William Wurster Mid-Century Masterpiece Sells for $11,300,000 | Pacific Heights


It’s not everyday a home sells for $3,800,000 above asking…actually in San Francisco we hardly bat an eye at this anymore, especially when paired with buzzwords #PacificHeights and #MidCentury. It also helps to be an extremely rare property in a one of a kind location: William Wurster Masterpiece with timeless mid-century contemporary design. The unique … Continue reading William Wurster Mid-Century Masterpiece Sells for $11,300,000 | Pacific Heights

Inner Mission Victorian Fixer Sells $320,000 Over List | In Knoxville That Buys You This…


Not to be outdone by any of the fixers clinching the top spot on a few of our previous top 10 Overbids — 1078-80 York, a two unit in San Francisco’s hot, hotter, hottest Inner Mission District, just closed for only $320,000 over ask. (People around the world scratching their heads thinking, “Is this guy … Continue reading Inner Mission Victorian Fixer Sells $320,000 Over List | In Knoxville That Buys You This…

Underbids All Over The Map | San Francisco


Did you miss the Top 10 Overbids last week? Don’t worry, SFGate has em posted, but since it’s Monday (well it was yesterday), we like to bring you the weekly top 10 Underbids. Sounds like SFGate might recap them there too, so keep your eyes peeled. The top dogs are a variety this time around. … Continue reading Underbids All Over The Map | San Francisco

Pacific Heights Condo Goes 11% Under | Elevator Ensures Minimal Neighbor Contact


Last week it was this Bernal Heights home that went 20% under asking, thus claiming the podium position. The winner this week is an ultra-deluxe condo in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods on the “North End” of town, Pacific Heights. This home at 2955 Pacific has views, a deck, a formal dining room perfect … Continue reading Pacific Heights Condo Goes 11% Under | Elevator Ensures Minimal Neighbor Contact

Heat Map Of San Francisco Median Home Price Changes Since Previous ’06-’08 Market Peak


Who doesn’t love a good heat map? Especially us San Francisco residents caught in the grip of one brutally long fog song… [Click image to enlarge.] This heat map compares 2013 2nd quarter or 1st half median home sales prices – for houses, condos, co-ops and TICs combined – with those at the peak value … Continue reading Heat Map Of San Francisco Median Home Price Changes Since Previous ’06-’08 Market Peak

San Francisco Housing Market Continues to Strengthen


The San Francisco housing market continues to heat up, as evidenced by the increasing sale prices of homes in the city. Compared to one year ago, the median price for a single-family home rose by 10.6 percent to $785,000. And, with a limited supply of homes for sale, the city has remained a seller’s market, … Continue reading San Francisco Housing Market Continues to Strengthen

It Is Certainly Brisk Out, And We’re Not Talking Weather


Somebody has certainly turned the tap on with regards to San Francisco real estate. Case in point (like we need to see more), 1998 Broadway #1007. I just called on this Pacific Heights property to get an appointment for a client to take a look at it next Tuesday. How foolish of me to think … Continue reading It Is Certainly Brisk Out, And We’re Not Talking Weather

The Grinch Who Stole Our [Reader’s] Christmas Wreath (Caught On Tape)


From our reader: Greetings, I’m looking to enlist your support in some public shaming. You can also point-out the utility of installing a video camera system during a renovation :) This Grinch stole the Christmas wreath from the front door of my house early Friday morning. She looks like a fairly put-together person, why is … Continue reading The Grinch Who Stole Our [Reader’s] Christmas Wreath (Caught On Tape)

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Finds Buyer For His Pacific Heights Monster Den


After what must seem like an eternity (we lost track of the days on market), we’re told the metal lair on top of Pacific Heights at 2505 Divisadero (originally asking $12,500,000 now just $8,995,000…it is on top of Pacific Heights and does include a sound studio and party room built for, and occupied by, Metallica … Continue reading Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Finds Buyer For His Pacific Heights Monster Den

What To Do With Your $45,000,000 San Francisco Backyard


We’ve always said a skatepark or velodrome in the backyard of 2901 Broadway (last check it was still listed for $45,000,000) would be a most excellent idea (see red arrow). Maybe we should have Tony Hawk and crew come teach the Pacific Heights crowd a thing or two about what to do with all of … Continue reading What To Do With Your $45,000,000 San Francisco Backyard

Kevin Rose Should Buy This Pad


Certainly you’ve all heard of a little company called DIGG. It should be no surprise, Kevin Rose, the founder lives in, and loves, San Francisco (lots of talented company founders in this city, aren’t there). He even linked to theFrontSteps a long time ago, which was cool. With the un-denying success of Digg, and the … Continue reading Kevin Rose Should Buy This Pad

East Bay: How Piedmont Brings Out the Worst in Me


By Home Girl, aka real-estate blogger Tracey Taylor). Go to Piedmont and you feel you have entered another world. That’s if you live in Berkeley or Oakland or anywhere else where you are a mere mortal. I suppose Piedmont is the East Bay’s equivalent to Pacific Heights. Rarefied, privileged, cocooned. The median list price here … Continue reading East Bay: How Piedmont Brings Out the Worst in Me

Pacific Heights in the Spotlight


As always, theFrontSteps is open to new contributors and writers joining us, so if you think you have what it takes to blog (doesn’t take much), give us a shout and let us know. This comes to us from Arrian Binnings, via his new blog Inside SF Real Estate. We found it quite good (void … Continue reading Pacific Heights in the Spotlight