The Mayor Is Moving On Up!

The Mayor Is Moving On Up!

According to Damion Matthews, Mayor Gavin Newsom just closed escrow on a two-bedroom condo high atop Russian Hill in the Bellaire Tower (1101 Green Street). And the purchase price, according to the Business Times, was $2,350,000 (seller none other than Peter Getty). Good news for those hoping to share... Read More »

Stainless-Steel?  So What?

Stainless-Steel? So What?

As “stainless-steel” has evolved from describing a kitchen outfitted with true commercial grade appliances to simply any kitchen with stainless-steel front panel appliances (a particular pet peeve of ours), high-end manufactures, and consumers, are looking for ways to differentiate themselves from the riffraff. Welcome to the growing trend of... Read More »

Don’t Forget The Trunks/Bikinis

Don’t Forget The Trunks/Bikinis

On a day like today, and with a glorious forecast for the weekend, we can’t help but wonder: what building sports the best outdoor pool (and scene) in the city? The Brannan? The Bridgeview? The Royal Towers? Let us know because we’re definitely brining the trunks/bikinis along to the... Read More »

Glen Park Market Place: 2815 Diamond

Glen Park Market Place: 2815 Diamond

Polaris Group has launched a website for the Glen Park Market Place which consists of 15 condominiums offering “stylish finishes and contemporary floor plans,” a grocery, and a public library. In doing so, it also appears that Polaris Group has liberated borrowed lifted done none of the aforementioned. (see... Read More »

Mid-Week Update: Four Weeks Later

Inspired by a tip from Damion Matthews (the last new unit at the St. Regis is now in contract), we thought we’d check in on a couple of other new developments we’ve been tracking: 1. 1725 Washington: No newly reported sales in the past three weeks (seven units still... Read More »

You Should Have Seen This Coming (Seven Years Ago)

Supervisor Aaron Peskin’s proposed ordinance banning condominium conversions in buildings where multiple tenants, senior citizens, disabled, or catastrophically ill people were evicted passed a Board of Supervisors committee last night and now heads to final voting for passage. Not too surprising. What is surprising, however, is that the mayor’s... Read More »

Spoiler Alert: One Rincon Hill Video

Spoiler Alert: One Rincon Hill Video

Okay, so maybe we were less than impressed by the One Rincon Hill webcam, but their video left us dazed (and yet strangely giddy). Yes, based on the pictures and press (“the tallest residential property west of the Mississippi”) we knew these towers were going to be tall, but... Read More »

The Hayes: 55 Page Street

The Hayes: 55 Page Street

And speaking of Intracorp, The Hayes has launched a new website since we first alerted you to New Condos Starting In The $400,000s. (And yes, the new site is complete with the requisite floor plan porn, their own inside scoop, and a nice little neighborhood map.) ∙ The Hayes... Read More »

The Arterra: “Clean Design, Pure Living” At 300 Berry Street

The Arterra: “Clean Design, Pure Living” At 300 Berry Street

The Arterra, a 268-unit ‘Green’ condo development, has broken ground at 300 Berry Street. Developed by Intracorp San Francisco (also developing The Hayes) and architected by Kwan Henmi, the Arterra is marketed as “clean design, pure living,” and billed as a “pioneering green building of sophisticated design.” The three-level... Read More »

Kiss That Deposit Goodbye

Kiss That Deposit Goodbye

At first glance, it’s just another move. Upon closer inspection, however, it’s poignant commentary on the springtime rush to renovate and the heightened demand for construction dumpsters (and perhaps lack thereof) in San Francisco. On a much smaller scale, perhaps not too dissimilar from the shortage of labor and... Read More »

But What About The Television?

But What About The Television?

You may covet one of those remote controlled hidden televisions, but what you really need is a “cleverly disquised remote controlled hidden bed.” ∙ Listing: 1255 California #102 – $487,000 Read More »

2002 California: The Bigger Picture

2002 California: The Bigger Picture

According to our tipsters, 2002 California sold for $1,552,000 two weeks ago. And although we continue to believe that the property has great potential, we have to admit that we were a bit surprised by the price ($203,000 over asking) considering its condition (a gut job). But what really... Read More »

From ‘Sticky’ To ‘Slippery’: A Fundamental Change In The Housing Market?

Technical traders and analysts often talk about support levels or a floor price. In the housing market, real estate agents talk about “stickiness.” Previous downturns in the housing market have left homeowners owing more that their homes were worth (i.e. “underwater”) and unable, or unwilling, to sell or move.... Read More »

Yet Another Reason To Plug In To SocketSite

Yet Another Reason To Plug In To SocketSite

Almost six weeks since we brought the “Greenest Home In San Francisco” to your attention, the Chronicle publishes a great overview of the house (520 Clipper). If you were plugged in to SocketSite, you actually had a chance to tour (or purchase) the pad. If not, you’ll just have... Read More »

Three In 301 Bryant

Three In 301 Bryant

301 Bryant is a beautiful building. Designed by Tanner Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (now in the portfolios of both TANNERHECHT Architecture and LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects) and developed by ECB, the 11-story structure includes 39 residential units and was built on a small 8,000 square foot site. In fact,... Read More »