SOLD – 288 San Jose Avenue, San Francisco

Congratulations to my clients for purchasing their first home together!  After beating out multiple other offers, they purchased their new home in the exact neighborhood they desired.  This 2-bedroom condo is nestled between the Noe Valley and Mission Dolores neighborhoods, right where they wanted to be, and is a spacious upgrade from their previous apartment.  I’m so excited for them to move in and start making memories in their new place!

288 San Jose Avenue, San Francisco
2 bed, 1 bath, 1105 sq ft.
Listed at $1,125,000 + Sold for $1,335,000
Represented buyer

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Photos courtesy of Jessica Branson, Alain Pinel

Congress may cap mortgage interest deduction at $500K

West Coast homeowners would be affected most

As part of their attempt to overhaul the federal tax system, the GOP and Trump administration are writing legislation that would place new limits on the home mortgage tax deduction—one of the longest standing benefits for homeowners. The move would help offset revenue that would be lost by cutting corporate and personal tax rates.

Tax change could be one-two punch for California homeowners
Such a cut would have the biggest effect on owners in expensive urban centers around the U.S., as well as most of the West Coast, where home prices are among the highest in the country, according to The Los Angeles Times. This proposal is on top of another anticipated change in the tax code that would hurt Californians more than residents in any other state—the ability to deduct state and local taxes from federal taxes. Continue reading “Congress may cap mortgage interest deduction at $500K”

JUST LISTED – 2000 Ellis Street #205, San Francisco

Welcome to this sleek, contemporary 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo in San Francisco’s coveted Divisadero corridor. Designed by award-winning architect Stanley Saitowitz, this South-facing unit features an open floor plan, built-in Miele appliances, recessed LED lighting, and fresh paint throughout. Natural light floods the living and dining areas, and the spacious bath features a walk-in rain shower and gorgeous sliding glass doors. A rooftop terrace showcases panoramic views and seating areas offer a great space for entertaining guests. Walking distance to top rated restaurants and convenient shopping!

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 car parking
**Now listed at $750,000

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Who To Notify of Your Move

Although buying a new home can be INCREDIBLY EXCITING, there are admittedly a few less-than-exciting tasks involved in the process.  One is the countless changes of address you’ll need to complete to ensure you’ll get the mail you need once you’ve made the move.  (After buying a new home, the last thing you need is a late payment on your bills and a ding on your credit report!)  So while you’re busy packing boxes and decorating your new space, don’t forget to notify the necessary people of your upcoming move.  Here’s a handy list to to help you cover your bases:

 

Off Market Opportunity in SF: 2000 Ellis Street #205

Welcome home to this sleek, contemporary 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo in San Francisco’s coveted Divisadero corridor. Designed by award-winning architect Stanley Saitowitz, this South-facing unit features an open floor plan, built-in Miele appliances, fresh paint throughout, in-floor radiant heating, and recessed LED lighting.  The spacious bath features a walk-in rain shower and ample space for getting ready.  A rooftop terrace with panoramic views and seating areas offers a great space for entertaining guests. Also includes 1 car parking in the garage and a separate storage unit. Walking distance to top rated restaurants and convenient shopping nearby!

2000 Ellis Street #205, San Francisco
1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 car parking
Offered at $799,000

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SOLD – 2704 Oak Road #77, Walnut Creek

It was such a pleasure to welcome my clients to homeownership last week! I loved every minute of working with this adorable family to find a more spacious home for their family in an excellent school district.  We searched across several cities in the East Bay, and after they decided that they loved Walnut Creek the best, we focused on finding them a good sized condo there in their price range.  We also needed to find a home that wasn’t too far from Bart so that the commute into San Francisco would still be convenient.  Fortunately, we found a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo in their ideal price range right near the Bart station — a rare combination!

Thanks to my clients for working with me!

2704 Oak Road #77, Walnut Creek
3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 1259 square feet
Listed for $478,888 + Sold for $510,000

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Photo courtesy of Fely Rodriguez

38750 Litchfield Circle, Fremont

*I will be hosting an open house this Saturday, July 22 from 1-4pm*

Welcome home to this desirable two-story home in a quiet and convenient Parkmont neighborhood! Located on a corner lot, this newly remodeled home features 3 bedrooms + 1 loft bedroom (4 legal bedrooms) and 2.5 baths with a brand new kitchen and appliances, new flooring, remodeled bathrooms, fresh paint inside and out, new fixtures throughout and a newly landscaped yard with vegetable garden and mature fruit trees.  Lots of room to spread out with a separate living and family rooms.  Excellent Parkmont Elementary school (10/10), shopping, and community pond nearby.  Great commute location, walking distance to Bart, close to Whole Foods Market and much more! You don’t want to miss this fantastic Fremont home!

38750 Litchfield Circle, Fremont
4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
Listed at $1,099,000

 

SOLD – 393 Cherrywood Avenue, San Leandro CA

I am thrilled to have closed on this cozy 2-bedroom home in San Leandro on Monday! Thank you to my client for putting your trust and faith in me to help you find a home.  It has been a pleasure to help you buy your first home!

After getting beat on a few properties in a competitive market (including a property that received 50 offers!), and after the first position buyer fell out of contract, I was able to get Martin into contract and negotiate the price down to save him a few thousand dollars off the purchase price. Proving that even in a hot market, homeownership can be attainable (with some patience and a little help from a skilled realtor).  In the end, it was all worth it to get him this well-maintained home on a corner lot in his ideal location.

393 Cherrywood Avenue, San Leandro
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 902 square feet
Listed for $530,000 + Sold for $535,000
Represented buyer

Photos courtesy of Sharon King Homes