For Sale: 29 Rivoli, Top Floor Edwardian View Condo In Cole Valley On A Quiet Tree Lined Street


I have this fabulously luxurious top floor, 3 bed, 2 bath Edwardian condominium with amazing panoramic views to the North from the living area and South from the bedrooms, on a quiet tree lined street in Cole Valley, coming on the market this Friday 9/12, and you get the first look. The home features gorgeous … Continue reading For Sale: 29 Rivoli, Top Floor Edwardian View Condo In Cole Valley On A Quiet Tree Lined Street

936 Clayton Is Officially On The Market, And I’m Officially Claiming “You Had Your Chance”


How many of you remember this photo I shared not too long ago? Every hand in the room goes up. How many of you remember the post that went along with it, trying to give YOU first (actually second) dibs on getting this property, and having a say in final finishes and details? Every hand … Continue reading 936 Clayton Is Officially On The Market, And I’m Officially Claiming “You Had Your Chance”

Four Buyers In Four Days…And 121 Beulah, How Did It End?


Hi all! I just wanted to give a little update to you from my world of San Francisco real estate. In my humble opinion, the market is extremely hot for the right properties. On Friday I wrote four separate offers (five if you count that one property is two condos), in four entirely different neighborhoods, … Continue reading Four Buyers In Four Days…And 121 Beulah, How Did It End?

From Hero To Zero In Less Than A Week


You know that feeling you get when you’re about to push over the ledge of an 8 foot Ocean Beach bomb? Or the feeling just before you drop an untracked line of cold smoke pow down your favorite chute? Well that’s how I felt for my buyers when I saw this sign post out front … Continue reading From Hero To Zero In Less Than A Week

But It’s A Buyer’s Market


Any of you see this article on Yahoo! about US Cities Where Homes Sell The Fastest? Gather ’round…I have a story for you. Yesterday, on behalf of my clients, I presented a full asking price, ALL CASH (that’s $1,350,000 George Washingtons), two week to close, sellers may “rent-back” ’til November offer on 49 Alma Street … Continue reading But It’s A Buyer’s Market

Get Ready For A Bidding War. Vacant Cole Valley 2 Unit Building Hits MLS (806-808 Cole)


I’ve been riding my bike by this building for better part of four weeks (school started) watching it get prepped and cleaned, and today it’s finally revealed to us on MLS. It certainly doesn’t have that “wow” factor we recently saw on Brokerick, but I expect there to be a bit of buzz around this … Continue reading Get Ready For A Bidding War. Vacant Cole Valley 2 Unit Building Hits MLS (806-808 Cole)

5 Steps To Flipping Property In San Francisco


1. Find the most unwanted wreck of a home (crack house) in a great neighborhood (Cole Valley) and buy it: 2. Document any 1964 Datsuns with a blown motor trapped in the garage for 40+ years: 3. Rip up disgusting kitchens and baths: — 4. Go to Haight Street, buy a magic wand, tap it … Continue reading 5 Steps To Flipping Property In San Francisco

Reader Reports: 1358 Cole Then ($800,000) And Now ($749,000)


The email: Editor- Take a look at this Cole Valley condo. Purchased in April 2005 for $800,000, relisted [11 days ago] for $749,000. No upgrades, no permit history, save for a new roof. I would prefer to remain anonymous. Thanks. Anonymous you shall remain, thankful we shall be to all of the readers, including you, … Continue reading Reader Reports: 1358 Cole Then ($800,000) And Now ($749,000)

Cole Valley Sales Too Low To Count, But Area Remains Strong Nonetheless


From the author of these graphs: The monthly sales data for Subdistrict 5E (Cole Valley/Parnassus/Ashbury Heights) is so low that running percentage declines off of median values, as I did for Noe Valley, would have been worthless. As several of your readers and I myself pointed out, it’s hard to draw conclusions when there are … Continue reading Cole Valley Sales Too Low To Count, But Area Remains Strong Nonetheless

394 Frederick, Before, After, Here And Gone (In Contract After 7 Days): $2,399,000


True, the market tanked. True, average home prices have come down in San Francisco. True, even A+ areas like Noe Valley and Pacific Heights have felt the pinch. False, it is death doom and destruction everywhere. Case in point, 394 Frederick St @ Belvedere in Cole Valley, is an awesome 4 bed, 4 bath, 3173 … Continue reading 394 Frederick, Before, After, Here And Gone (In Contract After 7 Days): $2,399,000

Noe Valley/Cole Valley Over $2 Million Past 12 Months


Have you been wondering what’s been happening in sales for Noe and Cole Valleys for the past 12 months? We have, so we thought we’d share with you too. Apparently it’s not all bad in Noe (according to the San Francisco Chronicle), but can Cole Valley step up to the plate? We think so. Enjoy! … Continue reading Noe Valley/Cole Valley Over $2 Million Past 12 Months

Battle Royale: Cole Valley Versus Noe Valley


There’s been a bit of discussion around this site and some others lately regarding whether Noe Valley or Cole Valley is a better neighborhood. Rather than spreading that conversation around, we thought we’d bring it under one thread for the world to see. Cole Valley: Noe Valley: Please share in the comments below and take … Continue reading Battle Royale: Cole Valley Versus Noe Valley

Getting Twisted in Cole Valley (1342 Shrader)


We’ve been in, around, over, and under this remodeled 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home at 1342 Shrader in Cole Valley, and it is absolutely awesome. It’s coming to the MLS very soon (if not already) and some lucky person (hopefully our clients) will be throwing some killer parties in this great home. — The little … Continue reading Getting Twisted in Cole Valley (1342 Shrader)

Earthquake Reality in San Francisco


As I sit here at the playground in the heart of Cole Valley, I’m looking at the homes around me (within eyesight) from a different perspective, that of how many were built after 1906. From what I can see…all of them! What strikes me is the thought of that photo in a previous post which … Continue reading Earthquake Reality in San Francisco

New Realtor “tactics”, a dog, a quote, and no contact info? (1445 Cole)


From a reader: Hi guys, Have you seen this listing? http://www.1445cole.com I live a block away, and got a little invitation in my mailbox for a “private viewing” complete with wine and snacks, [five days ago]. I couldn’t go, so I haven’t seen the property, but I thought this was definitely a new tactic–esp. in … Continue reading New Realtor “tactics”, a dog, a quote, and no contact info? (1445 Cole)