Tag Archives: San Francisco real estate

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 […]

Sales and Tales: Some of My 2013 SFR, Condo, Loft and TIC deals

Starting with the most recent first, then going in reverse chronologically, here are a few of my sales this year.  This is not a comprehensive list: Well, as soon as the most recent once closes, I will add it here, because it’s a story.  My buyer fell in love with a charming one bedroom condo […]

The Rise of The Furnished Rental: San Francisco’s Best Real Estate Investments

San Francisco has notoriously strict rent and eviction control rules, so why would anybody want a multi-unit property here as an investment?    I once saw a 4-unit building for sale in the Mission Dolores area.  One unit pretty obviously housed a hoarder who was causing a health issue as well as a severe fire hazard in […]

Beautiful Dreamer

Client Alex in contract on a fixer! Note the decor. Also, we found paw prints on the windows. They are all facing towards the floor? How did a raccoon get in the house?