Drawing On The Sunset District Blueprint

Drawing On The Sunset District Blueprint

A half-block from Taraval, one of the three commercial corridors identified for investment and development in the Sunset District Blueprint, the single-family home at 2447 26th Avenue has some decent bones with which to work. And there’s plenty of room(s) for improvement. Listed with two bedrooms, one bath and... Read More »

Redfin Rolls Out 3D Home Tours, Gimmick Or Game Changer?

While not yet available in San Francisco but coming soon, Redfin has started rolling out interactive 3D tours of homes listed by the brokerage in Seattle.  Powered by Matterport, the virtual walkthroughs are akin to “Google Street View, but for inside the home.” For an example of the Redfin 3D Walkthrough in action, see the Read More »

Fort Mason’s Pier 2: Past, Present, And Possible Future

Fort Mason’s Pier 2: Past, Present, And Possible Future

The oldest structure at Fort Mason, Pier 2 was put into service in 1911 to support the construction of the western portion of the Panama Canal. During World War II, more than 1.5 million troops and 23.5 million tons of cargo shipped out to the Pacific from Fort Mason’s piers. Decommissioned in the 1960′s, Fort Read More »

Existing-Home Sales Hit 10-Month High But Decline Year-Over-Year

Existing-home sales in the U.S. reached their highest pace of the year last month, increasing 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 5.15 million sales in July. That being said, on a year-over-year basis, the pace of existing-home sales dropped from 2.6 percent lower in June to 4.3 percent lower in July while Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops To Ten-Month Low

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops To Ten-Month Low

The average rate for a conforming 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has ticked down to 4.10 percent, the lowest rate since October of 2013 when it last dipped to 4.10 percent for a week. Averaging around 6.7 percent over the past twenty years, the 30-year rate hit  a three-year high of 4.58 percent a year ago and an all-time Read More »

Rocking The Rockridge Vibe, Lifestyle, And Value(s)

Rocking The Rockridge Vibe, Lifestyle, And Value(s)

The two-bedroom bungalow at 5668 Broadway is a half-mile stroll from the Rockridge BART station and Market Hall, and not too much farther from Zachary’s (yes, we have our priorities straight). While remodeled, the interior hasn’t been Dwell-ified and much of the original woodwork has been refinished and remains in place.  At the same time, Read More »

Fed Raises Possibility Of Raising Rates Sooner Than Anticipated

With indications of a rebound in economic activity in the second quarter and “sufficient underlying strength” to support ongoing improvement in the labor market, Federal Reserve officials have raised the possibility of removing stimulus “sooner than…currently anticipated” but have no immediate plans to ease their current “accommodative” stance and raise the federal funds rate to Read More »

A Blueprint For The Sunset And A Red Flag Or Two

A Blueprint For The Sunset And A Red Flag Or Two

The culmination of over a year’s worth of work, Supervisor Katy Tang’s Office has published the Sunset District Blueprint, an outline of the “goals, objectives and strategies” for developing the district over the next decade, “and beyond.” The five main areas addressed in the blueprint: Public Transportation & Pedestrian Safety; Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness; Read More »

Parkmerced Redevelopment Plan Prevails

Parkmerced Redevelopment Plan Prevails

Approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors by the narrowest of margins three years ago, the redevelopment plan for Parkmerced – which includes the construction of nearly 5,700 net new residences in the southwestern neighborhood - has been tied up in a legal battle since 2011. Last week, California’s 1st District Court of Appeal unanimously ruled in Read More »

Warriors Arena Main Plaza And Open Space Plan

Warriors Arena Main Plaza And Open Space Plan

Not including the future Bayfront Park, a five-and-a-half-acre waterfront expanse across Terry Francois Boulevard with water-oriented activities and large lawns which the development of the Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena will trigger, the arena project itself includes 3.2 acres of plazas and publicly accessible space. In addition to a proposed 3,700 square foot plaza at the Read More »

Plans To Raze Prominent Rincon Hill 76 Station For Condos To Rise

Plans To Raze Prominent Rincon Hill 76 Station For Condos To Rise

It was only a matter of time, and now that time has come.  Plans to demolish the Union 76 Station on the northwest corner of First and Harrison have been filed.  And on the corner, a 185-unit residential building has been proposed to rise, adjacent to the 400-foot building under construction at 45 Lansing Street, Read More »

Another Quick Flip Enters The Linea Listing Fray

Another Quick Flip Enters The Linea Listing Fray

With the sales office for Linea still trying to move their last few condos, having recently lowered the price or closed escrow for less than asking on a unit or two, and the first attempted flip in the building still available after two months on the market, another quick flip in the building has just Read More »

Designs For Industrial Chic Development In Historic Dogpatch

Designs For Industrial Chic Development In Historic Dogpatch

The designs for a new development to rise in Dogpatch behind the former Police Station at 2300 3rd Street and adjacent to the former Fire Station at 909 Tennessee, a building which was purchased by a plugged-in reader a few year back, have been revised and refined. As proposed, the existing one-story Furniture Innovation warehouse Read More »

Warriors Projecting Over 200 Events Per Year In Mission Bay

Warriors Projecting Over 200 Events Per Year In Mission Bay

In addition to 41 regular season games, and not including any appearances in the playoffs which could include up to 16 games, the Golden State Warriors are projecting their proposed Mission Bay Arena will play host to another 164 events a year for a total of over 200 events annually. The weighted average projected attendance Read More »

It Could Be Curtains For Julius’ Castle, Quite Literally

It Could Be Curtains For Julius’ Castle, Quite Literally

Having operated as a restaurant since 1922 but shuttered in 2007 amid allegations of landlord fraud and un-permitted renovations, San Francisco’s landmark Julius’ Castle at 302 Greenwich Street hit the market in 2010 listed for $4,950,000. Having failed to find a buyer and saddled with debt, the owner filed for bankruptcy in 2011.  And in Read More »