Save $1,600,000 At 1750 Taylor

Save $1,600,000 At 1750 Taylor

Four months ago we highlighted 1750 Taylor #1301, a stunning six million dollar condo that left us salivating (and no, we still haven’t had a chance to wake up in that bed). At the time, the unit directly below (#1201) was being offered for half a million less, but... Read More »

Subterfuge at 301 Bryant?

Subterfuge at 301 Bryant?

Four days ago the original listing for 301 Bryant #101 (and its history of price reductions) was withdrawn from the MLS and replaced with a new listing at an even lower price (reduced another $39,000 and now “priced to sell!!”). Not to be outdone, #704 (which has been reduced four times) followed suit and was Read More »

Eichler Gets Sucker Punched

Eichler Gets Sucker Punched

You don’t have to be an expert to write about architecture and design, but as the Frisco Kid points out (without exactly mincing his words), it might be nice if you at least have a clue. ∙ Unhappy With Eichler ∙ Mocking Modernism Read More »

Watermark Update: 78% Sold (And Discounting)

Watermark Update: 78% Sold (And Discounting)

Okay, while these aren’t official sales office sanctioned statistics, they’re also not just some wild ass guesses. (We like to think of it as deductive reasoning.) That being said, here’s our take on the current state of affairs at the Watermark: Prices and Discounting: At the low end, $695K will now get you a 15th Read More »

Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects: The T House

Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects: The T House

Ogrydziak/Prillinger Architects (OPA) identifies it as the “T House.” The Noe Valley Voice calls it “The House That Google Bought.” We simply call it our fantasy. The T House is located at the “end of a cul-de-sac in the 500 block of Duncan Street near Newburg Street” in Noe Valley and “sits on the precipice Read More »

Handy Hint Of The Day: Wash The Windows

Handy Hint Of The Day: Wash The Windows

SocketSite’s handy hint of the day: if you’re showcasing your home, condo, or building to potential buyers, agents or brokers, go ahead and invest the extra cash to wash the windows. It’ll make a huge difference. Especially if it’s $3.3M penthouse sporting floor-to-ceiling windows with gorgeous Bay/city views, and your audience is the movers and Read More »

That’s Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle To You

That’s Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle To You

Don’t get us wrong, we love this plaque (and the building). As to the plaque’s validity, however, Mister SF isn’t buying it: A plaque on this 1881 house at 2151 Sacramento Street boasts that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle once occupied the Lafayette Heights residence. Actually, Conan Doyle only visited for a few hours when this Read More »

We’re Doing Our Part

We’re Doing Our Part

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ZMobile: Zestimates By Email

SocketSite has the inside scoop on getting “Zestimates” via email (Zillow Mobile). Email (or text message) z@labs.zillow.com and include a property’s address, city, state (or zip code) in either the subject line or body of the email/text. Within seconds you’ll get a return email that includes a Zestimate, the number of beds/baths, total square feet, Read More »

Congratulations to UrbanDigs!

Congratulations to UrbanDigs (as well as Noah and his team), the winners of the 2006 Inman News Innovator Award for ‘Most Innovative Real Estate Blog.’ We’ll be ready to rumble the next time we’re in New York. (Or at least grab drinks.) ∙ UrbanDigs: Tips on Profiting on New York City Real Estate ∙ Read More »

The Real 595 Buena Vista Avenue

The Real 595 Buena Vista Avenue

595 Buena Vista Avenue is a modern Bauhaus style condominium. Yet as far as we can tell, nary a Barcelona (Mies van der Rohe) or Wassily (Breuer) Chair, nor a Le Corbusier Chaise Longue, in sight. And since we prefer the exterior shot that recently appeared on le blog exuberance, we’re really hoping that Matt Read More »

Back On The Market: 2127 29th Avenue

Back On The Market: 2127 29th Avenue

If you missed it in April, you’ve got another chance as 2127 29th Avenue is “BACK ON MARKET!” And although it’s “No fault of property!” we’re not so sure that’s such a good thing anymore. Regardless, we still dig the house. ∙ An Exhibitionist At Heart (And Rightfully So) ∙ Listing: 2127 29th Avenue Read More »

21 Buena Vista Avenue By The Numbers

21 Buena Vista Avenue By The Numbers

21 Buena Vista Avenue by the numbers: 4 floors; 22 rooms; 64 sqft theater screen; 270 degree views; 1700 sqft of gallery space; 3000 bottle wine room; 8229 sqft total; 4950000 dollars. One absolutely amazing home. Read More »

Just Quotes: The Times They Are A-Changin’

“The chief economist of the California Assn. of Realtors has stopped using the term “soft landing” to describe the state’s real estate market, saying she no longer feels comfortable with that mild label.” (Housing Expert: ‘Soft Landing’ Off Mark) “It’s official – even the nation’s leading group of real estate agents now says it’s a Read More »

Staging Gone Wrong

Staging Gone Wrong

Done right, staging can show off a homes potential, help reduce a listing’s time on the market, and maximize the selling price. Done wrong. . . Listing: 2415 Van Ness #302 (0/1) – $395,000 Read More »