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Welcome Home Project: Practical Way to Help SF’s Homeless

Welcome Home Project: Practical Way to Help SF’s Homeless

I attended the First Annual Harvest of Hope fundraiser breakfast on Monday, a benefit for the Welcome Home Project.

Co-founded by the San Francisco Realtor Association, government agencies and non-profit groups, Welcome Home Project provides basic necessities to formerly homeless families, vets and individuals so they can get set up in their new households.

Mayor Ed Lee, Director of SF Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing Jeff Kositsky were on hand, as well as Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu, and Assemblymembers David Chiu and Phil Ting. Homelessness in the city is at crisis proportions, with a population of more than 6,500 living in the streets. There is no simple, quick solution, so organizations like Welcome Home Project contribute significantly in that they take an immediate, practical approach to assisting in some way.

Many of the major real estate brokerages sponsored Monday’s event, including my company, Zephyr Real Estate, along with Paragon Real Estate, Pacific Union International, Coldwell Banker, Climb and Compass.

Just Sold: 652 Shotwell Street

Just Sold: 652 Shotwell Street

We just closed on 652 Shotwell Street in the Mission. The classic Victorian condo in a historically significant two-unit building was a hit with prospective buyers, who appreciated the smart floor plan, second bathroom, in-unit laundry, walk-out garden and phenomenal period detail.

Two buyers who fell in love with the property submitted a preemptive offer, which led to seller acceptance and a very smooth transaction. Listed for $995,000, 652 Shotwell sold for $1,150,000.

Special thanks to buyer agent Saba Shoaeioskouei at Zephyr, Cathy Chang at Citi for a trouble-free loan process, and escrow officer Gerrie Brindley at Chicago Title!

Esprit Park Aging Well, Don’t Overlook It

There’s no shortage of new condo developments in San Francisco these days. It seems like there’s a constant supply of new units hitting the market, with each release offering properties that are shinier and newer than the last.

I toured a few condos in older but still very solid buildings this week. The takeaway? Buyers considering new construction shouldn’t overlook condos in buildings constructed five or more years ago. One shining example is at Dogpatch’s Esprit Park, which is in good shape both physically and within its HOA. Continue Reading

Thanks For My 40th Five-Star Yelp Review!

My clients bought a great house in Glen Park last month, and they wrote a five-star Yelp review about their experience working with me as their buyer’s agent.

Here’s what they had to say (click on image to enlarge):

Thanks again, Winston, Merlin and Sandra, and best wishes for your new home!

If you’re ready to start looking for your next home in San Francisco, please do contact me at | 415.823.4656. I am also actively seeking buyer clients for 2017, and would love to consult with you if you’re thinking about buying in the new year. Now is a good time to lay the groundwork for a 2017 purchase.

Just Sold: 121 Chilton in Glen Park

Just Sold: 121 Chilton in Glen Park

My clients just purchased a Glen Park charmer on a cul-de-sac at 121 Chilton.

The 1940s home has two bedrooms, one bath and a bonus room down that’s great for a large third bedroom with a garden view. The very gracious living/dining area with wood-burning fireplace gets great natural light through an expansive front window. Big garage and yard, too. Continue Reading

652 Shotwell Open All Weekend

652 Shotwell Open All Weekend

My listing on tree-lined Shotwell Street has been very popular with buyers looking for a home in a hip Mission location. The most popular aspects of the property among agents and buyers who have come through this past week are the walk-out garden, second bathroom, floor plan with “good flow,” and the high ceilings and good natural light.

We’ll be open this weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4, so stop in and check us out! Our Web site is here and list price is $995,000.

Another 5-Star Yelp Review From Happy Clients

My clients closed last month on a beautiful condo overlooking Buena Vista Park, and they wrote a five-star Yelp review about their experience working with me as their buyer’s agent.

Here’s what they had to say (click on image to enlarge):

Thanks again, Margaret and Rob, and best wishes in your new home!

If you’re ready to start looking for your next home in San Francisco, please do contact me at | 415.823.4656. I am actively seeking new buyer clients and would love to get you into your new place before the holidays.

Just Listed: Mission Victorian on Shotwell

Just Listed: Mission Victorian on Shotwell

We’ve been prepping my clients’ lovely Victorian condo at 652 Shotwell (between 20th and 21st Street) for its Fall debut, and you’re hearing about it here first!

652 Shotwell is the first floor in a two-unit building and has two spacious bedrooms, two well-appointed bathrooms, and remodeled kitchen with direct access to the deeded deck and shared garden. You’ll be impressed with the incredibly well-preserved period detail of this 1885-built home, too. From eleven-foot ceilings to ornate decorative moldings and ceiling medallions, this property is perfect for buyers looking for classic San Francisco style with contemporary touches.

Rounding out this awesome home are a dining/family room, in-unit laundry and an excellent neighborhood location near newly opened Tartine, Limon Rotisserie, Shotwell’s Bar, Gus’s Community Market, and Flour + Water. The 24th & Mission BART station is a ten-minute walk away, and there’s easy freeway access to 101 or 280.

List price is $995,000.

Stop in this weekend on Saturday 9/10 or Sunday 9/11 from 2:00-4:00 to see 652 Shotwell! And visit our Web site for more photos and details.

Just Sold: Smashing Buena Vista Condo

Just Sold: Smashing Buena Vista Condo

My clients took advantage of the less competitive summer real estate market and landed themselves an absolutely gorgeous two-level, top-floor condo overlooking Buena Vista Park.

Three bedrooms, two baths, two exclusive decks—one with a barbecue and sink—and independent parking head up the feature list, along with views of the park, Marin Headlands, Golden Gate Bridge, and USF.

585 Buena Vista Avenue West closed in mid August for $2,010,000. Cheers to Karen McDowell and Vanessa Klein at Bank of the West for hitting all our deadlines and getting the loan done, as well as to Charles Richards for a smooth title and escrow process.

Summer Break for This Blogger/Realtor

I’m recharging for the busy Fall real estate season, but I’ll be back after Labor Day—with a new Mission condo listing, to boot.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at | 415.823.4656 if you’d like to consult with me about your plans for selling or buying a home.

See you soon!

Big SoMa Loft Open Sunday

Big SoMa Loft Open Sunday

My beautiful, spacious SoMa loft at 701 Minna #17 is freshly on the market, and we’ll be open this Sunday 7/9 from 2:00-4:00.

This unit is a cut above the typical loft, as it combines a family room and master bedroom on an entirely separate level. Rarely can you find a true two-bedroom condo when it comes to lofts, as the design is usually completely open with no separation between rooms. That’s not the case at 701 Minna #17.

Other perks include in-unit laundry, second bedroom and bath upstairs, view roof deck, parking and additional storage.

List price is $1,195,000, which breaks down to less than $700/square foot in a city where $1,000+/square foot has become the norm.

Stop in on Sunday! For more details, visit our property Web site here.

Just Sold: 1818 Broadway #306

Just Sold: 1818 Broadway #306

My Pacific Heights condo listing at 1818 Broadway #306 has officially closed. Listed for $949,000, the sale price was $1,050,000.

We had lots of interest in this unit due to the view and overall presentation. The buyer was able to get a 30-year fixed loan through First Republic, despite the high rental ratio in the building.

If you’re thinking about putting your own condo on the market in the next few months, please contact me at / 415.823.4656. I’d be happy to strategize with you on what it will take to fetch top dollar, as well as give you a realistic value range and recommended list price.

New Listing: Big SoMa Loft

My new tri-level loft listing clocks in at 1778 square feet and has two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. If you’re a natural light lover, you’ll truly appreciate the floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights. Your entire main level is the entertainment space, with a classic loft bedroom/full bath upstairs. The fully enclosed, first-floor master has a separate media/family room, full bath and lots of closet space. There’s also in-unit laundry. Continue Reading

Get in touch:

Eileen Bermingham

Zephyr Real Estate


BRE# 01352627

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