Lennar Planning Major Development In The Mission

Lennar Planning Major Development In The Mission

Not to be confused with the modern 40-unit building which has already risen at 1515 15th Street, Lennar Urban has filed a proposal to raze the McMillan Electric building at 1515 South Van Ness Avenue, between 26 th and Cesar Chavez, with plans to construct a 160-unit apartment building on... Read More »

Nearly 70,000 More Employed In San Francisco Since Early 2010

Nearly 70,000 More Employed In San Francisco Since Early 2010

Employment in San Francisco has reached another all-time high as the number of San Francisco residents with a paycheck jumped by 5,500 last month – the largest increase in a single month since the end of 2009 – and now totals 476,300 with an unemployment rate of 4.7 percent, according to California’s Employment Development Department. That’s Read More »

Boogie Down In Bernal Heights With A Turntable In The Garage

Boogie Down In Bernal Heights With A Turntable In The Garage

One of two newly-constructed Bernal Heights homes which share a four-car garage serviced by a turntable to shuffle the cars, the 2,250 square foot home at 60 Peralta has just hit the market listed for $1,938,000. As originally proposed, two two-unit buildings with a total of 1,495 additional square feet of living space and an Read More »

Quick Flip Of Linea Condo Fetches Six Figures More

Quick Flip Of Linea Condo Fetches Six Figures More

Purchased at the end of April for $1,199,500, or roughly $1,150 per square foot, the 1,043-square-foot condo #610 at 8 Buchanan (a.k.a. Linea) returned to the market two months later listed for almost $200,000 more ($1,375,000). After three months on the market, the sale of the two-bedroom condo closed escrow today.  And while the reported contract Read More »

Redesigned Dogpatch Development Slated For Approval

Redesigned Dogpatch Development Slated For Approval

Downsized from six stories as originally envisioned and now proposing to incorporate, rather than demolish, a corner portion of the existing two-story building on the Dogpatch site “to serve as a visual reminder of the building’s original use and the industrial history of the neighborhood,” the proposed development of a 69-unit condo building at 815 Read More »

Mortgage Rates Move Higher, Biggest Increase Of The Year

Mortgage Rates Move Higher, Biggest Increase Of The Year

The average rate for a conforming 30-year fixed-rate mortgage jumped from 4.12 to 4.23 percent over the past week, the highest rate since the beginning of May and the biggest one-week increase since the beginning of the year. Speculation that the Federal Reserve might start raising rates sooner than expected helped fuel the jump.  And while Read More »

New And Improved: Transbay District Rising

New And Improved: Transbay District Rising

Since we first featured steelblue’s animation for San Francisco’s future Transbay Transit Center last year, a few more renderings have been added to the introductory flyover which includes twenty-three other area developments and two parks which are either under construction, approved or slated to be built. Now including detailed renderings for the proposed developments designed by Read More »

Repainted And Flipped For $400K More

Repainted And Flipped For $400K More

Purchased for $2,600,000 nine months ago when on the market for $2.9 million, the 4,665-square-foot Forest Hill home at 279 Castenada Avenue was “updated with current colors and style featuring refinished hardwood floors…custom window treatment and nice accents” and returned to the market two months ago listed for $3,195,000. On Monday, the sale of 279 Castenada Read More »

En Fuego On Filbert: Cow Hollow Contemporary Sells For $6.7M

En Fuego On Filbert: Cow Hollow Contemporary Sells For $6.7M

Listed for $6.3 million last month with four bedrooms, four fire pits and a four car garage, the sale of the contemporary Cow Hollow home at 1973 Filbert Street has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $6.7 million. Read More »

Design For Transbay Block 5 Tower Development Revealed

Design For Transbay Block 5 Tower Development Revealed

A plugged-in tipster delivers the first set of renderings for the 550-foot office tower that’s proposed to rise on Transbay Block 5 at the corner of Howard and Beale, with six massive balconies overlooking Howard and Main. Having bid $172.5 million for the land, the team led by Golub Real Estate and The John Buck Company was Read More »

New Lows In Fight Over Neighboring Home’s Height

New Lows In Fight Over Neighboring Home’s Height

Sitting vacant since damaged by a fire in 2010, the renovation plans for 2853-2857 Broderick Street included raising the height of the two-unit Cow Hollow property by 3 feet to install a new two-car garage below.  And in March of 2013, the house was successfully raised following the issuance of a valid building permit the Read More »

From $4.3M To $9.5M In Fifteen Months, Inspiring Indeed

From $4.3M To $9.5M In Fifteen Months, Inspiring Indeed

As we first reported two weeks ago, the Presidio Heights home at 16 Spruce Street which was designed by architect John Bolles in 1946 and purchased for $ 4.3 million in June of 2013 returned to the market as “an inspired re-imagination of a Mid-Century modern residence” with a list price of $9.5 million on Read More »

Candlestick Implosion Uncertainty

Candlestick Implosion Uncertainty

Bids for the contract to demolish Candlestick Stadium are due next week.  And having yet to secure permission to implode the stadium, and concerned about how long it will take and what it will cost, bidders are being asked to submit two proposals, one for an implosion of the stadium and another for a conventional Read More »

600 Years To Underground Utility Lines In SF At Current Rate

It will take an estimated $3.6 billion to underground the remaining 470 miles of overhead utility lines in San Francisco.  And at the current rate of funding for the initiative, or lack thereof, it could take 600 years to complete, according to the latest numbers from the City Controller’s Office. Last week, San Francisco’s Local Read More »

Designs For A Hidden Jackson Square Penthouse

Designs For A Hidden Jackson Square Penthouse

Built around 1900 to serve as a smokehouse for Achille Paladini, the “Fish King” of San Francisco, the two-story brick building at 48 Gold Street has since been converted into offices.  And if approved, a 3,900-square-foot penthouse residence will be added atop the Jackson Square building, set back between 11 and 14 feet from the Read More »