Plans For The Transbay District’s First Full-Service Grocery Store

Plans For The Transbay District’s First Full-Service Grocery Store

It’s true.  The 31,500 square feet of retail to be built at the base of the Transbay Block 8 development includes 22,000 square feet of underground space for a full-service grocery store at the corner of Folsom and Fremont. And Whole Foods has indeed expressed their interest in being... Read More »

The Bay Area’s Most Contemporary, Lively And Modern Project?

The Bay Area’s Most Contemporary, Lively And Modern Project?

According to a Principal at Retail West, the San Francisco-based firm which has been engaged to lead the retail strategy for Centennial Gateway, the “retail and entertainment destination” to rise directly across the street from the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, the project will be “more contemporary, lively, and modern than anything the Bay Read More »

Timing And Details For Starchitect Designed Transbay District Tower

Timing And Details For Starchitect Designed Transbay District Tower

Related California is planning to start construction on the 56-story tower designed by Architect Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) to rise at the corner of Folsom and First, along with the Fougeron Architecture designed podium and mid-rise along Folsom and Fremont, in Spring of 2016. Plans for a total of 653 Read More »

Flower Mart Redevelopment Foes Are Rallying

Flower Mart Redevelopment Foes Are Rallying

Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos and former San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin will be joining a rally at the San Francisco Flower Mart this afternoon, organized by members of the market who are concerned that redevelopment plans for the Central SoMa site do not provide clear enough protections for the existing tenants. Read More »

Before And After In Portola With A Foreclosure In-Between

Before And After In Portola With A Foreclosure In-Between

The three-bedroom Portola District home at 401 Cambridge Street sold for $750,000 in August of 2005.  And in May of 2008, the property was foreclosed upon and re-sold for $499,878 in cash on the courthouse steps. Listed for $758,888 two months later as a “stunningly remodeled single family home,” the property re-sold for $691,000 in Read More »

San Francisco Home And Condo Values Extend Gains But Slow

San Francisco Home And Condo Values Extend Gains But Slow

Single-family home values within the San Francisco MSA gained 12.9 percent over the past year, according to the latest S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index.  It’s an above average performance, but the year-over-year gain as measured last month was the smallest since 2012. That being said, while the aggregate index only increased 0.3 percent from May Read More »

Could It Be End Of Days For The Iconic EndUp Nightclub?

Could It Be End Of Days For The Iconic EndUp Nightclub?

With plans for the development of an eight-story building on the parcel across the street having already been submitted to Planning, the three-story building which has long been home to the EndUp at 6th and Harrison is now on the market for $5,200,000, including the parcel in red next door. While the listing for the 401 Read More »

Forget Flip This House, It’s Time For Flip This Mansion!

Forget Flip This House, It’s Time For Flip This Mansion!

Listed for $11 million last September, the nearly 10,000-square-foot mansion at 3725 Washington Street and former Presidio Heights home of Diana Dollar Hickingbotham Knowles quietly sold for $8,400,000 four months ago. From the listing at the time: “This remarkable property was reinvented by the well-known designer, Michael Taylor, and has extraordinary light-filled public rooms, large spaces and Read More »

U.S. New Home Sales Slip In July, Most Inventory Since 2010

U.S. New Home Sales Slip In July, Most Inventory Since 2010

The seasonally adjusted annual pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. slipped to 412,000 in July, down 2.4 percent from an upwardly revised pace of 422,000 in June but 12.3 percent above the pace as measured at the end of July last year. At the same time, the inventory of new single-family homes for Read More »

Building Up Berkeley: “StoneFire” Development Slated For Approval

Building Up Berkeley: “StoneFire” Development Slated For Approval

Having determined that the construction of the proposed “StoneFire” development would not be detrimental to the “health, safety, peace, morals, comfort, or general welfare” of the people living or working in the area, a requirement of Berkeley’s Municipal Code, the City of Berkeley is slated to approve plans for an eight-story building to rise at Read More »

Oakland’s “Coliseum City” Rendered And Master Plan Revealed

Oakland’s “Coliseum City” Rendered And Master Plan Revealed

Despite the fact that the Golden State Warriors are on their way out and the Oakland A’s have been angling for a move as well, the City of Oakland has just released the detailed plans for a proposed 800-acre “Coliseum City” to rise upon Oakland’s existing Coliseum site and 550 acres of adjacent land on the other Read More »

A Three-Month Flip “On The Outskirts Of Noe” For $1.3M More?

A Three-Month Flip “On The Outskirts Of Noe” For $1.3M More?

Purchased for $1,412,000 three months ago, the Glen Park home at 1750 Noe Street has undergone a quick renovation, remodeling and re-positioning to “the outskirts of Noe Valley.” According to the permits, the project did not include any structural changes other than the relocation of the bathroom on the ground floor, but it did include Read More »

From $1.4M Four Years Ago To $2.3M Today

From $1.4M Four Years Ago To $2.3M Today

Purchased for $1,945,000 in 2007, the modern Noe Valley home at 1420 Douglass Street was foreclosed upon in 2010 and re-sold  by the bank for $1,440,000 four years ago. Listed for “$1,795,000” three weeks ago, the sale of the three-bedroom home with an open floor plan divided by a familiar two-way fireplace and staircase has just closed escrow with a Read More »

Castro And Upper Market Corridor Concerns Spur Strategy Project

Castro And Upper Market Corridor Concerns Spur Strategy Project

While the Castro and Upper Market commercial corridor is currently the second most active business district in San Francisco, behind only Union Square, there are currently 28 vacant storefronts along the corridor and the retail vacancy rate is hovering around 7 percent, nearly twice the city’s overall average. And with new construction adding over 30,000 Read More »

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 910 square feet of legal living Read More »