Happy New Year From theFrontSteps To You


We’re back in town, and recharged. Happy New Year to all of you dear readers, and thanks to Anna for her continued great posts. Hoegarden, you were right. Avalanche danger in Utah was through the roof! Needless to say, we didn’t venture hors de piste. We’re putting our real estate hats back on (big bummer … Continue reading Happy New Year From theFrontSteps To You

Just a reminder, theFrontSteps is under construction


Although it may look exactly the same to you, behind the scenes theFrontSteps is going through a massive redevelopment project and it’s going to take some time. Thanks for your patience, browse and converse on the current posts at will, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding San … Continue reading Just a reminder, theFrontSteps is under construction

Mac it is…learning (and vacation) begins


Getting to know the San Francisco real estate market is (relatively) easy, getting to know a new iMac is something altogether daunting. Have no fear, I will prevail and theFrontSteps will be running at full speed come August 25th or so. Yup, I bought a new iMac, this one to be exact, and there is … Continue reading Mac it is…learning (and vacation) begins

“…all this posting of properties on blogs just complicates things.”


Says Realtor to us after not disclosing to him the address of a pocket listing [off market deal] we had known about. (This after his client contacted us directly interested in the property, and the selling agent made us swear on our grandmother’s grave not to disclose the address [publicly online] to anyone in order … Continue reading “…all this posting of properties on blogs just complicates things.”

Change is in the wind on theFrontSteps, welcome new writers


We tried to allow the community a voice with theFrontSteps.ORG, and tried to do it with earlier versions of this very site, but somehow just couldn’t find the mix. So we’re trying it again. We have hand selected a few of the more frequent contributors to this site and asked them to blog directly under … Continue reading Change is in the wind on theFrontSteps, welcome new writers

Daly Madness: Ordinance to place two-unit buildings into condo conversion lottery


If you haven’t noticed we’re just spitting out the SFAR Advantage online as it keeps getting better the further towards the bottom we read. Just when you think it is over, Daly strikes again. Daly Introduces Ordinance Placing Two-Unit Buildings in Condominium Conversion Lottery Supervisor Chris Daly introduced a proposed ordinance that would place two-unit … Continue reading Daly Madness: Ordinance to place two-unit buildings into condo conversion lottery

St. Regis, 188 Minna #33D, Back on Market!


So you heard me complain, and cry, and moan that my clients missed out on unit 33D at the St. Regis. Well, now it’s back on the market, still $3,695,000, still spectacular, and still available. The buyer, which just so happened to be represented by the seller’s agent as well, has walked (the wife claiming … Continue reading St. Regis, 188 Minna #33D, Back on Market!

Coming Soon: 2950 Vallejo, it’ll only take you $25,000,000


Nestled into, or perched atop (it’s all perspective), one of the most prestigious hills in San Francisco (we’d almost go so far as to say the world), 2950 Vallejo appears to be coming soon…for $25,000,000. From our reader: One of my absolutely favorite houses is hitting the market. You probably already know this, but I … Continue reading Coming Soon: 2950 Vallejo, it’ll only take you $25,000,000

San Francisco Real Estate? Who needs it? We raised $32,320!


In case you’re wondering where we’ve been, and why so silent, we’d like to remind you of an awesome event we just pulled off. We’ll be putting together a full wrap-up of the event as well as raffle winners, but a quick tally shows we raised closed to $33,000! Hats off to those that attended … Continue reading San Francisco Real Estate? Who needs it? We raised $32,320!

theFrontSteps is trying Twitter!


Testing out yet another new (to us) time vacuum, I thought we’d give this Twitter thing a go on theFrontSteps. If you care to track it, you can do so here (I think): twitter.com/theFrontSteps. There is certainly going to be a learning curve for this, but it does have some potential for real estate obsessed … Continue reading theFrontSteps is trying Twitter!

Time out for the Adrian Ruiz Memorial Fundraiser


We’re simply too busy at the moment working with clients, changing up the sfnewsletter, living life, and helping organize and spread the word about the Adrian Ruiz Memorial Fundraiser. We have no time for our beloved theFrontSteps today. Please follow that link or click on the photo below to see all the great things San … Continue reading Time out for the Adrian Ruiz Memorial Fundraiser

Crime on the rise in…wait…Pacific Heights?


In response to our recent post about rising crime in Bernal Heights, a reader forwards this: “Hey Alex, I live in Pacific Heights and belong to a neighborhood association. Yesterday I received this email from a neighbor who is passing along a warning about a robbery in our neighborhood. It happened last weekend. So I … Continue reading Crime on the rise in…wait…Pacific Heights?