Kevin+Jonathan’s Blog Posts re SF Real Estate

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SF Chronicle Contribution: What Kind of HOA is It?

What type of HOA are you buying into? Discover how to purchase a San Francisco condominium with expert diligence from Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, top real estate agents at Vanguard Properties.

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

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

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

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

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

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SF Chronicle Contribution: What to Know About Condo and HOA Documents

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

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

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

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SF Chronicle: State Farm Leaves California

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

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

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

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

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

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SF Chronicle: How Remote Work Changed Our Housing Market in San Francisco (April 2023)

The shift towards remote work has greatly influenced buyer preferences and led to changes in the housing market in San Francisco as discussed by top-producing relators Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties, San Francisco. www.kevinandjonathan.com

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Graphic SF skyline blended with cornfield stressing how hard it is to develop San Francisco properties.

SF Chronicle: MIMBYs instead YIMBYs and NIMBYs Maybe? Kevin and Jonathan Get Asked About Declines in New Construction Starts (March 4, 2023)

While acute market forces are curtailing new construction starts now, development here was already an uphill battle. Development timelines take years, so any non-NIMBY-related delays in adding new homes will keep housing prices high that much longer. But even for people who can afford to buy in the Bay Area, there’s a shortage of accessible destination homes for folks who are downsizing or ones who can no longer do the stairs in their 3-story Victorian.

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SF Chronicle: Do the NFL Playoffs Impact Open Houses?

Rather than try to compete with the 49ers’ post-season run as very relevant contenders to be Super Bowl champions, many agents will treat this bit of hometown civic pride like a holiday and accommodate sports fans who are also trying to buy a small part of that hometown.

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Kevin on ABC7

Kevin on the News: ABC7’s Story on San Francisco Losing Population

Talking about new census data saying that San Francisco is losing a key demographic of home buyers due to affordability and more on ABC7 News, KGO San Francisco.

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