Bryant Commons (2125 Bryant) / Coach House Lofts (2101 Bryant)

Bryant Commons (2125 Bryant) / Coach House Lofts (2101 Bryant)

A ‘plugged in’ tipster forwards a great photo of the “big pit” at 20th and Bryant, links to the big pit developer’s website, and an update. You know that big pit at 20th and Bryant that’s been a 40 foot hole in the ground since around 2000 when it... Read More »

Six Relatively Quick Flips At The Sold Out Watermark (501 Beale)

Six Relatively Quick Flips At The Sold Out Watermark (501 Beale)

Six condos in the now sold out Watermark are currently on the market. At least two – #6B and #8H (above) – appear to be passing along the remainder of their original buyer incentives (two years of paid HOA dues). And based on a number of reader comments, we can likely expect to see a Read More »

The Infinity: Pent-up Demand (For Discussion)

What started with a “I know off topic BUT…” comment on yesterday’s post about the Soma Grand, has led to an Infinity specific (and reader led) discussion this morning. Enjoy. And thanks for “plugging in.” Read More »

The Soma Grand: Topped Off And VIP Opening March 7

The Soma Grand: Topped Off And VIP Opening March 7

The Soma Grand has topped off and announced a VIP Grand Opening for March 7. And while we haven’t received any official pricing, we have heard rumblings of prices as high as $900/sqft for one-bedrooms. (And yes, they’ll be serving an obligatory specialty cocktail at the opening: the “Soma G”). For those who are unfamiliar Read More »

The Hayes (55 Page): Now Starting In The $300,000s ($399,000)

The Hayes (55 Page): Now Starting In The $300,000s ($399,000)

A year ago we broke the news that The Hayes (55 Page) would be offering condos in Hayes Valley “starting in the $400,000s.” In August, The Hayes sales center was advertising studios “from the $430,000’s.” And in December, six condos in The Hayes hit the MLS with the least expensive unit priced at $431,375. Yesterday, Read More »

Infill Along Octavia Boulevard: And The Winners Are…

Infill Along Octavia Boulevard: And The Winners Are…

John King reports on the results of the RFPs for infill along Octavia Boulevard that we highlighted last October. The long-awaited proposals for new housing along San Francisco’s Octavia Boulevard include a welcome blast from the past: the idea that lots of little buildings are better than one or two big ones. And the proposed Read More »

Speaking Of Savings (And Subtle Signs) At Arterra

We couldn’t help but notice that the original MLS listing for 300 Berry #446 (Arterra) has been withdrawn and replaced with a new listing and a price tag that’s $10,000 less ($815,000). Combined with the current sales incentives (~$12,000 for this unit), that’s an effective savings of ~$22,000 (2.7%). And perhaps less subtly, last August Read More »

More Listings, Reductions, And Opportunities On Berry Street

More Listings, Reductions, And Opportunities On Berry Street

Eight months ago we caught some flak for pointing out a potential “troublesome trend” at 255 Berry (and then again two months later). And today, we can’t help but notice that of the four Active listings in 255 Berry three have been reduced (as were the two that are currently Active Contingent). Of the three Read More »

Just Quotes: Let’s Hear It For (Or Against) The Feds

Just Quotes: Let’s Hear It For (Or Against) The Feds

“If they’d had a choice, city planners wouldn’t have allowed either the slab or the imposing design, because the complex sits across Seventh Street from the U.S. Court of Appeals building, a Beaux-Arts landmark from 1905. But city zoning doesn’t apply to federal projects.” (TOWERING EXPECTATIONS) ∙ TOWERING EXPECTATIONS: S.F.’s new federal building Read More »

Beacon Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed Without Prejudice

Thanks to a “plugged in” tipster (and homeowner at the Beacon), we have the scoop on some big Beacon news: the class action lawsuit against The Beacon has been dismissed by Catalano without prejudice. (No word on the status of similar suits filed against The Metropolitan or Watermark.) Also from our tipster: One other good Read More »

For Our Love Of Old Engine House #23 (3022 Washington)

For Our Love Of Old Engine House #23 (3022 Washington)

We’ve had a serious crush on the converted firehouse at 3022 Washington for as long as we can remember. And just when we thought our crush couldn’t get any stronger, we catch a glimpse of that beautiful wood burning stove… Designed by Architect Bernhardt Henriksen, the San Francisco firehouse was active until 1963 and then Read More »

Another Stately San Francisco Home Hits The Market (2863 Pacific)

Another Stately San Francisco Home Hits The Market (2863 Pacific)

Another stately Pacific Heights home (2863 Pacific) hit the market yesterday. And while the current listing is lacking in photos (and carries an asking price of $7,750,000), what appears to be a website for the property’s last sale is filled with some beautiful shots, floor plans, and an asking price of $6,500,000 (it sold for Read More »

Incentives At The Hayes (And Bonuses At Arterra)

The Hayes is “pleased to announce that for a limited time, new home buyers can get two years of paid HOA as well as a new refrigerator, washer and dryer.” While Arterra is now advertising “incremental bonus broker commissions.” A little sugar for everyone. UPDATE (2/25): And yes, Arterra has been offering buyers two years Read More »

The Californian On Rincon Hill Construction/Sales Pushed Back

An eagle-eyed tipster notices that Fifield’s website for The Californian on Rincon Hill was just changed to reflect a “Sales Start” of Early 2008 (was February 2007) and a “Construction Start” of November 2007 (was March 2007). It’s also worth noting that the average unit size has increased (from 988 square feet to 1,048 square Read More »

310 Townsend: Available And Selling

310 Townsend: Available And Selling

Buyers have already started to make their move into the converted furniture warehouse at 310 Townsend. And while it’s entirely possible that the development was once fully “reserved,” as of a few weeks ago at least 27 of the 45 condos were still available (with six in contract and twelve “reserved”). The one and two Read More »