New Condo Sales and Pricing Drop in San Francisco

New Condo Sales and Pricing Drop in San Francisco

While sales activity for new condos in San Francisco has typically ticked up from March to April, the number of purchase contracts signed last month (35) was 62 percent lower than the month before and 17 percent lower versus the same time last year. At the same time, the... Read More »

Plans to Raise the Roof(s) on Oakland’s Auto Row

Plans to Raise the Roof(s) on Oakland’s Auto Row

Plans to level the Oakland Mitsubishi automobile dealership at 2500 Webster Street, adjacent to Mua at 2442 Webster, are in the works. And while the Auto Row site is principally zoned for building up to 45 feet in height, Signature Development Group is planning to seek Conditional Use Authorization... Read More »

Pace of New Home Sales in the U.S. Fell 11 Percent Last Month

The seasonally adjusted rate of new single-family home sales in the U.S. fell 11.4 percent from March to April to a rate of 569,000 annual sales and is now running a nominal 0.5 percent above the pace of sales at the same time last year. Last month’s pace of... Read More »

Iconic Flintstone House in Contract, Will It Survive or Get Crushed?

Iconic Flintstone House in Contract, Will It Survive or Get Crushed?

Having hit the market listed for $4.2 million back in 2015, “priced for somebody who really wanted the quirky 2,730-square-foot home rather than a developer or individual looking for a nearly 2-acre lot upon which to build a much larger Hillsborough house,” the asking price for the iconic ‘Flintstone... Read More »

Uptown Oakland Tower Qualified for Quick Review

Uptown Oakland Tower Qualified for Quick Review

The parade of proposed Oakland towers continues with the plans for a 24-story tower to rise on the Uptown parking lot parcel at 2305 Webster Street. As designed by Studio KDA for Segula Investments, the 24-story tower would rise to a height of 240 feet and yield 130 residential... Read More »

The First Candlestick Blocks Slated to Rise

The First Candlestick Blocks Slated to Rise

Having revealed the design for Candlestick Point, Block 9a, which is intended to set the “sense of place” for the neighborhood, we now turn our attention to the timing and plans for blocks 6a and 8a, both of which will front the future Wedge Plaza and transit hub and... Read More »

Plans for Building up on West MacArthur Boulevard

Plans for Building up on West MacArthur Boulevard

Purchased for $550,000 in 2014, plans to level the former gas station turned car wash at 411 West MacArthur Boulevard, across the street from Mosswood Park and a park-block away from Kaiser’s new Oakland Medical Center at 3600 Broadway, are in the works. As proposed, a five-story building designed... Read More »

The Future Look and Feel of Sixth Street

The Future Look and Feel of Sixth Street

In addition to the plans for an eight-story building to rise on the southeast corner of (999) Folsom and Sixth, there are three other developments in the works for the east side of Sixth Street, between Folsom and Harrison: 345 6th Street, 363 6th Street and 377 6th Street... Read More »

Bay Area Unemployment Drops to near Record Lows, But…

Bay Area Unemployment Drops to near Record Lows, But…

Following the weakest first quarter for employment growth since 2009, the number of people living in San Francisco with a job slipped by 700 to 543,900 in April. But with the labor force having dropped by 2,600 as well, the unemployment rate in the city has dropped to a... Read More »

Plans for 529 Units of Senior Housing in Deep East Oakland

Plans for 529 Units of Senior Housing in Deep East Oakland

Plans for 529 units of senior housing to rise along 105th Avenue and International Boulevard, near Durant Manor in deep East Oakland, have been drawn for the Riverside Charitable Corporation. The proposed development would rise up to six stories in height across the 3.9-acre site which is generally bounded... Read More »