“Hi there: I own a two-unit, two-story building on a lot that is 45 feet deep in Cow Hollow, in an area bounded by Union, Pierce, Chestnut and Buchanan Streets. I am trying to decide whether or not to try to merge the units legally into a single dwelling unit. It is clear that the … Continue reading Ask an Expert (Shanendoah Forbes), better to have SFR or 2 Units in Cow Hollow
“Hi there: I own a two-unit, two-story building on a lot that is 45 feet deep in Cow Hollow, in an area bounded by Union, Pierce, Chestnut and Buchanan Streets. I am trying to decide whether or not to try to merge the units legally into a single dwelling unit. It is clear that the … Continue reading Ask an Expert (Alexander Clark), better to have SFR or 2 Units in Cow Hollow
Because of the length of this question, we are not going to do individual posts for each reply. We will list the question above and each experts answer below. Thanks, sfnewsletter “What do you think of a property like this? We checked out the open house on Sunday: MLS Listing #320874 Listing #320874 $898,000 (LP)Price/SqFt: … Continue reading Ask an Expert, Is it worth the money in Inner Parkside?
Over on the sfnewsletter we have this little list we call our Stalefish ™. (Properties on the market 100+ days.) Of course there are ways around hitting our list (“Resetting the DOM to sell Stalefish”-sfgate), but generally, we’ll find them. 177 17th Ave. (TIC) is on that list, but if you take a look at a … Continue reading Fast Track to Staledom ™
In another sign of the times, 1277 Arguello (link will expire after 30 days), closed for $1,750,000 after spending 14 days on the market, asking $1,699,000. The place was phenomenal! Anyone who is considering remodeling an old Edwardian building or condo, and might be stumped as to how to “open” it up, create flow, and generally … Continue reading 1277 Arguello (Arguello Penthouse) SOLD!
“I’m thinking of buying either a condo in one of these new high-rise buildings like Infinity, One Rincon, or Soma Grand, but I love Pacific Heights. Where do you think I would get the best appreciation?”-Jacki As answered by Mary Fenton of Sotheby’s International Realty http://www.marylaughlinfenton.com. If you are buying a condo to live in, … Continue reading Ask an Expert, New Development Condo or Pacific Heights (Mary Fenton)
I couldn’t help but notice the amount of house music played over the speakers of many of the properties I have seen lately. It brings up an interesting thought for some recent sales, or listings in our city. Is it the House, or house that sells? 287 28th Ave., first showing was yesterday, and it … Continue reading Can House sell a House?
There’s been a lot of chatter about this property and all the new developments popping up in SoMa, Mission Bay, South Beach, Rincon Hill, etc., so we’re going to tell you what we know about the Soma Grand. We actually know A LOT more than what we’re printing, but we’ve promised not to disclose certain … Continue reading The Skinny on the Grand (Soma Grand)
“I’m thinking of buying either a condo in one of these new high-rise buildings like Infinity, One Rincon, or Soma Grand, but I love Pacific Heights. Where do you think I would get the best appreciation?”-Jacki ____________________ As answered by Jeny Smith, eco-Realtor, of Hill & Co. Real Estate http://www.sfgreenagent.com To answer your question in … Continue reading Ask an Expert, New Development Condo or Pacific Heights (Jeny Smith)
Ever wish you could see the Bridge from here? Surprisingly every October when these things buzz our town, a lot of people complain of the noise, the rattling windows, and the deafening roar. But we love it! It usually means our Indian Summer is here, which is a great time to sell and list property. The … Continue reading A reason we live here, and a good time to sell
We are pleased to say that we have already received a question for our experts. Thank you. “What would be an added value to a vacant view lot, in San Francisco w/o building a residence on it?”-dhze As answered by Eddie O’Sullivan of Hill & Co. Real Estate www.buysellmySFHome.com: The best way to add value to … Continue reading Ask an Expert (vacant view lot)
The following information is provided to you by Rik Goodell of Goodell Structural Services. Maybe you’ve got a contractor’s heart. How to tell? Okay, here’s a sure sign: If you are the type who has upgraded (read: spent thousands $$$ on) your home but you can’t tell by looking at it, then the bucks have … Continue reading Getting back your investment on “non-bling system upgrades”
We know the market has cooled, but what better way to sell a home than during the Oscars? A certain completely remodeled beauty on Buena Vista is having an Oscar party, in order that you may experience the state of the art entertainment room. Pretty clever, we must say. We were invited, but not sure … Continue reading Selling a Home with Oscar’s Help