San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Cycles Since 1984


We will get through this, as we did the last. I’m giving you the data to make your own conclusions. For myself, I’m staying home, selling property virtually, talking to buyers and sellers about how to be ready for when this blows over, because it will. Stay Home. Exercise in your own neighborhood. Support your … Continue reading San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Cycles Since 1984

Buy And Sell San Francisco Real Estate Like A Pro


In this market update, we’ll help you make informed buying and selling decisions and will offer you some important guidelines for understanding home prices. We realize that buyers and sellers may feel like they’re simply guessing when it comes to determining a fair price for residential real estate, and sometimes in San Francisco that’s really … Continue reading Buy And Sell San Francisco Real Estate Like A Pro

theFrontSteps SF Real Estate Report June/July 2019


It’s a crazy place we live…San Francisco. Our winter weather that appears every summer aside, the market also beats to its own drum opposite what the rest of the country experiences. Lucky for you, we’ve been breaking it down for darn near (or more than) a decade. Check out our latest Real Estate Report for … Continue reading theFrontSteps SF Real Estate Report June/July 2019

You Win Some (326 Capp), You Lose Some (3825 19th), And We Have Something For You


Just when I get quoted in the Chronicle saying the market is “Totally Random” this happens… Well, technically the “totally random” quote came partly because of my experience getting a buyer in contract 4 weeks ago on this amazing home at 326 Capp (by way of beating out 7 other offers). We finally closed that … Continue reading You Win Some (326 Capp), You Lose Some (3825 19th), And We Have Something For You

Maximum Overbid of the Month Hits $625,000 Over Asking


Just when you thought things were cooling…this: Located at 131 Castro Street in the desirable Duboce Triangle, this full-floor condominium fetched a final sale price 62.81% over its original asking price of $995,000. It ultimately sold for $1,620,000. Fabulous features like newly refinished hardwood floors, spacious rooms, high ceilings, a woodburning fireplace, amazing storage, wrap-around … Continue reading Maximum Overbid of the Month Hits $625,000 Over Asking

Is Now A Good Time To Buy In San Francisco? Five Reasons Why The Answer Is YES


…as a follow up to my Market post yesterday, and to answer the age-old question everyone asks, “Is it a good time to buy?”, take it from the head honcho of Keller Williams in San Francisco, and me…the answer is a solid yes. His thoughts are my thoughts exactly, but since he states it so … Continue reading Is Now A Good Time To Buy In San Francisco? Five Reasons Why The Answer Is YES

San Francisco Real Estate Market Update | March 2018


As of the end of February, there were fewer total home, condo and loft sales in the first two months of 2018 than in any of the previous ten years (Think about that for a second…). And while it’s impossible to say exactly what is causing the low number of sales, it is possible that … Continue reading San Francisco Real Estate Market Update | March 2018

¡Que Rico! | $681,000 Over Asking For A Tear Down | ¿Qué?


The Friday before Labor Day weekend…Many call it the end of Summer, but here in San Francisco it’s safe to say it’s the beginning. Our temperatures finally heat up from the Bay Shore to the Pacific Ocean. The sun is lower on the horizon, shadows are longer, Fall fashion ads are everywhere, and local restaurants … Continue reading ¡Que Rico! | $681,000 Over Asking For A Tear Down | ¿Qué?

Global Warming Could Fuel (Future) San Francisco Real Estate Market


Coming off the heels of possibly the warmest day in San Francisco for the entire month of August, and actually seeing the sun at the coast (I think we broke 70 yesterday), it got me thinking about this recent New York Times article, “Think It’s Hot Now? Just Wait“. Apparently, “July wasn’t just hot — … Continue reading Global Warming Could Fuel (Future) San Francisco Real Estate Market

A Perfect Match, TeedHaze & The Goods…Where Are You?


As much as this blog is all about real estate, it’s also all about me (Alex) and what I do to not only help my clients, but also my colleagues. For many years I’ve been dabbling in little ventures here and there to help my colleagues do more deals, and give their clients valuable real … Continue reading A Perfect Match, TeedHaze & The Goods…Where Are You?

When A Tear Down Sells For $2,350,000


To say the market isn’t moving along at blistering speed would be an understatement. Thus, my lack of blogging. I have updated all of the listing data we provide at The Goods, such as Top 20 Underbids, Top 20 Overbids, New Listings, SOLD Property (nobody else provides this so easily for your pleasure), and more. … Continue reading When A Tear Down Sells For $2,350,000

Top 10 Overbids Of The Week | San Francisco


…and here they are: Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid 639 35th Ave 641 2-4 Units 17 $899,000 $1,480,000 64.63% 541 10th Ave 3/2.50/N/A 13 $1,895,000 $3,000,000 58.31% 255 Anderson St 1/1.00/N/A 12 $895,000 $1,375,000 53.63% 43 Bache St 3/2.50/N/A 12 $1,049,000 $1,580,000 50.62% 835 33rd Ave 2/1.00/N/A 8 $899,000 $1,351,000 50.28% 168 … Continue reading Top 10 Overbids Of The Week | San Francisco

Featured Today On SFGate: 3 Of My Recent Transactions


High prices? No problem. Homes in Bay Area selling faster than anywhere else in the nation: http://t.co/1OOsIcC27D pic.twitter.com/qp1HOxjau7 — SFGate (@SFGate) April 16, 2015 I wouldn’t have been able to achieve these successful sales without the epic staging by Katrina Schissel of GiGi Park, my great photographers, my in house team, and especially my amazing … Continue reading Featured Today On SFGate: 3 Of My Recent Transactions

Which Neighborhoods Have Appreciated Most And Why – sfnewsletter


I just published a new issue of sfnewsletter, and it’s loaded with info, including the oh-so precious list of Recent Sales, Listings, Overbids, Underbids, and Still Availables (properties on the market 30+ days). Have a look, and enjoy. –sfnewsletter 12/12/14

What SF Home-Buyers Bought in 2014


Penthouses, Probates, Lofts, Mansions & Fixer-Uppers How many San Francisco home sales were Victorians, Edwardians or Art Deco? Condos in doorman buildings? Artist live-work lofts? Probate or distressed sales? Without parking? Under $500,000? Over $5 million? Tenant occupied? Had Golden Gate or Bay Bridge views? What were the oldest house sale, the biggest condo sale … Continue reading What SF Home-Buyers Bought in 2014