QuickLinks: Friday update (updated)

Calling All “Industry Experts”

Headlines coming out of the Inman News’ Real Estate Connect conference this afternoon: “Industry leaders predict slowing market”. To which we respond: no kidding, it’s about time, and how about some hard numbers from these so called “Experts”? So instead of simply nodding our head at the vague predictions... Read More »

Here We Go Again

Remember last May when we first suggested you take a look at the Spring PMI Risk Index? And then how two months later Kiplinger’s finally gets around to publishing a story about the report and gets all the press? Well, here’s another two-month head start for the SocketSite community…... Read More »

Mission Armory Redux?

Mission Armory Redux?

We’d be willing to bet that if you’ve ever passed by the Armory at Mission and 14th you’ve had visions of what you’d do with the empty building. And you wouldn’t be alone. Despite being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Armory has been vacant for... Read More »

To Sell, Or Not To Sell

The majority of San Franciscans are trying to figure out if (or how) they will ever buy a house in the current market, while a minority find themselves contemplating a sale of their primary residence in order to “cash out” on a bubble. CNN/Money weighs in with four options... Read More »

Refrigerator Porn

Refrigerator Porn

We present the Sub-Zero Pro 48 as a perfect excuse (or inspiration) to remodel your kitchen. And according to Land+Living, “this refrigerator conforms to the US Department of Energy’s stringent standards for residential use – consuming less energy than a 100 watt light bulb.” Now that’s cool. · Sub-Zero... Read More »

Sales Activity: National Versus Local

According to the National Association of Realtors, national existing home sales came in at a record setting annual pace of 7.33 million homes as measured in June. And according to the California Association of Realtors, statewide home sales are up 3.6% as compared to June of 2004. Sales activity... Read More »

Bayview/Bernal Home Depot Update

Home Depot will present its final Environmental Impact Report to the Planning Commission this Thursday, July 28, at 5pm in City Hall Room 400. The public is welcome to attend and comment prior to the Commissions “go”/“no-go” vote. Bring popcorn, this one should be interesting. · Home Depot debate... Read More »

Not The “P” But The “E”

Not The “P” But The “E”

You might recall our previous discussion about San Francisco’s housing P/E. In summary, it’s out of whack. From an investing perspective, while the cost (Price) of an investment in San Francisco real estate has risen, the returns (Earnings) have remained flat. This suggests that the majority of buyers are... Read More »