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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

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

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:

THE OPEN HOUSES.

Or by private appointment. Contact us for more.

THE FLOOR PLAN.

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 in 4 Days: 1608 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA | $1,500,000 | MLS 483886

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Vanguard Properties

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

proudly present

1608 Fulton Street

A Sunny Top-Floor NoPa Condominium

sold in 3 days.

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Marketed By:

Kevin K. Ho, Esq.
Jonathan B. McNarry

MLS No. 483886

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

SOLD: 1608 Fulton Street, San Francisco
Top-Floor NOPA Condominium

1608 Fulton is perched atop a handsome NoPa building that had a exterior facelift in 2018. 1608 is a sunny and serene 3-bed, 1 split-bath condominium that mixes its 1904 architectural details with modern conveniences like a laundry room, large kitchen with pantry, dual-pane windows and garage parking with storage. Ready for its next chapter, 1608 has been a warm and happy home with 9-foot tall ceilings, wood floors and newly updated lighting. There’s morning light and afternoon light as the living room faces south towards the Panhandle. Part of a relatively informal 3-unit HOA, 1608 comes with the best parking space in the building along with deeded storage area on the ground floor, but you can easily leave the car at home as 1608 has a 99 Bike score, 95 Walk score and a 78 Transit score with close proximity to the thriving Divisadero Corridor, USF and the Panhandle.

Offered at:

$1,295,000

SOLD: $1,500,000

How it sold: After following our marketing and preparation plan, our clients prepared their property for sale over the span of 3 months. All that effort and planning paid off as the property sold in just 3 days for well over list price and well over our clients’ expectations. 

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.

THE PHOTOS.

THE FLOOR PLAN.

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: 714 Page Street, San Francisco | MLS 472016

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Vanguard Properties

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

proudly present

714 Page Street

Beautifully refreshed Hayes Valley/Duboce 3-Bedroom Home with Chef-Worthy Kitchen and Direct Back Garden Access

listed + sold.

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Marketed By:

Kevin K. Ho, Esq.
Jonathan B. McNarry

MLS No. 472016

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

714 Page Street, San Francisco
Crafted with Warmth and Thought

714 Page is a 3-bed, 1-bath, just-updated Edwardian condominium that shows off its 105-year history while also incorporating the modern conveniences of modern day living to produce a combination that enhances your daily experience.

  • There’s an eat-in kitchen with high-end appliances, lighting options, and signature finishes for those who love to cook and entertain.
  • There’s an open floor plan that lets in more natural daylight to fill up 714’s combined living room, kitchen and dining.
  • Skip the laundromat (although there’s one at the corner) or having to go to the basement to do your laundry by using your own laundry room.
  • Create the right mood with all of the newly installed LED lighting, which also means you might not have to change a lightbulb for 10 years.

There are three bedrooms and a chic bathroom that has a new floating vanity, full-length vanity mirror, shower-over-tub, and Toto toilet all resting on transitional style hex floor tiles. Two of the three bedrooms face the shared garden that the other neighbors use infrequently. There's a pomelo tree, cobblestone terrace and barbecue back there too. The garden is peaceful and secluded, making it the perfect oasis to rest, barbecue or just to take a breath of fresh air.

714 Page's location is right where Hayes Valley, Alamo Square and Duboce Triangle meet. Not to be left out, the rapidly reviving Divisadero Corridor is also minutes away. There's great transit — the N-Judah MUNI Line is 4 minutes away by foot as is the J-Church line, but the neighborhood is renowned for biking. Page Street is just off of the "Wiggle" which allows you to traverse the City easily. And for those who have 4-legged friends, the entire building is dog-friendly and two large off-leash dog parks — Duboce Park and Alamo Square Park — are also about 5 minutes away from your front door step.

Listed at: $1,195,000

SOLD: $1,375,000

Want to know more about 714 Page?

Go ahead and ask us.

If you have an agent, you should probably have them write us. Otherwise, feel free to reach out.

Early Reactions.

"Gorgeous."

"Beautiful."

“It's open and fun.”

“Beautifully done and in a great neighborhood too.”

"Fantastic."

“It really is chef worthy.”

“Who wouldn't love it?”

Some Features.

  • Stainless steel appliances including a 36-inch, 6 burner, gas Viking range and hood; brand-new 36-inch French-door refrigerator (LG); microwave oven (LG); quiet operation Bosch dishwasher; new Moen motion-activated kitchen faucet; new stainless steel sink; new 1.25 hp garbage disposal
  • 9-ft high ceilings; traditional wainscoting and millwork
  • Newly installed deep quartzite stone countertops; porcelain tile backsplash; open shelving with brass hardware
  • Extra-deep (22 in) custom cabinets with large drawers instead of cupboards; newly installed custom brass hardware
  • Upgraded and updated LED lighting fixtures and dimmers from Pablo Designs (of San Francisco), Tech Lighting and Rejuvenation
  • Just re-finished maple floors; new herringbone maple floor in kitchen
  • In-Unit Laundry room (LG washer and dryer)
  • Decorative fireplace that can be upgraded
  • New recessed LED light fixtures throughout (2700K light temperature) with designer dimmers and outlets from Legrande and Lutron
  • Brand-new passage doors with Emtek knobs and locks
  • French-door access to shared back garden with cobblestone patio, landscaping, ornamental plants and shrubs

About the Building.

  • 714 Page is a part of a 3-unit building (714, 716 and 718 Page) that dates from 1912
  • The other 2 units are owner-occupied; each has a dog 
  • There’s informal property management
  • The roof was replaced in early 2016
  • The facade was repainted earlier this year 
  • The building converted into condominiums in 2015 meaning the HOA did various upgrades to comply with various Building Code standards
  • Monthly HOA dues are $330.57, which includes water and trash, homeowner’s insurance, gardener, common area electricity, and building reserves ($94/month goes towards reserves)

Contact Us.

Have a question? Want to figure out what we did to prepare the property to get this result?

Feel free to call or text us…

Kevin(415) 297-7462

Jonathan(415) 215-4393

The Photos.

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The Floor Plan.

(Provided for information purposes only and may not be to scale.)

A Quick Video.

(featuring Mr. Raffi)

Where It's At.

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. 

Curbed SF: Our Central Avenue Compact + Cute Condo Gets Great Coverage from Curbed SF 

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Featured in the blog’s Under $699,000 spot this week: 

“…[T]he little place is awfully quaint, with the frosted glass doors, farmhouse sink, and Heath Ceramics tiles granting it a homey quality. The unit just finished a remodel so sweeping that the present owners almost didn’t recognize it. “They were asking, ‘Can we come see it?'” says selling agent Jonathan McNarry. “I reminded them: It’s your house, you don’t have to ask.

“Perhaps ironically, the deed comes with a yard that’s almost as big as the condo itself: 500 square feet. Note that the black lab with the soulful eyes in the photos doesn’t come with the house. (He’d easily push the price up another $100K on his own.)”

 

Check out the whole post here.

From Baptists to Buyers: Baptist church turned single-family mansion in NoPa for $5.875 million – On The Block

When the Victorian on the corner of Broderick and Grove streets was built in 1886, it was one of the largest in the neighborhood. After over 50 years as a Baptist church, the home is once again one of the biggest single-family homes in the neighborhood—at over 6,500 square feet—and may be one of NoPa’s biggest sales, with an asking price of $5.875 million.

via Baptist church turned single-family mansion in NoPa for $5.875 million – On The Block.

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 Picks and Updates of the Week for San Francisco Real Estate 2/2/13 Ed.

Go Niners (next week)! Go See Your Next House on Saturday or Early Sunday

GO NINERS! (Bet of the Week: Niners, by 6)

Hello! Happy Weekend!. Welcome to Kevin’s Open House Picks of the Week — although this week I’m picking our 49ers. 

Just a year ago interest rates for 30-year fixed mortgages averaged 4.18% This year they are averaging 3.5% while the median price for San Francisco residential properties has shot up 39% since then. While that median price is a hard number to rely upon because inventory has changed — fewer foreclosures, lower inventory generally — one certainty is that interest rates will float down like a feather but will shoot up like a rocket and fast. And with the recovery starting nationally the risks of inflation will almost certainly lead to interest rate hikes. So while prices are higher, your overall cost and tradeoff between having more money today on hand versus money tomorrow or a decade from now can be measured by whether or not you get to make that assessment from your home.

Today’s market demands decisive action. Bidding $20,000 or $30,000 over an asking price — itself an inaccurate almost irrelevant value — is almost pointless and expected. In fact, we’ve started to see what they do in New York: the “suggested price.” Remember, market value only equals what someone (hopefully not someone else) is willing to pay for a property, which explains price flexibility especially if a property is not listed on the MLS. In fact, there is thinking that a third of property that will change hands in 2013 will be done off-market; all the more reason to have someone plugged in like me working for you.

Listing Sneak Peeks

(as overheard/shared by my colleagues)
I’ve been pounding the pavement, making calls and carefully listening to learn about new opportunities for you all before others do so you can get a head start.

  1. 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 upper at $1.995 million. Upper has four bedrooms, two and half-bath and 2300 ft.² (sold at +15% to an exclusive appointment client. Lower home has three bedrooms two baths with Cornerview at 1800 ft.² each comes with a parking space and it essentially new construction. Exclusive appointments only.
  2. 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
  3. 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 [construction delay]. It’s a rare to find something new in this area at all. See more: https://1456chestnut.com
  4. 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
  5. 1610 Sacramento at Polk, 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. [Staged this week, one already in contract].
  6. 96 6th Ave at Lake, 1 Bed, 1 Bath, + den, 6 unit bldg, Edwardian, great period details. Leased parking $150/month, Fireplace, wood floor, $400/month HOAs, wood floors, west facing, off market as sellers will deliver at the end of the year. Expected price: $675,000.
  7. 1653 Golden Gate, tic converting into 3 Bed/ 1.50 bath, 1800 sq ft, restored and upgraded top-of-the line, 7 rooms south-facing garden view.; price TBD, prob $800k – $900k+ (on this weekend or next)
  8. 1880 Steiner, 2 Bed/2Bath, 1 pkg second floor, at Post, nice layout with nice light, comfortable, fireplace, wood floors, built in 2002, 39 units altogether, around 1000 sq ft expected 1st week of Feb. Anticipated list price: $779,000 on next week
  9. 601 Van Ness #1132 1bd condo, opera plaza, $439k
  10. 627 Castro, top-floor TIC unit, 3 Beds, 2 Bath (1 is en suite) 2 parking spaces (!) recently renovated Edwardian flat, with 1600 sq ft. approx.
  11. top-shelf remodel, 2 fireplace, open kitchen, speakers in ceiling, new overhead light fixtures, small patio, restoration hardware finishes, garage parking, great location. List price $1.25M. Open to the public shortly thereafter and who knows what it will sell for and how long it will last. Seller is willing to take an offer now.
  12. 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
  13. 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 this week generally on MLS.
  14. 86 Wool St, Single Family Home at Eugenia Ave — 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2 car, 1800 sq ft, was on the market last summer as a fixer, now it’s just about complete with high-end finishes and remodel. Expected list price $1.5M
  15. Noe Valley, Single-family House on Jersey St, between Noe & Sanchez, 290 Jersey, with AMAZING finishes; Previously 2 unit-probate at Jersey and Sanchez – now a stunning single-family home – 4 bedrooms (3 on same level); 3.5 bathrooms; formal living & dining; gourmet kitchen with family room / eat-in area; media room with wet-bar and adjacent outdoor living space with fire pit, garden and parking. Suggested list price in the $2.8’s. Shown by appointment only this Sunday, seller would love for Vanguard to sell the property and willing to take advance offers before going to open market.
  16. 994 Corbett near Market/Portola, it’s improved (perhaps over-improved, which means more value for you). Single family with 4 levels, w/ elevator, 3000 sq ft, master suite level with deck overlooking the city, fire place, steam sauna, infinity tub with views, master walk-in with chandelier, then three other levels with another 2-4 bedrooms depending on how you configure each floor. Decks on each. Excellent finishes and remodel. Radiant heat. Wood floors throughout. The kitchen is, well, wow, viking, gas range, custom wine fridge in addition to full-length refrigerator and freezer, two dining rooms, two sitting rooms, family rooms, workout room. Each person gets their own level. There’s a place to plugin your electric vehicle, the views are stunning, Anyway, it’s off market for a while and the list price now is $2.9M. Sellers are willing to negotiate.
  17. 537 Natoma @ Russ, 13 new construction condos, 9 2Bd/2Ba, 4 1Bd/1Ba, 850 sq ft–1100 sq ft, elevator building, all with parking, ready soon with exclusive for Vanguard agents and their clients. Expected price range $525k–$799k
  18. 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
  19. Bryant & 1st Street, 3 Bed, 3 Bath, penthouse suite that combined two units into a space with more than 2500 sq ft with 2 parking spaces, 2 fireplaces decks, bridge and water views, expected list price: $2.7M
  20. 25th St & Castro, 2002-built 2 level, 3 bedroom, 3.5 Baths, upper unit that’s big and spacious with decks, sauna in a luxe building, tenant-occupied until Aug 1, expected list price $2M.
  21. 14th and Valencia, 411 Valencia, 1 bedroom, 4th floor, new construction condo, no parking, expected at $550,000.

In addition to my Picks of the Week, Advances and Exclusives, I thought you’d be interested to see how things ended up with previously listed properties. So without further ado:

 

Stories of the Week:

  1. 310 Townsend, a big one bedroom loft in that historic restoration building next to CalTrain, that was listed at $799,000 went in to the $800,000s — for a one bedroom!
  2. 2776 Golden Gate, a 2 unit building with one unit being tenant-occupied was listed at $999,000, received 6 offers and will close nearly 20% over the asking price.
  3. 1015 Florida, the single family home in need of some TLC in the hot Inner Mission area, listed at $665,000, received at least 14 offers and entered escrow at a “substantial” amount over the asking price.
  4. 1610 Sacramento, 3 bedroom Nob Hill condos with more than 1200 sq ft, which was exclusively previewed last weekend to Vanguard agents and their clients, already has the top-floor unit in contract at more than $1,000 a sq ft.
  5. 411 Valencia, the last 2-bedroom condo available went into contract over its asking price of $759,000 with multiple offers.

Extras: 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.

This week there seems to be a lot of single-family homes and larger condos at the $2M price point. I’ve always said that the $2.3M – $2.9M price point is the perfect price in SF as you’ll get the most ideal home, or amenity-filled condo in areas like Pac Heights/Marina, South Beach (condo), Noe Valley/Eureka Valley, Haight (single family homes) Also we’re seeing more fixers pop on to the market too. So, take a look here and also be sure to go to www.kevinho.org to see the upcoming broker tour sheet for Tuesday.

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

Picks of the Week

 TAKE NOTE: Many of the open houses this weekend are on Saturday or are EARLIER on SUNDAY.

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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, Central areas, May 8, 2012

And over in the Haight, Castro, Noe Valley

1830 Page Street, Essentially a Detached House oasis in the Haight, list price $929,000

Another theme today was the house within a house – or in other words – detached bungalows. This two-story is no bungalow but rather a cute, open floor plan home with a garage space in the front of the property in the 2-unit condos facing Page Street listed with Caroline Scott at Zephyr. The home was built in the 1870s and, after the earthquake, the house was moved back on the lot and the two units built in front. In the 80s it was switched back to a single family space. HOAs are $300 and offers are due May 14, 2012.

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534 Ashbury, newly refurbished top-floor 5 bedroom condo, list price at $999,000 with downstairs, street level deeded storage

This top floor (with stairs to match) that has been renovated to show off its natural lights and potential to the fullest with modern upgrades that add a lot of value. The deeded storage space could well be turned into sparking space with money and effort. Listed with Brown and Co. Offer date not yet set.

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29 Hartford St., Victorian Condo, listed at $829,000

This is on one of those streets many dream about living on. Located in the middle of the Castro on Hartford Street this one has two double-parlors. There are period details, nice landscaping and great built-ins. There are three bedrooms in this bright home. Offer date not set listed with Danny Fernandez at Zephyr.

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