Supremely Located West Portal Home Sells For $2,500,000

Pleased to report the recent sale of this fantastic West Portal Home:

Beautifully renovated Mediterranean-inspired home has a style and feel that is absolutely unique and special. The spacious lot (124′ frontage) creates a great floor plan with lots of natural light and privacy. Perfect home for entertaining with open chef’s kitchen, dramatic living and dining rooms. Split level floor plan offers three bedrooms, two baths. Top floor closes off as private suite. Fourth bedroom and third bath, family room, wet bar on lower level (direct access from street – no stairs). Decks in backyard are surrounded by open green space/gardens, two car side-by-side parking. Fantastic location close to shops, Metro, parks, and freeway access.

Congratulations to my buyers, and thanks again to all involved for a smooth transaction.

-40 Dorchester Way, West Portal San Francisco, $2,500,000

Potrero Hill TIC With Big Views And Superb Location Fetches $985,000

I’ve been working on this one for the better part of four months, and our timing and strategy couldn’t have gone more smoothly (despite the market shift). Showing it a few times off market back in July helped us gauge the interest, set a good price, know that we definitely needed to spruce it up a bit, and it allowed the co-owners to establish fractional financing, which definitely helped the sale. After painting, staging, and doing what we do, we were able to get multiple offers, allow the other owners to finish getting fractional financing, and close without a hitch. Hats off to everyone involved, including the lender, the buyer’s agent and her clients, photographer, stager, and of course my client, the seller who couldn’t have been more easy and organized to work with. Congratulations to all!

Situated in the heart-center of Potrero Hill, and just steps to 18th Street shops and restaurants, this top floor two bedroom, one bathroom flat with sweeping Northwest views from Corona Heights to City Hall is not to be missed.

San Francisco Real Estate Market Shifts – Will It Last?

It’s an interesting time in the San Francisco real estate market. If you’re one with the ocean, it’s like being caught between the in and out-going tides (the slack). We made it through the Summer Doldrums, hit the Fall listing frenzy and now we are stuck. Still many multiples of properties flying off the shelf and being fiercely competed, and still others languishing on the market without any takers. For those of us that list properties for sale, the offer date is no longer guaranteed to produce multiple offers, the number of emails and “insider” network posts of “still available” homes have risen dramatically, and general buzz and traffic to listings and open houses has definitely declined…mostly. I say mostly, because like I said earlier, some places are still crazy nuts.

As I dig through the data available to me, I was just about to say the market has totally shifted, and then I got stuck on this chart (from Compass’ market report) by way of the data guru Patrick Carlisle, and it reminded me to be patient, and not panic:

As you can see it goes back to 2012, and as you can see there is a definite pattern. The only difference this time around is in this chart, which shows a 28% increase year over year of new listings compared to last…more inventory, which means it will take longer to get through it, and once we get through it, what will the future hold? There is also a ton of other data that takes us way back in time, so I encourage you to check it out.

There is a lot of talk that we may have hit a peak, and there is still other talk from my lender contacts that we have another solid Spring selling season ahead of us before things get really interesting. We are in the midst of mid-term elections (GO VOTE!) and there is definitely weird and toxic fodder coming out of the White House, which could hose us all, but all in all I say it’s still too close to call whether or not the market is making a permanent shift, or just a temporary hiccup like we’ve definitely seen in years past.

I’m happy to chat market, seasonality, prime time to sell and buy, and what your property might currently be worth, just give me a shout.

In the meantime, I have a couple amazing homes for sale that you absolutely must check out:
An awesome Single Family in Cole Valley at 715 Cole (NOT ON MLS); and a spectacular Victorian condominium in the Haight at 1662 Page. Had you been following theFrontSteps you would have already known about these and perhaps even had a chance to snag 215 Cole, which I just sold quietly off market for $1,500,000. I keep telling you, follow my site, and be on my radar and good things will come your way.

Haight Ashbury Victorian Flat Hits MLS Asking $1,700,000 – Wow Factor At 11

If you don’t get the Spinal Tap reference…it’s high time you watch Spinal Tap.

Anywho…my newest listing to hit the market.

Grand scale, turn of the century Victorian Condominium on a coveted block in the Haight / Ashbury area of San Francisco with approximately 1630 square feet of living space, original wood floors, period details, ~12 foot high ceilings, renovated kitchen & bath, two fireplaces, in unit washer & dryer, 1 car parking, exclusive use storage, shared yard, and great natural light.


A property so many seek, yet can’t find is here and available..it’s true. This three bedroom, one bath home is filled with charm and details of years past. From the century old wainscoting, to the light fixtures, picture rails, and triple crown molding, 1662 Page will delight even the most discerning Victorian fan, and wow every buyer with a modern, open kitchen, breakfast porch, beautiful split bath with radiant heat, well preserved wood floors, updated foundation and seismic strengthening, as well as parking for one car.

This charming turn of the century home enjoys a wonderful central location just steps away from all of your shopping needs and a growing number of popular restaurants, and is situated ideally for access to Golden Gate Park and Buena Vista Parks, Cole Valley, NoPa, freeways to points North, South, and East, and of course the famous Haight/Ashbury.

Property Details:
List Price: $1,700,000
1630 square feet
3 bedrooms
1 Remodeled bathroom w/ Designer Shower and Soaking tub, Radiant Floor Heating
Remodeled Split Bath (a.k.a. WC) with Toto toilet and Radiant Floor Heating
Modern Eat-in Kitchen
Granite Countertops
Breakfast Patio
Wine Fridge
Viking Gas Range
Bosch Dishwasher
Wood Floors
2 Gas Fireplaces
2 Living Rooms, one could be Formal Dining Room
New Rheem Hot Water Heater
15 New Double Paned Custom Wood Windows
Period Details
High Ceilings
Period Lighting
New in unit Washer & Dryer
1 car parking
Large Deeded Storage Room
Shared Yard and Garden Room, Fire Pit, & Grill
Extensive Seismic Retrofit completed 2016
HOA Fees $240/mo. (Includes Water, Garbage, Building Insurance, Common Electric and repairs.)
Dog okay (Limit 2)

Showing Schedule:
Open Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm

Exclusively listed by:
Alexander Clark
Keller Williams Luxury Realty International
theFrontSteps.com
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351
DRE#01339386
For more information, a private tour, or to chat about your property, you can contact me via the info above, or try the contact form below.

First Look | Top Floor Potrero Hill View Residence

Because you follow theFrontSteps (if you don’t, you can follow here), you get the first peak inside this charming and perfectly located Potrero Hill view residence, and if you like, you can even make an offer before we hit MLS (this Friday).

You can expect a market update from me soon as we climb out of the typical Summer hibernation, and we see how the looming flood of inventory gets snatched up. Until then, enjoy the Fog, and check my Featured Properties (including three off market gems) for some things you may have missed while you, and the rest of San Francisco were bouncing to techno at Burning Man…

Situated in the heart-center of Potrero Hill, and just steps to 18th Street shops and restaurants, this top floor two bedroom, one bathroom flat with sweeping Northwest views from Corona Heights to City Hall is not to be missed.

NOPA Is Calling You!

Another amazing off market opportunity for my dear readers…not going on MLS for a few weeks, but definitely available for immediate purchase and viewing.

Like some of my other listings at the moment, this is off market, so we don’t have pictures to share. You gotta see it in person.

Property Details:
215 Cole St
Condominium
Price: $TBD, but likely around $1.5ish
3 bedroom
2 bath
Master Suite w/ built in closets and en suite bath
Hickory Wood Floors
Open Living/Dining/Kitchen area
Bay Windows
Bar Counter with Seating
High Ceilings
Gas Fireplace
1 car parking
Storage
Shared Yard

Great Location close to NOPA, Haight, GG Park, USF, Koret Center, Whole Foods, De Young Museum, and easy commute to N,S,E and W locations

Exclusively listed by:
Alexander Clark
Keller Williams Luxury Realty International
theFrontSteps.com
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351
DRE#01339386
For more information, a private tour, or to chat about your property, you can contact me via the info above, or try the contact form below.

SOLD! | Haight Ashbury Victorian | $1,500,000

This is one of those properties that took me for a whirl. We spent 5 weeks of marketing and open houses before getting an offer. I had countless calls and showings, but ultimately the property did not sell where we expected ($1,650,000 or more). In the end, sellers are happy and moving on, and buyers are thrilled. Did the market hiccup right around the time we listed, or did the “Summer Doldrums” come early? Time will tell…stay tuned by following theFrontSteps.

This turn of the century Top Floor two plus bedroom, two bathroom, south facing Victorian Condominium checks all the boxes in the most ideal Upper Haight/Ashbury location.

Haight Ashbury Victorian Sells In A Flash For $1,800,000

I had barely figured out how to turn the heat on in this place and it was gone….Listed for $1,649,000 on a Friday, in contract for $1,800,000 on a Tuesday. Gone in a flash. Congratulations to the buyers and sellers of this killer property in the Haight.

If you’re bummed you missed out on this one, you’re in luck, I have another Victorian condo for sale just down the street at 1826 Page, and it’s Top Floor.

Wondering where my most recent market updates and Overbids have been? I’ll get to those soon. Trust and patience. :-)

Grand scale, late 1800s Victorian Condominium on a coveted block in the Haight / Ashbury area of San Francisco with approximately 1692 square feet of living space, original wood floors, formal living room, formal dining room, designer lighting, ~12 foot high ceilings, renovated kitchen, decorative fireplaces, in unit washer & dryer, 1 car parking, exclusive use south facing patio, and great natural light.


A gem of gems, this 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home enjoys a wonderful southern exposure with French doors that open to a private and serene patio perfect for outdoor entertaining, lounging in the afternoon sun, or simply enjoying a quiet space amongst the hustle and bustle of city living. The home’s central location is steps away from all of your shopping needs and a growing number of popular restaurants, and is situated ideally for access to Golden Gate Park and Buena Vista Parks, Cole Valley, NoPa, freeways to points North, South, and East, and of course the famous Haight/Ashbury.

Property Details:
List Price: $1,649,000
SOLD $1,800,000
1692 square feet
3 bedrooms
1.5 bathrooms
1 car parking
Storage
Exclusive Use South Facing Patio
Wood Floors
Decorative Fireplaces
Period Details
High Ceilings
Designer Lighting
Modern Kitchen
In Unit Washer & Dryer
HOA Fees $435/mo. (Includes Water, Garbage, Insurance, Common Electric and repairs.)

Exclusively listed by:
Alexander Clark
Keller Williams Luxury Realty International
theFrontSteps.com
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351
DRE#01339386

Upper Haight Victorian For $1,495,000…Yes Please!

This turn of the century Top Floor two plus bedroom, two bathroom, south facing Victorian Condominium checks all the boxes in the most ideal Upper Haight/Ashbury location.


Entering from street level, you’ll be drawn in by large, period stained glass windows above the front door flooding the entry with natural light which radiates throughout the entire home. Victorian details abound including a picturesque stained glass skylight, soaring ceilings, original dark wood floors, crown moldings, wainscoting, two working fireplaces, and large functioning pocket doors. The front windows provide a great view of Sutro Tower. This unit has been continually updated since the early 1900s with 2 substantial skylights in the eat-in kitchen, office/bonus room in the back, modern bathrooms, updated appliances, brand new in-unit Washer & Dryer, Monkeybrains & cable ready Internet, beautiful shared courtyard, parking for one car, substantial garage storage including a storage room w/lock.

This central location is across the street from The Park Branch Public Library, 1 block from shops on Haight Street and the Panhandle, 2 blocks from Whole Foods & the entrance to Golden Gate Park. Easy commute anywhere in SF: North, West, East, and South, walk to Cole Valley, tech shuttle stops, St. Mary’s / Dignity Medical Center, UCSF Parnassus and a multitude of dining and shopping options. While the official “Walk Score” is 97 it feels more like 99! As Page Street is one of SF’s official bike routes, 1826 Page street has a “Bike Score” of 98.

When you own a Victorian like this you’ll enjoy the benefits of a modern space while appreciating the quality workmanship, design, charm, and engineering of an historic San Francisco Victorian. Come visit us at one of the open houses, peruse the high resolution photos, or better yet, schedule a private tour and come fall in love with your future home.

Property Details:
List Price: $1,495,000
1400 square feet (per floor plan expert)
2+ bedrooms
2 bathrooms
Office/Breakfast Nook
1 car parking
Storage
Original Wood Floors
2 Fireplaces
Period Details
High Ceilings
Skylights
In Unit Washer & Dryer
Serene Common area Patio
HOA Fees $369/mo. (Includes Water, Garbage, Insurance, Common Electric and repairs.)

Showing Schedule:
Saturday 6/9 from 1-4pm
Sunday 6/10 from 1-4pm
Private Showings by Appointment
Offers as they come

Exclusively listed by:
Alexander Clark
Keller Williams Luxury Realty International
theFrontSteps.com
alexclark@gmail.com
415-254-5351
DRE#01339386
For more information, a private tour, or to chat about your property, you can contact me via the info above, or try the contact form below.

$1,150,000 Ocean Views On San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

I have officially wrapped up another Ocean View (Ocean Beach) listing, in which we knocked it out of the park for sure. Congratulations to my friend/client on the successful sale of this wonderful top floor condo where the city ends and the great Pacific Ocean begins. Multiple offers were received, but there can always only be one winner.

Got a place in the ‘hood with similar views? Call me, I have a buyer for you. :-)

From the marketing…

Situated at the edge of the city (and continent for that matter), this top floor two bedroom, one bathroom condominium is supremely located for the outdoor enthusiast, lover of incredible views and ocean life, or person looking for sanctuary in our bustling city (yet easy access to Downtown, Southern, and Northern commutes).