Category Archives: Potrero/Dogpatch

Onyx in Potrero Knows Its Target Buyers

Onyx in Potrero Knows Its Target Buyers

I guess it was only a matter of time before someone decided to build a condo development with the look and feel of an Apple store. Sharing its name with an OS X utility app and saturated in white, Onyx in Potrero Hill certainly knows its buyer demographic.

I visited Onyx this week on my broker tour, and I do like the finishes and the location within the neighborhood. Onyx will ultimately house 41 one-, two- and three-bedroom condos across three stories and two buildings. (The second building will rise at the corner of 17th and Carolina, and will be completed in Fall 2015.) The two-story lobby has white porcelain flooring and “signature, ONYX stone.” You may stop momentarily to look for the Genius Bar, but the best bet is to either head up the stairs or take the elevator to the second floor to check out the available units. Continue Reading

Modest Price Increases in SF, Spotlight on Potrero Hill

The new Zephyr MarketTracker is out, and the biggest news is that prices in the single-family home and condo markets are only up 2.8% and 3.8%, respectively, over the past six months.

We also take a look at some properties in Potrero Hill (average price, roughly $950,000 for a home), as well as note that the move-in date is coming up for Nob Hill’s Marlow development.

Plus, details on the Fairmont’s giant gingerbread house! It’s all here in the latest edition of the Zephyr MarketTracker.

Strong Appreciation Expected in SF Market

With a 12.7% appreciation expected in San Francisco property values, our city is poised for strong growth in the near future.

Indeed, with 18.8% and 8.6% increases over the past 180 days in, respectively single-family home and condo/TIC prices, it certainly seems as if there’s no stopping the real estate juggernaut here.

We also check out San Francisco’s three most popular neighborhoods, along with recent sales stats in this edition of the Zephyr MarketTracker.

Inventory Down, But Don’t Overlook Older Listings

It’s no secret that San Francisco housing inventory is pretty low right now. The above graph shows you how inventory levels have steadily decreased over the past two years.

So in one corner, we have prospective buyers out there who are feeling an urgent need to make a purchase, fueled by high rents and low mortgage rate. But in the other corner, we have a limited supply of homes to meet the need. What’s a buyer to do?

Answer: Don’t fall into the trap of only considering new listings. It may take a little more work and negotiating, but hunting down a home that’s been on the market for 30+ days may turn out to be the solution. With that in mind, I’m going to regularly feature trios of these types of listings across all property types and price ranges. Sometimes calling such listings to buyers’ attention gets the wheels turning. Continue Reading

What You Can Buy In: Potrero Hill

What You Can Buy In: Potrero Hill

Boasting great weather and views from the top of many of its hills, Potrero is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. It’s admittedly not as central as some other areas, as it is situated in the east end of town. However, there are two cute retail/restaurant strips on 18th and 20th Streets, a Whole Foods and the design district nearby, as well as proximity to 280 and the Third Street rail to downtown. In the end, Potrero is better connected to the rest of San Francisco than people may give it credit for. Continue Reading

Preview: Millwheel South in Dogpatch

Preview: Millwheel South in Dogpatch

I toured the new Millwheel condos at 1301 Indiana/1280 Minnesota in the Central Waterfront/Dogpatch area this week.  The Millwheel South project consists of two buildings featuring a total of 32 units, with Millwheel North’s 39 units slated for construction in the not-too-distant future.

There is one 1BR unit available at Millwheel South ($569,000/727 square feet). However, this project primarily features spacious two- and three-bedroom condos across four floors. Pricing ranges from $649,000 for a 1,115-square foot 2BR/2BA on the first floor, to $799,000 for a 3BR/2BA with 1,360 square feet on the top floor. (Some units have as much as 1600 square feet.) Finishes are lovely, and include wide-plank, matte oak floors, imported Italian tile and Elfa closet systems. Kitchen appliances include Frigidaire refrigerators, dishwashers and ranges, as well as Bosch washer/dryers. Continue Reading

A $2M Home in An Unlikely Place: Dogpatch

It’s easy to hit neighborhoods like Noe, Eureka and Cole Valleys to see $2M+ homes on broker tour. But in addition to heading to those ‘hoods yesterday, I decided to check out a newer listing in that price range in Dogpatch, a neighborhood that doesn’t typically offer single-family homes at this price point.

Real estate inventory in Dogpatch, also known as the Central Waterfront, is primarily comprised of condos. The area is a mix of residential, commercial and light industrial. New construction condo buildings have gone up since the 1990s, but are in limited supply. Tennessee and Minnesota Streets feature a smattering of Victorian single-family homes, and that’s where I found myself yesterday on broker tour. Continue Reading

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Eileen Bermingham

Corcoran Global Living

415.823.4656

eileen@insidesfre.com

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