More Mid-Market Development And Definition

More Mid-Market Development And Definition

As Damion notes, the development of Argenta, Soma Grand, and Mint Plaza all fall within (or at least border) the area bound by the proposed Mid-Market Redevelopment Plan. The plan is currently pending before the Board of Supervisors, and if adopted, would most likely hasten the revitalization (or gentrification)... Read More »

Lundberg, ClockTower, And Cocktails…Oh My!

Lundberg, ClockTower, And Cocktails…Oh My!

We’re huge fans of Architect Olle Lundberg’s design aesthetic (and happen to covet the Norwegian car ferry he inhabits near China Beach). And seeing as how we’re not expecting an invitation to tour the inside of Ellison’s San Francisco pad (a Lundberg designed home), we’re jumping on the opportunity to explore a ClockTower loft that Read More »

2130 24th Street #A: It’s On

2130 24th Street #A: It’s On

Damn, our tipsters are good. Four weeks ago we wrote, “2130a should hit the market within the next few weeks at a list price of ~$1.3M.” Well, it’s now on the market for $1,295,000. And as promised, it’s just shy of 1,800 square feet (1,792 to be exact). ∙ Coming Soon: Another Possibility In Potrero? Read More »

The Royal San Francisco: Under 20% Sold?

The Royal San Francisco: Under 20% Sold?

A peek into the windows of The Royal from a vantage point in the City Club seems to support speculation of fewer than ten closed condominium sales in the 46 unit Royal. And it’s possible that those sales figures include five Below Market Rate (BMR) units. And for those of you who have been following Read More »

San Francisco Median Prices And Affordability Fall

According to the California Association of Realtors, the median sales price for homes in San Francisco has fallen 0.5% on a year-over-year basis (up 2.1% for the greater Bay Area). In related news, CAR’s new and improved “First-time Buyer Housing Affordability Index” indicates that affordability in San Francisco has fallen from 21% in Q3 2005, Read More »

Expectation Setting: San Francisco Appreciation

Expectation Setting: San Francisco Appreciation

It’s not the “bubble-proof” moniker that caught our attention, but the measure of San Francisco’s long-term (1949-2006) average annual home price appreciation (4.2%). ∙ Business 2.0: Bubble-proof markets Read More »

Existing Home Prices Fall Nationally (And In The West)

While it’s the local housing market that you really need to “plug in” to, it’s worth keeping an eye on the broader market trends as well. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that existing home sales edged up 0.5 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.24 million last month. It was Read More »

Heritage On Fillmore: VIP Grand Opening (12/5/06)

Heritage On Fillmore: VIP Grand Opening (12/5/06)

It’s about two quarters later than expected, but Heritage on Fillmore is opening its sales office doors next Tuesday (12/5/06) with a VIP Grand Opening featuring cocktails, sushi by Yoshi’s, and of course, live jazz. If you’re seriously interested in the development, we suggest you weasel your way onto the VIP list. And if you’re Read More »

Argenta (1 Polk): Ground Breaking

Argenta (1 Polk): Ground Breaking

As far as we know they’re still not building any more land. But they are continuing to build thousands of new condos where none stood before. Speaking of which, it looks like the Anka Group has broken ground on the 17 story Argenta at 1 Polk (corner of Fell/Market). Once a parking lot, the new Read More »

Another Contender For Tallest Residential Building In San Francisco

Another Contender For Tallest Residential Building In San Francisco

Last week, J.K. Dineen broke the news of a proposed 60-story condominium tower to be built atop the southwest corner of San Francisco’s landmark Sheraton Palace Hotel. The proposed 269-unit skyscraper would emerge out of the back left corner of the Palace’s 92,000-square-foot lot, at Jessie and Annie alleys, replacing a 1989 addition to the Read More »

368 Elm Street Condos: First Release Pricing And Scoop

368 Elm Street Condos: First Release Pricing And Scoop

Eight months ago we plugged our readers in to the “inside scoop” on 368 Elm Street in Hayes Valley (“28 units in total with 2 bedroom units averaging ~1200 sq.ft. and offering 2 car parking”). This weekend, the sales office opened its doors, and lo and behold, 28 condominiums with two-bedrooms averaging 1,201 square feet Read More »

“The Epitome Of Gracious Green Living” (Oakland)

“The Epitome Of Gracious Green Living” (Oakland)

Okay, so it might be across the bay (Oakland Hills), but we’ve always had a thing for the integration of garage doors and living space. And we can’t help but feature a property that’s (self) described as “the epitome of gracious green living.” (Designed by Sallie Lang of Bliss Building and developed by Green Lane Read More »

An Inman Instant Equity Reality Check

Based on the price point it’s definitely not San Francisco, but Jack Guttentag’s advice for a reader over at Inman News is worth repeating nonetheless. And yes, the emphasis is ours. “I have been offered a tremendous deal — a house that appraises at $364,000 that I can buy for $294,000, with 100 percent financing, Read More »

Not The Best “Investment” For Agassi In Tiburon

Not The Best “Investment” For Agassi In Tiburon

Almost six years ago, Andre Agassi made headlines with the purchase of a $23,000,000 estate in Tiburon. Two years later, the estate was back on the market for $24,500,000. And recently, the price was reduced to $21,000,000. Today, the property is in contract for $20,000,000. Not the best investment for Agassi, and in terms of Read More »