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Our New Listing – Beautiful Mission District Home January 20, 2017
Our New Listing – Beautiful Mission District Home
A rare opportunity to own a large 3-level Mission District home, featuring 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 2 family rooms, a large roof deck and fantastic rear yard. From the studs out on a new foundation; opened up and reimagined, this home offers smart, well designed enhancements with elegant finishes. Entering the property you’ll notice a custom light fixture featuring Victorian glass. The kitchen has locally made Heath tile, quartzite and Caesarstone countertops, walnut cabinets and unique custom made light fixtures. The master bath boasts locally made and sustainable Fireclay tiles with limestone countertops. It’s apparent the moment you step foot inside the home that the developer’s attention to detail sets this home apart.
If it’s more room, a fantastic location, or a large beautifully landscaped yard, or simply being steps to many fine restaurants, a vibrant nightlife and access to downtown; few homes offer as much making 2339 Bryant Street the Mission District home you’ve been waiting for!
About the Mission District:
If you like city living and true diversity, the Mission is certainly worth a look, offering a unique variety of both cultures and property types. Single family homes from the Victorian era through the 1940s are in abundance, as are multi-unit buildings and condos. Many buildings left from the Mission’s industrial peak are now enviable loft residences. The Mission enjoys some of the best weather in the city, frequently bathed in sunshine while the rest of the city is shrugging off fog. People of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities call the neighborhood home. There are dining and entertainment destinations for every budget and taste. Mission Street has a collection of shops reflective of the area’s diversity. 24th Street between Potrero Avenue and Mission is a vibrant retail area with many Hispanic bakeries and restaurants, newer hot spots, and services for urban living, like hardware stores and dry cleaning. The Valencia corridor is known for its innovative restaurants and eclectic shops. In the evening, people come from all over the city to enjoy the neighborhood’s offerings. The Mission boasts culinary delights from around the world. Take in a show at one of the independent theaters, see a movie or live band, socialize over high end cocktails or grab a beer at one of the local dives. This is one of the city’s most walkable and bikeable neighborhoods; its centrality eases transit for commuters, whether you rely on public transit or travel by car. Laid back, artsy, Latin, active and with a bit of a rebellious streak, the Mission has something for everyone.
View this beautiful Mission District Home at: www.bryantstreetbeauty.com
View a 3D Virtual Tour here: 3D Tour of 2339 Bryant Street
Todd Wiley, Kim Wiley, The Wiley Team
Happy First Time Home Buyers January 19, 2017
Happy First Time Home Buyers
Congratulations and Happy New Year to these happy first time home buyers! We handed over the keys to our clients last weekend. These great clients were referred to us from other great clients! We love helping friends and friends of friends! After writing on just one other property, we were successful in helping them purchase a home in the Portola neighborhood right next to John McLaren Park.
Kind words from our clients:
Last week we were handed the keys to our dream home. Like many in the bay area we were pretty doubtful about finding a home in San Francisco as first time home buyers. Todd gave us the confidence and knowledge we needed to make this happen. He was attentive and honest. If you want an agent who alters the truth to just tell you what you want to hear don’t hire Todd. He will tell you the truth and help you understand the market and your reality. We appreciated how quickly we were able to get in touch with him. He always answered the phone and spent may hours viewing homes for us. We even had issues with our lender and seller that made the process drag out longer than we wanted. Todd made sure to keep the lender and seller on task and was able to negotiate with them, making sure we closed successfully. This is not always easy to do. Thank you Todd for being so amazing and I promise you will be happy to have him on your side.
Marketing notes on the property:
Updated, move in ready home in sunny, quiet Portola. First time on the market, pride of ownership and remodeled for modern living with new paint and refinished hardwood floors. Newly remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz counters and a sliding door to a deck with direct access to a flat level, fenced yard. Main Living level features 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, eat-in kitchen, and spacious living room w hardwood flooring, wood burning fireplace. The ground-level has a two car tandem garage, media/den space, work room and ample clearance for future development. Sunny, flat yard has mature fruit trees. Close to Mclaren Park and the up and coming San Bruno Ave commercial corridor.
Congratulations, we hope you enjoy your new home for many years! Thank you for the business!
Todd Wiley, Kim Wiley, The Wiley Team
Now Closed – Challenging Trust Sale January 14, 2017
Now Closed! – Challenging Trust Sale of Large Duplex in Central Richmond
This one has been in process for eight months or so, it sold for $2,140,000. Below is what our client had to say about this challenging trust sale:
“Earlier this year I was referred through a law firm to work with Todd and Kim Wiley for a challenging trust sale of my mother’s four unit building on 16th Avenue in the Richmond District of San Francisco. They have worked tirelessly since I hired them in May to bring us to an eminent sale this December. Because I was the trustee of my mother’s estate and I live in New York City, this sale was especially challenging due to my distance and matters involving a beneficiary who refused to move so that we could settle the estate. Needless to say, the whole saga with this person has been difficult and literally mind-boggling due to an agreement he signed which involved a third party who attempted to purchase his 1/3 of the property which was not his to sell because it was held in the name of the trust. It was extremely difficult to nullify the agreement, remove this cloud from title and get this person to move on! I am making light of this and everything that took place, but the extent we had to go to involved the hiring of a litigation attorney which Todd suggested, forcing progress but dragging things out for months. Todd has been exceptionally patient and generous in his time to advise, recommend and facilitate the steps to move the process forward; ultimately the property came to market this past November, bringing it to closure in December. As I have never sold property before, my knowledge about the process was completely carried forth with Todd’s professional guidance and Kim’s gentle hand. Dealing with these hurdles and the emotions often presented by the various personalities involved; including the existing tenants, they remained even-keeled, non confrontational and task focused. Their handling of difficult trust matters involving complex interpersonal family differences is a willingness, specialization, and expertise not many brokers possess or are prepared to handle. Simply put, they took the time and exercised great patience to nurture a difficult situation which ultimately led to a successful transaction and closure to an episode of my life that I am happy to put behind me. I cannot recommend Todd and Kim and their network of professionals enough.”
Large duplex in Central Richmond, but so much more than meets the eye; visit 747-749 16th Ave soon because it won’t last. Featuring two large 3 bedroom 2 bath units (one vacant) and 2 additional unwarranted units; Unit A- 2 bedroom unit (vacant) and Unit B- 1 bedroom 1 bath rented for $1,625. This property was built in 1984 and the two larger 3 bed 2 bath units are not governed by rent control. Having been owned by the same family since its construction and being incredibly well maintained, this property displays pride of ownership like few I’ve represented. The vacant 3/2 and 2/2 units will be shown on the weekend. It is a fantastic investment for any owner occupier or investor alike. Trust Sale-limited disclosure.
Todd Wiley, Kim Wiley, The Wiley Team
San Francisco Dream Home January 4, 2017
San Francisco Dream Home
December was a very exciting month for our clients Ryan and Jen, not only did they buy their first home they also had a baby! Jen’s water broke just before they signed the paperwork, the baby was born the same week they closed. Here is a quote from Jennifer, “Yes, it was crazy! We became proud parents and first time homeowners in the same week. Phase 1 of our San Francisco Dream Home has been underway: Remodeling the kitchen, refinishing floors and all new interior paint. We move in January! Much love to our amazing realtor Todd Wiley for finding us this gem after navigating the rollercoaster of the San Francisco housing market.”
Below is the review Jennifer wrote:
“It doesn’t get more straight up and real than Todd. Through the whole buying process, we always felt that Todd had our best interest at the forefront. The San Francisco housing market is not easily navigated, and to get the house and property you want, you need an agent who really knows what it takes to get the deal done. Todd definitely fought for us and I can’t imagine working with anyone else. We got the perfect house for us in a great neighborhood and attribute that all to Todd. He is also a great communicator, always available to talk via phone, text and email with an impeccable response time. We felt like we were a priority and that is so important.”
We are really excited for these two and can’t wait to see the finished San Francisco Dream Home!
Todd Wiley, Kim Wiley
Closing on the Eve of Christmas Eve January 4, 2017
Closing on the Eve of Christmas Eve
It was a very Happy Holiday for our first time home buyers who closed on their purchase of 339 Pacific in Alameda. This home is in a co-op called Woodstock which is conveniently located near the ferry to San Francisco. Built in 1940 and recently completely remodeled including new plumbing and electrical, we were able to help our clients purchase it for $505,000 well below the “Zestimate” of $834,786! These clients were referred to us from an awesome REALTOR® and friend in Washington DC, Susan Phillips Fitzpatrick, THANK YOU SUSAN! We would love to return the favor, so please let us know if you know of anyone planning to buy or sell real estate in Washington DC (or anywhere else for that matter, we have a network of great REALTORS® all over the country).
Update below is a review from our clients:
“My husband and I just bought our first house with Todd. He was recommended to us by my aunt when we told her we wanted to buy the house down the street from where we were renting. With that being said, we still did shop around for a realtor to help make the offer and one thing I am certain of is that we would have paid a lot more if we went with someone else. I’ve read in other reviews that Todd understands the market and my husband and I would have to say that this is true. He was very open and honest with all our questioning and was very responsive to all the first time home buyer questions.
More important to us than all of the rest though is that Todd was able to get us in in time for Christmas which wasn’t a guarantee in this particular situation. We are very grateful to have been able to spend Christmas and New Years Eve in our new home with friends and family.”
Todd Wiley, Kim Wiley