At 28 square miles, Novato is the largest and most northern town in Marin. A quick zoom on Google earth reveals an idyllic benefit of the landscape; large flat lots featuring single level ranch style homes many complete with 2 car garages, front and back yards and most importantly pools, plenty of them! Another added … Continue reading Price Per Sq Foot, Popcorn Ceilings and Pools
Marin and San Francisco real estate are similar beasts, except for one glaring caveat: amazing vs mediocre public schools. Single Family homes in both area’s sell for relatively similar amounts with similar buyer profiles. Given their close proximity and interdependence on each other, both area’s are on the radar of prospective buyers with a major … Continue reading How I Closed Two Homes in Marin Last Month and Why It Matters
Ordinarily the phrase “Maximum Overbid” is a figure of speech, but in this case it’s seemingly quite literal, as we have indeed recorded seemingly the highest overbid in the history of San Francisco; a shame it’s too good to be true. As you can see from the table below, 336 Cumberland Street, an enterprising Castro … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Did a Castro Condo Sell For $165 Million? (Spoiler: No, But We Can Dream)
As Halloween weekend looms, our usually very atmospheric metro is missing a certain extra gothic flourish that most cities boast: Other than a couple of historic graveyards in the Presidio and Mission Dolores, San Francisco has no cemeteries within its boundaries. And yes, this is because of real estate. Contrary to popular belief, SF never … Continue reading When SF Realtors Kicked Out Our City Cemeteries
It’s the haunted season, and even real estate can be scary–or at least, certain homes seem to have a talent for scaring buyers. As realtor gossip often has it, homes saddled with a supposedly sinister street number, like 13 or 666, are supposed to suffer depressed home values. But is it true, or just more … Continue reading In San Francisco, Spooky Addresses Scare Off Big Home Sales
One of San Francisco’s most prominent haunted houses is up for sale–if you believe in such things, of course. What’s objectively true is that the Chambers Mansion at 2222 Sacramento Street listed this week asking the eye-popping but unsurprising sum of more than $5.74 million. The six bed, seven bath edifice is named for its … Continue reading “Haunted” Pac Heights Mansion Listed For $5.74 Million
SF’s housing market hinges on what people think about the city, and nothing informs popular opinion quite as consistently as Hollywood, which has always had a love/hate relationship with the city. That is to say, people love to make movies about San Francisco, but they hate to actually shoot here, usually substituting cheaper cities like … Continue reading Mapping San Francisco Superhero Movies
Just in time for the weekend. It was actually a Mission District condo that claimed the top spot on the Top 10 Overbid List (see below) at damn near 52% over asking (we calculate via percentage not $$), but have a look at 268 Wawona in West Portal… Listed at $2,895,000, barely a minute on … Continue reading If You Sold Your Home For $1,355,000 Over Asking, Where Would You Go? What Would You Buy?
I just had to repost this one from waaaay back. Next up, “I’m a rockstar, or wait..I’m just a Realtor”. :-)
Before you dive into this list of top 10 Overbids for the week, make sure to check this Underbid of the Decade (former residence of Nicolas Cage). Top 10 Overbids Week ending 4/5/19: Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid 36 Rico Way 2/2.00/ 22 $999,000 $1,575,000 57.66% 446 Hearst Avenue 1/1.00/N/A 26 $899,000 … Continue reading Overbids, $6MM Underbid, Pocket Listings, And Everything You Need For A Friday…
This 2 bed, 2 bath at 829 Oak St #B looks great right? It is actually. It’s really sweet. But it’s not selling. So what do you do when you can’t sell something for $900,000 in San Francisco? You should know this by now. You reduce the price. In this case, by half. Get out … Continue reading Hip Hayes Valley Half Pad Asking $449,500
It’s not everyday you get to sell a property where history was made (no, I haven’t posted this listing on Craigslist), and it’s definitely not everyday that you open up a wall for a remodel and find a San Francisco Examiner from August 18, 1908…and it’s totally legible! The information contained on the pages of … Continue reading Cole Valley Flat For $15; Scantily Clad Bathers Arrested; Dead Man Returns To Life – August 18, 1908
Ever wondered what $465,000 gets you in San Francisco? It gets you this…a 347 square foot studio in South Beach: That’s $1340 per square foot in case you were wondering. Happy Hump Day – you’re almost there. –201 Harrison St #108, sold $465,000 [The Goods] …Loving the hand sketched floorplan.
I had the pleasure of representing some repeat clients on their purchase of this well located and highly sought after two unit property at 1143-45 Jackson for $2,150,000. We had to go to battle, for sure, but in the end we beat out 11 other buyers (including one higher) to seal the deal. The story … Continue reading SOLD | 1143-45 Jackson | It’s a Good Story…
Sometimes, it’s not just money that gets a seller’s attention. I’ve been party to many, many a transaction in the last 15 years, and this year has been particularly busy for me (definitely not complaining). I know all the tricks to get an offer accepted when I represent buyers, and how to weed through the … Continue reading Buyers Look To Their Children’s Art & Writing Skills To Get Offers Accepted
I scoured Google and all the blogs so you don’t have to. Gotta start with the foundation… Before you can get to the top… Thanks to Jason Fang for the FAA poach and subsequent stomach turning footy… Before you can go inside… …and quite possibly the coolest thing ever is the time-lapse of the building … Continue reading The Best Of Salesforce Tower Rising | Including Time-Lapse