We Simply Can’t Resist Heated European Towels Racks

We Simply Can’t Resist Heated European Towels Racks

We haven’t been inside (and ceiling height might be an issue on the upper floor), but we do like what we see (especially the built-ins, skylights, and kitchen). It reads like a comprehensive renovation, and seriously, we can’t resist “heated European towels racks.” ∙ Listing: 303 Montcalm (3/2.5) –... Read More »

The SocketSite Scoop On “Solaria” (166 Yerba Buena Ave)

The SocketSite Scoop On “Solaria” (166 Yerba Buena Ave)

According to a “plugged-in” tipster, a number of San Francisco’s power agents pased on this listing for a “French Chateau inspired” home that’s nearing completion in the self-proclaimed “Yerba Buena Heights” (otherwise know as the edge of St. Francis Wood). The home is centered around its solarium, a stunning,... Read More »

Think Of It As Only $29,000 For The House

And at the other end of the spectrum, we have 1951 Oakdale. It’s a single family residence in Silver Terrace/Bayview that’s listed at $379,000 and described as a “Real Fixer.” For perspective, the vacant lot next door is listed for $350,000. ∙ Listing: 1951 Oakdale Avenue (1/1) – $379,000... Read More »

Another Way To “Plug In” (And Never Be Off Topic Again)

We still haven’t worked out all the kinks, and we aren’t “officially” launching until Monday, but we wanted our readers to be the first to know: www.forums.socketsite.com Read More »

A Building, Coffee and Movement That We Love In Hayes Valley

A Building, Coffee and Movement That We Love In Hayes Valley

The New York Times provides a peek inside, and some back ground on, Loring Sagan’s office (Sagan Piechota Architecture and Build Inc.), loft (for those late nights), and coffee bar (Blue Bottle Coffee) in Hayes Valley. When Loring Sagan bought a decrepit building on Linden Street here in 2002,... Read More »

Reader’s Questions: How To Structure/Negotiate A Discount

A “plugged-in” reader butters us up (“I’ve gone from clueless to rather informed in a brief period of time thanks in big part to Socketsite”) and then hits us with a question: I recently bought at one of the new developments and was able to negotiate $X (lets say... Read More »

On (And Perhaps Straight Out Of) Moscow

On (And Perhaps Straight Out Of) Moscow

The listing describes it as “Must See!” A reader writes that it left her “speechless.” And we…well, we’re just going with “original condition!” ∙ Listing: 708 Moscow (4/4) – $999,000 Read More »

More Apples In Hayes Valley (525 Gough)

More Apples In Hayes Valley (525 Gough)

In July 2005, 525 Gough #105 sold for $881,000. Early last month, the Hayes Valley condo was listed for $929,000. And yesterday, it was reduced to $899,000. In related activity, 525 Gough #405 appears to have fallen out of contract and is now back on the market. Is it... Read More »

SocketSite Reader’s Report: Living In North Mission Bay (For Real)

SocketSite Reader’s Report: Living In North Mission Bay (For Real)

Last October we solicited feedback from “past, current, or prospective inhabitants” of the ClockTower Lofts in order to “shed some light on the development in general, and the impact of the Bay Bridge in specific.” We limited comments to those with first-hand knowledge rather than simply conjecture, and... Read More »

JustQuotes: Is Higher Actually Smarter In San Francisco?

“There’s no question that home prices and test scores are linked,” said Linda Strean, managing editor at greatschools.net in San Francisco, a nonprofit that provides information on schools nationwide. “Anyone who is buying a home had better be clear what the school district’s attendance policies are before they make... Read More »