Barbary Lane: The Most Famous SF Street That Doesn’t Exist


Macondray Lane is a narrow Russian Hill alleyway that branches off of Leavenworth, just north of Green Street. It’s a pleasant greenbelt with great views (most of it traversable only on foot), but seemingly unremarkable. And yet, this is actually one of the most famous streets in San Francisco–or rather, it’s the nearest proxy for … Continue reading Barbary Lane: The Most Famous SF Street That Doesn’t Exist

SF’s Oldest Home Listing Dumps $10 Million Off Price


Some things get better with age; home listings are not usually reckoned one of them, but there are exceptions. The penthouse at 1080 Chestnut Street is currently the oldest public San Francisco home listing, having gone on the market way back in October of 2019; in fact, in two weeks it will be precisely two … Continue reading SF’s Oldest Home Listing Dumps $10 Million Off Price

Historic Empty Russian Hill Lot (yes) Asks $13 Million


Nothing broadens your perspective on the phrase “a whole lot of nothing” quite like the San Francisco real estate market. Case in point, there’s nothing on the lot at the corner of Taylor and Broadway, just as there hasn’t been for over 100 years. But that hasn’t stopped it from being one of the hottest … Continue reading Historic Empty Russian Hill Lot (yes) Asks $13 Million

Just Listed: 870 Chestnut | Russian Hill | $1,595,000


You had your chance to snag this off market, now the gloves are off. Painted, staged, and looking amazing, 870 Chestnut awaits even the most picky of buyers. More details, pictures, and 3D virtual tour by following this link to theFrontSteps.com/870Chestnut.

Not (yet) On MLS Russian Hill Oasis For Sale


Taking you into the weekend with yet another really f*cking cool property we have listed and for immediate sale. As of right now, it’s not (yet) on MLS, but by now you know the drill…you follow theFrontSteps, you get exclusive access to our pre-mls properties. You can find details by following this link. –870 Chestnut … Continue reading Not (yet) On MLS Russian Hill Oasis For Sale

San Francisco Real Estate Porn Recap | Think Pools, Architecture, Overbids, and More


It’s been another busy week in the world of San Francisco real estate, so we thought a quick recap of some of the most recent and worthy real estate porn is in order. To begin…the Top 10 Overbids. They never get old, and as always, there are some stunners. Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold … Continue reading San Francisco Real Estate Porn Recap | Think Pools, Architecture, Overbids, and More

Magical Home, Magnificent Views in this Macondray Lane Masterpiece


Maybe you’ve strolled the Macondray Lane in search of the parrots, or descended the Taylor Street steps in awe of the panoramic view. Now you could live on Macondary Lane. This 3-level, 4 bed, 4 bath Russian Hill abode is for sale, offering you a rare chance to take up residence in one of San … Continue reading Magical Home, Magnificent Views in this Macondray Lane Masterpiece

Rare Russian Hill Eichler Condo


This 2-bedroom, 2 bath, 26th floor condo gives some lucky San Franciscan the chance to live in an historical Eichler building. Named the Eichler Summit, the 32-story building is an icon in the Russian Hill skyline. Tasteful updates leave way for the original Eichler style of open floor plans, lots of glass and natural tones … Continue reading Rare Russian Hill Eichler Condo

Just Sold | 1476 Pacific Ave | Russian Hill | $2,300,000


Originally listed at $2,695,000, closed on 12/31 for $2,300,000 (you read that right…$395,000 below original list), this amazingly awesome and unique home at 1476 Pacific Ave in Russian Hill is the perfect fit for my clients, and they couldn’t be happier. Moving trucks are on their way, dinner parties are being planned, furniture is going … Continue reading Just Sold | 1476 Pacific Ave | Russian Hill | $2,300,000

SOLD! | 1720-24 Larkin | Russian Hill Multi-Unit | $5,200,000


When in doubt, write an offer, tie it up, do your research, and hopefully it all turns out. That’s how we got this amazing development opportunity at 1720 Larkin, in Russian Hill, and how we got it WAY below asking. Originally listed “off market” for $6,200,000, I threw this out to a few developers I … Continue reading SOLD! | 1720-24 Larkin | Russian Hill Multi-Unit | $5,200,000

Kind Words From Some Incredibly Kind Clients


Just like we snuck a very sweet off market deal at 2117 Larkin under your radar, so too did my clients sneak a nice little testimonial for me on my biz Yelp page: Alex has represented our family in three deals in purchasing and selling property in San Francisco. All has gone flawlessly. He is … Continue reading Kind Words From Some Incredibly Kind Clients

SOLD | 2117 Larkin St. | Russian Hill | $1,025,000


I’m pleased to announce the successful (off market) sale of 2117 Larkin in the quintessential San Francisco neighborhood, Russian Hill. This property is a top floor, one bedroom, one bathroom condominium with one car parking, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, high ceilings, and a large open floor plan great for entertaining. We don’t have any pictures … Continue reading SOLD | 2117 Larkin St. | Russian Hill | $1,025,000

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

$2,000,000 Under Asking In Pacific Heights…Actually $1,925,000 But Who’s Counting


If that $200,000 underbid from a few weeks ago seems like a good deal to you, have a look at this seven bedroom Pacific Heights Single Family home at 2660 Scott (you must click that link…the pictures are amazing), which was listed in September at $15,000,000 and closed last week at $13,075,000. Almost $2,000,000 under … Continue reading $2,000,000 Under Asking In Pacific Heights…Actually $1,925,000 But Who’s Counting

Maximum Overbids Of the Week | $625,000 Over In Noe Valley | 291 Square Foot Studio Sells For $415,000


And the winner is…682 Duncan for a mere $625,000 over asking, and just shy of $1600 per square foot: Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid 682 Duncan Street 3/2.00/N/A 12 $1,050,000 $1,675,000 59.52% 430 Nevada Street 2/1.00/N/A 27 $699,000 $1,065,000 52.36% 1520 15th Street 2/1.00/N/A 22 $799,000 $1,175,000 47.06% 2219 25th Avenue 2/1.00/N/A … Continue reading Maximum Overbids Of the Week | $625,000 Over In Noe Valley | 291 Square Foot Studio Sells For $415,000