Ask Us: It was sold, but what’s up? (1474 17th Ave)


Where readers ask and we try to answer: 1474 17th ave was sold on 1/25 for $1mm (3000sqft duplex), but I did not see anything in MLS or any other signs of activity, nor was there any trace of it in the sfnewsletter. Was this a pocket listing? The price seems to be very reasonable, … Continue reading Ask Us: It was sold, but what’s up? (1474 17th Ave)

Stats & Numbers: 2-4 Units (12/06-12/07)


From Garrett with love. District Map (PDF) 2-4 Units           District 1 Dec-06 Dec-07 Number of Sales 8 11 Median Selling Price 1,262,500 1,178,000 Average DOM 100 55       District 2 Dec-06 Dec-07 Number of Sales 2 2 Median Selling Price 1,200,500 1,064,500 Average DOM 55 53     … Continue reading Stats & Numbers: 2-4 Units (12/06-12/07)

Truth be told: Protected tenants and what you need to know


This is from “Zang” on Ask Us: Upside to purchasing 2 units with protected tenants. This is just plain wrong: Having just dealt with a greedy protected tenant I have more than a few thoughts about the tremendous downside of buying a property with protected tenants. My case started in 2001 and just settled this … Continue reading Truth be told: Protected tenants and what you need to know

Suckers for Mid-Century Modern


If you want to guarantee your spot on our front page, you need only include two words (or is that three?)…Mid-Century Modern. Our reader notes that it “looks like prices might finally be coming down a bit in Marin”, but we have no way of knowing for sure as we generally don’t have our finger … Continue reading Suckers for Mid-Century Modern

Hmmm….$354,000 Over Asking in a Down Market?


Is that correct? Let’s see, sales price $1,553,000, minus list price $1,199,000 equals $354,000. Is that right? Hmmm. Day offer received 9/28/07 minus list date 9/12/07 equals 16 days on the market. Is that right? It can’t be. We just said volume is down 41%. Ohhhh. We get it. We’re just being led astray that … Continue reading Hmmm….$354,000 Over Asking in a Down Market?

“A Trip Down Lake Street”


There have been a lot of Google searches and even more emails coming to us wondering if we can “point [you] in the direction of the ‘Walk Down Lake Street’” from sfnewsletter that many of you saw mentioned in this article on SFGate. Those that have already read it already know that we added a … Continue reading “A Trip Down Lake Street”