Before & After On A Noe Valley/Glen Park Victorian


There is always a lot of talk around town about how “easy” it is to sell a property in San Francisco, and that all we (Realtors) have to do is sign up a listing, put a sign out front, and the hordes of buyers will come marching through the door, offer oodles over asking, beg … Continue reading Before & After On A Noe Valley/Glen Park Victorian

Well that was fast, 2730 Fulton returns 6 months later and $793,000 more


We think this would qualify as a “flip” in every sense of the word. From this 4 bed, 2.5 bath home in March 2008, which sold for $1,605,000 (asking $1,500,000): — To this 5 bed, 4.5 bath home six months later asking $2,398,000: — Very interesting to say the least. We’ll see how this goes. … Continue reading Well that was fast, 2730 Fulton returns 6 months later and $793,000 more

Reader Reports: Parkside home for $1.4M? (2560 22nd Ave)


From our reader: Is any house in the central sunset worth 1.4 million? The average price in the central sunset 800k -900k. Please take a look at 2960 22nd Ave, San Francisco which just came on the market. …and the kitchen: We must first say that this home is technically located in the Parkside, near … Continue reading Reader Reports: Parkside home for $1.4M? (2560 22nd Ave)

2801 Lake returns, new price, new look


In case you don’t get sfnewsletter: All it takes is to remove the clutter (before shots)… adjust the price (sold in Dec ’07 for $2,580,000 after some massive price reductions) to get it sold, call in the contractors and voila…the after: 2801 Lake Street (after shots), a 5 bed, 4 bath remodeled home in Sea … Continue reading 2801 Lake returns, new price, new look

Before, After, Up, Down…Straight Up Confusion on 2542 Fillmore


Hats off to the developer for a job well done and having the cajones to see this project at 2542 Fillmore through. Had you seen the before, you’d realize how great is the after. Oh…we have the before: …and the after …and even more. The before price of $2,675,000 (August 2005), the after price of … Continue reading Before, After, Up, Down…Straight Up Confusion on 2542 Fillmore

Getting the LEED out for the weekend


This tip comes to us all the way from Oregon, via telephone no less (what is that!), and is about “one of the country’s first LEED certified homes” (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) that happens to be across the pond (Oakland). Rather than ramble on, we thought we’d just leave you … Continue reading Getting the LEED out for the weekend

Before After and WTF on 154 15th Ave.


From a sale in January 2007 at $1,700,000, to a new listing and price of $2,400,000 in early May 2007, to a reduced price of $1,995,000 in middle May 2007, and an ultimate sales price of $2,100,000 (and your before photos) on the last day of May 2007, we find ourselves looking again at 154 … Continue reading Before After and WTF on 154 15th Ave.

Nothing’s Changed but the Price, Oh, and the Type


The history of 465 Hoffman looks something like this: Sold 03/08/2007—$1,150,000— 18.2%/yr (appreciation) 07/21/2006 —$1,035,000— 9.7%/yr 04/15/2004 —$840,000 …as a single family. The plans look something like this: …as an “Ultra-Modern designed legal 2 unit,also marketable as a magnificent 4 BR/3 bath,VIEW,single family home.” The views still look like this: …but now the price looks … Continue reading Nothing’s Changed but the Price, Oh, and the Type

Cole Valley before and after (1233 Shrader)


We were impressed with the front when walking by, were wowed by the interior when browsing the website, and thrilled when we discovered the before shots to share with you. 1233 Shrader: 4 bed, 4.5 baths, 3095 square feet, 2 car parking, and just $2,695,000 [Update: Now $2,560,000]. Pennies on the dollar. –Then and Now … Continue reading Cole Valley before and after (1233 Shrader)

More fun inside 2201 Baker


Today, one of our (we’ll just call him/her “readers”) had the chance to get inside 2201 Baker, the $2,490,000 fixer in Pacific Heights, get the scoop, snap a few photos, and open our eyes to a true diamond in the rough. And of course provide us with “before” photos, should we still be blogging when … Continue reading More fun inside 2201 Baker

Internet Marketing for Real Estate 101


This just kills us and it happens all too often. We know a large percentage of homes are sold by agents and not from photos on the internet, but there is also a very large percentage of attention deficit home buyers that get blasted with new listings as soon as they hit the market, and … Continue reading Internet Marketing for Real Estate 101

The neighbors are “aghast”! (3809 Clay)


“This property [3809 Clay, a 3 bed, 3 bath in Presidio Heights] sold about three years ago (neighborhood rumor) to an agent, who modernized it then flipped [it] for around 1.4… note what it is listed for now. What do you think? We are aghast.” Well…I don’t like rumors, so I did a little digging, … Continue reading The neighbors are “aghast”! (3809 Clay)

Inside the Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square


The Fairmont Heritage Place at Ghirardelli Square is a very interesting development and fractional ownership opportunity. The location is top notch (could get a little annoying with all the tourists milling about though), the views from the upper units will be incredible (think 4th of July), and the amenities, services, and nearby attractions should keep … Continue reading Inside the Fairmont Heritage Place Ghirardelli Square

1771 North Point: A done deal…and no price! :-(


It’s another one of those damn “non-disclosure agreements” that is going to spoil our ability to accurately track sales around the city in real time for homes, and especially trophy properties. Yes indeed, 1771 North Point is scheduled to close escrow tomorrow (July 13th, 2007), and they’re not sharing the price. Oh well…it sold, and … Continue reading 1771 North Point: A done deal…and no price! :-(