Monthly Archives: August 2012

Dinner with recent 1st Time Homeowners and Their Endorsement

One of my husbands’ favorite restuarants in San Francisco is the “original” flagship restuarant, Fresca, a Peruvian delight on West Portal Avenue where we have been dining for 10 years! This was our choice to take my clients who just closed on their Twin Peaks home at 20 Parkridge Dr. #9 for $510,000.  This 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, gorgeous condo had been completely remodeled like new and for an extra bonus, the majestic Downtown and Bay views were just what they were looking for and reportedly, are very happy with.

“We are writing to express our gratitude in working with Realtor Erika Burke. We have just purchased our first home and are very happy with Erika.  She has been the catalyst to get us through the anxiety-producing process of buying a home, streamlining the process and making it happen in a timely manner. Not only has she guided us through the purchase with extensive real estate knowledge, but Erika is also personable and humorous enough to make it a joy. We are completely satisfied with the outcome. Erika has been the greatest agent, and we recommend her to everyone.”  G. Soltani – Buyer

The Food and wine, Albarino as always, are outstanding.  Try authentic dishes like Lomo Saltado – Sliced Steak in scrumptious sauce over rice or fries, a traditional Peruvian dish, or Corvina over risotto cake with an Ancho Sauce or Baked Trout in an iron skillet, Camarrones al Pisco; an appetizer with a Pisco sauce that is not to be missed.  My Mom and husband rounded out the group for a glorious meal and celebration!!


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I just SOLD a Sunset/Parkside Home at 2118 31st Ave. to 1st Time Home Buyers

My Lovely clients, a young family and First time Home Buyers, just purchased their first home at 2118 31st Ave., in the Sunset/Parkside District in San Francisco.  During our Sellers Market, homes in the Sunset/Parkside have been receiving high numbers of multiple offers…like 12 and 15 offers on one home, with tremendous overbidding and alot of cash purchases to sweeten the competitiveness of offers.

We’ve arrived at the property for the Key Transfer! My Buyer and her adorable son!

This 2 Bedroom/ 1 Bath home was a sought after floor plan with a center patio affording lots of light to the home, original hardwood, an updated kitchen, yet well cared for, still in original condition. The past owner lived here for over 50 years and it was being SOLD as a probate with the proceeds to be distributed to family members. This type of transaction presents its’ challenges in terms of lengthy escrow while awaiting for court approval or confirmation for a sale and the “AS IS” purchase.  Probates often come to market with a lower value than other regular sales making them a good buy.

In this transaction, my clients over bid the asking price of $569,000 up to $661,101.  There were 12 offers, and although ours was not the highest, it had the best terms.  My client a contractor, determined the AS IS purchase acceptable and so made little additional terms to entice the Seller to accept their offer, and we Won!.  The purchase price was a deal for a gloriously large Sunset home with a basement/garage waiting for development and the possibility to add a level.  Perhaps a third floor master suite?   Continue reading

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My mention in the Examiner – I was Co-Chair for a successful Fundraising event!

Special Examiner Real Estate Section:  I/We are in the Press. Our “Evening of Art and Fashion” at Vanguard Properties on 7/25 went off swimmingly well, raising $10,000. for Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco.   We exhibited “In-house Resident Agent Art” for exhibit and sale, and had an “In-House Fashion Designer” Show and Silent Auction of Art and other objects of beauty. Check out Page 3 in the Examiners’ Digital Edition for my mention in the Press Release.  Check out my previous blog post for pics.


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