Sold: 1908 Leavenworth Street

Offered at $1,095,000
Sold for $1,130,000
Buyer Represented

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Two of my favorite colleagues weigh in on the way our market functions…

Local real estate experts Lamisse Droubi and Patrick Carlisle talk about factors that lead to bidding wars on homes in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Sophistication, Convenience and Luxury Converge …

219 Brannan #15A,
San Francisco California

>Offered at $1,168,000

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Showing schedule:

Sunday, August 5th from 2:00-4:00pm
  • One bedroom/one and 1/2 baths
  • Ultimate open plan city living
  • Penthouse style NW corner unit
  • Ample storage and closet space
  • Designer lighting, sound system and remote controlled draperies
  • Panoramic views from the Bay Bridge to Twin Peaks and Bernal Hill
  • Hotel style full service building with Pool, fitness center and elegant outdoor space
  • Quick access to surrounding tech companies, FiDi and freeways
  • Close to AT&T Park, future Warrior’s home
  • Laundry in unit
  • 1 car garage parking + private, secure storage
  • Year built: 2000
  • Square footage: 815 per graphic artist
  • HOA Dues: $1,073.62
  • Walkscore/BikeScore/RiderScore: 84/87/100

In the year 2000 the Brannan was visionary – edgy even. It was in an area with little residential development and offered a lifestyle still unique in San Francisco High-rises. It is a complex of three towers, entered through an elegant semi-circular driveway, that share amenities, but each with their own elegant lobby and front desk staff. With it’s art nouveaux style glass awnings and excellent concierge style service, 219 Brannan evokes a Parisian boutique hotel. Designed by French designer Christian Liaigre, who among other projects has designed the Uber-trendy Mercer Hotel in NYC, the Brannan boasts 3000 square foot fitness center and outdoor entertainment facilities, and a perfectly positioned 75 foot pool.

Residence 15A is a spectacular & spacious open plan 1 bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bath unit. The current owner elected to remove the dividing wall to improve the astounding view of the Bay Bridge and SF skyline. It occupies the coveted north west corner of 219 Brannan and features penthouse style sliding glass walls that can be opened wide for an indoor-outdoor feel. The unit has been upgraded with designer finishes, low-voltage lighting, built-in sound system and remote controlled draperies.

In the time since it was built, San Francisco Living has come to the Brannan. It is nestled between South Beach Harbor and AT&T Park, and steps from dozens of culinary landmarks (think Saison and 25 Lusk or the SF Ferry Building Farmer’s Market). Walkable to Google, Dropbox, the Financial District and CalTrain and seconds from freeways south, this is the perfect SF location for a primary residence or a pìed a Terre.


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San Francisco Real Estate Market Update: July 2018

Two economic conditions currently in the U.S. may impact the Bay Area housing market. The first is the mounting trade wars with China, Europe, Mexico and Canada. The second is the rising interest rates, tightening monetary policy and converging yield curve, the latter of which has been a recession indicator in the past. At this point, housing sales are still strong but prices show some signs of weakening.

The number of new single family homes that came on the market in June was the lowest for that month in the past 10 years. With the number of sales not declining, inventory dropped to its lowest level for June in 10 years. This incredibly low inventory contributed to the highest overbid percentage ever on record in San Francisco – 119%.

Interestingly, prices fell for the fourth straight month but are still up 13% year-on-year.

Condo/loft/TIC prices dropped back a bit in June but are up 8.8% year-on-year. The number of condo sales year-to-date is the highest since 2014.

Single Family Homes:
The three-month rolling average median sales price of $1,629,815 is up 11% over last year’s.
Year-to-date, new listings are down 2.7% while sales are up 2.2%.
June’s inventory of 1.7 months is 18% lower than in 2017.
89% of homes sold over their list price.

The three-month rolling average median sales price of $1,224,167 is up 8.8% over last year’s.
Year-to-date, new listings are up 2.9% while sales were up 8.2%.
June’s inventory of 2.1 months is 14% lower than in 2017.
69% of condo/loft/TIC’s sold over their list price and the median percent of list price received was 106%.

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Gary Keller on the Real Estate Industry – Yesterday Live in San Francisco

Wow. Gary Keller speaks his mind on the digitizing of the real estate industry. Super interesting insight.

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Sold: 75 Santa Marina Street

Offered at $799,000
Sold for $1,303,000
Buyer Represented

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Center of it All – Mission Dolores Living

36 Dearborn Street,
San Francisco California

>Offered at $1,049,000

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Showing schedule:


  • 2 bedrooms/1 bath + office
  • Great room style open floor plan
  • Remodeled kitchen with beautiful glass tile, granite counters and stainless appliances
  • Remodeled bathroom with crackle glass tile, extra-deep soaking tub, frameless shower door and Carrera marble vanity
  • Gracious Edwardian details including decorative fireplace, wainscoting and mouldings.
  • Beautiful oak and tile flooring throughout
  • Walk out deck overlooking shared garden
  • Large exclusive use storage room
  • Laundry room on ground level
  • THE BEST Mission Dolores location
  • Quick access to tech shuttles, freeways and public transit
  • Laundry in garage
  • 1 car garage parking
  • Year built: 1907
  • Square footage: 954 per graphic artist
  • Walkscore/BikeScore/RiderScore: 91/99/100

If you live here, your corner market is Bi-Rite and your park is Dolores. Weeknight dinner is Hawker FareNamu Gagi or Mission Cheese Afterward, for a sweet bite, you pop in to Dandelion Chocolate or BiRite Creamery. Maybe, in between, you attend a lecture or other event at the Women’s Building. Just an average day in the life if you live at 36 Dearborn where the culinary and cultural wonders of San Francisco are all within easy reach. It is a residence sure to connect you in many ways. And if that’s not enough, it’s also on a lovely tree lined block – as you turn the corner toward home, you leave the bustle and stress of the city.

The flat itself has been thoughtfully remodeled to open up the floorpan, while preserving the essential charm of the Edwardian details treasured by so many. The transitional style of the mill-work and tile in the kitchen and bath compliment the historic flat, but have prepared it for life today and for many years to come. The flat features two bedrooms at the front of the home, a spacious hall bath, a large eat-in kitchen open to the living room, an office at the rear that could be used as a private laundry room or dining room, that flows to a step-out rear deck and shared garden. The home also includes one car parking and a large storage room. This is the one you’ve been waiting for!

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57 Downey Street

57 Downey Street,
San Francisco California

>NOW PENDING!  – Offered at $1,698,000

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Showing schedule:

July 10, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
July 11, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
July 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
July 15, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Offers, if any, will be considered after 2pm on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

57 Downey is it: that elusive perfect Victorian on a picturesque, tree-lined block, anchoring a row of beautifully maintained historic homes. Lovingly restored and enhanced by the current owners, it’s ready to move in and enjoy. The main level has a living room with gas fireplace, a large bedroom, dining room with bay window overlooking the garden, and 2014 kitchen with dining nook as well as a split bath with a claw foot tub. The upper level has two large bedrooms and a stunning remodeled bath. The ground level contains a large workshop/play/future expansion area & laundry room (garage/expansion plans available). The walk-out rear garden with gently swishing birch trees & burbling pond might be your favorite. Come see for yourself!


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How did your street get it’s name?

Did you ever wonder how the street you are strolling along got its name? I do all the time. In particular, I was just researching to write the copy for my new listing at 57 Downey Street, and I found this website:

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Dream Home on Downey

57 Downey Street,
San Francisco California

>Offered at $1,698,000

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Showing schedule:

July 10, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
July 11, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
July 14, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
July 15, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
July 18, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Offers, if any, will be considered after 10am on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

  • 3 Bedroom/2.25 Bath single family home on coveted block
  • Beautiful Queen Anne Victorian home with perfect floor-plan
  • Restored façade with hand applied gold leaf details and house numbers
  • Recently remodeled kitchen with bespoke cabinets, enameled Viking range plus Bosch wall oven, Carerra counters with custom Ogee edges, Jurilisco hand blown lighting, and vintage French cabinet pulls
  • Gleaming white wash vintage Douglas fir flooring
  • Living room features custom-built book shelves and cozy gas fireplace.
  • Upper bath features step-in shower and stunning Carrera tile floor
  • Lower split bath features original clawfoot tub
  • New designer lighting throughout
  • Walk out garden with graceful birch trees, spacious flagstone terrace, and relaxing water feature
  • Recently installed high-efficiency furnace
  • Spacious laundry room and ample storage downstairs
  • 1587 Sq. Feet of living space/520 sq. feet utility space per graphic artist
  • One car leased parking @ $300/month within 1 block
  • Year Built: 1894 per owner
  • Walker’s Paradise: Walkscore: 96

When people say they want to move to San Francisco, 57 Downey is just the home they have in mind. Located on a picturesque, tree-lined block, anchoring a row of beautifully maintained historic homes, this is the place you want to find solace in after a day of city living.

57 Downey is a exquisite jewelbox – as beautiful as it is on the outside, it’s even better inside.

The home has been lovingly restored and upgraded by it’s current owners. When they originally restored the façade, they stripped the layers of old paint using dental tools and then skillfully applied gold leaf to make it shine just the right amount. When they remodeled the kitchen, no expense or effort was spared to give it just the right feeling, including sourcing the handles for the cabinets at a Paris flea market. Original details (think hinges, ceiling medallions, decorative brackets, doorknobs and a clawfoot tub) were preserved, and tasteful modern accents and comforts were judiciously added. The results are a comfortable, unique and elegant home that is perfect for life today.

The floor-plan is well laid, with adjoining spacious living areas. The inviting living room is in the front across the hall from a downstairs bedroom. The kitchen flows to the rear garden through a bright dining nook as well as to the large dining room. The first bath is located at the rear of the lower level, and upstairs, two private spacious bedrooms and a 2nd bath complete the living spaces of the home. The lowest level contains a laundry room and a huge flex space that can be used for rainy-day play, workshop, storage or converted to a garage or finished living space (architectural plans available). With ample public spaces adjoining a large, usable garden, this is the perfect home for entertaining.

The location is more Ashbury Heights than Haight, but without the inconvenient hike all the way up the hill. From here you have a short stroll to Cole Valley, Buena Vista Park, the Divisadero Corridor, Golden Gate Park, UCSF and the Inner Sunset, and, of course, Haight Street.

With quick access to shopping at Gus’s Market on Haight Street, BiRite on Divis, or the original Cole Hardware, you pretty much won’t need to leave the neighborhood for anything. But when you do, the N Judah to downtown is a few minutes walk, tech shuttles are quickly accessible on nearby Divisadero or you can zip down Oak Street for freeway access to the Bay Bridge or the Peninsula.


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