If you think about it, housing security seems to be a serious motivator in fairy tales. Happy endings often involve other kinds of gains for plucky folkloric heroes, of course: true love, personal liberty, extremely liquid cash resources, etc. But it’s hard not to notice that retiring to a castle or at the very least … Continue reading Parkside Storybook Prize Asks $1.6 Million
To say my clients didn’t absolutely score on this home is possibly the understatement of the year. When every house in the Parkside and Sunset is selling with multiple offers and at ridiculous prices, to be able to get in contract on one the day it hit MLS for well under market value in San … Continue reading Just Sold! | 2412 22nd Ave | Parkside | $1,000,000
From the Outer Richmond last week, to the heart of the Sunset this week, the Western edge of San Francisco continues to take top honors on the Overbid list. Perhaps a little less baffling than last week’s, and also a case of clearly underpricing a property, this little gem at 2724 Ortega just fetched nearly … Continue reading Maximum Overbid Of The Week | Welcome To The Mission | Kitchen & Bath Not Included
Architecture, views, probates, penthouses, lofts, TICs, luxury homes, mortgage rates, sales prices, market cycles, and everything else we could think of in a look back on 2015. A neighborhood map of San Francisco is included at the bottom of this report for your convenience.
[Update: Sold! Sales Price $871,500. Six offers.] It doesn’t get better than this in the Parkside. Twenty one ninety one (2191) 32nd Ave hits MLS tomorrow, and you are all getting the first look. That is unless you’ve been following me on Instagram (@theFrontSteps). Asking price for this most excellent home in the Avenues of … Continue reading 2191 32nd Ave, San Francisco CA Hits MLS
In our never ending quest to find the ultimate San Francisco surf pad, we were delighted to see one of our favorite oceanfront homes hit the market recently, 2534 Great Highway. It’s not everyday you can buy one of the few homes on the Great Highway that easily clear the sand dunes to enjoy unobstructed … Continue reading Calling All San Francisco Surfers (And Wannabes), We Have The Pad For You!
519 Foerster sold for over asking and 75K more than it last sold for in 2005. (Here’s the link, 519 Foerster not [editor is back in town] cleaned up): It looks like there was a paint job, and maybe a new floor in the kitchen, maybe not. The 2005 listing advertises a “new home.” This … Continue reading An apples to apples in Sunnyside? It looks that way.
From our reader: Is any house in the central sunset worth 1.4 million? The average price in the central sunset 800k -900k. Please take a look at 2960 22nd Ave, San Francisco which just came on the market. …and the kitchen: We must first say that this home is technically located in the Parkside, near … Continue reading Reader Reports: Parkside home for $1.4M? (2560 22nd Ave)
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?
This post has absolutely nothing to do with real estate, unless of course you’re looking to buy a home down at Ocean Beach (Outer Sunset/Outer Parkside), because of our pristine beaches and ideal beach weather, but we thought we’d get the word out. Things won’t be the same down there for a long time. We … Continue reading San Francisco Oil Spill…doing our part
Our readers have come up with some good finds this last week, and thankfully I have some time to post them, so you can pick your jaw up off the ground along with the rest of us: Take a look at this. [2330 Bay] Closed in 21 days for almost $400,000 more [asking $2,495,000 selling … Continue reading Done Deal in the Marina and only $395,000 over (2330 Bay)
I chose this comment for the “Comment du Jour”, as it is a very good, brief description of the mindset of many buyers currently in the market. Thanks “Ah Boom”, and thanks to all the others that have responded and shared their thoughts on that thread. You put your life savings down [on a home … Continue reading Comment du Jour: “Highest stakes table in Vegas”
What feels like ages ago on April 11th, I wrote about 2342 42nd Avenue: …in August of 2006 this property was listed at $1,095,000, then in March of 2007 listed at $899,000, now it is listed at $1,295,000. If it sells at $1,295,000, I’m packing up and moving to Mexico, because that would be just … Continue reading Done Deal in Outer Parkside (2342 42nd)
We’ve been having lots of fun with the other Battles: Outer Richmond v. Outer Sunset and Pacific Heights v. Marina, so today we give you Hayes Valley or Haight Ashbury. The choice is yours. As always, we provide the data, and hope you provide the insight. Have fun. Sorry for the tech difficulties, it’s not … Continue reading Battle Royale: Hayes Valley or Haight Ashbury, if you had to choose
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)