Yearly Archives: 2009

More Condo Lottery Craziness

Tickets for San Francisco’s annual condo lottery go on sale Monday. And there’s something you should know, as per my friends at Plan C: The City may be denying additional lottery tickets to buildings that qualify with the minimum qualifications. (Generally, this means one owner-occupied unit for each of the last three years in 2-4 unit buildings, and three owner-occupied units for each of the last three years in 5-6 unit buildings.)Continue Reading

Final Word on Federal Tax Credit

President Obama extended the $8,000 tax credit last week, allowing it to remain in effect through next spring. Based on several conversations and questions I’ve had and heard since then, there seems to be some confusion about the tax credit’s details.Continue Reading

Glen Park’s Latest Luxury Home Lands on the Market

Glen Park’s Latest Luxury Home Lands on the Market

The latest property to hit the market on the heels of a slew of Chenery Street listings is 337 Chenery.

The owners have added horizontal and vertical additions to the existing two-story building, as well as remodeled the existing spaces throughout. So now you’ve got a main level with a living room, dining room, family room and half bath; an upper level with 2BRs/2BAs (that includes one master suite); and a lower level with 2BRs/1BA. It all adds up to a total of 3,000 square feet with a list price of $1,749,000.Continue Reading

Yes, SF Home Prices are Improving–Thanks, Forbes!

It’s Forbes’ opinion that San Francisco home values are on track to increase 14.3% by 2011. On the flip side, they’re predicting an 8.3% drop in prices by next June. Apparently, we have to work through all our foreclosures before things start heading up.

But is this foreclosure wave really ever going to arrive—to the extent that all the buyers who’ve been waiting for “deals” on their centrally located dream houses in San Francisco are finally satisfied?Continue Reading

Another Noe Valley Flip Hits the Market

Another Noe Valley Flip Hits the Market

I’ve been watching the 1381 Sanchez renovation in Noe Valley between 27th St. & Cesar Chavez along my dog-walking route since the house changed hands as a fixer back in May 2008 for $1,005,000.

The price paid back then seemed reasonable for a future owner occupier to pay for the location, architectural style, and lot size.Continue Reading

A Sunny Day in Sherwood Forest

When it’s a sunny day citywide on broker tour Tuesdays, I make sure to check out some houses in the usually fog-ridden western part of the city. In Realtor terms, that means District 4.

So I headed over to crystal clear Sherwood Forest earlier this week. This is a neighborhood located just west of Mt. Davidson, and adjacent to West Portal, St. Francis Wood and Westwood Highlands. There’s admittedly not a lot going on in Sherwood Forest—just streets lined with single-family houses and owners who enjoy being in a quiet, low-key area.Continue Reading

Checking in on the Church

Checking in on the Church

It’s been on the market for 273 days, but 601 Dolores is still waiting for that angel of a buyer to come along and drop $9,950,000 on what’s being billed as the “castle on the park.”Continue Reading

Best Trick or Treat ‘Hoods in SF

I came across Zillow’s Trick or Treat housing index yesterday, and found its picks for Best Trick or Treat Neighborhoods to be very amusing.

You can’t argue with the winners: Presidio Heights, Noe Valley, Richmond, Haight, and Sunset. But I’ll also nominate Cole Valley (have you ever seen Belvedere Street in action on Halloween?!) and Potrero Hill.

So readers, what neighborhoods do you nominate for the best Halloween spirit? Comments, please! And have a fun and safe Halloween, everyone!

Get in touch:

Eileen Bermingham

Zephyr Real Estate


BRE# 01352627

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