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Who doesn’t love em…Overbids!

I guess buyers don’t love em. Or the thousands of people still trying to get in this market, but fear not. The tides will turn at some point. They have to.

Top 10 Overbids for San Francisco

Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid
1551 21st Avenue 4/3.00/N/A 42 $998,000 $1,510,000 51.30%
1634 30th Avenue 3/1.00/N/A 29 $995,000 $1,325,000 33.17%
83 Sharon Street 2/1.00/ 23 $799,000 $1,022,000 27.91%
205 Ellsworth Street 1/1.00/N/A 7 $799,000 $1,020,000 27.66%
422 Green Street 2-4 Units 12 $899,000 $1,130,000 25.70%
425 Lake Street 5/1.50/N/A 12 $1,995,000 $2,450,000 22.81%
824 Shields Street 2/1.00/N/A 26 $699,000 $853,000 22.03%
1770 24th Avenue 4/3.00/N/A 7 $1,195,000 $1,455,000 21.76%
54 Cook Street 56 2-4 Units 11 $1,200,000 $1,455,000 21.25%
2 Dawnview Way 5/4.00/N/A 18 $1,250,000 $1,504,000 20.32%

For more Overbids, Underbids, Stalefish, Recent Sales, and New listings, check out my Goods Page. Your one stop shop for all things Real Estate.

Happy Friday! Come check out my new listing this weekend – she’s a beauty, that’s for sure.

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Hey Overbids!

The overbids are still there, it’s myself who has been a bit absent. Hey! It’s Summer, so why not.

Top 10 Overbids for San Francisco:

Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid
792 Capp Street 3/1.00/N/A 13 $995,000 $1,450,000 45.73%
154 Bonview Street 1/1.00/N/A 9 $799,000 $1,150,000 43.93%
113 Newman Street 2/1.00/N/A 9 $889,000 $1,250,000 40.61%
2330 Sloat Boulevard 5/3.00/N/A 23 $995,000 $1,380,000 38.69%
1375 32nd Avenue 2/1.00/N/A 32 $950,000 $1,280,000 34.74%
1728 Ortega Street 3/2.00/N/A 16 $1,095,000 $1,458,000 33.15%
850 Treat Avenue 2/1.00/ 10 $999,000 $1,300,000 30.13%
23 Roscoe Street 1/1.00/N/A 27 $695,000 $890,000 28.06%
4228 24th Street 2/2.00/ 15 $1,299,000 $1,650,000 27.02%
1856 28th Avenue 3/1.00/N/A 25 $975,000 $1,238,000 26.97%

For more Overbids, Underbids, Stalefish, Recent Sales, and New Listings, check out The Goods.

Have a great weekend. Come visit me at 1011 23rd, my super sweet loft, which just came BOM for $699,000.

Bay Area Home Prices by Transit Stop

“Bay Area Home Prices by Transit Stop” Is Sure To Melt Your Brain

Perhaps the coolest (and frankly, REALLY insightful) graphics and lists to come across my desk in a really long time. Kudos to the folks over at Estately for putting this Bay Area Home Prices by Transit Stop edit together:


…and this to spin your brain around the connection between Silicon Valley and San Francisco:

“Estately Real Estate Search analyzed the last six months of home sales for houses, townhouses, and condos that were within a one-mile radius of each BART and Caltrain transit stop. We then broke them down by price per square foot.

At an average of $1,630 per square foot, Caltrain’s California Avenue stop in Palo Alto is the Bay Area’s most expensive transit stop to buy a home near. Pittsburg/Bay Point BART stop, the furthest from downtown San Francisco, is the least expensive at $219 per square foot on average.”

Chew on all that for a while on this glorious, post NBA Finals Monday.

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Top 10 Underbids | A Medley Of Sorts

When I peruse these top 10 Overbid and Underbid lists that we crank out at The Goods for all of our clients (myself included), I often sit and wonder what is more of a story:


A) The ultra modern residence at 748 Treat that clinched this week’s top Underbid spot by selling for nearly 7% below asking (not much of a story here),
B) The big ticket sale at 3876 Clay, which, although sold for under asking, still sold for $1300+ per square foot (I vividly remember the days we started seeing $1000/square foot on the radar, which now seems like a distant memory),
C) What you get for under $700,000 in San Francisco in the single family home category, or
D) How when we live in small spaces that are insanely expensive some of us are forced to store our “wine cellar” next to our shoes.

Regardless, it’s all good information, provides you some insight into the market, your neighborhood, San Francisco, and what you have to do to get your foot in our Real Estate door, or that now might be a great time for you to get out. Food for thought, on a weekly basis…

Top 10 Underbids San Francisco

Address BR BA Parking List Price Sold Price Underbid
748 Treat Avenue 4 3.50 1 $2,199,000 $2,050,000 -6.78 %
326 Noriega Street 4 3.00 1 $1,475,000 $1,400,000 -5.08 %
3876 Clay Street 4 2.50 2 $4,175,000 $4,035,000 -3.35 %
2107 16th Avenue 2 2.00 1 $930,000 $900,000 -3.23 %
3305 Broderick Street 3 3.50 1 $3,150,000 $3,050,000 -3.17 %
68 McCoppin Street 1 1.00 1 $749,000 $728,000 -2.80 %
1750 Taylor Street 2 2.00 1 $2,695,000 $2,627,625 -2.50 %
8 Buchanan Street 2 2.00 1 $1,155,000 $1,130,000 -2.16 %
718 Joost Avenue 1 1.00 0 $695,000 $680,000 -2.16 %
355 Grove Street 5+ unit 5+ unit 1 $5,988,000 $5,860,000 -2.14 %

Have a great day!

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San Francisco Takes Top Honors On Trulia’s Best Neighborhoods List

Living well means something different to everyone.  For some of us, it means indulging in all the luxuries life offers, and to others it means living a healthy, active  lifestyle. Luckily, and why we live here, San Francisco offers both.

Recently the folks over at Trulia shared their perspectives on living well in this Best Neighborhoods post, which coincided with the release of these super handy Live Well maps, and look at that…San Francisco takes top dog for Midsize City, specifically the Sunset District (Spoiler – Sunset is already more expensive than when Trulia wrote this, so get in before it goes more nuts out that way).

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San Francisco actually has two of the top ten “Live Well” neighborhoods (that’d be Excelsior at #7) for mid-sized metropolitan areas (population 1,000,000 to 2,000,000) in the US.

Top Ten Neighborhoods for Living Well

Neighborhood U.S. Metro Live Well Index % Quiet Streets # Play-Centric Amenities Per Square Mile Miles of Trails/Footpaths Per Square Mile # of Care and Essential Amenities Per Square Mile
Outer Sunset San Francisco, CA 93.6 52.5% 2.5 5.0 13.0
West Riverside New Orleans, LA 88.7 55.1% 2.0 1.0 4.9
Crestview Austin, TX 86.3 48.6% 3.9 0.6 6.8
Driftwood Fort Lauderdale, FL 83.2 58.6% 2.2 4.2 1.1
Riverwest Milwaukee, WI 82.5 52.2% 0.7 6.2 2.2
Midtown San Jose, CA 81.4 41.9% 6.6 2.9 10.7
Excelsior San Francisco, CA 81.3 43.1% 4.4 2.2 7.1
Shady Lane Columbus, OH 80.2 50.3% 1.7 0.5 2.5
Roosevelt Redwood City, CA 79.9 58.0% 0.9 0.0 5.5
Emerald Hills Fort Lauderdale, FL 79.9 44.9% 2.3 1.1 4.5

The Outer Sunset, which scored 93.6 on Trulia’s index, is the best neighborhood overall for living well, beating out the large metro neighborhood Ocean Beach in San Diego, CA, which scored 96.0 (Is that OB v. OB?).  The Sunset District of San Francisco, is flanked by three great resources: Ocean Beach to the West, Golden Gate Park to the North, and the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center to the East.  Additionally, well over 50 percent of its streets are considered quiet (unless of course it’s festival season!).  The Outer Sunset offers the added bonus of being one of San Francisco’s more affordable places to buy with a median sales price of $981,000…and climbing.

Excelsior, San Francisco, CA also made the top ten list for mid-sized metros, ranking seventh with a live well score of 81.3 – offering 43.1 percent quiet streets.  Excelsior is nestled just south of Interstate 280 and is east of Outer Mission, Balboa Park, and Mission Terrace.  Its great play-centric amenities include the Louis Sutter Softball Field and Playground in addition to the Philosopher’s Way trail.  Scoring high for care and essentials, this neighborhood is conveniently located near Excelsior Health Services and a multitude of daycare facilities.  Excelsior is by far one of the most reasonably priced neighborhoods in San Francisco with a median sales price of $910,000…and climbing.

If peaceful, active living with great access to exceptional care is what you are looking for in a neighborhood then San Francisco metropolitan area has ample choices for you. If you’d like to learn more about San Francisco’s micro districts, click “Browse theFrontSteps” over there in the right hand column for things we’ve said about most areas of town. Additionally, way back when, I did a Tour de San Francisco, which you might find enlightening.

You could also pick up the phone (or email/text us) and we’d be happy to show you around and find a neighborhood that is right for you. We have many from which to choose, and they’re all pretty awesome.

As for whether Trulia’s statements are accurate, that might be a cause for a new Battle Royale, which we leave up to you to discuss among friends over some tasty California Wine, paired with locally sourced cheese, and possibly oysters…or maybe Dungeness Crab (since they finally lifted the ban.)

Viva San Francisco!

Reasons We Live Here [theFrontSteps]
San Francisco Neighborhoods [theFrontSteps]
Tour de San Francisco [theFrontSteps before theFrontSteps]
Battle Royale [theFrontSteps]

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Maximum Overbid Of The Week | Welcome To The Mission | Kitchen & Bath Not Included

From the Outer Richmond last week, to the heart of the Sunset this week, the Western edge of San Francisco continues to take top honors on the Overbid list.

Perhaps a little less baffling than last week’s, and also a case of clearly underpricing a property, this little gem at 2724 Ortega just fetched nearly 40% more than asking ($849,000 to $1,135,000). To be perfectly honest, it sold exactly at a reasonable price, so there is not much of a story on this one, buuuttt…

Have a look at 1315 Minna, which took second fiddle, in the oh-so hip and happening Inner Mission District..definitely a kitchen suitable for Easter Brunch, or Thanksgiving Dinner.


From $999,000 to $1,328,000…. our friends around the world are collectively shaking their heads in disbelief. As for us, it’s all too familiar.

Top 10 Maximum Overbids Of the Week | San Francisco

Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid
2724 Ortega Street 3/2.00/N/A 14 $849,000 $1,135,000 33.69%
1315 Minna Street 2/1.00/N/A 21 $999,000 $1,328,000 32.93%
635 38th Avenue 3/3.00/N/A 13 $1,495,000 $1,915,000 28.09%
6 Berkeley Way 4/3.50/N/A 15 $1,298,000 $1,650,000 27.12%
3392 16th Street 2/1.25/ 12 $995,000 $1,245,000 25.13%
73 Naples Street 3/2.00/N/A 12 $749,000 $927,000 23.77%
1045 Church Street 3/1.00/N/A 19 $1,799,000 $2,225,000 23.68%
1039 Treat Avenue 2/1.00/ 4 $1,099,000 $1,350,000 22.84%
2679 43rd Avenue 3/1.00/N/A 9 $749,000 $920,000 22.83%
1056 Cole Street 3/1.00/ 13 $1,095,000 $1,310,000 19.63%

For information about any of the sales you see above, about San Francisco, or our market, have a look around the site..it’s loaded with great information. Better yet, give us a shout and we’ll get you sorted.

Have a great weekend!

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7 Hidden Gems in Golden Gate Park

For San Francisco residents, Golden Gate park is that place you’ve religiously taken out-of-towners and spent countless afternoons strolling around with your SO or kids. But there is probably more than one secret spot you’ve never stumbled across in one of your trips around the 1,017 acre public space. Below, we’ve pulled together a collection of the top overlooked attractions at our city’s crown jewel –  after all, Golden Gate Park was named one of the America’s best public parks just a couple of years ago. Let us know in the comments which ones you think are the best on the list!

    1. Stow Lake: Do you want to recreate a scene from The Notebook? Rent a rowboat or paddle boat and take a peaceful ride on the lake listening to birds chirping as the ducks swim past.
      *The only thing to watch out for here is a possible sighting of the The Ghost of Stow Lake, spotted in the area for more than a hundred years.
    2. San Francisco Botanical Gardens: Have you wanted to see plants from different regions of the world? Come visit the Botanical Gardens; plus, admission is free for all San Francisco residents.
    3. Carousel: Do you have kids or just want to pretend you are a kid again for a day? Hop on the merry go round and pick your favorite animal to go on a ride that is sure to put a smile on your face for the rest of the day.
    4. Bison Paddock: Yes, you read that right. There are bison walking in an area of the park. Stop and take it all in because how many people can say they can see bison in their local park?
    5. Tennis Courts: Grab your racket and hit the courts! Complete a match then take a break and have a picnic on the lawn area nearby.
    6. Conservatory of Flowers: Twist and turn your way through rooms filled with bright flowers set up in pots on the floor, tables, and ceiling. Depending on the month, you might find butterflies or venus fly traps among other special “guests.”
    7. Music Concourse: Located between the California Academy of Sciences and de Young Museum, a stage is set up for multiple different genres of live music. Some days you may stumble upon artists creating new pieces and displaying their available artwork.

Not sure where all these exciting places are located? No problem! Take a look at the map and start your exciting adventure.


[Editor’s Note: As part of my commitment to San Francisco and the greater good of all residents in this wonderful city, I have teamed up with some USF Journalism students to allow them to get their feet wet with writing/blogging/marketing on a larger scale. Written by Kianna Fernandez.]

 

 

 

 

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Behind the Scenes: Sift Dessert Bar

If you’re looking for a sweet treat visit Sift Dessert Bar  located at 2411 California Street. Employee Gabbi McDaniel has the inside scoop!

Q: What does a typical day look like?

A: The opening shift lead starts at 8 AM and is in charge of the back of house (BOH). This person frosts and decorates all the cupcakes so they’re ready when the front of house (FOH) person comes in around 9-9:30 AM. Our cupcakes are actually made at our commissary in Santa Rosa and shipped to us 4 times a week. That way all the cupcakes at each location actually taste the same and because San Francisco retail just doesn’t permit us to have a proper kitchen. Then when the FOH comes in, it’s that person’s responsibility to put out all the cupcakes, restock other products, and basically make sure the front of house is presentable.