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Just Sold! Buyer Makes a Surprising Return!:)

Back in June, a woman came into my very sweet listing, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo with an exclusive deck and garden. Perfectly located at 1879 Green Street in Pacific Heights on the border of Cow Hollow, it was the lower flat of an Edwardian 2-unit building that had tons of curb appeal. The first person to see the condo at my initial open house, she walked in and seemed to “fall in love,” came back two additional times, but she

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Another Just Sold!

My listing at 233 Presidio Avenue recently sold. It was listed for $2,095,000 and sold for over the asking price. It was a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Presidio Heights my husband and I owned that I had mentioned in an earlier post. It  was the lower flat of an Edwardian 2-unit building. A nice couple moved in with their sweet Labrador. It is the only dog I know that doesn’t bark – lucky neighbors! Interest rates had just

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Just Sold!

I recently helped my client, Jonathan, buy a home perfect for him in Eureka Valley. This home at 204 Grand View Avenue is very tastefully renovated inside with a modern look to its chef’s kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The living room has a cozy fireplace and views of the Bay. The back patio and terraced garden are a delight and exactly where my client wants to entertain his friends. He thanked me for helping him find his first

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Is the SF Real Estate Market Shifting?

Price reductions Fewer offers on the offer date Offer dates with no offers Properties staying on the market longer All of these are signs of a changing market! Last week, I helped two buyers purchase homes in Eureka Valley in San Francisco – one listed for $1.6M and one listed for $4.2M. In each of these situations the seller only received two offers, including my client’s. The listing agent for each home expected to receive more offers based on the

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Time to Sell!

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Back in 1998, my husband and I bought a two-unit building and moved into the lower flat and renovated it. We condo-converted the building and eventually moved upstairs and renovated that flat, renting out the lower unit at 233 Presidio Avenue. The lovely family that grew from three to five over 15 years, and who rented the lower flat, gave notice at the end of last year so after much deliberation my husband and I decided it was time to

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When An Offer More Than One Million Over the List Price Doesn’t Prevail!:(

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Last week I wrote an offer for clients that was more than one million dollars over the list price. Yes you heard that right – and they didn’t get it! Out of 14 offers, theirs was number 3. How did we get to this point in San Francisco? I had previously heard of one or two properties selling for more than a million dollars over the list price but those were notable exceptions. However, this experience tells me that it

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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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