Coming Soon: 613 Peralta (Bernal Heights)


You may have seen this great remodeled, two bedroom, one bath condominium at 613 Peralta in Bernal Heights on the market with another agent recently, well we’re bringing it back…at a lower price. — This is a fantastic condo in an excellent location of Bernal Heights. It is close to Bernal Heights Park, has beautiful … Continue reading Coming Soon: 613 Peralta (Bernal Heights)

Choose Your Words Wisely and Reward Shall Follow


A lesson on marketing keywords: “Mill Valley style”…ding, ding, ding (think of the sound of slot machines in a casino)! “Bernal Heights”…ding, ding, ding! “On the market for the first time in almost 40 years”…ding, ding, ding! “TRIPLE LOT”…ding, ding, ding! “Cul-de-sac”…ding, ding, ding! “Shops and restaurants still a very short walk away”…ding, ding, ding!. … Continue reading Choose Your Words Wisely and Reward Shall Follow

A Worse Punishment for Sisyphus: Policing Noise in a Metropolis


Hello out there, theFrontStep Readers! You may (or just as likely, may not) know my name from my blogs for Redfin. I’ve kindly been invited to write also for theFrontSteps, so here I am, on the steps, with my first blog. So here’s the setting: last night, 2:00am, sultry night, people walking up from the … Continue reading A Worse Punishment for Sisyphus: Policing Noise in a Metropolis

Crime on the rise in…wait…Pacific Heights?


In response to our recent post about rising crime in Bernal Heights, a reader forwards this: “Hey Alex, I live in Pacific Heights and belong to a neighborhood association. Yesterday I received this email from a neighbor who is passing along a warning about a robbery in our neighborhood. It happened last weekend. So I … Continue reading Crime on the rise in…wait…Pacific Heights?

Weekly Fluj: Inventory, is there a lot of it?


Lots of people yapping on and on about how San Francisco listing inventory is through the roof, sales volume is in the toilet, and both median and average home prices have plummeted, but the Fluj says: Seemingly the perception is that there is a lot of inventory, but is there, really? And as for prices, … Continue reading Weekly Fluj: Inventory, is there a lot of it?

Crime on the rise in Bernal Heights?


It seems to be the week of getting edumucated on theFrontSteps. First chickens, now rising crime in Bernal Heights? We have no factual evidence to support what we’re saying, but the information has come to us from a very reliable and trustworthy source. We’re hoping you (the reader) can shed some light on the matter. … Continue reading Crime on the rise in Bernal Heights?

Isolated Panic amongst some San Francisco Realtors, or something larger?


Recently, we’ve been contacted by more than a dozen Realtors asking if we could “plug” their listings. Typically, this is not something we do as it defeats the purpose, honesty, and transparency of this blog, but we got to thinking…why not? We could make a little $$ from it, and help get the word out … Continue reading Isolated Panic amongst some San Francisco Realtors, or something larger?

Ask Us: What’s up with Bernal Heights?


Where readers ask and we try to answer: What is going on now with the real estate in Bernal [Heights]? I am concerned about the houses on the Cesar Chavez side, which are newer. One under a million, one 1.25 mil, and one for 2 mil? We’re not quite sure which properties EXACTLY you are … Continue reading Ask Us: What’s up with Bernal Heights?

Tis the season of giving…from sfnewsletter


We stole the sfnewsletter code for their last “cocktail” issue, because they apparently kill old issues each week. Since we just linked to it and now learn it won’t be there, we pasted it here. Make sense? Happy Holidays. MARKET UPDATE Charts, Data, Trends In a nutshell, our market has definitely been hit by all … Continue reading Tis the season of giving…from sfnewsletter

“a total dump inside…” (4017 Folsom)


From our reader: “Just a FYI if you’re interested or if people want to give their opinions about this house. It should be an interesting one to watch. A house in our neighborhood [4017 Folsom] was just listed on the MLS yesterday [11/30], no for sale sign, a total dump inside and yet the house … Continue reading “a total dump inside…” (4017 Folsom)

Reduce and Sell, Reduce and Sell (411 Banks in Bernal)


Even if the market has cooled, and properties are seeing price reductions, they are still selling. There is a technique to employ that usually leads to the same outcome: Reduce, and Sell, and we might add, don’t panic. Case in point, 411 Banks, a two bed, one bath, 1600 square foot single family home in … Continue reading Reduce and Sell, Reduce and Sell (411 Banks in Bernal)

“Six offers, $260,000 over” (3299 Folsom)


From Kenny, in the comments: “WOW. This one [3299 Folsom in Bernal Heights] just sold [for $1,255,000]: Six offers. 260K over asking. 850 a foot. On Folsom! This is a neighbor of mine. I’m very fired up about this one.” I think your other neighbors are pretty fired up too. And for the “traders” wondering … Continue reading “Six offers, $260,000 over” (3299 Folsom)

Bernal Heights strikes again (145 Coso…$309,000 over)


We’re not making this up, but it might help answer the question, “is Bernal on Fuego or Hielo?” All pricing issues aside, this is a pretty damn good find. Thanks Garrett: 145 Coso, a 3-bed, 2-bath, 13 days on the market and $309,000 above asking, which brings the sales price to $1,408,000 in Bernal. No … Continue reading Bernal Heights strikes again (145 Coso…$309,000 over)

Battle Royale: Pacific Heights vs. the Marina…if you had to choose.


Since there is a nice little discussion going on about the pros and cons of Noe Valley versus Bernal Heights, we thought we’d try a couple of different posts along the same lines. We want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Marina vs. Pacific Heights…if you had to choose, and … Continue reading Battle Royale: Pacific Heights vs. the Marina…if you had to choose.

Stump the Stammtisch: Bernal on Fuego or Hielo?


Being that it is the middle of summer, we’re curious to see what kind of replies we get to this post, but we hope the Stammtisch can come through nonetheless. If they can’t…readers!? “Hi, Over the past few weeks I’ve been seeing a Realtor post on Craig’s List that Bernal Heights is “on Fuego”. For … Continue reading Stump the Stammtisch: Bernal on Fuego or Hielo?