Here's a sleek little Irish Channel number that's under contract, but we can't resist swooning a little over this one. This home was purchased from the bank last year for $165K and renovated, of course. The Channel was once your run-of-the-mill, working class neighborhood (or the freaking hood, depending on who you're talking to) but in the past five years or so there's been a serious pop, as this once unheard of $390K asking price suggests. This pretty place has three bedrooms (maybe four, depending on how private you want things to be, as they're not all independent rooms), two baths, and about 1,700 square feet of living space.
· Listing: 621-623 Ninth Street [Gardner Realtors]