2576-2580 Washington: RE-PRICED TO SELL NOW!!!

2576-2580 Washington: RE-PRICED TO SELL NOW!!!

From the same people who brought you a “Huge price reduction!!!” of $252,000 (7.8%), we now have 2576-2580 Washington “RE-PRICED TO SELL NOW!!!” at $2,889,000. That’s right, take another $109,000 (or 3.6%) off the list price, and add another entry to the SocketSite Guide to Price Reductions, and re-ink... Read More »

Weekend Update: Three Weeks Later

Call it tradition, a need to see it through to the end, or just plain rubbernecking, but damn it, we’re following these units until they sell. 1. 1725 Washington: Seven of the fourteen units remain available (#12 has yet to be added to the MLS). 2. 1625 California: At... Read More »

What’s Really Going On? (Part I And A Half)

Despite all the hype, it appears that “starchitected” condos aren’t actually selling that well in New York (according to the Wall Street Journal). Curbed offers a fine rundown for the subscriptionaly challenged. The relevance to San Francisco you ask? Well, Damion Matthews (of “What’s Really Going On?” fame) points... Read More »

Now That’s How To Flip Renovate!

Now That’s How To Flip Renovate!

Purchase a Presidio Heights Beaux Arts mansion (3701 Washington) in need of renovation for $8 million; spend a “couple of million” updating the plumbing, roof, and parking; entice 25 top-tier decorators to ‘volunteer’ their time; and voila! We give you the 29th annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase property. (And... Read More »

Bait And Switch On MLS?

Okay, so while not technically ‘Bait and Switch’ (as the unit, just not the price, is still available), we have a feeling the folks over at MLS might frown upon the pricing “strategy” of 321 Langton #11. Or more specifically, frown upon listing a property in the MLS at... Read More »

At Least They Didn’t Call It Golden Gate Hill

At Least They Didn’t Call It Golden Gate Hill

Real Estate Brokerage Hill & Company blankets Potrero Hill with a glossy mailer touting their ‘locals only’ knowledge of the neighborhood. Based on the reaction from the Potrero Hill, San Francisco Blog, they might have missed their mark:... Read More »

Adam Grant Condos: 114 Sansome St.

Adam Grant Condos: 114 Sansome St.

The 14-story Adam Grant building at 114 Sansome is going condo. Class A commercial condo that is. That’s right, you can now own your office space. And for those who might find this old news, we also offer the lineup for their Grand Opening this week: Welcoming escorts; catering... Read More »

Speaking Of Bachelor Pads…

Speaking Of Bachelor Pads…

We’d like to believe that the New York Times drew their inspiration for a piece on bachelor pads from our post on 2002 California (now in contract). “A bachelor pad is a cultural icon. It has been designed by the architect Frank Gehry for the pages of Playboy and... Read More »

You Almost Had Us At Hello

You Almost Had Us At Hello

The four units in 519 Natoma boast “wide-plank Oak 3/4in. hardwood floors. Miele appliances, Sub-Zero refrigeration, Wolf range, Duravit bathroom fixtures, European cabinetry, cut glass mosaic tile bathroom w/ Terrazzo soaking tub, Russ stereo surround sound, Siebel video intercom. Washer/Dryer hookups.” And those pictures? Did you see those pictures?... Read More »

The Danger (Not Wonder) Years

Quick, what’s the ‘riskiest’ year in the life of a mortgage from a lenders perspective? Think it’s the first? Guess again. “Although borrowers are often told that the first year is the hardest, delinquencies have historically reached their highest points during the third and fourth years of mortgages…After years... Read More »

The Californian on Rincon Hill: 375 Fremont St.

The Californian on Rincon Hill: 375 Fremont St.

As we mentioned last week, ‘The Californian on Rincon Hill’ a 40-story and 435 unit luxury condo building is in the works for 375 Fremont St. Richard Keating, “international celebrity architect”, professor of architecture at UC Berkeley, and designer of the Elihu Harris State Building in Oakland is heading... Read More »

Bay Buildings: The Metropolitan (333/355 1st Street)

Bay Buildings: The Metropolitan (333/355 1st Street)

Back in early 2004 the San Francisco Business Times wrote the following: “As the first true housing highrise to sprout out of San Francisco’s Rincon Hill, 20-story north tower and 27-story south tower look awfully lonely…But fortunately for our forlorn friend, Rincon Hill’s soil is fertile and... Read More »

Reader Question: What’s Really Going On? (Part I)

We recently received the following question from a reader: “Several large condo complexes are in phase I, II etc and claim rates of 50% – 80% sold after just a few months. Everything else in the area looks like a standstill in my opinion. What is really going... Read More »

Yerba Buena Lofts Redux

Yerba Buena Lofts Redux

Last August we featured three units in the Yerba Buena Lofts (855 Folsom). Today, Curbed offer a great overview of the building, its architect, and three new listings. A couple of observations: Michael Broerman owns the listings in that building; and is it just us, or do the average... Read More »

Soul Searching

About three weeks ago we broke the story about the $65,000,000 mansion hitting the San Francisco market. And although the mainstream press ran with the story about a week later (with nary a nod to good old SocketSite…) we don’t remember any coverage of the following little tidbit submitted... Read More »