Feb 252015


Latest issue of 7×7 has a Modern Guide to Bernal Heights with nice photos and a sweet presentation of the businesses on Cortland Avenue.

“Few San Francisco neighborhoods have a small village vibe quite like Bernal Heights does. This little ‘hood on the hill is known for its quite and quaint character, spectacular views, lush farmers markets, vibrant homes, friendly people, and an unfair amount of sun. Here’s your guide to it.”

Dec 242014

Early in the year Redfin named Bernal Heights the hottest neighborhood in the country. They confirmed their choice in a their Hot or Not update and again in this Hottest Homes piece:

The recovery of the San Francisco area’s real estate market has been headline-grabbing. Not only were homes severely undervalued during the economic downturn, but the region was one of the first to recover. As a result, no other market has been as hot.

Three neighborhoods get singled out as the most competitive for home buyers: the Sunset, Castro and again Bernal Heights.

Noteworthy among the top 10 are trendy, expensive places like “Redfin Hottest Neighborhood” alum Bernal Heights in San Francisco, which earned its hype this year with 78 percent of homes selling above list price and 58 percent of Redfin offers facing a bidding war.


Dec 092014

The Bernal Heights branch library is having a Celebration of the Season on Wednesday December 10, 6-8:30 pm. Kristin might bring a batch of Swedish spicy ginger-cinnamon cookies for the contest. Hope to see you there!

The fabulous Bernal Jazz Quartet

The fabulous Bernal Jazz Quartet

The Bernal Jazz Quartet will be playing and we will be making fabulous holiday crafts. There will be a cookie contest so please bring your favorite holiday specialty and YOU might become one of our Blue Ribbon Prize Winners!

Oct 262014
148 Highland

148 Highland Avenue

As a first time home-buyer in 2000, I was extremely fortunate that Kristin Hofso and Bernal Hill Realty were recommended to me and have a real estate agent who specializes in Bernal Heights and knows of properties that aren’t well marketed or are being sold by the owner, which larger real estate companies aren’t always aware of. If it hadn’t been for the specialized knowledge, competence and talent of my agent, I would not have become the owner of my property.

I was also fortunate to discover I’d found an agent who listened closely and took the time to fully understand the type of property I would be most happy with and was genuinely interested in finding it for me. This level of personal interest and concern for what’s best for me, was comforting and lead to a friendship forming between myself and my agent.

When it came time to sell, there was no question whether to use anyone but Bernal Hill Realty. They did a marvelous job of selling my home and I can’t recommend them highly enough. Once again, I was impressed with the knowledge, talent and competence of Kristin and Mary Ann as real estate agents and I was most grateful for the personal aspect of offering assistance and advice on how to make the selling process easy on me and be most successful.

I’m thrilled to be asked to write this review, describing my experience with Bernal Hill Realty and have the opportunity to express my gratitude and give my highest recommendation to anyone and everyone.


Tobias Hardieboys