Which Neighborhoods Have the Best Weather?

If you’re new to San Francisco, then it’s important to be aware that our city has a variety of microclimates. One minute you can be driving around with the top down, sweating, and the next you’re turning on the seat warmers. If you’re considering purchasing a home here and are particularly weather sensitive, it’s important to know which neighborhoods tend to have the most favorable climates.

Of course, San Francisco has citywide fog and wind no matter where you go. But some areas have longer periods of time during a given day when the sun shines and the wind is at a minimum. So here’s a quick rundown:Continue Reading

Price Reductions Creep Into San Francisco Market

Price reductions aren’t too common in the go-go market we’re experiencing in San Francisco right now. But they do happen occasionally. Savvy buyers know that price-reduced properties could be great opportunities to avoid multiple-offer situations and way-over-asking bids. Behind every price reduction is a motivated seller.

Of the 284 houses available now, only five have had recent price reductions. And only 14 of 354 active condo listings have chopped their list prices.

Here are my picks for three condos that are ready for offers now.Continue Reading

Coming Soon and Off-Market Opportunities: October 28, 2015

A good portion of the Fall inventory is on the market, but there are some properties quietly being marketed outside the MLS. Here are my picks for this week:

507 Capp / Mission
Grand 5BR/6BA renovated Edwardian on three levels, garden, 3 pkg

2771 38th Avenue / Outer Parkside
3BR/2BA remodeled house, 1 parking

555 4th Street #513 / SoMa
2BR/1BA, 1 pkg
$1,050,000Continue Reading

Where PG&E Gas Lines Are in San Francisco

Where PG&E Gas Lines Are in San Francisco

It’s been a few years since there have been high-profile PG&E gas line fires in The Bay Area. The San Bruno disaster happened in 2010, and a street went on fire in Oakland due to a gas line eruption in December 2013. Earlier this year, a natural gas pipeline in Fresno exploded, injuring eleven people.

San Francisco has fortunately not been the site of a similar fire recently. However, the gas lines do run underground in the city, and it’s important to be aware of their locations as part of your due diligence when buying a home. You can easily consult the pipeline map on PG&E’s Web site. Just click on the map, and zoom in on San Francisco until you can see the actual street names and gas lines. You can also type in a property address to see which lines are potentially nearby.Continue Reading

Just Sold: Ingleside Heights Condo

Just Sold: Ingleside Heights Condo

I’m extremely pleased to let you know that my client just closed on the purchase of a lovely condo in the Oceanview Village community in Ingleside Heights.

Oceanview Village is within walking distance of BART, has useful commercial spaces (like a 24-Hour Fitness) and is also near 280 for South Bay commuting. It’s become a popular spot for first-time home buyers looking spacious, well-appointed condos with parking.Continue Reading

Engine No. 44 Hits Hot Luxury Market—Again

Engine No. 44 Hits Hot Luxury Market—Again

The former firehouse at 3816 22nd Street that was transformed in 2007 into a modern home on a prime Noe Valley block is back on the market.

Engine No. 44 was originally built in 1909, and was sold by the San Francisco Fire Department in 1959 to well-known local artists, Mark Adams and Beth Von Housen. The building was sold in 2006 for $2.1M ($600,000 under the list price) and completely renovated in 2007.Continue Reading

Coming Soon and Off-Market Opportunities: October 21, 2015

Though a good portion of the Fall inventory is on the market, there are some properties quietly being marketed outside the MLS. Here are this week’s offerings:

Six Newly Rebuilt Flats on 19th Street @San Carlos / Mission
2BR +den/2BA residences, each have exclusive storage/bonus rooms
Fractional financing for TICs
$$1,100,00 – $1,195,000

3816 22nd Street / Noe Valley
4BR/3BA house, renovated firehouse, four very contemporary levels

315 Arlington / Glen Park
2BR/1BA condo, garden, 0 parking

268 Day #4/ Noe Valley
2BR/1BA top-floor condo, 1 pkg

1257 Guerrero / Noe Valley/Mission
Bonafide Victorian bed and breakfast with 9BRs/9.5BAs, 4% cap rate, striking painted lady exterior
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The Tree in Front of Your House is Yours To Tend

If you have a tree in front of your property, it’s important to know that you’re responsible for taking care of it.

There are approximately 100,000 street trees in San Francisco, as per the Department of Public Works (DPW). The majority of these trees are maintained by homeowners, but there are about 24,000 trees in DPW’s care. Unfortunately, DPW doesn’t have the resources to care for these 24,000 trees. The agency is transferring responsibility for these trees to the fronting property owners over the next seven years.Continue Reading

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Eileen Bermingham

Zephyr Real Estate



BRE# 01352627

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