Friday, February 18, 2005

Oh dear...

A woman in my book club is a realtor and mentioned last night that the apartment at 1383 Church Street (which was listed at $576K) sold for - get this - $850K.

I knew the market was crazy, but a 68% markup?

Really?

1383 Church Street

Offered at: $576,000

Description: Beautifully detailed Marina-style flat. Upper unit features refinished hardwood floors, coved ceilings, living room w/ fireplace, bay window & built-ins. Dining room w/ two large glass doors facing the hall. 2 ample bedrooms, w/ deck access. Tiled kitchen with breakfast nook and built ins and a utility room. Side by side parking w/tremendous storage. In the heart of Noe, convenient to shops and restaurants, parks, I280 and Muni J line.

Exterior:

1383 Church Street - Exterior
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Living Room:

1383 Church Street - Living Room
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Dining Room:

1383 Church Street - Dining Room
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Master Bedroom:

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Baby L Names

I gave P. a list of baby names last week and asked him to rate them using the following scale: a = love it, b = like it, c = don't like it. Here's the results:

GIRL:
Abigail - b
Aden - b
Alexis - c
Arabel - b+
Aster - b+
Edie - c+
Emery - b-
India - b-
Isabel - a
Kaiden - b+
Karis - b-
Kennedy - b
Natalie - b
Piper - a-
Savannah - b+

BOY:
Alexander - b+
Bailey - b
Baxter - b-
Duncan - c+
Finley - c+
Hudson - a-
Parker - b/b-
Quinn - a-
Rowan - b+
Spencer - b-
Tate - c

My picks? Piper and Rowan, hands down.

2779 Diamond Street

Offered at: $649,000
- 2 bedrooms
- remodeled bathroom
- eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops
- sunny rear deck
- wood burning fireplace
- spacious garage with laundry and storage
- only one block to BART
- move-in condition
- one block to new market and library
- steps to bars and library

Come live in Glen Park’s most convenient location! This cozy, comfortable home is only a block away from BART, and only steps from a long list of bars, restaurants, and the best that Glen Park has to offer! The house features a remodeled kitchen and bathroom, and is light and bright. The spacious living room has a wood-burning fireplace, and the back yard has a recently constructed, sunny redwood deck. The eat-in kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and a skylight, and the bath has new travertine tile and a pedestal sink. The garage is spacious enough for an SUV, and includes lots of storage and a full-sized washer and dryer. Pack your bags and move right in... This is the one you’ve been waiting for!

Front Exterior:

2779 Diamond - Front Exterior
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Living Room:

2779 Diamond - Living Room
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Kitchen:

2779 Diamond - Kitchen
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Master Bedroom:

2779 Diamond - Master Bedroom
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Bedroom 2:

2779 Diamond - Bedroom 2
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Bathroom:

2779 Diamond - Bathroom
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Deck:

2779 Diamond - Deck
Originally uploaded by Jessika.

284 Sussex Street

Offered at: $749,000
- Three Spacious Bedrooms and Two Full Baths
- Home Office or Den with Slate Floors
- Hardwood Floors / Pella Windows / Skylights
- Sunny Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances
- New Circuit Breakers and Copper Plumbing
- Serene Landscaped Garden and Brick Patio
- One Car Garage Parking and Ample Storage
- Located Near Shops, Transportation & Parks

This home has been meticulously renovated including the addition of a master suite with full bath and office/den with slate floors on the lower level. Upper level has a warm open living room and kitchen, two bedrooms, one bath with hardwood floors throughout. Pella double paned windows, copper plumbing, circuit breakers, high-end appliances and granite counter tops enhance the ambiance. Close to Glen Park Village, public transportation and local parks. Serene yard with a brick patio off the master bedroom.

UPPER LEVEL
Front Exterior:

284 Sussex - Exterior
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Living Room:

284 Sussex - Living Room
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Kitchen:

284 Sussex - Kitchen
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Bedroom 1:

284 Sussex - Bedroom 1
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Bedroom 2:

284 Sussex - Bedroom 2
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Bathroom 1:

284 Sussex - Bathroom 1
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



LOWER LEVEL
Bedroom 3:

284 Sussex - Bedroom 3
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Bathroom 2:

284 Sussex - Bathroom 2
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Computer Room:

284 Sussex - Computer Room
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Backyard:

284 Sussex - Backyard
Originally uploaded by Jessika.



Rear Exterior:

284 Sussex - Exterior Back
Originally uploaded by Jessika.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Hmmm...how to start?

I'm 30, recently married (June 2004 to the adorable P.), recently relocated (November 2004 from Brooklyn to San Francisco), and temporarily (I hope) unemployed.