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UCSF Slated for Expansion

UCSF Slated for Expansion

Straddling Cole Valley and Inner Sunset in the heart of San Francisco, UCSF’s Parnassus campus is of world renown. Now the university is slated to expand, adding potentially 1.5 million square feet of development. This would include a newer, larger hospital as well as 750 new housing units for students and staff. Designed with the […]

Lock-In Today’s Record Low Rates!

Lock-In Today’s Record Low Rates!

Mortgage rates as reported by Freddie Mac have again hit previously unseen lows. A conforming 30-year fixed loan as of this week averages 3.07%, the lowest ever recorded. A conforming 15-year fixed rate loan is at 2.56%, matching the record all-time low. With rates potentially dropping near 3 percent, this is an unprecedented opportunity for […]

Happy Independence Day Weekend!

Happy Independence Day Weekend!

Ascend Real Estate wishes you a Happy Independence Day! We hope you take time this long summer weekend for some socially-distant relaxation at the beach, on a hike or a bbq in your own backyard, like the new owners of this recently sold Mission home!

Just Sold in Cole Valley!

Just Sold in Cole Valley!

Two gorgeous Cole Valley residences sold in the past month! With a remodeled interior in a well maintained Victorian, 736 Shrader St was destined for a new owner despite shelter-in-place hurdles deftly vaulted by the Ascend team. The lush oasis of a backyard and side-by-side parking make this condominium a prime property, and our agents […]

Rents down in Bay Area, Up in Sacramento

Rents down in Bay Area, Up in Sacramento

According to Zumper, average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco fell 11.8% year-over-year in June, following a 9% year-over-year drop in May. This is the largest decline in the nation, although at $3,280 per month, San Francisco’s rents are still the highest in the US, followed by New York, Boston, San Jose and […]

Builders Confident about Housing Market

Builders Confident about Housing Market

Builders have regained confidence about the housing market, as reflected in the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) / Wells Fargo’s monthly Housing Market Index (HMI) that climbed 21 points in June to a positive territory score of 58 nationwide. The West was the strongest, having catapulted 22 points to 66, whereas the Northeast surged […]

Coming Soon: Modern Mission Live-Work Loft

Coming Soon: Modern Mission Live-Work Loft

1800 Bryant St #103, San Francisco LoftLiveLove.com 1 Bed • 2 Bath • 860 SqFt Offered at $850,000 Now Showing! Contact us for a tour! This quintessential Live-Work Loft is the perfect place for working from home! Located in start-ups’ favorite Mission District, it is a great spot not just for your living, but maybe for […]

Big Jump in May Pending Home Sales!

Big Jump in May Pending Home Sales!

National Association of Realtors® reported a record comeback in May for Pending home sales nationwide after two previous months of declines brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings, saw its highest-ever gain of 44.3% to 99.6 in May for the […]

Sell Your Home for More with our Concierge Service!

Sell Your Home for More with our Concierge Service!

Ascend Real Estate is glad to offer homeowners our Concierge service, an invaluable tool to help you improve your home and achieve a higher sales price. A key component of the service is low-interest financing to minimize the out-of-pocket cash you need upfront for construction costs. This short-term loan would typically be paid back through […]