This is Maximum Luxury, a regular column where we indulge our primal desires by ogling San Francisco’s most expensive home listings. Very often, we’ll run headlines about San Francisco “fixers” or “teardowns” or just plain disasters listing or selling for $1 million, $2 million, and the whole room starts to spin. But do you wonder … Continue reading Castro “Fixer With Potential” Cashes In For $7.3M
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)
Sellers love to push the “r-words”: “renovate,” “refurbish,” “remodel.” Sometimes this is a practical consideration: Certain homes really could do with a new look and more modern sensibilities. Other times it’s simply a shrewd marketing move: People feel motivated to buy things that are new, and University of Western Ontario, Canada researchers find that one … Continue reading Before & After: 1890 Castro Victorian Renovation
We’ve seen the two-unit property at 3790 21st Street that went up for sale this week asking $6.85 million before–despite the fact that this is actually the very first time this home has ever hit the market. See, the last time this house was for sale, it was not yet this house: Previously, the lot … Continue reading Dolores Heights Remodel Overcomes NIMBYs, Delays For $6.85 Million Listing
The Castro is one of San Francisco’s most popular, historically significant, and aesthetically pleasing neighborhoods–hence its multiplicity of multi-million dollar homes. But not everybody loves what’s supposed to be the neighborhood’s grand centerpiece: Harvey Milk Plaza, the much put-upon thoroughfare at the foot of Castro Street that pays tribute to the late San Francisco politician … Continue reading What To Do With Harvey Milk Plaza
Have you been looking for that perfect little view place in the Castro to call your own? With panoramic views of the city, and a great open kitchen/living area? Look no further than 40 Seward. It’s the perfect pied-a-terre, or primary residence in one of San Francisco’s most dynamic and vibrant neighborhoods. Follow this link … Continue reading The Perfect Castro Home
Don’t let the address fool you…this property is a slice of heaven in one of San Francisco’s most hip, lively, and sought after neighborhoods, literally on the borders of Duboce Triangle, Upper Market/Castro, and Mission Dolores neighborhoods. [Interior images are from prior listing.] Situated at the rear of the property, and not fronting the street, … Continue reading For Sale | 2154 A Market St. | Duboce Triangle | $1,295,000
I’m pleased to report the successful off market close of my clients’ amazing condominium in a smooth and effortless transaction. Congratulations to the buyers, and my clients (the sellers). It has been a great deal all around. Talk about a great location… Remodeled in 2015 and only lived in by one owner since, this home … Continue reading SOLD | 323 Church St. #A | Mission Dolores | $1,525,000
I am pleased to announce another successful transaction completed where we had the pleasure of representing the sellers of this amazing view property. Congratulations to the buyer, as well as my wonderful clients who are now officially off to Oregon. Lots of rain coming…get good rain gear. Designed and built by world renowned Architect Bernardo … Continue reading Sold | 8 Buchanan #612 | Hayes Valley | $1,295,000
Designed and built by world renowned Architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Arquitectonica in 2014, Linea provides luxury living in the heart-center of San Francisco. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from your living room, sip coffee in the morning sun, and experience the vibrancy that is living on the edge of Hayes Valley, Mission Dolores, Castro, Lower Haight, … Continue reading For Sale | 8 Buchanan #612 | Hayes Valley | $1,295,000
District 5’s (See SF Districts Map Here) April numbers continue their strong upwards trend with their highest ever median sales price of $2,287,500. Year-over-year, the median price is up 8.9%. Resale Condo/Loft Median Prices Resale condo-loft median prices have resumed the downward trend that started last September with a brief uptick in January and February. … Continue reading May 2016 Central San Francisco Market Conditions
Congratulations to my awesome clients, and friends on their successful purchase ($100,000 below asking) of this beautiful Corona Heights Single Family Home at 4075 17th Street in the epicenter of the Castro.
This is for those of you that just fought your way into contract, closed, and are now wondering, “Will I ever make my money back?” A good friend and colleague of mine recently (just this March) represented her buyers in the purchase of this awesome top floor penthouse at 2200 Market #502. They closed for … Continue reading 30 Days Later, Property Resells For $101,000 More
July 2013 Special Report Virtually every area of San Francisco and the Bay Area has been experiencing dramatic home-value appreciation in the past 12 to 18 months. Some that were hard hit by distressed property sales, which experienced the largest price declines, have surged in price but remain 20% – 30% below previous peak values … Continue reading Five White-Hot Districts In A Red-Hot San Francisco Real Estate Market
At what point do you, dear fellow colleague and wonderful real estate companion, stop and say, “Okay, maybe I under-priced this property a bit, so I’ll just go ahead and raise the marketing price $100,000 now, so I don’t make a lot of agents and their buyers think they stand a snowball’s chance in hell … Continue reading 139 Corbett, Asking $799,000, Receiving 30+ Offers: Where Will It Be When The Dust Settles?
Do you, my dear readers, remember this property I mentioned back in July? I showed it to a couple of buyers that came forward after that post. It didn’t work for them for various reasons, but at least they came forward and saw the opportunities I’ve been presenting you. The rest of you will now … Continue reading When Someone Hands You Lemons….