AUGUST 2020
Bay Area Real Estate & Local Newsletter

WHAT'S IN
THIS ISSUE

  • General News

  • Luxury Market Insight

  • Kelly's Korner

  • Featured Listing

  • Restaurants

  • SF History
GENERAL NEWS
REAL ESTATE NEWS IN SAN FRANCISCO

Luxury Properties during the Pandemic

Amidst the pandemic, San Francisco luxury Real Estate development continues to reinvent itself. It has been a seller's market for the past few years thanks to the proximity of Silicon Valley making the city the tech hub of today. Luxury neighborhoods like Nob Hill, Russian Hill, and Pacific Heights remain popular, and high end listings are still appearing in new places.

One key development is Mission Bay near Oracle Park. From biotech industries to condominiums now home to many hip restaurants. Meanwhile, historic neighborhoods like Presidio Heights are also having new luxury development we have to look forward to. Despite the worldwide pandemic, luxury brokers say now could be the best time to invest on luxury properties. Luxury real estate developers are rethinking living spaces. Evolving and adapting to the new normal. Demand and prices continue to trend up for luxury homes.
2020 GLOBAL LUXURY MARKET INSIGHTS
Data is based on The Report, an annual guide for international high-end property buying and selling published by the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program. The Report brings together real estate insider intelligence with big data to analyze the latest trends in luxury buying and selling.
Before putting your home on the market, make sure to depersonalize it. Depersonalizing is all about neutralizing, or removing your personality from your house. You want buyers to be able to visualize themselves in your home. Put away family photos and personal items leaving a few nice decors. You want to mix the perfect balance between depersonalization and a warm welcoming home.
FEATURED LISTING
COLDWELL BANKER LISTING OF THE MONTH
5023 DIAMOND HEIGHTS
3 beds 2.5 baths 2,173 sq ft

Space and privacy, with Twin Peaks and downtown views from every level! This amazing 3-level townhome lives like a single-family house and ticks all the boxes for today's living. The spacious owner's suite with a recently remodeled bathroom encompasses the entire upper level. On the middle level, a remodeled galley kitchen opens on one side to a formal dining area and sunken living room facing the views with a corner fireplace. On the other side is an eat-in area and family room with sliders out to the front patio. On the lower level are two large bedrooms, one of which has sliders out to the airy, private back yard, making it a great option for a home office. A full bath and laundry room are also on this level. The two-car garage is equipped with a Tesla charger, and big enough to accommodate a home gym, especially since you can also park in the driveway. The home is an easy walk to grocery, other shops at Diamond Heights Center, Glen Canyon and other parks.
HOTTEST RESTAURANTS
NOTEWORTHY RESTAURANTS IN THE BAY AREA
QingShu
415-702-6255
816 Irving St

This newcomer specializes in oriental style hot pot, which allows diners to customize their orders from meats, fresh vegetables, broth, and different noodles. It’s the perfect comfort food for a foggy day out in the city. They serve extra spicy soup options for those who like the heat.


Tacos El Patron
415-829-7315
1500 S Van Ness Ave St 100

Taco Tuesday anyone? One of only a handful of places in SF where you can find quesabirria, the crispy and cheesy Birria tacos, served with a side of consommé. The also serve tortillas and grilled shrimp tacos to satisfy your Tex-Mex craving.
SF HISTORY
A BITE-SIZE HISTORY OF SAN FRANCISCO
NOB HILL

A neighborhood that is known for its numerous luxury hotels and historic mansions. It has historically served as a center of San Francisco's upper class. Nob Hill was named after the Central Pacific Railroad's Big Four known as the Nobs, prominent and wealthy men who built their mansions on the hill.