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817 Lyon Street,
San Francisco California

>Offered at $1,298,000

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Showing schedule:

Showings By Appointment
  • Two bedrooms + sunroom
  • One large skylit bath
  • Open “great room” style kitchen/dining with charming Wedgewood range
  • Formal living room with sandstone brick fireplace
  • Deep garden with deck that enjoys southern exposure
  • Lovely period details
  • HUGE basement with lots of potential – garage + more living space
  • Center of the City location with quick access to shuttles and public transit
  • Walk-out rear garden with large level patio and terraces
  • Convenient laundry upstairs in closet
  • Partial red-oak hardwood floors
  • Ample street parking
  • Zoning: RH-3
  • Year built: 1885
  • Square footage: Upstairs – 1,025 sq. ft. per tax record; Downstairs – square footage coming per the renderings
  • Great Walk/Bike/Transit Score: 89/81/83

Back in 1885, the City was just expanding westward and 817 Lyon was built as a wooden Italianate Victorian row house. Over the years occupants modernized her with a stucco facade, a 1920s fireplace and other art deco touches. From the picket fence to the Wedgewood range, the overall effect is to welcome you back in time. Recently refreshed with new paint and light fixtures, 817 Lyon is ready for new occupants to feel the cares of the city fall away as they close the door and retreat to the kitchen to make dinner or the garden to grow some good things to eat.

The front of the house has a gracious living room with a fireplace. The front bedroom opens from the entry hall and overlooks the small front garden. At the center of the home is an oversized kitchen/dining room with a period washboard sink and Wedgewood stove as well as a new refrigerator. The 2nd bedroom is accessed off the kitchen. It boasts an attached sunroom which can be used as a 3rd bedroom. A spacious (and useful) hallway extends from the kitchen to the rear garden and provides access to the large bathroom with laundry in the closet. The rear garden extends some 50+ feet behind the house and overlooks the other yards on the block and provides views of Buena Vista Park and Sutro Tower. The home is completed by a full level of storage/basement below the main living level. This could be used for expansion or as workshop space. RH-3 zoning makes even provides the opportunity to add a unit or two to the property.

The NOPA location is amazing – just a couple of blocks from the Divis corridor with all the hip nightlife, restaurants and BiRite market – and just about the same the convenient shopping near Geary and Masonic (think Trader Joes and Target both walking distance!). In addition, the neighborhood has an influential and active neighborhood association (NOPNA) that often holds events across the street at St. Cyprian’s Church.
 

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Sold: 433 Capp Street

Offered at $1,395,000
Sold for $1,550,000
Buyer Represented
 

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Majestic Skyline Views

3352 Market Street,
San Francisco California

>Offered at $1,798,000

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Showing schedule:

Sunday, November 18th 2:00-4:00pm
  • Quiet, above it all location
  • Four bedrooms – three upstairs and one downstairs
  • Three full bathrooms
  • Panoramic water and downtown views from living/dining & kitchen
  • Desirable floorplan with large living room adjacent to dining room and kitchen
  • Remodeled kitchen with new quartz countertops and stainless appliances
  • Center of the City location with quick access to Noe, Eureka and Cole Valleys
  • Sunny view roof deck with greenhouse/yoga retreat
  • Walk-out rear garden with large level patio and terraces
  • Large laundry room off kitchen with ample storage
  • 2 car parking – 1 garage + 1 parking pad
  • Year built: 1938
  • Square footage: 2,372 sq. ft. per graphic artist

A Spacious Home With a View

Oh the changes this home has seen … built in 1938 when the Bay Bridge was just 2 years old and the tallest building on the San Francisco Skyline was the 32 story Russ Building at 235 Montgomery … It has watched as the fog has come and gone and buildings have risen to unprecedented heights. The view just keeps getting better and better! Depending on your point of view. But the lifestyle at 3354 Market remains tranquil and removed …

Practically floating above the City, 3352 Market is everything you never thought you could have – a spacious, quiet and secluded oasis with views forever, a walk out garden and 2 car parking (accessed from Corbett). The home is perched above the Upper Market garden path (with the traffic of Market Street inaudibly further below that). The huge remodeled kitchen is ready for you to entertain the friends who will flock to watch the colors change on the Salesforce Tower with you as well as the amazing daily light show nature puts on from sunup to down. Replete with refinished floors, fresh paint and 3 remodeled/refreshed bathrooms the home is all ready for new residents. There is a landscaped rear garden with level patio for entertaining that can be accessed from the upper master suite or the kitchen. In addition, off the upper bedroom, there is a view roof deck with a greenhouse/yoga retreat. The location is wonderful with quick access to shopping and restaurants in Cole Valley, Eureka Valley/Castro and Noe Valley. Freeways south and public transit are also nearby.

 

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Sold: 1487 Guerrero Street

Offered at $799,000
Sold for $1,026,000
Buyer Represented
 

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Sales with Court Confirmation Explained

Some sales state that they are subject to “court confirmation,” or you will see a “1st overbid” price stated. What does this mean?

Court confirmation exists so that heirs or debtors cannot be taken advantage of. People selling in these circumstances are presumed by the law to need a little extra protection. They are likely selling the property not because they choose to but because they have to. In all of these cases, there may be many parties receiving the monies and ensuring that there is a double check on any decision making can avoid conflict among the parties as well.

In the case of a bankruptcy, it will depend on the judge whether there will be overbidding or not. Sometimes the judge just wants to double check the deal on the table and the requirements will vary from situation to situation.

In the case of a Trust or Probate sale, a property has to have an offer accepted with a 10% cashiers check. This check is forfeit should the buyer back out for any reason. The check and the offer are held for court confirmation and a hearing is held about 8 weeks after the offer is first accepted. This hearing and the “overbid” price is advertised a specified number of weeks.

The 1st overbid is 5% plus $1000 more than the accepted offer. If people show up to overbid at the hearing, the court sets the bid increment and people literally stand up in court and bid. I won for a buyer last year on the 1st overbid. The accepted offer was a developer who just wanted it if it was a bargain and my client was the tenant occupying the building. It was very dramatic and emotional in this case I can tell you!

For my buyer clients, I generally recommend that unless it is their one and only dream home, or they are an investor who is (like the one above) just hoping for a good deal, that we go to court and overbid and do not seek to be the offer held for confirmation. The problem with being the offer held for confirmation is that you can miss an entire quarter where the market is changing and still end up not getting the house.

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Who are you in business with?

I moved to Keller Williams San Francisco  from a small local brokerage in 2016.  Before I did I was concerned that it was a big corporation that might not share my values.  Instead, I found out that each local office is individually owned in a franchise capacity, so the corporate structure provides education and thought leadership, but not control.  I also found that Keller Williams is a company where culture and values mattered more than just about anything. I liked what I learned and I bought a small stake in the KWSF as well as KW Oakland.  I was surprised to learn that I could not hold it in my corporate entity, but rather was only allowed to own it as myself, Jennifer Rosdail.  I asked why.  The answer I received was that the founder, Gary Keller, wanted there to be accountable individuals in charge of each office; that the anonymity a corporate entity can provide was just a no go.  Therefore, with Keller Williams, Agents and their clients know where the “buck stops,” and who they are spending their money on.  I checked out the other local owners as well as the corporate leaders before I joined and I decided these were people I would be proud to “be in business with.”  Nothing has changed that since I joined.  In addition to local ownership and control, Keller Williams has an impressive belief system – into which every office has input on an annual basis.  There are some corny acronyms for sure, but when I read the WI4C2Ts, I’m inspired every time.
 
Win-Win:  or no deal
Integrity:  do the right thing
Customers:  always come first
Commitment:  in all things
Communication:  seek first to understand
Creativity:  ideas before results
Teamwork:  together everyone achieves more
Trust:  starts with honesty
Success:  results through people
 
Footnote:  The small local brokerage I used to be part of has recently been swallowed up by a big corporation that has received $450 million in funding from Softbank (which is in turn funded 45% by the Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund, which is the investment vehicle for the Saudi Government, of recent journalist killing and arms deal fame… not to mention long term suppression of women and minorities.)  Other brokerages have been swallowed as well.
 
For more on the Keller Williams belief system, see here:  https://www.kw.com/kw/mvvbp.html.  To find out more about how being with Keller Williams benefits my clients and my business, just ask me.

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Vote: It Matters – Last Chance to Register Tomorrow!

The deadline to register to vote in California is tomorrow, October 22.  If you are not sure if you are registered, here’s a step by step guide to get your vote in:
 
 
Stefan and I attended a fundraiser at a home in Berkeley last night for Josh Harder, who is running for Congress in the hotly contested purple District 10.  I have friends and clients who have been canvassing to get out the vote there and I figured making a donation was the least I could do.  The candidate was knowledgeable and passionate about his district.  He grew up there and understands his community and would be an excellent advocate.  The point he made was that the issues being decided right now matter and affect the lives of people every single one of us knows.  These range from DACA to eliminating coverage for pre-existing conditions, to personality driven tariff wars driving down the price of walnuts.  In addition, this is one of 24 key races (9 of which are in California) that can change the balance of power in Congress.  If you want to donate to Josh Harder’s campaign, click here
 
But more importantly, please vote and encourage everyone you know to do so as well.  Help people figure it out by asking them if they have a plan to get there and sharing these links.
 
If you are going to have trouble voting on November 6, you can go to City Hall just about any time and vote in advance.  Here’s the info:  
 
 
The City Hall Voting Center opens 29 days before Election Day. Hours are as follows:
  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, two weekends before Election Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (enter on Grove Street)
  • Tuesday, Election Day, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The City Hall Voting Center is located on the ground floor of San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 48.

https://sfelections.sfgov.org/vote-city-h

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Close to Culture & Next to Nature

3335 Clement Street,
San Francisco California

>Offered at $799,000

Click here to Request a Showing
Click here to Download Disclosures

Showing schedule:

Saturday, November 17th 1:00-3:00pm 
Sunday, November 18th 1:00-3:00pm

Offers, if any, will be reviewed by Monday, Nov. 19 at 2pm
  • Two bedrooms/one and 1/4 baths
  • Direct Golden Gate Bridge Views from master bed and office
  • Stunning “Dwell” styled kitchen & bath
  • Kitchen features Thermador appliances
  • Bath features extra deep soaking tub w/shower and separate 1/2 bath
  • Open plan living with direct access to private outdoor deck and lush shared garden
  • Fantastic location near Lands End, Clement Shopping and the Palace of Legion of Honor
  • Top floor with bonus attic – think hobby, storage, office or future expansion
  • Laundry in unit
  • Ample storage in attic as well as basement
  • This is a 25% TIC interest in 3335-3341 Clement
  • Year built: 1907
  • Square footage: 1,116 sq. ft. per graphic artist
  • HOA Dues: $460
  • Leased parking available
  • May be eligible for condo conversion starting April 15th, 2019. However, I have been informed that the city has put applications where there are tenants in a building on hold. 
 

Getting better and better….

1907 was an exciting year in San Francisco. People were eager to recover from the earthquake and building up a storm. The Outer Richmond was one of the last places in San Francisco to be developed so there was plenty of room. 3335 Clement was errected in this year across the street from what was then a mere 3 hole golf course. The Palace of Legion of Honor was yet to be built – and little did the first occupants know they might eventually look out over one of the most recognizable human built icons ever – the Golden Gate Bridge.

Fast forward to today, and this exquisitely remodeled and cared for home is across from a the spectacular 19 hole Lincoln Park Golf Course, walking distance to the elegant and inspiring Palace of Legion of Honor and a convenient stroll to almost too many restaurants and shops to list. And it looks right at the now extant Golden Gate Bridge. In addition, it is a short hop to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s Lands End or Golden Gate Park. And as if this wasn’t enough, it’s about to be a block from a brand new Andronico’s.

The unit was exquisitely remodeled by the current owners to include luxurious finishes, appliances and and a magazine worthy kitchen with direct access to a lovingly cared for outdoor spaces. The unit also features an accessible attic with soaring ceilings and a skylight that will provide space for all the things you hope you will get to – movie night or painting or yoga? The view past the picturesque window boxes is verdant and open as it is from the sunny kitchen and back deck is as well. Spending time here is a relaxing respite – all while right near some of the finest things San Francisco has to offer.

For more info on what’s good and bad about TICs, please read http://www.jenniferrosdail.com/tics/

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Right Where You Want to Be…

546 Sanchez, 102-104 Hancock,
San Francisco California

104 Hancock $599,000
546 Sanchez $699,000
102 Hancock $1,299,000
Whole Building $2,597,000

Click here to Request a Showing
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Showing schedule:

Showings By Appointment

Offers, if any, will be reviewed by 11:00 am on Friday, October 26th.

Entire Building – priced at $2,597,000

  • VACANT 3 Unit Building
  • Center of the super cool universe location
  • Gorgeous Italianate Victorian façade& interior details 
  • Sold as a building or TIC interests
  • Year built: 1890
  • Walkscore/BikeScore/RiderScore:  93/77/97
  • Square footage per tax record:  2,252 sq. ft. total 

102 Hancock – Upper View 2 bed/2 bath priced at $1,299,000

  • Huge kitchen; purple heart wood counters & new Bertazzoni Range
  • Newly remodeled marble bath plus en suite master
  • Two romantic wood-burning fireplaces + two terraces
  • Includes Parking, exclusive storage and in-unit laundry
  • 102 Hancock – 1,071 sq. ft. (per graphic artist)

546 Sanchez – Front View 1 bed/1 bath priced at $699,000

  • Newly remodeled oversized bath
  • One decorative/one wood-burning fireplace
  • Exclusive use front view terrace
  • Includes exclusive storage and shared laundry in garage
  • 546 Sanchez – 588 sq. ft. (per graphic artist)
104 Hancock – Lower 1 bed/1 bath priced at $599,000
  • Granite eat-in kitchen
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Formal entry and loads of closets
  • Includes exclusive storage and shared laundry in garage
  • 104 Hancock – 532 sq. ft. (per graphic artist)

546 Sanchez/102-104 Hancock is perched in Dolores Heights like one of San Francisco’s famous parrots. It is an outstanding architectural example of an 1890s San Francisco Italianate Victorian but in addition to that, it now finds itself at the center of current coolness: Two blocks up from the top of Dolores Park, two blocks from free rides to work at all the cool places, and a very short distance from the restaurants and nightlife of the Castro and the Mission. It is truly the place to be right now. You can walk up the hill see the sun rise over Mt. Diablo, have dinner at Frances and watch movies in the park – that is if you can get past Le Marais and Lark which are irresistibly close. Your friends might even notice you look just a little cooler because you are shopping at Unionmade on your way to meet them at Starbelly.

In 1890, Eureka Valley was just getting started, and this building was one of the first proud centennials erected in the newly forming district. The care and pride that went into building it, are still evident today and it is ready for new occupants to enjoy.

For more info on what’s good and bad about TICs, please read http://www.jenniferrosdail.com/tics/

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Sold: 202 Miramar Avenue

Sold for $970,111
Buyer Represented
 

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