Help for Victims of the Tragic Ghost Ship Fire

Our thoughts and sympathies are with everyone affected by Friday night’s tragic fire at the Ghost Ship collective on 31st Avenue in Oakland. For those who can afford to help, the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts has established a relief fund for victims of the fire. An assistance... Read More »

Pac Heights Compound Fetches $18.1 Million

Pac Heights Compound Fetches $18.1 Million

Purchased as a legal three-unit building for $7.3 million in early 2014 and then gutted, merged, expanded and “restored,” 2476 Broadway returned to the market listed as a “Stately Pacific Heights Compound” for $22 million this past May. Reduced to $19.5 million in August, the property was in contract... Read More »

Contemporary Dogpatch Redevelopment Closer to Reality

Contemporary Dogpatch Redevelopment Closer to Reality

The proposed redevelopment of the two-story Watermark Press Building’s parcel at 950 Tennessee Street could be approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission in two weeks time. As designed and newly refined by Handel Architects, the proposed development to rise up to four stories across the Dogpatch site features two distinct... Read More »

Planning for Proposed 3-Acre Uptown Oakland Project Underway

Planning for Proposed 3-Acre Uptown Oakland Project Underway

As proposed, the entire Uptown Oakland block bounded by Telegraph, Broadway, 21st and 22nd Streets will be razed and a 1.35-million square foot development will rise across the 3-acre site which includes the former Giant Burgers parcel at the corner of Telegraph and 22nd, the adjacent Telegraph Plaza Parking... Read More »

Plans for a New Union Square Hotel Revealed

Plans for a New Union Square Hotel Revealed

The formal application for authorization to convert the vacant Spring Valley Water Company Building at 425 Mason Street, which was originally designed by Willis Polk and built in 1922, from an office building into a 77-room AC Hotel by Marriott has been submitted to the City. Purchased for $6... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Drop, Mix Drives Median Price Jump in SF

Bay Area Home Sales Drop, Mix Drives Median Price Jump in SF

While home sales typically tick up in October, the number of Bay Area single-family homes and condos that traded hands (7,500) dropped 5.4 percent from September to October and was 1.5 percent lower versus the same time last year. And in San Francisco, the drops were more dramatic, with... Read More »

49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick is Selling his Home in San Jose

49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick is Selling his Home in San Jose

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, has just put his gated San Jose home at 4903 Eastbourne Court on the market for $2.895 million. Kaepernick purchased the 4,600 square foot house, which sits on a half-acre lot and features 12-foot ceilings on the first floor, for $2.7 million... Read More »

Mortgage Rates near Two-Year High, Probability of a Hike: 99%

Mortgage Rates near Two-Year High, Probability of a Hike: 99%

Having rocketed over half a point (51 basis points) over the past three weeks, a move which shouldn’t have caught any plugged-in readers by surprise, the average rate for a benchmark 30-year mortgage now measures 4.08 percent and is within one basis point of a two-year high (4.09 percent... Read More »

San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower Slated to Open in 2021

San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower Slated to Open in 2021

With the ceremonial groundbreaking for the massive Oceanwide Center development in Downtown San Francisco slated for December 8, the two new towers to rise up to 910 feet in height at First and Mission Streets should be ready for occupancy in 2021. Designed by Foster + Partners in collaboration... Read More »

Contemporary Pac Heights Condo Reduced to Mid-2015 Price

Contemporary Pac Heights Condo Reduced to Mid-2015 Price

Having sold as new for $699,000 in June of 2012, the one-bedroom Pacific Heights condo #203 at 1840 Washington Street, a steel-framed building “with luxury finishes and timeless modern design,” returned to market listed for $949,000 this past September, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 35... Read More »