Plans for Slender, 25-Story Micro-Room Hotel Revealed

Plans for Slender, 25-Story Micro-Room Hotel Revealed

Plans for a slender 25-story hotel to rise up to 260 feet in height on the 4,000-square-foot parking lot site at 36 Tehama Street have been submitted to Planning. And as envisioned by J Street Hospitality and designed by Handel Architects, the new Transbay District hotel would be outfitted... Read More »

Another Million Dollar Drop for Rare Pac Heights Parcel and Plans

Another Million Dollar Drop for Rare Pac Heights Parcel and Plans

As we outlined this past November: The Pacific Heights parcel and approved plans for a modern 6,800-square-foot home to rise on the 2921 Vallejo Street site, which were drawn by John Maniscalco Architecture and the subject of both a confidentially settled lawsuit and unsuccessful Discretionary Review (DR), hit the... Read More »

Number of Homes Listed for Sale in San Francisco Starting to Climb

Number of Homes Listed for Sale in San Francisco Starting to Climb

Muted by the holiday weekend, the net number of homes on the market in San Francisco (615) was relatively unchanged over the past week but remains 28 percent higher than at the same time last year, 76 percent higher than at the same time in 2015 (350) and a... Read More »

Dolores Heights View Home Drops Below its 2014 Price

Dolores Heights View Home Drops Below its 2014 Price

Touting its location, location, location on “one of the most coveted blocks in Dolores Heights,” a block and a half from Dolores Park, the “one-of-a-kind home” at 352 Cumberland Street, which totals around 2,800 square feet (including two vacant studio units which front the street), was purchased for $3.75... Read More »

Early Re-Activation Sequence for the Salesforce Transit Center

Early Re-Activation Sequence for the Salesforce Transit Center

With repairs to the fractured Salesforce Transit Center now officially underway and expected to be completed by the first week of June, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) is expected to release an official re-opening schedule for the center next month. But according to a preliminary framework for the... Read More »

Eight-Story Development Even Closer to Reality in the Tenderloin

Eight-Story Development Even Closer to Reality in the Tenderloin

Purchased for $1.528 million in August of 2016, the rent for the Unique Cleaners building at 820 Post Street was soon raised, the business subsequently shuttered, and plans to raze the building and redevelop its Tenderloin parcel were drafted, as we first reported at the time and followed up... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to a One-Year Low, Fears Grow

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to a One-Year Low, Fears Grow

The average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage, which hit a 7-year high of 4.94 percent this past November, shed another 4 basis points over the past week and has dropped 4.37 percent, the lowest rate in a year, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Mortgage Market Survey data. At... Read More »

Knock-On Effects of Governor’s Pledge to Slow CA’s High Speed Roll

Knock-On Effects of Governor’s Pledge to Slow CA’s High Speed Roll

With Governor Gavin Newsom’s apparent pledge to significantly reduce the scope of California’s high-speed rail (HSR) project, dismissing the current feasibility of connecting San Francisco to Los Angles while touting a limited run between Bakersfield and Merced to avoid an abandonment of the project overall, the potential knock-on effects... Read More »

Prime Russian Hill Parcel Sits Squarely in the City’s Sights

Prime Russian Hill Parcel Sits Squarely in the City’s Sights

Nearly two decades ago, back in January of 2000, the three-story, 3,700-square-foot home which had occupied the oversized Russian Hill parcel at 850 Francisco Street since 1910 was purchased for $5 million. Plans for a new, relatively modest, four-story home to rise on the 6,200-square-foot parcel, down the street... Read More »

Prestigious Penthouse Trades at a Loss

Prestigious Penthouse Trades at a Loss

Priced at $12.5 million and listed as “one of the city’s largest, highest & most prestigious view Penthouses” back in mid-2016, following a major renovation by Saint Dizier Design, the 4,600-square-foot penthouse unit #2A atop the Four Seasons Residences at 765 Market Street ended up trading for $9.0 million... Read More »