Welcome to San Francisco Real Estate with Kevin K. Ho, Esq. and Vanguard Properties
It's Time for Trusted Real Estate with Kevin Ho
Hello, It's Time for Real Estate.
My name is Kevin Ho and I am broker Associate at Vanguard Properties. I specialize in residential and commercial real estate in and around our fair city of San Francisco. I am also an active attorney with 9 years’ experience and am licensed to practice in California before state and federal courts. To me, real estate is more satisfying and rewarding than law. But my lawyer background carries over: it’s my job to support, counsel and work on my clients’ behalf during (and after) our transaction comprehensively and zealously. My clients are both buyers and sellers, old and young, new to the market and seasoned pros from all walks of life. For me, real estate means variety and fun along with the privilege and responsibility of assisting my clients achieve and fulfill. I love what I do.
I’ve been a news reporter and am a trained mediator. I can speak Cantonese and a bit of Mandarin. My law degree is from U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) ’04, my master’s is from the University of London (SOAS) ’01, and my BA is from WashU ’00. I studied at New College, Oxford and with St. Olaf College in Minnesota
A Tech Reporter's Touch. I am curious and enterprising and am unafraid. I use tech (iPhone, iPad, mifi), crowd sourcing and cloud computing to streamline the real estate process. And I listen to learn about my clients and their goals. My clients get the benefit of my relationships to glean opportunities and exclusives that others cannot deliver. Each gets the attention and service only I can deliver. While I was born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa, and my goal was always to make San Francisco home. Using that Midwestern work ethic and niceness, I reached the goal of being here. Now I channel my background and energies to help my clients reach their goals.
Opportunity Found. I work creatively and think broadly for my clients. I also approach real estate under the premise that this is not just important business but it's a major life decision too — home buying is one of the most important decision people make in their lives after all.
Plugged-in In a Variety of Ways. I’ve been featured in such outlets as Curbed SF as being an authoritative real estate resource. I am on the San Francisco MLS Committee and working to improve MLS technology and distribution so that we have the best information at our disposal. My membership in the State Bar’s Real Property Section and its Subsection on Construction & Development keeps me current and informed of current legal developments impacting real estate. And my membership in the San Francisco Residential Builders’ Association and in the AIA San Francisco as an Allied Member assures my clients are plugged-in to the latest developments in the City.
All of my clients get this unbeatable combination by working with me. Remember the only time agents get paid is when a property is sold. Therefore, I ask you work with me exclusively so we can make an impact collectively and winning impact. Together we will succeed. So let’s get started today!
- Why San Francisco Is Worth It
- No Bubbles Here
- Kevin's Recent Listings
- Kevin's Clients
- Recent Transactions
- San Francico's Closings This Week
San Francisco still stands heads and shoulders above.
What makes us so special?
You’ve heard it before, San Francisco is a truly international city. So while you may hear of growth in Houston or Phoenix, for example, would you really want to live there? Would the rest of the world want to? No, I think you'd rather want to live in the Bay Area. Plus, there's wine here. And sustained job growth, weather, technology, diversity, and much, much more.
Is there a bubble forming? No. Of course, we're seeing homes sell fast and median prices have gone up — but those figures have reflected cycling through REO (foreclosed) and short sale properties. And yes, starting in February 2012 we started seeing offers at 10, 20, or even 50 percent over asking price that are all-cash and contingency-free we are now seeing better pricing accuracy from agents and a more stable market return.
Two other components should go to tamp down bubble arguments: Observers note that, unlike 1999 and 2005, real estate growth is sounder and more robust in that: (1) This market is one where both buyers and sellers have power with historically low mortgage rates, rigorous underwriting and low inventory — compounded by the fact that the San Francisco Rent Ordinance and Building and Planning Codes make building new homes in the city a complex, time-consuming and costly endeavor and (2) Price appreciation has been supported by matching and sustained job growth. The Bay Area's job market has proven to the strongest in the state which, in turn, sustains our real estate market. After all, where are all those startup employees going to live?
- 4658 18th Street, San Francisco, Condo, List Price: $1.495M SOLD: $1.53M (website)
- 873 S. Van Ness, top unit of a 2-unit Building, List Price: $1.195M SOLD: $1.2M (website)
- Coming Soon: Upper Market/Twin Peaks SFH
- Coming Soon: Mission Dolores Top-floor Condo
Congratulations to My Clients for:
4658 18th Street, Luxury 3 Bed/3Bath Condo in Euerka Valley. List price $1.495M SOLD $1.53M
969–971 Oak Street, Stately 2- to 3-unit building in Haight Ashbury. List price $1.3M SOLD: $1.368M (10/15/13) +5% Beat 2-3 other offers!
62 States Street, Centrally-located, remodeled 3 Bed/2 Bath/pkg top condo of 2 in the Castro. List price $879K SOLD: $1.059M (9/20/13) +20% Beat 3 other offers!
216 27th Street, Stately Vast & Bright Noe Valley Victorian, updated 4 Bed/3 Bath/ 3pkg with 3100+ sqft. List price $2.195M SOLD: $2.4M (9/25/13) +9.3% Beat 4 other offers!
2094 24th Ave, Sunset Charmer Home with Potential. 2 Bed/1 Bath List price $625K SOLD: $676K (10/11/13) +8.2% Beat 2 other offers!
3566 17th Street, No.: 3, Top-Floor Mission Dolores Condo with Exclusive Roof Deck and More! 2 Bed/2 Bath List price $929K SOLD: $1.1M (11/4/13) +18% Beat 4 other offers!
There were 200 closed properties in the City this past week. Here are some fun numbers and facts…
- 86 Single family homes
- 89 Condos & TICs
- 20 2-4 Units
- 4 5+ units
- 2 Lots
- Houses in the Sunset closed about 5% over asking prices. This was true last week too.
- Houses in the Mission, Inner Mission and Bayview closed anywhere from 15% to 35% over asking prices.
- SOMA and South Beach Condos sold an average of 15% over asking prices.
The Latest News…
- Open House Report: Weekend Open House Report: Pacific Heights Edition December 6, 2013Location: 2800 Pacific Ave. at Divisadero St. Size: 6-bed, 5-bath single-family home Price: $8,900,000 Pitch: "Major Price Reduction! Fantastic opportunity. Magnificent Georgian mansion at the crest of Pacific Heights. Coxhead design, with incredible architectural details including lovely hardwood floors, leaded...
- 2013 Curbed Cup: A reminder that we're gearing up... December 6, 2013A reminder that we're gearing up for the 2013 Curbed Cup and need your help. Like every year, the Curbed Cup will be a bracket-style, 16-neighborhood format. Think a certain neighborhood deserves a chance at scoring this highly coveted prize?...
- AM Linkage: Barry Bonds' Massive Estate; Google's Mysterious Barge; More! December 6, 2013· Barry Bonds' palatial estate gets a price cut, listed publicly · Mysterious Google barge now under investigation · Berkeley to open rebuilt $7.5 million West Branch library · Startups wage war on Craigslist apartment ads · Paging all...
- Sold Stuff: 376 San Carlos in the Inner... December 5, 2013376 San Carlos in the Inner Mission is a vacant 2-unit building that's a serious fixer with "lots of potential." Someone must have fallen in love with the place, because it just sold for $1,252,111, or $437,111 over asking. This...
- On the Market: Charming Edwardian 2BR Condo Lists for $1.079M December 5, 2013This top floor condo in a 3-unit Edwardian has all the features one thinks of when picturing a San Francisco home: a working fireplace, built-ins galore, bay windows, hardwood flooring with inlays, and...
Here are 10 attributes of why San Francisco is a truly global city:
- A main urban hub with spokes that will accommodate different communities, price points and diversity. You’d agree we have that diversity of towns and cities in the Bay Area.
- A place that people want to visit. San Francisco consistently ranks as one of the top 10 tourist destinations in the world.
- A city anchored by globally recognized educational institutions and universities. Here: U.C. Berkeley and Stanford, not to mention UCSF.
- Cultural diversity is a must. If you don’t believe we have that in spades in San Francisco, just walk down Mission Street.
- A city and area that has employment diversity that relies on various industries to thrive instead of being too reliant on one like car manufacturing, government or building aircraft. Sorry Detroit, but you guys didn’t foster Google, Genentech and Tesla for example.
- An area that has dominant financial companies and resources, i.e., Silicon Valley venture capital, Wells Fargo and Charles Schwab anyone?
- A prominent industrial base. Our base is diverse but Silicon Valley anchors the global technology industry. Last year, 1.3M sq ft of commercial space was rented with 53% to technology companies and, of that, 37% went to international companies; average commercial ranges now are $50/sq ft.
- A place that is near nature and recreation, i.e., Tahoe, Napa & Sonoma, Yosemite, etc.
- A place with unique character and spirit that cannot be replicated. Other places may have their tech incubator technology parks, but few have the cachet, mystique and name recognition as Silicon Valley.
- Capacity as a gateway to emerging markets, think the Pacific Rim and Latin America.
A Video Hello from Kevin
— Hass L.
If you have Kevin on your side, I think you will end up with a real advocate for your needs who can streamline the entire home buying process for you.
Vanguard Properties: Still Number 1
Latest MLS figures from Q3 2013 are in and Vanguard is the number two listing office for the entire city. Vanguard was 4th in total sales volume; retained its number 1 position in District 9 for listings (SoMa, Bernal, Dogpatch, Potrero). As an office, Vanguard was tops in Districts 5M and 9C with more than 16% of business in these sunny areas of the city that include Mission Dolores and the rapidly growing Inner Mission areas. When considering overall rankings, Vanguard is punching above our weight class as the other top brokerages have, on average, 2-3x the number of agents and 2-3x the number of offices thanks to folks like you and yours!
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Kevin on the News!
WATCH KEVIN: I have been interviewed on KTVU FOX, Channel 2, San Francisco/Oakland a number of times about such things as the TIC/Condo conversion law change, parking woes and Ellis Act evictions. Watch the interviews and see other media clips here.
You've Found Your Trusted, Tech-Savvy Real Estate Professional. Now, Let's Get Going!
+11.1% Single-family Homes
+10.6% All Types
Change in Median Sales Price (October 2012–2013)
In the Know with Kevin Ho: What Happened in SF's real estate market this week, Dec.. 1, 2013 Ed., No. 48
Time for the Nutty?
It's December Already, the time when real estate in SF may be a bit nutty
It's the time of year when people are in the shopping mood, when folks feel the days running out, when the thought of the tax year closing suddenly compels some to act. Whatever the reason, December can be a frenzied time of year with people doing — well — nutty things like buying exuberantly or faster than they would otherwise. And we're starting to see some more normal properties come onto the market. This is why it's important to be working with yours truly who's been watching and observing the market for quite some time now to give you the proper context and perspective to make sure you're not the nut.
As I noted last week, it is the weird part of the year that draws out the weirdo properties. There are still some weird birds out there. Examples include: a house/lot that is located behind another house with a 7 foot x 50 foot access path to a house that needs to TLC, which would be worthwhile because of phenomenal views and complicated tenants; the incomplete post-fire Dogpatch house that is being sold with lumber, which is good as the house is only framed on the inside with no systems being installed (the lighting inside was done ala extension cord); to the lots in Bernal Heights that have no road access, utilities and a 20%+ steep grade on the market that, quite naturally have title issues — did I mention it's unclear if you can even build on them?! Nuts.
Despite that, just as the Thanksgiving week arrived, Vanguard’s sales activity still remained good and strong — still exceeding spring and summer highs but now also showing a steadying of prices. Median prices are predicted to rise only 6% next year in the Bay Area and California compared to 2+ years of 25%+ growth. Why?
Does this mean trouble ahead? No. Instead median price (which is in itself a somewhat flawed data aggregation point) reflected sales of all types of properties including foreclosures and short sale distressed properties. That inventory has now been largely resold and no more exists. Regular sales are the norm again and median prices will steady as a natural consequence.
So, most observers take this to mean that there is no sign of a bubble having formed or one forming in the near future. Why not?
(1) San Francisco remains in high demand as evidenced by a rehashing of the anti-gentrification sentiments of the late 1990s as reported in the New York Times last week (Backlash by the Bay: Tech Riches Alter a City") and, for better or worse, as the New Republic summarizes:
"Cities like these [New York and San Francisco] are where young people want to live now. The course San Francisco and New York chart in the next few years will determine whether all but the wealthiest of them will be able to to grow older in them.”
Only this time it's supported by new construction and a grounded jobs market.
(2) A bubble is nearly impossible to imagine with interest rates remaining as low as they are. Interest rates are remaining nice and stable and no one expects the Fed to alter its plans at least until the end of February 2014. The mere rumors of an easing of the Fed's policy of buying T-bills in May this year caused a 1/2 point rise in mortgage rates that we're only now finally cycling out of now. As I wrote last week, lenders are (still) looking to lend and to lend now. Lenders from Citibank to First Republic to Wells are all looking to lend and are looking voraciously. From Tony Alencar at Citibank, here are the most current rates:
- JUMBO 30-year fixed 3.875% 0 points (Vanguard preferred rate with Citibank) up to $2M, with 20% down
- 5/1/ ARM up to $2M, with 20% down, 0 pts, rate = 2.625%
- 7/1 ARM up to $2M, with 20% down, 0 pts, rate = 3%
- 10/1 ARM up to $2M, with 20% down, 0 pts, rate = 3.375%
(3) Applying What You've Just Read. In working with a set of new buyers yesterday, they asked me what a monthly payment would look like if they bought now or waited a year from now when rates are predicted to be 5.3% (whenever rates get to that point again is moot as the main point is that they will at one point). Here's what we calculated:
Assuming you had $150,000 to put down now on a purchase using a conventional 30-year fixed loan that would be 20% of a $750,000 purchase...
- Purchase in Q1, 2014, Interest rate @ 4.0% your mortgage and property tax obligation would be: $3,563.74/month
- Purchase in Q4, 2014, Interest rate @ 5.3% your mortgage and property tax obligation would be: $4,031.08/month
- This may seem like an okay proposition, but consider this from the payment point of view. When you're able to afford a $4000-ish per month payment you could buy something for $850,000 today instead because of the difference in interest rates. Here's the math: This assuming you put an extra $20,000 down. Therefore, $170,000 down @ 4.0% at $850,000 purchase price your monthly P, I and T would be $4,038.91!
Net effect: You lose $100,000 worth of buying power with a rate change of about 1% (And don't forget you can deduct mortgage interest)
Kevin's Recent Track Record...
(Recent Closes & Successes)
He's opinionated which is great: his suggestions of open homes to visit were always excellent and he responded to our feedback to tune follow-ups; we're also very pleased with his suggestions for what we might do to/with the place we've bought - he'd be a great interior designer if he wasn't a realtor :) We're looking forward to continuing to work with him!
—Ross M., Buyer, Noe Valley
216 27th Street, San Francisco, Stunning Noe Valley Single Family Home
4 Bed, 3 Bath, 3 Parking
List Price: $2.195M
Sold Price: $2.4M (+109%)
Congratulations to my clients — a sweet couple who work in tech and energy — on successfully buying this gorgeous, warm, sunlit home just around the block from where they were renting. This home has solar panels — so the power meter goes backwards, fresh lemons from a jasmine-scented yard, large 21-foot tall kitchen and family room with deck, and much more with the potential to make the home magnificent than it already is.
Our offer was one among many and wasn't the highest one, but it was the best. I made sure my clients' offer stood out from others by making it connect and resonate with the sellers' intentions, which were to sell competitively but thoughtfully. Now the home is in the hands of buyers who would love it as much as the sellers did. (9/2013)
964 Corbett Ave
Where: 964 Corbett Avenue (Upper Market)
What: Single-family Home with Million Dollar Views, 3 Bed, 3 bath, 2 parking spaces, terraced yard, hot tub!
How Much: Listed at $1.199M (increased to $1.368M SOLD: $1.275M, all-cash, 10-day close (93.2% of list, $782/sqft)
Kevin's Client: Buyer +piano
Congrats to my buyer who just closed on the single family home at 964 Corbett. After three weeks and three rounds of bidding, our persistence finally paid off and my client closed on this home with a short escrow just above below the asking price for this large single-family home with two parking spaces, hot tub, private yard, recent upgrades fantastic City views and modern touches! What's more, my buyer and I were actually the second-highest offer. But after we learned what the sellers really wanted (a long rent-back period) we crafted our offer to match and the result worked out well as my client was planning on traveling anyway over the summer while the sellers remained at the property temporarily. (8/2013)
—Aaron & Ashley L.
We couldn't be happier with the service we received from Kevin. He's personable, helpful, tech-savvy, and extremely dedicated!
Kevin is a very opinionated realtor, but I say this in a good way. There were many homes that we were willing to bid on in what was a very challenging market, but thankfully Kevin kept our best interests in mind. Rather than going for a quick close, he actually talked us out of a few homes to make sure we stayed true to our criteria. (5/2013)
18th Street Luxury Penthouse Condo $1.85M
Where: 4658 18th St., Penthouse (Eureka Valley)
What: Luxury, Private, Penthouse in Eureka Valley, unlisted, off-market sale for a 1900+ sqft, 3 Bed/3Bath, luxury Penthouse home with 4 decks, including a panoramic one, air conditioning, elevator, garage and construction dating from 20089. , 2 Bed, 1 Bath Already Sweet Victorian Home with Updates and Potential
How Much: List price n/a, sold at $1.85M, Partial, Optional Financing
Kevin's Clients: Buyer + Dog x 3
SOLD: My client and neighbor and I successfully purchased this rare, off-market, recent construction, luxury 1900 sqft Penthouse condominium that I bet you never knew existed on 18th Street in Eureka Valley just above the Castro.
The Penthouse features 4 decks, 2 en suite bathrooms, open floor plan, skylights, sound, handmade wainscoting, crown molding, fireplaces, modern living amenities and upgraded appliances. There are panoramic views from sheltered decks and a rooftop deck with a 360-degree view. Oh, and there's an elevator from the garage to boot. How did we win it? Well, my client knew to work with me to make this exclusive home his. We won this by crafting the smartest, most aggressive, and best offer possible and worked hard with a great team of folks to get this deal done within 14 days. This home was worth all the effort and is truly a rare one! (6/2013)
Listed as 2 TICs, 1 2-unit building for $1.299M.
SOLD FOR: $1.368M
Owning Oak. Congratulations to my clients Elliott and Charles on closing on 969-971 Oak Street, a strong-curb appeal, extra deep lot, delivered vacant 2-unit building with tons of potential for adding more living space and strong rents. Getting the property in a competitive bidding situation where the competition was willing to go completely contingency-free where my clients had to have one came down to the positive experience I had with the listing agent. Like that deal, this one had unconventional challenges on the seller side that made our escrow long and challenging but ultimately successful. Whew! (10/2013)
Captured on Church — 2nd HIghest Offer Wins $1.260M
Where: 1617 Church St (Noe Valley)
What: Single Family Home, 2 Bed, 1 Bath Already Sweet Victorian Home with Updates and Potential
How Much: List price $1.095M, sold at $1.26M, Financed (with appraisal reserve amount) (115% of list, $1301/sqft)
Kevin's Clients: Buyers + Baby and Dog
Returning to work at a startup and biotech, a young couple, their beautiful young daughter and loyal pooch came back stateside this spring, Yet we met last fall and thanks to YouTube and Photostream, we continued their home search over thousands of miles and months. I kept the family's spirits up and focus precise. Because of that, this young family not only found the perfect home for them in Noe Valley, but also won this home in a competitive bidding situation. While not the highest offer, we presented the smartest one that met put the sellers' minds at ease. Despite that, our close price was near $1300/sqft. This is just the beginning: 1617, with its location, instant curb appeal and upgrades was move in ready. The owners are, however, already starting renovation plans; after all you can't overbuild in Noe Valley according to one appraiser and another contractor.
62 States Street Buyer Represented
3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1 Parking Top-floor Condo
List Price: $929,000
Sold Price: $1,060,000
Congrats to my buyer, who, after a year of looking, won this property with views, location and modern amenities in the Castro. Why was our offer picked from the crowd? The listing agent let us know my client won the property because the agent had worked with me before and knew that I would only bring serious offers that close smoothly and easily. From my client:
"I have worked with several agents over the years, and Kevin is the one I will go back to again next time. Throughout our yearlong process, Kevin demonstrated several times that he truly had my best interests in mind."
— Aaron S., Buyer, Senior Manager, top tech company (9/2013)
Suddenly on S. Van Ness, Sold! $1.2M
Where: 873 S. Van Ness (Inner Mission)
What: Two-unit, Owner-Occupied 2400+ sqft TIC, 3 Bed/2Bath, Extra-wide lot, top floor
How Much: Listed at $1.195M SOLD: $1.2M, All-cash, 8-day close (100.4% of list, $498/sqft)
Kevin's Clients: Sellers + daughter + dog
SOLD: Congrats to my sellers 873 S. Van Ness for getting into contract after just 10 days on the market and closing escrow just 8 days after that.This top-floor, bright home has 2400+ sqft of space with 3 Beds & 2 Baths, shared backyard, "man cave" separate garage. The space wasn't fully-staged and the sellers instead collaborated with me, listening to my tips and strategy that ultimately got a $1.2M all-cash offer. After owning for just 27 months, the sellers managed a +56% gain on their property. Yes, everyone was pleased. (8/2013)
A New High (June 2013)
Where: 766 Harrison St, No. 602, Cubix (SoMa)
What: Compact Condo, 0 Bed, 1 Bath Co-representation in purchasing ultra-modern/ultra compact home with rental potential
How Much: List price $329,000, sold at $325,000, Cash, 10-day close, (99% of list, $1205/sqft)
Who: Investor Buyer
A New High for a Small Space. My colleagues and I closed the highest per square foot price recorded in the Cubix building over at 4th and Harrison Streets at nearly $329,000 for a 600+ sqft home that will serve as an investment property to our buyer.
Mission Terrace Single Family Home, $595,000
Where: 231 Cotter (Mission Terrace)
What: Single Family Home, 3 Bed, 2 Bath Home in an emerging neighborhood
How Much: List price $549,000, sold at $595,000, Financed, Tenant-buyout (108% of list, $467/sqft
Kevin's Clients: Buyers + High hopes!
Join me in congratulating my clients at 231 Cotter. Other buyers missed the true value and upside potential of both 231 and the Mission Terrace neighborhood — a truly undiscovered gem. At a glance, buying 231 could have been rough: long-term tenants, a tight rental market, and complicated rental laws faced my first-time buyers. To get the deal done, everyone agreed that something more was needed. And that's what exactly what my clients got. Using my mediation training and lawyer's ability to prepare agreements, my buyers and tenants sat down for a face-to-face meeting What happened? Everyone struck a nearly unbelievably reasonable and amicable outcome that placed less emphasis on cash and more on what everyone needed to win. In the end, 231 Cotter wasn't rough, it was a diamond in the rough that now has a chance to sparkle as the buyers update their new home.
I have worked with several agents over the years, and Kevin been the best.
Kevin is very responsible and I believe truly had my best interest in mind. There were places I was interested in that he could have gone along with to close a sale, but instead he told me his concerns and steered me away. One place I was about to bid on he told me to hold off, and he was right on. Three weeks later the home I had been seeking for more than a year hit the market!
Kevin guided me through my offer process and we truly threaded the needle. As is typical in San Francisco, there were six offers on the place. We increased our initial offer just slightly and won the deal! We bid enough to secure the house but hardly a dollar more. I don't even think we were the highest bid. For a previous property he suggested a price that I wasn't willing to offer. I didn't win the bid and it ended up going for almost exactly what Kevin recommended offering.
Kevin is very outgoing, personable and inquisitive, which are great assets that give him tremendous intelligence about the market. Whenever he sees construction going projects he stops in to asks what is happening with the property. He thus knows what will be hitting the market, sometimes months in advance.
Finally, Kevin is very fun to work with, which makes what can be a stressful process much more pleasurable. It has been a great experience for my girlfriend and me and I feel very luck to have landed the place I did at the price I paid.
— Aaron S., Buyer, Castro, Senior Manager, Salesforce.com
Trivia For You...
A Bit of Trivia: Did You Know...
Geary Boulevard was called Point Lobos Toll Road. Pt Lobos led to the Richmond, which was home to dairy ranchers and farmers until the first Cliff House opened in 1863 which introduced more people to the area.
- While the Spanish had successfully navigated the California coast by the 1500s it still took them nearly 200 years to realize that San Francisco Bay existed because the fog and Angel Island obscured their view.
You could find hundred of tons of melted lead, zinc and other metals at the corner of Howard and 1st Streets after the 200-foot tall Selby Shot Tower burned down in 1906?
You can trace India Basin's name to the India Rice Company? The company's ships docked there along with Jack London's ship.
You would have found a 40-room mansion in Rincon Hill, which was a posh area of town that rivaled Nob Hill until the late 1800s when cable car service started; the area went completely industrial after the 1906 earthquake.
Did you know that that Duboce Park was named after Colonel Victor D. Duboce and the park was originally meant to be a hospital when it was opened among a canon-fire dedication on September 9, 1900 dedication?
This is What Happens When Clients Listen to Kevin's Advice.
For the Buyers
- 62 States Street, Castro (Condo)
- 104 Baker Street, #5, Lower Haight (TIC)
- 175 Red Rock Way, #K106, Diamond Heights (Condo)
- 20 Oakwood, Mission Dolores (Multi-unit)
- 128 Marietta Drive, Miraloma Park (SFH)
- 216 27th Street, Noe Valley (SFH)
- 231 Cotter, Mission Terrace (SFH)
- 249 Monterrey Boulevard, Sunnyside (Condo)
- 300 Berry Street, The Arterra, #1612, Mission Bay (Penthouse Condo)
- 436 30th Street, Noe Valley (Condo)
- 467A Duboce Avenue, Duboce Triangle (TIC, highest price/sqft in area)
- 570 Guerrero, #3, Mission Dolores (rep’d both parties) (TIC)
- 630 Thomas L. Berkely Way, Uptown Oakland, #513 (Town Home)
- 766 Harrison, #602 SOMA (Condo, Record Price/sqft)**
- 787 Page Street, Lower Haight (Condo)
- 913 Central Avenue, NoPa (Condo)
- 919 Ensenada, Berkeley, North Berkeley (SFH)
- 964 Corbett, Upper Market (SFH)
- 969–971 Oak Street, The Haight (Multi-Unit)
- 1228 Folsom, 723 & 725 Clementina, SOMA (Commercial)
- 1301 Indiana, The Millwheel, #102, Dogpatch (Condo, New Construction)
- 1441 Carrington, San Jose, Willow Glen (Town Home)
- 1617 Church Street, Noe Valley (SFH)
- 2094 24th Avenue, Sunset/Parkside (SFH)
- 2155 12th Avenue, Golden Gate Heights (SFH)
- 3566 17th Street, #3, Mission Dolores (Condo)
- 4658 18th St, Penthouse, Eureka Valley (Condo)
For the Sellers.
- 471 Duboce Avenue (SFH + inlaw)
- 467A Duboce Avenue (Penthouse TIC)
- 555 4th Street, The Palms, #733, SOMA (Condo)
- 570 Guerrero St , Mission Dolores (TIC)
- 788 Minna Street, SOMA #201 (Condo)
- 788 Minna Street, SOMA #504 (Condo)
- 873 S. Van Ness Ave, Inner Mission (Top-Floor TIC)
- 1050-1054 Stuart Street, Lafayette (4-Unit)
- 1188 Howard Street, SOMA (Commercial/Light Industrial)
- 4658 18th Street, Eureka Valley (House-like Condo)
- Coming Soon: Upper Market/Twin Peaks SFH
- Coming Soon: Mission Dolores Top-floor Condo
So, what will your success story look like?
There is no better time to get started in real estate like now. Whether you're thinking about making a move now, tomorrow, or the next day or even next year, it pays to be informed, current and working with Kevin Ho.