Kate and I bought a house! We were expecting to close on December 11 but things got delayed. Banks have swung from being stupid and lending to everyone, to being stupid and lending to no one. So we had to deal with their diligence bullshit while they confirmed that we are responsible people. There was much more to it, but we’ll leave it at that.Two weeks late, we closed on our Hayes Valley condo on December 24, 2009. We were already in route to Buffalo when we took ownership, but it was great to know we were homeowners as we celebrated the holidays with Kate’s family. We returned to San Francisco on December 29, just in time to move in and ring in the new year. Some photos of our new place (with a few shots from the listing since we’re still decorating):
The place is unique. It’s part of a new condo construction, finished in 2008. But our unit is actually a 1908 Stable house. The building was completely gutted and rebuilt, but retains its original facade and windows.
Many thanks to our agent, Virginia Thackwell, who was simply amazing through the whole process. I rarely work with people who are so detail oriented and dependable. If you are looking for a place, contact Virginia! http://www.thecitysf.com