Chonicle Article NAR Article and graph…maybe NAR should win because they throw in some cool graphs.
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Any of you who live here with children know the headaches the schooling system throws our way. Many, many families leave the city for the very reason that the public school system is lacking. It’s actually not that bad if you do your research, and there are a surprising number of excellent K-8 public schools … Continue reading Score One for the School System
Before: It’s been a while, and a long hard battle, but Cinema 21 is almost back to life. What it looks like on the inside, we have no idea. But from the outside, it’s gettin’ closah to completion. What does this have to do with real estate? Well, for one, it is a remodeled building. For … Continue reading Cinema 21 Gettin’ Closah! (Drive by ™)
This is a perfect example of why, if you live in San Francisco and you are concerned about that hill above, below, next to, or across from you, you should call in the experts. Granted, forces of nature are unavoidable at times, but this should serve as a reminder. SFGate story
We are pleased to say that we have already received a question for our experts. Thank you. “What would be an added value to a vacant view lot, in San Francisco w/o building a residence on it?”-dhze As answered by Eddie O’Sullivan of Hill & Co. Real Estate www.buysellmySFHome.com: The best way to add value to … Continue reading Ask an Expert (vacant view lot)
Well it took a bit, but it got there in the end. 138 Elsie (Brand new 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2005 sqft. home in Bernal) started at $1,498,000 in October, went into contract one month later, fell out of contract, back on market at same price, nothing….Price reduced in January to $1,388,000, pending 10 days later, just … Continue reading Done Deal in Bernal
The following information is provided to you by Rik Goodell of Goodell Structural Services. Maybe you’ve got a contractor’s heart. How to tell? Okay, here’s a sure sign: If you are the type who has upgraded (read: spent thousands $$$ on) your home but you can’t tell by looking at it, then the bucks have … Continue reading Getting back your investment on “non-bling system upgrades”
One of our readers forwards us this picture and re-iterates the importance of well known retailers moving into “less desirable” locations. Peet’s opened nearly a month ago on the corner of 16th Ave. and Geary. If this Peet’s does well, it could lead to many other retailers moving to the area. Time will tell. We … Continue reading How coffee affects your property (Drive by ™)
Yes…overbids still exist. We run this kind of stuff on the sfnewsletter all the time, and it is nice to be able to do it more than once a week. We like to call this a Maximum Overbid of the Week(tm). Not a bad view, eh? Listed for $2,995,000. 3 beds, 3 baths, 2027 square … Continue reading Maximum Overbid at the St. Regis, 30A
Dear All, Thank you for your amazing support so far with the sfnewsletter. At your requests, I invite you into our BLOG. Our goal with the BLOG is to give you the day to day, play by play so many of you have requested, but at the same time make real estate fun and informative. We encourage you to … Continue reading Welcome to our BLOG
In honor of the (re)launch of our new blog, we are introducing a new section on par with our Stalefish, and Maximum Overbid of the Week. Introducing… Drive By… drive by a property (or walk, we’re green), see, point, shoot, post. You are welcome to do the same. Send us your Drive By photos and … Continue reading Drive By ™
“Tell you the first big news in Multi- Family. There wasn’t one ‘Market’ deal done over ten units in January!!! Some deals were done, very few, and they were all delivered to buyers off the market. Our deal flow has nearly stopped? Rents: our best client is getting rents that are better than dot com.. … Continue reading Word on the Multi-Family Street
Getting tired of being priced out of the market? Can’t imagine paying $750,000 for a one bedroom condo in San Francisco. Frett not! Enter Second Life. A Virtual 3D world waiting to be created. Don’t like the rain? Don’t allow it in your town? Trump stealing your thunder? Create your own real estate empire. Land is … Continue reading Virtual Real Estate, in a Virtual World
This chart is provided by the National Association of Realtors: Link to full document NAR is also telling us “Housing Downturn Likely to Have Hit Bottom” We post it for you to draw your own conclusions and discuss. Heaven forbid we be accused of cheerleading, but we’ve been saying for quite some time the market … Continue reading U.S. Economic Outlook