Event Announcement and a Reality Check

March 17, 2008

Save the Date

Do you ever get in discussions about what to call homes you see?  Is it a Queen Anne, an Italianate, a Stick or an Eastlake variant?  Is it an Edwardian or is it a Craftsman?  Is it a Spanish Revival, Eclectic or Colonial?  Sometimes, as we all love our homes and the City, these debates can even get rather heated…
Well, I recently met someone who knows all the differences and, not only that, is good at explaining them in memorable ways.  This brilliant person is San Francisco Architect James Dixon.
Your next question is probably, where can I see James and learn all about it.  The answer is at the Poleng Lounge on Wednesday, April 2 @ 6:30 p.m.  James and I are co-sponsoring an event entitled “San Francisco Residential Architectural Styles.”  There will be a slideshow and Q&A.  Be sure to bring a picture of your house for expert analysis . . . and your friends who need to meet a great Realtor!
How’m I Doin’?
In these days of constant negative news stories about the economy and the real estate market, I found the map below reassuring.  The original source is Zillow, but I got it from the SF Chronicle.  If you want to know more about what your house is worth and how it has been performing as an investment in these reportedly uncertain times, please ask me and I will work up the numbers for you lickety split.


Upcoming Listing.  This is advance notice of things Paragon either has coming on the market or are off market “pocket listings.”  If you see anything that piques your interest or that of a friend, I’d be happy to get you in early for a private showing:

$329,000 /    Downtown  /  BR/BA:  0/1/0   Adorable pied a terre studio in fabulous location! Terrific Victorian details, built in Murphy bed.  Elevator building.  Leased pkg available @ Masonic Aud garage  $300/month.  

$525,000  /  SOMA  BR/BA:  1bed/1bath    PKG:    working on it.    Brief Description: A Fantastic 1 bedroom live/work condo in a terrific industrial brick conversion from 2000 has extra high ceilings, extra large bathroom with skylight, nice outlooks, fireplace and good closet space  in convenient location in SOMA  

$580,000   Daly City/Southern Hills/ 2 BR, 2 BA, 1-Car Prkng. (private, enclosed)Top floor Village in the Park condo near San Bruno Mtn. hiking trails.  Large loft area above kitchen can be used as 3rd bedroom or office.  Large deck off dining/living area.  1321 sq. ft. per tax records.  Pocket views.

$649,000 /   Parkside  BR/BA: 3bd/1.5ba PKG: 2 /1/2.  Charming tunnel entry home, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room and small deck. Nice yard and patio, huge garage and development potential down.  der carpets, fireplace.  Trust sale. On coveted block facing Sunset Blvd.  

$725,000    / Van Ness Corridor/ BR/BA:  1/1    PKG:  1      Brief Description: Almost 900 ft top floor end unit/ views N,E,S. Away from Van Ness. Quiet. Sliding doors to small balcony w/southern view, gas FP, FDR, Br w/ view sitting area

$1,375,000  /   Pacific Heights  BR/BA: 3bd/2ba PKG: 1.  Wonderful remodeled top floor condo in prime location near Laurel Village. Over 1700 square feet  PLUS fully wired office space (unwarranted) and huge deeded storage..

$1,675,000 /: Noe Valley /  3bd /3.5 baths      PKG: 1 car, garage       Brief Description:  House-like condo, top two floors of a two unit building. Nearly 3,000 SF, with decks, sun and space!  First open on March 16, can be shown prior to that.

Price Reduction:

$799,000   Old Price$ 859,000      Neighborhood:  Noe Valley   Address:  BR/BA: 2/1     PKG:        Brief Chic contemporary open loft like floor plan. Direct access to deck and southern garden.


Thanks again to friends and associates who continue to send their referrals.  I rely on you to keep the engine of my business going—and am grateful for your support.

See you soon!