August 24, 2006
What A Difference A Week Makes
Another unit in the Beacon hit the market yesterday (25 units currently Active). Not too surprisingly, 260 King #553 is advertising “A motivated seller and a unit priced to sell.” And no mention of the square footage in the listing…
First Published: August 24, 2006 12:07 PM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
Uh, most listings would include a picture or two of the actual unit. I guess it's more of the "urban oasis lifestyle" they want you to buy. After the last few days, the developer must be busy fixing all the defects so the agents couldn't get good interior shots.
Posted by: rut at August 24, 2006 12:56 PM
Posted by: Anonymous at August 24, 2006 12:59 PM
IIRC, the "Jr. 1 bedrooms" we're heinous--a little windowless area near the bathroom for the "bedroom." At 495K it's about 250K overpriced.
Posted by: Mike at August 24, 2006 1:38 PM
They took a photo of the "260" but none of the unit?
Posted by: Anonymous at August 24, 2006 2:03 PM
This was thrown on at the last minute. No pics of the unit and the description has type-os and strange grammar:
"So if easy access to the South bay, CalTrans, SBC Park, the East Bay an all that SOMA & S. Beach have to ofdfer is what you're after,l this is the property for you"
Posted by: Chris at August 24, 2006 2:06 PM
Chris wrote "...No pics of the unit and the description has type-os and strange grammar"
Give the guy / gal a break, Chris! He / she is just a realtor, you can't expect them to spell and write English as well
Posted by: Looking4aCondo at August 24, 2006 2:45 PM
"Give the guy / gal a break, Chris! He / she is just a realtor, you can't expect them to spell and write English as well"
Looking4aCondo, are you working with a realtor in your condo search, as you name suggests?
Posted by: Anonymous at August 24, 2006 4:51 PM
It probably wouldn't be very nice for me to say, "I told you so," would it?
Posted by: Sexy & Sassy in SF at August 24, 2006 7:14 PM
I personally can't stand these cracker-jack-box-McYuppie-lifestyle-condo developments
I hate them even more when they dont show the actual unit. They always show the freakin gym room, pool, and other "amenities" that are totally useless and jack up the HOA to $700 a month.
Posted by: jeebus at August 24, 2006 8:18 PM
"I personally can't stand these cracker-jack-box-McYuppie-lifestyle-condo developments"
I happen to like them. I just think they're overpriced.
Posted by: Sexy & Sassy in SF at August 24, 2006 9:37 PM
Doesn't Mission Bay area have an antiseptic, Walnut Creek-like feel to it?
Chain stores, over-priced and mediocre corporate owned restaurants & bars, all the 30-something clones walking their dogs after work...
6 blocks (physically) and a million miles away (culturally) from the "real" San Francisco...if that even still exists.
Posted by: Anonymous at August 24, 2006 9:51 PM
cracker-jack-box-McYuppie-lifestyle-condo developments: Beacon, 235-55 Berry, Bridgeview, Portside, 88 King, 200 Brannan, Lansing, 199 New Montgomery, most lofts
nice yuppie condo developments: Infinity & One Rincon (so far so good), Brannan, Metropolitan, St. Reg, Four Seasons, some lofts
still undecided: Watermark, Palms, 188 King
Just my opinion. Yes, I have a lot of time on my hands to sit here and think of how these developments rank against one another.
Posted by: Anonymous at August 24, 2006 9:51 PM
Home sales to rebound in Aug, Web searches say
Queries on homes for sale peaked at 0.0085 percent of all searches in mid-August, from 0.0060 percent in mid-July, Hitwise data shows. The peak percentage brings the interest on the Internet to levels not seen since the beginning of 2006.
The correlation works because Web searches for 'homes for sale' are directly related to home purchases
Posted by: Bill Tancer at August 25, 2006 1:01 AM
These developments can keep the "yuppies" out of your beloved Mission or where ever you call home so be happy
To me the choices was between the development we are getting or nothing in Mission Bay and I personally am very happy with how it looks (though I agree about the chain stores)
At least the area is being developed piecemeal to avoid the Disney effect
What would you prefer there?
Posted by: Zig at August 25, 2006 12:10 PM
I'm kinda with anon with the likes and dislikes. And unfair labeling him with the Mission moniker zig....that stereotype would hate EVERYTHING. I think the new development is a definite mixed bag...and sad to think we're reaching the end of it (for a while) before we get anything truly stellar. Look at Vancouver or San Diego for some really great urban development and be sad.....
Re: retail. I have never understood how stupidly landlords of new buildings pursue "credit worthy" tenant and end up populating buildings with the like of Quizmos, Starbucks, and Dominos.The Beacon has been dubbed a retail success because it has Safeway (good) and Borders (very questionable...how long can it last?) I've seen very little but vacant space in between... Any landlord/developer with imagination in South Beach would realize they need to look for tenants who will give their new neighborhood some real character, and draw both the new residents of the neighborhood, and the rest of the city. What little that's interesting ends up happening organically in older buildings on the "sidestreets" like Townsend and 2nd. King Street is boring and looks like it will stay boring for quite a while.
Posted by: curmudgeon at August 27, 2006 7:31 PM