which you can do too), but really not delivering? If so, you’re not alone, and I can help.

Within the past couple of months my buyers and readers have known about dozens of properties prior to them going to MLS. To think I share all of them online with everyone is simply silly. For example, my circle of clients knew about 707 Cole, 1027 Cole, 313 Parnassus, 785 Cole, 1340 Cole, 121 Beulah, 471 Duncan, 2975 Lake, and many more. There are also a dozen or so homes that never even made it to MLS and were shown without a hint of market activity, such as a mid-century home in Noe Valley, a grand, modern home on Sanchez, an AIA tour home in Golden Gate Heights, a penthouse stunner in SOMA, and a few others that I can’t recall the address off the top of my head.

Today, I present to you two more opportunities in Cole Valley, one in Nob Hill, and another on Lake Street not on MLS. Nowhere near MLS in fact. Not on PocketListings.net, not in my pocket, and not even on anybody’s radar. They are all single family homes, and they are all at least 2 bedrooms, and close to or over $1,500,000. They are not fixers, they are done, done, done…or turnkey as we like to say.

If you are interested, or know somebody that might be, you gotta contact me directly (alexclark@gmail.com), you gotta be unrepresented, and I’m going to ask you to work with me going forward and sign a written agreement confirming exactly that. No co-agents, no “I’ll work with you if you find me the property”, no “let’s try it out on this deal”…none of that. You either marry me as your agent or you don’t. Not sure if you should? Have a look at some recent testimonials I’ve been gathering and come take the plunge.

Like I’ve said, working with and finding a Realtor you like is like dating. If it’s not working out with one, you are free to leave to find another.

I’m also beginning to dabble in Lake Tahoe real estate, so if you’re interested in a second home, ski pad, lake front property, my finger is finding the pulse of that market too (and I know where all the good powder is).

So feel free to give me a shout, and let’s work on getting you ahead of the pack and into the home of your dreams. I’m also happy to help any of you sellers out there sitting on the fence in these markets. It’s a good time to sell in certain areas and certain price-points. I am at your service and available for consultation.

-Prior off market opportunities I presented [theFrontSteps]
-Testimonials
-Lake Tahoe Ski Cabin [theFrontSteps]

PocketListings.net Version 2.0 Goes Live: Introduces Real Estate Match™; Privacy Options; Sharing; Saved Search; Email Alerts; Principals Only; More!

I’m pleased to announce the rollout this past weekend of PocketListings.net version 2.0!

It is jam-packed with new features to help you, the agent, do more deals, and give you, the client, more options when selling and searching for real estate. There is a fabulous tutorial on all of the great new features and how they work, so please take five minutes of your day and check it out.

Some major new features to highlight:

Real Estate Match™: As buyers and sellers post to the site, we do a little Match.com magic to match criteria and facilitate a potential transaction. Agents can post any property they have that is not listed on MLS, and ALL of their buyers looking for homes. If no matches are found immediately, when some do show up, emails will be sent. It’s online dating for real estate.

Privacy Options On Posts: Pocket listings are tricky in that some clients want the most exposure possible, while others want little to none, but they still want their property sold. When an agent posts a pocket listing on our site it is immediately searchable, but agent controls what information about the property to share, and with whom.

Principals Only: Inspired by our friends in commercial real estate, we give you the option to request anybody that contact you act as a Principal.

Saved Searches For Members: Do a search, save it. Refer to it later. Get emailed when posts fitting that criteria show up on our site. Simplifying your success.

Sharing with Social Networking: Whether you are the person that posted, or you’re someone browsing our site and you come across an opportunity that you absolutely must share, we make it easy. Using third party applications you can “Like” or “Send” any posts via Facebook, and share or repost via Twitter, LinkedIn, email, Digg, Stumbleupon, and so much more. Do a post, spread the word, and tell those in your circle to spread the word too.

Email Notifications of New Matches: Whether you save a search, or posted to our site and we’re looking for matches for you, we’ll notify you via email when something shows up on our site that might be a match.

How We Use Twitter To Get Posts More Exposure And Deliver Results In Real Time: It’s pretty simple really. Every post that hits our site is fed to our Twitter profile. It becomes searchable and we create hashtags for the city (#city) and a unique hashtag for our site that allows Twitter followers to see results only in their city of interest (#plcity). The more followers we get (and we’re getting a lot), the more exposure you get to your post (respecting your privacy options).

Those are just a couple of the big new features we released with this version. We actually have several more features lined up that we’re hoping to release as soon as possible.

We’ve already been written up in Top Agent Magazine, and press inquiries are coming in. The bottom line is that there is more real estate opportunity out there than what is on MLS, and clients deserve an alternative. Please help us help you by spreading the word and using our site today!

-PocketListings.net Tutorial
-PocketListings.net
-Top Agent Magazine

3 Unit North Beach Investment Property Sure Sounds Like A Winner….

Some things just sound too good to not investigate a bit further. Any investors out there looking for some North Beach property?

3 UNIT BLDG VACANT, NEVER RENTED, FIRST TIME ON MARKET IN 32 YEARS; VIEWS; NEAR SHOPS/RESTAURANTS; TRANSP; SELLER WILL CARRY LOAN; LOWER PRICE NOW & HIGHER PRICE LATER ON MLS; HARDWOOD FLOORS; BACK STAIRS; SEP. METERS; RENOVATED; MUST SEE.

It sounds like a must see, but is it? Anyone?

-North Beach 3 unit, $1,650,000 [PocketListings.net]

For San Francisco Giants Fans, It Doesn’t Get Much Better (88 King Street #106 Is For Sale)


I have just signed up a listing at 88 King Street (The Towers at Embarcadero South), unit 106 here in San Francisco, California. If you’re not familiar with the city, or you happen to be a San Francisco Giants fan, this location doesn’t get much better. It is smack dab in the heart of all the recent action happening in and near the Embarcadero, AT&T Park, SOMA, South Beach, and so much more. You can walk to tons of great restaurants and shops, job opportunities in the immediate vicinity have never been better, the sun shines more in this neighborhood than most other in San Francisco, and this building is one of a few in the city that has a pool to enjoy it!

The unit itself is loft style, 1293 square feet, updated (modern) kitchen, partial wood floors, two bedrooms, two baths (both updated), bonus room perfect for office or extra storage, street entrance with southeast facing patio, BBQ Area, Club Room, Exercise Course, Gym, Roof Deck, Sauna, Spa/Hot Tub, and so much more. It is truly a unique property in arguably one of the city’s best locations.

It is not yet “officially” listed on the market, it is currently a pocket listing, but can be shown by appointment, and is very much available for purchase right now. Price is set at $849,000. HOA dues are $812.14/month, and include: High Speed Wireless Internet, 24 Hour Doorman, Garbage, Grounds Maintenance, Homeowners Insurance, Outside Management, Security Service, Water, BBQ Area, Club Room, Exercise Course, Gym, Roof Deck, Sauna, Spa/Hot Tub use. Interior pictures coming soon.

It’s an awesome unit, in an A+ location, and definitely worth a look.

-88 King Street, #106, San Francisco, CA, 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 parking, 1392 sqft, loft style condo in South Beach, $849,000 [PocketListings.net]

Opportunity For Fence Sitting Sellers And Desperate Buyers

Are you somebody that lives in San Francisco, has a home that is either on one level or contains an elevator, and you’ve been on the fence about selling your home? PocketListings.net has a buyer for you, they aren’t picky about their neighborhood, and they have $2,000,000 to spend.

Maybe you are a resident living in Pacific Heights, Sea Cliff, Cow Hollow, or Presidio Heights and you don’t want all the hullabaloo of listing on MLS, but you’d love for a buyer to come take a look at your home. PocketListings.net has a couple of those multi-million dollar buyers too.

Are you a buyer looking for a two unit building in the Marina? PocketListings.net has that too!

The moral of this story is if you are a buyer or seller anywhere in the United States, and especially in San Francisco (our hottest market), you should not only be visiting the site yourselves, but telling your real estate agent to do the same. There are opportunities galore, and it’s getting better every day!

-Single Family Home Buyer Needing One Level Or Elevator Home
[PocketListings.net]
-Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Cow Hollow, Sea Cliff Buyer [PocketListings.net]
-Marina Two Unit Building “Not On MLS”, $2,800,000 [PocketListings.net]

San Francisco Pocket Listings, Not On MLS Opportunities, And Buyers Looking!

I’ve been resisting the urge to continually share the opportunities popping up in San Francisco on my new venture, PocketListings.net, but I can’t hold back. Here is a summary of what is going on “behind the scenes” in San Francisco real estate that we’re gradually bringing to center stage.

-Thirty-three hundred square feet in Pacific Heights for $2,875,000:

-A “creative buyer looking for development opportunities…flexible on property type and price.

-Three bedroom Potrero Hill Condominium For Sale, but not on MLS.

-Telegraph Hill Buyer looking to be on the East Slope, and desiring views. Price up to $2,000,000.

-One bedroom condo in Dolores Heights, very much for sale, but also “not on MLS”.

-Should you find yourself itching to move to Marin, here is a nice 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with 4 Car Parking, also “not on MLS”.

-If you want to get way the hell out of dodge, perhaps this Daytona Beach, Florida “family compound” is for you.

I could go on and on, but I’ll stop there. The moral to the story is that what you see on MLS is not close to the entire picture, AND PocketListings.net is pioneering a platform to give the buyer a voice. We plan on completing the real estate circle, if you will. Think of the countless properties that could be marketed before MLS, thousands that get withdrawn or expired from MLS, bank foreclosure inventory, and so much more. If you’re an agent, I’d encourage you to use it, and if you’re a principal, I’d encourage you to browse it, then tell your agent to join!

-PocketListings.net

Forget The Loft, We Wanna Get In That Tub!

If you’re going to go loft, you might as well go big. Not yet on the market, but coming very soon, 3 Clarence Place ($2,658,000), a 3br, 3ba, 2700 square foot freestanding loft with 2 car side by side garage is not to be missed.





Our bathing suits, and six-pack are in the bag, just send the invite, and we’re there. Oh wait, we’re Realtors…if you’d like to get a first look at this property, just contact us and we’ll gladly get you in…but don’t forget your your suit ;-) cuz we wanna get in that tub (must be all this cold, wet weather)!

-3 Clarence Place [website]

Inner-Sunset Sprouting Condos

Inner-Sunset, home to much good food, a few good bars, a few bad bars, the prohibitively expensive Andronico’s, and UCSF, will soon be home to new condos. On my block alone (9th Ave., past Moraga St.) there are two sites going up or planned to go up. One is adjacent to my deck, where I once saw the Bay, and now see the back of someone’s bedroom to be. I have no idea if this very tall building will be apartments for rent or condos for sale, but it will have several units, a garage, and a penthouse. On the other side of the street, where a long defunt Moraga Market has been little more than place to try out graffiti tags and dump unwanted sofas, construction is also in the works. The lot has sold, a hearing has taken place. All that’s left is to break ground.

Finally, quite done are the condos on 7th Ave., near Irving St. The photo above is from before the facades were placed. Now they are gorgeous Art Deco looking things with burnished copper and huge windows. The agent, Gary Small of Zephyr, tells me that the units are luxury one and two bedroom condos with underground parking, and that the two free-standing cottages that stood in a lot behind the building that sits on the street have been revamped. Some lucky millionare can thus own a little house all his or her own!

It’s the most action the Inner-Sunset has seen since a bunch of drunks from the Mucky Duck tried to scale a MUNI train. Sadly for we middle income buyers, the luxury condo lable means these new homes, exciting though they are, will not be ours.

Oh well. Drinking at the Mucky Duck is always an alternative.

PHOTO: Socketsite

Coming Soon: 613 Peralta (Bernal Heights)

You may have seen this great remodeled, two bedroom, one bath condominium at 613 Peralta in Bernal Heights on the market with another agent recently, well we’re bringing it back…at a lower price.

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This is a fantastic condo in an excellent location of Bernal Heights. It is close to Bernal Heights Park, has beautiful East/South East views from the deck, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, remodeled kitchen, one car parking, storage, and great neighbors! It is a small building (4 units), HOAs are low, and reserves are good. As soon as it hits the market we’ll be open every Sunday from 2-4 pm until it sells. It is also available to show by appointment, so tell your friends.

Previously priced at $569,000, we’ll be coming on under that (probably $539,000). We’re wrapping up the marketing efforts, getting photos up, statements ready, and all that good stuff, but if you’d like to get in there sooner, just give us a shout (thefrontsteps@gmail.com). Otherwise, look for it to be on MLS the first week of March.

-613 Peralta previous listing details [sfnewsletter listing page]

Coming Soon! And, Coming Later!

Realtor Kevin Gueco writes a very sunny review for the coming soon Mosiaica 601 condo project (pictured above) in his SFNewDevelopments blog. There’s definitely some room for pleasant surprise in the announced price  (pleasant to me, anyway, since I selfishly find all condos I cannot afford to be unpleasant):

“Mosaica 601 announced last week that it plans to start pricing of its 3 bedroom / 2 bath condos in the low $600s!  This is an incredible value considering each home is around 1400 square feet.”

Of course, putting aside Gueco’s near-by  restaurant list, the area (where Mission meets Potrero) is a little rough, but the price still seems all right to me. Perhaps the developers see the price cuts so many other condo developers have had to make recently, and are starting lower to begin with?  

Also coming soon (but not as soon) are a more mysterious set of housing units. Just off West Portal and 16th Ave., in front of Arden Wood, you can see the pushed-up dirt, huge bulldozers, and thin wood skeletons that signal housing to come, and their sectioning looks multi-unit. Thus I suspect these are the long awaited condos that were subject of news and speculation in 2006. In fact, that’s still the only information I can find on this construction: 2 years old, via SFHomeBlog and J.K. Dineen. Someone has to have a more updated scoop here. Anyone?
 
Meanwhile, still a pipe-dream (ha ha! Really, Haight Street, how many pipe stores can one street support?), but with the supervisorial green light is the Whole Foods/condo complex, slated to replace long-dead Cala Foods at the corner of Stanyan and Haight. The Chronicle outlines the plan here:

 “The large, four-story project, which also includes some 60 high-end, market-rate housing units, was expected to be controversial, but the commission voted 6-0 to approve the conditional use permit – a result supporters think had a lot to do with their organized turnout.”

Right, agreed: Haight could use a face-lift and perhaps a gentle reminder that THE 60′S ARE OVER. Also, I like Whole Foods, but I’m saving for one of those condos, so I’ll stick to Trader Joe’s (with a new one also coming soon!). I’m curious what “market rate” will be when those units go up, since so many new developments are struggling to sell out units already. The Frontstep’s own banker/blogger, aptly known as “The Banker,” says: “We are overbuilt. . .and it is next to near impossible to get financing!”

What do you say?

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Construction photo via SFNewDevelopments

New data coming soon…

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Check it out! As Realtors, we get a nifty little report (Advantage Online) sent to us from the very San Francisco Association of Realtors we sometimes criticize. (Hey! We’re allowed to vent.) And like countless other real estate blogs in SF, we bring some of the data to you.

Well, SFAR has teamed up with Terradatum and will be modifying the “fast facts”, and we’ll be bringing the new version to you.

Follow the break to read the details on the new “fast facts”… Continue reading

Recently on theFrontSteps.ORG- “Coming soon, Oceanview Pig Sty!”

Check out this recent post on theFrontSteps.ORG: “Coming Soon – Oceanview Pig Sty!” by the newest member, Nancy Corsaut. Perhaps a quote is in order:

Then, it happens, the agent points to the pig and then starts screaming with a foreign accent, “piggy going poop, piggy going poop, no piggy, no piggy!” As the owner looked on completely uninterested about the cause of this outcry, I finally get that this illegal addition to the house must be the pigs toilet. Who knew?

Head on over there and check it out.

For those who are new to our world, theFrontSteps.ORG was an attempt at socializing this here blog. Now, .ORG is all about San Francisco, so go ahead and get over there and be social with your fellow San Franciscans.

-Chicken as pet in San Francisco? No problem!” [theFrontSteps]

-“Coming Soon – Oceanview Pig Sty!” [theFrontSteps.ORG]

Coming Soon: 2950 Vallejo, it’ll only take you $25,000,000

Nestled into, or perched atop (it’s all perspective), one of the most prestigious hills in San Francisco (we’d almost go so far as to say the world), 2950 Vallejo appears to be coming soon…for $25,000,000.

From our reader:

One of my absolutely favorite houses is hitting the market. You probably already know this, but I haven’t seen it on any of the blogs as of yet… 2960 Vallejo is now on Barbara Callan’s website for 25 million… that’s almost 5000k per foot, which is just astounding.

Hang on now, before you start freaking out about location, and size, and price, and square footage, and all that…the next email moments after:

Oops! I gave you the wrong address.. It’s 2950 Vallejo… and it’s 4000 per foot.. sorry!!

Apology accepted, still astounding (it’s all perspective, you do get seven bedrooms and eight baths after all), and thanks for the tip.

[Update: "It's definitely 2950... 2960 Vallejo is the shingle property next door on the left. It sold in 06 for like 8 million"-from the same reader, whom we love!]

[Update #2: Some interior pictures are now available at Barbara Callan's website.]

Much nicer than expected, to be perfectly honest.

As a reminder, you can send tips, comments, or questions to theFrontSteps@gmail.com.

-2950 Vallejo [Barbara Callan, direct link to property not working, please navigate your way. At this moment the only pictures and details are what we've told you above.]

-2960 Vallejo [Byzantium Brokerage...Yasoo Steve!]

Coming Soon…Single Family on Lake Street, principles only!

Some of you may remember a pocket listing I had on Lake Street, which we never received any offers on. Tons of interest, but no offers. Well, it turns out the owners are totally raking me over the coals and officially listing it with another agent. Rather than crying about it (okay, maybe I am a little), I thought I’d try to find a buyer for it.

So…got $2.6M (ish) burning a hole in your pocket and dying to live on Lake street (1900 block to be exact) in a 3000 square foot home with 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and 2 car parking? If so, I have just the home for you. The sellers are friends (so I thought, petite salope), so I know EXACTLY what they’re looking for.

Feel free to contact me via email at thefrontsteps@gmail.com, or use the field below. Principals only…agents can wait ’til it hits MLS and has an open house on 4/20 (no, the owners are not potheads…agent, not so sure). Okay, if you’re an agent, you can email me too, but plan on paying a 25% referral fee.

And yes, I have the right to be selfish from time to time, because my baby does need a new pair of shoes.

[For the record, since there are far too many serious people in this world, the "salope" and "pothead" references are both JOKES.]

Pleading for Property in San Francisco

This is not the first, and likely not the last we’ve seen of these, but now you get to see them too!

“Sorry for the SPAM, but I am working with a GREAT couple who is looking for a home, and wanted to see if you knew of a property that is not yet on the market but may be coming soon.

They are ALL CASH buyers, can close very quickly, and would consider a rent back situation. They are currently renting, so they are very flexible!!

Their needs:

* Condo or Single Family Home

* Pac Heights, Presidio Heights, Cow Hollow, Marina (not on liquefaction), Noe Valley, Eureka Valley, Cole Valley

* 2+ bedrooms(Min sq ft: 1550), 1.5+ bathrooms

* 1st floor (access to garden a plus)

* Formal Dining Room, Living room large enough to entertain

* 1 Car Deeded Parking

* Smaller building is preferred

Please feel free to call me directly at [ahhhh...not on our turf!] if you know of anything coming up. Given my client’s flexibility, and cash situation, it could be a

great opportunity for a client who needs to sell first before buying elsewhere.

Thanks for your help, and again, sorry for the SPAM, but given the lack of inventory and the current mortgage crisis, I figured it’d be appropriate to reach out to my fellow realtors and see if we can help each other out.” [these bolds are ours, the rest hers.]

Anybody else have buyers looking for exactly the same thing? A hunch tells me yes, and “all cash” at $400,000 or $4,000,000 are two entirely different things. Next time you choose to spam, include the price range.

today on theFrontSteps.org

Coming Soon (1460-68 Broadway @ Polk)

From this:

To this:

These TIC units at 1460-68 Broadway are expected to hit the market this weekend. We’re still waiting to hear back from the developer on pricing and details. For now, imagine how much better your food will taste cooked in the new kitchen as opposed to the old.

Or how much better a shower would be in this bathroom

as opposed to this one

Check back for further details like size, pricing, and more photos.

UPDATE

More photos

Floorplan 1

Floorplan 2

Floorplan 3

Prices range from $869K to $969K.

All units are two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, with 1 parking space in

the garage at the ground floor of the building.

Top floor units have private roof decks. Ground floor units have

private, fenced in yards.

There is also a common area roofdeck for everyone, and a common area

yard for everyone.

Finishes include Carrera marble, Halila limestone, Interceramic Glass

Tiles, Hansgrohe Axor fixtures, Philippe Starck soaking tub in the

master bath, natural hardwood floors, custom window coverings, gas

fireplaces, 3 units with Caesarstone counter, 3 units with granite, some

units with natural cherry cabinets, some units with ebony walnut

cabinets, professional-grade Viking Appliances, KWC kitchen faucets,

washer/dryer hookups in each unit.

What more could you need?

165 new units coming soon to One Hawthorne (645 Howard)

From sfnewsletter.

Jackson Pacific Ventures has secured financing for One Hawthorne, a 24-story, 165-unit luxury condominium project located at 645 Howard (think Thirsty Bear, W Hotel, MOMA, Yerba Buena, that area), and ground breaking is expected for this month.

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[image source: Jackson Pacific Ventures]

Project completion is expected for spring 2010, and will include 165 luxury one-, two- and three-bedroom homes and penthouses in a variety of sizes (550-2200 square feet), as well as 124 below-grade parking spaces and 3,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail on the corner. Sales are anticipated to begin in early/mid 2009, and pricing is expected to start in the $500,000s.

For more details please contact us.

-sfnewsletter [website]

Chelsea Park coming, this time with pricing

As we reported not too long ago, Chelsea Park, a new development located in Mission Dolores at 3620 19th Street and 29 Oakwood is coming soon…as in this weekend. We’re happy to tell you, we have a tiny bit more information for you.

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[Bloomsbury floor plan pictured. Image courtesy of chelseaparksf.com]

Of the 39 units coming to market, they’re only releasing 7 this weekend, all of which we’re told are in the Bloomsbury building located on Oakwood Street. The units are priced from $729,000 for a large one bedroom, up to $1,269,000 for a large 3 bedroom. (We’re confirming that there is a 3br in the Bloomsbury, as it is not listed on their floor plan on their website.) A “nice sized” 2 bedroom starts at $899,000.

Beyond that, 5 of the total 39 units will be offered at BMR.

Coming Soon: “The Registry”

Having just been interviewed by a new publication in town, “The Registry”, we thought we’d pass the information along to all of you real estate obsessed readers out there, that there is, in fact, yet another avenue for you to get your fix. Look for us in the February issue…or maybe January, if we make the cut.

What do they hope to accomplish, and what will they be? Look to The Real Deal New York for some hints.

-“The Registry” [website]

A Pocket Listing on Lake Street worth posting

Not that other pocket listings aren’t worthy, but we have this in the Marketplace now, so we thought we’d let you know it is there. It is not in MLS, so feel free to pass this around.

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The raw stats:

6 bedrooms

3.5 bath

3000 square feet (per seller)

Lake @ 21st.

Remodeled

2 car tandem parking

Back yard

Deck

Edwardian

Wood Floors

Fireplace

North Side of Street

$2,600,000

If you’re interested contact alexclark @ gmail . com or 415-254-5351

Pictures are limited and not showing the front of the building to preserve privacy. If you’re interested, there are more photos available.

Coming soon to the Marketplace…another pocket listing on York @ 18th St. We’d call it a fixer, around $800,000.

All you Realtors reading this blog! Got pocket listings? Send them, we’ll post them.