Score One for the School System


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

Cinema 21 Gettin’ Closah! (Drive by ™)


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 ™)

Ask an Expert (vacant view lot)


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)

Done Deal in Bernal


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

Getting back your investment on “non-bling system upgrades”


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”

How coffee affects your property (Drive by ™)


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 ™)

Maximum Overbid at the St. Regis, 30A


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

Virtual Real Estate, in a Virtual World


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

The First sfnewsletter (that we could find) July 9, 2004


JUST SOLD SAN FRANCISCO! WEEK ENDING JULY 9, 2004 Dear Friends: Welcome to the newest members of the list. If you would like to be removed, either email me directly at … , or click on the “unsubscribe” button below. If you have a friend that would like to be added, just send me their … Continue reading The First sfnewsletter (that we could find) July 9, 2004