Author Archives: Cameron Bamberger

Sympathy For The Buyer (of San Francisco Real Estate)

Oh my goodness, I have been selling real estate since 2002, but the last time I bought a property was in 2005. Right now I am representing a number of buyers in their search for a new place to call home in San Francisco, and I am also representing myself in an attempt to buy a […]

Tricky Moves- Buying and Selling at the same time in San Francisco

One of the most difficult maneuvers to do in San Francisco, for both agents and homeowners, is to sell and buy at the same time.  If selling first, a seller can ask for a rent-back, meaning they get to stay in their home after they sell it, for an amount of time and at a […]

Luxury Condos For Sale in San Francisco 12/8/15

*all info here is from the SF MLS, and there are other properties for sale but not listed on the MLS. 2190 Broadway #2E  $4,250,000  3BR/3.5BA/1PK  3200sqft dues $2,420/month Solidly located in Pacific Heights.  Built in 1973.  Baseboard heaters.  Parquet floors.  Finishes seem clean, simple, not expensive.  Listed by Sotheby’s and Pacific Union. ******* 2002 […]

631 Ofarrell #2101: Buy This San Francisco Penthouse

“If only this property was located in Pacific Heights!” Well, if it were located in Pacific Heights, it wouldn’t be $3,500,000, it would be more like $7,000,000. The Hamilton Penthouse is located in District 8A of San Francisco, also known as “Downtown.”  It’s between Nob Hill and the Tenderloin.  It’s an edgy and trendy area.  […]

Expensive and Unusual Properties That Aren’t Selling: What To Buy if You Want to Be Unique

In Oakland, there’s a space station meets medieval community gathering hub meets international airport terminal lounge area: $21,000,000 Listed 10/3/2014   14,000 square feet and 5 parking spaces Fairy Tale Princess Castle in St. Helena     $16,996,000    LISTED 2/7/14 8,261 square feet and 2 parking spaces Will Somebody Please Buy this Penthouse in the Tenderloin?    $3,950,000    […]

What’s The Next Up-and-Coming Neighborhood in San Francisco- And What Real Estate Can I Buy?

I feel a little sheepish writing this, like I’m a Johnny-come-lately, or like I’m going to ruin some secret hotspots for the locals.  Already some in the area are complaining about the techies and hipsters descending, although they don’t complain about the Citrus Brioche or Coffee Cake at Jane, or the Cheese Scones at Hookers.  […]

San Francisco Real Estate: Should I Wait Until There is More Inventory Before I Buy?

As I write this, it is January 27, 2015, and inventory in San Francisco seems very low.  Prices seem high.  Everything is relative, but relative to what? Is now a good time to buy?  How is the market?  Will more property come on the market in the Spring?  These are frequently asked questions. The market […]