Plans for a 600-Bed Dorm Earn a Qualified Thumbs up

Plans for a 600-Bed Dorm Earn a Qualified Thumbs up

The California College of the Arts proposed plan to raze three of the four warehouse style buildings it owns at the intersection of Hooper, Eighth, Carolina and Channel, and construct a modern five-story building, with up to 600 beds of student housing over 5,000 square feet of restaurant/retail space,... Read More »

Third Street Rising Take Three: Now with More Parking as Proposed

Third Street Rising Take Three: Now with More Parking as Proposed

As we first reported last year, the plans for a six-story Bayview building to rise on the triangular 4101 Third Street parcel, between Hudson and Innes Avenues, had been downwardly revised in terms of the number of proposed residential units, from 54 to 46, eliminating all studios and increasing... Read More »

Hap’s Old Mission Haunt Likely to Be Razed for Condos to Rise

Hap’s Old Mission Haunt Likely to Be Razed for Condos to Rise

While San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission is slated to formally forego a nomination of Loren ‘Hap’ Jones’ former motorcycle shop at 235 Valencia Street for landmark status, a designation which could have blocked a redevelopment of the Mission District site, the Commission is poised to make an administrative change... Read More »

Wurster Designed Infill on a Former Tennis Court for $7.5M

Wurster Designed Infill on a Former Tennis Court for $7.5M

Designed by William Wurster and built on the site of an adjacent home’s former tennis court in 1959, the majority of the 5,650 square foot Mid-Century pad at 3610 Washington Street is hidden behind its carport and garage, with a wind-protected garden court between. The Presidio Heights home, which... Read More »

Appeal Challenges Development of Oakland’s Auto Row

Appeal Challenges Development of Oakland’s Auto Row

While the plans for a seven-story Oakland development with 225 apartments over 23,000 square feet of retail space at 2400 Valdez Street were granted a key neighborhood plan-based exemption from having to complete a project specific environmental review in March, an appeal of the exemption has been filed. Leading... Read More »

Buyer Looking to Cash Out on a Banked Pacific Heights Home

Buyer Looking to Cash Out on a Banked Pacific Heights Home

Having been completely remodeled and listed for $12,500,000 in October of 2013, the sale of 2755 Fillmore Street closed escrow with a recorded contract price of $9,999,998 that November, a price which would have cost the sellers, and provided the City, $50,000 more in transfer tax had it been... Read More »

Survey: Bay Area Headed in Wrong Direction, Residents Might Flee

Survey: Bay Area Headed in Wrong Direction, Residents Might Flee

According to a poll of 1,000 Bay Area residents conducted for the Bay Area Council, only 40 percent of residents feel like we’re “headed in the right direction,” down from 57 percent in 2014. In San Francisco, that number drops to 33 percent, versus 52 percent in 2014, with... Read More »

Former Metallica Mansion Withdrawn from the MLS (Again)

Former Metallica Mansion Withdrawn from the MLS (Again)

Purchased from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett for $7.6 million in 2009, the 10,000-square-foot Georgian mansion at 2505 Divisadero Street was subsequently remodeled from top to bottom and returned to the market listed for $9.25 million in 2012. Withdrawn from the MLS after seven months, the Pacific Heights pad, which sports... Read More »

Contemporary Potrero Hill Pad Gained 5% over the Past Year

Contemporary Potrero Hill Pad Gained 5% over the Past Year

Purchased for $1,400,000 in March 2015, the contemporary three-bedroom Potrero Hill condo #B at 2130 24th Street returned to the market seven weeks ago listed for $1,395,000. This past Friday, the sale of the 1,535 square foot condo closed escrow with a reported contract price of $1,475,000 or $961... Read More »

50 Percent More Homes on the Market in San Francisco

Having jumped 15 percent over the past week alone, the net number of unsold homes listed for sale in San Francisco (715) is now running 56 percent higher versus the same time last year, the greatest year-over-year increase we’ve recorded since the market tanked in 2008 and the highest... Read More »