Telegraph Hill

Recent market activity in Telegraph Hill shows signs that the market for condos is showing signs of recovery.  Although the market for condos in some of San Francisco's finest neighborhoods (including Russian Hill, North Beach, North Waterfront and Telegraph Hill) is down 16% in the last few years, it appears that the gap between supply (the number of condos listed for sale) and demand (the number of condos that close escrow) is narrowing.  What is happenning here?  Likely a number of...

There are some extraordinary condos on the market in Telegraph Hill.  1360 Montgomery is an absolute gem, Built in 1936, it is a fabulous Art Deco period piece with stunning views.  You feel like you are in a movie.  In fact, this building was the setting for Dark Passages starring Lauren Bacall and Humprhey Bogart.  An amazing one bedroom condo, listed for $1.5 million.  The Penthouse at 567 Vallejo Street is still available, along with at least one other unit in the building.  This 3...

 
1360 Montgomery Street, #12, a one bedroom condo is like any other 1 bedroom condo in San Francisco.  It is a wonderful Art Deco period piece with incredible views of the Bay.  The building has been featured in books, magazines and films, including Dark Passage.  The views from the oversized deck are breathtaking.  Perched on the roof of this home is another room and bath accessed by a funky iron staircase.  Available for $1.5 million, this extraordinary condo should sell quickly.
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This morning's SF Chronicle has an article about the Board of Supervisors lastest proposed legislation, that which will make it difficult, if not impossible to have a garage installed in a property where a tenant has been evicted without cause, such as through the state Ellis Act, or a city Owner Move In Eviction.  This bill, proposed by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu is getting the support of Tenants Rights Organizations as well as anti-car activists. I notice that I must have a...

We've been blanketed in fog for several weeks now, and memories of summer are long forgotten.  I always enjoy Tuesdays--for Brokers Tour and seeing lots of great properties and for the wonderful opportunity to drive around the city during tour.  This morning in Telegraph Hill and North Beach it was foggy!  As I moved around the city, I hit some patches of sunshine and warmth.  I realize that this is a good metaphor for the current real estate market.  It feels like we have patches of...

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