Life's a Beach at this San Francisco condo

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

Along the Great Highway in San Francisco, just down the hill from the Cliff House and across the road from the long, beautiful Ocean Beach, are a group of condominiums built in 1991. Most of these buildings have 3 units in them, one on each floor, above a spacious shared garage with room for 3 cars and extra storage.

One of these, a 3rd floor unit with fabulous ocean views and many upgrades is preparing to be sold. It consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, eat-in kitchen, living room with fireplace and ocean views and laundry in the unit, in approximately 1,490 square feet. My clients, the sellers, purchased it in 2013, loved living there for about four years, and when life took them in another direction have rented it for the last year.

Ocean Beach activity

The expression, "Life's a Beach" has never been so fitting. Go outside your door, cross the road and you're at the beach. Here you'll also find a non-motor vehicle pathway set away from cars that stretches for miles. Golden Gate Park is just a few blocks away and as is the Sutro Bath remains, eerily enchanting and beckoning one to explore. For dining, enjoy the nearby Beach Chalet or the Garden Chalet and the murals decorating the lobby walls. Or, head up the hill to the world famous Cliff House for a special celebration or to the simpler Louis' with it's spectacular views.

The time has come for the owners to sell the condo. Knowing how difficult it is to find good rentals, the owners have offered to sell it to the existing tenant. We'll be working on that for the next week or so to see if it is feasible.  If that doesn't come to fruition, plans are to put it on the multiple listing service after the lease expires at the end of July, 2019.

Will this unit be marketed to the public and listed on the MLS? Will the renter become the home owner? Time will tell.

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Hannah Williams
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Oh what a wonderful expression Lottie Kendall  If the tenant buys it they are quite lucky - If only life was a beach I could deal with it 

May 22, 2019 04:13 PM #3
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Lottie - what an incredible location and a great opportunity for the next homeowner whether it's the current tenant or someone new.  

May 22, 2019 06:19 PM #4
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Hi Lottie- I would love to be that close to the beach!!!  

May 22, 2019 07:38 PM #5
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Good evening Lottie Kendall - yes life is a beach here.  I am sure that the tenants would like to swing the sale.

May 22, 2019 08:06 PM #6
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Lottie Kendall
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I think this was the first time I had the opportunity to use that "Life's a Beach" expression, Hannah Williams -- just fitting for this property.

May 22, 2019 08:27 PM #7
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Lottie Kendall
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I agree, Michael Jacobs - some lucky buyer will enjoy it as my seller did for a number of years. We'll see how this turns out.

May 22, 2019 08:28 PM #8
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Lottie Kendall
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Well, Kathy Streib - you never know; perhaps Houston isn't your last move! 

May 22, 2019 08:28 PM #9
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Lottie Kendall
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Grant Schneider - the tenant is working on it! We'll see what transpires.

May 22, 2019 08:29 PM #10
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Lottie congratulations and living near the beach is a guaranteed sale, Endre

May 22, 2019 11:24 PM #11
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Kat Palmiotti
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Living near the beach would definitely be a plus! Best wishes with this sale, however it happens. :-)

May 23, 2019 04:01 AM #12
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning, Endre Barath, Jr. - you know San Francisco well. These condos are on the strip of land where Playland at the Beach used to be. Living in the City without the congestion!

May 23, 2019 06:24 AM #13
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Kat Palmiotti - there's something about living at the water's edge that is soothing to the soul.

May 23, 2019 06:25 AM #14
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Lottie... what a wonderful life-style this condo offers... I'm sure it will be rented in a nano-second.

May 23, 2019 06:36 AM #15
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Lottie Kendall
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Nina Hollander - we'll see if the tenant is able to buy it, or if we'll find a new buyer. Not surprisingly, the tenant loves living here.

May 23, 2019 06:49 AM #16
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I just love that area - and it does feel like a vacation resort. I'm anxious to hear the rest of the story about this one. D 

May 24, 2019 06:48 AM #17
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Good morning Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I'm looking forward to see what transpires.

May 24, 2019 09:24 AM #18
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Lottie Kendall - Many years ago I belonged to a Book Club and we were charged with reading a book called "Life's a Beach," and discussing afterward. It was an enjoyable book!

I can only imagine how enjoyable living in one of those condos by the beach could be. If you only live once in this world, why not at a San Francisco Condo? How you described it sounds soothing. But unless I was a buyer, I could never know what the owners have experienced.  I hope you find a buyer! 

May 31, 2019 07:52 AM #19
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Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - we have a pending sale as of last night - to the existing tenant. We'll see what transpires in the next few weeks. Thanks for your nice comments.

May 31, 2019 08:53 AM #20
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Hi Lottie:

What a great opportunity for the tentant. Sounds like things are headed in that direction. Best wishes for a smooth path to closing if that is the right situation!

Jeff

Jun 04, 2019 10:01 PM #21
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Lottie Kendall
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Everything is going well with the pending sale to the tenant, Jeff Dowler, CRS . Nice when sellers give tenants the first opportunity, especially when the housing market in our area is so competitive and difficult for buyers.

Jun 05, 2019 06:54 AM #22
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