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Floating in the Sky in Russian Hill

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Have you ever thought of owning a view home that looks out onto the city of San Francisco?  I just listed a co-op (see my earlier blogpost for more info about co-ops) that once inside makes you feel like you are floating in the sky overlooking the city. It has an open floor plan that takes full advantage of world-class views across Downtown, Russian Hill and out to the GG Bridge and the Bay. It has two bedrooms and two

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Perfect Home for Family Living!

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Would you like to find the perfect home for family living? Peggy Economos and I just brought on the market a pristine Victorian home with a modern flair in Pacific Heights! It has 5 bedrooms and 5 ½ baths. It is perfect for family living with its spaciousness, lovely outdoor area for barbecuing, and two offices with built-in desks and cabinets. The media room is a great place to escape to with a bottle of wine from the temperature-controlled wine

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Why You Should Use An In-Town Agent!

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Recently, I showed a view property (view in photo) in San Francisco in Russian Hill which my clients were excited to see. The listing agent was from out of town. It was a two bedroom penthouse unit with a large deck overlooking the bay.  According to the listing in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), agents were instructed to call “Showing Time” to set up an appointment. This is a call service which I called and was told that “Showing Time”

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Just Sold – The Challenge of Buying a $2.1M Dream Home!

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In the middle of this crazy SF market, over the last six months I worked with a nice couple and their two children who were looking for their dream home – a 4-bedroom home on the west side of the city, mostly in the Sunset and the Parkside. But as they looked, even with a healthy budget of $2M, they thought that this was not likely to happen so they started to focus on 3-bedroom homes.  However, even then many of the homes they saw that

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Selling Bridge to Bridge Views of a Co-op!

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For a list price of $11M, one expects a spectacular residence and in Russian Hill on the 16th floor of 1750 Taylor at #1601, that is exactly what you get! I represented the buyers of this amazing home. This is a co-op residence, which is different from a condo. Co-ops are not as common in San Francisco as they are in Manhattan, for example. As an owner of a co-op you own stock in a corporation that leases the unit exclusively

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Just Sold!

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I recently closed on a listing in Pacific Heights. My listing at 2878 Sacramento Street, Unit 6, was a serene top floor light-filled one bedroom plus condo filled with charm. It was in a great Pacific Heights location! My client had lived there for over 20 years and while she loved living there she was ready to make a move. It had an eat-in chef’s kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, including a Viking range. It

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Happy Buyers – Happy Agent!:)

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I loved working with Rhea and Bobby and I was thrilled to help get them into their first home! Here is what they had to say: “As first time home buyers in this crazy hot SF market, my husband and I knew we would need a rockstar to be able to find our dream home and buy it. We found that rockstar in Carol. With her decades long experience navigating this intense market, her wealth of information shines through, but

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Staging Your Condo Virtually!

Staging Your Condo Virtually!

For every listing I have, I hire a professional photographer to come in and photograph the property. Something I also do for almost every listing I put on the market is staging, having a home furnished and decorated nicely to create beautifully designed rooms to photograph. Even if a seller already has a nicely-furnished home, staging helps to make the decorating more neutral. That way, when buyers come into the property they see attractive spaces in which they could live. Sometimes a property

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Finding the Perfect Place in an Overheated Market!

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I recently had the pleasure of helping a great couple, Rhea and Bobby, purchase a luxury 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom unit at 3053 California, in Pacific Heights after a long search during the pandemic. We went together to every appointment until they found a place they love. It has a great layout, high-end finishes and is spacious at 2186 square feet.  It was originally priced at $2,095,000 but we were able to get it for substantially less. In this overheated

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