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VANTAGE October | 2013

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INSIDE

What we have in store for you this issue

3 BEST OF THE BAY

22 FEATURED PET

Monthly featured listings

Our extended furry family

12 HOMES, LOFTS & CONDOS An update of our inventory

Local events this October

10 RENTAL VIEW

25 CLIMB CONGRATULATES

The hottest rentals in San Francisco

Announcements and accomplishments

16 NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT Dogpatch/Central Waterfront

18 CLIMB LOVES A few of our favorite things

24 WHAT’S NEW IN SF?

26 CLIMB MANAGEMENT TEAM The faces that drive Climb

28 MEET YOUR CLIMBERS The Climb Real Estate team

20 FEATURED AGENT Billy Lane

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BEST OF THE BAY We bring the best of San Francisco homes to you.

COVER PROPERT Y:

1207 Indiana St. #4


LARGE LOFT

1207 INDIANA STREET #4 | 2BR/2BA | $849,000

Gertrude Villanueva

This large tri-level loft offers all the modern conveniences any city dweller desires in the burgeoning Dogpatch neighborhood. Delightful hotspots like Piccino, Yield Wine Bar, Serpentine, and Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous Ice Cream are merely a few blocks away. Get cultured at the Crafts Museum or test your climbing aptitude at Dogpatch Boulders. It’s also in close proximity to the 22nd Street Caltrain station and Third St. T Muni line for easy access to downtown San Francisco and the Peninsula. You’re just 10 minutes from Potero Hill and even more culinary favorites like Chez Papa, Sunflower, and Aperto. This is truly a covetable urban milieu.

• 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom loft spread over 1,589 sq. ft. (per public records) • Open living/dining area with soaring ceilings, gas fireplace, and wall of windows, perfect for entertaining • Spacious chef’s kitchen with abundant storage, stainless steel appliances and built-in wine cooler • Enormous master suite with gas fireplace and barbecue-friendly private patio • Loft bedroom includes custom sliding glass enclosures and barn door • Spacious laundry room near master bedroom allows for plenty of storage • Large one-car parking space near elevator • Storage cabinets and bike racks • Common roof terrace with views of downtown • HOA dues: $616, water and garbage included *Property is leased until May 1, 2014.

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THIS LARGE TRI-LEVEL LOFT OFFERS ALL THE MODERN CONVENIENCES ANY CIT Y DWELLER DESIRES.


TOWNHOUSE

235 BERRY STREET #109 | 3BR/3BA | $1,499,000

Mark Choey

This special residence, a spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhome located in the heart of Mission Bay, is designed to please the most discerning tastes. Offering water views and finished with the finest materials and detailing, 235 Berry redefines the standards of waterfront living. There are gorgeous hardwood floors in the living areas and luxurious carpeting in the bedrooms. The living room is bright and spacious and features large floor-to-ceiling windows plus a very functional balcony, allowing one to easily walk out and enjoy the path alongside the creek. The kitchen is a chef’s dream and features a Bosch gas range, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, recessed lighting, and plenty of counter and cabinet space. 235 Berry is close to everywhere you want to be. Fine dining, access to nature, the ballpark, parks and restaurants are all in your neighborhood. Light rail and Caltrain are at your door. Enjoy the best of San Francisco from a classically urban perspective.

• 1,500 sq. ft. per tax records • Partial creek/water views from all 3 bedrooms • Private, house-like 2-story townhouse • Private patio off living room with direct access to waterfront paths • Living room features double-height ceilings • Gourmet kitchen with rich granite slab countertops with backsplash, stainless steel Bosch appliances including gas oven/range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave • Comfortable master suite • Master bathroom features Kohler fixtures and limestone countertops • Secondary bathrooms feature ceramic tile countertops, frameless mirrors, Kohler fixtures • Hardwood floors in living areas, carpet in bedrooms • Upgraded lighting fixtures • Visionic wireless security system • Pre-wired data/communications and satellite TV system • Washer/dryer in unit • 1-car parking included • HOA dues: $589.57 per month plus Mission Bay Association dues of $32 per month

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DUPLEX WITH OPTIONS

129-131 COLLEGE AVE | DUPLEX OR TIC | $1,248,000

Danielle Lazier / Joshua Lawrence

Nestled between the popular Bernal Heights and Glen Park neighborhoods, 129-131 College Ave is ideal for those looking for a classic San Francisco duplex with options. Owner-occupy and subsidize your mortgage! Partner up as TIC and condoconvert! Invest in SF’s strong rental market! The location is great for walking, biking, public transit, and the highway commute: easy access to Bernal Heights, half a mile to Glen Park Village, Noe Valley and the Mission. Freeway access for the South Bay is a breeze via the 101 and 280. Unit 129 is the top floor flat offering 2 full bedrooms, plus a sunroom ideal for a 3rd bedroom, nursery, guest room or office. As you enter the flat, be sure to check out the creative use of the entry: a perfectly functional and efficient home office! Unit 131 has 2 bedrooms (one without benefit of closet) and the same classic details. Both units have a split bathroom, hardwood floors with inlay, coved ceilings, a spacious living room with fireplace, eat-in kitchen, in-unit laundry and secure access to

the garage via side breezeway. Move-in condition with potential to create your dream kitchen and bath….think upside! • Classic SF Duplex, 1926 Construction • 129 – Upper Flat: Owner-Occupied • 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath and Efficient Home Office • TIC Price $649,000 • 131 – Lower Flat: Vacant • 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath • TIC Price $599,000 • Both Units: • Hardwood Floors w/ Inlay, Coved Ceilings, Natural Light • In-Unit Laundry, Eat-in Kitchen, 1 Full Bathroom • 2-Car Garage plus Storage • Bay and Southern Views • Spacious Fenced Yard • Intersection of Bernal Heights and Glen Park • Easy South Bay or Downtown Commute: I-280 and 101 • Half Mile to Glen Park BART Plus Muni Access • WalkScore – Very Walkable! Excellent Transit! Very Bikeable!

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HOMES, LOFTS & CONDOS See the latest inventory of Victorian flats, modern condominiums, historic loft conversions, single-family homes and a wide range of other properties all over the San Francisco Bay Area.

1 ISLE COVE | $849,000 3BR/2.5BA Marcus Lee / Marco Wan

5 HAWTHORNE PLACE | $725,000 1BR+Den/1.5BA Todd Montgomery

A updated 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath waterfront townhome offers a desirable bi-level floor plan and coveted wide water views.

2 2301 HARRISON | $949,000 2BR/2BA Kristen Stuecher

This condo features an expansive floor plan with a generous two-level living space and custom oversized seven-foot windows.

6 289 BRADFORD | $799,000 3BR/2BA Gabriel Rojas

A rare offering of a true industrial live/work loft space with expansive west-facing views of Twin Peaks and urban cityscapes.

3 THE RADIANCE | $999,000 2BR/2BA Kevin Gueco

This Mid-Century style home stands at the end of the block, attached on one side, and offers an unfinished basement ready for remodel.

7 SOMA GRAND | $749,000 1BR+Den/1BA Dirk Kinley

This waterfront home features a large private patio and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame bay and park views.

4 ONE RINCON HILL | $1,549,000 2BR/2BA Matt Finley

The contemporary modern floor plan features corner pop-out windows, abundant light, and unobstructed easterly views of the city skyline.

8 THE BEACON | $1,588,000 3BR/2BA Michelle Balog

This must-see luxury 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom upgraded condominium features incredible 180-degree San Francisco skyline, bay and Twin Peaks views.

The highest three bedroom in the desirable southeast corner, this home is in the heart of Mission Bay.

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RENTAL VIEW

Climb rents Victorian flats, modern condominiums, historic loft conversions and a wide range of other properties all over the San Francisco Bay Area.

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OPPOSITE PAGE: ONE HAWTHORNE | $9,000/mo 2BR/2BA Darcy Robinson

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1 THE BRANNAN | $5,400/mo 2BR /2BA Elizabeth Kim 2 THE INFINITY | $6,700/mo 2BR/2BA Darcy Robinson 3 THE WATERMARK | $4,700/mo 2BR/2BA Darcy Robinson 4 723 ELLSWORTH | $3,450/mo 3BR /2BA Elizabeth Kim 5 DANIEL BURNHAM COURT | $3,000/mo 1BR/1.25BA Elizabeth Kim

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NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT This month we are featuring Dogpatch/Central Waterfront. Check out our recommendations on the best the area has to offer.

JENA DAVIS

EUGENE PAK

Sales Associate

Director of Business Dev.

POQUITO

CHOCOLATE LAB

Poquito is a great spot for Latin American cocktails and tapas. They have gluten free and vegetarian options too! Happy hour is every day from 4:00 7:00 pm.

This is a place worth visiting. First, if you love chocolate, enough said: just go. Second, despite the name, they do serve savory dishes and are a good choice for dinner or lunch. I would recommend visiting for Sunday brunch. Imagine, after taking your pooch out for a romp, walk over to Chocolate Lab and enjoy a bright crisp mimosa or bellini in the sunny Dogpatch....ahhh.

MELODY HULTGREN

KRISTEN STUECHER

Senior Sales Associate

Senior Sales Associate

WATERFRONT TRAIL

MR. & MRS. MISCELLANEOUS ICE CREAM

A waterfront trail goes from The Ramp restaurant (at Mariposa near Third Street) all the way north to the Embarcadero without ever having to cross traffic. It’s a great walk/run/bike straight to downtown. (Not many people know about this, so it’s never crowded!).

Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous Ice Cream shop on Third Street is the go-to spot for a sweet treat on a warm afternoon. My indulgence is always their sundae with 2 scoops of whatever decadent, unique flavor they are serving up that day with whipped cream, hot fudge, and a brandied cherry on top. I have to spend an extra hour in the gym afterwards, but it is well worth it!

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love your home

SAN FR ANCISCO 415.431.8888 | climbSF.com


CLIMB LOVES

Here are a few of our favorite things that we know you would enjoy.

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ESCAPE

SLEEP

STATE BIRD PROVISIONS

POST RANCH INN Under

started as a recipe for serving quail and it has slowly evolved into a restaurant without any programmed elements.

HOTEL ZETTA is a

completely redesigned San Francisco hotel, near Union Square, Westfield Shopping Mall, and Moscone Center.

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the Post family’s stewardship for generations, the 100-acre Post Ranch has evolved from a homestead and working ranch to one of the most acclaimed luxury resorts in the world.


WATCH

READ

COVET

BREAKING BAD is the story

“W” IS FOR WASTED by

Sue Grafton is a multilayered tale: the surfaces seem clear, but the underpinnings are full of betrayals, misunderstandings, and outright murderous fraud.

of a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family’s financial future before he dies.

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LEICA D-LUX 6 Introduced

in collaboration with G-Star, the Dutch denim label, Leica is proud to present a limited special edition compact camera.


FEATURED AGENT Getting to know Climb’s Sales Associate Billy Lane.

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MY NAME

William, but all my friends call me Billy.

I AM

My clients’ dedicated partner.

PROUDEST MOMENT

Seeing my wife succeed in dental school.

BIGGEST CHALLENGE

Tie between singing karaoke and finding parking.

ALARM CLOCK

My daughter Autumn.

PERFECT DAY

Helping clients realize their dream and start a new chapter in their lives.

FIRST JOB

Towel boy at a resort in Arizona.

SUPERHERO POWER

Able to read the other agent’s M.O.

FAVORITE SF NEIGHBORHOOD: South Beach.

INSPIRATION

Doyle Brunson: a world-class poker player and a world-class gentleman.

BILLY LANE

Sales Associate 415.990.1053 billy@climbsf.com


Mortgages aren’t a commodity – they’re a complex financial decision. Opes Advisors treats them that way.

Buying real estate is more than just a lifestyle decision – it’s an indisputably important financial decision that impacts every other part of your life. Because of the lasting implications, Opes Advisors developed a new approach to mortgages. We’ll work with you to structure a mortgage that fits with both your lifestyle ambitions and your financial goals. Call us today!

Ryan Ogata Branch Owner and Mortgage Advisor rogata@opesadvisors.com 415.869.6132

Opes Advisors Jackson Square 435 Pacific Avenue, Suite 350 San Francisco, CA 94133 www.opesadvisors.com

Opes Advisors is a premier financial advisory services firm that enables clients to make effective financial decisions through direct offers of residential mortgages, wealth management and real estate investment advice. Opes Advisors is licensed by the CA Dept. of Real Estate license 01458652 and NMLS 235584. Ryan Ogata DRE 01399180 | NMLS 299251. Equal Opportunity Lender. Opes Advisors is a registered investment advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). ©2011 Opes Advisors, Inc. All rights reserved.


FEATURED PET

Meet Sales Associate Michael Minson’s fur-baby, Cooper.

MY NAME

PERFECT DAY

Cooper “Coops” Cannon-Minson.

A sunny day in the grass, chewing on a bone, chilling with my dads and my neighborhood puppy pals.

I AM

A Boston Terrier.

FAVORITE SF NEIGHBORHOOD:

PROUDEST MOMENT

Graduating from puppy school cum laude.

BIGGEST CHALLENGE

Calculating treat derivatives--it can be ruff!

Bernal Heights, of course!

CLIMB IS

Where I get the best treats!

ALARM CLOCK

Dad getting up to make me breakfast. Sometimes I get bacon!

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WHAT’S NEW IN SF? Here are some of the exciting events in the city this October.

10/3 | THURSDAY

10/19 TO 10/20 | SATURDAY TO SUNDAY

Climb Round Table Event

Treasure Island Music Festival

10/4 TO 10/6 | FRIDAY TO SUNDAY

10/26 | SATURDAY

Hardly Strictly Blue Grass Festival

Funhouse 2013

10/6 | SUNDAY

10/27 | SUNDAY

Castro Street Fair

Free Sunday BBQ

10/12 | SATURDAY

10/31 | THURSDAY

Dew Tour Toyota City Championships

Halloween

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CLIMB CONGRATULATES Congratulations to Director of Business Development Eugene Pak, newly elected on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Association of Realtors!

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THE CLIMB MANAGEMENT TEAM Meet the faces that help drive Climb towards success.

MARK CHOEY

TIFFANY COMBS

Technolog y Director

Managing Broker

415.630.0204 mark@climbsf.com

415.710.0820 tiffany@climbsf.com

EUGENE PAK

Managing Sales Director

Director of Business Development

415.810.7890 balog@climbsf.com

415.254.5853 eugene@climbsf.com

MICHELLE BALOG

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TO D D MON TG OME RY The New Face of Climb

T O D D M O N T G O M E R Y | 4 1 5 . 2 0 3 . 6 0 2 2 | todd@climbsf.com | BRE 01875716


CLIMB REAL ESTATE

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WE’RE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Find Us in Three Locations MISS I O N BAY | P OT RE RO H I L L | A I RS T RE A M


Vantage | October 2013