Category Archives: Ingleside/Lakeside

Ingleside Settles Into $1M+ Groove

Ingleside Settles Into $1M+ Groove

Ingleside is one of San Francisco’s up-and-coming neighborhoods, but it’s coming up faster than some buyers would hope.

The neighborhood, which boasts a Whole Foods on its Ocean Avenue retail strip—along with a Muni rail line to downtown—is starting to see $1,000,000+ sales creep in. And its sales averages have steadily increased over the years.Continue Reading

Sales Volume Down, Prices Up in Q1 2015

The big news for the first quarter of 2015 is that sales volume dropped like a rock compared to Q4 2014.

But prices edged up even higher.

Bottom line: There were 41% fewer single-family home and 28% fewer condo sales in the first quarter of this year. Of course, the first quarter of any year is typically slower due to buyers and sellers recovering from the holidays. But given the frothy nature of the market right now, I would have expected a touch more volume.

Here’s a snapshot of how things went down in the two most popular segments of the real estate market:Continue Reading

Sellers Search for Build-It-Yourself Buyers

Sellers Search for Build-It-Yourself Buyers

There are at least a dozen single-family homes on the market that are being sold with approved construction permits, architectural plans, or simply positioned as “opportunities to build your dream home.”

The trend in 2015? Hand off construction to buyers, who will hopefully pay a premium for lot value and approved (or unapproved) plans. In many cases, the owners (typically an LLC or contractor) may have more pressing projects and will agree to sell if the numbers add up. Or, in the case of those selling properties without approved plans, they may be anxious that today’s market won’t be quite as strong by the time they can get plans approved and the property built.Continue Reading

The Most Competitive House Markets in San Francisco Right Now

If you’re aiming to buy or sell a single-family home in San Francisco, it’s important to take note of the selling patterns in the city’s various neighborhoods. You’ve probably read my blog post from earlier this week on the hottest condo markets, but when it comes to overbidding on houses, the landscape looks slightly different.

The neighborhoods where buyers are overbidding most intensely are varied, and there are many. Continue Reading

Think Outside the Neighborhood Box for Under $1M

The single-family home market in San Francisco is a very competitive one, and the average price for a house is above $1M at this point in time. So it takes some serious strategizing, compromising and an open mind when it comes to finding a house for under a million dollars.

Most buyers in this price range realize quickly that if they want a house, they’ll need to go beyond buyer-saturated neighborhoods like Bernal Heights, Glen Park or West Portal. Because for every ten people who’d like to live in Bernal, there are maybe five that’ll consider less obvious and familiar areas.Continue Reading

Just Listed: 2BR Ingleside Charmer

Just Listed: 2BR Ingleside Charmer

My new 2BR/1BA single-family home listing at 231 Jules Avenue in up-and-coming Ingleside just hit the market. Featuring lovely 1920s detailing throughout, the home has a living room with wood-burning fireplace. The remodeled kitchen is well-appointed, with granite countertops, window atrium, and stainless-steel appliances. Two bedrooms are at the rear of the main level and overlook the garden, which has mature fruit trees and lawn with irrigation system.Continue Reading

Up-and-Coming Ingleside A Good Bet for Buyers

Up-and-Coming Ingleside A Good Bet for Buyers

Nothing attracts home buyers more than a good, solid retail area that they can walk to from their new home. Consider all the wildly popular neighborhoods that have retail areas featuring hot restaurants, cafes, shops and services: Noe Valley, Hayes Valley, The Mission, Cole Valley, Cow Hollow, the Marina and the Inner Sunset, to name just a few. Buyers will pay dearly to be in walking distance of these strips, because if you can’t walk to anything, why live in San Francisco?Continue Reading

Where the Cash Buyer Competition Is

If you’re aiming to close on a property in 2013, it’s a good idea to size up the competition and hone your strategy at this point in the year. After all, we only have a couple months left before Thanksgiving (I know!), and inventory slows down right after the turkey leaves the table.

In very thick multiple-offer competition, the biggest wild card will be whether a cash buyer steps into the mix who’s willing to pay top dollar to buy a home. As most real estate fans know, cash sales don’t equal discounts, and cash buyers know that they have to offer a competitive price to win.Continue Reading

The Highs & Lows of SF Real Estate

The San Francisco market certainly has its ups and downs like any other. And what’s driving sales are buyers and sellers who are able to come to agreement on price. For every property that sells for under its asking price, there seems to be one that swings in the opposite direction and raises eyebrows.

So I like to periodically present snapshots of sales that exemplify our current mood swing market. I noticed a couple highs and lows this week in Noe Valley and Ingleside Terrace that are worth a look:Continue Reading

Ingleside Terrace Home Sells for a More Earthbound Price

The 4BR/3BA home at 112 Lunado Way in Ingleside Terrace first came on the market in February at $1,650,000—potentially ready to ride the coattails of the April 2009 sale of neighbor 25 Mercedes. The latter had sold for $1,765,000 after 112 days on the market. But it was also the most expensive home sold last year within the confines of Ingleside Terrace.Continue Reading

Checking Out Q1 House Averages

With volumes and prices down, the first quarter of the year opened with a whimper. Buyers were reluctant to make purchase decisions, and sellers held back from putting their homes on the market.

Most neighborhood averages were below $1M. That just supports my theory that the most popular price range continues to be $400,000-$900,000. Here’s a look at how single-family homes fared in a variety of neighborhoods:Continue Reading

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Eileen Bermingham

Zephyr Real Estate


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