A Little Update On Our Market, and Overbids


Follow this link right here for the latest San Francisco Real Estate Market report: November Real Estate Market Report Now then, did you know that despite everything that’s going on in the world and the economy, including the fact that everything should stop so we can all watch World Cup games day in and day … Continue reading A Little Update On Our Market, and Overbids

Do San Francisco Housing Prices Ever Drop?


While having lunch with a friend recently, she put forth a potentially disarming question: Have San Francisco home prices ever actually gone down for any significant period? Not just wobbly month-to-month dips, but a real drop? Her tone was one of almost unvarnished disbelief: She was of an age where she could not remember SF … Continue reading Do San Francisco Housing Prices Ever Drop?

Making Sense of SF’s Stupid Housing Measures


It’s an election year (as usual), and San Franciscans are voting on housing (as usual), and if you can’t make sense out of what you’re being asked to vote on then we can hardly blame you. This year’s two most hotly contested housing items have almost identical names and are in direct opposition to one … Continue reading Making Sense of SF’s Stupid Housing Measures

2458 Great Highway | Outer Sunset | Off Market Opportunity!


by Bryce Adams Turn Key 2 bed, 1 bath Condo on the Great Highway and Taraval. Both the living and dining room feature snippet views of Ocean Beach and the recently remodeled kitchen and bathroom feature quartz countertops and glass backsplashes. Hardwood and bamboo flooring throughout. A serene, low maintenance backyard is complemented with a … Continue reading 2458 Great Highway | Outer Sunset | Off Market Opportunity!

Neighborhood Guide: Liberty Hill


If you’ve ever been driving down a stretch of Mission and found yourself suddenly taken by an unusually gorgeous cluster of homes, odds are you just stumbled on Liberty Hill, one of San Francisco’s most historic but oddly still overlooked neighborhoods. This redoubt is only about two blocks by three blocks, bounded by Mission Street, … Continue reading Neighborhood Guide: Liberty Hill

Forgotten Neighborhoods: Sherwood Forest


Sometimes a San Francisco neighborhood falls into obscurity because times change, or demographics change, or in some case there just wasn’t really enough to distinguish the area in the first place. But some neighborhoods were just always the odd ones out, and how and why they’ve endured even to this degree remains a bit of … Continue reading Forgotten Neighborhoods: Sherwood Forest

Maximum Overbid: First-Time Sale Goes Way Over


This week’s top overbid is the overweeningly handsome 300 Twin Peaks, a four bed, four bath blue number that sold for $3.15 million after two weeks on the market. According to CoreLogic, this place has never sold before: The last sale (in 1988) was for just the land, coming out to $637,500; the house itself … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: First-Time Sale Goes Way Over

Maximum Overbid: The Photos Really Do Matter


It was another downbeat week for oversells, at least compared to the surreal highs we’ve been used to for the past 12 months and more. For all that, the top seller this week, 150 Morningside, still landed more than $2.4 million and only needed a round dozen days on the market to seal the deal. … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: The Photos Really Do Matter

SF’s Top Neighborhoods Are the Marina, Noe Valley, Richmond, and the Sunset…For Now


The spring quarter (April through June) in SF was an exercise in uncertainty, as everyone sat around waiting for a big drop in housing demand and prices…one that never quite came before June closed out. Now, other housing resources will tell you which cities, counties, or districts sold the most or the most expensive homes. … Continue reading SF’s Top Neighborhoods Are the Marina, Noe Valley, Richmond, and the Sunset…For Now

Incredible Greek-Revival Vic Slashes $1 Million Off Price


Now here’s the kind of SF home you don’t see every day, although we have seen it many times before: The five bed, three bath, Greek-revival Victorian duplex at 164 Henry Street first hit the market almost exactly two years ago, then asking more than $3.99 million. That offering came and went without any takers, … Continue reading Incredible Greek-Revival Vic Slashes $1 Million Off Price

SF Condos Are Taking Longer To Sell. Does It Matter?


We keep hearing that SF condos are in decline. It’s a plausible idea; as we’ve noted already, condos are virtually all the city has built these last ten years, and they’ve proven fairly sensitive to market ups and downs in the past. That said, anecdotes and speculation don’t punch the clock, so let’s see what … Continue reading SF Condos Are Taking Longer To Sell. Does It Matter?

Inside a $45,000/month San Francisco Apartment


Maximum Luxury is a Front Steps column where we sneak a peek at the most expensive home listings in San Francisco just because we can. But today we’re going to wander a bit outside of our sphere with the most expensive RENTAL listing in all of SF. That turns out to be 765 Market St … Continue reading Inside a $45,000/month San Francisco Apartment

Maximum Overbid: Laying Out a Classic $2 Million ’80s Home


Sometimes it’s the minor things you really love: In this case, certain floorplans. Truth is, there’s actually nothing all that remarkable about the layout of our top overbid of the week, the Outer Richmond’s 536 44th Avenue; used to be you saw home just like this top the sales charts all the time. The key … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Laying Out a Classic $2 Million ’80s Home

“Godfather of the Beats'” Potrero Hill Home Cuts Price


Back in April we clued you in on The Front Steps’ newest and most intriguing listing at 690-692 Wisconsin Street, a pair of flats on a deep Potrero Hill lot, with a third cottage unit and a whole lot of history to go with it. Now we’ve got a new little wrinkle in the history … Continue reading “Godfather of the Beats’” Potrero Hill Home Cuts Price

Maximum Luxury: A Recession Loss Doubles Down


Houses do not have memories, and they do not have opinions about how much they sell for. But if they did, this would be a proud day for 114 Crescent Avenue in Bernal Heights, because this week the three bed, two bath house with the minty green facade can finally put its last unhappy sale … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: A Recession Loss Doubles Down

Should We Pray For a Housing Crash?


In May, a Michigan Facebook user declared, “The new Millennial dream is a housing market crash.” More than 2,600 people Liked or Loved that sentiment; when a larger page recycled the post, it got approval from over 327,000 users. Variations of this meme have floated around social media for years. Although usually presented as a … Continue reading Should We Pray For a Housing Crash?