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Robyn’s 2017 Q1 Sales Update for San Francisco Luxury Condos

Q1 Real Estate Report for Transbay and San Francisco Luxury Condos The start of the year ushered in a wave of good news about a hot stock market, higher wages and an active home sales environment. At the same time, housing prices have continued to rise, and the low inventory situation and affordability crunch has […]

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The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco’s Marina District

What was once the site of a world’s fair is now a collection of waterfront homes and breezy condos in one of San Francisco’s most upscale neighborhoods.  When the Pacific Union Headquarters was located in the Presidio, my office had a stunning view of The Palace of Fine Arts with the Bay and the Marina […]

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The 2016 End-of-Year San Francisco Highrise Report

Check out my 2016 End-of-Year San Francisco Highrise Report for info on condo buildings in the Transbay District. The up-and-coming Transbay District, comprised of South Beach, Rincon Hill, Yerba Buena, SoMa, and Mission Bay has seen incredible changes and record breaking real estate appreciation in the last five years. The same number of listings sold in […]

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Millennials Won’t Move: Why This Generation Stays Put

  Millennials are those born after 1982 and their habits are being tracked as they will make up the majority of the housing market in the coming years. Homeownership rates for these younger Americans are at a 40-year low, and that may not change anytime soon, as fewer of them are moving residences than previous […]

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Californians Work Longest Hours to Make Rent

Californians work longest hours to make rent as workers in the Bay Area’s two largest cities pull down the biggest salaries in the country. But sky-high rents mean that they’ll spend about two full weeks of work in order to pay the landlord. An analysis from SmartAsset calculates the number of hours residents of the […]

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San Francisco’s New Central Subway

There has been loads of construction in SoMa and Mission Bay for the new Central Subway that will connect Caltrain to Chinatown. This is a continuation of the T Line that runs down Third Street from Mission Bay to Bayview. When the Central Subway is complete, The T Line’s route will change. Instead of going […]

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Coming Soon: Madrone Two Bedroom Residence with Two Balconies

I look forward to my showing my listing at Madrone! This is a unique opportunity to own a 2 bedroom/2bath with 2 balconies: 1 off the living room and 1 off the master bedroom. This 7th floor residences has outlooks to the pool and a peek at the bay and the Bay Bridge. Unit features […]

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Pacific Union Sponsors Audi FIS Ski World Cup – March 9-12

Pacific Union is proud to sponsor the Audi FIS World Cup from March 9-12 this year! The event will be hosted at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe. This marks the return of World Cup ski racing to California for the first time in 19 years. Events held will consist of a Women’s Giant […]

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Interest Rates and Purchasing Power

The slightest increase in the Federal interest rate can affect your purchasing power, or, how much you can borrow. Although it seems nominal, a 1% increase in the interest rate reduces your purchasing power by almost 10% because you’re paying more to borrow money.  For example, with the interest rate  hovering around 4.00% and an […]

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The Views & Floor Plans at 181 Fremont

181 Fremont has 56 residential units on the top-most floors and the floor plans are stunning. With only 4 units on each floor, each large floor plan wraps around a corner of the building, giving you a variety of views room to room depending on where you are standing: Northwest and northeast facing units will […]

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San Francisco Q4 2016 Real Estate Market Report

Quarter 4 ANALYSIS from Selma Hepp, Chief Economist Pacific Union International – 1/13/2017   “San Francisco’s real estate market report for 2016’s Fourth quarter is now out! This is adapted from Pacific Union and Selma Hepp, Chief Economist at Pacific Union. Fourth-quarter home sales activity in San Francisco sustained the same momentum as recorded in […]

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San Francisco Plans to Redesign its Civic Center

San Francisco wants to redesign its Civic Center public space.  Having live in the city for so long, it’s hard to imagine a different Civic Center, however it would be nice to see some change! The current format has been unchanged since early 1900’s, and although there are several lawn areas for public demonstrations and […]

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VR Tours of The Pacific condominiums

It’s a big surprise that one of my favorite developments in the city is NOT in South Beach, but in Pacific Heights! It’s The Pacific condominiums. This building is loaded with opulence and exquisite detail. I will be attending a virtual reality tour of the penthouse collection. If you are interested, come take the tour […]

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Bay Bridge Views From Your San Francisco High Rise Condo

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A chance to own your San Francisco High Rise Condo on the waterfront in a prestigious building. Sought after desirable,this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom urban home delivers panoramic world class Bay Bridge & Big Water Views from every room. This property is now available off market. Please contact us for details! This is a Rare […]

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Golden State Warriors Chase Arena Ground Breaking

The much anticipated Chase Arena to host the Golden State Warriors saw its first step in construction during the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday in Mission Bay. This was a special occasion considering the NBA hasn’t really been involved in San Francisco, and it was a grand affair.  Warriors coach Steve Kerr, Warriors forward Kevin Durant, and […]

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Transbay Year-End Update

  After an accelerated run of home price gains prices have stabilized. We are seeing fewer overbids and more price reductions. Interest rates have increased 1% over the last month and are expected to rise throughout 2017. Now is the time to buy! The same number of units sold in December 2012 and December 2016, […]

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Boutique Residences in Pacific Heights

Absolutely one of my favorite new construction projects on the west side of SF. I love The Pacific Condominiums, with its opulent finishes and house-like floor plans. It’s extremely elegant and upscale in a central location. It’s walking distance to all the shops and boutiques on Fillmore Street. Call me for a showing. I can […]

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PARK 181 – Fremont’s Highrise Residences

PARK 181 181 Fremont’s Highrise Residences 181 Fremont is on track to be one of the west coast’s tallest buildings and it will be a dramatic addition to the San Francisco skyline. Adjacent to the Transbay Terminal, the first fifty floors will be commercial space. Only seventy-four residences will be available on Floors 54-70, making […]

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Penthouses at Lumina

The Penthouses at Lumina are stunning. Incredible views of the Bay are from the rooftop sky deck. Lumina SF Penthouses Contact me for more info on Lumina residences.

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Market Conditions in San Francisco – South Beach

After 24 months of heated trends, the luxury markets appear to be normalizing. Despite normalization, condo sale prices in South Beach are higher than they were a year go. In June 2015, the average sales price was $1,179,560. The average sales price in May 2016 was $1,440,127. That is a 22% increase in one year. […]

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