would anyone suggest several options for new condos develpment in SF city max 20 mins walking to union square. looking for one bedroom with cs

Asked by Sexyhotbabe, Palo Alto, CA Sat Feb 11, 2012

around $500k to $650k

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Toby Jackson, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Mon Feb 13, 2012
Hello Palo Alto Homebuyer!

There are a few developments that would fit your criteria; a couple that I would recommend investigating is One Hawthorne and 829 Folsom. Feel free to contact me as I may have some alternatives that would fit your criteria that you may not be aware of.



Toby Jackson
Better Homes & Gardens/Mason-McDuffie Real Estate
2200 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Mobile: 415-627-8200
Office: 415-921-0113
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gabrielle da…, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sun Feb 12, 2012
Call me at 415-200-7202 and let me know what is important to you in terms of the actual building - amenities, HOAs etc. - as well as neighborhood and the lifestyle you are comfortable with. We can then focus on that and be specific. Twenty minute walking to Union Square makes for a large radius in different neighborhoods.
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Kevin Ho, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sun Feb 12, 2012
Hey Buyer!

It depends on two things:

Your style and your timeline. There are such extremes: lofts, converted lofts, high-end full service buildings, no-service buildings, new construction, old construction restored/unrestored... And, what's more, there are several developments in the works near the Infinity, near One Rincon Hill and in the 600 block of Folsom Street among many others. Come visit me and we can talk about it.
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Alina Aeby, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Feb 11, 2012
Great answers from my colleagues!

You could look around from Russian Hill/North Beach to Civic Center, SOMA and South Beach and Yerba Buena.

You will probably get more for your money in SOMA and South Beach, where there is a higher concentration of new developments and more inventory.

A lot of good developments were suggested here, but it will also comes down to what else is important for you in a condo building: size, HOA fees, parking and future development in the area.

Good luck!

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Jon Iddings, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Feb 11, 2012
My broker and I recently helped a client in a similar situation. We found a great
place at One Hawthorne and are currently in contract. The agents below have all made
good points. Walking to and from work, you may want to avoid the hills. so
I would understand why the newer condos in SOMA may be of interest.
I would be happy to discuss the experience we had in finding this particular property
for our clients. Feel free to give me a call or shoot me an email.

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Gabriel Rojas, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Feb 11, 2012
This is a good question. It starts with how fast you walk of course ;-) There are many options for you to choose from but more specifics would be really important.

Based on your budget, I can assume that you may be looking for a one to two bedroom home. Is this correct? Also, if you're looking for new construction is this because of the possible amenities or features like a fitness center, pool, etc? Why so close to Union Square? Do you work in that area?

I'm happy to provide you with options if you'd like to contact me directly at 415-562-6999 or at Gabriel@climbsf.com

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Jamie Comer, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Feb 11, 2012
One Hawthorne, BLU and The Millenium are really the only new ones in first release as the new development pipeline was effectively turned off by the availability of loans back in 2008 and as a consequence of that, bulding stopped so we are here 3 plus years later with almost nothing new.

Having said that there are many developments in their first round of resales that would be considered newer developments; The Palms, The Metropolitan, Infinity, One Rincon, 310 Townsend, 177 off third.

Frankly, unless you plan to hold for 10 plus years I do not recommne this area. Distress is rising 8% year over year since 2008; this trend is not letting up indicating we will see further price reductions in this area. 1 bedrooms are the hardest hit category as the bulk of distress happends in 1 beds not two.. It's a super area, if you plan a long hold then go for it but a 5-7 year hold will likley lose you money.
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Oggi Kashi, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Feb 11, 2012
Here is a list to start with:


Oggi Kashi - 415.690.3792 direct
Broker Associate, Paragon Real Estate Group CA DRE 01844627
All data from sources deemed reliable but subject to errors and omissions, and not warranted.
Web Reference:  http://www.oggikashi.com/
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Kimberly Ste…, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Feb 11, 2012
There are many places and so many wonderful neighborhoods in San Francisco. Are you new to the city? If so, I think it's really important to find a property as well as a neighborhood that fits your criteria. I'd be glad to meet with you and to assist you in your search.
Best Regards,

Kimberly Sterling
BHG- Mason-McDuffie Real Estate
2241 Market Street
San Francisco, CA. 94114
DRE# 01408350
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Rob Regan, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Feb 11, 2012
A 20 minute walk gives you at least a 1 mile radius around Union Square. So you can look as far away as North Beach (33 Vandewater comes to mind), throughout SOMA and South Beach (The Palms at 555 4th St, The Beacon at 250 & 260 King, 400 Beale, etc). Also Nob Hill (1810 Polk), and and the Van Ness/Civic Ctr area (Symphony Towers at 750 Van Ness Ave). And a closer area like "Downtown" (900 Bush).

Our search site lets you search by map or address - see the link below. If you see anything you like you can reach us through the site.

We also have a great One Bedroom loft in SOMA asking $449,000 at 761 Tehama #12. Here's a video of it http://youtu.be/8ByH0fL5t2I
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Shaban Shako…, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Feb 11, 2012
To name a few, the millennium, the Washington, SOMA grand. You should find an agent to show you around and discuss financing and nuances of neighborhoods and buildings. You'll also get a better price.
Web Reference:  http://www.residentialsf.com
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Lizete Santos, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Feb 11, 2012

Here are some options for your consideration:


If I can be of further assistance please let me know.

Web Reference:  http://www.LizeteSantos.com
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Isaac Wigley, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Feb 11, 2012
Yes, there are several buildings that fit that criteria.
I would be happy to help you find those potentials.
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Ellie Kravets, Agent, San Francisco, CA
Sat Feb 11, 2012
Hi, Sexyhotbabe!
I'll be glad to meet with you in my office and discuss the situation...
Contact me 415.948.1601 or Ellie@ClimbSF.com
Web Reference:  http://climbSF.com
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