Buyers looking to make a purchase before the end of the year need to be aware of the house and condo overbidding hot spots. These are the neighborhoods where you can expect to pay 20% or more for properties, based on sales in August and September 2014. [Read more...]
The recent Napa earthquake jolted everyone on the west coast and forced us to revisit how prepared we are for an earthquake. Though a huge earthquake will cause inevitable damage, there are a few fundamental things—some more expensive than others—you can do as a homeowner to minimize damage that can happen in a large earthquake. [Read more...]
My seller clients just closed on the sale of their lovely home at 7 Bennington. Situated on a prime Bernal block just one block from Cortland Avenue, 7 Bennington was listed for $899,000 and featured an open living/dining floor plan, all three bedrooms on the main level and an updated kitchen and bath.
We received multiple offers and the sale price was $1,150,000. The lucky buyers are now the owners of a fabulous single-family home in an excellent neighborhood location. Congrats all around, and special thanks to buyer agent Joy Liu at Vanguard Properties, as well as to the buyers’ lender, Judy Stern at Opes Advisors.
Well, the Zephyr Market update is actually a useful one. Find out which neighborhood property values in our beautiful city appreciated the most, how condos and houses fared year over year, and which new neighborhood app is doing its part to unify communities.
It’s all here in the Zephyr Market Update!
I love writing this blog, but I also love selling San Francisco real estate. And I love when my clients have a great experience buying that real estate. It’s pretty much what gets me out of bed in the morning.
I wanted to share my latest review from my clients who made their purchase in rapid-fire fashion—and without having to pay through the nose to get what they needed (click on the review for the larger version):
Give me a shout if you’re on track to buy (or sell) a home—and want to do it before the end of the year. We can meet to strategize and then find you what you need without a lot of drama.
The San Francisco real estate market didn’t seem to slow down this summer. I was “on vacation” last week, but still reported for duty to prep my upcoming listing, manage my current seller escrow and write offers. Many of my colleagues continued to bring on new listings straight through to the end of August, despite the threat of Burning Man and Labor Day weekend thinning the buyer pool.
And in fact, the last week of August saw many listings coming up dry when offer dates arrived. But I don’t think that this was because the market is softening significantly.
How did buyers and sellers fare in July and August in the condo and single-family home markets? [Read more...]
Thanks for reading my blog, and I look forward to sharing more insights from the field when I return!
The contentious Prop G will be on our November ballot this year. The proposition calls for a higher transfer tax on people who sell certain residential real estate within five years of purchase. The tax would increase to 24% in those first five years, and then would drop to 14% after five years.
As always, there are multiple sides to the issue, and this edition of the Zephyr Market Tracker looks at some of the different angles.
We also check out some luxurious Noe Valley properties, as well as feature the most recent citywide sales and averages.
It’s all here in the Zephyr Market Tracker.