Sunday marks California’s 170th Fourth of July since becoming a state in September of 1850–which means it’s also been that long since the great Potrero Hill land rush scheme, a strange historical boondoggle that tried to leverage California statehood into real estate riches. As anyone who ever visited knows, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, and parts of … Continue reading Potrero Hill’s Great Patriotic Land Rush (that didn’t work out)
Just in time for the weekend. It was actually a Mission District condo that claimed the top spot on the Top 10 Overbid List (see below) at damn near 52% over asking (we calculate via percentage not $$), but have a look at 268 Wawona in West Portal… Listed at $2,895,000, barely a minute on … Continue reading If You Sold Your Home For $1,355,000 Over Asking, Where Would You Go? What Would You Buy?
This Lake Tahoe A Frame is stuck somewhere between 1970 and 1979, and it could be yours for just $529,000. It has the A, green carpet, wallpaper, linoleum you haven’t seen like ever, big ass windows, deck, and the pool table. What more could you need to live your hipster dream? Seriously…okay, so maybe you … Continue reading Lake Tahoe A Frame Time Warp Asks $529,000
As we here in San Francisco prepare for the 49ers to wallop the Chiefs in this weekend’s Super Bowl, we can’t help but to think how kind it was for the Patriots to trade us Garoppolo. And since it was Brady Garoppolo was to replace in Boston, we thought some of you football fans would … Continue reading Patriots’ Tom Brady Lists $34,000,000 Home For Sale
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It’s time for a little comparison shopping to slap you in the face on this Tuesday morning. We’ll get right down to it, leaving the commentary to you and your friends. According to the “Fun Facts” on your favorite real estate information site, The Goods, $480,000 gets you 256 (yes, that’s two hundred fifty six) … Continue reading In San Francisco $480,000 Buys You 256 Square Feet | In Nashville…
With all the glorious rain and snow we’ve seen this winter in California (it’s been a lot!) – some may be thinking of snowy slopes and warm fires (I know this girl is!), others might already be thinking of warm beaches and mountain biking. Fear not, this Lake Tahoe beauty at 1170 Vivian Lane could … Continue reading Winter Wanderlust? Check out this $16 Million Tahoe Beauty
I think it’s important everybody living in and around, moving to and moving from San Francisco watch, and listen to this one point of view as to what is going on in our city. The implications of the insane real estate market that is upon us are real, on all levels. Everybody (not just the … Continue reading Gentrification Of San Francisco | One Perspective
Those of you that have read this blog for a while know I always have one foot out the door to greener pastures, and one eye on how much more real estate you can buy around the world. I call it “Walkabout or Wanderlust”, and I’ve had a serious case of it over the years. … Continue reading The Grass is Greener in Portland, Oregon | Premier Episode!
When readers comment, we listen… Abuseintake writes in reaction to the $401,000 Overbid at 235 28th Street in Noe Valley: …moved from a $750,000 2 bed, 1 bath shack in Dogpatch and bought a 2,800 sq.ft, 3 bed, 2 3/4 bath mid-century split-level with a stunning view, for $645,000…in Seattle. You can keep SFO. Abuseintake … Continue reading Comment Du Jour: From San Francisco Shack To Seattle Mid Century For Under $650,000
Nestled among old growth Redwoods practically smack dab in the middle of Napa and Sonoma, this property is your ticket out of the city, and into serenity. Picture yourself walking among old growth Redwoods, coffee in hand, the sound of a creek rustling by, deer crossing your path, sun shining through the towering trees, a … Continue reading John Muir Would Be Proud & Your Hipster Friends Would Be Envious
Make no mistake, it’s been a crazy busy market for me and a lot of my colleagues. It’s okay…as it has afforded me the luxury to spend Christmas and likely the New Year enjoying all that Tahoe has to offer from the comfort of my new weekend retreat. It’s not all that I wanted, but … Continue reading Happy Holidays From My $75,000,000 Weekend Retreat At Lake Tahoe!
Must…go…here…now… — — — It’s easy to get lost in thought from this description. Especially coming from the urban jungle we call home here in San Francisco. Located on Clear Ridge in the heart of Big Sur, this stunning redwood and glass, 3,100 sq. ft. private residence is perfect for family getaways and romantic get-togethers. … Continue reading Wanderlust: Big Sur 20 Acre Estate Edition
Sometimes you just gotta escape the San Francisco hype and head East young man (or because I always have to be PC, woman)! My only complaint, the kitchen and baths don’t do this home justice. But that’s just my humble opinion. –2850 Buena Vista Way, Berkeley, California: Mid-Century Panoramic View Home, $1,895,000
Just added this to my list of places I must visit before I die: Alexander Clark Park
So how is the snow up in Tahoe…I mean really? As many of you know, I fancy myself a bit of a skier. I watch the weather like a hawk, I have multiple websites and friends I refer to for snow reports, radar imagery, forecasts, and après ski hangouts. If I can, I play hooky … Continue reading So You Wanna Post A Picture Of You Skiing Powder On Your Facebook…How ‘Bout We Just Tell Them All The Truth
It should come as no surprise to those of you that read theFrontSteps on a regular basis, but to those that don’t, I often get stricken with a heavy case of wanderlust. My mind starts to wander, my heart starts to race, and my imagination goes heavy into “what if” mode. Today is no exception. … Continue reading Wanderlust: $369,000, 3 Beds, 30 Minutes To Skiing In Salt Lake City