Marina District Home Sells $1,166,000 Over Asking, Market Corrects?


You read that right, a fixer listed for $3,500,000 at 3666 Baker just closed $1,166,000 over asking for a $4,666,000 sales price. That ain’t spooky Halloween sh*t either. (If you miss the 666 reference I feel for you.) Such is the life of buying and selling in San Francisco. Kinda like when you walk down … Continue reading Marina District Home Sells $1,166,000 Over Asking, Market Corrects?

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!

Do “Haunted” Houses Really Sell For Less?


The real estate game is full of superstitions, as befits a business where so much of your success depends on invisible market forces and the whims of buyers and sellers. When the spooky season rolled around last year, we examined the longstanding rumor that homes with sinister addresses, like the numbers 13, 666, or 44 … Continue reading Do “Haunted” Houses Really Sell For Less?

Radically Candid Real Estate Predictions – Perspective is Everything


by Bryce Adams If I knew where things were headed, I most likely wouldn’t be sitting on my computer blogging about what the market is or isn’t going to do, or maybe I would be, relishing the moment. That being said—everyone loves to speculate, but, there is significant data and factors that have framed my … Continue reading Radically Candid Real Estate Predictions – Perspective is Everything

Bear Flag Revolt, Valley of the Moon and more… – Sonoma Takeaways


I recently had the pleasure of reacquainting myself with one of Northern California’s oldest towns, and one I had lost touch with over the years. Sonoma is only a short drive from where I grew up in Marin and one of my earliest elementary school memories was taking a field trip to see the historic … Continue reading Bear Flag Revolt, Valley of the Moon and more… – Sonoma Takeaways

“The Elusive Future of San Francisco’s Fog” – New York Times


If you follow theFrontSteps’ blog, you’d likely know I’m a bit of a weather geek – maybe more than a bit, actually. Weather influences all of our lives for sure, but my life and enjoyment of living depend on it. A sunny day with east winds and waves hitting the beach that originated thousands of … Continue reading “The Elusive Future of San Francisco’s Fog” – New York Times

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

Maximum Overbid: Great Highway, Great Payday


Your eyes are not deceiving you: 2136 Great Highway Highway is indeed the listed address for this week’s top overbid home, and this of course is due in part to the fact that there are two Great Highways in San Francisco, side by side no less. You could be forgiven if that fooled you, but … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Great Highway, Great Payday

Soaring Eichler Condo Sales Kinda-Sorta Breaks Record


Back in June we gandered at these mammoth penthouses roosting atop an Eichler tower at 999 Green Street, on sale after the deaths of previous owners Charles and George Shultz–more on that here if those names don’t ring an immediate bell. Now both of those penthouses have a buyer and even a record to go … Continue reading Soaring Eichler Condo Sales Kinda-Sorta Breaks Record

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

Maximum Overbid: Will SF Home Prices Finally Dip?


This week’s top overbid, 546 Head, is a real looker, even though the sellers marketed it as a real fixer; if the new owners do overhaul this one we hope they spare some of the woodwork, because there’s just not enough of that stuff to go around these days. Market watchers will notice yes, compared … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Will SF Home Prices Finally Dip?

Noe Valley Edwardian Demolishes Everything But Facade


If you buy, sell, or even just watch homes in San Francisco for long enough, you learn how to predict the future. For example, this onetime classic 1909 Noe Valley Edwardian ala architect John Anderson last sold in 2019 for the kingly sum of $2.5 million; and if you took one look at this place … Continue reading Noe Valley Edwardian Demolishes Everything But Facade

Maximum Luxury: Soaring Eichler Penthouses For Sale After Decades


In our comprehensive history of Bay Area developer Joseph Eichler’s legacy, we wrote that Eichler was an everyman builder who created attainable homes for middle class buyers. And indeed he was. However. Everyone’s got to branch out now and then, which is how we ended up with the top floor units at 999 Green Street, … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: Soaring Eichler Penthouses For Sale After Decades

Maximum Overbid: San Francisco Continues To Shock Us


You know how if you do a job for long enough eventually you become accustomed or even jaded to its ups and downs, no matter how shocking? Well, this is not one of those jobs: You’d think after so many overbids every week we’d have seen it all–and hey, maybe we really have. But these … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: San Francisco Continues To Shock Us

Here Are 85 Facts About the Golden Gate Bridge For Its 85th Birthday


The Golden Gate Bridge, our world-recognized icon of all things San Francisco, turns 85 today–and it isn’t even the least bit shy about its age. Such a momentous occasion calls for just one thing: trivia. Tons upon tons of trivia. So here are 85 completely true but sometimes unbelievable facts about the greatest span in … Continue reading Here Are 85 Facts About the Golden Gate Bridge For Its 85th Birthday