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February 8, 2005

SocketSite™ Quiet Period

In order to prepare for our official launch, SocketSite™ is heading into a one week three month “quiet period”. Behind the scenes we’ll be making a number of changes to provide our readers with a better site, more in-depth content, and a couple of new features.

In addition, we will be changing our publishing application from TypePad to MovableType 3.15 – a change that is designed to give us more control and flexibility over our site. This change should be transparent to the vast majority of our readers, but please note that we will no longer be supporting the URL: “ampstrat.typepad.com/socketsite/”. Instead, all of our content will reside at www.socketsite.com. Please take this opportunity to update any bookmarks or “favorites” you might have set in your browser.

We’ll see you in a week couple months.

Posted by socketadmin at 12:18 AM | Comments (0)

February 7, 2005

Better Metrics Are Coming

Something just doesn't jibe with the majority of statistics we see published on the San Francisco rental market.

Last year the Chronicle published a story pointing to increasing residential rents, and decreasing vacancies, in San Francisco. But as we walk down the street we see more “For Rent” signs than ever before; casual conversations with property managers turn to units that have been sitting vacant for months on end; and our apartment hunting peers complain of actually having too many options.

Our solution? Develop, track, and share our own set of metrics to keep tabs on the city’s rental market. So stay tuned, our first installment of “Monday Morning Metrics” is only a week away...

Posted by socketadmin at 11:00 PM | Comments (0)

Prime Office Space For Under $250 a Month!

Anyone else read the Matier & Ross piece on three apparently ‘rent free’ office spaces provided to Mayor Gavin Newsom’s election campaign? It’s not the potential campaign law violations or political ramblings that really interest us, but rather the thoughts of Newsom’s campaign manager Eric Jaye.

Jaye, according to the article, “didn’t think any of the three offices [in question] had a market value of more than $250 a month.” One of these sizable offices was located at 1309 Fillmore Street - prime Cow Hollow real estate.

We’re not sure if we should be absolutely terrified or simply overjoyed. Either one of Mayor Newsom’s senior staff members is completely out of touch with the basic economics of this city, or we’re about to get ourselves amazing new office space for less than $250 a month...

Posted by socketadmin at 10:53 PM

February 6, 2005

Is This Thing On?

And with a little push of a button, we're back.

Considering buying, selling, renting, or remodeling in San Francisco? We’re here to help.

Interested by, intrigued with, or invested in the Bay Area real estate market? So are we.

Looking to make sense of all the stats, cut through all the rhetoric, and get the inside scoop? We’re on it.

Our official launch is only a week away – so stay tuned and get ready to plug in to SocketSite™.

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