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Noe Houses, Cow Hollow Condos Lead Pack in Price Per Square Foot

Heads up, San Francisco house hunters: If you’re looking to get into hot neighborhoods like Noe Valley, NoPa, and the Marina, be prepared to potentially pay more than $1,000/square foot.

Noe Valley has truly jumped the shark with its price per square foot average for single-family homes: It’s now just above $1400. And thanks to the new Amero condo development in Cow Hollow, that neighborhood’s price per square foot average leads the pack for condos in the city.Continue Reading

Good Deal: 115 San Pablo in St. Francis Wood

Good Deal: 115 San Pablo in St. Francis Wood

I was reviewing sales in Noe Valley today and came across the final selling price for 752 Elizabeth. This was a 3BR/2BA, 1440 square foot house with a two-car garage and cute garden that was listed for $1.5M. The seller received 17 offers, and the home sold for $2,150,000 in an all-cash transaction. (About half the offers were for cash, by the way.)

This kind of market activity tends to scare buyers off—and with good reason. The reality? Unless you have cash or a hefty down payment and can go into contract with no contingencies and a fast close, you can’t compete in high-demand neighborhoods like Noe Valley. A successful house hunt, as a result, will largely depend on how flexible you can be with respect to location and amenities. Continue Reading

New SF Residential Lease Available Now

The San Francisco Apartment Association (SFAA) recently released a brand new residential tenancy agreement that’s specific to rent laws in the city.

If you own a rental property and are planning to draw up a new lease, I highly recommend considering using the most updated rental agreement available.

One important update concerns roommates and master tenants—most specifically, that rent is to be paid by one tenant only. And if there is a change in roommates, the remaining tenant is solely responsible for the apartment.

There are also updates related to short-term rentals, pets, smoking, balconies/patios, maintenance and floor coverings.

Check out more details at the SFAA’s Web site!

Low Inventory Leads to Multiple Offers

The San Francisco real estate market is very competitive right now. I’m hearing anecdotes among my colleagues of crazy multiple-offer situations in the double digits—24 offers here, another 16 offers there. Unless you’re a buyer with all cash who catches on quickly, you’re writing offers on a routine basis and hoping a seller accepts one of them.Continue Reading

Summit 800 Takes Buyers To New Heights in Stonestown

Summit 800 Takes Buyers To New Heights in Stonestown

I checked in on progress at the new residential development called Summit 800 this week in the Stonestown area. Construction is fully under way, transforming a once barren hillside into San Francisco’s newest neighborhood.

Buyers for Summit 800 will appreciate the airy locale up on the hill, as well as the luxurious, almost opulent finishes in the townhomes and single-family houses. Developers Maracor and Comstock Homes have paid more attention to design and finishes than I’ve seen in the more cookie-cutter condo projects that have hit the city in the past couple years. There are no plain, white walls or minimal kitchen finishes here, and you also get a lot of square feet for the money. Think giant master suites with bathrooms the size of a San Francisco studio.Continue Reading

Trade-Offs for House Hunters in Trying Times

Trade-Offs for House Hunters in Trying Times

I came across this toilet in what’s known as a “split bath” in San Francisco recently. For those of you who aren’t familiar with our Victorian- and Edwardian-era architecture, the floor plan often features a bathroom where the shower/tub and sink are located in one room, and the toilet is situated on the other side of a wall, in its own closet.Continue Reading

Short-Term Rental Law Goes Into Effect in SF

San Francisco’s law regulating short-term rentals has just gone into effect. Rentals for terms of less than 30 days are now allowed, with a 90-night per year max. The latest Zephyr Market Tracker gives you the lowdown on all the details behind the new law.

We also check round up San Francisco’s festival offerings and take a look at Glen Park. All this and the most recent sales and stats. It’s all here in the Zephyr Market Tracker!

4527 19th Street Open This Weekend

4527 19th Street Open This Weekend

My listing at 4527 19th Street in Eureka Valley has been amazingly popular among buyers looking for two-bedroom condos with Edwardian character in a well-located part of the neighborhood.

In case you haven’t seen the property, this block of 19th Street is simply lovely. You’re a few blocks up from the Castro retail district, and about a ten- to fifteen-minute walk down to Market and Castro’s public transportation hub. Only a couple blocks away is 18th Street, with hot dim sum restaurant Mama Ji’s and Mollie Stone’s.

We also offer two-car parking (!), lots of storage and a large kitchen/dining space overlooking the shared yard. Did I mention that the south-facing master bedroom and kitchen get nice natural light?

Our list price is $899,000, and we’ll be open Saturday 2/7 from 1:00-4:00 and Sunday 2/8 from 2:00-4:00. Offers are due on Monday 2/9 by 10:00am. Our disclosure package is comprehensive, organized, and easy to obtain upon request.

Hope to see you this weekend!

Is It A Good Time To Buy in San Francisco?

San Francisco has a very fast-moving, dynamic real estate market that often doesn’t reflect what’s happening across the country. For example, “hitting bottom” meant lower sales volumes, higher concentrations of foreclosures and short sales that were largely centered in a handful of neighborhoods, and many properties in prime neighborhoods still selling for more than list prices. In other words, it wasn’t exactly a real estate bloodbath in San Francisco.Continue Reading

Dog Parks, Views, and the Golden Gate Bridge’s Newest Addition

If you’re out there house hunting and you’re a dog owner, it’s good to know where you can go to let your pups stretch their legs. The latest Zephyr Market Tracker checks out the best dog parks in the city.

We also round up some homes with views—something many home buyers covet. And guess what’s new on the Golden Gate Bridge? Read up on all the background related to the new traffic barrier.

All this plus recent sales and stats. It’s all here in the Zephyr Market Tracker!

New Listing: Edwardian Condo in Eureka Valley

New Listing: Edwardian Condo in Eureka Valley

I’ve just listed 4527 19th Street, a classic two-bedroom Edwardian condo in a fantastic location near the heart of the Castro, Market Street public transportation, restaurants and shops.

The unit features a gracious entry hall, and has a very functional floor plan with nice separation between the bedrooms. The spacious master is at the rear of the home and overlooks the shared yard. There’s a remodeled split bath, in-unit laundry with snazzy LG machines and the opportunity to create your dream kitchen and dining area.

If that’s not enough, two-car parking and generous garage storage are included. For more details and photos, visit our Web site here.

List price is $899,000. We’ll be open this Saturday 1/31 from 1:00-4:00, and Sunday 2/1 before the Super Bowl from 2:00-4:00!

Get in touch:

Eileen Bermingham

Zephyr Real Estate

415.823.4656

ebermingham@zephyrsf.com

BRE# 01352627

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