Richmond / Sunset Real Estate Market Snapshot Is Here


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

“I Received the Keys to my Forever Home”


What better way to start off 2018 than a great testimonial a client sent me on Yelp, which I had overlooked. Here’s to finding everyone’s “forever home”. Happy New Year! Alex is an outstanding agent. We worked together for 2.5 years in search of just the right home for me and my daughters. Over that … Continue reading “I Received the Keys to my Forever Home”

SOLD | 1673 8th Ave | Inner Sunset / Windsor Terrace | $2,465,000


Congratulations to my wonderful client on the successful acquisition of this amazing historical San Francisco home in the coveted Windsor Terrace area of town. This home has it all: 4 bedrooms; 3.5 bathrooms; large garage for 2 cars; 2779 square feet; charm and period details galore. It was yet another hard fought multiple offer situation, … Continue reading SOLD | 1673 8th Ave | Inner Sunset / Windsor Terrace | $2,465,000

7 Hidden Gems in Golden Gate Park


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

Inner Mission Victorian Fixer Sells $320,000 Over List | In Knoxville That Buys You This…


Not to be outdone by any of the fixers clinching the top spot on a few of our previous top 10 Overbids — 1078-80 York, a two unit in San Francisco’s hot, hotter, hottest Inner Mission District, just closed for only $320,000 over ask. (People around the world scratching their heads thinking, “Is this guy … Continue reading Inner Mission Victorian Fixer Sells $320,000 Over List | In Knoxville That Buys You This…

San Francisco Single Family Real Estate Appreciation since 2011


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

Stalefish: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes


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

From 32% In NOPA To 65% On Nevada – San Francisco’s Top 10 Overbids


It’s Friday, that means it’s time for the Top 10 Maximum Overbids of the week. As usual, there are some doozies, but nothing I would consider ultimate shockers like a few of the last weekly Top 10’s we’ve seen. The number one spot goes to the “Contractor’s Special” on Nevada in Bernal Heights that fetched … Continue reading From 32% In NOPA To 65% On Nevada – San Francisco’s Top 10 Overbids

It’s A Good Time To Sell


San Francisco Homes Selling Faster as Inventory Drops With potential home sellers feeling that the market is on the upswing and that housing prices will soon appreciate, many of them have elected to hold off listing their homes, resulting in a citywide inventory shortage. At the same time, potential home buyers fearing higher prices are … Continue reading It’s A Good Time To Sell

Winner: The Best Coffee (House) In San Francisco, And The Rest


Congratulations to Philz Coffee! You have been voted Best Coffee (House) in San Francisco by the people of the internets. The competition was linked to around the world, and we have to say Philz not only got tons of nods during the first round of nominations, but they also swept the voting when thousands more … Continue reading Winner: The Best Coffee (House) In San Francisco, And The Rest

San Francisco Giants Win World Series: Bedlam Ensues, Brian Wilson Calls In…


Last night the San Francisco Giants clinched the World Series Title and they did it with authority, routing the Texas Rangers four games to one, in the best of seven series. What made it all the more sweet was continually seeing George W. lean over to his wife and ask her just exactly what was … Continue reading San Francisco Giants Win World Series: Bedlam Ensues, Brian Wilson Calls In…

Inner-Sunset Sprouting Condos


Inner-Sunset, home to much good food, a few good bars, a few bad bars, the prohibitively expensive Andronico’s, and UCSF, will soon be home to new condos. On my block alone (9th Ave., past Moraga St.) there are two sites going up or planned to go up. One is adjacent to my deck, where I … Continue reading Inner-Sunset Sprouting Condos

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

A Cool Mill and One White Ass Kitchen


The white kitchen got us, the brown cabinets threw us, and the cool million dollar sales price sealed it. — Three bedrooms, 1.25 baths, and 1565 square feet of Inner Sunset gold, 1530 11th Ave closes escrow 12.6% above the lucky asking price of $888,000. Just goes to show, some go over, some go under. … Continue reading A Cool Mill and One White Ass Kitchen

Weekly Fluj: “Everybody’s Redheaded Stepchild”…the Sunset


As you know by now, we caught the Fluj, and those of you that are familiar with his opinionated writing about San Francisco real estate know that he is nothing short of extraordinarily gifted at firing people up, not to mention a wizard with MLS and various other stats to support his arguments about San … Continue reading Weekly Fluj: “Everybody’s Redheaded Stepchild”…the Sunset