From our big weekly meeting here are the exclusives (I’m sending this out earlier than usual because the market is so competitive nowadays this is becoming necessary. Similarly, if you’re on the fence on selling, NOW is truly the time because it really is a seller’s market. The usual push of listings in September will come we hope, but so will a flood of more buyers with IPO monies being released and people returning from vacation.)

400 block, Collingwood at 22nd, condo, $1.495M, 3 Bd/2Ba, 3 pkg Penthouse with 360 views and elevator access, approx. 2000 sq ft.
200 block, 3rd Ave at California, single family house, $1.795M, newly renovated Victorian, 4 Bd/3.5ba/1 pkg (garage) approx 2600 sq ft.
0-99 block, States Street at Castro, condo, $1.350M location! 3Bd/2.5Ba, garage, deck, fireplace, 1800+ sq ft.
500 block, Dolores btwn 18th and 19th Streets, condo, lwr unit, $1.1M, location, location, location – across street from Dolores Park, 2 Bd/1.5ba 1 sep pkg, large storage unit that could be turned into 2-car tandem pkg, EQ insurance, HOA dues $440, 2 unit bldg, no back yard, but come on, Dolores Park is your yard! (special viewing may be set up for Thursday morning, contact me if interested)
1600 block Golden Gate Ave at scott, TICs, 4-unit grp breaking up, 3 pkg (rotational) Victorian, top floor 2Bd/1Ba, shard backyard, lower junior 1 Bd with deck, 700 sq ft. $420k – $620k
1000 Pennsylvania at 25th St, condo, $599k, 2Bd/3Ba condo
400 Beale St, #313, at Bryant, condo, $625k 1Bd/ 1Ba + den\
301 Mission, #34F, Millenium, lux 2 + 1 den/2ba unit, southwest views of twin peaks & city skyline, 1600 sq ft, amenities like 24-hour valet pkg, HOA dues $1500/month
368 Elm St., nos. 104, 407, at Franklin, condos built in 2006, $499k, $829k, lgst jr 1 Bd/1Ba/1 pkg w/deeded patio | 2 Bd/2ba 2pkg, 1249 sq ft
3099 22nd St at S. Van Ness, newer renovation (2yrs), condos, $900k approx, 3 Bd/ 2 Ba + pkg + outdoor space
700 block of Page Street, top-floor 2Bd, 1 ba, garage pkg, 3-unit bldg, skylights, patios, shared yard, 1200+ sq ft., expected price high $800s.

And in getting these listings Vanguard went head-to-head with another brokerage who was offering a discounted rate, but the seller picked Vanguard at 6 percent because of our collateral, customized marketing prowess that has no comparison. Even seasoned real estate brokers use Vanguard because they don’t know how to handle the retail end.

This past week in Sales:

Over on 33rd Ave, a two-unit building that had been on the market for 4 months nevertheless got a full-price offer at $2.068M
Another 19th Street at Castro top-floor condo entered contract at more than $1M; just consider the entire building was available in 2003 for just $900k. That’s some appreciation.
A fixer over on Cesar Chavez and Noe listed at $879k received 3 offers and entered escrow well-above that price.
A great 2 Bd/2Ba condo at 4th and Folsom previewed last week already went into escrow at just above its $749k list price.
A single family home in Berna Heights on Prentiss near Crescent listed for $645k went into contract well into the $700ks with 3 offers.

All indications point to the fact that there is – and will continue to be- inflation in real estate prices. But this makes sense because we are making new values today, otherwise we’d all be stuck at 1900 prices, right?

If you want to know more call me.