SF Building Boom Comes to the SF Jazz Center!

I am very pleased to announce the 3rd Annual SF Building Boom Panel Discussion is coming to the SF Jazz Center on September 18th!

The “Building Boom” series came about 2 years ago when the SFAR’sMember Education committee concluded that it was imperative that the real estate community in San Francisco and the Bay Area stayed current on what was being built, where it was being built, who the players where and how it effected us as real estate professionals as well as our clients. We asked other key organizations in our community like The Women’s Council of RealtorsCREAAAREAA, and YPN for help in creating the areas’ best event for our members and the Building Boom was born.

This session will mark our 3rd annual event and it’s the greatest one yet. We have some of the areas greatest experts in real estate sales, development, city planning, economic growth, and the real estate press. And, for the first time, we are offering seats to those who are non-members of SFAR (San Francisco Association of Realtors) and our affiliate associations.

The event will be followed by a reception to celebrate with friends, make new connections, and discuss your ideas and thoughts about real estate in our great city.

Another first for us is the opportunity for sponsorship. If you have an interest in getting your real estate-related product or service in front of hundreds of real estate professionals, contact Deborah Grinnell at deborah@sfrealtors.com or by phone at 415-230-26732.

We are looking forward to seeing you at this incredible event! Mark your calendar and Register Here to book tickets today.

Contact Gabriel Rojas about buying or selling your Bay Area property at gabriel@climbsf.com or by phone at 415-562-6999.

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You need a condo. I have the answer. Fulton 555 comes to San Francisco.

Okay, we have a housing shortage in San Francisco. So what?! The key to getting into contract in the new construction market is to work with someone with ties to the new development marketplace and the people selling it. I’m that person.

Today, I meet with my team to get the currently unreleased pricing information on Hayes Valley’s latest offering, Fulton 555. This new construction is a collection of 139 modern residences with a broad array of junior one-, one-, two-bedroom and town home floor plans, many of which feature generous outdoor space.

Fulton 555’s amenities include a lounge, rooftop terrace, dog park, bike workstation, private meeting space and an onsite grocery store.

If you are buying with a loan you must be pre-approved first. If this applies to you then contact me and I will fill you in on who the preferred lenders are for this project.

Gabriel is an expert in new construction in San Francisco and Oakland. Contact Gabriel at gabriel@climbsf.com or at 415-562-6999 for more information on Fulton 555 or other new projects in the area.

You’ll also see Gabriel on the new Million Dollar Listing San Francisco.

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It’s my honor to serve!

Now well into January of this new year, I want to send out a very sincere thank you to all of you who encouraged and supported me during my journey that led to my serving on the Board of Directors at the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® in 2015. With our first meeting completed, I understand, more than ever, the importance and the responsibility of this role and feel more gratitude than ever before.

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Thank you for bestowing this honor upon me and enabling me to help the real estate community and the citizens of San Francisco and those effected by this amazing organization.

A special thank you must go out to my team and family at Climb Real Estate Group, my fellow members of SFAR who encouraged me to run and who voted for me, my fellow members who were also appointed to the Board, and to Patrick Barber, our new SFAR president. You’re an amazing asset to our Association, Patrick!

Thank you! It’s an honor and a privilege to serve.

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Attitudes About Home Prices Now and In The Future

Sellers are, indeed, feeling good about home prices and their rising values. Take a look at this graph to see how people are feeling about the future of home values.

Home Prices - May 2014

It’s truly amazing to see the shift in the market and in the attitudes of the citizens of this country over the last two plus years. In San Francisco and the Bay Area things are red hot with no signs of slowing down. I hope that the rest of the country can say the same thing soon.

New Homes Hit the Market in Hunters Point this Summer!

88 new homes will begin selling at Shipyard in Summer of 2014! This is the beginning of many exciting changes slated for Hunters Point and the surrounding area.

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Here is a link to the official website: http://thesfshipyard.com

Homes Are Selling Fast!

Statistics on the Days on Market in California according to the California Association of Realtors (CAR). Time frames in San Francisco, California are still in the 4-6 week category and, very often, much shorter. I had a listing in January get an offer just 5 hours after my first open house!

Days on Market - May 2014

How often were homes sold for more than the asking price in 2013? Here’s a simple diagram to show you these stats.

Here is San Francisco, it is currently rare to see a home sell for less than list price. That said, I have noticed a few home under in the last three months. Don’t expect this to trend upward anytime soon though.

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http://athomesf.com/2014/04/30/660/

Overbidding Trends in San Francisco

Some pretty amazing stats regarding properties that are going over list price in our great city. Of course, not all homes are going this far over asking price but there seems to be a trend affecting multi-unit homes to keep an eye on.

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See the original article at SF Gate here:

S.F. overbids: Which home sold for more over the asking price?

72 Townsend Once Again Underway

Works Commences on Delayed South Beach Condo Conversion. I’m truly looking forward to seeing this project completed. It’s going to be a great addition to our South Beach neighborhood. The one-story warehouse is the former home of Hooper’s South End Grain Warehouse, which survived the 1906 San Francisco’s earthquake. It will bring 74 new homes to our market and is slated to be completed in the summer of 2015:

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Here is a link to the original article which will explain the current happenings here: http://curbed.cc/1b6x6Hl  via @CurbedSF

5 Home Improvement Projects to Avoid in 2014

5 Home Improvement Projects to Avoid according to CAR.

It’s best to avoid over-specialized items & fixtures especially if you’re planning on listing a property in the near future. Great advice for 2014 and beyond!

5 Projects To Avoid

Keep an eye out for possible new construction in areas that have remained dormant over the years. Check back for details on what may appear.

Balboa Reservoir. Between Ocean Ave. and Phelan Ave.JUAN PARDO/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINER

The Balboa Reservoir, located between Ocean Avenue and Phelan Avenue, is one area of public land that San Francisco is exploring using for housing.

Read the original article here:

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-looking-to-public-lands-to-accelerate-housing-developments/Content?oid=2658127

http://athomesf.com/2013/12/26/524/

New Ideas for Using Idle Buildings in San Francisco

A whole new take on who and how our citizens are helping to plan out areas of San Francisco that need the help.

“Civic innovators” are coming up with new ideas for using idle buildings in San Francisco. Also called “civic hackers,” they are socially-minded citizens who want to improve their city yet work outside of develpment firms and city planning departments.

San Francisco’s Mid-Market area was a perfect target, with multiple vacant buildings lining the city’s main thoroughfare while the area is under redevelopment. Civic innovators at last year’s Creative Currency hackathon came up with ways to use this inactive space by creating an online platform to connect the building’s owners to entrepreneurial renters who could use short-term leases to jumpstart their businesses, host gallery shows, or just have fun.

“A cafe popped up at an SF Chronicle newsstand kiosk hosting a bike-repair station by Huckleberry Bicycles; an outdoor sidewalk market displayed wares from local artisans and shopkeepers; a sidewalk came alive with a mobile library in collaboration with the San Francisco Public Library; a yoga class took place in the GAFFTA office; and people let loose at a game night in the commissary kitchen at SF FoodLab. Over 500 people attended, and that stretch of Market Street felt alive. Local business owners and residents alike said they wanted to see the street charged with so much energy more often.” –Emily Eisenhart, The Bold Italic

For more information about how civic innovators’ projects could help enrich communities and increase home values in Mid-Market, the Mission District, and other neighborhoods of San Francisco, contact Gabriel Rojas at 415.562.6999 or gabriel@climbsf.com.

Photo source: Mike Kepka, The Chronicle

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Follow this link to see my original post: http://www.sfnewdevelopments.com/14183/new-ideas-for-using-idle-buildings-in-san-francisco/

NAR Conference 2013

So far, it’s been an exceptional meeting of the minds here in San Francisco where I am fortunate enough to call home. If you haven’t stopped by, make it a point to do so. Tonight, we are privileged to have The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton presenting our Keynote Address.
Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle
21,000 real estate professionals visit the NAR convention in San Francisco this week.
See the full article here: http://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/Realtors-meet-in-S-F-celebrate-strong-market-4968962.php