SOLD: 956 Elizabeth St, $3,415,000


Ah Noe Valley, home of some of the greatest views and greatest homes in all of San Francisco. We are delighted to have found a buyer for this Noe Valley beauty, with its turn-of-the century charm and all modern amenities, complete with incredible Downtown San Francisco and Bay views. If you’re looking at these photos … Continue reading SOLD: 956 Elizabeth St, $3,415,000

Maximum Overbid: The Weirdest Sale of the Year?


If you’ve been reading Maximum Overbid for a while then you know that you can’t take every home sale at face value. Case in point, our top overbid of the week is a choice three bed, three bath house at 929 Diamond Street in the Noe Valley Hills, which was only on the market for … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: The Weirdest Sale of the Year?

Just Listed: 956 Elizabeth, $3.45M


Ah, Noe Valley, San Francisco’s seat of comfort…especially from up here where the views are so fetching. Be delighted by turn-of-the century charm and modern amenities in this wonderful Noe Valley home with incredible Downtown San Francisco and Bay views. Take your morning coffee under the shade of a magnificent Japanese Maple on your view … Continue reading Just Listed: 956 Elizabeth, $3.45M

Noe Valley Was SF’s Most Expensive Neighborhood In February


Housing watchers love stats and they love comparing neighborhoods, so we’re giving the people what they want: A monthly breakdown of housing demand, divvied up neighborhood by neighborhood to determine which corner of SF was the top earner, starting with February. But how do we measure demand? The obvious metric is price, but that’s not … Continue reading Noe Valley Was SF’s Most Expensive Neighborhood In February

Serious Question: Should You Paint Your House Bright Orange?


In 2019, onetime publisher Florence Fang staged a press conference outside of her famous “Flintstones House” in Hillsborough, part of a campaign to gin up public interest in her then-ongoing fight with the city over her, ah, singular decorating style. During that event, Fang constantly referenced the 1977 children’s book The Big Orange Splot, about … Continue reading Serious Question: Should You Paint Your House Bright Orange?

Maximum Overbid: “The Worst House” Doubles Its Money


Sometimes the real estate game is simple: All you have to do is predict the future. That doesn’t require any special powers–just a reasonably good sense of the way things are going. Case in point, back in September we featured 320 Day Street, a crumbling fixer advertised as “the worst house on the best block” … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: “The Worst House” Doubles Its Money

Maximum Overbid: Breaking a Tie


For the second week in a row our biggest overbid lies on the westernmost edge of Noe Valley, and for the first time in memory it’s not a house but a condo. At 15 Perego Terrace a three bed, two bath setup took just under two weeks to score $1.7 million, well over the initial … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Breaking a Tie

Build-It-Yourself Noe Valley House Asks $2.49 Million


We know where you can get a deal on a house in Noe Valley, but the catch is that you’ve got to build it yourself. Yes, it’s another “shovel ready” project for sale, this one at 942 Noe Street, just a few blocks from the main Noe Valley 24th Street strip. Ordinarily that term means … Continue reading Build-It-Yourself Noe Valley House Asks $2.49 Million

Maximum Overbid: Peaks In Valleys


The time has come once again to follow the money with Maximum Overbid, our weekly column examining just how much SF buyers went above and beyond when paying for a home. And for the first time in literally months, the top overbid for the week did NOT happen in the Sunset; instead it’s a Noe … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Peaks In Valleys

Just Sold: Richmond District; Noe Valley; Larkspur


So much great content coming out of theFrontSteps lately. It’s our continued effort to keep you and yours educated on all things San Francisco real estate, and beyond. But it’s closing deals for our wonderful clients that keeps food on the table and the stoke high. With that said, here are a couple recent closings … Continue reading Just Sold: Richmond District; Noe Valley; Larkspur

“Worst House” In Noe Valley Asks $995k


Selling a home–or anything really–demands a deft approach and a certain way with words; the smallest thing can mean the difference between a sale and a close call, and you have to always put a property in the best possible light. Sometimes, however, you’ve got no choice but to just plain tell it like it … Continue reading “Worst House” In Noe Valley Asks $995k

SOLD! 1296 Church St. | Noe Valley | $1,730,000


We are pleased to report another Noe Valley sale and raising of the bar for condominiums and homes in the area. After some great work by Primary Painting, some excellent staging by Rug & Chair, some stunning photos by Rob Jordan, marketing a la theFrontSteps, multiple open houses, some online coverage, MLS syndication around the … Continue reading SOLD! 1296 Church St. | Noe Valley | $1,730,000

For Sale | 1296 Church St. | Noe Valley | $1,395,000


As always, our friends and followers get the first look at some of our listings coming to market, so here you go. Hits MLS tomorrow or Friday. — Looking for an amazing home in an amazing location? Thinking you want to be near the action, but not “IN” the action? Looking for an easy commute … Continue reading For Sale | 1296 Church St. | Noe Valley | $1,395,000

Classic Craftsman Offers Historic Beauty and Prime Noe Location


On the market for the first time in 65 years is this rare Noe Craftsman home at 4148 26th St. asking $1,995,000. An available home in Noe Valley is news, make it a beautifully preserved Craftsman at that price (teaser?) and that’s big news. Making it even more rare is the 3 bedrooms and 2 … Continue reading Classic Craftsman Offers Historic Beauty and Prime Noe Location

The $2,005,000 Fixer | Noe Valley


I was in the process of compiling this week’s list of top 10 Overbids, but couldn’t help to just share this one nutty overbid with you instead…350 Jersey, in the heart-center of Noe Valley, is a “Spacious fixer-upper single-family home, circa 1941” Only in San Francisco do those words get you damn near $1500 per … Continue reading The $2,005,000 Fixer | Noe Valley

May 2016 Central San Francisco Market Conditions


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%. 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. … Continue reading May 2016 Central San Francisco Market Conditions