California Real Estate Market & Industry Summary 4/21/2020


“As unemployment has skyrocketed, the housing market has slowed — and it’s likely to remain slow as more jobs are lost. [California Association of Realtors] C.A.R.’s March sales report shows the market in California has begun to feel the effects of the virus, with existing, single-family home sales down 11.5 percent from February and 6.1 … Continue reading California Real Estate Market & Industry Summary 4/21/2020

For Sale | 1296 Church St. | Noe Valley | $1,395,000


As always, our friends and followers get the first look at some of our listings coming to market, so here you go. Hits MLS tomorrow or Friday. — Looking for an amazing home in an amazing location? Thinking you want to be near the action, but not “IN” the action? Looking for an easy commute … Continue reading For Sale | 1296 Church St. | Noe Valley | $1,395,000

Maximum Overbid of the Month Hits $625,000 Over Asking


Just when you thought things were cooling…this: Located at 131 Castro Street in the desirable Duboce Triangle, this full-floor condominium fetched a final sale price 62.81% over its original asking price of $995,000. It ultimately sold for $1,620,000. Fabulous features like newly refinished hardwood floors, spacious rooms, high ceilings, a woodburning fireplace, amazing storage, wrap-around … Continue reading Maximum Overbid of the Month Hits $625,000 Over Asking

SOLD OFF MARKET | NoPa Condo @215 Cole St. | $1,500,000


Had to just do a quick blog post to congratulate the buyers and sellers of this sweet little gem I just sold off market. — Another amazing off market opportunity for my dear readers…not going on MLS for a few weeks, but definitely available for immediate purchase and viewing. Like some of my other listings … Continue reading SOLD OFF MARKET | NoPa Condo @215 Cole St. | $1,500,000

San Francisco Real Estate Micro Market Update – Plus 3 Off Market Gems


Like a bear coming out of hibernation, the San Francisco real estate market is waking up from its Summer slumber and new inventory is flooding the market. As of the time of this post, this week alone San Francisco has seen 254 new listings (of all property types) hit the market since Monday. That’s more … Continue reading San Francisco Real Estate Micro Market Update – Plus 3 Off Market Gems

$682,000 Over Asking in the Outer Sunset to End the Year


You thought I was going to let you finish out the year without one final Overbid stunner, didn’t you? I actually tried, but then it didn’t snow (Supreme Leader says it’s cold, so Global Warming is not a real thing), so I was left with a choice of skiing man-made ice, or sit down and … Continue reading $682,000 Over Asking in the Outer Sunset to End the Year

Sutro Heights Dream “Cottage” Asks $3,495,000


Originally built in 1884 as the gardener’s cottage for Adolph Sutro, first Mayor of San Francisco, 542 46th Ave is not your average beach “cottage”…it’s amazing in every way, and you, my dear readers, are the first to see it.

Agents & Sellers Beware: Fake Buyers in San Francisco


From one of our colleagues in the industry, “Just FYI, I was notified today by another agent who ran into a family of fake buyers. Here’s more info about the fake buyers: They use the name Anna Harrison, phone number 415-200-5532. Jason Torres is the partner and there is an older gentleman claiming to be … Continue reading Agents & Sellers Beware: Fake Buyers in San Francisco

Maximum Overbid Of The Week | Kitchen & Bathroom Cost Extra In Bernal Heights


With so many great pictures from which to choose, how do you pick just one? You don’t. You must see to believe… 18 Prospect, a 3 bed, 1 bath, single family in Bernal Heights takes this week’s Overbid cake giving new meaning to the term “development opportunity”. Listed at $829,000 and SOLD for $1,250,000 (cash … Continue reading Maximum Overbid Of The Week | Kitchen & Bathroom Cost Extra In Bernal Heights

When A Tear Down Sells For $2,350,000


To say the market isn’t moving along at blistering speed would be an understatement. Thus, my lack of blogging. I have updated all of the listing data we provide at The Goods, such as Top 20 Underbids, Top 20 Overbids, New Listings, SOLD Property (nobody else provides this so easily for your pleasure), and more. … Continue reading When A Tear Down Sells For $2,350,000

A Look Inside The 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase


If you’re like most people who either didn’t get an invite, or don’t have the time to go check out the 2015 Decorator Showcase Home located at 3630 Jackson, don’t fret. One of my favorite photographers, Rob Jordan, has been kind enough to share some amazing interior photos with me, so I can share with … Continue reading A Look Inside The 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase

Stalefish: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes


There is a little something in our market, of which many buyers are not aware, and many agents overlook. I have long referred to them as “Stalefish“, but others refer to them as “buying opportunity” or “still available property”, or what we named (on theGoods) as the “30+ Club”. What are these, you ask? They … Continue reading Stalefish: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

New Year, New Beginning?


Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday and New Year’s celebration. Let’s kick off the 2015 blogging with some Stats & Numbers via sfnewsletter, which focuses on the past three years of real estate market activity, as well as a look way back to the 1980’s (were you born yet?), and some … Continue reading New Year, New Beginning?

Cole Valley Property Gets 30 Offers


Because one offer isn’t enough, 135 Parnassus (a teeny – tiny 1192 sqft, 2 bed, 1 bath condo) in the heart center of Cole Valley, just blew the roof off of reality. Sure, priced crazy low at $799,000 (actually, I would have priced it similarly because it did have some issues), but still…30 offers? Come … Continue reading Cole Valley Property Gets 30 Offers

Buying A Home In San Francisco – Step 3: Go See Some Property!


You starting to feel ready to buy a home in San Francisco? By now, hopefully, you’ve made it through Step 1, and are now either pre-approved, or can provide Proof of Funds, and are getting dialed into this thing called the internet and how well it can help you instantaneously see what is new on … Continue reading Buying A Home In San Francisco – Step 3: Go See Some Property!