Just Sold! Ideal Noe Valley Condo!

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Just SOLD! Ideal Noe Valley Condo

4173 26th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131  

2 Bed | 1.5 Bath | 1300 SF | Built in 1925 | 1 Garage Parking

SOLD for $1,500,000 Offered for $1,295,000

Listing Agents Note: A darling young couple purchased the home and were delighted as their grand piano fit so beautifully in the living room Bay Window area. Best of all, due to the vintage architecture featuring wide stairwells and door ways, they were easily able to haul the piano up the front steps and through the front door - which was a huge consideration for them in buying a home!

Congratulations to the new homeowners and to my seller for the hard work in upgrading the unit which helped it sell so quickly!

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

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Old Interior Design Becomes New in 2018!

Photo: Nicolas Huk / Flickr

Photo: Nicolas Huk / Flickr

I love when Vintage features from interior design of the past are updated and included in today’s homes. Here’s a few examples of what is “back-in”, allowing us to borrow from yesteryear to emphasize the charm of any size space in your home

Wallpaper is back, having left our design ethos years go. Used in living spaces and bedrooms, with a variety of colors and patterns it allows you to customize the space! Choose peel and stick for easy DIY installation.

Cozy is back, with smaller well appointed spaces featuring small kitchens and dining nooks or open plan dining for condos and smaller homes fulfills the needs of budget conscious homeowners.

Linoleum is back. Think bathroom checkerboard. It’s water-resistant, perfect for bath and kitchen. Paired with vintage inspired brass or metal faucets and fixtures and a claw foot tub; the old becomes new.

Still - shag carpet is still not the best choice, though updating vintage design with newly minted vintage options makes for a fresh turn on old design. 

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

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6 Things Every Homeowner Should Know

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Congratulations on being a homeowner!

Here's a list of 6 often forgotten tasks to keep you on top of your homeownership.  

1. Save for Rainy Days. Unexpected problems like appliances breaking down can be costly. Create a rainy day home emergency fund of 1% to 3% of your homes initial price per year.

2. Form an Inspection Habit. Make an annual habit of inspecting your home. Check your basement, attic, insulation, and roof. You can hire a professional home inspector to make your annual home inspection. Give us a call for a vetted referral.

3. Get to Know Your Appliances. Know the age of your appliances and machines to estimate when they should be replaced. Having a heads up can help with the process of saving up.

4. Reap the Benefits of Tax Credits. As a homeowner, you should be aware of certain home-related tax incentives to take advantage of the; like the installation of solar panels or having Energy Star appliances in your home.

5. Start Keeping Records. Did you know that caulking your bathtub boosts your home’s resale value? Every improvement or repair you make on your home does as well. Keep tabs and file all documents concerning your home improvement and repairs

6. Boost Insurance Coverage. Most standard home insurance coverage plans don’t normally include flood, earthquake and fire protection. Take a good look at your insurance policy and check for any relevant gaps and make adjustments.

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

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Design Lighting for Your Home

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DESIGNING LIGHTING!

The very first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night is turn on and off your lights.  

Designing lighting for your home is as important as choosing paint colors for the walls, furniture and accessories. Lighting should be comfortable, easy to control and energy efficient.

Lighting Types:

Ambient:  General lighting that illuminates a room with uniform light. This can be achieved through ceiling mounted or recessed fixtures, wall sconces or floor lamps. Include integrated lighting like cove, soffit and valance lighting.

Task:  For a particular area in a room, this lighting serves a specific function. Think counters in the kitchen, your desk, under cabinet, or a table lamp.

Accent:  Is for highlighting to draw attention to an object like artwork, bookcases, plants or even outdoors to a fountain, tree or beautiful landscaping. Recessed or track lighting that is adjustable provides this type of lighting.

Lighting can be costly for more artfully designed fixtures, or affordable when purchased from a big box retailer like Costco, Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, or  Ikea who provides modern alternatives at affordable prices.  Enjoy illuminating your home!

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

Sneak Peak Ideal Noe Valley Condo Thur 9/13 | 5-7PM

Listed by Cynthia Palmer | Vanguard Properties

4173 26th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131  

2 Bed | 1.5 Bath | 1300 SF | Built in 1925 | 1 Garage Parking

Offered for $1,295,000

SNEAK PEAK - THU 9/13 | 5-7PM

Get ready to fall in love with this 1925 fully restored pride-of-ownership beauty. Top full floor condo of 2 Beds | 1.5 baths is like new, reconfigured and remodeled to the studs.

The home-like feel features a spacious open living plan with fireplace and bay window, new kitchen with Calacatta Oro stone countertops, new Bosch stove, range, microwave and new Fisher Paykel dishwasher and refrigerator. Beautiful new custom tiled bathrooms and restored original hardwood throughout. Gaze at the enchanting shared walk-out storybook garden from the rear bedrooms. All new windows and systems recently upgraded. Move right in! 

Ideally located between Noe and Castro Streets, close to 24th Street restaurants, cafe’s boutiques, shops, playgrounds, schools and steps from public transportation.

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CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor BRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

Coming Soon to Noe Valley - 2 Bed Condo

Sneak Peak video. This listing is....Coming Along!

#realtorlife Bringing 4173 26th Street #noevalley #sanfrancisco to market SOON! Meeting with vendors, preparing for staging, watering the sumptuous garden.

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Fave Quotes on Real Estate

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Here are a few favorite Quotes by famous and non-famous alike that ring true:

"The house you looked at today and wanted to think about until tomorrow may be the same house someone looked at yesterday and will buy today." - Koki Adasi

"In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein

"Home staging is no longer optional in this real estate market, it's a must." - Barbara Corcoran

"Buy land.  They're not making it anymore." - Mark Twain

"Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

"The best Investment on Earth is Earth." - Louis Glickman

"Home ownership is the cornerstone of a strong community." - Rick Renzi

"Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate.  Repeat after me: real estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values and the least risk." - Armstrong Williams

"The problem with real estate is that it's local.  You have to understand the local market." - Robert Kiyoasaki

"If I am going to get in a cab to go home, and I see a sign for an open house, I will go in.  I like real estate because I am the boss." - Lorraine Bracco

Whatever your favorite quote may be, everyone has an opinion.  As long as you are given local market knowledge to work with and choose expert guidance, the dream of home ownership or real estate investment can be yours, so that you may make "The best investment on Earth...."

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

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Proud to Announce....

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I'm proud to announce this fantastic achievement and honor!!!

Vanguard Properties has been selected as 2018 | Bay Area Brokerage of The Year by the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco in conjunction with REALTRENDS, San Francisco and Silicon Valley Magazines.

With the recent consolidation of Paragon Real Estate Group and now Pacific Union International with Compass, it will certainly change the dynamic of San Francisco Bay area real estate. Vanguard Properties is now the largest locally owned and operated brokerage in San Francisco.

 

“With a growing number of it’s offices, agents and “For Sale” signs permeating the marketplace, superlative marketing and a familial atmosphere, it becomes obvious that something is stirring at this highly regarded and fiercely-independent locally owned brokerage that resides on greatness as it continues forward as a major force in Bay Area real estate.” - The Luxury Marketing Council

 

Offices:
San Francisco | Marin County | Sonoma County | Napa | Palm Springs

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Thanks for my Happy Birthday!

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Thank YOU!

....to all you all for your fabulous birthday wishes! It warms my heart! It's been a great weekend with a jaunt to Half Moon Bay and celebrations near and far. I'm home again and basking in much love with gratitude!

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CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

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10 Favorites at the Legion of Honor Museum

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Here are my favorite paintings from "Truth & Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites & Old Masters" Exhibition at Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco.

The Pre-Raphaelites were disrupters of their time during the mid 1800's, reinterpreting and harkening back to Old Masters painters, while choosing to paint with more vivid colors and including lots of textures, textiles and an homage to nature. Can you tell which paintings are old masters of the 14th Century and those of the 18th Century?

Taking time to experience art, learn and get my culture on inspires my design in preparing listings for market! I truly love this museum and their wonderful exhibitions. Make sure to catch this one through September 30, 2018

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

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