A Little Update On Our Market, and Overbids


Follow this link right here for the latest San Francisco Real Estate Market report: November Real Estate Market Report Now then, did you know that despite everything that’s going on in the world and the economy, including the fact that everything should stop so we can all watch World Cup games day in and day … Continue reading A Little Update On Our Market, and Overbids

Do San Francisco Housing Prices Ever Drop?


While having lunch with a friend recently, she put forth a potentially disarming question: Have San Francisco home prices ever actually gone down for any significant period? Not just wobbly month-to-month dips, but a real drop? Her tone was one of almost unvarnished disbelief: She was of an age where she could not remember SF … Continue reading Do San Francisco Housing Prices Ever Drop?

Marina District Home Sells $1,166,000 Over Asking, Market Corrects?


You read that right, a fixer listed for $3,500,000 at 3666 Baker just closed $1,166,000 over asking for a $4,666,000 sales price. That ain’t spooky Halloween sh*t either. (If you miss the 666 reference I feel for you.) Such is the life of buying and selling in San Francisco. Kinda like when you walk down … Continue reading Marina District Home Sells $1,166,000 Over Asking, Market Corrects?

2458 Great Highway | Outer Sunset | Off Market Opportunity!


by Bryce Adams Turn Key 2 bed, 1 bath Condo on the Great Highway and Taraval. Both the living and dining room feature snippet views of Ocean Beach and the recently remodeled kitchen and bathroom feature quartz countertops and glass backsplashes. Hardwood and bamboo flooring throughout. A serene, low maintenance backyard is complemented with a … Continue reading 2458 Great Highway | Outer Sunset | Off Market Opportunity!

Single Family Home Prices Down 23%, Condos 25% Since Peak


Just cranked out another San Francisco Real Estate Market report and the data is beginning to show the slowdown. Is this the tip of the iceberg or will it turn? We’ll keep eyes on it for you, all you need to do is keep eyes on us. Prices tend to stagnate or decline this time … Continue reading Single Family Home Prices Down 23%, Condos 25% Since Peak

Just Listed & Currently Off Market | 64 Rosemont Pl | Mission Dolores


I just listed this cool Marina Style flat at 64 Rosemont PL.. Details, including tons of photos, 3D virtual tour, and floorplan found on the property webpage, which you can find by clicking here, or at https://theFrontSteps.com/64RosemontPl . The open house schedule is not yet set and we’re not sure we’ll be on the market … Continue reading Just Listed & Currently Off Market | 64 Rosemont Pl | Mission Dolores

“The Elusive Future of San Francisco’s Fog” – New York Times


If you follow theFrontSteps’ blog, you’d likely know I’m a bit of a weather geek – maybe more than a bit, actually. Weather influences all of our lives for sure, but my life and enjoyment of living depend on it. A sunny day with east winds and waves hitting the beach that originated thousands of … Continue reading “The Elusive Future of San Francisco’s Fog” – New York Times

Maximum Overbid: First-Time Sale Goes Way Over


This week’s top overbid is the overweeningly handsome 300 Twin Peaks, a four bed, four bath blue number that sold for $3.15 million after two weeks on the market. According to CoreLogic, this place has never sold before: The last sale (in 1988) was for just the land, coming out to $637,500; the house itself … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: First-Time Sale Goes Way Over

Maximum Overbid: The Photos Really Do Matter


It was another downbeat week for oversells, at least compared to the surreal highs we’ve been used to for the past 12 months and more. For all that, the top seller this week, 150 Morningside, still landed more than $2.4 million and only needed a round dozen days on the market to seal the deal. … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: The Photos Really Do Matter

Maximum Overbid: Summer Slowdown Speeds Right Back Up


Looks like last week’s slow week for overbids was just that: A slow week. This week on SF’s housing front everything is right back to the business of business as usual, with a top overbid that not only cracks 150 percent of the asking but also buried its previous record sale price. 1530 44th Avenue … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Summer Slowdown Speeds Right Back Up

SF Condos Are Taking Longer To Sell. Does It Matter?


We keep hearing that SF condos are in decline. It’s a plausible idea; as we’ve noted already, condos are virtually all the city has built these last ten years, and they’ve proven fairly sensitive to market ups and downs in the past. That said, anecdotes and speculation don’t punch the clock, so let’s see what … Continue reading SF Condos Are Taking Longer To Sell. Does It Matter?

Maximum Overbid: Laying Out a Classic $2 Million ’80s Home


Sometimes it’s the minor things you really love: In this case, certain floorplans. Truth is, there’s actually nothing all that remarkable about the layout of our top overbid of the week, the Outer Richmond’s 536 44th Avenue; used to be you saw home just like this top the sales charts all the time. The key … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Laying Out a Classic $2 Million ’80s Home

Maximum Luxury: A Recession Loss Doubles Down


Houses do not have memories, and they do not have opinions about how much they sell for. But if they did, this would be a proud day for 114 Crescent Avenue in Bernal Heights, because this week the three bed, two bath house with the minty green facade can finally put its last unhappy sale … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: A Recession Loss Doubles Down

Should We Pray For a Housing Crash?


In May, a Michigan Facebook user declared, “The new Millennial dream is a housing market crash.” More than 2,600 people Liked or Loved that sentiment; when a larger page recycled the post, it got approval from over 327,000 users. Variations of this meme have floated around social media for years. Although usually presented as a … Continue reading Should We Pray For a Housing Crash?

Maximum Overbid: When Less Really Is More


Our top two overbids this week are on paper very similar affairs, being western neighborhood houses that were just about the same size, listed just a little bit more than a week apart for almost the same sum, and sold within a few days of each other for close to the same money as. The … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: When Less Really Is More