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New buyers, more buyers bring demand to formerly overlooked S.F. neighborhoods – On The Block

We’ve all noted an upward trend in places like the Mission and Bernal Heights as new buyers, spurred by the dearth of properties available in traditionally popular neighborhoods– as well as the corresponding high price tag therein– look to parts of the city that before might never have received attention. This year, per data pulled by online brokerage ZipRealty, the most popularly searched and saved homes weren’t in places like Noe or Cole Valley, but instead the Excelsior/Crocker-Amazon, Outer Mission and Bernal Heights, the Tenderloin and SoMa.

via New buyers, more buyers bring demand to formerly overlooked S.F. neighborhoods – On The Block.

ADVANCE FOR SALE: Sunny Dolores Condo on the 400 block of Dolores, $1.098 million

ADVANCE FOR SALE: Sunny Dolores Condo on the 400 block of Dolores, $1.098 million
Mission Dolores Condominium with 2 bedrooms, + den, contemporary oasis inside an Edwardian 3-unit building with garden, side-street covered garage parking, steps from Dolores Park across Mission Dolores

Listed by Kevin K. Ho, Esq. – PRIVATE APPOINTMENT ONLY

I am pleased to present a hidden and elegant architecturally remodeled space behind an Edwardian facade with original gingerbread molding that is exclusively available pre-MLS.

The 1st floor condo was redesigned and updated for a contemporary living style with just the right amount of 1907 craftsmanship retained. There is turn of the century charm in the refurbished home with built-in dining room cabinetry, detail wood moldings, wainscoting and beautiful oak inlaid flooring. Recent kitchen and bath remodels include custom cherry wood cabinets, limestone counters, stainless appliances, European faucet fixtures, glass tiles, and flamed granite floors. Creative and custom lighting fixtures accent hallway cable sliding doors, built-in shelving a curved-bay windowed sitting room. There are 2 or 3 bedrooms (i.e, a side office or third bedroom) and 1.75 bathrooms.

Home also has an in-unit laundry room with convenient built-in storage shelves and cabinets. Heavyd-duty secure Marvin sliding doors lead directly to a shared yard with lemon tree and back entrance to a sturdy detached garage with side by side deeded parking space and storage cabinet. Easy in and out parking entrance from cul-de-sac side street means no noisy garage door under the home! Seller is considering corporate rental so this is an extremely limited window of opportunity.

Call for a showing today!

Facebook effect on SF housing market – May. 17, 2012

You can argue against these absurdly high valuations all you want but thousands of liquid millionaires are being created before and after these firms go public — and the impact on our property market is real.

via Facebook effect on SF housing market – May. 17, 2012.

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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