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):
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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 ebermingham@zephyrsf.com | 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.

First-Time and Luxury Home Buyers Embrace “Permanent” TICs

Once seen as a stepping stone to condo ownership, tenancy-in-common (TIC) interests have become widely acceptable to San Francisco home buyers as “permanent” TICs. But it’s not just the first-time home buyers who are getting into the TIC game. Luxury buyers are also jumping in.

The fact that condo conversion probably won’t be a future option for TIC owners in buildings with three or more units doesn’t seem to be slowing TIC sales. Continue Reading

How To Get Top Dollar For Your Home

There’s one way to increase your chances of maxing out the sale price of your home: Look as good as your comps.

The San Francisco market has been strong for the past several years, and the list-low-sell-for-more strategy prevails. Many home sellers have walked away with huge net proceeds, often amidst multiple offers and quick closes.

But that doesn’t just automatically happen. The tricky part is that buyers won’t pay your dream price just because you want it; you have to create the desire for them to do so. Continue Reading

RSVP for Home Buyer Boot Camp 2016

Get in shape to make your San Francisco home purchase by attending my upcoming Home Buyer Boot Camp!

Many past attendees have gone on to successfully purchase their homes with me, and I can guarantee you’ll increase your chances of doing the same after Boot Camp is done.

Loan guru John Zialcita of Wells Fargo and I will chat about:
– what’s really going on in the market
– strategies for “winning” your next home
– how to secure financing
– what to expect after your offer is accepted.

We’ll have refreshments and won’t make you do pushups!

SF Home Buyer Boot Camp
Saturday, October 8th
10:00AM – Noon
4040 24th Street @ Noe | Noe Valley

RSVP by October 5th to Eileen at 415.823.4656 / ebermingham@zephyrsf.com
Space is limited.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Party People in the House, Keep Them Out

Single-family home sellers in San Francisco, beware: Kids are breaking into vacant homes on the market and hosting impromptu parties, trashing properties and seriously disrupting real estate marketing and transactions.

The break-ins have been happening for the past several months. It starts with entrance to a given house (not condos) at around 9:00pm on Friday or Saturday nights. The trespassers then use social media to invite a few hundred underage kids to the “party.” Continue Reading

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

It’s On: Home Buyer Boot Camp 2016

Get in shape to make your San Francisco home purchase by attending my upcoming Home Buyer Boot Camp!

Many past attendees have gone on to successfully purchase their homes with me, and I can guarantee you’ll increase your chances of doing the same after Boot Camp is done.

Loan guru John Zialcita of Wells Fargo and I will chat about:
– what’s really going on in the market
– strategies for “winning” your next home
– how to secure financing
– what to expect after your offer is accepted.

We’ll have refreshments and won’t make you do pushups!

SF Home Buyer Boot Camp
Saturday, October 8th
10:00AM – Noon
4040 24th Street @ Noe | Noe Valley

RSVP by October 1st to Eileen at 415.823.4656 / ebermingham@zephyrsf.com
Space is limited.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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):
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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 ebermingham@zephyrsf.com | 415.823.4656. I am actively seeking new buyer clients and would love to get you into your new place before the holidays.

Summer Market Wraps Up, Sets Tone for the Fall

It was a summer of withdrawn listings, buyers flocking to single-family homes and rising one-bedroom prices. Though San Francisco real estate was a little slower this summer, there were a number of takeaways that I think will set the tone for the busy Fall season:

Prices remained strong for houses and condos. The average price for a house in the June-August timeframe was $1,695,454, and around $1,200,000 for condos.

Houses were hot. If you had a house to sell in San Francisco this summer, chances are you did pretty well. Almost one quarter of all houses sold this summer changed hands for more than 20% over the list price, and 17% of all houses sold were paid for in cash. I’m aware of at least a dozen houses that ended up getting 25+ offers in neighborhoods like Bernal Heights, Glen Park, and other popular areas. Continue Reading

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.

Get in touch:

Eileen Bermingham

Zephyr Real Estate

415.823.4656

ebermingham@zephyrsf.com

BRE# 01352627

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