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Maximum Overbid Of The Week | “Corpse House” Wins | HazMat Suit Sold Separately

It’s the house that had not only a hoarder, but a mummified corpse father of said hoarder that takes top honors this week. Originally listed for $928,000, 152 4th Ave buyers jumped at this house, put it in contract for $1,029,500, and sent it to court for overbids. With the hoarding daughter hospitalized and hopefully getting help, 152 4th Ave now has new owners and a final sales price —$1,560,000—HazMat suit sold separately.

Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid
152 4th Avenue 2/2.00/N/A 38 $1,029,500 $1,560,000 51.53%
175 Boutwell Street 1/1.00/N/A 14 $399,000 $561,000 40.60%
1440 15th Avenue 4/2.00/N/A 18 $998,000 $1,350,000 35.27%
648 Felton 4/1.00/N/A 14 $749,000 $1,008,000 34.58%
160 Boutwell Street 1/1.00/N/A 15 $399,950 $535,000 33.77%
37 Miguel Street 2/1.00/2 13 $899,000 $1,200,000 33.48%
3974 18th Street 2/1.50/ 13 $1,249,000 $1,650,000 32.11%
25 Sierra Street 3/2.50/505 12 $1,299,000 $1,701,078 30.95%
178 Holladay Avenue 2/2.00/N/A 12 $995,000 $1,300,000 30.65%
119 Madrid Street 3/2.50/N/A 18 $799,000 $1,038,000 29.91%

In case you track these, we changed the feed and it now pulls weekly top 10, rather than past two weeks. So check back every Friday.

Have a great weekend!

152 4th Ave, San Francisco [Property Detail Page]
New Listings, Recent Sales, Top 20 Overbids, Top 20 Underbids, Stalefish [the Goods]
Corpse Found Inside Hoarder’s Home [SocketSite]
Creepy Lake District “Mummy House” Returns for $928k [Curbed]
1793 Sanchez St, For Sale, Glen Park [theFrontSteps]

Maximum Overbid Of The Week| 80% Over Off Lake

21827thWhat more can you say…the marketing remarks for 218 27th Ave say it all, “Contractors Special with Bay View from front steps. 25X120 lot; occupancy classification R3 per 3R Report; Zoning District per 3R Report RM1; This is an AS IS sale. Bring your contractors and hard hats. Laundry and 3rd bedroom is not warranted.” Listed $895,000 sold for $1,612,000 or 80% over asking. Not bad. Not bad at all.

Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid
218 27th Avenue 3/1.00/N/A 12 $895,000 $1,612,000 80.11%
676 Capp Street 3/1.50/N/A 12 $1,300,000 $2,300,000 76.92%
27 Cutler Avenue 3/1.00/N/A 20 $569,000 $880,000 54.66%
1400 35th Avenue 1402 2-4 Units 14 $799,000 $1,220,000 52.69%
2219 25th Avenue 2/1.00/N/A 13 $949,000 $1,380,000 45.42%
850 35th Avenue 2/1.50/N/A 38 $950,000 $1,380,000 45.26%
2080 14th Avenue 3/1.00/N/A 13 $899,000 $1,302,080 44.84%
12 Carson Street 3/2.00/N/A 10 $1,649,000 $2,260,000 37.05%
51 Somerset Street 3/1.00/N/A 10 $849,000 $1,160,000 36.63%
136 Bradford Street 4/2.00/N/A 43 $899,000 $1,225,000 36.26%

I share this information so you, the buyer and seller, can get used to the idea that San Francisco real estate is not normal. I also share it for myself and my colleagues to support our claim when we go on listing presentations that there is no such thing as “you priced it too low”. You cannot price too low in San Francisco. You can definitely price too high though.

04-alex-clark-portrait-citybg-2x3If you’re thinking about selling, give me a shout.
Alexander Clark
Paragon Real Estate Group
415-254-5351 will be published today around 12pm with updated top 20 Overbids, top 20 Underbids, Stalefish, New Listings, and Recent Sales. You still have time to sign up.

Ditch Your Realtor, Get Ahead Of The Pack By Working With Me

Are you, or any of your friends, looking for a single family home in Noe or Cole Valleys (or anywhere in San Francisco for that matter)? Are you getting beat out by multiple offers in the over million dollar price range ($1.5M+), and showing up late to the party? Is your Realtor telling you they’re doing all they can (simply checking MLS everyday, which you can do too), but really not delivering? If so, you’re not alone, and I can help.

Within the past couple of months my buyers and readers have known about dozens of properties prior to them going to MLS. To think I share all of them online with everyone is simply silly. For example, my circle of clients knew about 707 Cole, 1027 Cole, 313 Parnassus, 785 Cole, 1340 Cole, 121 Beulah, 471 Duncan, 2975 Lake, and many more. There are also a dozen or so homes that never even made it to MLS and were shown without a hint of market activity, such as a mid-century home in Noe Valley, a grand, modern home on Sanchez, an AIA tour home in Golden Gate Heights, a penthouse stunner in SOMA, and a few others that I can’t recall the address off the top of my head.

Today, I present to you two more opportunities in Cole Valley, one in Nob Hill, and another on Lake Street not on MLS. Nowhere near MLS in fact. Not on, not in my pocket, and not even on anybody’s radar. They are all single family homes, and they are all at least 2 bedrooms, and close to or over $1,500,000. They are not fixers, they are done, done, done…or turnkey as we like to say.

If you are interested, or know somebody that might be, you gotta contact me directly (, you gotta be unrepresented, and I’m going to ask you to work with me going forward and sign a written agreement confirming exactly that. No co-agents, no “I’ll work with you if you find me the property”, no “let’s try it out on this deal”…none of that. You either marry me as your agent or you don’t. Not sure if you should? Have a look at some recent testimonials I’ve been gathering and come take the plunge.

Like I’ve said, working with and finding a Realtor you like is like dating. If it’s not working out with one, you are free to leave to find another.

I’m also beginning to dabble in Lake Tahoe real estate, so if you’re interested in a second home, ski pad, lake front property, my finger is finding the pulse of that market too (and I know where all the good powder is).

So feel free to give me a shout, and let’s work on getting you ahead of the pack and into the home of your dreams. I’m also happy to help any of you sellers out there sitting on the fence in these markets. It’s a good time to sell in certain areas and certain price-points. I am at your service and available for consultation.

Prior off market opportunities I presented [theFrontSteps]
Lake Tahoe Ski Cabin [theFrontSteps]

When Someone Hands You Lemons….

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 have to fight it out with the masses as the property is now on the MLS and asking $2,150,000.

Do you, my dear readers, remember this post I did back in May?

That was an opportunity to snag 2975 Lake before the rest.

I had four buyers come forward for the opportunity on that property, but it too didn’t work out for them for various reasons. It soon hit MLS for $2,980,000, and was in contract a mere seven days later.

Do you, my dear readers, remember this Fixer of Epic Proportions I featured, and Yahoo! picked up?

I showed it to a couple of developers that came forward, but it too didn’t work out for them for various reasons.

Four days ago I posted about this opportunity in Liberty Heights, and have showed one buyer through the property, as a result. I have this condo for sale at 88 King Street, this one at 200 Townsend, I brought you this fabulous Marina Blvd home, as well as this amazing unit at 200 Brannan, this home in Tiburon, and an entirely new website dedicated to getting you, the buyer and seller, more real estate opportunities to fall in your lap. Is your Realtor working that hard for you?

I have multiple opportunities always on the back burner for multiple buyers and sellers. If you’re ready to work with me, I’m ready to work with you. I would encourage you and your friends/family to contact me before you miss out on another great San Francisco real estate opportunity.

…end shameless self-promotion here.

Completely Remodeled Noe Valley Home With High Definition Views For Sale [theFrontSteps]
471 Duncan, Noe Valley [Property Website]
2975 Lake [MLS]
Mid Century Modern With An Emphasis On Modern [theFrontSteps]
88 King Street #206, $849,000 [theFrontSteps]
200 Townsend #47, $499,000 [theFrontSteps]
Marina Blvd For The America’s Cup [theFrontSteps]
200 Brannan [theFrontSteps]

Price…Check, Dog Run…Check, Golf…Check, Triple 7 Truly Is A Lucky Address To Have All That

The price lured us in ($369,000 for a TIC at 77 7th Ave), but it’s the use of internet mapping technology to lure YOU in that earned a spot on our pages.


Didn’t get it at first glance? Fret not, neither did we. Look again. It’s actually NOT a big green mass of something weird your eyes can’t make out, it’s an aerial shot of 7th Ave looking to the west with Mountain Lake Park, “one of the City’s favorite parks -right outside your back door! [And] a gate from the garden leads directly into the park! A dog owner’s dream!!”

But what if you love cats? Just don’t let them outside…

It is; however, a short “drive” away from Presidio Golf Course’s deceptively short par five second hole, for all you golf lovers out there.


Go ahead, we dare you to go driver from your roof. You’ve got the 777 on your side after all.

77 7th Ave Unit B, $369,000

We’re Loving Your Backside!

Dear 134 16th Ave,

We have had our eyes on you for quite some time and are heart broken to see you must go. We must tell you, it’s not your frontside that originally grabbed our attention.
134 16th Ave
Yes, your frontside is nice and you’re very attractive upon first glance. We’re also aware that you have a great inside (although we’ve heard you underwent serious counseling to get where you are), but it’s really your backside we admire….ooh, la, la!
Exterior 134 16th Ave

Or maybe it’s the fact that you have recently found a suitor that makes us that much more attracted to you. You know, the whole want what you can’t have thing. Regardless, you’re one hot property and we wish you well.


Your secret admirers

134 16th Ave, asking $2,695,000 and recently in contract. [MLS]

Ripple In Still Waters, Lake District Condo Moves Fast (64 7th Ave)


Although MLS still reflects the Lake District condominium at 64 7th Ave (3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1 pk, $1,535,000) as “active”, sources close to the sale are telling us it is in contact after a short five days on the market.


Call it luck, call it buyers that don’t read the newspapers (bless them), or call it a very nice home in an excellent location that somebody just had to have, and we’ll call it something we’re seeing more and more of, and you’re hearing less and less about.

That backyard is going to be a great place for a party, what should we bring?

64 7th Ave…3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1 pk, $1,535,000 [sfnewsletter listing detail]

2801 Lake returns, new price, new look

In case you don’t get sfnewsletter:

All it takes is to remove the clutter (before shots)

adjust the price (sold in Dec ’07 for $2,580,000 after some massive price reductions) to get it sold, call in the contractors and voila…the after:

2801 Lake Street (after shots), a 5 bed, 4 bath remodeled home in Sea Cliff hits the market a mere seven months after last selling and this time they upped the price a hair to $4,995,000. (They also took out a few sunflowers and stuffed animals.) Any takers?