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
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
Maximum Overbid: The Photos Really Do Matter
It was another downbeat week for oversells, at least compared to the surreal highs we’ve been used to for the past 12 months and more. For all that, the top seller this week, 150 Morningside, still landed more than $2.4 million and only needed a round dozen days on the market to seal the deal. … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: The Photos Really Do Matter
An Entirely Sympathetic Guide To San Francisco Eyesores
The news broke this week that Claes Oldenberg, one of the artists behind Cupid’s Span, the roughly 60-foot bow and arrow sculpture along the Embarcadero a few blocks from the Bay Bridge, had died at the age of 93. Although Oldenberg was acclaimed during his lifetime, and Cupid’s Span is reminiscent of much of his … Continue reading An Entirely Sympathetic Guide To San Francisco Eyesores
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: Summer Slowdown Speeds Right Back Up
Looks like last week’s slow week for overbids was just that: A slow week. This week on SF’s housing front everything is right back to the business of business as usual, with a top overbid that not only cracks 150 percent of the asking but also buried its previous record sale price. 1530 44th Avenue … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Summer Slowdown Speeds Right Back Up
Incredible Greek-Revival Vic Slashes $1 Million Off Price
Now here’s the kind of SF home you don’t see every day, although we have seen it many times before: The five bed, three bath, Greek-revival Victorian duplex at 164 Henry Street first hit the market almost exactly two years ago, then asking more than $3.99 million. That offering came and went without any takers, … Continue reading Incredible Greek-Revival Vic Slashes $1 Million Off Price
SF Condos Are Taking Longer To Sell. Does It Matter?
We keep hearing that SF condos are in decline. It’s a plausible idea; as we’ve noted already, condos are virtually all the city has built these last ten years, and they’ve proven fairly sensitive to market ups and downs in the past. That said, anecdotes and speculation don’t punch the clock, so let’s see what … Continue reading SF Condos Are Taking Longer To Sell. Does It Matter?
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?