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Inner Sunset Windsor Terrace Home - 11/30/10 12:08 PM
I saw this incredible Inner Sunset home for sale last week on tour. Take a look and enjoy it while I am out looking at more houses from the north end of town to almost the south end (sorry, no district 10 for me today). I’ll admit that while there are plenty of parts of being a Realtor that I enjoy, without a doubt one of the best parts of being a San Francisco realtor is getting a look into so many awesome, unique, and interesting city homes. Given San Francisco's natural space constraints, I often see intersting and smart design (0 comments)
Outer Sunset Rejects Bleak Characterization of NY Times - 11/29/10 09:44 AM
Ah, San Francisco’s Outer Sunset. The land of shivering surfers that is adored by some, ignored by many (locals), and completely misunderstood by the elitist-east-coast media establishment. But before I continue, it really is quite cathartic to be sitting in San Francisco and calling other people elitist and establishment. This post has been brought to you by the letter “E”, but I digress… Never one to take undeserved insults (bleak, for example) hurled their way without a fight, residents of the Outer Sunset have reacted to their ignoble media reputation. Eve Batey, Editor and Publisher of the SF Appeal weighed in (0 comments)
Bernal Heights Fixer in San Francisco, CA - 11/27/10 06:21 PM
We have a new listing, a single family fixer in Bernal Heights. A proverbial gem in the rough, this home has been vacant for a while and is in need of work and repair. If you are looking for a renovation project in San Francisco, this home should definitely be on your short list. The property is located on College Avenue, and is not yet marketed in the San Francisco Multiple Listing Service (although we anticipate that it will soon be). Property Description: On the ground level there is a garage and the entry to the house. The main living area (0 comments)
Bernal Heights, San Francisco - Five Great Things - 11/22/10 03:07 PM
Bernal Heights is a neighborhood on San Francisco's central-east side that has a huge fan club of residents and admirers. Photos like the one below give you some idea of why. Here are a few parts of Bernal Heights that I love.
Bernal Sunset by Nickster via Flickr 1. Alemany Farmer's Market - the first farmer's market in California, it opened in 1943. It has a reputation for being much more laid back and affordable than the Ferry building farmer's market. If you want to be seen fondling organic-sustainable-local arugula, head to the ferry building on Saturday. If you just (0 comments)
The New York Times Travel section has a brief little blurb on the Outer Sunset neighborhood in San Francisco, which happens to feature a store that showcases work from some of our clients. The store is Woodshop – and it is located at 3725 Noriega Street (open by appointment only). It features surfboards from Danny Hess, who is an incredibly talented surfer and surfboard designer. His wife is an amazing photographer. If you need a custom surfboard or a photographer, you couldn’t hire better. When they bought their house in the Outer Sunset, it was, well, a disaster. But they (0 comments)
The Marina Neighborhood in San Francisco: A Quick 59 Second Tour - 11/19/10 01:02 PM
The Marina neighborhood in San Francisco is a neighborhood with a reputation in real estate. What kind of reputation? Watch and learn: The Marina neighborhood is filled with stunning views of iconic San Francisco locales like the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of fine arts. Located at the tip of the San Francisco peninsula it is bounded roughly on the north by Lombard street, bounded by Lyon to the west and Van Ness to the east. Much of the Marina is built on landfill debris from the 1906 earthquake and fire and as a result, the Marina is one of (1 comments)
The Winfield Street slides of Bernal Heights were recently featured in the New York Times.Winfield street is a great little street on the northwest side of Bernal Heights that runs for several blocks from Coso to Cortland. I have had several clients live on or near Winfield street who would only consider moving within a 4 or 5 block radius, so strong was their love for the neighborhood and their neighbors in the area. If you want to live within walking distance to a BART stop, it is also one of the best parts of the neighborhood to be in. (0 comments)
San Francisco Conversion Lofts - South of Market Area - 11/18/10 01:32 PM
Occupying a special place in San Francisco real estate, historic conversions offer some of the most dramatic and interesting living space in San Francisco. Beginning in the early 1990′s, historic buildings and warehouses that were empty, unused and usually rundown were turned into living spaces that appealed to urban hipsters, dot-commers, and urban nomads (among others). There are a few other similar projects scattered across the city, but the bulk are found in the South of Market Area (SOMA) neighborhood. Development was a win/win proposition for both home buyers, who gained historic and unique living spaces, and also for the city (0 comments)
Cole Valley N-Judah Stops in San Francisco to be Upgraded - hopefully - 11/16/10 12:12 PM
Matt Fuller talks about Cole Valley N-Judah muni changes proposed by San Francisco MTA and also detailed at sf.streetsblog.org. For those that don't frequently ride the N-Judah through Cole Valley, the stops at along Carl street can easily get congested, particularly at the Cole/Carl stop where there are a bunch of transfers to bus lines. People are frequently standing in the street waiting for the train, or crowding the sidewalk so it is difficult to walk through (particularly with a dog, or a kid). Here is a quick overhead photo of the intersection, with the proposed sidewalk bulbs (where the sidewalk (0 comments)
San Francisco South of Market Area Historic Resources - 11/15/10 10:18 AM
An excellent overview about the historic south of market neighborhood in San Francisco. The San Francisco planning department recently completed their South of Market Area Historic Resources Survey, a project that they began in 2007 to identify remaining historic buildings in the neighborhood. They've released their results, and it includes a great interactive map of historic (and potentially) historic South of Market Area buildings. The survey is being done to identify property that may be a historic resource eligible for designation by either the National Register of Historic Places and/or the California Register of Historical Resources. Interactive South of Market Area (0 comments)
San Francisco mobile real estate search - 11/12/10 01:32 PM
Looking for information about mobile real estate search in San Francisco? I think of San Francisco as a fairly tech-savvy city, after all we are twitter's hometown, just a few miles north of Silicon Valley (with a few companies you may have heard of), but according to this Trulia statistic, we aren't on the cutting edge of mobile real estate search. I find the fact that we lag the Ft. Worth, Texas area in anything, much less mobile real estate search, to be truly horrifying. But hey, at least we have a sweet trophy that they don't. Mobile House Hunters Statistics (0 comments)
A guide to a San Francisco estimated seller's closing statement - 11/11/10 12:12 PM
San Francisco Real estate transactions can easily become some of the most complex and convoluted transactions around, and the estimated settlement statement shows up at the end of the transaction when people are generally feeling stressed and exhausted. A great real estate agent will do a phenomenal job of guiding you through the transaction, helping you to understand the options at the various decision points and making sure you understand the documents that you are signing. Alas, not all real estate agents are great. But I digress... At least two settlement statements will be generated, one for the buyer and one (1 comments)
909 Tennessee Firehouse for sale by auction in San Francisco, CA - 11/10/10 05:46 PM
Yesterday was the last scheduled showing of the city owned firehouse for sale in San Francisco at 909 Tennessee, which is being sold off with bids due in just a few weeks (Nov. 23 to be precise). Here’s a bit of history on the building: Company History: 1926 Engine Co. No. 16 relocated from old quarters at 1009 Tennessee Street 1926 Battalion 10 relocated from Engine Co. No. 48, 798 Wisconsin Street 1926 November 1st, Battalion 10 relocated to the quarters of Truck Co. No. 11, 315 Duncan Street 1926 November 1st, Battalion 11 relocated from Engine Co. No. 49, 2155 (0 comments)
The Artani, down the street from yesterday’s featured post about Symphony Towers, has a few condos left for sale as well. While it hasn’t been marketed for nearly as long (when the sales market originally headed south, the developer pulled the building and rented units. As those units have become vacant, they have been placed on the market for sale). Fast Facts: 8 stories 52 units: 32 1 bedrooms and 20 2 bedrooms. Rooftop deck Air rights over the building to the south were secured in order to preserve views. High end finishes: Viking and Bosch appliances, Caesarstone countertops, Hansgrohe (0 comments)
Amazing Deals Won't Last Long at Symphony Towers in San Francisco, CA - 11/08/10 03:22 PM
Symphony Towers in San Francisco, CA recently announced some phenomenal deals on their final inventory of condos for sale. Symphony Towers, which originally went on the market several years ago, has slashed prices on their remaining units. They've got studios on the top floor that have been reduced by over $100,000, and include a parking spot. Given what owners on the lower floors have paid for their homes, I imagine that they are none too happy about this. The building started selling in 2008, and it sounds like the developer is ready to be done with this project! The building has (0 comments)
San Francisco Local Election Results from Nov 3 2010 - 11/03/10 04:20 PM
The JacksonFuller San Francisco Real Estate team has a great overview and discussion about last night's election results for the city/county of San Francisco. Some were real estate specific, like prop N (increase transfer tax) and prop A (earthquake retrofit bonds). Others weren’t directly about real estate, but have a big impact on San Francisco quality of life, which certainly does impact the desirability of San Francisco, and therefore, real estate. Among those would be prop G (Muni reform… for about the billionth time), prop L (makes sitting or lying on sidewalks from 7am – 11pm a crime… aimed at dealing (0 comments)
Only in San Francisco - Dream Home gets a Remodel - 11/01/10 12:57 PM
What to do if your San Francisco dream home isn't so dreamy? Well, if you live at a former "dream home" in San Francisco, the answer is to remodel it! Once nothing more than a modest green shack usually filled with drunken (but friendly) Irish workers, 1240 5th Ave. was rebuilt in 2008/2009 with a home in front and a guest home in rear. It was popped on the market starting at $2,389,000 and eventually withdrawn at a listing price of $2,,280,000. Then it was offered as the 2009 SF dream home in a raffle fundraiser. But the winner took the (0 comments)
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