Short List of Sold Properties
1818 Broadway #206
Pacific Heights

Contemporary View Condo
Sold: $1,050,000
Represented Sellers

230 Tocoloma
Little Hollywood

Spanish-Mediterranean House
Sold: $900,000
Represented Sellers

163 Casitas
Sherwood Forest

Mid-Century Modern Single-Family
Sold: $1,750,000
Represented Buyers

421 Fulton
Hayes Valley

Contemporary Townhouse
Sold: $1,250,000
Represented Buyer

Vacation Time for This Realtor-Blogger

I’ll be taking some time off to visit family and recharge for a busy summer!

Looking forward to seeing you back here in mid June.

Thanks again for reading Inside San Francisco Real Estate!

Off-Market Sales Slow Down in 2016

Off-market sales are accounting for a much smaller percentage of single-family homes and condos this year. Though a quarter of all properties sold in 2015 changed hands without the benefit of being entered into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), those numbers have dropped off significantly in 2016. Continue Reading

Low Turnover, High Value:  Little Hollywood

Low Turnover, High Value: Little Hollywood

There are almost 100 neighborhoods in San Francisco, which can be overwhelming for buyers starting a home search. I like to spotlight what I consider to be the “hidden gems” of San Francisco. And one of those gems is Little Hollywood. I know a bit about the area, because I’m currently preparing a listing for sale there that will hit the market in June. Continue Reading

Buyer Pool for 1BR Condos Smaller, But Strong

One-bedroom condos generally have a smaller buyer pool in San Francisco. Empty nesters, investors, single people or couples are typical buyers, with the latter two groups being first-time buyers looking to get their foot in the homeownership door.

But there’s certainly a strong market for a one bedroom, especially if it’s in a prime location and has all the amenities. I’ve been watching this segment of the market for a while now, as I have a beautiful one-bedroom condo listing at 1818 Broadway #306. And I was not surprised to find that prices are climbing for one bedrooms; in some cases, buyers are getting into extreme overbidding at very high price points. Continue Reading

Visit Me This Weekend at My Pacific Heights View Condo

My one-bedroom condo listing at 1818 Broadway #306 is the perfect place for anyone who wants a spacious condo with coveted Bay views. Because let’s face it, there are only so many homes in San Francisco that have this kind of view:
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This is a move-in ready home, complete with a remodeled kitchen and bath:
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7_Bath

And a huge bedroom!
8_Bedroom

Did I mention there’s an awesome roof deck?
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And oh, yeah–fantastic closet space, an independent parking space, storage and on-site laundry are all part of the package.

You can see it all in person Saturday 5/14 and Sunday 5/15 from 2:00-4:00. Bay To Breakers should be lifting the street closures by 2:00, so come on over and say hello! List price for this 1BR/1BA condo is $949,000. You can check out our Web site here for more info and photos.

Sellers, Get Rid of Your Old Paint

Sellers, Get Rid of Your Old Paint

Most new homeowners aren’t thrilled to inherit a collection of old paint cans. If you’re planning to sell your home and have a stash of irrelevant paint, deck stain, or other hazardous materials, I highly recommend having it all removed.

You can do this for free through Recology’s Household Hazardous Waste Pickup Program. Simply call 415-330-1405, Monday through Friday, and let them know exactly what you need picked up. Appointments are available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday mornings. You just need to be there to provide access to where you have the paint stored. (They don’t want you to leave anything on the curb.)

Here’s more on the program at the Recology Web site.

Another 5-Star Yelp Review!

My clients recently purchased a great house in the Excelsior, and were kind enough to write a Yelp review about their experience with me (click on the image for a larger view):

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I’m actively seeking new buyer clients, so please get in touch with me at ebermingham@zephyrsf.com / 415.823.4656 if you’d like to chat about what you’re looking for–and the best strategy for getting into your next home.

Coming Soon and Off-Market Opportunities: April 28, 2016

Inventory is here! Here’s a heads up on properties that will hit the market this weekend—or might be snapped up before they hit the MLS:

118 Melrose / Glen Park
3BR/2BA remodeled single-family home; huge deck, garden, 1 pkg
$1,195,000

504 Joost / Sunnyside
3BR/1BA house, 2 pkg
$949,000

18 Colonial Way #8 / Misison Terrace
3BR/2BA top-floor condo, views, good light
$829,000

125 30th Street / Glen Park
2BR/1BA Edwardian flat, 1 pkg
$899,000 Continue Reading

What You Can Expect To Spend When You Sell

Your property presentation will largely dictate how much buyers will pay when you’re selling your home.

Today’s buyers are discerning, and expect a certain level of sparkle when they go to an open house. Want to improve your chances of getting top dollar? Don’t cut corners on the prep work.

Most homeowners aren’t aware of the average costs for fundamental prep work. The bottom line: You can expect to spend $10,000-$20,000 if your property needs a little of everything. I thought I’d round up the must-do prep work with average costs, based on all the listings I’ve readied for sale over the past several months. Cost ranges are based on a two-bedroom house or condo with 1200-1400 square feet. Prices go up or down, depending on the size of your space and how much work is needed. Continue Reading

Get in touch:

Eileen Bermingham

Zephyr Real Estate

415.823.4656

ebermingham@zephyrsf.com

BRE# 01352627

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