Archive for July, 2010

SF Green Finance Program for Homeowners suspended…

Sadly, I knew it was coming… but San Francisco has suspended their loan program to help homeowners save energy and go green…

From GreenFinanceSF

As a result of guidance issued by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on July 6, 2010, the GreenFinanceSF Program has been suspended indefinitely. The following notice has been posted to the GreenFinanceSF website at

“The GreenFinanceSF residential program is suspended until further notice.

According to guidance received from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) on July 6 2010, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—the government-sponsored entities that guarantee more than half of the residential mortgages in the United States—and the lenders and other servicers that they work with, will not originate loans or other financings on homes that take advantage of GreenFinanceSF or other Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs being implemented nationwide, and may take additional unfavorable actions relative to underwriting new mortgages in jurisdictions with active residential PACE financing programs.. A New York Times article published June 30, 2010, provides more detail on this issue. In order to protect GreenFinanceSF participants from uncertain impacts to existing or future home mortgage contracts, we have suspended the residential program indefinitely.

The City and County of San Francisco deeply regrets this development and has joined with other local governments to urge Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHFA to reconsider their position and allow local governments to bring the benefits of energy conservation and job creation to communities across the country.

Please feel free to call (800) 803-6930 if you have any questions. Thank you.”


Upcoming SF Listings

Upcoming Listings:

$825,000 // Noe Valley //  Duncan Street BR/BA: 3/2 PKG: 1 Brief Description: Oversized contemporary condo on 2 levels with amazing downtown views.  For your clients who want space and to put their own stamp on things.

 $780,000 //Parkside // confidential  BR/BA: 3/2 PKG: 2 Brief Description: Center Patio home with great Ocean Views.  @ BR 1 BA up and 1 BR one BA down.  Full garage.  

 $729,000 //Pacific Heights //  Presidio  BR/BA: 2/2 PKG: 0 Brief Description: Charming garden condominium with lovely detail, FAB location.

 $699,000 // Bernal Heights //Nevada BR/BA: 2/1 PKG:  1 Brief Description: Super cute SFH with a nicely updated kitchen, cherry hardwood floors and new bath.  Has Double pained windows, skylights and a fabulous landscaped backyard with deck. On the market in September, but happy to show sooner.

 $675,000 // Central Richmond // confidential BR/BA: 2/1 PKG: 2 Brief Description: Top Floor remodeled condo

 $639,000 // Midtown Terrace //Panorama Drive BR/BA:  2+/1 PKG: 1+ Brief Description:  Classic Mid-Century Home – 2 Bedrooms/1 Bath with bonus room down (unwarranted) with further expansion potential possible. Some property upgrades being done prior to marketing (i.e. painting, refinishing hardwood floors, windows, landscaping, etc.).  Property is vacant, doesn’t look pretty (yet) but happy to let you see it.

 Pocket Listings:

$795,000 //Lower Pacific Heights // Confidential/Call Agent BR/BA: 2/1 PKG: 0 Brief Description:  Lovely 2bd 1ba plus large office condo located just steps from Fillmore Street.  Period details throughout, open floor plan and deeded patio – great for entertaining!  Leased parking.

 $TBD // Russian Hill //Confidential /Call Agent BR/BA: 2/2 PKG: 0 Brief Description:   Beautiful remodeled top floor flat in excellent location in Russian Hill, ½ block from Polk St. The flat features a double parlor with a fireplace (includes side views of GG Bridge), office area and custom built-ins. Beautiful accents include high ceilings, crown molding, wainscoting, recessed lighting and softwood floors and in-unit w/d hookups. Leased parking prepaid for 1yr

 $TBD// Parkside // Confidential/Call Agent BR/ BA: 3/1 PKG Brief Description:  Excellent location close to 3 parks: Parkside Square, Pine Lake Park, Stern Grove.  Approx 1,926 sq. ft.  Gracious formal living and dining room.  Kitchen w/breakfast room.  7/10 Markoff Pest Inspection shows $0. 

 $TBD //Financial District // Confidential/ Call Agent BR/BA: 1/1 PKG: 0 Brief Description: Beautiful 1bd/1ba unit at The Royal, was the original model unit, in excellent condition, H/W floors, custom paint, very gently used appliances–great pied-a-terre or starter pad for a Fidi worker. Email me for photos 

Back-on-Market Listing: 

$799,000 //Inner Sunset //7th Avenue  BR/BA:  3/2.5 PKG:  1 Brief Description: Top-floor 1500+ sqft Victorian condo with great space, deeded deck off kitchen, great light, abundant storage space, shared yard, 1 car sxs parking. Coming back on market mid-August Property Website (if any): 

Price Reduction:  

$899,000Old Price: $929,000 //SOMA // 260 King St. #959 BR/BA: 3/2 PKG: 1 Brief Comments: Rare top floor condo located at The Beacon’s West Building. Open floor plan with modern finishes; gourmet kitchen, in-unit laundry. This is a full service building featuring tons of amenities with great access to Muni, and HWYs 280 and 101 for commuting. Property Website (if any):  

 $619,000Old Price: $649,000  //SOMA //1247 Harrison St. #26 BR/BA: 1/1.5 PKG: 2 Brief Comments: Reduced! Top floor quiet loft w/2 car parking at the H20 building.  Balcony + Private patio, views, storage and top qualify finishes. Property Website: