San Francisco Condo And Top Tier Home Values Hit All-Time Highs

San Francisco Condo And Top Tier Home Values Hit All-Time Highs

Single-family home values within the San Francisco MSA are up 15.4 percent over the past year and the index for the top-tier of San Francisco homes is at an all-time high, according to the latest S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index.  The biggest jump in prices, however, was for homes... Read More »

A 266-Square-Foot “Starter Home” In San Francisco For $379K

A 266-Square-Foot “Starter Home” In San Francisco For $379K

Measuring a legal 266 square feet, the “cozy cottage” in need of “TLC” at 527 Morse Street is one of the smallest single-family homes in San Francisco. That measurement, however, does not include the “bonus…storage shed” which now sits in the front yard of the home’s rather small 1,355 square foot lot, a font yard Read More »

City Plans To Pay $253M For New Mid-Market Office Building

City Plans To Pay $253M For New Mid-Market Office Building

As we first revealed last week, Related California’s proposed development of 565 apartments and 460,000 square feet of office space along Mission, between 11th and South Van Ness, will likely be financed by way of $375 million of city issued mortgage revenue bonds. And as a number of plugged-in readers quickly noted, the City of Read More »

Designs For a Neighborhood Changing Development: 598 Brannan

Designs For a Neighborhood Changing Development: 598 Brannan

While currently only zoned for building up to 55 feet in height, Tishman Speyer is pushing forward with plans to develop a pair of modern eleven-story buildings on the northeast corner of Brannan and Fifth Streets, behind which a new public park could sprout in the middle of the Central SoMa block. Designed Peter Weingarten Read More »

Pending U.S. Home Sales Slip, Year-Over-Year Gap Widens

The National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index dropped 1.1 percent from May to June and is running 7.3 percent lower on a year-over-year basis versus 5.2 percent lower, year-over-year, in May. With respect to inventory, the number of homes for sale across the U.S. slipped 0.4 percent from April to May and was Read More »

First Peek At The Plans For Big Mission And Van Ness Development

First Peek At The Plans For Big Mission And Van Ness Development

With San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of Housing seeking to issue up to $375 million of mortgage revenue bonds to finance Related California’s proposed 1500 Mission Street development which could rise up to 320 feet on the northeast corner of Mission and South Van Ness, the half-block parcel upon which Goodwill currently resides, we get our Read More »

Kim Guts Housing Balance Initiative, Lee To Cancel Competing Plan

Supervisor Kim has gutted her “Housing Balance” ballot initiative, turning it into a non-binding vote on public policy versus a measure which would have created major hurdles for housing developers any time the percentage of affordable housing in San Francisco’s housing pipeline dropped below 30 percent. Assuming Kim’s proposed amendments are approved by San Francisco’s Read More »

Lincecum’s Freakishly Large Paradise Pad On The Market For $4M

Lincecum’s Freakishly Large Paradise Pad On The Market For $4M

Tim Lincecum has put his 11,028-square-foot home in Arizona on the market for $3,995,500.  The  San Francisco Giants’ ace pitcher purchased the Paradise Valley pad from former Pittsburgh Pirates fist baseman Kevin Young for $3.4 million in 2012. From the LA Times with respect to Timmy’s home away from home: Within the 11,028 square feet of living space Read More »

Dogpatch Institution Could Be Razed For More Condos To Rise

Dogpatch Institution Could Be Razed For More Condos To Rise

Exploratory plans to raze the two-story Dogpatch building on the northwest corner of Third and 18th Streets, home to the Moshi Moshi Cocktail and Sushi bar since 1987, have been submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review. As proposed, a six-story building with 18 residential units over 3,000 square feet of retail space would Read More »

S.F. Railyard And I-280 Redevelopment Study Moves Ahead

S.F. Railyard And I-280 Redevelopment Study Moves Ahead

The second phase of the Planning Department’s study to explore the potential for redeveloping San Francisco’s 20-acre Caltrain Depot at 4th and King Streets, connecting rail to the Transbay Center (and possibly the East Bay), and re-configuring the terminus of I-280 in the city has been funded. The first phase of the study, assessing the technical feasibility of any redevelopment, Read More »

Big Plans For Flower Mart Site Confirmed, With A Twist

Big Plans For Flower Mart Site Confirmed, With A Twist

As we first reported last year, plans to raze 46,000 square feet of the 135,000 square foot Flower Mart and build a pair of office buildings rising up to 160 feet at the corner of Sixth and Brannan have been submitted to Planning. Kilroy Realty Corporation has since agreed to purchase all the outstanding shares of Read More »

Noe Valley “Penthouse” Battle: Neighbors Say No, Planning Says…

Noe Valley “Penthouse” Battle: Neighbors Say No, Planning Says…

With neighbors having organized to “just say no to the penthouse,” complete with an eleven page Powerpoint presentation prepared by someone at Cisco and a website dedicated to their cause, the fight over the proposed modern home to rise at 437 Duncan Street will be refereed by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this afternoon. As designed Read More »

From Car Wash To Condos (And Upscale Architecture) On Potrero Ave

From Car Wash To Condos (And Upscale Architecture) On Potrero Ave

Plans for a modern nine-story building with 70 condos to rise at 346 Potrero Avenue are slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission this afternoon.  The development would replace the current car wash and billboard which are sandwiched between the Shell station and McDonald’s at the intersection of 16th Street. In addition to Read More »

Landlords Suing To Overturn Payout For Evicted Tenants In S.F.

The San Francisco Apartment Association and Coalition for Better Housing are preparing to file a federal lawsuit today which seeks to overturn the newly adopted and accelerated city law which requires landlords in San Francisco who invoke the Ellis Act to pay evicted tenants an upfront sum equal to the difference between their current rent Read More »

New U.S. Home Sales Suddenly Drops Despite More Inventory

New U.S. Home Sales Suddenly Drops Despite More Inventory

Despite a 12.3 percent downward revision to the estimated number of new U.S. homes sold in May, the largest downward revision on record, the seasonally adjusted annual pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. fell to 406,000 in June, down 8.1 percent from May’s revised pace of 442,000 and 11.5 percent lower versus Read More »