It seems to be the week of getting edumucated on theFrontSteps. First chickens, now rising crime in Bernal Heights? We have no factual evidence to support what we’re saying, but the information has come to us from a very reliable and trustworthy source. We’re hoping you (the reader) can shed some light on the matter. … Continue reading Crime on the rise in Bernal Heights?
Recently, we’ve been contacted by more than a dozen Realtors asking if we could “plug” their listings. Typically, this is not something we do as it defeats the purpose, honesty, and transparency of this blog, but we got to thinking…why not? We could make a little $$ from it, and help get the word out … Continue reading Isolated Panic amongst some San Francisco Realtors, or something larger?
Where readers ask and we try to answer: What is going on now with the real estate in Bernal [Heights]? I am concerned about the houses on the Cesar Chavez side, which are newer. One under a million, one 1.25 mil, and one for 2 mil? We’re not quite sure which properties EXACTLY you are … Continue reading Ask Us: What’s up with Bernal Heights?
We stole the sfnewsletter code for their last “cocktail” issue, because they apparently kill old issues each week. Since we just linked to it and now learn it won’t be there, we pasted it here. Make sense? Happy Holidays. MARKET UPDATE Charts, Data, Trends In a nutshell, our market has definitely been hit by all … Continue reading Tis the season of giving…from sfnewsletter
From our reader: “Just a FYI if you’re interested or if people want to give their opinions about this house. It should be an interesting one to watch. A house in our neighborhood [4017 Folsom] was just listed on the MLS yesterday [11/30], no for sale sign, a total dump inside and yet the house … Continue reading “a total dump inside…” (4017 Folsom)
Even if the market has cooled, and properties are seeing price reductions, they are still selling. There is a technique to employ that usually leads to the same outcome: Reduce, and Sell, and we might add, don’t panic. Case in point, 411 Banks, a two bed, one bath, 1600 square foot single family home in … Continue reading Reduce and Sell, Reduce and Sell (411 Banks in Bernal)
From Kenny, in the comments: “WOW. This one [3299 Folsom in Bernal Heights] just sold [for $1,255,000]: Six offers. 260K over asking. 850 a foot. On Folsom! This is a neighbor of mine. I’m very fired up about this one.” I think your other neighbors are pretty fired up too. And for the “traders” wondering … Continue reading “Six offers, $260,000 over” (3299 Folsom)
We’re not making this up, but it might help answer the question, “is Bernal on Fuego or Hielo?” All pricing issues aside, this is a pretty damn good find. Thanks Garrett: 145 Coso, a 3-bed, 2-bath, 13 days on the market and $309,000 above asking, which brings the sales price to $1,408,000 in Bernal. No … Continue reading Bernal Heights strikes again (145 Coso…$309,000 over)
Since there is a nice little discussion going on about the pros and cons of Noe Valley versus Bernal Heights, we thought we’d try a couple of different posts along the same lines. We want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Marina vs. Pacific Heights…if you had to choose, and … Continue reading Battle Royale: Pacific Heights vs. the Marina…if you had to choose.
Being that it is the middle of summer, we’re curious to see what kind of replies we get to this post, but we hope the Stammtisch can come through nonetheless. If they can’t…readers!? “Hi, Over the past few weeks I’ve been seeing a Realtor post on Craig’s List that Bernal Heights is “on Fuego”. For … Continue reading Stump the Stammtisch: Bernal on Fuego or Hielo?
You stumped the Editor, that is for damn sure, but we have pretty good distribution and our Stammtisch is growing, so maybe they, or a reader, can help. Thanks for asking. Hi There – Love your site. I have a question that maybe you might be able to answer. I live in bernal heights and … Continue reading Stump the Stammtisch: Lot in Bernal, now developed…available?
A reader just fired this to us, and since we happen to be sitting at the computer (go figure) we’ll just throw it up without any real editorial genius, and hope our readers or Stammtisch can provide some insight. 366 Montcalm ($649,000), a two bed, one bath “condo alternative” on the North Slope of Bernal … Continue reading An offer date that came and went (366 Montcalm in Bernal Heights)
A reader asks about 463 Nevada, a “mid-century modern home completely remodeled in 2001 with great light and views. Perfect home for people who appreciate design and architecture from Dwell Magazine and Design Within Reach.”-agent remarks “Hi, i’ve always believed that you can’t lose in SF RE, especially if you wait out the lows because … Continue reading 463 Nevada in Bernal on $950,000 out $775,000 (yes that’s under asking)
Thanks to “Boom”, who commented on one of our posts, and provided us with this link to the latest Bay Area Home Sale Activity for April 2007, which we copied below to show you just how San Francisco stacked up to the same month last year. [source: Data Quick] Our problem with relying on zip … Continue reading Stats & Numbers
As much as I love my fellow Realtors (R), sometimes I wonder where they get their “marketing remarks”, and how they tie them into the rest of their materials. Take for example, 9 Massasoit St in Bernal Heights. It just hit the market and it has “$$$ Bay View”, yet the 76+% of internet home … Continue reading $$$ Real Estate Marketing
We’ve been telling you for eons how hot Bernal has been and continues to be, and a kind reader forwarded us the following article, from none other than the Financial Times (The City’s Last Secret). Some money quotes: -“Bernal isn’t the next neighbourhood in San Francisco; it’s the last neighbourhood in San Francisco,” [Editor’s note: … Continue reading “Little old Bernal Heights makes the Financial Times”