Indexes for Bay Area Home and Condo Values Hit New Highs

Indexes for Bay Area Home and Condo Values Hit New Highs

Having ticked up an upwardly revised 1.1 percent in March, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area – which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula – gained another 1.5 percent in April and the index for area condos gained... Read More »

Steph and Ayesha Curry’s East Bay Pad Officially Listed at a Loss

Steph and Ayesha Curry’s East Bay Pad Officially Listed at a Loss

The East Bay pad that Steph and Ayesha Curry purchased for $3.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, after which another $400K was spent to remodel the kitchen (which was used to shoot a Food Network series for Ayesha) and rebuild the master bath with a walk-in steam... Read More »

$10 Million Deal for Western SoMa Park Land Closer to Reality

$10 Million Deal for Western SoMa Park Land Closer to Reality

The City’s nearly $10 million deal to acquire the five Western SoMa buildings at 145-165 11th Street, 964 Natoma and 973 Minna Street could be approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors tomorrow afternoon. If approved and ratified, the five buildings would be placed under the jurisdiction of the... Read More »

Design for Second Brooklyn Basin Building Revealed

Design for Second Brooklyn Basin Building Revealed

With plans for the first building of the massive Brooklyn Basin project (a 64-acre East Bay development which will yield up to 3,100 units of housing, 200,000 square feet of commercial/retail space and 30 acres of open space along Oakland’s waterfront) having been approved for the project’s “Parcel B”... Read More »

Towering Plans for City College Site

Towering Plans for City College Site

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, City College of San Francisco has formally submitted plans for a tower to rise upon their 46,000-square-foot Hub District parcel at 33 Gough Street. As envisioned by David Baker Architects, the 23-story tower would rise to a height... Read More »

Make That 23 Percent of Original Pricing for Silicon Valley Estate

Make That 23 Percent of Original Pricing for Silicon Valley Estate

As we first reported earlier this week, the 47.5-acre de Guigne estate at 891 Crystal Springs Road in Hillsborough, which hit the market priced at $100 million back in 2013, has finally sold. And based on public-facing MLS records, it would appear the sale price was $29.85 million, which... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales (Mostly) Rebounded in May

Bay Area Home Sales (Mostly) Rebounded in May

Having dropped a downwardly revised 13.0 percent in April, the number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands in San Francisco rebounded 17.2 percent to 560 in May, which is 9.8 percent higher versus the same time last year as compared to 18.0 percent lower on a year-over-year... Read More »

New Home Sales in the U.S. Rebound but Remain below Average

Having shed 11.4 percent in April, the seasonally adjusted rate of new single-family home sales in the U.S. rose 2.9 percent in May to an annual rate of 610,000 sales and is running 8.9 percent above the pace of sales at the same time last year. That being said,... Read More »

Modernized Victorian with a Storied past Fetches $5 Million

Modernized Victorian with a Storied past Fetches $5 Million

Purchased as a 2,136-square-foot home for $1.995 million in 2014, the Cole Valley Victorian at 164 Belvedere Street (which had once been owned by the iconic Rolling Stone photographer Baron Wolman, who photographed Jerry Garcia and Janice Joplin, among others, in a former home studio on the top floor)... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Holds Post Hike

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Holds Post Hike

With the probability of the Fed’s rate hike last week already priced in, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage barely moved over the past seven days, dropping one (1) basis point to an average rate of 3.90 percent and to within one (1) basis point of the... Read More »