New Zephyr Listing at 396 Marietta Dr, San Francisco, CA 94127 for $1,199,000

396 Marietta Dr, San Francisco, CA 94127

Best view home in Miraloma Park. Wonderful, light-filled, spacious 4 BDRM/2 BTH PLUS family room/study home w/incredible views. Entry leads to the main level which boasts a large LIV RM & DIN RM w/unobstructed views. Hardwood floors, beautiful fireplace. Adjacent to the DIN area is a large kitchen. A full BTH & 2 spacious bedrooms complete this level. One BDRM accesses the back yard & secluded patio area. The upper level boasts a nice size family room/study w/more terrific views, beautiful built in bookshelves, 2 large bedrooms, one w/direct access to a nice size deck and access to the additional upper area viewing deck. A full BTH completes this level. A huge garage with side by side parking, washer/dryer & tons of storage.

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New Zephyr Listing at 344 Prentiss St, San Francisco, CA 94110 for $899,000

344 Prentiss St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Classic Bernal on the quaint outside, modern vibe in the bright & sunny inside! There’s not an inch of wasted space in this updated floor plan with an open living/dining area & chef’s kitchen with double wall oven, five-burner cooktop, quartz counters & lots of cabinet space. Two bedrooms in the back have cork floors & sliding doors to a deck & landscaped garden. The deep tub in the bathroom is perfect for a relaxing soak. Downstairs is an unwarranted in-law with a kitchenette. Plenty of room in the garage for one car, storage & washer/dryer. Just a few mostly flat blocks from all the fun on Cortland, this home also provides easy access to freeways and the 24 & 67 bus lines (stops at 24th St. Bart) for an easy commute north or south.

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New Zephyr Listing at 3858 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94131 for $1,299,000

3858 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94131

Rarely available, PANORAMIC view residence on an extra-large lot! Located off of Market St on the Argent turnaround, and perched high on the hill, this classic home combines the charming elegance of the Edwardian period with all the modern amenities of today. A gracious entry to the main living level provides high ceilings, pristine wood floors, fireplace and expansive views. Double doors from the dining room open to the walk-out deck. Stairs up lead to the three bedrooms and an exquisite bath. The lower level, also with tall ceilings, offers a separate entrance for easy conversion into private guest quarters or rental income. This home has all the benefits of an urban location, yet provides the space and feeling of a tranquil oasis

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New Zephyr Listing at 212 Beverly St, San Francisco, CA 94123 for $789,000

212 Beverly St, San Francisco, CA 94123

Meticulously maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1930’s home on a nice block. 1484 square feet. Main level has living room with fireplace, formal dining room, remodeled eat-in kitchen, bathroom and two generous bedrooms. Downstairs huge master suite with lux bath and a sitting area. Beautiful hardwood throughout, crown moldings, lovely 30’s detail. Very stylish and thoughtful remodel. 2 car garage, garden. Close to Stonestown, Trader Joes, Ocean Avenue Whole Foods, ez access to 280 and MUNI. Great value for a great home!

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New Zephyr Listing at 433 Buena Vista Ave Unit A, San Francisco, CA 94117 for $595,000

433 Buena Vista Ave Unit A, San Francisco, CA 94117

Enchantingly beautiful and bright 1 bed, 1 bath TIC where Buena Vista meets Tales of the City. Step inside this delightful compound with incredible views of the city and Red Rock. This truly charming space boasts recent upgrades including a remodeled kitchen, bamboo floors, carpet, in-unit laundry, hot water heater and copper piping work. Sip your favorite beverage while enjoying the city views from your front porch. For an especially intimate setting, venture out onto your own exclusive-use outdoor deck off the living room. Bright & simply amazing, this home also comes with a bonus room underneath measuring approximately 9′ x 10′. A gem of an opportunity in a stunningly beautiful neighborhood-right across the street from Buena Vista Park.

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San Francisco Leads the Region as Top City for Rental Real Estate Investment

It is undeniable that San Francisco is a great place to live. Vibrant neighborhoods, an exceptional art and cultural scene, fantastic restaurants, world-class shopping and a stunning natural landscape have all helped San Francisco secure a place among the top cities in the country. With the release of the All Property Management Q2 2014 Rental Ranking Report, the City by the Bay can also add being the No. 1 city in the region – and No. 3 in the country – for rental real estate investment to its list of accolades.

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The Q2 2014 Rental Ranking Report looks at metrics including vacancy rates, capitalization rates, home value appreciation, annual job growth, rental rate variance, and average days a property sits on market for 75 Metropolitan Statistical Areas to determine the top U.S. cities that are poised to give investors the highest return on their rental real estate investment. San Francisco took the top spot regionally, beating out cities such as San Jose, Seattle, Denver, and Los Angeles, while coming in 3rd only to Grand Rapids, MI (No. 1) and Poughkeepsie, NY (No. 2) in the country.

San Francisco Boasts High Rental Rate Variance to Secure Top Ranking 

With rising San Francisco rental rates a main topic of conversation in the community, it will come as no surprise to locals that the city does quite well in the rental variance metric. In fact, with an 8.44 percent increase in year-over-year rental rates, San Francisco takes the No. 1 spot for rental variance among the 75 cities studied, according to the report. While performing generally well in most categories, this rental rate variance certainly helped San Francisco clinch the top regional spot.

San Francisco also boasts one of the lowest vacancy rates in the report at 4.9 percent (giving it a 10th place ranking in the country) and a good home value appreciation rate of 4.95 percent year-over-year. What might surprise you, however, is the city’s relatively low capitalization rate. The “cap rate,” which compares average property value to average rental rates to determine how profitable a rental may be, is 4.07 percent in San Francisco. This is the second-smallest cap rate in the report. By comparison, Grand Rapids, the No. 1 ranked city in the U.S., offers a cap rate of 9.64 percent. The low cap rate is partially fueled by San Francisco’s high property values.

If you’ve been sitting on the fence toying with the idea of buying San Francisco rental real estate, the All Property Management Q2 2014 Rental Ranking Report suggests you should make a move. Opportunity is waiting – will you take advantage?

This is a guest post from All Property Management.

Founded in 2004, All Property Management helps property owners maximize their rental income potential by connecting them with the largest network of property management services on the Internet. As part of that work we track a number of different metrics, from rental vacancy rates and home values to regional job growth, for 75 different metro areas in 5 regions of the country. We use that data, along with input from our nationwide network of over 5,000 property managers, to produce our quarterly Rental Ranking report, which measures a city’s attractiveness for real estate investment.