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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

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!

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

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

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

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

The year is winding down, and I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who regularly read this blog and share my posts.

Most of all, I am deeply appreciative of all my readers who have contacted and entrusted me to help them with their home purchase or sale this year. I am happy to say that my blog continues to be a bridge to meeting really nice, smart and respectful clients who successfully achieve their real estate goals.

I look forward to meeting more of you in 2016! Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous holiday and new year. I’ll see you back here in January.

Just Sold: Totally Renovated Outer Mission Gem

Just Sold: Totally Renovated Outer Mission Gem

My lovely buyer clients just closed on a fantastic, completely renovated 3BR/2BA home in the increasingly popular Outer Mission neighborhood of San Francisco.

I first met Joseph and Tom in October, when they contacted me to help them find a home after being long-time readers of this blog. We saw their future home on the first day it went into the MLS, and moved quickly to write an offer. We were in contract within a day or so, before anyone else was able to view the home. Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you to all of you who’ve been reading my blog faithfully over the years, as well as to those who have connected with me and have done business with me this year. I am truly grateful for those opportunities.

May you have a fantastic Thanksgiving, and I’ll see you back here next week!

Get in touch:

Eileen Bermingham

Zephyr Real Estate

415.823.4656

ebermingham@zephyrsf.com

BRE# 01352627

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