Just Sold: 130 Gates in Bernal Heights

Just Sold: 130 Gates in Bernal Heights

My lovely three-bedroom house listing at 130 Gates closed this week. We worked hard in the pre-listing phase, pulling together painters, cleaners, haulers and stagers. In the end, we found a fantastic buyer who loves the house, and have happy sellers.

List price for Gates was $1,195,000, and we closed for $1,495,000. That’s just over 25% above the list price, which is the average overbid in Bernal for three-bedroom houses in good locations.

A special shout-out to Zephyr agents Sabrina Gee-Shin and Kelly Quon, who did an excellent job representing their client and were on top of every detail. Aileen Hom at Wells Fargo expertly guided the buyer’s loan along. And much thanks to Michelle Patterson at Old Republic title for her masterful escrow work!

Time is running out to get new listings ready, on the market and sold. If you’d like to talk about selling your house this Fall, please contact me. I’m also available to strategize with sellers interested in putting their properties on the market in 2016.

Queen Anne For Sale Again a Year Later, in Mid Renovation

Queen Anne For Sale Again a Year Later, in Mid Renovation

If you have $4,500,000 hanging around, would love a classic Queen Anne Victorian near Buena Vista Park and want to jump right into a renovation, look no farther than 1450 Masonic.

The 6BR/5.5BA, 6,000 square foot house was sold in July 2014 for $5,375,000. Permits were issued in November 2014 for a remodel of the kitchen and three bathrooms, and the current owners are now selling the house in mid renovation. (Hint: There’s no kitchen.)

You’ll also have to sign a waiver of liability to tour the property. So don’t count on wandering in after a boozy brunch in the neighborhood.

New Listing: Senior Condo in Heart of Noe Valley

New Listing: Senior Condo in Heart of Noe Valley

My new Noe Valley senior condo is about to hit the market, but you’re reading about it here first!

3953 24th Street #6 is a charming, top-floor condo zoned for an occupant who is 62 years or older. The unit features a large, south-facing view patio, lovely kitchen area, and custom furniture that is included in the sale.

HOA dues are $495.96/month. The condo is in an eight-unit building that’s directly across the street from Whole Foods. Just outside are cafes, restaurants, shops, public transportation and numerous car-sharing stations.

The occupant(s) must be 62+, but the buyer need not be. Perfect for families who’d like a parent living nearby in the neighborhood, or a buyer looking for an ideal pied-a-terre.

List price is $499,000. Visit our Web site for photos and details!

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

How Real Estate Agents Get Paid in San Francisco

I’m often contacted by prospective buyers and sellers who eventually ask how payment and commissions work. So I thought I’d give you the bottom line as to how real estate agents get paid.

Homeowners who list their properties are typically responsible for paying the commission to the brokers (e.g., the companies affiliated with each agent) who represent the seller and the buyer. The listing agent negotiates a commission up front, and this is included in the seller paperwork. Total commissions for both brokers range from five- to six percent, and are typically divided equally. For example, a five percent commission on a $1,000,000 condo would find the seller paying $50,000 in commissions, with the brokers each receiving $25,000.Continue Reading

Modernist Potrero Home Breaks Sales Record for Neighborhood

Modernist Potrero Home Breaks Sales Record for Neighborhood

The off-market sale at 1740 20th Street at Wisconsin in Potrero Hill is the most expensive home ever reported sold in the neighborhood.

Quietly sold in mid-September for $9,500,000, the 3BR/2.5BA home originally built in 1950 has just under 3,000 square feet, pano views and a commanding 50 x 100 corner lot in a prime location. And yes, that breaks down to about $3,100 per square foot that the buyer—Atom Holdings LLC—paid for this property. Continue Reading

Check Building Permit History Before You Buy

Was that room downstairs added with permits? Was the roof redone ten years ago with permits? Is the two-unit building you’re buying actually zoned as such?

These are the types of questions my clients are often faced with when considering purchasing a home in San Francisco. Properties here often have varied histories, and it’s important to know as much as you can.Continue Reading

Get in touch:

Eileen Bermingham

Zephyr Real Estate



BRE# 01352627

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