Plans for Prominent SoMa Corner Slated for Approval

Plans for Prominent SoMa Corner Slated for Approval

Speaking of major developments on Howard which could be approved next week, the refined plans for 124 apartments, over 14,000 square feet of ground floor retail/restaurant/commercial space and a basement garage for 71 cars (and 188 bikes) could be approved to rise up to five stories in height on... Read More »

A $500K Cut for the Crown Jewel of Piedmont

A $500K Cut for the Crown Jewel of Piedmont

Designed by William Charles Hays and built in 1912, the Edwardian estate at 117 Sheridan Avenue in Central Piedmont has been lovingly restored and remodeled over the past four decades by the Herbert family. While the four-bedroom home appears to measure 4,104 square feet, that doesn’t include the refinished... Read More »

Fast-Tracked Renzo Piano Tower Slated for Approval

Fast-Tracked Renzo Piano Tower Slated for Approval

We weren’t kidding when we noted that the review process for the proposed Renzo Piano tower to rise up to 405 feet in height at 555 Howard Street had been fast tracked and streamlined. And in fact, the hotel/condo project is slated to be approved by San Francisco’s Planning... Read More »

Infamous Marin Home Now Listed for Nearly 50 Percent Less

Infamous Marin Home Now Listed for Nearly 50 Percent Less

Listed for an eye-popping $10.881 million in June, the asking price for the 4,372-square-foot Mill Valley home at 114 Inez Place, which was at the center of a neighborhood brawl over the placement of a memorial bench at the end of its acreage, was reduced 13 percent to $9.495... Read More »

New U.S. Home Sales and Inventory Tick Up

New U.S. Home Sales and Inventory Tick Up

Having dropped a revised 7.0 percent in December, the seasonally adjusted pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. ticked up 3.7 percent in January to a pace of 535,000 annual sales, a pace which is 5.5 percent above the rate at the same time last year. That... Read More »

Redevelopment of AltSchool Site Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of AltSchool Site Closer to Reality

As we first reported at the end of 2015: Plans to raze the one-story building at 1245 Folsom Street, which is currently occupied by AltSchool, have been submitted to the City for review. As proposed, a seven-story building fronting Folsom, with 37 residential units over a two-story commercial space... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Hold, Probability of a Hike in May

Mortgage Rates Hold, Probability of a Hike in May

Having jumped 62 basis points over the past four months to 4.16 percent today, which is 54 basis points above the 3.62 rate in place at the same time last year, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage has been holding within a narrow 4 basis point range... Read More »

Big and Bigger Plans for an Oakland Tower and Terrace in the Sky

Big and Bigger Plans for an Oakland Tower and Terrace in the Sky

In addition to plans for infilling Jack London Square, the CIM Group is pushing forward with two options for a new Uptown Oakland tower to rise on the current parking lot site at 325 22nd Street.  And based on current building heights, one of the options could yield the tallest... Read More »

The New Plans to Infill Jack London Square

The New Plans to Infill Jack London Square

The grand plan for redeveloping Oakland’s Jack London Square was approved back in 2004 and the first phase of development was completed in 2008. And while the second phase of the project had called for office buildings to rise on the current parking lot parcels at Broadway and Embarcadero... Read More »

Cesar Chavez Project Site on the Market at a Near-Record Price

Cesar Chavez Project Site on the Market at a Near-Record Price

Approved for a 24-unit development to rise up to six stories in height on the Mission District site, with 20 two-bedrooms and 4 one-bedrooms over a 761 square foot retail space and a garage for six cars, the 3620 Cesar Chavez Street parcel and plans are now on the... Read More »