The spring quarter (April through June) in SF was an exercise in uncertainty, as everyone sat around waiting for a big drop in housing demand and prices…one that never quite came before June closed out. Now, other housing resources will tell you which cities, counties, or districts sold the most or the most expensive homes. … Continue reading SF’s Top Neighborhoods Are the Marina, Noe Valley, Richmond, and the Sunset…For Now
As Halloween weekend looms, our usually very atmospheric metro is missing a certain extra gothic flourish that most cities boast: Other than a couple of historic graveyards in the Presidio and Mission Dolores, San Francisco has no cemeteries within its boundaries. And yes, this is because of real estate. Contrary to popular belief, SF never … Continue reading When SF Realtors Kicked Out Our City Cemeteries
It’s been busy times around theFrontSteps lately. So busy, I haven’t been able to blog. Alas, I’m back at it again, albeit in condensed form. What better way to say hello again than to show you some sweet properties you may have missed, all listed by yours truly: –595 12th Ave #11, $595,000 [theFrontSteps] –1936 … Continue reading For Sale | Inner Richmond; Golden Gate Heights; Mission Dolores; Nob Hill
If you live in this area, or aspire to, following us for this information will make you wiser, stronger, better looking, and better suited for life in the Avenues. Or it’ll just help you understand what’s going on in the real estate market. ;-) Before we get to the detailed information about what is available, … Continue reading Richmond / Sunset Real Estate Market Snapshot Is Here
For San Francisco residents, Golden Gate park is that place you’ve religiously taken out-of-towners and spent countless afternoons strolling around with your SO or kids. But there is probably more than one secret spot you’ve never stumbled across in one of your trips around the 1,017 acre public space. Below, we’ve pulled together a collection of the top overlooked … Continue reading 7 Hidden Gems in Golden Gate Park
The information below is provided by Paragon Real Estate Group, enjoy: In the last 5 years, San Francisco real estate market rebounded and went crazy hot, but how much did it really appreciate? Below is a great analysis from Paragon that shows you the data using median sales price. This post is specific to houses, … Continue reading San Francisco Single Family Real Estate Appreciation since 2011
Touting some of the “best amenities, weather, and transit in the city” (I’ll let you all debate the Richmond District’s claim to that), 607-609 4th Ave just closed a mere $605,000 over list price, and earned this week’s title of Maximum Overbid. Congrats. The best part…it comes with a “low maintenance” yard. For all of … Continue reading Maximum Overbid Of The Week | Good Lord!
There is a little something in our market, of which many buyers are not aware, and many agents overlook. I have long referred to them as “Stalefish“, but others refer to them as “buying opportunity” or “still available property”, or what we named (on theGoods) as the “30+ Club”. What are these, you ask? They … Continue reading Stalefish: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes
February 2014 San Francisco Market Report It is far too early in the year to reach definitive conclusions regarding substantive changes in the market, but there are indications of a number of shifts. From the hurly burly on the street, the word is that the quantity of offers coming in on new listings is declining. … Continue reading Possible Shift In San Francisco Real Estate Market? Should You Sell Your Home Now?
Bear with me while I reorganize my testimonials into individual posts. These are a few put together from way back. *Alex was very easy to work with. He was straightforward, gave good advice about how the condominium should look when it was being shown, and managed the negotiations with the buyer perfectly. I always felt … Continue reading Client Testimonials From Way Back
[Editor’s Note: It is recommended you watch the video first.] There is a lot to love about this listing at 261 10th Ave, especially “savings the money”, but I’m not quite sure what’s to love more: Is it the insanely awesome gold coverlet accented by leopard print throw pillows and zebra print chair? Is it … Continue reading Tenth Avenue Opulence For $277,000 Less. Who Wants To Has It?
What is it exactly that makes that room a bedroom? The question has come across my email enough, and actually I think I even posted on it at some point. Well, it’s resurfaced and maybe time to hash it out, as the opinions on what makes a room a bedroom are anything but concrete. The … Continue reading What Makes A Room A Bedroom?
Are you a San Francisco Realtor with a Lake District or Sea Cliff home one of your clients would be willing to sell? Well…we just found your dream buyer: Very motivated all cash buyers looking for a SFR that meets the following requirements: -$2.5M or less -3 Beds/2 Baths+ -Around 3000 sq. ft. -Large bedrooms … Continue reading A Dream Buyer Carrying $2,500,000 Cash, Looking For A Good Home
I was just clued in to a new startup website that is striving to allow you (people on the move from city to city, ‘hood to ‘hood, house to house) to learn about a neighborhood based on the reviews, comments, and opinions of locals. It’s a simple concept and easy to see the value. Hell, … Continue reading Marina Has The Hotties, Inner Richmond…Apparently None
Every so often we come across blogs that are worthy of a plug, and the Richmond District Blog is one such blog. It is well written, a good source of information, fun, and easy on the eyes (not loaded with a bunch of crap and web design mistakes). Take a look, bookmark it, and be … Continue reading What’s Happening In The Richmond District Of San Francisco
A post wherin I look at price reductions that seem to be pointless. 1. Courtesy of SF Schtuff, 1001 California St., #3 is a super lux condo in the old Hitchcockian San Francisco splendor. (MLS gallery offers house porn to die for, here.) The original price here was $7,250,000. Now it’s $6,950,000. Indeed, one could argue … Continue reading BFD Price Reductions