Simple answer! We only have 49 square miles and the Marina is absolutely one of the most gorgeous areas. If you've been around town as long as I have, you've been through a few shakes. Some of the homes in the Marina collapsed and some didn't. Do you think there might be a reason? Or is your glass half empty and you are of the belief the entire waterfront will crumble in the next big one?
My clients benefit from historic and circumspect vision along with additional referrals to resources in order for them to better understand the many factors of living over the site of the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition and on one of the most gorgeous locations in San Francisco.
But hey, if you're worried about living in the Marina because of liquefaction, then you better hurry over to Twin Peaks for safety and the views, my man. You'll probably feel safer living in the shadow of what the indigenous peoples looked up to and revered in their own language the "Twin Peaks"! Same euphemism in any languageâ€¦
If you've got you're head dead set on price per square foot formulas, my suggestion to you is to get up and away from that monitor! You need to walk the neighborhoods, breathe the air and remember where you live! There's something for every one here in this beautiful town, but the reality is there is only so much of it to go around and believe me when I tell you many more people want it than can ever afford it.
Simply put, make a decision on what's important for you. Fear of quake and fear of life or truly living in the moment in a vibrant neighborhood. Once you make up your mind then get ready to set yourself to achieving your goal. Until then keep crunching those numbers, pondering on value ratios and keep looking for what you want!
Once you've decided, give me a call and I'll be happy to help you buy a property on less shaky ground or property thatâ€™s built for shaky ground!
For the record, one of my clients lives in a stunning home a half block from the Marina Green; it sits on concrete pads engineered to "float." They moved from the rock of Nob Hill to less solid ground, and couldnâ€™t be happier with the neighborhood. So as I said, there is something for everyone here in the worldâ€™s favorite City.
Michael Ackerman, Zephyr Real Estate; "We're all about San Francisco"