I have to tip my hat to any sellers who put their properties on the market the week before Christmas. These are what I call serious sellers, and if you’re a serious buyer, it’s worth your time to consider such listings. Here’s a roundup of three properties which just came on the market:
81 29th Street
Following in the footsteps of its first-floor neighbor at 83 29th Street—which sold for $570,000 this past June—81 29th Street is a well-presented unit with that extra room over the stairs that can serve as an office or nursery. The double parlor functions as both bedrooms in this stage set (no closet in the front “bedroom,” which is typically a living room), with the ample kitchen at the rear open to the living/dining areas. Not much outdoor space, and parking is leased across the street for $250/month. Amenities include in-unit laundry and lovely period detail throughout. This block of 29th Street is a mix of commercial and residential space, and is very convenient to 280 and Muni. You can also walk out your door and hit Rock Bar, the Front Porch and a variety of other useful retail businesses.
Golden Gate Heights
For those buyers who like a touch of SoMa in an otherwise sleepy Golden Gate Heights neighborhood, 453 Noriega will certainly zip things up for you. Rebuilt and renovated down to the studs, this very modern view home has an open floor plan with high-end finishes throughout. And let’s not overlook the Flora Grubb-designed garden and two-car garage. The house was last sold in 2007 for $951,000.
4046 26th Street
4046 26th Street is an interesting proposition: It can be used as a single-family home, or two units. If you’re going the house route, it’d be nice to create a comfortable master suite downstairs. The main level has been opened up, and has a perfectly serviceable kitchen. Yard is largely concrete with perimeter plantings. Oh, and if you can’t pull a bunch of cash out of your stocking, you can skip this one. The sale requires a quick close that a loan won’t be able to accommodate.