September’s Full House of San Francisco Real Estate: Kevin’s Hatchbeat Column Plus

September is the time when San Francisco’s real estate market wakes up from its summer hibernation especially after Labor Day. Kevin Ho, Vanguard Properties and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties discuss how this September may be different from past ones for buyers and sellers of real estate.

Fed Minutes Show Caution in Discussion on Rates – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve officials want to see more evidence the economy is in good health before they start to raise interest rates, according to an official account of the Fed’s most recent meeting, released on Wednesday. Officials at the July meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee expressed satisfaction with the improvement of labor [...]

In Contract over at the Portside!

How our buyers got a great property at the Portside in San Francisco’s South Beach-Embarcadero neighborhood. Represented by Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry, Vanguard Properties

Sold at 175 Bluxome at the Highest Per Square Foot Price To Date

Closed at 175 Bluxome in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood: our listing at number 327. Listed at $899,000, closing at $925,000 for this 2-bed, 2-bath loft condo with parking as listed by Kevin Ho and Jonathan McNarry of Vanguard Properties.

Library of Congress images show S.F. as it was before 1870 – SFGate

n the 1850s, two men named George S. Lawrence and Thomas Houseworth left the California gold mines to open a shop in San Francisco. Their optical shop sold a number of goods, like mathematical instruments, cutlery, billiard balls and chalk. In 1859, they added to their store in a monumental and historic way. They started [...]

Noe Valley Fixer Sells for $2.8M, Nearly $1M Over Asking – Flip Watch – Curbed SF

When a big, old Victorian fixer-upper in the heart of Noe Valley listed for $1.898 million back in June, we had a feeling that it would easily crack the $2 million mark. The house received six offers, all over asking, and was in contract after just eight days. We've now gotten word that it has [...]