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

A drop, a loss, and a few flips in Inner Sunset


by Anon8Mizer [with pictures and links added by theFrontSteps]: Hi Alex — I like Inner Sunset because it’s one of the few neighborhoods in SF that haven’t sold out. So here are some observations: The drop: 1416 18th ave (condo) in a duplex – Originally asking $699K a month ago, now back on market at … Continue reading A drop, a loss, and a few flips in Inner Sunset

“the place was crawling with people” (1422-24 14th Ave.)


Deferring to our readers on this one. I have not seen it. Thanks “anon8mizer” for the tip. Hi – Just an update on this building. I saw it on Sunday. The place was crawling with people. I thought i was back in 2004 when I was house hunting. Three types of visitors: 1) young couples/families … Continue reading “the place was crawling with people” (1422-24 14th Ave.)

What’s going on with 1684-1686 19th Ave?


from B.O. with [our comments thrown in] [This is a very good find and a good data point. 19th Ave properties are a tough sell as is, but add to the mix bad pricing, average remodel, out of town agent, and you have a recipe for frustration and not selling. Of course, we don’t know … Continue reading What’s going on with 1684-1686 19th Ave?