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Coming Soon and Off-Market Opportunities: February 10, 2016

Inventory of any kind is a little sparse at this point in the year. But now that the Super Bowl is behind us and the weather is simply Spring like, I’m hoping we have more homes for buyers to consider.

Here are my picks for this week’s up-and-comers:

2474 30th Avenue / Parkside
3BR/2.5BA, Marina-style home with 2 pkg
$999,000

444 Arkansas / Potrero Hill
3BR/2.5BA on one level, fab views, 1 pkg
Price in $1.9M range

2586 28th Avenue / Parkside
2BR/1BA spacious house with room down
$929,000

626 Faxon / Westwood Park
2BR/1BA fixer, huge garage
699,000 Continue Reading

Coming Soon: 310 Missouri in Potrero Hill
Contact me for details on my upcoming 2BR/1BA condo listing at 310 Missouri (right next to Chez Maman at 18th Street). The home has a big kitchen with adjoining dining area, in-unit laundry, and good separation between bedrooms. Plus parking and storage! List price will be $1,195,000.

Shake Things Up at Home With a Retrofit Grant

Many San Francisco buildings are surprisingly lacking when it comes to seismic strength. The good news is that you may qualify for an earthquake retrofit grant under the Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program.

EBB provides funds for improving earthquake resistance. The program is the first incentive offered by the California Residential Mitigation Program (CRMP), under the direction of the California Earthquake Authority. The EBB program was created in 2011 and put in place to help homeowners better retrofit their properties. Continue Reading

New Listing: Fully Loaded Noe Condo

New Listing: Fully Loaded Noe Condo

I’m proud to present my new listing at 148 Duncan Street in Noe Valley. It checks all the boxes: two large bedrooms, formal dining room, remodeled kitchen and bath, private outdoor space and charming period details.

One-car parking, abundant storage and shared garden are in the mix, too!

The condo is perfect for South Bay or downtown commuters, as 148 Duncan is situated near freeways, BART, Muni and tech shuttle stops. We’re also a quick shot away from the restaurants, shops, bars and cafes in Upper Noe, the Mission and Bernal Heights.

List price is $1,195,000, and you can see more photos/details at our property Web site.

First opens are this Saturday 2/6 from 2:00-4:00, and Sunday 2/7 from 12:00-2:00, before the Super Bowl game and festivities kick off. Looking forward to seeing you then!

Another 5-Star Yelp Review from Happy Clients!

My clients recently purchased a single-family home in the Outer Mission, and wrote a detailed Yelp review about their experience working with me (click on image below for a larger version):

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Please get in touch if you plan to buy a home in San Francisco—or are even in the beginning stages of thinking about doing it. I’m available to strategize with you and help you achieve your real estate goals. I’m at ebermingham@zephyrsf.com / 415.823.4656.

Current Listing: 148 Duncan Street
I’m proud to present a lovely top-floor, 2BR/1BA condo at 148 Duncan Street in Noe Valley this week. The home checks all the boxes—period detail, remodeled kitchen and bath, in-unit laundry, deeded deck and shared garden, one-car independent parking and large storage rooms.

148 Duncan has a 91 Walk Score, 81 Transit Score and a 96 Biker’s Paradise score!

List price is $1,195,000. Check out our Web site here.

Good Deal: Renovated Inner Richmond Home

Good Deal: Renovated Inner Richmond Home

I occasionally see properties that spend some time on the market and make me wonder why. The brand new renovation at 659 7th Avenue in the Inner Richmond is one of those homes.

The 4BR/4.5BA, 3200+ square foot Edwardian is perfect for buyers looking for a spacious, modern interior in a great neighborhood location. 659 7th Avenue was taken down to the studs in a 2015 renovation, and the results are impressive. Continue Reading

What You Can Buy: My Picks for This Week

Inventory is starting to hit the market, and I’ve been scouting around for properties for my buyer clients. In between, I get to see properties that aren’t quite a fit for my buyers, but would work for my blog readers who may be house hunting. Here are some cool properties in varied price ranges. If you’re interested in taking a look, give me a shout at 415.823.4656 and we can schedule a showing just like that.

500 Masonic #2 / NoPa
2BR/2.5BA, 1220 sq ft, 1 pkg
$1,299,000
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The two-level condo at 500 Masonic #2 has what many buyers are looking for—two bedrooms upstairs, an open kitchen/dining/living space, in-unit laundry, and secure garage parking for up to two cars (tandem).
Pros: Large, deeded rooftop space easily accessible from the elevator. Smaller, seven-unit building. 94 Walk Score!
Cons: One bedroom and the main living space front Masonic, which is a heavily trafficked street. (Note that a major streetscape improvement project is planned.) Continue Reading

Few Price Reductions from Luxury Market Sellers

Few Price Reductions from Luxury Market Sellers

Luxury home sellers in San Francisco don’t seem to be in any hurry to move their properties. Most sellers are sticking with their list prices, despite an average of 75 and 71 days on market, respectively, for single-family homes and condos listed for $2,000,000 or more. Continue Reading

Another 5-Star Yelp Review from Happy Clients!

It’s always gratifying to have happy clients at the end of a transaction. My latest unsolicited Yelp review comes from my clients who bought their house in Noe Valley last month: (click on review to enlarge):

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Please get in touch if you’re getting ready to jump into the market—or sell your property. I am able to take on new clients and would love to talk with you! I’m at 415.823.4656 / ebermingham@zephyrsf.com

New Construction Condo Projects Hit The Market

Buyers looking for new construction condos are in luck: A batch of new projects will be releasing units in January and February.

I’m not on the sales teams for these projects, but can represent you independently. This means I can get you started with a loan preapproval and walk you through the contract. I will also review the very thick new home package/disclosures with you; and work with the sales team to make sure things go smoothly for your move-in (among other things).

So check out what’s on tap, and give me a shout if you’d like to explore your options within any of these projects:

2655 Bush / The District
Neighborhood: Lower Pacific Heights
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The Homes: 81 one- and two-bedroom condos in the $1200/sq foot range. HOA fees range from $650-$850/month, depending on the size of the unit. Parking for all units. 3,800 square feet of retail.
The Perks: Fitness center, full-time front desk, greenhouse, roof deck, residents’ lounge
Buy If: You’d like to be near the restaurants, cafes and bus lines along Divisadero and Fillmore, as well proximity to NoPa and Laurel Village. You’ll also have quick access to medical care; 2655 Bush is in the midst of UCSF and Kaiser campuses.
Who’s Behind It: KTGY Group, KB Homes
Sales Begin: Sales office has just released the first twelve units, including eight 1BRs and four 2BRs. Continue Reading

More Balanced Market Ahead in 2016

Fewer extreme overbids and stable values are most likely in store for the San Francisco real estate market in 2016.

After another freewheeling year of steadily climbing prices, buyers throwing money at sellers and cash sales continuously taking the prize, it’s widely believed among the Realtor community that 2016 will be a much more balanced market.

Here’s what I expect will happen this year: Continue Reading

Market Frenzy Fades in Late 2015

The number of wild overbids, cash sales and the average prices of condos and single-family homes in San Francisco declined in November and December 2015 from their Spring peaks.

It’s easy to chalk up the more sobering, late-year numbers to the holidays. But the market was actually quite busy during these months, leading me to believe that fewer buyers were willing to go to the mat to “win” homes—or pay for them in cash.

Here’s a look at how our single-family and condo markets fared in November and December 2015 vs. what are widely considered by the Realtor community to be the peak months of May and June: Continue Reading

Just Sold: Renovated Noe Valley Victorian

Just Sold: Renovated Noe Valley Victorian

My clients purchased the beautifully renovated 4BR/3BA Victorian in a prime Noe Valley location at 1381 Sanchez just before Christmas.

1381 Sanchez has amazing curb appeal and presence. Past owners gutted and renovated the interior across two levels, while preserving desirable Victorian details such as ten-foot ceilings and moldings. But they also added skylights and created an open floor plan that’s excellent for entertaining. Continue Reading

Get in touch:

Eileen Bermingham

Zephyr Real Estate

415.823.4656

ebermingham@zephyrsf.com

BRE# 01352627

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