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March 11, 2021

What You Can Buy in March: 30 Days & Counting

We’re on the precipice of Spring, and now is a great time to do a double take on the single-family home inventory that’s been on the market for a month or more. The San Francisco house market is eternally competitive, so shifting your gaze to some of the market sitters may yield a surprisingly good result for some buyers. Sellers will be very interested in making a deal before the Spring inventory hits.

Here are four homes that have been on the market for 30 days or more—and may be worth a look.
312 Athens

Days on Market (DOM): 68
3BR/2BA, 1 parking
List price: $1,488,000

312 Athens is a charming home set back on its lot. There’s a front patio, and just inside lies a floor plan with a modern kitchen open to the dining area. There are three bedrooms in the main house, and a bonus studio with its own separate entrance—perfect for guests or a home office. Fairly large yard, as well. The garage is small, so plan accordingly. Good neighborhood location near McLaren Park and not far from Mission Street retail and transit. [Photo courtesy of Compass]

118 Alta
Telegraph Hill

DOM: 55
3BR/2.5BA, 1 pkg
List price: $2,795,000

Technically first on the market in May 2020 for $3,250,000, 118 Alta has been on the market for a couple months in its current incarnation (and at its lower price). Buyers looking for everything all on one level need not apply here; there are three levels of living space, with the master on the ground floor, public areas in the middle and two more bedrooms/bath on the top floor. (No garage in the building.) Though the building is standalone, there is an HOA that covers water, trash and insurance. The street itself is at the base of iconic Coit Tower, and there are views of the downtown skyline from the living and dining rooms. This is an excellent walking location, near the heart of North Beach. [Photo courtesy of Polaris Realty]

3888 26th Street
Noe Valley

DOM: 34
3BR/2.5BA, 1 pkg
List price: $2,495,000

3888 26th Street is in a very convenient Noe location. I’ll be up front: The house is next to the fire station. But it’s also next door to Chloe’s Cafe, which recently reopened under new ownership. If you can get past the fire station factor, you’ll find a tri-level floor plan similar in spirit to 118 Alta above. Finishes are updated and the garage has a Tesla charger. [Photo courtesy of Compass]

2531 McAllister
Lone Mountain

DOM: 83
5BR/4BA, 2 pkg
List price: $2,850,000

This totally renovated, high-style home at 2531 McAllister spent much of 2020 on the market, with an initial list price of $3.3M. Sleek finishes throughout, with open living spaces, dramatic kitchen with waterfall island and three bedrooms on the upper level. All the bells and whistles are there, from smart technology to an electric car charger. This is a very central location one block from Golden Gate Park and good proximity to Clement and Cole Street retail, UCSF. Photo courtesy of Compass]

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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