8 Buchanan #612

For Sale | 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, Duboce Triangle, and Mid-Market districts.

With walls of glass framed by bold, geometric pillars, this building was designed to impress, and impress it does. Unit 612 features two bedrooms, one bath, 1107 square feet of open floor plan, natural hardwood floors, Bertazzoni gas range, Liebherr refrigerator, polished quartz countertops, high end Italian kitchen cabinets, under cabinet LED lighting, Kohler and Grohe fixtures, stackable washer & dryer, Nest thermostat, custom closets (walk-in), central heating and air conditioning, and the piece de resistance…parking.

The elegant, expansive, attended lobby is finished with porcelain tile floors, natural white-oak wood panels and Italian marble highlights. An interior courtyard with lush plantings and greenery creates a serene interior view, and the rooftop terrace has multiple areas for entertaining and enjoying the city lights (if you don’t get enough of them from the comfort of unit 612).

Linea was born from the imagination of world-renowned architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia as a way to bring a forward-thinking aesthetic to those who appreciate true modern design, so we invite you to come appreciate.

Property Details
$1,295,000
2 beds
1 bath
1 parking
1107 square feet
Hardwood Floors
Panoramic Views
Bertazzoni Range
Liebherr Refrigerator
Italian Cabinets
Stackable W&D
Quartz Countertops
Kohler and Grohe Fixtures
Nest Thermostat
Air Conditioning
HOA Dues: $654/mo
Building wired for 400Mbps+ Webpass Internet
A+ Central Location
1 Block to Whole Foods
97 Walk Score
100 Transit Score!
88 Bike Score

Showing Schedule
Open Houses Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm
Private Showings by Request

Exclusively listed by
Alexander Clark
Keller Williams Luxury Realty International
theFrontSteps.com
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351

[This above video is from the original new construction marketing, as well as the three building renderings]

Family Home

Happy Clients Send Happy Note

My wonderful clients just sent this awesome testimonial, so obviously I have to share it with all of you:

When my wife and I moved to San Francisco from the East Coast with our newborn, we quickly realized that navigating the beast of a real estate market in SF required a unique kind of agent. Luckily we found Alex.

We spent 5 months looking for a home with Alex. In the process, he guided us thru 12 bids, all the typical multi-offer, SF auction-style, which can be anxiety provoking to say the least. “Are we bidding too much? Are we not bidding enough?!” Alex kept us grounded on this emotional roller coaster! We were able to tap into his unique market knowledge to navigate these conversations about how much to offer. Alex put us in touch with experts to discuss potential renovation projects on unloved properties. We picked his brain about every single micro-neighborhood in the city, talked single family vs condo and which side of the street to buy on in the Richmond if you like a sunny back yard. He is a wealth of knowledge to say the least.

When we found a property that we loved, but were unsure about a few things that came up in the inspection, Alex’s connections came to the rescue. Alex had the personal cell phone number of the inspector who had done the report and was able to put us in touch. This conversation gave my wife and I the reassurance that we needed to bid aggressively and got us our home. Without Alex this would not have happened. We highly recommend working with Alex to find your home in this amazing city!

Dan, Hanni, Hazel and Brizzy

If you’re kicking the tires with a few agents and just don’t know who to pick, have a look at some more testimonials that might help you come to your senses.

District 5

May 2016 Central San Francisco Market Conditions

District 5

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%.

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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. hey dropped 2.3% from March to April, landing at $1,245,000, which is the lowest median sales price since April 2015. They are down 0.4% year-to-date and 9.6% since their peak at $1,377,000 September 2015.

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While Single Family Homes Days on Market inched up to 17 in April, they are still at historically low numbers.

Days on Market for Resale Condo/Lofts dropped from 19 to 16.

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Single Family Homes Months Supply of Inventory dropped slightly to 2.4 from March’s 2.5 and up from April, 2015’s 1.7.

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This April there were the same number of single family home listings as in April, 2015. Over all, there have been 136 new listings in District 5 this year, one fewer than last year.

There have been 43 fewer condo/loft listings brought on the market year-to-date in 2016 than 2015. This is a 26% drop. And this is the first time in four years that the number of new condo/loft listings was lower in April than March.

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Off Market Magic

SOLD | Duboce Triangle, Inner Mission, Russian Hill, Mission Dolores

Congratulations to my buyers (x4), and my off market seller! That was quite the whirlwind of activity, and I’m thrilled we were able to pull it all off.

As my client said on my LinkedIn profile, I pulled off a “hat trick that [he] thought was impossible in the crazy San Francisco real estate market…” by not only helping him win a 15 (or more) offer situation on 2169 Folsom (Rex Ray’s old pad), but also coordinating the off market sale of his condominium to New York buyers buying his home (2186A 15th St) sight unseen.

I should add we pulled this off with making the purchase of Folsom contingent upon the sale of 15th…almost unheard of in this market, but we did it! And a special thanks to the listing agent for sticking with us. Phew!

In addition to the above trifecta, I represented the buyers of a great “new” condominium at 323 A Church. Another multiple offer situation that was quite touch and go all the way until the very end, I used my connections at SFO to make sure my buyers’ flight from Germany was not delayed and arrived on time, so they could sign their loan/buyer documents that day or risk getting kicked out of contract:

I also represented buyers of 870 Chestnut, which turned out to be a walk in the park compared to the other deals, as it only contained the usual lender headaches and seller hardball tactics that are almost guaranteed to be a part of any transaction

Big hats off to all of my wonderful clients past, present, and future. Because of you, life is good. I hope you all enjoy your new homes, and remember I am here for you, always.

I appreciate all of you readers near and far, many of whom have become clients and friends, and look forward to connecting with all of you when it’s time for you, or anyone you know, to buy and sell San Francisco real estate.

If you’ve had it in your mind to buy or sell during the post Labor Day listing Bonanza and usual market spike, we should talk now to get your ducks in a row.

Carry on, and continue enjoying your Summer….

For a look at some more Recent Transactions, follow this link

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I Will “Deal Honestly With Everyone” | Testimonial

Having Alex sell our house was a great decision. I loved how knowledgeable he was about the market and the city in general. I’m a numbers girl and Alex knows them, I love The Goods and the tally up of overbids on the blog, really shows his attention to detail.
I have to admit I am a tough client as I fancy myself an arm chair real estate expert, but Alex exceeded my expectations. I don’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone I know looking to buy and sell in the Bay Area. I always know he is going to bring his vast knowledge to the table and deal honestly with everyone involved.
-Melissa

Muchas Gracias! Was a pleasure to help.

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“Professionalism And Bad-Assness” | A Testimonial

How’s this for a recent seller testimonial?

You are rad at what you do. I really appreciate all your work, professionalism and bad-assness…. I hope you are stoked on yourself because you are totally rad. I hope to refer tons of biz to you.

I love all my clients that take the time to write me a testimonial (and those of you who don’t), but this is about as short and sweet as it gets.

Thanks guys!

This from the sellers of 2154A Market Street. A 2 bed, 1 bath TIC listing at $995,000 and sold for $1,244,000. Not bad. Not bad at all.

2154 A Market Dining Room

For Sale | 2154 A Market Street | Private Urban Oasis | $995,000

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, Duboce Triangle.

Situated at the rear of the property amongst towering trees and urban gardens, 2154 A Market Street is a beautiful oasis in the heart of the action. This top floor, late 1800’s Victorian with amazing period details features soaring ~13 foot ceilings, triple crown molding, original wood floors (newly refinished), a large open living room with wood burning fireplace, two generously sized bedrooms, a formal dining room with tons of natural light, an open and bright kitchen with modern appliances, ceasarstone countertops, and breakfast nook, stackable washer & dryer, shared outdoor space, and parking for one car. Square footage (according to a prior MLS listing) states approximately 1097 square feet.

The variety of entertainment, dining, public transportation, bike routes, and city life immediately out your front door is astounding. Make this your home, and be the envy of all your friends.

List price: $995,000
HOA Dues: $274.75/mo includes water, garbage, building maintenance
Condo Approved. Estimated Conversion date in June.

For a completely radical, get inside and actually move around the property tour that won’t bore you to tears, have a look at the 2154A Market Street virtual tour and floorpan by following this link.

Showing Schedule:
Sunday 4/12 from 1-4pm
Tuesday 4/14 from 12-1:30pm
Thursday 4/16 from 5-7pm
Sunday 4/19 from 1-4pm
Private Showing by appointment anytime!
Offer date is TBD
Disclosures Package (including pest & contractor inspection) available upon request

MLS LISTING INFORMATION IS HERE

For more information or to schedule a showing, contact Alexander Clark.
415-254-5351
alexclark@gmail.com

[*Light Fixtures not included in the sale, but may be purchased from Stager.]

Family Home

SOLD | 2188 15th Street | Duboce Triangle

I’m happy to report my wonderful clients, and now friends, have recently been victorious with their offer in an incredibly competitive market, and can now call 2188 15th Street their home.
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It was a long hard battle submitting offers on multiple properties only to have their hopes smashed like so many buyers in San Francisco. Alas, with good agent to agent relationships (George Langford and Kira Mead were a breeze to work with), strategic offer price, property inspectors on speed dial, and a little luck, the journey from the East Coast to the West is complete.

Really happy for you guys (Dog and baby too), and congratulations!

2188 15th Street, San Francisco, $1,285,000 [the Goods property detail page]
Some Recent Transactions

Spacious View Home

SOLD (In 3 Days) | 62 Buena Vista Terrace

We accepted offers on Monday, we closed yesterday…that’s a three day close. Remarkable, to say the least. Congratulations to my clients, and thank you all for an incredibly smooth transaction. I wish they all went like this.

Listed $1,295,000, SOLD $1,500,000. Property details below:

Located on an elegant street in San Francisco’s Buena Vista Park District, one of San Francisco’s most coveted neighborhoods, 62 Buena Vista Terrace affords you the ability to immerse yourself in all this city has to offer, yet escape from it too.


Walking distance to Duboce Triangle, the Castro, Haight, Hayes Valley, Upper Market, Mission Dolores, Alamo Square, Buena Vista Park, Duboce Park, and NOPA, this luxury residence is truly in the heart of the city, and truly awesome…yes awesome.

Top floor condominium in a small 2-unit building, 62 Buena Vista Terrace has 2 + bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 car parking, views, formal dining room, living room, beautiful bamboo flooring throughout, new double paned windows, tons of natural light, two fireplaces, exclusive deeded deck off of kitchen, beautiful lush garden, in unit Washer & Dryer, tons of extra storage, and plentiful closet space.

The designer kitchen is a chef or entertainer’s dream, complete with granite countertops, Viking Range, Amana refrigerator, custom cabinets, island with Carrera marble countertop, under cabinet LED lighting, microwave, Miele Dishwasher, and an extra room off the kitchen perfect for morning coffee or evening cocktail preparation (could be a great breakfast nook too). Trust me when I say your friends will envy you here.

The unit is approximately 1353 square feet (per tax records), HOA dues are $300/month.

Property Summary:
-Buena Vista Park Top Floor Condominium
-Address: 62 Buena Vista Terrace
-2 bedrooms
-Bonus room/office
-1 bath
-1 parking
-1353 Square feet (per tax records)
-$300/mo HOAs
-Bamboo Flooring
-New Windows
-Formal Dining Room
-Living Room
-Deck
-Yard
-Views
-W&D
-Storage
-Designer Kitchen
-Breakfast nook/office
-$1,295,000
-Boom!

This one went fast. Contact me for further details or to talk about selling your property.
Alex Clark
415-254-5351
alexclark@gmail.com

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30 Days Later, Property Resells For $101,000 More

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 $949,000, in an all cash purchase.
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The owner decided not to move in, and therefore wanted to sell. Recently listed again – this time for $899,000, 2200 Market #502 came back on only 30 days after the buyers closed on their purchase. Fast forward four days of marketing, it went into contract, and voila! It has sold $101,000 higher than it sold for just 30 days prior – and it was an all cash transaction.

Because I know most of you are doing the math on how much this buyer/seller made, probably around $30,000 after commissions, title/escrow fees, and transfer tax. Not bad for holding a property just 30 days.

How’s that for nuts?

2200 Market #502 [Listing Detail]