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

SOLD | 1143-45 Jackson | It’s a Good Story…


I had the pleasure of representing some repeat clients on their purchase of this well located and highly sought after two unit property at 1143-45 Jackson for $2,150,000. We had to go to battle, for sure, but in the end we beat out 11 other buyers (including one higher) to seal the deal. The story … Continue reading SOLD | 1143-45 Jackson | It’s a Good Story…

For Sale | 754 18th Ave | Central Richmond Edwardian | $1,095,000


Exquisite Edwardian 2 bedroom plus sunroom (easily used as 3rd bedroom or office), 1.5 bath luxury residence has it all in a location ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, or urban dwellers alike. This Central Richmond flat features beautiful hardwood floors, formal living room w/ decorative fireplace, formal dining room, updated kitchen, in unit Washer & Dryer, … Continue reading For Sale | 754 18th Ave | Central Richmond Edwardian | $1,095,000

SOLD | McCormick Queen Anne Flats | Alamo Square | $3,200,000


Congratulations to my wonderful clients on their (way below list price) purchase of this amazing property known as the McCormick Queen Anne Flats just a stone’s throw away from Alamo Square Park. Built in 1894 by architect Absalom J. Barnett, a resident of the Western Addition, for William and Margaret McCormick in the hope that … Continue reading SOLD | McCormick Queen Anne Flats | Alamo Square | $3,200,000

Sold | 960 Harrison | SOMA | $4,850,000


Having originally planned on listing just Unit D, followed by Units C, B, then A, I’m happy to report we just closed on all four units at once at 960 Harrison for $4,850,000.

Mission To Millennium | SF’s Top 10 Underbids of the Week


The top underbid of the week goes to an Outer Mission single family home that (dare we say) needs a bit of work. Listed for $699,000 and sold for $575,000 after 62 days on the market. According to our data from last week, single family homes continue to take up the majority of the top … Continue reading Mission To Millennium | SF’s Top 10 Underbids of the Week

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

Maximum Overbid Of The Week| 80% Over Off Lake


What 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.” … Continue reading Maximum Overbid Of The Week| 80% Over Off Lake

Home Sales by San Francisco District and Price


These charts show the breakdown of San Francisco home sales as reported to the city’s Multiple Listing Service, year to date 2015. We picked this period, because generally speaking prices appreciated again in late winter/ early spring 2015. These analyses are sorted by city districts and neighborhoods by the number of transactions in different sales-price … Continue reading Home Sales by San Francisco District and Price

San Francisco Real Estate Market Mid-Year Report


Home Price Appreciation Rates; Prices, Cost & Affordability; Dollar per Square Foot; Interest Rates; Sales Price to List Price Ratio Bay Area Appreciation Rates since 2011 Combined House & Condo Median Sales Prices Besides the general economic recovery, there are other factors in different counties affecting home price increases over the past 4 years: 1) … Continue reading San Francisco Real Estate Market Mid-Year Report

Stalefish: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes


There is a little something in our market, of which many buyers are not aware, and many agents overlook. I have long referred to them as “Stalefish“, but others refer to them as “buying opportunity” or “still available property”, or what we named (on theGoods) as the “30+ Club”. What are these, you ask? They … Continue reading Stalefish: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

San Francisco Real Estate Third Quarter Report


San Francisco House & Condo Values Which Neighborhoods Dominate Home Sales? Who Is Buying the City’s Luxury Condos and Why? September saw the largest surge of new listings coming on market in the past 2 years, which led to a big jump in deal-making, but data on transactions negotiated in September won’t be available until … Continue reading San Francisco Real Estate Third Quarter Report

Dropping Knowledge: San Francisco Property Pie Chart


I know you’re all like me, you drive around town looking at all the wonderful, insanely expensive property we have here in San Francisco. I know you wish you knew how many of the properties you see were single family homes, how many are condominiums, how many are big ol’ properties of which you’d love … Continue reading Dropping Knowledge: San Francisco Property Pie Chart

Ghosts of Sunset Past: The Moss Flats


Imagine an Outer Sunset made up entirely of sand dunes, streetcars repurposed as oceanfront homes and clubhouses, bohemians having all-night parties that include midnight swims in the icy Pacific and this: Charles Depew, late of Saginaw, Michigan, built 1626 Great Highway in 1908, minus an architect but likely inspired by Bernard Maybeck. The three-flat building, … Continue reading Ghosts of Sunset Past: The Moss Flats

Buyer Testimonial In Russian Hill – Opportunity For Long Term Guests And Corporate Renters, And A Little Scoop On 1177 & 1179 Union Street


Don’t ask me why, but for the past 5 years (at least) I haven’t been asking my clients for testimonials. True to one of my New Year’s resolutions, I’m going to begin gathering as many as I can, and sharing them here. Beginning with this one… San Francisco is a city littered with real estate … Continue reading Buyer Testimonial In Russian Hill – Opportunity For Long Term Guests And Corporate Renters, And A Little Scoop On 1177 & 1179 Union Street