The Crazy SF Market Continues!


Once again we have an overly heated market in the Bay Area!  I made an offer on a townhome in Pacific Heights for my lovely first-time buyer couple. The list price was $1,695,000, my clients offered $1.9M – and they didn’t get it since there were 8 offers including a winning offer of $2,225,000! Even so, at the same time as accepting the $2,225,000 offer the sellers wanted a back-up, so they made a counter-offer at $1,950,000 to my clients.

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Looking for an Owner-Occupant Investor!

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Do you know an owner-occupant investor who wants a great deal? My new listing with John Lukrich of my office is a prime mixed-use Edwardian two-unit building at 6038-6040 Geary Blvd. in the Central Richmond. It is listed at $1,495,000. Above is a home-like residential unit which has 4 bedrooms, classic formal living and dining rooms and one full bath and a water closet. The lower commercial unit is occupied by a florist and has one bath with a back

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Forest Knolls View Home Quickly Goes Pending!


In case you are wondering if the real estate market has cooled down, it does not look like it. My recent new listing at 2 Lake Forest Court in Forest Knolls went pending two weeks after it came on the market, receiving 2 offers and going substantially over the asking price. The 3 bedroom view home is located on a leafy cul-de-sac in Forest Knolls. The owner who built the home in 1961 lived there until she passed away at

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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

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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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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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Two “Home Runs” and the Market in SF!

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SOMA Listing I just closed on two properties in two different neighborhoods. The beautiful loft pictured was listed for $1,165,000 and sold for over the list price. Although SOMA properties generally stay on the market longer with many selling under the list price, the building at 380 10th Street is very popular. There have been a number of recent sales in this building in the past year, most on the market for a short time, selling over the list price. One

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With Fewer Properties on the Market As We Head Into July, There Are Still Some Great Opportunities!

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I hear the complaints regularly from buyers that there is not enough inventory in San Francisco.  And now as we head into July, there will be even less.  However, there are still some good opportunities out there. I just brought on a gorgeous spacious corner loft in SOMA which is pictured here. It has a great feel with its warm colors and rustic, natural wood finishes.  It has an open floor plan with a 142 square foot private exclusive use

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Be Careful About Asking Tenants to Move Out!


I was recently speaking with someone who has a condo in the city that was built in the early part of the last century. Since it was built prior to June of 1979, it comes under the SF Rent Control Ordinance. She told me that she thought that once the lease is up, she can give the tenant 60 days notice to move out. “Hold on there a minute! Do you want to get hit with a wrongful eviction lawsuit?” I

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The Latest on the Real Estate Market in Presidio Heights!

Golden Gate Bridge from Headlands

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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