It has been a busy few weeks here at theFrontSteps. I honestly don’t know what to think of it all. On the one hand, I read the news just like all of you, and if you believe it, you’d think San Francisco is an “apocalyptic hell hole”…I believe that’s what Elon Musk described it as. … Continue reading Just Listed | 742 18th Ave | Central Richmond | $1,695,000
by Bryce Adams Turn Key 2 bed, 1 bath Condo on the Great Highway and Taraval. Both the living and dining room feature snippet views of Ocean Beach and the recently remodeled kitchen and bathroom feature quartz countertops and glass backsplashes. Hardwood and bamboo flooring throughout. A serene, low maintenance backyard is complemented with a … Continue reading 2458 Great Highway | Outer Sunset | Off Market Opportunity!
In May, a Michigan Facebook user declared, “The new Millennial dream is a housing market crash.” More than 2,600 people Liked or Loved that sentiment; when a larger page recycled the post, it got approval from over 327,000 users. Variations of this meme have floated around social media for years. Although usually presented as a … Continue reading Should We Pray For a Housing Crash?
According to the real estate aggregate site Redfin, it’s been a wild year for housing across the US, as they have recently published a ranking of ten real estate records broken across the US in 2021. Actually Redfin’s records only go back to 2013, so this might not be all that historic of a year–but … Continue reading The Real Estate Records SF Crushed In 2021–and the Ones We Didn’t
Take a moment to consider 2574 46th Avenue, a two-bed, one-bath Outer Parkside classic now for sale: The new listing calls this a “wonderful starter home,” but can/should a “starter home” really cost $1.55 million? One perspective is that the concept of a “starter home” is anachronistic in the context of a city like San … Continue reading What Should a “Starter Home” Cost In SF?
It’s the haunted season, and even real estate can be scary–or at least, certain homes seem to have a talent for scaring buyers. As realtor gossip often has it, homes saddled with a supposedly sinister street number, like 13 or 666, are supposed to suffer depressed home values. But is it true, or just more … Continue reading In San Francisco, Spooky Addresses Scare Off Big Home Sales
Here’s an overbid riddle for you: When can being just average also make you the best? The answer: When you’re selling a home like 1826 23rd Avenue, far and away our top overbid for the week after closing for more than $1.52 million from a $899K asking price, a margin of well over 69 percent. … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet
What makes a home listing stand out? Sometimes its historicity, sometimes it’s architectural daring, and sometimes it’s the insight that a property can provide about a city or neighborhood. But maybe the simplest way is just to be worth a whole pile of money, as in the case of 9 Walsh Drive, which listed this … Continue reading Mill Valley’s Most Expensive Home Asks $12.5 Million
What does it cost to buy a house in San Francisco? It’s not an exaggeration to say that the world wants to know–SF real estate prices make headlines internationally all the time. In a raft of data just released by the California Association of Realtors, the median sales price of a house (not condo) in … Continue reading Home Prices Soar Across Bay Area Since 2020
Pleased to report yet another successful off market find for our buyers. After submitting countless offers on countless properties we were contacted by an agent who knew we do a lot of business in the Sunset and Richmond districts. The sellers were originally looking for $1,800,000, which was not going to happen, so we waited … Continue reading Another off market deal closed…in the Sunset
One of San Francisco’s most prominent haunted houses is up for sale–if you believe in such things, of course. What’s objectively true is that the Chambers Mansion at 2222 Sacramento Street listed this week asking the eye-popping but unsurprising sum of more than $5.74 million. The six bed, seven bath edifice is named for its … Continue reading “Haunted” Pac Heights Mansion Listed For $5.74 Million
San Franciscans are peaceful people, but quick to launch a bidding war when a choice piece of property are the spoils. And yet there’s one Bay Area destination where overeager overbidding happens even more often, at least according to one source. Earlier this week, the listing aggregate site Realtor.com tallied which US cities lead the … Continue reading Berkeley Tops US In Housing Overbids
Just in time for the weekend. It was actually a Mission District condo that claimed the top spot on the Top 10 Overbid List (see below) at damn near 52% over asking (we calculate via percentage not $$), but have a look at 268 Wawona in West Portal… Listed at $2,895,000, barely a minute on … Continue reading If You Sold Your Home For $1,355,000 Over Asking, Where Would You Go? What Would You Buy?
We can help you in San Francisco and Marin Counties, as we did these two wonderful people, about to be a family of three! Congratulations guys. It’s been a pleasure.
“Fire Damaged”. Lucky 8’s? Or location? Perhaps all three combined made for one helluva frenzy on 1818 8th Ave, which by the way sold for $1,008,000 in 2012 looking like this. From $998,000 to $1,600,000, almost exactly seven years later, fire damaged, in worse condition than before…that’s what it takes to claim the top spot … Continue reading Fire Damaged Home In San Francisco Sells For $602,000 Over Asking
It’s been another busy week in the world of San Francisco real estate, so we thought a quick recap of some of the most recent and worthy real estate porn is in order. To begin…the Top 10 Overbids. They never get old, and as always, there are some stunners. Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold … Continue reading San Francisco Real Estate Porn Recap | Think Pools, Architecture, Overbids, and More