Valencia Street Food Truck Park In The Works

Valencia Street Food Truck Park In The Works

Already home to one semi-permanent cart, plans to covert the used car lot on the northeast corner of Valencia and Ceasar Chavez into the “Valencia Food Truck Park” have been drafted and submitted to planning for review. At the crossroads of the Valencia Street and Cesar Chavez bike corridors,... Read More »

A Remodeled Victorian That Doesn’t Belong In Dwell

A Remodeled Victorian That Doesn’t Belong In Dwell

Designed by Samuel Newsom and built in 1889, the big Queen Anne Victorian at 2604 Pacific Avenue has since been renovated and remodeled, but it hasn’t become a modern white box inside. The contemporary kitchen does open to both the family room and dining room , but with a set of doors that can Read More »

First Peek: Plans For Modern 12-Story Condo Building On Market

First Peek: Plans For Modern 12-Story Condo Building On Market

Trumark Urban is working on plans for a modern 12-story building to rise along Market and Oak Streets, between Franklin and Van Ness, with 109 condos over three ground-floor retail spaces and a basement garage with parking for 28 cars and 110 bikes. As designed by Handel Architects, the proposed 1546-1564 Market Street project would Read More »

More (Rendering) Porn For Central SoMa Site

More (Rendering) Porn For Central SoMa Site

As we first reported last month about the boutique office building to rise at 85 Bluxome: The financing to raze one of the last original porn studios left in SoMa and construct a five-story office building on its Bluxome Street site has been secured and the official groundbreaking for the 55,000 square foot development has been scheduled Read More »

New Home Sales Unchanged From Downwardly Revised Pace

New Home Sales Unchanged From Downwardly Revised Pace

The seasonally adjusted annual pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. was effectively unchanged (up 0.2 percent to 467,000) from August to September, with the August pace having been downwardly revised by 8 percent to 466,000. While currently running 17 percent higher versus the same time last year, keep in mind that the Read More »

Ritz-Carlton Club Planning To Convert Hotel Rooms To Condos

Ritz-Carlton Club Planning To Convert Hotel Rooms To Condos

When the Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences project was originally approved for development, adding eight stories to the old Chronicle Building at 690 Market Street and converting it to residential use, roughly half of the project’s 106 units were to be condos and the other half “hotel rooms,” structured as time-share units which could be sold Read More »

“Hayes Valley” Home Joins The Million Dollar Price Cut Club

“Hayes Valley” Home Joins The Million Dollar Price Cut Club

Originally listed for $4,695,000 in May, then relisted anew for $3,995,000 last month, the asking price for the newly built home at 39 Lloyd Street – an address which is technically within Hayes Valley per the Realtors’ map, but sits between Duboce Triange and the Lower Haight – has just been reduced by another $500K. And Read More »

Supervisors Pass Law To Regulate Tenant Buyouts In San Francisco

The proposed law to regulate and restrict the buyouts of tenants from rent-controlled apartments in San Francisco has been passed by the Board of Supervisors in a vote of 7 to 4 with Supervisors Breed, Farrell, Tang and Wiener opposing. If you’re either a tenant or landlord in San Francisco, there are seven key things you Read More »

Plans For More Development Along Third Street

Plans For More Development Along Third Street

More condos are in the works to rise in Dogpatch along Third Street, with plans to demolish the two buildings on the northeast corner of Third and 19th and construct two seven-story buildings, connected by pedestrian bridges on each floor, in their place. The proposed development would rise to a height of 68 feet, with 109 Read More »

Mortgage Rates Drop To 16-Month Low

Mortgage Rates Drop To 16-Month Low

As we expected, the average rate for a conforming 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to its lowest point in over a year, down from 3.97 percent to 3.92 percent over the past week and versus 4.13 percent at the same time last year.  The current average rate is at its lowest point since the first week of Read More »

S.F. Will Appeal Judge’s Ruling Against Eviction Payments

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has announced that his office will appeal yesterday’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer which struck down San Francisco’s recently adopted tenant relocation law, a law which requires landlords in San Francisco who invoke the Ellis Act to pay any evicted tenants an upfront sum equal to the difference between their current Read More »

Milestone Day For CPMC’s Cathedral Hill Hospital Project

Milestone Day For CPMC’s Cathedral Hill Hospital Project

For those wondering how much deeper the massive hole being dug for CPMC’s Cathedral Hill Hospital project will go, the answer is: not much.  In fact, the end of the project’s excavation phase was officially marked this afternoon with a “bottoming out” celebration to commemorate the milestone. In a couple of weeks, two tower cranes Read More »

Magnificent Villa de Martini Joins The Million Dollar Price Cut Club

Magnificent Villa de Martini Joins The Million Dollar Price Cut Club

Built on triple-wide Telegraph Hill lot in 1929, the Mediterranean-styled “Villa de Martini,” complete with arched doorways and hand-painted palazzo and silver leaf ceilings, has been on the market for about five months. Originally listed for $16 million, last month the list price was increased to $16.8 million.  And then this morning, the price was Read More »

New Hope For Oakland’s Ambitious Coliseum City Development

New Hope For Oakland’s Ambitious Coliseum City Development

Set to expire yesterday after two years of effort, Oakland’s City Council has granted a 90-day contract extension to the group which has been trying to get the proposed $2 billion “Coliseum City” development off the ground. While a developer for the project has yet to be identified, and neither the Raiders nor Athletics have Read More »

The Finest Home In Diamond Heights Sets Two Records

The Finest Home In Diamond Heights Sets Two Records

Listed as “the finest home in Diamond Heights” last month, the sale of 11 Cameo Way has just closed escrow with a reported contract price of $2.868 million, making it the most expensive home sale in the history of Diamond Heights. And at $1,017 per square foot, it’s the first reported home sale for over Read More »