It’s official…in San Francisco a million bucks barely buys you an (almost on the beach) beach bungalow…actually you need $1,050,000…and depending on what size waves you’re thinking of surfing at the most popular surf spot north of San Diego, you’ll want to consider ultra custom space-saving racks. In case you’re wondering, it was listed at … Continue reading The Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Million Dollar Beach Bungalow
I would imagine there are a couple hundred thousand people every day driving to and from San Francisco on the Bay Bridge that think, “I wonder what the view is like from up there.” Well…I was just up on the 50th floor of Tower One at One Rincon Hill (425 1st St), snapped this panorama, … Continue reading Those Towers By The Bay Bridge
Holy moly did this one go great, or what!? Top floor 1 bed, 1 bath condo with its own private deeded garage in an A+ Marina District location. After kindly declining multiple attempts to pre-empt offers, we stuck to our marketing plan, got roughly 250 parties through the door, reviewed 7 offers, and just closed … Continue reading SOLD | 1487 Chestnut | Marina District | $1,050,000 | 24% Over
Just when I go ahead and claim “SF Real Estate Market Cools (sort of)“, out comes the week’s latest and greatest Top 10 Overbids: Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid 714 Kansas St 3/2.00/N/A 17 $849,000 $1,750,000 106.12% 2215 California St 2/1.50/N/A 28 $1,249,000 $1,861,000 49.00% 615 Ellsworth 2/2.00/N/A 22 $749,000 $1,100,000 46.86% … Continue reading San Francisco’s Top 10 Real Estate Overbids Of The Week
You may have already seen the press my good friends over at Curbed gave to this awesome condo in the heart of downtown San Francisco (Financial District/Yerba Buena), but if not, here you go: 16 Jessie (1 Ecker) #406, Junior 1br/1ba, $495,000 Sustainable down to its very foundation, this century-old building (1 Ecker) was painstakingly … Continue reading 1 Ecker (16 Jessie) Unit 406 Hits The Market, Monday Open House Was Packed
This top floor, one bedroom, one bath, ultra luxury condominium in the heart of San Francisco will be hitting the market (with any luck) on Friday August 9th [It’s now officially on the market], but since you’re a fan of theFrontSteps, you get to see it here first. This unit is not only on the … Continue reading Coming Soon: 16 Jessie (1 Ecker) Unit 409 – Early Century Brick Meets 21st Century Modern In The Heart Of San Francisco
Sellers, it’s time. We need your inventory, and look how happy you could be! Alex thanks for selling my home as quickly and painless as possible at a price way beyond my expectation! I especially liked that you provided expert advice/service from staging, lighting and photography to make this a success. Using [electronic signature solutions] … Continue reading Thinking Of Selling Your Property? Read This First
Number of Homes suffering price reductions on the decline: Price of Newly listed properties on the rise: Days on Market (how long a property takes to sell) going down: For more info and the full article, visit: –Three signs 2013 will be the Hottest Housing year since 2005 [Altos Research]
You starting to feel ready to buy a home in San Francisco? By now, hopefully, you’ve made it through Step 1, and are now either pre-approved, or can provide Proof of Funds, and are getting dialed into this thing called the internet and how well it can help you instantaneously see what is new on … Continue reading Buying A Home In San Francisco – Step 3: Go See Some Property!
Translation: Single family homes, condominiums, cooperatives, and multi-family units in San Francisco sell really, really fast (when priced right), and buyers are again finding themselves with less and less to choose from. Competition is again at a fever pitch and multiple offers on any one single property are the norm. Like I’ve been saying, if … Continue reading San Francisco’s Months Supply Of Inventory Entering Record Setting Territory
Have aspirations to live in the oh so hip NOPA district of San Francisco? Been searching for a single family home in NOPA, but just can’t afford one? You’re in luck, as thankfully San Francisco always has an alternative for you, and 22 Loyola Terrace is no exception. Technically mapped in San Francisco’s Lone Mountain … Continue reading 22 Loyola Terrace: A Single Family, NOPA Alternative With Real Big Views For $1,095,000
We’re going to take the liberty of pulling a few quotes from this recent New York Times article about President-elect Obama’s call to action and urge our fellow San Franciscans to go out and buy a house. -‘I don’t believe it’s too late to change course, but it will be if we don’t take dramatic … Continue reading Obama Says: Go Buy A House (In So Many Words)
Where readers ask and we (the community) try to answer: This is a doozy of a question, so put your game faces on: Hi there, Being fairly new at the SF real estate/landlording game, I am still discovering the fascinating mine field of Rent Control laws through the numerous websites on the subject. At least … Continue reading Ask Us: Can Condo Conversion Save You From Rent Control?
I’ve been thinking a bit about our cliche Realtor statement that now is “a great time to buy”, and I’ve come to a conclusion: Now is not necessarily a great time to buy, as prices may continue to fall, credit is likely to continue to dry up, and the global recession only looks to be … Continue reading It’s A Great Time To Be A Buyer
Just curious to see how up on your real estate all y’all are. Take a look at 145 Madrone, a 3 bed, 1 bath, 1920’s home in prime West Portal, asking $849,000 (offer date next Monday). By all accounts, the one single photo doesn’t do this property justice. (Come on fellow Realtors! Even if it’s … Continue reading West Portal Wreck, What’s It Gonna Take? (145 Madrone)
By Home Girl (aka real-estate blogger Tracey Taylor, former Redfin Sweet Digs maven). James and Gillian Servais build “stealth homes”. Over the years the couple have designed more than twenty houses, mostly in the Berkeley and Oakland hills, and the one characteristic they all share is how well they blend into their surroundings. With their … Continue reading East Bay: Doing Your Bit For Gas Prices in the Berkeley Hills