Nic Cage’s Onetime Russian Hill House Finally Sells


After literally years of trying, a star turn has finally come for the six bed, 6.5-bath house at 898 Francisco Street once owned by Oscar winner Nic Cage, which sold a few days before the holiday for more than $8.82 million, a Christmas carol ending to years of drama over the luxurious address. Cage bought … Continue reading Nic Cage’s Onetime Russian Hill House Finally Sells

Barbary Lane: The Most Famous SF Street That Doesn’t Exist


Macondray Lane is a narrow Russian Hill alleyway that branches off of Leavenworth, just north of Green Street. It’s a pleasant greenbelt with great views (most of it traversable only on foot), but seemingly unremarkable. And yet, this is actually one of the most famous streets in San Francisco–or rather, it’s the nearest proxy for … Continue reading Barbary Lane: The Most Famous SF Street That Doesn’t Exist

SF’s Oldest Home Listing Dumps $10 Million Off Price


Some things get better with age; home listings are not usually reckoned one of them, but there are exceptions. The penthouse at 1080 Chestnut Street is currently the oldest public San Francisco home listing, having gone on the market way back in October of 2019; in fact, in two weeks it will be precisely two … Continue reading SF’s Oldest Home Listing Dumps $10 Million Off Price

Historic Empty Russian Hill Lot (yes) Asks $13 Million


Nothing broadens your perspective on the phrase “a whole lot of nothing” quite like the San Francisco real estate market. Case in point, there’s nothing on the lot at the corner of Taylor and Broadway, just as there hasn’t been for over 100 years. But that hasn’t stopped it from being one of the hottest … Continue reading Historic Empty Russian Hill Lot (yes) Asks $13 Million

Outer Sunset Gold, Overbids, and More…


Wow what a week! And you all know I’m not talking real estate, so why don’t we take our mind off the election for a second and actually do talk real estate. Kicking things off, I have a new listing in the Outer Sunset that is pure gold. You may have seen it quietly pop … Continue reading Outer Sunset Gold, Overbids, and More…

Just Listed: 870 Chestnut | Russian Hill | $1,595,000


You had your chance to snag this off market, now the gloves are off. Painted, staged, and looking amazing, 870 Chestnut awaits even the most picky of buyers. More details, pictures, and 3D virtual tour by following this link to theFrontSteps.com/870Chestnut.

Not (yet) On MLS Russian Hill Oasis For Sale


Taking you into the weekend with yet another really f*cking cool property we have listed and for immediate sale. As of right now, it’s not (yet) on MLS, but by now you know the drill…you follow theFrontSteps, you get exclusive access to our pre-mls properties. You can find details by following this link. –870 Chestnut … Continue reading Not (yet) On MLS Russian Hill Oasis For Sale

Just Sold | 1476 Pacific Ave | Russian Hill | $2,300,000


Originally listed at $2,695,000, closed on 12/31 for $2,300,000 (you read that right…$395,000 below original list), this amazingly awesome and unique home at 1476 Pacific Ave in Russian Hill is the perfect fit for my clients, and they couldn’t be happier. Moving trucks are on their way, dinner parties are being planned, furniture is going … Continue reading Just Sold | 1476 Pacific Ave | Russian Hill | $2,300,000

SOLD! | 1720-24 Larkin | Russian Hill Multi-Unit | $5,200,000


When in doubt, write an offer, tie it up, do your research, and hopefully it all turns out. That’s how we got this amazing development opportunity at 1720 Larkin, in Russian Hill, and how we got it WAY below asking. Originally listed “off market” for $6,200,000, I threw this out to a few developers I … Continue reading SOLD! | 1720-24 Larkin | Russian Hill Multi-Unit | $5,200,000

Maximum Underbid | Russian Hill Property Wins | List $3.2M, Sold $2.6M


Closed on the last day of 2015 was this 3 bedroom Russian Hill condominium with dramatic views. Listed for just shy of $3.2M and sold 18% under asking, at $2.6M, it takes top spot on the top 10 Podium Underbids of the week for San Francisco. Interesting to note is that out of the top … Continue reading Maximum Underbid | Russian Hill Property Wins | List $3.2M, Sold $2.6M

Maximum Overbids Of the Week | $625,000 Over In Noe Valley | 291 Square Foot Studio Sells For $415,000


And the winner is…682 Duncan for a mere $625,000 over asking, and just shy of $1600 per square foot: Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid 682 Duncan Street 3/2.00/N/A 12 $1,050,000 $1,675,000 59.52% 430 Nevada Street 2/1.00/N/A 27 $699,000 $1,065,000 52.36% 1520 15th Street 2/1.00/N/A 22 $799,000 $1,175,000 47.06% 2219 25th Avenue 2/1.00/N/A … Continue reading Maximum Overbids Of the Week | $625,000 Over In Noe Valley | 291 Square Foot Studio Sells For $415,000

SOLD | Duboce Triangle, Inner Mission, Russian Hill, Mission Dolores


Congratulations to my buyers (x4), and my off market seller! That was quite the whirlwind of activity, and I’m thrilled we were able to pull it all off. As my client said on my LinkedIn profile, I pulled off a “hat trick that [he] thought was impossible in the crazy San Francisco real estate market…” … Continue reading SOLD | Duboce Triangle, Inner Mission, Russian Hill, Mission Dolores

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

Renderings Revealed For Vacant Corner Lot Development Opportunity At 1000 Broadway, Russian Hill… Bids Due Sealed


What it is now: What it could be: The view you might see: The Deets: “The property consists of 5,415 square feet of vacant land slated for subdivision and situated on the northwest corner of Broadway and Taylor Streets. The property offers spectacular views over San Francisco, including North Beach, the Financial District, the Bay … Continue reading Renderings Revealed For Vacant Corner Lot Development Opportunity At 1000 Broadway, Russian Hill… Bids Due Sealed

Another Russian Hill Sale And Testimonial


Another happy client has been so kind as to share a testimonial of the service I can provide to you and your friends and family. I’m a commercial real estate professional – a few years back I chaired the commercial RE side of our trade association. My wife used to buy retail centers for a … Continue reading Another Russian Hill Sale And Testimonial

Four Buyers In Four Days…And 121 Beulah, How Did It End?


Hi all! I just wanted to give a little update to you from my world of San Francisco real estate. In my humble opinion, the market is extremely hot for the right properties. On Friday I wrote four separate offers (five if you count that one property is two condos), in four entirely different neighborhoods, … Continue reading Four Buyers In Four Days…And 121 Beulah, How Did It End?