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Beautiful Condo in Hip, Sunny Mission!
Flexible floor plan Three bedrooms Split Bath Leased Parking Awesome Kitchen Shared Garden

This six room home has a flexible floor plan, great light and gleaming wood floors.  The cook’s kitchen in the rear is well designed and has a Bertazzoni range and a Bosch dishwasher.  It is adjacent to a great room, with built-ins, a decorative fireplace and plantation shutters, which can be used as dining and living space.  A formal living room, three bedrooms and a split bath with a gorgeous furniture-style vanity and sink. In unit laundry. Leased parking, paid through the end of the year is available across the street. Recently formed home owners association currently splits expenses. Sweet, shared yard. Company shuttle busses, BART, Muni, shops and restaurants are nearby. 


Rental prices in San Francisco continue to rise. Demand has continued to increase: SF is a great city and like most major U.S. cities has seen population growth in recent decades and many factors make the city more desirable as a place to live. This plus an increase in local jobs in the city and on the peninsula, better public and private transportation options, etc. has increased the popularity of living in the city.  Supply of new rental units has been stagnant for many years, in my...

Gorgeous Condo in Inner Mission
2 Bedrooms PLUS sunroom Living room with great details Formal dining room Renovated cook's kitchen Large, shared garden 1,322 square feet per tax records, not verified by agent or sellers Low HOA fees

Bright, top-floor condo with many original details including beautiful wood floors, molding, and a decorative fireplace, built-in shelves and double hung craftsman-style windows.  The formal dining room is adjacent to the large cook's kitchen (great storage and counter-space) and the living room. There are two large bedrooms PLUS a sunroom/office and a split bath. There is ample storage and parking for one car in the garage.  The large, shared yard is perfect for relaxing and entertaining.  Close to restaurants including Atlas Cafe, Central Kitchen and Flour + Water. Easy walk to Valencia Street and 24th Street, company shuttles, BART and close to 101 and 280.

Vacant Units in Noe Valley
Upper Unit 2 bedrooms/1 bath Living Room Formal Dining Room Kitchen Partial Views Great Light Lower Unit 1 bedroom/1 bath Living Room Formal Dining Room Kitchen Nice Outlooks Large Garage Intact Period Details

Vacant two unit building just a few blocks from 24th Streets shops and restaurants, company shuttle stops and with easy freeway access. The lower unit is a four room flat and has a large living room, formal dining room, kitchen and a bedroom.  The upper unit is a five room flat with two bedrooms, a living room, dining room and kitchen.  Nice outlooks from the dining rooms in both flats.  The large garage can accommodate 2+ cars or space for a possible expansion of lower level living space.  While this building needs work and updates, it presents a great opportunity to own a great building in a prime Noe Valley location.


I heard another agent remark recently that Sellers are always the last to know.  I hadn’t thought about this before, but in many ways, this is true.
In a declining market, sellers are the last to know when the market is soft, demand is down and prices aren’t what they used to be.  That appraisal the seller got 5 years ago when the market was stronger may be off by a hundred thousand dollars. Or more.
Sellers are the last to know when features of their home are not attractive to today’s...

SFPublic Press earthquake map
The San Francisco supervisors are scheduled to review a proposal that would require owners of soft story buildings to retrofit them by 2020.  The proposed plan will require about 3,000 buildings in San Francisco, built before 1978 to undergo seismic retrofits in the next several years. Single family homes and smaller buildings will be exempt from this plan. During the city's voluntary retrofit period, the least expensive project was $8,000 and the most...

abundance of purple cauliflower
San Francisco has long been a great place for food lovers.  Eating local, organic and fresh is easy. We have great produce in stores, wonderful farmers markets and plenty of other options for eating local and fresh--grow your own, get a box delivered to your door, etc.  In the last few years, it seems like we have a few dozen new restaurants in the Mission alone.  Foodies delight!  Our appetite for great food and hip new restaurants seems insatiable....

It's mid-January, that time of year when people have fallen off the wagon with respect to their New Year's Resolutions.  The regular visits to the gym have fallen off or the chocolate cake looked really good.  Me?  I am not a huge believer in creating NYRs.  I am very interested in goal setting and how people achieve goals, but resist the ones set around the new year.
I've been continuing my focus of getting things out of the house that I no longer need and getting these items into the...

Are you ready to be a buyer in San Francisco?  Here are 5 things to consider as you start the buying process:
1. Be Pre-Approved Getting pre-approved before you start searching for your new home is critical.  It will be a guide to help you determine the kind and price of the property you will be searching for.  Because our market is currently moving quickly, getting pre-approved will enable you to write an offer within hours of seeing a property.  Your offer will not be competitive with...

Gracious Inner Sunset Condo
Four spacious bedrooms Three baths Master Suite Cook's kitchen Details! Laundry room 1 Car parking Walk Score 91 HOA fees $522.82/month

Every detail of this top two floor condo is thoughtful and well designed.  Luxurious finishes including gleaming wood floors, plantation shutters, crown molding, limestone tile, custom built cabinets and amazing natural light help make this condo beautiful.  In addition to these gorgeous finishes, you'll find a layout that offers the best of contemporary living--open floor plan living space and bedrooms that are separate and private.  Many thoughtful details make this condo liveable: gracious, large rooms, bedrooms with big closets that have custom built-ins, skylights over the stairs, a laundry room and closets where you need them. 

The main level, with outlooks over the rooftops and into Golden Gate Park, has a large living room with a fireplace and a dining room adjacent to the beautiful, over-sized kitchen.  Cooks will appreciate the nice design, generous counter space, great storage, the six burner Viking stove and the Miele dishwasher.  A bedroom and bathroom complete this floor.  Downstaris, there is a master bedroom with ensuite bath, two more bedrooms and the third bath.  All of the rooms are large and gracious and the finishes are beautiful. 

The tranquil common courtyard offers shared outdoor space for the buildings residents.  Parking for this unit is close to the elevator.

Located in the vibrant Inner Sunset neighborhood, this condo is close to Golden Gate Park, restaurants, shops and MUNI. Easy access Don't miss this beautiful condo in the heart of a fun, vibrant neighborhood.


May 27th marks the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.  There are dozens of celebrations planned by different Bay area groups.
I marvel at the Bridge. It's majestic, it's beautiful.  The views from the Bridge are captivating.  Driving over the Bridge is always a wonderful experience. Yes, even when you are stuck in traffic.  The Bridge is one of the major connectors between San Francisco and Marin (swimming or taking the ferry are also fun options, too!).  How will you celebrate? ...

We are often asked by clients if they should remodel their homes.  The answer, of course: it depends!  Is your objective to quickly increase the value of your home?  Is your objective to make living in your home more enjoyable for your long term use?  Will your remodeling project add to the size of the home, perhaps by adding space with permits and permission from local governing authorities?  Are you removing walls, reducing the number of bedrooms in your home? 
The National Association of...

Hundreds of San Francisco residents attended a recent hearing at city hall to oppose the plan designed to add parking meters to several San Francisco neighborhoods, including Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, the Mission and Mission Bay.  This is not isolated--the Municipal Transportation Authority has added meters in several other neighborhoods in the city over the past year.  This week, they met with organized opposition and have put plans on hold, as reported by the Chronicle article.
The city,...

I read a great article in this past Sunday's New York Times, "Paved, But Still Alive."  This article looks at our values towards the automobile, parking lots and parking spaces.  I have written several blog posts about parking including coverage of Parking Day, parking meters, and our policies in the city of San Francisco towards the number of parking spaces in newly constructed buildings.  I was shocked to learn that some who study parking estimate that there are eight parking spots for...

I noticed an insert that came with my HOA's trash bill.  It was the Recology newsletter and one of the articles cite's a Wall Street Journal article that talks about major cities and how much of their trash is being diverted from landfill and re-used, recycled and used for compost.  What is remarkable about this article is not that cities are working to reducing the trash that they generate.  What is remarkable to me is the difference in results between the cities who have accomplished the...

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