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Sneak Preview at the Crescent, a New Luxury Nob Hill Condo Development

One of the fun things about being a realtor in San Francisco is being able to preview new properties before they are viewed by the public. This afternoon, my firm, Compass, was given a sneak preview of the Crescent – a new luxury development that sits on top of Nob Hill. It is located at 875 California Street at Powell. It is comprised of 44 luxury condos with 4 penthouse units at the top of the eight story building. You

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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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Getting Ready for the “Big One”

San Francisco Bay Area’s earthquakes last month – one a 3.5 just south of SF on October 5 and the other a 4.5 in Pleasant Hill on October 15 – literally woke everyone up again to the potential specter of the “Big One.” People are starting once more to pay attention to earthquake preparedness. I, for one, am having an engineer look at our two-unit condo building to determine if there is anything we need to do to make it

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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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Home Away from Home or Why I Love AirBnbs!

I love staying at Airbnbs and by now I have stayed at quite a few. Why? It  feels like having a second home in many different locations. My husband and I enjoy relaxing at someone else’s home or condo that often has beautiful views, a kitchen for us to cook some meals, and occasionally a hot tub to soak in. The photo is of the hot tub we relaxed in at our most recent Airbnb in Russian River. From Oregon

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I Just Got Yelped By the Seller of This Listing :)

“When selecting agents, I interviewed a number of them but ended up selecting Carol. Everyone I talked to had a past history of real estate but Carol was the only one who had a plan and clearly outlined a strategy for what she was going to do. And she did indeed execute on that plan! My property had a challenging situation but she was still able to sell it for over asking. She took care of pretty much everything including

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Two “Home Runs” and the Market in SF!

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!

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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“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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