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January 30, 2020

What You Can Buy in January: 30 Days & Counting

I thought I’d bring you in on one of my strategies for finding homes for my buyer clients: Look for homes that have been sitting on the market. In keeping with my most recent post about long days on market properties, this is a fun way to find homes without as much competition and overbidding.

Here are four properties that have been on the market for 30 days or more—and are worth a look:
1283 Portola
St. Francis Wood

Days on Market (DOM): 55
4BR/3.5BAs, 2498 sq ft, 2 parking
List price: $2,878,000

Here’s your chance to get into tony St. Francis Wood. This large, nicely updated home has the coveted three bedrooms on the upper level, an open kitchen/dining/family room area, and a convenient location walkable to West Portal retail. The hitch is that you’re on Portola, which is a multi-lane roadway, and you’ll hear traffic. But if you can work with that drawback, 1283 Portola may be the one for you. [Listing courtesy of BarbCo]

325 China Basin #416
Mission Bay

DOM: 130
3BR/2BA, 1800 sq ft, 1 pkg
List price: $1,750,000

The Radiance is one of my favorite Mission Bay condo developments, built way back in 2008. #416 is a big three bedroom with water, Bay Bridge, Downtown, and neighborhood views. Amenities include community firepit, rooftop courtyard, and fitness center. HOA dues are $986/month for this 99-unit complex. A big bonus is being a two-minute walk away from the Chase Center. #416 has been on the market at the current list price since September. I have to say that the price per square foot is much more reasonable here than many other condos in the Mission Bay/South Beach/Yerba Buena neighborhoods. [Listing courtesy of Engel and Voelkers San Francisco]

994 Junipero Serra Blvd

DOM: 111
3BR/2BA, 1548 sq ft, 2 pkg
List price: $1,680,000

994 Junipero Serra is another nice house in a busy location. It has a spacious main level featuring a living room with fireplace, updated kitchen, and two bedrooms on the upper level. There’s also a master on the lower level. So again, if you can live with traffic noise offset by lovely interior surroundings, I recommend considering this home. List price was initially $1,450,000, and that was raised to the current $1,680,000 earlier this month. [Listing courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Realty]

29-A Parker
Jordan Park/Laurel Heights

DOM: 132
1BR/1BA, 819 sq ft, 0 pkg
List price: $869,000

The adorable one-bedroom condo at 29-A Parker has direct access to a private garden, a rarity in San Francisco for a condo. The floor plan is very open and spacious, and you also have laundry in the building and storage. HOA dues are $400/month for this four-unit building. One thing worth noting is that they’ll be developing 3700 California Street up the block from 29-A Parker into a major condo project, along with 3300 California, which is several blocks to the west. But this rear-facing unit may prove to be your own urban refuge.[Listing courtesy of Zephyr Real Estate]

Give me shout if you’d like to schedule a showing at any of these properties, I’m at 415.823.4656 /

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