Monthly Archives: March 2011

How’s The Market In: The Mission

Always a popular neighborhood with urban dwellers who want proximity to good public transportation and hot restaurants, the Mission is continuing to attract new homeowners. The area is a mix of multi-unit buildings and single-family homes, with some lofts and newer construction thrown in. Popular with tech workers who can catch shuttles to the Peninsula by day and cavort along Valencia by night, the Mission is the ultimate urban playground. Continue Reading

Checking In At One Hawthorne

Checking In At One Hawthorne

I’m on the board of the SF Young Professionals Network, a Realtors-only group that operates under the California and San Francisco Realtor Associations. We had a networking event at One Hawthorne last week, and I also had a chance to check out the remaining inventory in the building.

The 165-condo, 25-story property is about 30% sold out. Here’s a breakdown of what’s available: Continue Reading

Make Sure Your Home Looks Good Online

Make Sure Your Home Looks Good Online

Of all the decisions sellers need to make when they are getting ready to put their home on the market, property presentation is one of the most important. Yes, this is Real Estate 101, but based on the showing condition and photos of some homes I’ve recently seen, I believe it’s time for a refresher on this topic.

Take the photo above, for example. It’s one in a series of dismal and somewhat threatening photos of a property currently on the market. That’s the yard, which smacks of child abduction more than children playing. Continue Reading

The 8 Most Common TIC Group Disputes

The waiting time for condo conversion has lengthened from three or five years to more than 20 years over the past two decades. That’s a lot of waiting time for TIC owners who have gotten involved in shared ownership and its risks, thinking the arrangement would only be temporary. And unfortunately, some such owners have experienced their share of unexpected disputes among TIC partners. Continue Reading

Smackdown: Eureka Valley vs Sea Cliff

When it comes to a single-family home search, buyers don’t typically consider the Castro or…Sea Cliff. For one thing, they’re two totally different neighborhoods both in character and geography, and for another, they typically aren’t parallel in price.

However, I found two homes currently on the market in these areas that are in the same price range. So I thought I’d serve up a single-family home smackdown. Which home would you prefer? Continue Reading

New Listing: 2BR Hayes Valley Condo

New Listing: 2BR Hayes Valley Condo

My new listing at 228 Scott Street hit the market this week. The 2BR/2BA condo is located on the border of the Lower Haight, Duboce, NoPa and Hayes Valley. So it’s perfect for buyers who want to enjoy the cafes, restaurants, shops, and public transportation available in any of these neighborhoods. The property has an 88 Walk Score, and a 98 Transit Score. Continue Reading

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Eileen Bermingham

Zephyr Real Estate


BRE# 01352627

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