I just read that changes are afoot at Liberty Cafe and Bakery on Cortland Avenue here in Bernal Heights ! New owners Vega and Guiseppe (the very cool owners of Vega and Vino Rosso, two of my fav Bernal Heights eateries) have plans for the quaint cafe, wine bar and bakery space. From the sounds of it, they will be collaborating with Mutsumi Takehara (of Sandbox Bakery and Eat at 903, also on Cortland Avenue) to provide the citizens of San Francisco with more amazing bakery goodness and … [Read more...]
Real Estate Realities: …Tales from the front line of buying and selling San Francisco real estate We recently helped a couple purchase a gorgeous condo in central San Francisco. Dan & Katharine raised their family just outside of SF in a spacious single family home. Now that their kids had left the nest, they were ready to have a fun weekend home in the city. They imagined a convenient location where they could enjoy all of the culture, entertainment, shopping and dining that San … [Read more...]
"I heard that many buyers want to get in now before Facebook goes public (and spawns scores of new millionaires), which is pushing demand." -Bernard Katzmann Three weeks ago, a client (who works for a big pharmaceutical company in the South Bay & is looking to buy a home in San Francisco) asked me if it was true that social tech was pushing up real estate values in San Francisco and in particular, Noe Valley. Two weeks ago, I spoke with Carolyn Said about this exact topic as she … [Read more...]
Real Estate Realities: …Tales from the front line of buying and selling San Francisco real estate We recently helped a couple swiftly sell their loft condo in the Inner Mission after it had been on the market with another agent for a year! Chad & Mike had their condo on the market for a year with another realtor before calling my team. They saw our signs go up in the neighborhood and the yellow “Sale Pending” stickers that would soon follow. They often wondered why the same quick … [Read more...]
$799,000 – 2950 Clay St #302 @ Divisadero St – Bright & Open Top Floor Condo for Sale in San Francisco!
2950 Clay St #302 -- Condominium FIRST SUNDAY OPEN HOUSE -- Sunday, January 8th, 2:00-4:00PM Brokers' Tour -- Tuesday, January 10th, 10:00-11:30AM We are super excited about our new listing for sale - 2950 Clay Street #302 San Francisco 94115, listed at $799,000 - Pacific Heights Top Floor Condo with Parking for Sale! WANT PHOTOS? VISIT THE PROPERTY WEBSITE FOR THIS CONTEMPORARY PACIFIC HEIGHTS CONDO? Welcome to 2950 Clay St #302, a contemporary top-floor condo in a 12-unit … [Read more...]
Fruits, Nuts, Flakes (and Nerds) - Yes, please. Happy New Year! I have this firm belief that the world is not going to end this year and that 2012 is going to be awesome, especially here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Everyone and by everyone, I mean Fox News and Rush, teases us for living in a bubble of fruits, nuts and flakes. Add in nerds, and yes, they are right. And we love it! Our bubble affords us a temperate climate, year-round produce, delicious, innovative food, wine and design, a … [Read more...]
Real Estate Realities: …Tales from the front line of buying and selling San Francisco real estate There is a lot of talk today about historically low interest rates & the amazing opportunity for “first time buyers.” A Great Time to Trade Up!There is little doubt that this is the best time in 30 years for those in the position to buy their first home. But, did you know that it’s also an ideal time for many to “trade-up” from their starter home? It is likely that … [Read more...]
I play favorites, I won't deny it. I have a favorite taqueria, pizza joint (one on the West coast and one on the East coast, of course), bar, a favorite donut shop and a favorite Animal Rescue Organization. Muttville Senior Dog Rescue is my favorite Animal Rescue Organization in San Francisco. This Potrero Hill-based organization does fantastic work and their dedication to saving senior dogs is incredible. I have been lucky enough to be the guardian for 3 Muttville Seniors and another … [Read more...]
Real Estate Realities: ...Tales from the front line of buying and selling San Francisco real estate Last year was an amazing year for mortgage rates. This year is even better. Of course, this means a continuing sluggish national economy but locally, the market is stable and improving. Hey, it's true! Ask you techie friends? Check out the average interest rate on a conforming 30 year fixed interest rate home loan over the past 3+ decades. 1981 = 18.45% 1991 = 9% 2001 = 7% October 2010 = … [Read more...]
$711,000 – 178 Prentiss St @ Eugenia Ave – Bright & Open Bernal Heights Home for Sale in San Francisco!
178 Prentiss Street -- Single Family Home FIRST SUNDAY OPEN HOUSE -- Sunday, October 23rd, 2:00-4:00PM Brokers' Tour -- Tuesday, October 25th, 2:30-4:00PM We are super excited about our new listing for sale - 178 Prentiss Street San Francisco 94110, listed at $711,000 - Bernal Heights Home with Deck & Yard for Sale! WANT PHOTOS? VISIT THE PROPERTY WEBSITE FOR THIS BRIGHT & OPEN BERNAL HEIGHTS HOME? Located north of Cortland, away from the bustle yet walking distance to the … [Read more...]