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Now Selling: 65 Hermann St., No. 3, San Francisco, MLS # 506536

65 Hermann #3, Dining Room

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EXCLUSIVELY BY:

Kevin K. Ho, Esq.
Jonathan B. McNarry

MLS No. 506536

Top Producers, Top 21 Vanguard Properties, Top 1% of San Francisco Agents

NOW SELLING.

65 Hermann Street

residence 3

The Architect’s Home. A centrally located backdrop for life — and Instagram

An architect’s former home, residence 3 at 65 Hermann Street shows how to create an urban escape. Number 3’s owner did it right because you’ll feel eminently comfortable and relaxed as soon as you walk in. There’s a calm, warm and bright vibe waiting for you.

The 1-bed, 1-bath condominium features a deeded 75-sqft patio where you can tend to your plants or relax in the sun. There are wide-plank oak floors underfoot, a just-updated dual galley kitchen with new counters, stainless steel appliances and updated modern lighting throughout. The large living room can accommodate working from home easily, its large wall space and gallery lighting where you can display your favorite pieces of art (or hang a giant tv). The subway-tiled bathroom is generous as is the bedroom and its large closet. This home has quality, location and convenience.

While you have a deeded parking space, you may not need it given that you’re at the intersection of Duboce, Hayes Valley and the Lower Haight, three of the most vibrant and interconnected neighborhoods in the City with transit, biking and driving options at your leisure.

LISTED AT:

$749,000

 

Features

  • 1 Bed
  • 1 Bath 
  • 1 Parking (garage, angled, deeded) 
  • ≈ 700 –800+ sqft of living area, ≈ 75 sqft deeded outdoort patio
  • 12 Unit Building and HOA
  • Monthly Dues ≈ $395
  • Professional Management
  • Common area laundry room
  • Historic International Style building by McSweeney, circa 1956 
  • Mint Hill location near Duboce, Hayes, Castro and Mission Dolores
  • 99 walk score, 87 transit score, 86 bike score 

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The Photos

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The Property Video

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A 3-D Tour

Because virtual tours are all the rage (by necessity) these days, here’s the tour for Unit 305. It’s pretty neat and accurate. Note: Mr. Raffi (the black lab) is excluded from the sale).  [This tour will expire by late 2020]

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The Floor Plan

The general layout of Unit 3. This is only an approximation and this is one of those spaces where you need to be there in person to appreciate it fully.  

The Floor Plan

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The Location

Where three neighborhoods — the Castro, Lower Haight and the Market-Mission corridors meet — you can't get more central than this. 

Questions? Comments? 

Want to Sell or Buy Something Similar? 

We know the area well and know what buyers and sellers want. Go ahead, ask us more.

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Some of Raffi’s Other Property Tours

HELLO.

Hi, we’re Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties in San Francisco, California. We’re partners in life and in business. Together with our big black Labrador retriever, Raffi, we are top producing Realtors in San Francisco’s competitive and valuable residential real estate market.

We truly love what we do and are passionately committed to our clients, their needs and advancing their interests. We represent both buyers and sellers with many repeat clients but we are always expanding our client base. Our belief is that by working with you you will make better informed decisions in this most important of areas of life.

We invite you to contact us to learn more and to start your success story now.

SOME STUFF TO KNOW.

To that extent possible, the information here is copyright protected. But other information such as links, articles and the like are only reproduced here for market education purposes. Remember to research all matters discussed here to your own satisfaction.

Terms & Conditions

Real estate is always changing and evolving. It's complex and can be as fickle as it is surprising. And while the information and knowledge on this site is considered to be accurate and correct, it cannot be warranted. Market conditions in San Francisco, California, and the world can change with a tweet or a sneeze and is beyond anyone's control.

In San Francisco, things like local, state and federal tax regulations can change with big implications. Other things like rent control rules, eviction control, lending practices and standards, building and zoning regulations are just a few of the other things that can change with little or no notice. All of these things and other intangible factors can and will impact market values and performance. 

Kevin is a licensed California attorney but focuses on real estate about 99.9 percent of the time. It's important to note that while you can’t take the attorney out of him he will not be acting as your attorney here. This speaks to the larger point that you should also seek out qualified folks who work in their respective sectors if you have further questions. 

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Our site uses cookies developed by third parties for a variety of purposes with the most important ones to us being focused on supporting our abilities to support our clients — current and future — as they look for San Francisco real estate services.

Also, cookies may also be used to track how you use our site, which, of course, may give rise to seeing related advertisements on other websites you visit. To comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act, we have deployed various measures you may see on this site. If you have a question or concern, feel free to contact us at [email protected]. We want you to be aware that your personal information stays private with us with SSL standards here among other protocols we employ. 

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Kevin K. Ho, DRE 01875957/SBN 233408

Jonathan B. McNarry, DRE 01747295

Vanguard Properties
2501 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
555 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

SF Chronicle Sound-Off Q+A: Still Busy During Covid with Kevin+Jonathan

People need to buy and sell houses no matter when

Kevin+Jonathan In and On the Media

Kevin+Jonathan on the media

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Q+A

The San Francisco Chronicle asks expert area realtors questions every week for their Sound-Off segment found in its Sunday Real Estate Section. The online counter part appears on SF Gate. We've been asked to contribute and do so fairly often, which is what you're seeing here.  

Q: Is it a challenge to stay busy right now? Why or why not?

A: Because our approach to real estate is quite personal and big picture, we’ve been very busy recently as the pandemic has changed personal circumstances for so many. It’s a transition period where it’s important to keep an eye on the bigger perspective, which is still strong in San Francisco: inventory and activity is up.

Buyers fortunate enough to be able to buy now are eager to secure low mortgage rates instead of paying rent. Because COVID has changed commutes, some homeowners are looking to relocate to homes with yards and more space. And there are landlords who want to leave the rental business.

Serving this wide mix of client needs takes more time and effort: property visits require PPE and scheduling; mortgage processing times are up; decisions to buy or sell consider more factors than before. This is why it’s great that there are two of us helping our clients and that we have a go-to support team to ensure nothing is missed.

The online version of this was published on July 27, 2020, while the print version was published on Sunday, July 26, 2020. Find the online version here.

People need to buy and sell houses no matter when

For More Sound-Off Snippets...

 

SF Chronicle Sound-Off Q+A: Still Busy During Covid with Kevin+Jonathan

Even during a Pandemic, people need to buy and sell houses and properties. See why it’s been such a busy market in San Francisco with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties, the largest, locally owned and operated boutique brokerage in the Bay Area.

SF Chronicle Sound-Off Q+A: Impact a Second Corona Spike on San Francisco's Housing Market Considered with Kevin+Jonathan

How has another wave of Corona-19 cases impacted San Francisco’s housing market? It’s emphasized how important it is to be working with professionals like Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of San Francisco’s largest, independently owned brokerage Vanguard Properties.

Kevin Quoted in Mission Local: “Real estate market in the Mission appears to recover, for now - Mission Local”

“A lot of renters have become buyers,” observed real estate agent Kevin Ho. “All the talk of exodus — that’s the headline-grabbing news — but the real news is that a lot of buyers have a little more affordability. And a little more balance to the market allows them to own a piece of San Francisco.”

Ho said more of the buyers right now seem to be people who want to live in the home they’re purchasing, rather than using it as an investment. He said some of the recent changes to the law around tenant protections and rent forgiveness might be having an impact, and investors “don’t necessarily want to assume that risk.” In Mission Local.

Kevin on KTVU-2 Talking About Corona and SF Real Estate

San Francisco real estate and the coronavirus/COVID-19 as discussed by Kevin Ho of San Francisco’s Vanguard Properties, the leading locally owned luxury brokerage for the San Francisco Bay Area. The forecast is optimistic, the question is when.

Top Places for LGBTQ Folks to Live—and It's Not Just NYC and San Francisco | realtor.com

Talking about destination neighborhoods for LGBTQ folks, Kevin Ho of Vanguard Properties discusses how the Castro in San Francisco’s Eureka Valley, stacks up compared to other destinations and why it has a unique appeal.

SF Chronicle Sound-Off Q+A: On Setting a List Price with Kevin Ho + Jonathan McNarry

Setting a property’s list price or better yet trying to find a property’s real market value is always tricky especially in high-value and competitive markets like San Francisco. See how Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, top-ranked agents at San Francisco’s luxury boutique brokerage Vanguard Properties handle the question in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Sound-Off Section

San Francisco Chronicle's Sound-Off: What Can Buyers Do To Help Their Agents with Kevin Ho+Jonathan McNarry

Getting into San Francisco’s real estate market can be daunting, but don’t worry, Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry have a map.

SF Gate's Sound Off: Will the 49ers playing in the Super Bowl affect open houses this weekend? 

We compare how San Francisco real estate stacks up against its Super Bowl rivals Baltimore and Kansas City. It’s not even close.

In Contract: 32 Dorland, San Francisco | MLS 501033 $1,995,000

32 Dorland

32 Dorland Street KEVIN K. HO + JONATHAN B. MCNARRY PRESENT NOW AVAILABLE: MISSION DOLORES 4-UNIT Vanguard Properties

EXCLUSIVELY LISTED BY:

Kevin K. Ho, Esq.
Jonathan B. McNarry

SF MLS No. 501033

Top Producers, Top 21 Vanguard Properties, Top 1% of San Francisco Agents

415.297.7462 | Kevin 

415.215.4393 | Jonathan 

NOW AVAILABLE

32 Dorland Street, San Francisco 

With an amazing location minutes from Dolores Park, Bi-Rite, Delfina, Tech-shuttle stops and mass transit on a true tree-lined street, 32 Dorland is a classic Mission Dolores multi-unit building with solid income, consistent tenants, and potential to expand with an in-envelope ADU. 

Set on an idyllic street that’s lined with trees and lamposts instead of power lines and just a stone’s throw away from Dolores Park, 32 Dorland Street is the rare opportunity to purchase a classic San Francisco building that earns solid income while also possessing the potential of adding even more value without the need for evictions or negotiated buyouts.
32 Dorland comprises four 1-bedroom units — each with coved ceilings, bay windows and wood floors. The well-maintained building has a authentic and bright feel and has two levels over a large garage level that contains a 400+ sqft underutilized area that’s also street accessible by breezeway. There’s also a sunny back garden area with large, fragrant jasmine plants. Available for the first time in years, the opportunity to own this piece of San Francisco is here and ready for you.

 

Listed At: $1,995,000

 

Limited Showings Only

 

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The Photos

Overhead Things to Know about 32 Dorland Notes About 32 Dorland

Circa 1925, maintained 4-unit building over garage with concrete foundation

2,369 sqft (per appraiser)

4 1-bedroom units, 100 percent occupancy; all tenants current on rent

4 total parking spaces on ground floor or 1 space with an ADU with ≈ 455 sqft of living area accesible from street Location. Location. Location.

Covetted and desired location for owners and renters alike that is within a stone’s throw from the ever-popular Dolores Park, multiple tech shuttle stops, Bi-Rite Market, Bi-Rite Creamery, Delfina, Deflina Pizzeria and Tartine — all within 1 block Rental Income + Expenses

100 percent occupancy

$8,270/month rental income, $99,243/year (scheduled), $9,000/year operating expenses (scheduled, excluding property taxes)

Tenants pay PG&E, Internet

Owner responsible for refuse, water/sewage, garbage and common area power

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The Floor Plan

The general layout of 32 Dorland. This is only an approximation.  

The entire building

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The Location

Want to Sell or Buy Something Similar? 

We know the area well and know what buyers and sellers want. Go ahead, ask us more.

Some of Raffi’s Other Property Tours

HELLO.

Hi, we’re Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties in San Francisco, California. We’re partners in life and in business. Together with our big black Labrador retriever, Raffi, we are top producing Realtors in San Francisco’s competitive and valuable residential real estate market.

We truly love what we do and are passionately committed to our clients, their needs and advancing their interests. We represent both buyers and sellers with many repeat clients but we are always expanding our client base. Our belief is that by working with you you will make better informed decisions in this most important of areas of life.

We invite you to contact us to learn more and to start your success story now.

SOME STUFF TO KNOW.

To that extent possible, the information here is copyright protected. But other information such as links, articles and the like are only reproduced here for market education purposes. Remember to research all matters discussed here to your own satisfaction.

Terms & Conditions

Real estate is always changing and evolving. It's complex and can be as fickle as it is surprising. And while the information and knowledge on this site is considered to be accurate and correct, it cannot be warranted. Market conditions in San Francisco, California, and the world can change with a tweet or a sneeze and is beyond anyone's control.

In San Francisco, things like local, state and federal tax regulations can change with big implications. Other things like rent control rules, eviction control, lending practices and standards, building and zoning regulations are just a few of the other things that can change with little or no notice. All of these things and other intangible factors can and will impact market values and performance. 

Kevin is a licensed California attorney but focuses on real estate about 99.9 percent of the time. It's important to note that while you can’t take the attorney out of him he will not be acting as your attorney here. This speaks to the larger point that you should also seek out qualified folks who work in their respective sectors if you have further questions. 

Privacy Cookies. Mmm. Cookies. 

We’ve been told that our website may be using cookies — the electronic ones — not the ones that Cookie Monster loves. These cookies, tracking pixels and related technologies are small data files that emanate from our server or platform and are stored on your device or browser.

Our site uses cookies developed by third parties for a variety of purposes with the most important ones to us being focused on supporting our abilities to support our clients — current and future — as they look for San Francisco real estate services.

Also, cookies may also be used to track how you use our site, which, of course, may give rise to seeing related advertisements on other websites you visit. To comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act, we have deployed various measures you may see on this site. If you have a question or concern, feel free to contact us at [email protected]. We want you to be aware that your personal information stays private with us with SSL standards here among other protocols we employ. 

TELL EVERYONE.

SEARCH THE SITE.

©  2011-2020, Kevin Ho, Jonathan McNarry, RTI, Inc.

All rights reserved.


Kevin K. Ho, DRE 01875957/SBN 233408

Jonathan B. McNarry, DRE 01747295

Vanguard Properties
2501 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
555 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Kevin + Jonathan on YouTube for San Francisco Real Estate

 
HELLO. Hi, we’re Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties in San Francisco, California. We’re partners in life and in business. Together with our big black Labrador retriever, Raffi, we are top producing Realtors in San Francisco’s competitive and valuable residential real estate market. We truly love what we do and are passionately committed to our clients, their needs and advancing their interests. We represent both buyers and sellers with many repeat clients but we are always expanding our client base. Our belief is that by working with you you will make better informed decisions in this most important of areas of life. We invite you to contact us to learn more and to start your success story now.
SOME STUFF TO KNOW.

To that extent possible, the information here is copyright protected. But other information such as links, articles and the like are only reproduced here for market education purposes. Remember to research all matters discussed here to your own satisfaction.

Terms & Conditions

Real estate is always changing and evolving. It's complex and can be as fickle as it is surprising. And while the information and knowledge on this site is considered to be accurate and correct, it cannot be warranted. Market conditions in San Francisco, California, and the world can change with a tweet or a sneeze and is beyond anyone's control. In San Francisco, things like local, state and federal tax regulations can change with big implications. Other things like rent control rules, eviction control, lending practices and standards, building and zoning regulations are just a few of the other things that can change with little or no notice. All of these things and other intangible factors can and will impact market values and performance. 

Kevin is a licensed California attorney but focuses on real estate about 99.9 percent of the time. It's important to note that while you can’t take the attorney out of him he will not be acting as your attorney here. This speaks to the larger point that you should also seek out qualified folks who work in their respective sectors if you have further questions. 

Privacy Cookies. Mmm. Cookies. 

We’ve been told that our website may be using cookies — the electronic ones — not the ones that Cookie Monster loves. These cookies, tracking pixels and related technologies are small data files that emanate from our server or platform and are stored on your device or browser.

Our site uses cookies developed by third parties for a variety of purposes with the most important ones to us being focused on supporting our abilities to support our clients — current and future — as they look for San Francisco real estate services.

Also, cookies may also be used to track how you use our site, which, of course, may give rise to seeing related advertisements on other websites you visit. To comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act, we have deployed various measures you may see on this site. If you have a question or concern, feel free to contact us at [email protected]. We want you to be aware that your personal information stays private with us with SSL standards here among other protocols we employ. 

TELL EVERYONE.
SEARCH THE SITE.

©  2011-2020, Kevin Ho, Jonathan McNarry, RTI, Inc.

All rights reserved.

Kevin K. Ho, DRE 01875957/SBN 233408

Jonathan B. McNarry, DRE 01747295

Vanguard Properties 2501 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 555 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

Getting the Home Lending Process Started | Advice from Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties, San Francisco

Starting the Financing Process

While there’s more to come for sure, we wanted to give you the first steps in tacking the home mortgage application process which will most likely be the most annoying part of the entire home buying process. 

HUNT+GATHER

A lender will only speak in generalities until they see your paperwork as they need documentation, documentation and more documentaion.  So you should start by gathering these materials and you should keep the originals and PDF them as you’ll have to send these materials in at least a few times. 

If you have any questions about documents or special circumstances it’s best to CALL your lender rep versus emailing them. 

Last 2 years of W–2s &1040s for self–employed and/or tax returns (personal & business returns 

FILED (e.g., 1120, Sched. K–1) Last 2 pay stubs & employer verification/ability to do so easily; year-end pay statements, 2 years

Last 2 months bank statements (checking, savings, IRA, Money Market, etc)

Credit report fee (banks pull their own), you could provide your own to avoid multiple inquiries but they'll eventually get their own 

Photo I.D. (Driver’s License, Passport, Green Card, etc.) (VA letter/certification)

Landlord contact information 12 months proof of rent payments; i.e., canceled checks, statements, etc.

If you’re getting RSUs, vesting schedule showing award amounts and payouts

Gift Letter from relatives/investors; don’t forget they can ‘loan’ you money through forgivable loans 

All cash? Funds verification/bank statement

Changing jobs? Offer letter from new employer (potentially, 1 pay stub from pay cycle of new employer) 

For current homeowners: current mortgage statement/sales contract

Various HUD & lender application materials

Whatever underwriting requests Explanatory letter for any special cases or situations

LENDER HERE, LENDER THERE, WHICH ONE?

There’s much more than mortgage rate when it comes to getting a mortgage. While it might not seem like it, you are still ultimately a consumer who chooses where to take your business. In evaluating who you want to do your loan, here are some of the fine-print details that can set one loan apart from another: 

  • Origination points (i.e., lender fees to even do the loan) 
  • Post-close reserve requirements, if any (i.e., cash on deposit even after you close escrow) 
  • Early repayment penalties, if any  (that make refinancing or early sales less advantageous) 
  • Number of appraisals required for your purchase, even if it’s not a contingency (if each appraisal costs close to $1,000 . . .)
  • Escrow duration, as in how long it will take for them to close the purchase from when the offer is accepted to when we have keys
  • Reputation and ethics 
  • How vigorous their underwriting is and how forgiving they are 
  • Down payment requirements (10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40 percent?) 
  • How often credit is pulled (and how long a credit report lasts) 
  • If a lender is willing to have a second mortgage with their first mortgage 
A Mortgage Calculator (Just the Mortgage)

Yes, San Francisco and the Bay Area are expensive places to buy property. Good thing that there are lots of ways to buy a home. While cash is king, all-cash offers aren’t always the offers that win. We will explore some of the potential options for financing your purchase later one, but here is the documentation that most lenders will want to review. Remember your circumstances will be different so be aware of that.  

What Questions Can We Answer? 

There’s a lot to digest here we know. Feel free to ping us if you have someting you'd like to ask us. 

FOLKS WHO CAN HELP

We’ve worked with a lot of folks who have helped our clients get their homes. Reach out to them to see if they’d be a match for you. 

Conventional Purchases, Houses, Condos, Multi-Unit

Tony Alencar
Citibank
NMLS # 484714
Home Lending Officer
Cell: (415) 215-1239
[email protected]

Bridge, Portfolio, Unconventional

Patrick D Skovran
Boston Private
NMLSR #453408
SVP Market Leader – Residential Lending
415.806.8980 cell
415.402.3140 office
[email protected]

Conventional Purchases

Sean Patrick Farrell
Wells Fargo
NMLSR ID 507300
Home Mortgage Consultant
500 12th St, Suite 150
Oakland, CA 94607
MAC A0202-011
Tel: 510-267-1315
[email protected]

Mortgage Broker/Portfolio

Peter Barnes
RPM Mortgage
NMLS # 239580
1385 Shattuck Avenue unit B
Berkeley, CA 94709
Office # 510.647.5326
Cell # 415.302.3398
[email protected]

Construction, Purchase and Renovation, Development, Mortgage Broker

Connie Buchanan
Stephanie Hoff
California Real Estate Loans
NMLS #241170 & DRE #01200004
APMC dba California Real Estate Loans, Inc.
600 N San Mateo Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401
Cell: 415-999-2172
Tel: 650-342-4466
Fax: 650-342-9504
[email protected]

Unconventional, Investment, Remodel

Leman J Woo
Loan Depot
NMLS # 916227
Senior Loan Consultant
700 Airport Boulevard Suite 280
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 993-7580 office
(415) 812-2934 cell
[email protected]

What Else? 

See more on the topic.

Paying for it All: San Francisco Financed Purchases + Mortgages Considered By Kevin and Jonathan

Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties, San Francisco, consider some of the financing products they and their clients have encountered when buying and selling property in San Francisco over the past few years including fixed mortgages, adjustable ones and exotic ones — each suited for a given property and offering situation.

Better Buying: How A Financed Offer Can Still Win in San Francisco's Competitive Real Estate Market

How to win property in San Francisco while still getting a mortgage: non-contingent financing. Top tips from Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties, San Francisco

Yes, It's possible to buy for less than 20 percent down

Think a 20% down payment is the only way to buy property in San Francisco? Think Again. There are many mortgage programs out there that allow you to get into a home now while rates are low and appreciation potential remains strong in San Francisco. Advice from Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties

General Information Only.

Remember that the advice above is just for information only and that your situation, circumstances are unique to you and that you should consult a financial professional before proceeding with any application for credit. Things in the financial sector can and do change with little or no notice, so keep current. Also, referrals above are to lending professionals we’ve worked with previously but that we receive no consideration, rebate or otherwise from the folks listed above. You must make the right choice for you exercising your own judgment and assessment. 

HELLO.

Hi, we’re Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties in San Francisco, California. We’re partners in life and in business. Together with our big black Labrador retriever, Raffi, we are top producing Realtors in San Francisco’s competitive and valuable residential real estate market.

We truly love what we do and are passionately committed to our clients, their needs and advancing their interests. We represent both buyers and sellers with many repeat clients but we are always expanding our client base. Our belief is that by working with you you will make better informed decisions in this most important of areas of life.

We invite you to contact us to learn more and to start your success story now.

SOME STUFF TO KNOW.

To that extent possible, the information here is copyright protected. But other information such as links, articles and the like are only reproduced here for market education purposes. Remember to research all matters discussed here to your own satisfaction.

Terms & Conditions

Real estate is always changing and evolving. It's complex and can be as fickle as it is surprising. And while the information and knowledge on this site is considered to be accurate and correct, it cannot be warranted. Market conditions in San Francisco, California, and the world can change with a tweet or a sneeze and is beyond anyone's control.

In San Francisco, things like local, state and federal tax regulations can change with big implications. Other things like rent control rules, eviction control, lending practices and standards, building and zoning regulations are just a few of the other things that can change with little or no notice. All of these things and other intangible factors can and will impact market values and performance. 

Kevin is a licensed California attorney but focuses on real estate about 99.9 percent of the time. It's important to note that while you can’t take the attorney out of him he will not be acting as your attorney here. This speaks to the larger point that you should also seek out qualified folks who work in their respective sectors if you have further questions. 

Privacy Cookies. Mmm. Cookies. 

We’ve been told that our website may be using cookies — the electronic ones — not the ones that Cookie Monster loves. These cookies, tracking pixels and related technologies are small data files that emanate from our server or platform and are stored on your device or browser.

Our site uses cookies developed by third parties for a variety of purposes with the most important ones to us being focused on supporting our abilities to support our clients — current and future — as they look for San Francisco real estate services.

Also, cookies may also be used to track how you use our site, which, of course, may give rise to seeing related advertisements on other websites you visit. To comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act, we have deployed various measures you may see on this site. If you have a question or concern, feel free to contact us at [email protected]. We want you to be aware that your personal information stays private with us with SSL standards here among other protocols we employ. 

TELL EVERYONE.

SEARCH THE SITE.

©  2011-2020, Kevin Ho, Jonathan McNarry, RTI, Inc.

All rights reserved.


Kevin K. Ho, DRE 01875957/SBN 233408

Jonathan B. McNarry, DRE 01747295

Vanguard Properties
2501 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
555 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

In Contract: 180 Corwin Street, Unit 2 | San Francisco

180 Corwin's View

Straight down Market Street View 180 CORWIN STREET KEVIN K. HO + JONATHAN B. MCNARRY PRESENT UNIT NO. 2 | NOW SELLING Vanguard Properties

EXCLUSIVELY BY:

Kevin K. Ho, Esq.
Jonathan B. McNarry

MLS No. 497922

Top Producers, Top 21 Vanguard Properties, Top 1% of San Francisco Agents

IN CONTRACT.

180 Corwin Street, Unit No. 2

Sweeping, dramatic and hypnotizing views of San Francisco’s gleaming skyline define 180 Corwin for sure, but so do its modern luxe finishes, proximity to the Castro and Noe Valley as well as its cul-de-sac location next to the equally dramatic Kite Hill open space that effectively serves as the home’s 2.5-acre backyard (yes, true to its name, people actually fly kites here). Unit 2 at 180 Corwin has 2 beds, 1 bath, 1-car garage parking and deeded storage. Unit 2’s incredible views change so much during the day, varying from an alpine meadow, a forest of houses to a dramatic twinkling skyline at night.

Updated for sale, Unit 2’s kitchen has all-new appliances, countertops, hardware and lighting. Just-refinished warm-feeling matte oak floors that absorb and recast luminous sunlight during the day to give the space that sought-after light and breezy feel. At night, the skyline’s sparkling lights brilliantly contrast with the warm rich light from newly updated recessed LED lighting. There’s a great public/private layout with the kitchen and open living/dining/patio area on one side with the oversized master bedroom and guest bedroom, each with recessed lighting and generous closets, on the other.

The building completed its seismic retrofitting last year and is part of the condo conversion schedule that should resume soon. 

LISTED AT:

$949,000

Stay tuned for details about the sale.

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The Photos

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The Property Video

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A 3-D Tour

Because virtual tours are all the rage (by necessity) these days, here’s the tour for Unit 2. It’s pretty neat and accurate. Note: Mr. Raffi (the black lab) is excluded from the sale). 

Things to Know about 180 Corwin Unit 2 Notes

2 Beds, 1 Bath (shower over tub), 1-Car Parking (garage, side-by-side, interior access)

Dramatic 270° panoramic views from living room, kitchen, bathroom, and master bedroom

All-new stainless steel kitchen appliances: refrigerator (Samsung), induction range with microwave over range (Frigidaire), dishwasher (Bosch), garbage disposal (American Standard)

New recessed LED lighting with dimmer switches

All-new kitchen countertops (quartz), sink, hardware, designer switches/outlets (Legrand adorne), LED lighting

Oak floors (just refinished) throughout

Deeded storage area (basement)

≈ 70 sqft, sheltered, east-facing exclusive patio with slate tile Recently installed, oversized, dual-pane picture windows and patio slider

Location. Location. Location.

12-minute walk to Castro MUNI station
(K, L, M, Castro Shuttle, various bus lines + tech shuttle stops)

180 Corwin has an 80 Walk score, 85 Transit Score

Next to Kite Hill, a 2.5-acre grassy knoll, that has walking trails, steep rock formations and incredible views of the City. The area is also off-leash, and is where people do fly kites. There are also fields of wild oat grass with various trees along with ornamental plants.

The Building.

Six-unit building, circa 1960 $469/month HOA dues (water garbage, common area maintenance, building insurance, and reserves)

Soft-story seismic upgrade done, 2019; various past updates

Multi-story, detached 5,000+ sqft building with a finished basement/storage level and unfinished level below that

Ownership agreement for the six units by Andy Sirkin

On schedule to fractionalize current mortgage and to convert into condominiums*

*ask us for more information

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The Floor Plan

The general layout of Unit 2. This is only an approxiamation and this is one of those spaces where you need to be there in person to appreciate it fully.  

Floor Plan
The approximate floor plan for unit 2 at 180 Corwin.

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The Location

Perched on a hillside overlooking the Castro, Eureka Valley and Noe Valley, 180 Corwin has an amazing vantage point where you’re both in and above the view. Its central location is convenient and even though it’s central you’re still in touch with nature. 

Interested? 

Well, we’re glad you are. But if it’s not this property, or if you want to ask us something else, feel free to reach out to us. 

Some of Raffi’s Other Property Tours

HELLO.

Hi, we’re Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties in San Francisco, California. We’re partners in life and in business. Together with our big black Labrador retriever, Raffi, we are top producing Realtors in San Francisco’s competitive and valuable residential real estate market.

We truly love what we do and are passionately committed to our clients, their needs and advancing their interests. We represent both buyers and sellers with many repeat clients but we are always expanding our client base. Our belief is that by working with you you will make better informed decisions in this most important of areas of life.

We invite you to contact us to learn more and to start your success story now.

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Real estate is always changing and evolving. It's complex and can be as fickle as it is surprising. And while the information and knowledge on this site is considered to be accurate and correct, it cannot be warranted. Market conditions in San Francisco, California, and the world can change with a tweet or a sneeze and is beyond anyone's control.

In San Francisco, things like local, state and federal tax regulations can change with big implications. Other things like rent control rules, eviction control, lending practices and standards, building and zoning regulations are just a few of the other things that can change with little or no notice. All of these things and other intangible factors can and will impact market values and performance. 

Kevin is a licensed California attorney but focuses on real estate about 99.9 percent of the time. It's important to note that while you can’t take the attorney out of him he will not be acting as your attorney here. This speaks to the larger point that you should also seek out qualified folks who work in their respective sectors if you have further questions. 

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555 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

COVID-19 + Real Estate in San Francisco

No Open Houses During COVID-19, no worries

Real Estate In the Time of Corona.


(L’immobilier au temps de Corona)

 


 

How real estate can get done even during COVID-19

What About Property Values?

We thought you’d never ask. Historic data from past pandemics like the 1918 Flu, something in the 1950s, SARS, the Swing Flue and others show that while the number of real estate sales go down during the outbreak significantly, property values remain steady and will rise once the danger has passed. This makes sense: less inventory meets less demand. Early data tracking COVID-19’s impact on real estate appears to be confirming this phenomenon.   

COVID-19: A Call to Adapt.

 

 

→ Yes, real estate is still happening in San Francisco during COVID-19. People still need to buy and sell property regardless of the circumstances. 

Ah, the Before Times.... Gone are the open houses that you could willy nilly stumble upon out one weekend thanks to COVID-19. In their place is a more focused (and, arguably, more efficient) process whereby only pre-approved and committed buyers can actually visit a property they may want to buy in person. While it’s difficult to visit a property in person, it’s becoming easier to see or ‘experience’ a wide number of properties thanks to increased agent use of 3-D property tours, property videos and virtual open houses via Zoom, YouTube Streaming. What follows is a rough and early guide as to how real estate is changing in the coronavirus era.

How Are Prices Holding Up in San Francisco? 

Thanks to low mortgage rates and the fact that sellers in San Francisco have seen such large gains in their property values over the past 10 years (not to mention the gains properties have made over the past 30 years) property values will remain high because owners have a lot of equity protecting their homes for the time being. 

And yet, it’s also a good time for buyers who are willing, able and ready to buy because of historically low mortgage rates have boosted buyer power and because there is less competition. 

1. No More Open Houses (For Now)

No Open Houses During COVID-19, no worries

Unfettered Access to Properties is Now Fettered

Expecting to stroll into a Sunday open house unexpectedly or on a whim?

Curious neighbor who just wanted to check an open house out? 

Au contraire... No open houses or broker tours are allowed during shelter-in-place orders

→ Suspending public, in-person open houses was an early part of social distancing practices that had the following impacts:

Loss of spontaneity: to the extent they happened, there will be fewer impulse buys that were aided and abetted by being able to go to open houses easily

Loss of serendipity: lots of folks may not realize they can buy or that their house has appreciated in value significantly until they meet an agent at an open house in their neighborhood.

When public open houses come back, expect to encounter limits on how many folks can be inside at once, temperature checks, hand sanitizer overload, booties, and signing waivers just to enter a property or for tracing purposes should someone get sick.

2. Visiting Virtually

Virtual Property Tours and other means

For the truly determined.

 

 

→ While there is no real substitute for an in-person property visit, technology is making it easier to see something without actually being there. We’re seeing agents use polished property videos, matterport 3-D virtual tours, and Zoom open houses. And while these means a decent job of communicating what a property is about, a lot of folks want a more genuine sense of what a property is like in person. That’s where we come in. We will go out and make exhaustive, first-person walk-through videos that we’ll post on YouTube. We’ve made more than 400 of these videos over the years and have the process down. The hope is that these videos and commentary will help you decide if it’s worth visiting in person.

3. Didn’t Al Gore Talk about Lockboxes? 

How to setup a property showing during COVID-19

It’s Time for a Relay for Keys.  

 

 

→ Unlike their Bay Area counterparts, San Francisco agents rarely put lock boxes on their listings. A property would be too unique or expensive to let people attend without the chance to sell the place in person was the logic. Now the world has been turned upside down, we’re seeing San Francisco agents use lock boxes as the default. Because it’s somewhat new practice, we’ll see more fumbling for keys, issues with lock boxes and less in-person selling.

4. Time for P.P.E.

Property Showings during COVID-19

Venturing Out (P.P.E., PEADs and all).

 

 

→ In-person property visits should be sponsored by 3M, Purell and Clorox at the rate we’re going. Before listing agents let anyone visit a property, buyers will have to cough up a pre-approval letter or proof of funds (pardon the pun) and will make buyers sign a the newly created statewide waiver form disclaiming the right to sue if you get sick. Property visits currently limited to two buyers (from the same household) and just 1 agent. Wipes, sanitizer, masks and social distancing do make a property feel a little eerie but if that’s the price of admission for a new place to call home and shelter, it’s a small one.

5. Contracts with Roadmaps  

Offers and Escrows during COVID-19

Navigating this New (not-so) Normal Requires Planning for the Unexpected.

 

A bit of balance is back in San Francisco. The sellers’ market of the past several years often meant buyers wanting contingencies, a price break or other concessions wouldn’t get very far in the market. While evolving, we’re seeing offers with financing contingencies get accepted and a certain amount of negotiation is back too. It’s also a good idea to include more flexible contract terms that allow for the unexpected to happen while still promoting good will and understanding on both sides.

6. For Everyone Else Who Bought: Forbearances + Re-Fis, Oh My.

Mortgages during Corona

Time-shifting.


 

→ So, for existing homeowners who may be facing a rough patch who need to defer loan payments to another month (or months) or to the very end of a loan’s term (forbearance), or others who just want to re-finance their loans, COVID-19’s impact on real estate has been profound. Negotiating with mortgage lenders is on the table again, which was unthinkable at the beginning of the year when the economy was humming along. The economy’s shutdown is thought to be only temporary but important enough so as to compel most major lenders to accommodate mortgage payment changes in order to avoid anything resembling the financial crisis era.

Track Property Prices in San Francisco

Take a look at what COVID-19 has done to San Francisco real estate prices.

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We truly love what we do and are passionately committed to our clients, their needs and advancing their interests. We represent both buyers and sellers with many repeat clients but we are always expanding our client base. Our belief is that by working with you you will make better informed decisions in this most important of areas of life.

We invite you to contact us to learn more and to start your success story now.

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Real estate is always changing and evolving. It's complex and can be as fickle as it is surprising. And while the information and knowledge on this site is considered to be accurate and correct, it cannot be warranted. Market conditions in San Francisco, California, and the world can change with a tweet or a sneeze and is beyond anyone's control.

In San Francisco, things like local, state and federal tax regulations can change with big implications. Other things like rent control rules, eviction control, lending practices and standards, building and zoning regulations are just a few of the other things that can change with little or no notice. All of these things and other intangible factors can and will impact market values and performance. 

Kevin is a licensed California attorney but focuses on real estate about 99.9 percent of the time. It's important to note that while you can’t take the attorney out of him he will not be acting as your attorney here. This speaks to the larger point that you should also seek out qualified folks who work in their respective sectors if you have further questions. 

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Jonathan B. McNarry, DRE 01747295

Vanguard Properties
2501 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
555 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

SOLD: 308 Red Maple, Blackhawk, Danville | Large Vintage Golf Course Home | Listed: $995,000 SOLD: $1,200,000 listed with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties

308 Red Maple Drive KEVIN K. HO + JONATHAN B. MCNARRY proudly present Vanguard Properties

Exclusively Marketed By:

Kevin K. Ho, Esq.
Jonathan B. McNarry

Top Producers | Top 21 Vanguard Properties | Top 1% of San Francisco Agents

SOLD: 308 Red Maple Way, Danville

Large Silver Maple Home in Blackhawk

308 Red Maple is an opportunity to revisit and rewrite the 1980s — all in the sought-after, quiet and idyllic setting of Blackhawk’s Silver Maple neighborhood in Danville. Set on a 17,000-sqft parcel, this 3,300+ sqft, detached single-family home has 2 levels, 3–4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a 3-car garage. There are 2 fireplaces, a soaring 22-ft tall living room, family room, dining room, massive kitchen and large master suite with twin walk-in closets and an almost over-sized master bathroom looking out to a yard filled with fruit trees, redwoods and more. 308 is located near the fifth hole green of the Blackhawk Country Club’s golf course and is in an outstanding school district, near amenity-rich Blackhawk Plaza, and Danville was recently named the safest community in the entire state. Unless you love the ‘80s, this home is otherwise ready for its next chapter. The potential here is almost as big as the home.

Offered at: $995,000

SOLD: $1,200,000

Bay East MLS No. 40888811

 

SOLD: 308 Red Maple Way, Danville

Large Silver Maple Home in Blackhawk

308 Red Maple is an opportunity to revisit and rewrite the 1980s — all in the sought-after, quiet and idyllic setting of Blackhawk’s Silver Maple neighborhood in Danville. Set on a 17,000-sqft parcel, this 3,300+ sqft, detached single-family home has 2 levels, 3–4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a 3-car garage. There are 2 fireplaces, a soaring 22-ft tall living room, family room, dining room, massive kitchen and large master suite with twin walk-in closets and an almost over-sized master bathroom looking out to a yard filled with fruit trees, redwoods and more. 308 is located near the fifth hole green of the Blackhawk Country Club’s golf course and is in an outstanding school district, near amenity-rich Blackhawk Plaza, and Danville was recently named the safest community in the entire state. Unless you love the ‘80s, this home is otherwise ready for its next chapter. The potential here is almost as big as the home.

Offered at: $995,000

SOLD: $1,200,000

Bay East MLS No. 40888811

 

Of Note:

The Open Houses.

The property sold in just 7 days.

The Photos.

Some snapshots from the property. The dog pictured is Mr. Raffi and he is most certainly excluded from the sale. 

 

The Location.

The Floor Plan.

Questions, Comments, Queries? 

Whether you want to learn more about this or any other property, Kevin+Jonathan (and Raffi) are here for you. Shoot us a text (415.297.7462 + 415.215.4393) or send us an email. 

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ABOUT US

Hi, we’re Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties in San Francisco, California. We’re partners in life and in business. Together with our big black Labrador retriever Raffi we are top producing Realtors in San Francisco’s competitive and valuable residential real estate market. We truly love what we do and are passionately committed to our clients, their needs and advancing their interests. We represent both buyers and sellers with many repeat clients but we are always expanding our client base. Our belief is that by working with you you will make better informed decisions in this most important of areas of life. More research. More insight. More power. Many of our clients become our friends as the shared experience San Francisco real estate is as intense as it is rewarding. In any case our service is broad, 24/7 and comprehensive. We invite you to contact us to learn more and to start your success story now.

Kevin K. Ho, Esq.

BROKER ATTORNEY REALTOR

Top Producer

Vanguard Properties

DRE 01875957

415.297.7462

[email protected]

 

Jonathan B. McNarry

BROKER ASSOCIATE REALTOR

Top Producer

Vanguard Properties

DRE 01747295

415.215.4393

[email protected]

 

2501 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

555 Castro Street

San Francisco, CA 94114

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Sold: 76 Fairfield Way, San Francisco | $1,302,800 | 491659

   

presented by:

Kevin K. Ho + Jonathan B. McNarry 

 

76 Fairfield Way 

A Large Opportunity With Big Western Views in Mt. Davidson Manor. First time on the market since the 1950s.

 

sold. 

Marketed By:

Kevin K. Ho, Esq. Jonathan B. McNarry

MLS No. 491659

Top Producers, Top 21 Vanguard Properties, Top 1% of San Francisco Agents

SOLD.

76 Fairfield Way

Detached Mt. Davidson Manor Fixer House With Big Potential

76 Fairfield Way has a commanding and stately presence with western views nearly as big as the opportunity that 76 Fairfield presents its future owners. This fully detached, nearly 1,700-sqft, three-story home sits on a large parcel with a private and large backyard that could be home to your future terraced garden, gazebo, bocce ball court or outdoor dining room. The home dates from 1928 and retains some of its original features like coved ceilings, vintage wood floors, and formal dining room. There have been updates over the years but there’s still an undeveloped garage area to capture and opportunity to maximize the afternoon light the home gets. Located up the hill from a revitalizing Ocean Avenue and its new amenities, 76 Fairfield is less than 10 minutes away from 280, public transit (BART and MUNI), as well as City College and SF State.

Offered at:

$1,299,000

SOLD AT: 

$1,302,800

Buyer & Seller Represented.

Briefly.

Some interesting points you may want to know about the property.
  • 2 Oversized Bedrooms with 1.5 Baths
  • 2 Levels of finished living space, a third with potential on garage level 
  • Big views to the west 
  • Large sloped backyard ready for your vision
  • Fully detached structure (similar to those around you)
  • 1,698 sqft of living area (per tax records)(square footage will vary for many reasons depending on why the number is needed and who is doing the measuring)
  • Circa 1928
  • Parcel Size: ≈ 3,371 sqft
  • 1-car garage (internal access) with undeveloped workshop area with tall ceiling height (9+ feet)
  • Concrete foundation
  • New roof circa 2018
  • Relatively updated systems 
  • Proximity to BART, MUNI, 280, revitalizing Ocean Ave
  • Walk score: 84 (very) 
  • Transit score: 75 (excellent)
  • APN: 3281-032A  

The Photos.

In and around the property. Note: Mr. Raffi (the black lab) is excluded from the sale). 

The Layout.

The general layout of Number 76. Of course, these numbers are just rough and you'd need to measure yourself to get actual figures. 
Listed with Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of San Francisco’s Vanguard Properties, 76 Fairfield Way has a stately + commanding edifice. This fully detached, Mt. Davidson Manor home sits atop Lakewood + Fairfield, has 3 stories and nearly 1,700 sqft with big west views to the Pacific and bigger potential. www.72-Fairfield.com (https://www.72-fairfield.com/) MLS 491659

The Location.

This isn't an area you might think of when thinking about San Francisco, but it turns out it's a nice one where the sellers grew up that is so very San Francisco.

Sold: 25 27th Street, San Francisco | MLS 490310

Vanguard Properties

Kevin K. Ho, Esq. + Jonathan B. McNarry

proudly present

25 27th Street

Stylish + Appealing Top-Floor Condominium Straddling Noe Valley, the Mission, Bernal Heights and the Valencia Corridor

pending.

Marketed By:

Kevin K. Ho, Esq.
Jonathan B. McNarry

MLS No. 490310

Top Producers, Top 21 Vanguard Properties, Top 1% of San Francisco Agents

NOW SELLING: 25 27th Street
Warm and Appealing Top-Floor Condominium

Get the best of Noe Valley and Bernal Heights at 25 27th Street, a top-floor, updated Victorian condominium with central location that straddles Noe, Bernal and the Mission on a block that feels like a cul-de-sac. 25 27th Street mixes the charm of a Noe Valley façade with the updates you’d expect from an updated home in Bernal Heights. There are traditional details like wainscoting, coved ceilings and wood floors and modern elements like sound-dampening, dual-pane windows, a just-updated stainless and gas kitchen, tankless water heater, in-unit laundry and bright skylights above. The nearby hospital has a good-neighbor quiet policy. The commute is that much easier because 280 and 101 are so near and once home, there’s lots do to nearby too which is why 25 has a 95 walk score and 97 bike score. There’s so much that’s just so right here. Make it yours today.    

Offered at:

$1,149,000

CONTACT US.

Have a question? Want to setup a showing? 

Feel free to call or text us…

Kevin (415) 297-7462

Jonathan (415) 215-4393

BULLET POINTS.

  • 2 Bedrooms with generous closets
  • 1 Bathroom with deep tub, skylight, recently remodeled
  • Top-floor of 2-unit building
  • 1,181 sqft of living area (per tax records)
  • 1-car garage (tandem/small car or rotational by month) (ability to parallel park to block driveway on off months) 
  • Solar panels with the unit provide power to the grid, reducing your power bill 
  • Shared backyard with bamboo grove
  • Brand new gas stove and microwave, quartz counters, deep stainless sink, kitchen faucet, skylight above, pantry storage  
  • In-unit laundry room, tankless water heater 
  • 2-unit HOA (other unit is owner-occupied) 
  • APN: 6595-022
  • HOA dues are $300/month (water/sewer, garbage and building insurance)
  • Urban Dwellers’ Delight:

THE OPEN HOUSES.

Contact us to setup a showing of your next home.

THE PHOTOS.

THE FLOOR PLAN.

A WALK-THROUGH VIDEO.

THE LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION.

The information contained in this material is deemed to be reliable and accurate but it is unverified. Potential buyers should take all steps necessary to satisfy themselves regarding the information contained herein or any other matter related to the property they see fit. 

Sold: 1932 Fell Street, No. 5 | MLS 489514

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Vanguard Properties

Kevin K. Ho, Esq. + Jonathan B. McNarry

proudly present

1932 Fell Street, Number 5

The Quiet Morning Glory Flat

sold.

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Marketed By: Kevin K. Ho, Esq. Jonathan B. McNarry

MLS No. 489514

Top Producers, Top 21 Vanguard Properties, Top 1% of San Francisco Agents

What More Could You Want?

2 Bedrooms, parking, great location and outdoor space. And there's charm and character too.

Surprisingly quiet, 2-bed, 1-bath, 1-car garage parking flat in NoPa with a generous exclusive outdoor deck that looks out to a lush yard ornamented by a large palm tree and graced by Morning Glory flowers. Set at the back of a grand-scale art nouveau mansion, Unit 5 is cheerful and charming as it mixes traditional features like tall coved ceilings, wood floors, and large fireplace with modern details like a gas kitchen, recessed lights and dual-pane windows. With a 95 Walk Score, 92 Bike Score and 79 Transit Score, you’re just steps away from Golden Gate Park, USF, UCSF and the Haight. The building has a steel-reinforced garage, common laundry, large yard and rich period details. There’s a Sirkin TIC agreement in place, finances are managed by the Albers company and there’s a healthy reserve fund in place too; fractional financing available from Sterling Bank. .

Offered at:

$729,000

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Kevin (415) 297-7462

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WHAT'S A TIC?

You might be wondering what a tenancy-in-common unit is and how they're different from condominiums and co-ops. Take a look here to learn more.

BULLET POINTS.

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1-car garage, shared backyard with large palm tree, morning glory flowers, grass, BBQ area
  • Shared storage area, coin-operated laundry on garage level 
  • Brand new 5-burner gas stove 
  • Recessed lighting throughout
  • Wood Floors 
  • Working fireplace with new marble mosaic surround
  • Freshly painted and varnished millwork, coved ceilings
  • 11-unit tenancy-in-common building 
  • Building, a former mansion, dates from 1905 that was converted into TIC units in 2008  
  • APN: 1211-013
  • HOA dues are $548.77/month (includes water/sewer, garbage, building insurance, parking fee and reserves) 
  • 3 4-legged animal limitation at 60 lbs. 
  • Sirkin law firm TIC Agreement (circa 2013)
  • Fractional lending from Sterling Bank available 
  • Urban Dwellers' Delight:

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Live SF Real Estate Stats – What‘s Happening in YOUR Neighborhood from Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry – Live Real Estate Sale Price Data

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How's the Market Doing In Your Neighborhood?

Yes, there are ups and downs from time to time but the trend is positive

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Market Data for Our MLS Districts

All the data that’s fit to syndicate:

Click below for live median sale price data sorted by San Francisco’s real estate districts. The data stream is constantly updated.

SUMMARY:

Our market’s growth recovered after its low of 2011/2012 and has averaged a 6-7% growth rate over the last 30 years. As of 2020, we’re seeing the following:

  • Prices for iconic neighborhoods on the north side are always strong, but the luxury, ultra-high-end properties ($10 million or above) are taking longer to sell. But when properties sell up north they usually start in the $1,500/sqft+ range — all the way up to well past $2,000/sqft range.
  • Prices show that inventory is still tight for the middle districts (all the Valleys — Cole, Hayes, Eureka, Noe, the Haight, Mission Dolores, Duboce Triangle, Glen Park, Potrero, Bernal Heights with average prices starting in the $1,100+/sqft range
  • More residential neighborhoods — i.e., where single-family houses dominate, the Sunset, Richmond, Excelsior — were seeing lots of buyers out at open houses with multiple offers for fixers, done-up houses, etc. Price ranges vary far more because of the sheer number of houses and the finish level variation you would expect to find — anywhere from $800/sqft up to $1,500/sqft+ The closer a property is to the central core (the Inner Sunset, Inner Richmond, West Portal, Inner Parkside) the more expensive.
  • Luxury/high rise living is still strong in the South Beach/Rincon/Mission Bay area with sales take a little longer than houses but prices staying consistent with gradual appreciation.
  • COVID-19 — San Francisco was one of the first places to issue a shelter-in-place order in mid-March. As a response, available inventory declined by 50%. That said, ‘off-market’ statuses like ‘coming soon’ and ‘hold’ have swelled on the MLS. These are agent-only statuses not available for public consumption. Similarly, off-market venues like Top Agent Network and Aalto (which were to be disrupted by MLS rule changes in April/May 2020), have seen a marked increase in usage and listings. Watch Kevin discuss the methods and prospects for buyers and sellers in San Francisco on the evening news here.
  • As previous pandemics have shown (the Spanish flu in 1918, another in the 1950s and, more recently, with SARS), a recent Zillow study of historic real estate sales data show that the number of transactions will decline (obviously) but home prices stay consistent so by when the all-clear is given the real estate market will pick up where it left off. Therefore, hold onto your seats for a busy summer and fall 2020.

What other trends do you see? Is there something you want us to research? Let us know and we will talk it over with you.

Sales Prices vs Events in History for San Francisco Real Estate

District 1: The Northwest

San Francisco's MLS District 1

The Richmond, Sea Cliff, Lake Street, Laurel Heights

District 2: The West

San Francisco's MLS District 3

The Sunset, Parkside, Golden Gate Heights

District 3: The Southwest

San Francisco's MLS District 3

Pine Lake Park, Ingleside, Merced

District 4: The Hilly Middle

San Francisco's MLS District 3

Miraloma Park, St. Francis Wood, West Portal, etc.

District 5: The Sunny Middle

San Francisco's MLS District 5

Noe, Eureka, & Cole Valleys, Ashbury, Corona, & Dolores Heights, Mission Dolores

District 5: The Sunny Middle

San Francisco's MLS District 5

Noe, Eureka, & Cole Valleys, Ashbury, Corona, & Dolores Heights, Mission Dolores

District 5: The Upper Middle

San Francisco's MLS District 6

Hayes Valley, NoPa, Alamo Square, Lower Pacific Heights

District 7: Iconic SF, Part 1

San Francisco's MLS District 6

Presidio + Pacific Heights, Cow Hollow & the Marina

District 8: Iconic SF, Part 2

San Francisco's MLS District 6

Nob, Telegraph, & Russian Hills, North Beach, etc.

District 9: The Expansive South

San Francisco's MLS District 9

SoMa, Bernal Heights, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, the Inner Mission, South Beach, etc.

District 10: The Southeast

San Francisco's MLS District 10

Excelsior, the Portola, Silver Terrace, Bayview, etc.

Now that you’re enlightened with market data, let’s see what’s next.