Nothing to do with Real Estate


While watching the gut-wrenching defeat of the Warriors by the Jazz last night, I couldn’t help but notice a couple things, and I wish I had a picture to illustrate: 1. How many white people (I’m white) were in the Arena, or do they call it… Arian(a). 2. How many of the Jazz players were … Continue reading Nothing to do with Real Estate

Hurry up…and wait


2214 Clay…one day showing…one offer…rumored to be going over asking (go figure) from a $4,998,000 asking price…now we wait to see the outcome. The vitals: 6 bed; 5 bath; 4989 square feet; built in 1890; $1001/ppsf; horrible colors in the living room, and definitely not my tastes for interior decorating (opinion!), but other than that it is … Continue reading Hurry up…and wait

The Potrero: Developer’s Specials


Our friends at The Potrero, Potrero Hill’s newest development with prices starting at $404,880 for a studio, and working their way up from there for one and two bedroom condos, and two and three bedroom townhomes, have decided to release a few “developer’s specials”, and you’re hearing it here first. [Update: they just hit MLS.] … Continue reading The Potrero: Developer’s Specials

Ask an Expert (Alexander Clark), Investment Property in Mission Bay?


“Can I ask what your opinion is about buying an investment property down at the mission bay area now? You know, the ones like on King or Berry street. Do you think those prices are coming down and do you think they will come down? I saw on your last “sold” list, they were all … Continue reading Ask an Expert (Alexander Clark), Investment Property in Mission Bay?

Tuesday Tour: Liked


1110 Fulton, a 2 bed, 1.5 bath condo right across the street from Alamo Square Park. I especially like the fact it has had a recent price reduction from $989,000 to $975,000. The property is very similar to 256 Page, but not quite as high end. Location is great, price was wrong. It will not … Continue reading Tuesday Tour: Liked

Tuesday Tour: Didn’t Like


2342 42nd Ave., a 3 bed, 3 bath single family in the Outer Parkside. What I don’t like is the fact that in August of 2006 this property was listed at $1,095,000, then in March of 2007 listed at $899,000, now it is listed at $1,295,000. If it sells at $1,295,000, I’m packing up and moving to … Continue reading Tuesday Tour: Didn’t Like

Why’s this keep happening to me?!


Here we have a 3 bed, 1.5 bath condo at 256 Page built in 1885 asking $899,000 (perhaps a little low, but that’s how you get the activity), received 4 offers on Thursday, of which we were one of them.  Our original offer was $925,000 (scared by all the media reports of a “down” market, we … Continue reading Why’s this keep happening to me?!

Ask an Expert (Alexander Clark), 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

Ask an Expert, Inner Parkside Weather (Alexander Clark)


“I enjoy reading your newsletter and your blog. Thanks for all the helpful info. Would you mind helping me better understand Inner Parkside w/respect with the weather? We’re looking at a home on the west side of 16th; does that mean we’re doomed to being shrouded in fog? Also, more importantly, is it virtually impossible … Continue reading Ask an Expert, Inner Parkside Weather (Alexander Clark)

Ask an Expert, Height limits in Outer Sunset/Parkside (Alexander Clark)


“hello, I recently bought a house in the outer sunset district (48th and Ortega ) of San Francisco. I am trying to figure out exactly what are the building/remodeling restrictions for my zone. Specifically I am interested in finding out about height restrictions, such as building a third story for an ocean view or adding … Continue reading Ask an Expert, Height limits in Outer Sunset/Parkside (Alexander Clark)

Ask an Expert, to rent or not (this is a doozy)


“I recently purchased a building consisting of two flats. I did a quick refurbishment of the interior and currently need to find tenants. HOWEVER, I may end up doing something vastly different with the property in the near future. As such, I can’t offically rent out the units under a contract because I may need … Continue reading Ask an Expert, to rent or not (this is a doozy)

Ask an Expert, Is it worth the money in Inner Parkside?


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?

Clarification on McGoldrick Proposal


Regarding my recent post, McGoldrick Strikes, well not gold that’s for sure it seems there is a bit of confusion regarding whether or not the proposed legislation applies to single family residences.  Yes, the confused includes me.  The answer I received from McGoldrick’s office, is that the intention is not to include single family homes. HOWEVER, the verbiage, … Continue reading Clarification on McGoldrick Proposal