Word Week 2017 and Noe Valley Authors Festival Coming in March

The 11th annual Word Week is coming to Noe Valley the third week of March from March 19th to March 24th. Produced by the Friends of Noe Valley neighborhood association, Word Week is Noe Valley’s literary festival. Friends of Noe Valley would like to acknowledge and thank Martha & Bros. Coffee Company as the official sponsor for Word Week. To conclude Word Week, the third Noe Valley Authors Festival will be held on Saturday, March 24th from 2 p.m. to 5 […]

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SF Over Asking Prices Are Down

  San Francisco Houses sold for less over asking in 2016 than they did in 2015.  Buyers are purchasing houses with offers that are a smaller percentage over the listing price than they have been in recent years. Does this mean the sky is falling?  Is a real estate bubble bursting? I don’t think so.  Here are some thoughts I had about what this graph represents. The first thought I had was this could mean listing agents in conjunction with sellers are […]

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Mike & Oliver 2016 Sold Properties

Mike and I want to thank our clients for trusting us with their business in 2016.  It was a pleasure helping our clients reach their goals. We look forward to 2017! 2016 was a year with some ups and, while I wouldn’t call them downs, doubts did find their way into the San Francisco real estate market.  The beginning of 2016 started off with a bang with homes being sold quickly, in part due to the continuing low amount of […]

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House Prices in San Francisco: Appreciation Chart

  Have you wondered what has happened to San Francisco house prices over the past three years?  You have seen the endless articles about the craziness of the local market I’m sure.  Since the downturn that ended in 2009 prices have shot up, and I thought it might be interesting to show how house prices have gone up neighborhood by neighborhood in the last three years. In the chart below is an easy to read bar graph showing price appreciation […]

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Mission Bay Luxury Condo

UPDATE:  Our luxury condo at 738 Long Bridge Residence 915 is in escrow!   738 Long Bridge Residence 915 is a sophisticated top floor luxury condominium in one of Mission Bay’s most beautiful residential buildings.  This home features Two Bedrooms Two Bathrooms in the Arden by BOSA.  It is one of only Six Residences offers a Private Roof Deck and Garden.  The finishes at the Arden are of exceptional quality including Beautiful Hardwood Floors, Chef’s Kitchen with Ceasarstone Countertops, Thermador […]

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Inner Richmond House Special Showing

  FINAL UPDATE:  726 7th Ave closed escrow with a sale price of $1,500,000.  Congratulations to the new owners! UPDATE:  Our wonderful three bedroom 2 bathroom house in the Inner Richmond at 726 7th Avenue has Sold! We just got back the professional photos we had taken for our Inner Richmond House at 726 7th Avenue. 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms on one level!  this home is a true gem in the Inner Richmond steps from Golden Gate Park and everything on […]

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Prepping Inner Richmond House For Sale

Mike and I have a great house for sale in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond District coming on the market soon.  Our client asked us what should be done to the house to prepare it for sale.  His family has owned the property for 40 years, and while the bones are very good, the house did seem a bit worn.  The walls were stained, the floors were covered in 30 year old carpet, and the appliances were going on 50 years […]

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Largest Bernal Heights House For Sale

Perhaps you have lived in Bernal Heights a long time, but most likely you have never seen a property like 400 Franconia before.  The building is 4950 square feet (per tax records) on a 6650 square foot lot (per tax records).  Come by this weekend and see for yourself. Open House: Sunday February 12  2:00 – 4:00 PM Tuesday February 14 2:30-4:00 PM       400 Franconia Street is potentially the largest house ever sold in Bernal Heights with […]

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Free House Listing Tool: Matterport Virtual Walkthrough

  I know the photo above may be a bit difficult to see at first glance but if you look carefully you will see the unbelievable detail.  Notice the sunlight streaming into the living room in front, the bedrooms, the kitchen, and bathroom as if floating above the building with x-ray vision!  And that is just for starters, the Virtual Walkthrough allows users to feel like they are inside the home walking around.  Try it out by clicking on the play button below […]

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How To Buy A House in San Francisco

If you are asking yourself how to buy a house in San Francisco, you may already know it is a rather competitive market with low inventory and many buyers competing.  So, let’s say you plan to buy a house in the next 6 months, what should you do to position yourself in the best way possible? Here are several tips I would suggest after being a local San Francisco real estate broker for the past 14 years and after selling over $200,000,000 in […]

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