Just SOLD! | Inner Mission | $825,000


The “best real estate agent in San Francisco” does it again. After months of trying, we finally got to a price the market was happy with and got it sold within a week of the price adjustment I had been recommending for the better part of Summer. I don’t know that I’ve ever done so … Continue reading Just SOLD! | Inner Mission | $825,000

Just Sold in Mission Dolores | $1,585,000


Just when you thought the market was gonna kick you when you’re down, buyers materialize out of thin air. So is the case in San Francisco. The San Francisco real estate market never ceases to amaze. As wonky as it is, it is definitely not dead. Pricing, presentation, timing, and most of all YOUR EXPECTATIONS … Continue reading Just Sold in Mission Dolores | $1,585,000

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!

Single Family Home Prices Down 23%, Condos 25% Since Peak


Just cranked out another San Francisco Real Estate Market report and the data is beginning to show the slowdown. Is this the tip of the iceberg or will it turn? We’ll keep eyes on it for you, all you need to do is keep eyes on us. Prices tend to stagnate or decline this time … Continue reading Single Family Home Prices Down 23%, Condos 25% Since Peak

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

Just Listed & Currently Off Market | 64 Rosemont Pl | Mission Dolores


I just listed this cool Marina Style flat at 64 Rosemont PL.. Details, including tons of photos, 3D virtual tour, and floorplan found on the property webpage, which you can find by clicking here, or at https://theFrontSteps.com/64RosemontPl . The open house schedule is not yet set and we’re not sure we’ll be on the market … Continue reading Just Listed & Currently Off Market | 64 Rosemont Pl | Mission Dolores

“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

Just Listed: Two Bedrooms in the Mission for Only $870,000!?


We just listed this wonderful two bedroom home in the Mission with period details, wood floors, natural light on three sides, parking, WD, and a wonderful layout. Full details can be found on the Featured Listing page for this property. It’ll be open this weekend Saturday 11:30am to 1:30pm and Sunday 2-4pm. In case you … Continue reading Just Listed: Two Bedrooms in the Mission for Only $870,000!?

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

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