Ask us: What’s up with 1409 Sanchez?


Where readers ask and we try to answer: Can you help find out if 1409 Sanchez closed? This was a total tear down and it was listed for $1.1MM. If this sold anywhere near ask, then Noe [Valley] is still hot… The status of this property is “pending” and scheduled to close in March. Make … Continue reading Ask us: What’s up with 1409 Sanchez?

Noe Valley Pocket Listing and “cosmetic fixer”


Since we were recently on the subject of Noe fixers, it’s time to start spreading a little of the insider love. We don’t have pictures, but words. If you’re interested in this place, contact us. “I have a cute off market single family fixer opportunity in Noe Valley that I wanted to pass on. The … Continue reading Noe Valley Pocket Listing and “cosmetic fixer”

Ask Us: Fixer in Noe for $699,000? (439 Clipper)


Where readers ask and we (everyone reading) try to answer: Can you guys comment or get readers to comment on 439 Clipper in Noe? Yes, it’s marketed as a fixer but the price is $699k for an Single Family Residence in Noe. I honestly didn’t think you could buy a tear-down or even a lot … Continue reading Ask Us: Fixer in Noe for $699,000? (439 Clipper)

Nothing’s Changed but the Price, Oh, and the Type


The history of 465 Hoffman looks something like this: Sold 03/08/2007—$1,150,000— 18.2%/yr (appreciation) 07/21/2006 —$1,035,000— 9.7%/yr 04/15/2004 —$840,000 …as a single family. The plans look something like this: …as an “Ultra-Modern designed legal 2 unit,also marketable as a magnificent 4 BR/3 bath,VIEW,single family home.” The views still look like this: …but now the price looks … Continue reading Nothing’s Changed but the Price, Oh, and the Type

Ask Us: Upside to purchasing 2-units with protected tenants


Where our readers ask, and we try to answer: Is there any upside at all to purchasing a 2 unit building with protected tenants? We’re looking at a 2 unit in Noe Valley at the moment. Thanks for any insight you can provide. Osho, thanks for the question. We’re going to have to start providing … Continue reading Ask Us: Upside to purchasing 2-units with protected tenants

An Update: 8 Kronquist


Originally priced at $2,295,000, 8 Kronquist came on the market with quite a bit of fan fare. However, the market spoke…It was priced a bit high (so it seems), and was subsequently reduced to $2,180,000 (5%). Panic! A price reduction!  The market has tanked! Hardly…it’s in contract, as of the night before Halloween. –8 Kronquist … Continue reading An Update: 8 Kronquist

Internet Marketing for Real Estate 101


This just kills us and it happens all too often. We know a large percentage of homes are sold by agents and not from photos on the internet, but there is also a very large percentage of attention deficit home buyers that get blasted with new listings as soon as they hit the market, and … Continue reading Internet Marketing for Real Estate 101

Nothing special, just $421,000 over asking, that’s all (1809 Diamond)


Asking $1,799,000 1809 Diamond in Noe Valley, a 5 bed, 3.5 bath, just closed for $2,220,000 or $421,000 (23.4%) above asking. Debate the pricing all you want, demand is there. We might add this home listed 9/21, and was on the market a staggering 12 days. Ahhh, what the hell. Previous sale, September 2004, $1,375,000, … Continue reading Nothing special, just $421,000 over asking, that’s all (1809 Diamond)

Noe Valley wins, Pacific Heights loses … BIG!


Way back when on July 3rd one of our readers, “Eddy”, sent in a post pitting two districts against each other titled “A tale of two districts”. We showcased two properties: 689 Douglass, which absolutely flew off the shelf, and ultimately sold for $2,050,000 from the $1,895,000 asking price (Close of escrow was 8/15/07). The … Continue reading Noe Valley wins, Pacific Heights loses … BIG!

318 27th Street…a done deal in Noe Valley


Our readers are so great, and “San Fran Tim” is on it! As he says, “Just received notice that 318 27th street sold for $2.515, or $220k (or about 10%) over listing.” [You would be correct, SFT.] –Sittin on the deck by the Bay [theFrontSteps]

Stump the Stammtisch: Whole Foods in Noe Valley?


A reader asks, and I don’t have the answer. Anyone? What’s the deal with the rumors about a Whole Foods on 24th St in Noe Valley? The Noe Valley Voice once again ran an article with shoddy reporting that doesn’t provide any answers. The Whole Foods website lists Noe Valley as a site with an … Continue reading Stump the Stammtisch: Whole Foods in Noe Valley?

comment du jour: 520 Clipper and being “green”


We get such a kick out of some of the comments that go un-noticed, we thought we’d grab a few from time to time. Today’s “quote du jour” comes from Joe Schmoe on “Go Green” regarding the Lorax Development Clipper House. Important to note before you see the quote, this home had features like “the … Continue reading comment du jour: 520 Clipper and being “green”

Various Updates (Alhambra, Sea Cliff, 22nd, Sacramento, Douglass, 27th, and more)


Our readers have been asking in various places about some properties we featured as of late. Since so many have asked so nicely here you go: 3280 22nd St @ Valencia, the “green” building that all the blogs were all hot about and many claiming wouldn’t sell. Guess what? Last week, in the middle of … Continue reading Various Updates (Alhambra, Sea Cliff, 22nd, Sacramento, Douglass, 27th, and more)

On the Chocolate Block


Music to our ears, “Custom European refrigerator, custom Italian freezer, high end cupcakes, cheesecakes, and other fine baked goods”. We were sold with the custom fridge and freezer, but throwing in cupcakes and other fine baked goods has put us over the top. Now we just need the time to be there everyday. Belgano Chocalatier, … Continue reading On the Chocolate Block