Tag Archives: Before-After

Well that was fast, 2730 Fulton returns 6 months later and $793,000 more

We think this would qualify as a “flip” in every sense of the word. From this 4 bed, 2.5 bath home in March 2008, which sold for $1,605,000 (asking $1,500,000):

To this 5 bed, 4.5 bath home six months later asking $2,398,000:

Very interesting to say the least. We’ll see how this goes.

-2730 Fulton (before) [MLS]

-2730 Fulton (after) [MLS]

Reader Reports: Parkside home for $1.4M? (2560 22nd Ave)

From our reader:

Is any house in the central sunset worth 1.4 million? The average price in the central sunset 800k -900k.

Please take a look at 2960 22nd Ave, San Francisco which just came on the market.

2560 22nd Ave (before)

…and the kitchen:

Kitchen before

We must first say that this home is technically located in the Parkside, near Stern Grove and that area is quite nice. Having not actually been in the home, we can’t speak to the price, but if the pictures are any indication….oh wait, those are the before shots from the last sale in December 2007 at $900,000.

Read on for the after…. Continue reading

2801 Lake returns, new price, new look

In case you don’t get sfnewsletter:

All it takes is to remove the clutter (before shots)

adjust the price (sold in Dec ’07 for $2,580,000 after some massive price reductions) to get it sold, call in the contractors and voila…the after:

2801 Lake Street (after shots), a 5 bed, 4 bath remodeled home in Sea Cliff hits the market a mere seven months after last selling and this time they upped the price a hair to $4,995,000. (They also took out a few sunflowers and stuffed animals.) Any takers?

Before, After, Up, Down…Straight Up Confusion on 2542 Fillmore

Hats off to the developer for a job well done and having the cajones to see this project at 2542 Fillmore through. Had you seen the before, you’d realize how great is the after. Oh…we have the before:

…and the after

…and even more. The before price of $2,675,000 (August 2005), the after price of $4,950,000 (two weeks ago) and the new after, after price, $5,250,000? Wait, what’s that? They actually RAISED the price after two weeks on the market? As our reader notes, “[Twelve] Days on the Market and no sale. What does Malin [Giddings, Maximilian Armour] and team do? Raise the price 5% from $4.95 to $5.25. Classic!” So what gives?

We’ve known about this property at 2542 Fillmore for quite some time. We tried to secure a buyer to take it from the current seller prior to this recent remodel, but nobody we knew was up to the task. This is a sweet home, who wants it!?

Defying the odds and defying standards of redevelopment 2542 Fillmore is certainly a property to watch.

[Update: ...and according to a reader, now in contract (6/11/2008).]

-2542 Fillmore before [sfnewsletter listing detail]

-2542 Fillmore after [sfnewsletter listing detail]

Getting the LEED out for the weekend

This tip comes to us all the way from Oregon, via telephone no less (what is that!), and is about “one of the country’s first LEED certified homes” (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) that happens to be across the pond (Oakland). Rather than ramble on, we thought we’d just leave you with some nice photos and a link to details for the weekend.

That should make for some nice before and afters. Thanks for the tip, and phone call. It’s nice to hear a voice every now and then, isn’t it?

Bon Weekend!

-Margarido House [website]

-Margaritas!

Before After and WTF on 154 15th Ave.

From a sale in January 2007 at $1,700,000, to a new listing and price of $2,400,000 in early May 2007, to a reduced price of $1,995,000 in middle May 2007, and an ultimate sales price of $2,100,000 (and your before photos) on the last day of May 2007, we find ourselves looking again at 154 15th Ave, but this time remodeled and listed at $3,298,000.

Hmmm….

Before:

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After:

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Anybody care to wager on this one? Go ahead, you’re all anonymous, bet the farm.

-154 15th Ave [Redfin listing detail]

Nothing’s Changed but the Price, Oh, and the Type

The history of 465 Hoffman looks something like this:

Sold

03/08/2007—$1,150,000— 18.2%/yr (appreciation)

07/21/2006 —$1,035,000— 9.7%/yr

04/15/2004 —$840,000

…as a single family.

The plans look something like this:

465hoffman.jpg

…as an “Ultra-Modern designed legal 2 unit,also marketable as a magnificent 4 BR/3 bath,VIEW,single family home.”

The views still look like this:

465hoffmanview.jpg

…but now the price looks something like this:

$1,625,000.…as a vacant lot.

We ask, do you think a “status change” (“Single Family Residence” to “Lots & Acreage”) and demolition of this house (below) could add $475,000 in value in nine months?

465before.jpg

We’ll have to wait and see, and go check it out.

-Sales History [Redfin]

-listing detail [MLS]

Cole Valley before and after (1233 Shrader)

We were impressed with the front when walking by, were wowed by the interior when browsing the website, and thrilled when we discovered the before shots to share with you. 1233 Shrader: 4 bed, 4.5 baths, 3095 square feet, 2 car parking, and just $2,695,000 [Update: Now $2,560,000]. Pennies on the dollar.

1233shraderbefore.jpg

1233shraderafter.jpg

-Then and Now on MLS

-More Before and Afters [theFrontSteps]

-High Resolution Photos [Property website]

More fun inside 2201 Baker

Today, one of our (we’ll just call him/her “readers”) had the chance to get inside 2201 Baker, the $2,490,000 fixer in Pacific Heights, get the scoop, snap a few photos, and open our eyes to a true diamond in the rough. And of course provide us with “before” photos, should we still be blogging when the “after” shots hit the market.

The scoop:

It is a foreclosure (not sure we mentioned that.) About an hour before it hit MLS, it received an all cash, non-contingent, over asking offer from a developer. (Offers were as they come, per the bank’s request, not sure we mentioned that either.) About an hour after it hit MLS, a second offer was received. As of today (we haven’t checked MLS) it should be ratified. Many more offers were attempted, but turned away.

The photos:

No wonder it went from 15 bedrooms to zero bedrooms

inside2201baker

inside2201baker2

inside2201bakerkit

The fun:

You’ll have to see the next post for that.

We’re hoping some of you readers can go ahead and run the numbers on whether this thing would make sense for a developer. Assuming it needs EVERYTHING, and is historical.

-2201 Baker @ Jackson. Read the disclosures [theFrontSteps]

-Fixer Facing Foreclosure, Move Fast! [theFrontSteps]

-How to sell a home in Today’s Market [theFrontSteps]

-Good Bones [theFrontSteps]

-Real Estate P*rn, for real! [theFrontSteps]

Internet Marketing for Real Estate 101

This just kills us and it happens all too often. We know a large percentage of homes are sold by agents and not from photos on the internet, but there is also a very large percentage of attention deficit home buyers that get blasted with new listings as soon as they hit the market, and when they see this

nophoto.jpg

they just breeze right over them, and never come back.

Come on people!

If you have a “remarkable & totally remodeled (to the studs) home in the heart of Noe Valley [that] has been completely rebuilt from top to bottom. Every feature is state-of-the-art.” you need to get that on MLS with photos, even if you have to take them yourself. Sorry, there are no excuses.

Maybe by the time this post is published, the photos will be there for you to see.

[Update: Photos ahhh! Now we see.]

-4400 24th St. Noe Valley $2,295,000