Noe Valley (San Francisco, CA)
Noe Valley (San Francisco, CA) Real Estate News
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Mural Art on a San Francisco Residence
Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
If you explore San Francisco on foot, you'll find amazing things, both big and small, when you least expect them.One recent evening my friend Nicole and I met after work, drove to Noe Valley and parked on 24th Street, knowing we'd find a great spot there for dinner after hiking up and down hills and staircases. I'll write about our hike later, but for now, here are some pictures of the most unusual, most memorable, most unexpected sight we enjoyed, The Rainforest House, on Church Street, between 22nd and 23rd streets.Multi-talented Nicole Bratt is a phenomenal photographer and has graciously allowed me to use her photos (which are far better than my own!)Take a look at what we found!Interested in learning a bit about the story behind this mural and Nicolai Larsen, muralist? Read on.--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime! Lottie Kendall, Realtor® Today | Sotheby's International Realty San Carlos, California, 94070 CA BRE#01215160; 650-465-4547;
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Surprise on a San Francisco staircase
Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
Walking in San Francisco is a delight--you never quite know what surprises will be in store for you. Yesterday I was walking in the Eureka Valley - Noe Valley area, enjoying the challenge of ascending various long staircases. One beautiful staircase replaced two blocks of 22nd Street, blocks too steep for cars to maneuver. As I approached the top I spied: Last week I wrote a post about Little Free Libraries and talked about one I spotted along Jackson Street in the Pacific Heights area of town. Now I find another one. I think I've found a theme for my many walks through the various neighborhoods of San Francisco. Have you spotted these Little Free Libraries in your town or neighborhood? Post a picture here--I'd enjoy seeing them.--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime! Lottie Kendall, Realtor® Today | Sotheby's International Realty San Carlos, California, 94070 CA BRE#01215160; 650-465-4547;
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San Francisco Noe Valley District 5C sales activity
David Ames, San Francisco (Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco)
Recent graphing charts and Hard Data for the Noe Valley neighborhood (5C) in San Francisco Active Properties vs. Sold Properties Average Price per Sq.Ft. % of Original List Price received Average Days on the Market (DOM) Median Sales Price   David Ames (415) 271-2071
San Francisco Market Focus Report – March 2013
John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties)
San Francisco Market Focus Report – March 2013 The March issue of Market Focus Report, issued by the San Francisco Association of Realtors characterized the market by increasing residential real estate demand and shrinking supply, resulting in bidding wars between buyers that continue to send home prices upward. Sellers are very happy, buyers - not so much. The following is an excerpt from the report, and focuses on Single Family Homes. Those of you in the know, know that you can buy a home in San Francisco throughout a broad range of neighborhoods. And depending on the neighborhood, prices currently start from $388,000 in the Southwest part of the City to an average high in the $2-$3 Million range, with the most pricey listing at $24,800,000 in Cow Hollow near the Marina district. There are currently 69 active listings over $1.5 Million. The Citywide SFH Median Sales Price currently sits at $800,000. The Active for Sale inventory is 430 and an average of 32 days on Market. Here’s an excerpt from the March report: Single-Family Homes Compared to February of last year, the inventory of single-family homes for sale in the City dropped by 38 percent, to a total of 430 properties The number of homes under contract also fell by 20.1 percent, while the number of homes sold decreased by 30.8 percent, to a total of 126 properties sold. For homes that were priced below $700,000, the months of supply inventory shortened by 51.4 percent to just 1 month. For higher priced homes between $700,000 and $1.2 million, the months of supply inventory also fell, by 29.1 percent to 1.4 months. With homes on the market selling in weeks, rather than months, home buyers are wise not to set their hearts on a particular property or neighborhood. A prime example is the Central District, made up of a diverse array of neighborhoods including Cole Valley, Mission Dolores, Haight Ashbury, Noe Valley, Twin Peaks, Clarendon Heights and Glen Park. Since February 2012, the number of homes sold in this area has jumped more than 40 percent, while just a handful - 20 total - were sold in February. With its close proximity to Golden Gate Park, family-friendly Noe Valley and the foodie haven that is the Mission District, there may be a shortage of property, but there is no shortage of entertainment in this sought after region. The median single-family home price here is $1,602,500, up just 2.2 percent from a year ago. Year over year, the average number of days homes stay on market is just 29, down from 53 in 2012. John M Scott, Broker / Owner, Scott Keys Properties, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), serving San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area
Noe Valley Open Houses Sunday February 23rd San Francisco
Chris Cole, Chris Cole (Coldwell Banker DRE# 01917703)
Noe Valley Open Houses Sunday February 23rd San Francisco
Open House Report with Photo
Listings as of 02/22/13 at 8:10pm Page 1
Listing # Price Address City District Date Time Listing Office
404904 $1,395,000 4317 24th St San Francisco 5 - C 02/23/13 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Zephyr Real Estate
 Comment First Open! Updated Victorian in prime Noe location -- Warm and inviting, flooded w/ natural light. Flexible layout. Current use: 3 bed, 1.5 bath main home & remodeled 1 bed, 1 bath in-law. Garage, storage & deck. A+ location. Seeing is believeing.
405056 $995,000 4466 24th St San Francisco 5 - C 02/23/13 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Pacific Union International
 Comment First open house
405103 $849,000 179 27th St San Francisco 5 - C 02/23/13 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Paragon Real Estate Group
 Comment Sat open - come see this great Baja Noe top floor condo.
405047 $869,000 207 Fair Oaks St San Francisco 5 - C 02/23/13 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Zephyr Real Estate
 Comment Newly Converted and Remodeled 4-Bedroom, 2-Bath, 2-Level Condo in Noe Valley. Walk Score of 98. Close to Hot Valencia Corridor and Bart!
405095 $779,000 205 Fair Oaks St San Francisco 5 - C 02/23/13 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm McGuire Real Estate
 Comment Exceptional Full Fl Flat in the Heart of Noe! This newly converted condo is truly a shining star! 2beds + office, remodeled bath & kitchen, in-unit w/d, shared garden, & secured leased parking for 2 cars side by side. Hurry - this one won't last!
Presented By: Chris Cole Lic: 01917703 / Coldwell Banker Res. R.E. Svcs Phone:  415-525-1369  Lic: 01908304
  Equal Opportunity Housing * All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. (OHOUS2-1)
All data NOT VERIFIED. Subject to ERRORS, OMISSIONS, or REVISIONS. Prospective Buyers URGED TO INVESTIGATE. - Copyright: 2013 by San Francisco Assoc of REALTORS.Copyright ©2013 Rapattoni Corporation. All rights reserved.U.S. Patent 6,910,045
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Noe Valley/Eureka Valley/Cole Valley- District 5 Update
Simone Koga (Paragon Real Estate Group)
Noe Valley-Eureka Valley-Cole Valley District February 2013 Update Paragon's market overview for San Francisco Realtor District 5, which encompasses the central city neighborhoods of Noe Valley, Eureka Valley (including the Castro), Dolores Heights, Cole Valley, Mission Dolores, Haight Ashbury, Ashbury Heights, Clarendon Heights, Parnassus Heights, Corona Heights, Glen Park, Twin Peaks & the Duboce Triangle
District 5 is one of the more homogeneous districts in San Francisco in terms of property values, but still any analysis of an area with so many properties of different type, location, condition and quality can only be a very general overview. District 5 soared in value between 1996 and 2008 and was one of the last districts to peak in value before the financial markets meltdown in September 2008. Values then fell 15% to 20% very quickly and then stabilized in 2009 and 2010. With the surge in high-tech buyers in 2011 (among other economic factors), many of whom wish to be close to highways to the peninsula -- and love the lifestyle and ambiance of District 5 neighborhoods and its commercial districts -- activity in this district picked up dramatically. In 2012, the competition between qualified, motivated buyers here became ferocious: inventory is very low, certainly not enough to satisfy buyer demand, and many of the listings are selling very quickly in multiple-offer, competitive-bidding situations. This is exerting considerable upward pressure on prices.
Since opening our doors in 2004, Paragon has represented buyers and sellers in over 1500 transactions totaling $1.7 billion in sales in District 5, making us 1 of the top 2 brokers in these neighborhoods we know and love so well.
If you adjust your screen view to a 125% zoom, the charts will be that much easier to read. On Windows systems, pressing the Control and + keys simultaneously should do this quickly. ******************************Homes Selling Over, Under and At List Price One of the clearest indications of the extraordinary heat of the market in these central city neighborhoods is the huge percentage of listings selling for over asking price, and often far over asking price: 1 in 4 home listings that sell is closing for 10% or more over the list price. Home Sales by Price Range A snapshot of number of sales by price segment in 2012. Average Sales Prices & Average Dollar per Square Foot The two statistics of value in the charts following -- average sales price and average dollar per square foot -- can change depending on a number of market factors, but the general price trend over the past year or so is clearly upward. High demand plus low supply equals higher prices. When neighborhoods are grouped together below, it is because they generally share similar market values in particular property types. Annual statistics, because of the much greater amount of data, are typically more reliable than (fluctuating) quarterly or monthly stats, however when a market is changing quickly, as it has in 2012, annual data will minimize market changes (which is why the charts show statistics from the latter part of the past year). Luxury Home Sales Higher end home sales in the Noe Valley, Eureka Valley, Cole Valley and associated neighborhoods of Realtor District 5 dramatically surged in 2012. Though prices are still significantly lower than in the old-prestige, northern neighborhoods such as Pacific and Presidio Heights, this area is playing a greater and greater role in luxury home segment. High-tech buyers are definitely playing a major role in this dynamic. Percentage of Listings Accepting Offers An excellent statistical snapshot of supply and demand. As the market heated up, the percentage started climbing higher in 2011 and is now at its highest level in memory. Price Reductions, Sales Price to List Price Percentage, and Days on Market Right now, the great majority of the homes that sell in District 5 now accept offers quickly before any price reductions are necessary and on average go well over asking price. However, those listings that go through one or more price reductions take much longer to sell and sell at a large discount to original list price. No matter what the market, proper pricing is a vital issue in the sale of real estate. Homes for Sale on the Last Day of the Month  The drastically low inventory of homes available to purchase in this area is clearly illustrated in this chart. Months Supply of Inventory (MSI) MSI is at an extremely low level of inventory for houses and condos, a reading that would be considered indicative of a very strong "Seller's Market." Indeed anything under 3-4 months is usually considered a Seller's Market. Average Days on Market (DOM) Before Acceptance of Offer These figures can fluctuate without great meaningfulness -- a few listings that sell after being on the market for a long time can have a large impact on the average, even when new listings are selling very quickly -- but the trend can be interesting. Right now, many listings are accepting offers within 7-14 days of going on market. Statistical Definitions
All data from sources deemed reliable, but may contain errors and subject to revision. Copyright Paragon Real Estate Group 
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Noe Valley - Poetry Reading & Book Signing
Peggy Hughes, SF NYC LA (PHA/Peggy Hughes Associates - Professional Moving Organizer)
Poetry Reading & Book sgining this Monday, November 5th, 2012 in Noe Valley Do you enjoy reading? Like hobnobbing with your neighbors?  Maybe this event is for you!! Phonenix Books in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco has been a fixture on 24th Street since 1985 and has been in its current location since 2009. Business partners, Kate Rosenberger and George Kirby Desha originally planned to open a book store in Oakland.... but a newspaper ad brought them over to Noe Valley... they fell in love with the neighborhood and never looked back! To read their whole story, click on their photo... The ODD MONDAYS Speaker Series began in 2001 as a program of the Noe Valley Ministry by Ramon & Judith Sender. Since May 2011, the readings have been held at Phoenix Books... Admission is FREE for the readings, but many attendees get together beforehand for a no-host dinner at Haystacks Pizza, 24th near Sanchez, at 5:30pm. The November 5th program is featuring Grace Marie Grafton. She will be reading her poetry and signing her book, Other Clues (2010). Readings begin at 7pm.  Phoenix Books is located at 3957 24th Street. For more information, visit And, to find out why the series is called Odd Mondays... click here! All content & photos (unless otherwise noted) are the property of PHA/Peggy Hughes Associates ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you or someone you know wants to be MOVED the Right Way, Don't forget to call PHA!      Organizing             Moving            Relocation San Francisco       Los Angeles         New York 415.846.0569     310.497.6916     917.771.2276 from boxes to dinner parties in 48 hours!! PHA wants you to be MOVED....
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