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Home Buying in Cow Hollow : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Feb 19, 2008
Chris Word answered:
Jackson, these are new construction units and there are pluses and minuses to owning something shiny and new. First off, new units come with developer guarantees, that nice new feel, and usually with the necessary amenities that add value to the condo property as a whole. The property, though, is on the corner of busy streets - and you can just consider Van Ness to be a slow highway at times. If you're commuting to Marin or the N.Bay, this might be good. If you're going down the Peninsula or across the Bay, you'll spend lots of time on City streets getting around. If you work in the City, this is a good place to buy since you'll be close to mass transit anyway. YOU are the deciding factor (and along with your financial needs). It's kinda on the edge of Cow Hollow, but you walk across Van Ness and get into Russian and Nob Hill plus the Polk Street corridor with shops, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The Greenwich properties have unique characteristics that will hold value over time, and the location, while being where it is, can be valuable in a future resale also. ... more
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