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Kevin’s Pick List for Tuesday Open Houses for Broker Tour

The Speed Dating of Open Houses that is Broker Tour takes place every Tuesday. Here are a few that caught my eye:

Homes of Note, Tuesday Tour, Feb 12, 2013

 

Open House Tuesday 2/12/13 – 10:00 to 10:15 am

Two Bright & Spacious units in heart of NOPA! Golden Gate Av is charming w/ underground utilities, a bike lane & mature trees. Both units have bay windows, hardwood flrs & hi-ceilings w/ Victorian details intact incl brackets, moldings & medallians. Fireplaces w/ gas inserts in both living rooms, both have formal Dining Rms & SEPARATE LAUNDRY! ENORMOUS YARD is teeming w/ mature plants & has multiple patios. Potential for expansion! Upper has 5 rooms plus Laundry rm & furnace; Lower has 4 rooms & 2 walk-in closets & deck! 3-CAR GARAGE with HUGE STORAGE! Both units pay $3k! Upper is mo-to-mo; Lower lease expires 7/31/13. Close to USF, Alamo Sq, Panhandle, GGP, Divisadero, Pacific Primary & SF Day School.
  • Type: 2 Units
  • MLS: 403723

Open House Tuesday 2/12/13 – 11:00 to 12:30 pm

New Listing!
Alamo Square
$1,690,000 – 639 Steiner, San Francisco, CA 94117
Once in a Lifetime Opportunity! Incredible, Vast, 3-Story Victorian (originally a SFD), now 4 units available for the 1st time in almost 30 years! Original details in place (hardwood flrs, medallians, hardware) & custom additions (mosaics decorate many spaces) the current owner added. Tales of the City has nothing on us. The main level has a foyer, a studio apt & a 2bd, 2ba apt w/ direct access to the yard. Top two levels (incl the attic) include two more units w/ a flexible floorplan. Views of downtown, from 3 of the units, are spectacular! Two wood burning fireplaces. All Units Delivered Vacant. Garage Parking! Designed in 1894. Close to Alamo Sq Park, Divisadero, Hayes Valley, Haight, GGP & the Google Stop
  • Type: 4 Units
  • MLS: 404809

Open House Tuesday 2/12/13 – 11:00 to 12:30 pm

New Listing!
North Panhandle
$1,425,000 – 928 Broderick St #928A, San Francisco, CA 94115
Welcome to 928A Broderick street, a stunning classic San Francisco Victorian flat. This exquisite and spacious condominium combines the classic grandeur and elegance of the building’s era with exceptional contemporary design and amenities. This home boasts 14′ ceilings on the main level with a formal double parlor, a completely remodeled and spacious kitchen, large formal dining room, and a sun filled office facing the garden. The lower level consists of 3 large bedrooms with two separate entrances, a bonus room, and large laundry room. There is a private deck, patio, and a shared tranquil garden off the back of the condominium. Enjoy the convenience of 2 car parking tandem on the new gated drive. Lower unit in 2 unit condo building.
  • Type: Condominium
  • Beds/Bath: 3/3.0
  • Parking: 2
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 2848 (Condo Map)
  • MLS: 404676

 

Open House Tuesday 2/12/13 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm

New Listing!
Corona Heights
$999,000 – 48 Lower Ter, San Francisco, CA 94114
True View! A wonderful blend of Contemportary and Victorian design makes this condo a perfect base for your San Francisco living. Ideally located on much sought-after Lower Terrace (Parrots chose this area as their home, why not you?). Top-Floor condo on two levels. Large Kitchen with skylight, top of the line stainless appliances & Breakfast Bar. Open Living/Dining Room plan w/ wood-burning fireplace. Two step-out patios. Custom speakers in most rooms w/ media closet. Vulcan Steps to Castro MUNI. Condo is only 22 years young. It’s time to feel good!
  • Type: Condominium
  • Beds/Bath: 3/2.5
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1893 (Per Tax Records)
  • MLS: 404719

Open House Tuesday 2/12/13 – 12:00 to 1:30 pm

New Listing!
Eureka Valley/Dolore
$1,250,000 – 627 Castro St #TOP, San Francisco, CA 94114
This classic and refined top floor TIC flat consists of three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a two-car side-by-side parking garage. Sitting just above the vibrant Castro District, this light filled home has been well looked after and recently updated with many green” features for todays discerning buyer. With an impressive master suite complete with a large walk through closet and marble bathroom as well as a professional kitchen with views of the city in the distance, this is a home who’s features combine to present a truly unique and comfortable environment. All systems have been upgraded. Steps from shopping, cafes, restaurants, MUNI, Castro Theater and a few short blocks to Dolores Park.
  • Type: Tenancy In Common
  • Beds/Bath: 3/2.0
  • Parking: 2
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1600 (Per Owner)
  • MLS: 404714

Open House Tuesday 2/12/13 – 2:00 to 3:30 pm

New Listing!
Rare & Unique sought after LIVE / WORK at awarded Yerba Buena Lofts! GREAT LOCATION! Larger Live/Work highly upgraded w/ polished floors, high-end carpet, custom window coverings, stainless appliances, walk-in closet, WD, cat-walk, large patio, deeded indoor parking, Amenities & Great Location! Architecturally significant building by Saitowitz. 16+ ft. Ceilings, oversized windows -abundance of light. GREAT LOCATION: by Whole Foods, restaurants, Yerba Buena Gardens, Metreon, SF MOMA, Union Square Surrounded by South Beach, Mission Bay and the Financial District. SERVICES: 24 Hour manned security, Security cameras. Concierge Room: Security handles packages, key service and dry cleaning.
  • Type: Loft Condominium
  • Beds/Bath: 1/1.5
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 0 (Not Available)
  • MLS: 404755

Open House Tuesday 2/12/13 – 2:00 to 3:30 pm

New Listing!
Rare & Unique sought after LIVE / WORK at awarded Yerba Buena Lofts! GREAT LOCATION! Larger Live/Work highly upgraded w/ polished floors, high-end carpet, custom window coverings, stainless appliances, walk-in closet, WD, cat-walk, large patio, deeded indoor parking, Amenities & Great Location! Architecturally significant building by Saitowitz. 16+ ft. Ceilings, oversized windows -abundance of light. GREAT LOCATION: by Whole Foods, restaurants, Yerba Buena Gardens, Metreon, SF MOMA, Union Square Surrounded by South Beach, Mission Bay and the Financial District. SERVICES: 24 Hour manned security, Security cameras. Concierge Room: Security handles packages, key service and dry cleaning.
  • Type: Loft Condominium
  • Beds/Bath: 1/1.5
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 0 (Not Available)
  • MLS: 404755

It’s Tour Tuesday! Here’s the SFAR Broker Tour Sheet for Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013!

Finally, We Have More Homes to See and Tour!

Hopefully this is the start of the thaw in San Francisco’s real estate market so we can have more people get into new homes!  If there’s anything you want me to see for you, let me know!

 

Broker Tour for Feb 12 2013 (pdf version)

 

Kevin’s Open Picks of the Week: Open Houses & News You Can Use: Golden 49ers Ed., Jan 19-20, 2013

Inaugurate This: Go 49ers! Go See Homes Saturday (or Sunday if You’re Not Into that Kind of Thing)

Lots of targeted opportunities have come on the market this week that have universal appeal nonetheless. A pair of fixers in Bernal a Victorian in Anza Vista and the offer date for curb-appeal-with-great location on 19th Street is Monday, the 21st. Take a look at the Sneak Peeks and the Where are they Now Section below to see that the market wave here in SF is starting off strongly:

Listing Sneak Peeks & Noteworthy

(as overheard/shared by my colleagues)

  • 627 Castro at 19th St, Castro, top-floor TIC of a 3-unit building, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths (one, en suite), 2 parking spaces (!) recently renovated Edwardian flat, with 1600 sq ft. approx.  2 fireplaces, killer location, amazing yard and surrounding neighbor yards that look like a forest. Seller will pre-sell, fantastic Restoration Hardware finishes, coffer/tray ceilings, new lighting, garage .  Expected list price is $1.250M. Call me to arrange showing with the listing agents.
  • 352 Richland at Andover, Bernal Heights single family home fixer with APPROVED, shovel-ready plans for a 2300 sq ft expansion/addition to an otherwise large 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, deep lot with yard, listed at $795k. Listed next week generally on MLS.
  • 355 Buena Vista Ave, #301, 1 bed, 1 bath, extra storage, TWO parking space, condo, 774 sq ft, HOA dues around $400/month, expected list price $599k
  • 1610 Sacramento, Nob Hill condos, eight recently renovated condos, each with independent parking spaces, 2 beds, 2 baths each either at 1150 sq ft or 1500 sq ft, prices range from $900k – $1.3M on within a week.
  • 4077 17th Street, top-floor condo, great location, 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, top-floor, price range $1.0M+, within 2-3 weeks.
  • 24th and Dolores – Stunning renovation of two condominiums from a former single-family house. Won’t last long. Stunning views, high-end finishes, solid and quality construction. 1101 Dolores St. Lower unit 1.5 million upreared at $1.995 million. Upper has four bedrooms, two and half-bath and 2300 ft.² lower home has three bedrooms two baths with Cornerview at 1800 ft.² each comes with a parking space and it essentially new construction. Coming Soon.
  • NEW Construction on Natoma Street Btwen 6th and 7th Street at 537 Natoma  13 new construction condos, 9 2Bd/2Ba, 4 1Bd/1Ba, 850 sq ft–1100 sq ft, elevator building, all with parking, ready next week exclusively for Vanguard agents and their clients. Expected price range $525k–$799k
  • NEW Construction at Broderick and Hayes. Three NEW Construction condos with LUXE finishes, huge parking, roof deck/patio deck, marble bathrooms, marble and miele kitchens, wide and open spaces, Cat-5, audio, one full-floor flat, two 2-story town homes, 2/3 beds, 2 baths each. Expected prices $1.2M & $1.35M, on within 2 weeks. Check out some sneak snaps here in my iCloud album.
  •  160A Linda Street @19th Street, 2-Bed/2 Bath 1 Bed/1Bath, TIC home in lottery, expected in January, February, pre-sale possible, middle unit, recently remodeled and sold (2010), expected list price range: $479k–$525k
  • 486 Chestnut, Three new condos, 2 or 3 bedrooms with 1 to 2 parking spaces each, at least 1600 sq ft each expected, priced from $1.6M to $2.1M are coming on the market in January. It’s a rare to find something new in this area at all. See more: https://1456chestnut.com
  •  2069 Green Street @ Webster, 3-Bed/3 Bath Pacific Heights Condo with parking and 3000+ sq ft., good light & garden access, expected list price range: $1.695M
  • Oak & Baker, 5-unit building, with one renovated owner’s unit with 3-4 units some delivered vacant, excellent redevelopment opportunity, expected $1.8M–$2.0M

My business comes from you and yours, so please feel free to pass this along to your friends, colleagues, pet walkers, etc. 

Thanks! 

Kevin Ho

Don’t Miss Early gifts for you to give thanks:  Access various reference resources — including my exclusive 60-page User Guide on how to navigate real estate successfully in San Francisco  for buyers and sellers at www.kevinho.org Ask me for reference materials via Dropbox.  And see pictures of many the homes I preview for you at Photobucket or on iCloud or YouTube.

Picks of the Week

Open House Sunday 1/20/13 – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
New Listing!
Bright, southwest orientation for this handsom Manhattan style high-rise in the heart of Yerba Buena living. Kitchen opens into the dining and living room. Large one bedroom. Hardwood floors, 9 fth high ceilings, crown molding, kitchen w/ granite counters & stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, private patio & one deed parking space. Close to great restaurants, SFMOMA, AT&T Park, Ferry Plaza, the Financial District and Union Square. Wonderful investment and GREAT place to call home!!
  • Type: Condominium
  • Beds/Bath: 1/1.0
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 670 (Per Tax Records)
  • MLS: 404087 
Open House Sunday 1/20/13 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
New Listing!
Duboce Triangle
$1,750,000 – 2295 15th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
This fabulous extensively remodeled Vict. is in one of the most desirable locations in San Francisco. High ceilings give this home a loft like feel. Light & airy living room has bay windows and a gas fireplace. Formal dining room, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths w/ hardwood floors throughout. Remodeled kitchen has wood cabinets, 2 skylights w/ stainless steel appliances & opens onto a deck overlooking the lovely garden. The master suite has a full bath & a door that opens onto the deck & garden. Upper bedroom has a private 1/2 bath & deck. Lower level includes a bonus room, large closet & separate entrance. There is also a laundry room. The 1 car garage has additional storage. Walk to shops & restaurants. Minutes to hwy 101 & 280! WalkScore 100!
  • Type: Single-Family Homes
  • Beds/Bath: 4/2.5
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1634 (Per Appraiser)
  • MLS: 404122
Open House Sunday 1/20/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
New Listing!
South of Market
$599,000 – 281 Clara St #6, San Francisco, CA 94107
The epitome of urban living: sexy contemporary top floor corner loft with style & convenience in the heart of Soma. Large inviting open living space with abundant natural light, gas fireplace, skylights, & City views make this home ideal for entertaining and relaxing. Create culinary delights in your gourmet kitchen with island, SS appliances, Caesarstone counters, & plenty of cabinets for storage. There’s 1 bedroom, a full-bath, & wardrobe on the mezzanine with an additional half bath on the main level. Complimented by designer colors & window treatments to complete the home & make this urban oasis move-in ready. One car deeded parking with designated storage also included. Walk Score of 92, Bike Score of 97, and transit score of 100!
  • Type: Loft Condominium
  • Beds/Bath: 1/1.5
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 992 (Per Tax Records)
  • MLS: 404162
Open House Sunday 1/20/13 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Lower Pacific Height
$980,000 – 1383 Baker St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Stunning down to the studs renovation/remodel! All new systems; foundation/garage/plumbing/electric. Elegant, contemporary SOMA style living with finely detailed Victorian facade. Open concept kitchen, dining and living room with direct access to serene patio and garden through wood-framed sliding glass doors. Private loft style master suite plus additional bedroom and bathroom. Mahogany floors throughout; high ceilings, laundry room, 1 car deeded garage space plus additional storage.
  • Type: Condominium
  • Beds/Bath: 2/2.0
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 1497 (Condo Map)
  • MLS: 403926
Open House Sunday 1/20/13 – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Noe Valley
$1,595,000 – 565 Jersey St, San Francisco, CA 94114
1900’s Modernized Victorian with wonderfully open floor plan. Wood floors with radiant heat throughout the main floor. Hi-end kitchen with poured cement counters & casual eating area, spa-like bathroom, large bedroom & office area (legally a bedroom). Built-in sound. Lower level just completed with additional master suite with en suite bathroom & walk-in closet, library/den used as a bedroom, 2nd full hi-end bathroom & laundry closet. Painted cement floors with radiant heat throughout. Direct access to patio & awesome south facing yard from this level as well as interior access to the garage. Just over a block to 24th St. & some of SF’s best dining & shopping. GOOGLE bus stop close by. Easy access to HWY’s 280/101, public trans. Terrific.
  • Type: Single-Family Homes
  • Beds/Bath: 3/3.0
  • Parking: 1
  • Approx. Sq. Ft.: 0 (Not Available)
  • MLS: 403835

Renovating diamond in the rough – a Victorian diamond of course

For $969,000 this Victorian mansion at approximately 2000 ft.² could be yours!

But don’t forget the $400,000 or $500,000 you’ll need to bring this Victorian mansion to its full potential. After time, hard work and more hard work someone can bring it up to $2M quite easily. Available with my colleagues at Vanguard.

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Tuesday’s Tour for May 15, 2012 – Lots of New?

Congratulations to my clients Carrie and Aaron for getting into contract in the exclusive, almost sold-out Millwheel!

Carrie and Aaron got in on the ground floor in this about-to-pop building before most anyone in SF did because they worked with me and were willing to go for it! It’s exciting, it’s the right timing and about being in the right place at, of course, the right time! This opportunity was not even on the MLS yet (and may never end up there) and I found out about it by being curious, courteous and tenacious. It paid off!

So, will you find your new home like Carrie and Aaron did? Take a look below at our Tuesday Broker Tour sheet to get a start by learning what we’re seeing this upcoming week…. MLS Broker Tour for 5:15:12

What was new today: Tuesday Tour May 8 2012, up north

Even though inventory has been relatively slack, there was still a lot to see. The market remains mixed with bargains and very red hot properties alike.

up on the north side

Over at 2800 California St., #303, Paula Pagano of Hill and Co presented a two-level newer construction condominium located at California and Divisadero. This home is located on the upper two floors of the building. There are high 9 foot ceilings and hardwood floors. The master suite basically has its own level and has a walk out deck with panoramic views to the east. Current list price is $869,000. The offer date is Friday, May 11, 2012. According to Paula there are already interested parties.

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2347 Union St., #2, condominium, List price $665,000, expected price to decline to $650,000 within the week.

For those who want to live in Cow Hollow up on the north side, 2347 Union as listed with Ron Sebahar of Hill and Company offers a good choice. This 1 bedroom home has independent parking across the St. $250 a month. HOA dues are $350 a month and cover everything but in unit water and electricity. The home is very sunny, part of a four unit building built in 1924. There’s a renovated kitchen and general upgrades throughout. The bathroom could use an update however. The seller is becoming more motivated as time goes on. This space isn’t nice one and very quiet despite its central location. It also has a nook/den that can serve the work-at-home person quite well. The kitchen was upgraded recently and has a nice greenhouse window and there’s a common area yard downstairs. Offers as they come.

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