In San Francisco, the walk score is an essential part to a homes value. So many people want the convenience of restaurants, transportation, shopping and in your case grocery stores. The addition of Whole Foods, a major successful market in that area on Ocean Blvd. will most likely bring in more people who would otherwise look in somewhere else. The addition will act as an anchor for the community to gather, a place to get GREAT food and support strong commerce. Let me know if I can give you a home evaluation or find some comps in the area.... more
Depending on your proximity to City College, the biggest draw back is parking. College kids use the neighborhood as their parking lot which is horrible during the day, and in the early evening.... more
Sunnyside is a great neighborhood with stand-alone single family homes, big (relative to SF homes) backyards, right off the 280/Glen Park bart and despite few people knowing about it, a central SF location. It's just as easy to drive up 19th Ave to Golden Gate Park as it is to get to the Embarcadero. Because of it's relative obscurity value for your dollar is great. We moved into the neighborhood in 2010, and it's a mix of new/young families and some families that have been here for a few generations.... more
In my experience I do find that Bernal Heights usually tends to be sunnier than Sunnyside.
The summer is a perfect time to witness the fog rolling in most afternoons around Sunnyside and most areas to the west. As far as your investment goes, a good Realtor will certainly be happy to show you a history of home values in both neighborhoods. If you are not already working with a Realtor, give me a call and I will be happy to help you.
Patrick Lowell, Realtor, CRS
Zephyr Real Estate
If you haven't done it yet, you should visit the assessors portion of SFGov.org They will be able to explain the process of appealing your property tax base. There are also deadlines, so you should check right away to see if you've missed the deadline for 2010-11 year taxes. My guess is that you have.
As far as value is concerned, sounds like you've already identified the 3 comparable sales you need. I'm not sure which the assessor will latch onto-likely the higher of them.
Hope that helps somewhat.