Monthly Archives: March 2010

Iconic Painted Lady Loses Some Luster

Iconic Painted Lady Loses Some Luster

It’s been almost two months since the historic and iconic home at 722 Steiner first floated on to the market. I toured the property soon after, and though I found the property to be interesting, it didn’t exactly feature a top-notch interior. But it had its merits.

The sellers decided to reduce the list price on Friday from $3,999,999 to $3,850,000. Hardly an earthshattering price chop, but they’re moving in the right direction. It really is challenging to put a price tag on a house like this, but the sellers will know when they’ve hit the right price. I’m thinking more about $3.5M, but we’ll see.

Artani Back in Action on Van Ness

Artani Back in Action on Van Ness

Over on the Van Ness corridor, The Artani is treading the residential sales waters again after a disappointing attempt at selling the units last year. Many of the units were rented temporarily, and those renters are being offered a shot at purchasing their units. Otherwise, a majority of the 20 one bedrooms, twelve 1BR+den/2BAs, and 20 2BR/2BAs are waiting for buyers.Continue Reading

Cow Hollow Condos Debut at Scott and Lombard

Cow Hollow Condos Debut at Scott and Lombard

During my broker tour this week, I visited the new 12-unit condo building at 3190 Scott Street at Lombard that just opened its doors. All the units are two bedrooms/two baths, and range in price from $899,000-$1,149,000. (There is one unit that has 2.5 baths.) All but one unit have some sort of outdoor space, whether it’s a patio overlooking Lombard Street or one that faces the rear of the property.Continue Reading

First-Time Home Buyers: Get Ready for Your Closeup

If you’re looking to share the details of your home search with the world, take note that HGTV is looking for San Francisco first-time home buyers to profile on its series, “My First Place.”

You need to actually be a first-time home buyer, and HGTV would prefer it if you were “fun and interesting,” too. You have to be willing to share your personal and financial struggles and consider your life an open book. Also, you have to close on your purchase by the end of the summer, and be buying within a 60- to 90-mile radius of downtown San Francisco.

Selected candidates will receive a surprise housewarming gift, too.

Interested? Message Cole Schneider at cschneider@highnoontv.com for an application and more details.

North Beach Edwardian Villa Closes Escrow for $820,000 Under Asking

North Beach Edwardian Villa Closes Escrow for $820,000 Under Asking

First listed in October 2008 for $3,995,000, the 5BR/4BA, 3,550-square foot Edwardian at 643 Greenwich in North Beach closed escrow last week in an all-cash transaction with a selling price of $3,175,000.

The property was widely discussed in the blogosphere last year, noting that the building was remodeled in 2001 and then again in 2006. The latter renovation was when the two-story vertical addition took place. The finished product features four levels and Bay/Golden Gate Bridge views.

Cow Hollow Home Sells, Back on Market Less Than a Month Later

Cow Hollow Home Sells, Back on Market Less Than a Month Later

How much would it suck if you bought a house in Cow Hollow, were about to move in, and then found out you were being transferred out of state?

If you’re the current owners of 215 Moulton, you’re in this boat. They closed escrow on the property on February 26th for $1,540,000 .They’re now listing it again less than a month later at $1.6M. And no, they never even got a chance to move in.Continue Reading

Update: 555 Bartlett Off and Running

It’s been a week or so since the sales office at 555 Bartlett began taking reservations and writing contracts. To date, 25 of the 58 residential condos are in contract, according to the sales team. That’s an excellent sales rate for a new development in the current market. Given the overall quality and reputable developer involved, I’m not surprised. I was very favorably impressed upon my initial preview visit.Continue Reading

Luxury Market Heats Up in Clarendon Heights

The usually quiet enclave of Clarendon Heights—the area northwest of Twin Peaks—is a hotbed of activity this week thanks to six current luxury listings. (To put things in perspective, only six homes sold in the neighborhood in all of 2009.) Two of the current listings are on coveted Palo Alto Avenue. Both have great decks with massive views. But only one has a tree stump inside.Continue Reading

Get in touch:

Eileen Bermingham

Zephyr Real Estate

415.823.4656

ebermingham@zephyrsf.com

BRE# 01352627

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