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  • May 6, 2024
    Clad in Benjamin Moore’s Pelican Gray, 234 Eureka’s front façade features a second-floor entry porch, which American Queen Anne Victorian homes used frequently.

    Now Selling: 234 Eureka Street, San Francisco, CA Listed by Kevin Ho + Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties, MLS 424030585

    Explore 234 Eureka Street, San Francisco – A meticulously renovated Queen Anne Victorian home listed by top real estate agents Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties. This exquisite property features four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and one-car garage parking spread over three spacious levels. Situated on an extra-deep parcel in a prime San Francisco location, the home boasts a coveted three-bedroom, two-bathroom upper sleeping level, two living areas, and a chef’s kitchen equipped with a large island and luxurious finishes. Modern amenities include solar panels, radiant floor heating, and a beautifully landscaped garden with slides and two decks, making it an urban oasis. Built in 1904 and extensively updated in 2017 and 2024 with permits, 234 Eureka Street represents the finest in San Francisco living. Discover more about this stunning property at www.234-Eureka.com. MLS 424030585.

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  • March 22, 2024
    830 Alabama illustration

    SOLD: 830 Alabama Street, San Francisco, Listed by Kevin Ho + Jonathan McNarry, San Francisco MLS # 424018066

    Discover luxury living in San Francisco’s vibrant Mission District with 830 Alabama, a stunningly modernized condominium presented by top real estate agents Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties. This elegant residence spans nearly 1,800 sqft across two levels, featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, side-by-side garage parking with an EV charger, and an open layout that elegantly blends luxury finishes with thoughtful design. Experience the epitome of comfort and style with radiant heating under lush hickory floors, 10-ft tall ceilings adorned with designer lighting, and a chef’s kitchen equipped with top-tier appliances. The private outdoor space, filled with native California plants, offers a serene retreat. Perfectly located with excellent walk and bike scores, 830 Alabama is steps away from premier dining and nightlife. Explore this exquisite property at www.830-alabama.com and see why it’s the pinnacle of modern living. MLS Listing #424018066.

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  • March 19, 2024
    Kevin on ABC via Zoom

    On ABC7 KGO About SF's Sort of Come Back (March 2024)

    Watch Kevin Ho talk about how San Francisco’s housing market, an indicator of so much in the city from confidence and wealth, is starting to reflect the very real prospect that there may be a post-Pandemic recovery starting with increased open house traffic and quicker sales.

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  • March 15, 2024
    The front facade at 1882-1884 Church Street st twilight with lights on, an updated Victorian

    SOLD: 1882-1884 Church Street, San Francisco, listed by Kevin Ho + Jonathan McNarry, San Francisco MLS 424016247

    1882-1884 Church Street, San Francisco, proudly presented by Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, renowned top-producing real estate agents with Vanguard Properties. This sensational and exceptional Glen-Noe property straddles the coveted Glen Park and Noe Valley neighborhoods. A 3,000-sqft Victorian building with 1-car parking, the charming and elegant home sits on an extra deep, 125-ft parcel. San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR) MLS #424016247 www.1882-church.com

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  • February 23, 2024
    144 Galewood's front facade where you can see Sutro Tower

    SOLD: 144 Galewood Circle, San Francisco, Listed by Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry – SF MLS 424010935

    144 Galewood Circle, proudly presented by Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, renowned top-producing real estate agents with Vanguard Properties. This exceptional property is a standout listing in the San Francisco Association of Realtors (SFAR) MLS #424010935, featuring a rare corner lot that hosts a spacious 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home in one of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods. www.144-galewood.com

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  • December 11, 2023
    816 Haight Cover Image

    SOLD: 816 Haight Street, San Francisco, Listed by Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, San Francisco MLS 23926339

    816 Haight Street, San Francisco, as listed by Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties is a spectacular, spacious and sunny home in a historic and vibrant location on the Wiggle at the intersection of 3 great neighborhoods – the Haight, Duboce and Castro – and the Divisadero Corridor. Just updated with modern, but warm, finishes, details and features.

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  • November 19, 2023
    Excerpt of San Francisco Chronicle Real Estate Section

    What to Know About Condo and HOA Documents

    Property disclosures are vitally important part of buyer diligence in San Francisco especially with condominium purchases. Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, top real estate agents with Vanguard Properties, discuss what you should look for.

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  • September 17, 2023
    Bedroom windows

    Sold: 1264 Church Street, San Francisco, MLS 423910006 Listed By Kevin+Jonathan

    1264 Church Street, San Francisco, a sunny, top-floor, 2-bed, 1-bath, 1-car parking garage space with ±1,284 sqft (per LiDar) as listed by Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties. SF MLS 423910006. www.1264-church.com At the heart of this stand-out property is the newly renovated chef’s kitchen (designed for cooking classes and entertaining), the new bathroom, new, in-unit laundry, new stainless appliances, dual pane windows, wood floors and designer lighting. Combined with its 1935 Spanish-revival heritage in a sought-after Noe Valley location, 1264 Church is exceptional.

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  • August 30, 2023
    Celebrating black labs

    Client Wins with Kevin+Jonathan

    Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, realtors, top producing agents with Vanguard Properties in San Francisco, use the power of their long experience, energy, and higher education and visual and graphic design skills to keep buyer and seller clients ahead and successful in our competitive housing market. www.kevinandjonathan.com

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  • August 21, 2023
    Front facade photo of 2621 Bryant Victorian Style

    SOLD: 2621 Bryant Street, San Francisco Mission District 2-Unit Fixer Exclusively Listed with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties

    2621 Bryant Street, San Francisco, as listed with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, top real estate agents with Vanguard Properties sold for $1,500,000 in October 2023 with multiple offers after 12 days on the market. Captivating, sunny Victorian 2-unit gem fixer with timeless grace brimming with potential delivered vacant with yard, full, seismically upgraded full garage in San Francisco’s South Mission Historic District with 10’8” tall ceilings, large, secluded and warm yard and optimal location near 24th Street near 101/280, SF Zuckerberg General Hospital and Calle 24. www.2621-Bryant.com SFAR MLS No. 423900390

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  • July 24, 2023
    A crazy animal house condo building

    Learning About Buying a San Francisco Condominium — the most traded category

    Top real estate agents Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry give an overview of San Francisco’s most commonly bought and sold home: the condominium. With the largest range of prices, sizes and kinds, knowing what to consider when buying a San Francisco condominium is key. Kevin and Jonathan of Vanguard Properties in San Francisco have deep experience in this market segment.

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  • July 23, 2023
    Page 1 of the SFAR Contract

    Reviewed: The San Francisco Association of REALTORS June 2023 Purchase Contract with Kevin+Jonathan

    As realtors and leading San Francisco real estate agents, Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties, read through the latest version of the standard purchase contract that they consulted on. This version tracks homeowner insurance and responds to the housing market’s recent evolution.

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  • July 8, 2023
    Mr. Raffi, our black Labrador retriever, in the courtyard at 814 Carolina.

    Dog Parks in San Francisco from Dog Dads & Realtors Kevin+Jonathan (and Raffi)

    In a City with more dogs than children, looking for homes where your dog will thrive may mean proximity to dog parks is key. Here’s where they are in San Francisco, as vetted by Mr. Raffi, real estate super dog who lives with Kevin+Jonathan

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  • June 25, 2023

    We Love Infographics — How We Use Adobe Illustrator in Real Estate to Communicate — Kevin+Jonathan

    Using the power of infographics, visual design and graphic design to keep clients informed and to reach more home buyers and sellers utilized by Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of San Francisco’s Vanguard Properties where they are top producers who help home buyers and sellers succeed in this competitive market. www.kevinandjonathan.com

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  • June 9, 2023
    814 Carolina's front facade

    SOLD: 814 Carolina Street, San Francisco, CA • Listed with Kevin Ho + Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties | MLS 423748380

    Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties, San Francisco, www.814-carolina.com 814 Carolina is a sunny, fully detached updated Potrero Hill Victorian cottage with a secluded courtyard that’s set at the back of a shared parcel. Renovated and updates less than 10 years ago the home balances classic elements with modern living.

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  • June 5, 2023

    SF Chronicle: State Farm Leaves California

    Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, top real estate agents of San Francisco’s Vanguard Properties, talk about a big change to the real estate market in California with State Farm and insuring California homes.

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  • June 5, 2023

    Here‘s the SF neighborhoods with most ‘severe’ street conditions

    San Francisco is well known for its walkability, but a recent report found that three-quarters of the city’s sidewalks have moderate to severe defects…

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  • May 9, 2023
    All-Cash vs. Financed Offers in San Francisco Chart

    SF Chronicle: All-Cash vs. Financed Offers in 2023

    Cash vs. Mortgages in San Francisco — which is more popular in San Francisco’s housing market? Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, top-ranked real estate agents at Vanguard Properties, explore showing that financed offers account for more than half of all reported purchases for the past 5 years.

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  • May 3, 2023
    Illustration of improvised tower in the Outer Parkside

    SF Chronicle: 55 Stories in the Sunset Parkside? The Modern Babel Tower

    Tracking development in San Francisco’s Outer Parkside and Sunset neighborhoods with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties, and a proposal for a 55-story in the Sunset/Parkside of all places.

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    This article was first published on NerdWallet.com. If you sell your home after the middle of August, cheers: You could end up pocketing the money that previously would have gone to the buyer's agent. But before you celebrate, consider the downside of waiting until late summer to list your home for sale: House prices tend […]
  • Moving Back Home to Save for a House: How to Make It Work May 29, 2024
    This article was first published on NerdWallet.com. After starting a career in engineering in Boynton Beach, Florida, Moisey Abdurakhmanov was renting a home with friends when he decided he wanted his own place. "I realized I was basically paying somebody else's mortgage every month," he recalls. So when the lease was up, he moved back […]
  • US mortgage rates rise for first time in a month, denting demand May 29, 2024
    US mortgage rates increased for the first time in a month, denting demand for home-buying and refinancing. The contract rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage increased 4 basis points in the week ended May 24 to 7.05%, according to Mortgage Bankers Association data released Wednesday. That dragged down a gauge of refinancing by more than […]

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  • Purchase Mortgage Activity Continues to Drop May 29, 2024
    Despite the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage having ticked down over the past month, purchase mortgage application volume in the U.S. has dropped for the third week in a row, ticking down another (1) percent on a seasonally adjusted basis and 3 percent in the absolute, with 10 percent fewer purchase mortgage applications […]
  • Index for Bay Area Home Values Ticks Up, YOY Gain Slips May 28, 2024
    Having notched a month-over-month gain in February, as we outlined at the time, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area (i.e., “San Francisco,” which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula) ticked up 2.6 percent in March, albeit with some seasonality in play. And as such, […]
  • Builders Slow Their Rolls, Banking Entitlements in San Francisco May 24, 2024
    As we outlined at the end of last year, with values dropping, the cost of capital having jumped, sales down and developers getting squeezed or even foreclosed upon, the number of housing units under construction across San Francisco was nearing a decade low, a mark which it has now hit as the number of units actively […]
  • Expected Value of Rate Cut(s) Just Dropped May 24, 2024
    Having inched up over the past month, helping to pull the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage back under 7 percent for the first time since mid-April, the expected value of the Fed’s rate cuts over the next seven months has just dropped, based on our latest analysis of the futures market. As such, […]