Another Happy Buyer!

I recently had the pleasure of working with Taylor Jang and helping him buy his first condo in the city. Taylor was renting a place in Noe Valley and had grown to love the neighborhood. When he saw the condo on Day Street, he was excited because it was across the street from where he likes to “shoot hoops.” Here is what he said about the process of buying his place: “Working with Carol was a pleasure.  She is incredibly

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Why a TIC Unit Can Be a Good Buy!

A super cute listing on Wayne Place at #32 that I currently have on the market is located in a very walkable location near North Beach, Russian Hill and downtown. It is priced at $765,000 and has two bedrooms, one bath, and an in-unit washer/dryer, outdoor shared space and parking. And at this price point owning this great home is almost less expensive than renting a comparable property and you get to build equity! What is a TIC? While we

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Is Real Estate Back to Normal?

For Sale signs are popping up everywhere! It’s the spring market after all. Is real estate back to normal? Hardly!  There are no Open Houses or Broker Tours. The days of the “lookey-loo,” that curious, not-serious buyer are over for a while. They can’t drop into Sunday open houses and look around at their neighbor’s property. This is a time for motivated and serious buyers.  Real estate agents have been encouraged to do everything virtually. Obviously, this can be challenging.

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The Surreal SF Real Estate Market

I have received a lot of questions about the real estate market and what the impact will be on home prices. “Will buyers be able to get some good deals after this is all over?” they ask. I don’t have a crystal ball but what I do feel is that once the Stay In Place (SIP) orders are lifted, it will be a very busy marketplace. Why? I am seeing  activity even now while we have orders in place. There

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Just Sold – Two Bedroom Luxury Condo!

I recently helped a sweet millennial couple buy a two bedroom luxury unit at One Mission Bay. It was listed for $1,560,000. It is exactly what they were looking for – a newly built condo in a building with lots of amenities to support their busy lifestyle. There is a heated outdoor pool and spa, a 24 hour lobby attendant, a guest suite for visiting parents, and a gym to name a few. Not to mention a view! The neighborhood

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2020 New Year Predictions for the Economy and the Housing Market!

As 2019 comes to a close, we look back at what has been a fairly robust economy in the US this year. The question is: what will 2020 bring and how will that affect the housing market? I attended a First Republic Bank holiday luncheon recently where a talk was given about what to expect in 2020. I will provide you with a few of the highlights from their presentation, and my thoughts, here. The Year of Two Halves For

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Just Sold!

My buyers just closed on this “oh so cute” cottage condo in Mission Dolores. It is in a development by Donald MacDonald Architects that is set back from Guerrero near 14th Street. It contains 10 sweet cottages. This one is a two bedroom, one bath cottage. Parking is in front. There is a shared garden in the back. It is a very unique living situation for San Francisco. (MacDonald Architects has another similar development in Duboce Triangle.)   We were

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“Just Sold” in Noe Valley – The Neighborhood Continues to be Competitive for Buyers

I just represented a couple who made their first offer on a home in Noe Valley. They were substantially outbid by a buyer who offered hundreds of thousands of dollars over their offer. My clients were ready when they made their second offer for a nicely renovated Edwardian home in Noe on 29th Street. They prevailed in this second offer and now are excited to move into a place they love that they can call home. 🙂

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The Latest on the Real Estate Market in Presidio Heights!

I have lived in Presidio Heights for almost 20 years now and have seen changes in the composition of people who live in this beautiful leafy neighborhood. As more people move out of their homes and downsize, younger families have moved in to buy, and some, to renovate homes. It is a great place to live with an unbeatable location near the Presidio and the charming shops of Sacramento Street. The San Francisco real estate market is beginning to change

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Is the Bay Area Real Estate Market Tanking?

Everyone is asking what is happening with the real estate market. When the market changes, it changes on a dime. Sellers have finally realized (perhaps a bit late) that the market has reached its peak. More properties have come on the market this fall giving buyers a much better selection of homes; they can be more picky now. Some overly exuberant sellers have priced their properties too high, thinking that the market would keep going up and now they are

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