SF Overbids All Top $1 Million


It’s getting harder and harder to buy a house for less than $1 million in San Francisco, but that’s not necessarily anybody’s fault. In the examples of this week’s overbids, several sellers initially priced their offerings at under seven figures, only for bidding to push the final cost up over that mark. Of course, in … Continue reading SF Overbids All Top $1 Million

Walnut Creek House Burns Down, Sells For $1 Million


Even burning down will not stop a Bay Area home for selling for $1 million, at least in the case of 254 Tamarisk Drive in Walnut Creek, which has now redefined the term “fire sale.” It’s been less than a year since fire destroyed this formerly handsome four bed, two bath, 2,400 square foot home … Continue reading Walnut Creek House Burns Down, Sells For $1 Million

Forest Hill Craftsman Overbid Returns


When a buyer truly has their heart set on the ideal San Francisco home, not much will stand in their way. That’s how we end up with overbids, including this week’s top spot at 144 Idora Avenue, a four bed, three bath, Forest Hill Crafsman home from 1926 that sold this week for $2.5 million … Continue reading Forest Hill Craftsman Overbid Returns

Inside Gavin Newsom’s (former) $5.9 Million Marin County Mansion


The big news in California politics is the upcoming recall election, asking voters whether or not they want to oust Governor Gavin Newsom. And speaking of recall, we’re also getting a flashback to some of Newsom’s recent real estate prospects. Earlier this year, Newsom finally managed to sell his Marin County mansion, after a two-plus … Continue reading Inside Gavin Newsom’s (former) $5.9 Million Marin County Mansion

Top SF Overbids: Westwood Park Basement Breaks the Bank


Ah summer, when a San Francisco homebuyer’s fancy turns toward paying more for a home–or at least that’s how it seems when we break down this week’s top SF overbids. Most weeks, San Francisco overbids are relatively modest, but our current number one spot is actually quite a whopper in the form of 773 Faxon … Continue reading Top SF Overbids: Westwood Park Basement Breaks the Bank

Onetime Hearst Mansion From Kidnapping Scandal Sells


What does a piece of Bay Area history cost? Generally it depends on the size of the piece, but in the case of 233 West Santa Inez Avenue, a sprawling Hillsborough estate whose address is etched in the annals of 20th century sensationalism for better or for worse, it was over $12 million, finally netting … Continue reading Onetime Hearst Mansion From Kidnapping Scandal Sells

SOLD | 310 Redwood Ave | Corte Madera | $1,650,000


To all of our readers and those of you out there considering a move to Marin, I just helped another young couple find their dream home outside of the city limits, past the fog line, in an amazing Corte Madera location, with an incredible yard, hot tub, and everything you need. Coming from the city, … Continue reading SOLD | 310 Redwood Ave | Corte Madera | $1,650,000

SOLD | NOPA Investment Property | $3,500,000 | Off Market


Remember this property I offered to all of you right when the bottom fell out of the world and we went full lockdown in San Francisco? I told you all the numbers were too good to pass up, and one lucky investor jumped all over this. Sold ENTIRELY without accessing the property, I told you … Continue reading SOLD | NOPA Investment Property | $3,500,000 | Off Market

SOLD | 232 Evelyn Way | Miraloma Park | $1,350,000


Congratulations to the buyers of this great Miraloma Park home at 232 Evelyn Way, and well done to our associate Karim Scarlata for getting it done. What started as a blog back before the internet (kidding…that’s not possible), theFrontSteps has grown to one of the premier San Francisco real estate outfits. If you’re thinking of … Continue reading SOLD | 232 Evelyn Way | Miraloma Park | $1,350,000

Just Sold | 1476 Pacific Ave | Russian Hill | $2,300,000


Originally listed at $2,695,000, closed on 12/31 for $2,300,000 (you read that right…$395,000 below original list), this amazingly awesome and unique home at 1476 Pacific Ave in Russian Hill is the perfect fit for my clients, and they couldn’t be happier. Moving trucks are on their way, dinner parties are being planned, furniture is going … Continue reading Just Sold | 1476 Pacific Ave | Russian Hill | $2,300,000

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

SOLD! | 875 La Playa #179 | Outer Richmond / Ocean Beach | $860,000


Thanks to stellar photography, lightning fast painters, and top notch staging, we were able to get this property on the market in a matter of two weeks, get six offers, all over list price, and set a new high water mark sales price for this building. Congratulations to everyone involved, and thank you for a … Continue reading SOLD! | 875 La Playa #179 | Outer Richmond / Ocean Beach | $860,000

SOLD | 707 Cole St. | Cole Valley | $2,606,000


Quite possibly one of the busiest sets of open houses I’ve ever held, with nearly 250-300 people through the door, 707 Cole St. has changed hands to a pair of wonderful people that will hopefully enjoy this home as much as my clients did. Listed for $2,495,000, in the end it didn’t go nuts, but … Continue reading SOLD | 707 Cole St. | Cole Valley | $2,606,000

SOLD | 745 18th Ave | Central Richmond | $1,412,000


I’m pleased to report the successful sale of this wonderful Richmond residence. In the end, we were able to get around 150 people through the door, we received nine offers, four of which were countered at $1.4M, two of which came back above that, and we just closed for $1,412,000. If you live in the … Continue reading SOLD | 745 18th Ave | Central Richmond | $1,412,000

SOLD | 652 44th Ave | Outer Richmond | $1,547,777


Setting records in the Outer Richmond and throwing all the lucky 7’s on it: Listed $1,195,000 sold for $1,547,777 We got over 250 people through the door via our stellar marketing and online presence. In the end we handed out just about 30 disclosure packages (generally this is a gauge of potential “real” buyers), and … Continue reading SOLD | 652 44th Ave | Outer Richmond | $1,547,777