Dolores Park Under Construction

Did you know that after the 1906 earthquake small houses were built in Dolores Park for people displaced by the disaster to live in? After the damage was cleaned up many of these small homes, which are sometimes called earthquake shacks, were given away to anyone who had land to put them on. I lived in a 3 unit building on 16th Street and Market in 1996. The history was that the owner of the lot at the time dragged […]

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Google Coming to the Mission San Francisco

UPDATE:  Apparently Google may not be moving to the space on Alabama and 16th Street.  A friend just sent me this link: Socketsite.com. I’ll update when I get more information. Apparently Google is planning to lease 35,000 square feet of office space for about 200 employees at the corner of Alabama and 16th Street, right across the street from Dear Mom the site of all the uproar about imported bagels. Check out the article in the LA Times for more […]

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Real Estate Boom 2015?

UPDATE San Francisco Real Estate Boom December 1, 2015: The beginning of the year saw huge gains.  Low inventory combined with very strong buyer demand saw homes selling with multiple offers and for considerably over the asking price.  As an example, in the first 4 months of 2015 Mike and I sold 7 San Francisco properties all selling for a minimum of 20% over the asking price: 1535 33rd Ave Listed: $899,000 Sold: $1,300,000 45% Over 38 richland Ave Listed: […]

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Noe Valley San Francisco

2014 is going to bring a strong and competitive real estate market to Noe Valley San Francisco.  Last year there just never seemed to be enough inventory for the amount of interest flooding into the market.  Ever since the end of 2011 the dread that came with the recession seemed to lift and houses that came on the market started to sell quickly and with multiple offers. Noe Valley San Francisco Houses Sold 2010-2013 YEAR         SOLD 2013            137 2012            147 2011            […]

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San Francisco Market Street New Development

If you have made your way up Market Street around the Safeway at Church and Market you will have noticed the extensive number of new developments being built.  Here is a handy map showing what is being built and the number of units expected.  In just a short time this part of Market Street is going to look very different. Historically this area has been somewhat of a place between places:  Not Eureka Valley, not Mission Dolores, Not Lower Haight, […]

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2013 San Francisco Condo Lottery Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the day when a few thousand San Francisco residents hope and pray to win the 2013 San Francisco condo lottery, and as a participant myself I wish each and every one involved a heart felt good luck; I hope the dream comes true for you this year. I remember having a conversation with a family member last year when I mentioned wanting to win the 2012 condo lottery.  She thought I meant the California Lottery, the lottery where […]

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San Francisco Homes: Easy to Sell, Difficult to Buy

The San Francisco real estate market at the beginning of 2013 is a story of supply and demand…well, little supply and lots of demand. The local market improved in leaps and bounds in 2012, sellers are waking up to the fact that they again have something of value, and buyers have realized they are not alone in trying to purchase San Francisco homes. Supply Side The new year is already a few days old, but as far as San Francisco […]

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