1240-1244 5th Ave., San Francisco

November 2, 2009 · Leave a Comment 


The MAIN HOUSE was completed in 2008 with approximately 3300 sq ft with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 3+ car garage parking. This detached home is light, bright, and luxurious. Master Suite has walk in closet, Jacuzzi tub and separate shower, and outdoor deck area with views. Downstairs, a custom Chef’s kitchen/family room combination opens to a large formal dining room. Coffered 9 ft ceilings and large double pane windows marble, granite, and mahogany hardwood floors surround elegant living areas throughout. Extra wide lot (35′ wide X 95′ deep).
The CABANA House: The LEGAL detached COTTAGE (approximately 1000 square ft) with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms including a full kitchen with breakfast area, wine refrigerator, family room with fireplace, and den area. Opens directly to the outdoor patio area. The cottage was rebuilt from within the footprint of the original structure. Great for entertaining and house guests or can be used as an income producing legal rental unit. A separate entrance and separate meters allows for the maximum privacy and access to the cottage from the street.

1350 5th Ave., San Francisco

October 26, 2009 · Leave a Comment 


First time on market since 1953! Grand old 1910 Edwardian. Approx 2204 square feet of living space with beautiful hardwood and softwood floors, PERIOD DETAILS, and 4 large bedrooms upstairs, living room with fireplace, large formal dining room, and den area off kitchen. Potential to expand or add extra bath. Nice yard & patio area. Large 2 car garage. Close to UCSF Medical Center, UCSF, N-Judah, Golden Gate Park & Ninth Ave corridor with shops and restaurants. Walk score is 94/100=WALKER’S PARADISE!

San Francisco Appeals (Process & Dates)

July 9, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v1874928862fC9jkE This is a lengthy but  informative video.  Tax Appeals Process Video

The FORMAL APPEAL PROCESS FORM: The next open filing period for the City and County of San Francisco will be July 2, 2009 to September 15, 2009 to file a formal appeal for the 2009/2010 assessed value of your property. To timely file a formal property appeal for the 2009/2010 tax year, a completed Application for Changed Assessment form must be submitted or postmarked to the Assessment Appeals Board no later than September 15, 2009, regardless of whether or not you have requested an Informal Review of your property through the Assessor’s office. This is a simple one page form and can save you thousands of dollars if you are successful with your property tax appeal. For more information or to obtain comparable sales, please contact me and I will provide you this information at no charge.

The Sound of Money-

July 7, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

That sound you hear in San Francisco may be that old familiar ching-ching cash register sound of real estate sales. Recent market activity brings new life and new money to the San Francisco market. Sales across the board have increased dramatically. Multimillion dollar listings in Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Noe Valley, Cole Valley are now moving out of the for sale status and into the pending and closed sale status. Properties priced under $1M are receiving multiple offers and selling in one to two weeks in many areas.
Buyers are selecting good, well priced property in desirable neighborhoods. Condominiums are also selling well. The slowdown in multi-unit purchases and TIC units has even seen an uptick in market activity.
What is unusual with this market is that sales usually slow down in late June, July and August.
So maybe we are experiencing a market recovery? In any event, the sales just keep on coming and that means there’s money in circulation and there’s still life in the real estate business. Let’s hope interest rates hold stable. From more detailed informantion on specific areas and general market conditions check out www.thegoldmanreportblog.com .

Buying Foreclosures/Bank Owned Properties

June 7, 2009 · Leave a Comment 


Short video on upside and downside of buying Bank foreclosures.

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