A Reader Reports: Landmark Sarcasm (We Can Only Hope)

A Reader Reports: Landmark Sarcasm (We Can Only Hope)

A reader photographs and reports: Your posting “not for the faint of heart” reminded me about the run-down, boarded up theater in North Beach, opposite the beautiful Washington Square park. What an eyesore! Is this another…landmark? I work nearby, and I heard rumors that efforts to make it a... Read More »

JustQuotes: Lereah Leaving N.A.R. News Or Not?

“David Lereah, the author of “Are You Missing the Real Estate Boom?” will leave the National Association of Realtors by the middle of next month after serving as the head economist for seven years, a spokesman said.” ∙ Bullish real estate economist to step down Read More »

San Francisco Housing Inventory Update: 4/30/07

San Francisco Housing Inventory Update: 4/30/07

Based on our calculations, re-sale activity for listed properties in San Francisco increased around 10% over the past two weeks. At the same time, new listings have continued to outpace new sales as Active listed housing inventory increased slightly as well. ∙ San Francisco Housing Inventory Update: 4/16/07 Read More »

Decorator’s Delight (And Unrelated Architects’ Ire)

Decorator’s Delight (And Unrelated Architects’ Ire)

Okay, so put aside the old photos and get over the price, we’re looking for some “plugged-in” readers’ early reviews of the 2007 San Francisco Decorator Showcase (a.k.a. 2901 Broadway). Favorite rooms, ideas, or epiphanies? Clandestine photos or scanned images? Come on, you know we’d do the same for... Read More »

No Flip Or Folly (Perhaps Just Fickle)

No Flip Or Folly (Perhaps Just Fickle)

Last week we dished up the scoop on 898 Francisco hitting the market and a “plugged-in” reader added to the intrigue by noting the celebrity seller (Nicholas Cage). Well, after just seven days on the market, The Wall Street Journal turns around and scoops us (hey, if it’s going... Read More »

Remember, It’s What’s Inside That Counts (Or So They Say)

Remember, It’s What’s Inside That Counts (Or So They Say)

This 1885 Victorian isn’t going to garner any accolades for curb appeal (at least not from us), but the original interior is quite spectacular. 760 Haight features some amazing architecture and detailing – beautiful woodwork, stained glass and operational gas chandeliers. The kitchen? Well, that’s a different story… ∙... Read More »

Modern High-Rise Living In Older Pacific Heights

Modern High-Rise Living In Older Pacific Heights

A “plugged-in” tipster directs us to a listing in 2200 Sacramento and declares, “Prettiest condo for under $1000/psf I’ve seen in Pac Heights….” And while it might not have the views or amenities offered by some of the newer developments, it can definitely compete on location and interior (marble... Read More »

Careers, Casual Connections And A Penthouse At The Infinity

Careers, Casual Connections And A Penthouse At The Infinity

A tipster notes a craigslist ad for “THE VERY LAST PENTHOUSE AVALIBLE AT THE NEW INFINITY TOWER.” We can’t confirm that it’s an official Infinity offering, but based on the description (1,300 square feet with south west views of the city) and the price ($1,950,000) we can almost certainly... Read More »

Two Relatively Big Reductions (Two Absolutely Big Properties)

Two Relatively Big Reductions (Two Absolutely Big Properties)

As you know, the list price on 10 Hastings was reduced ten percent ($1,250,000) last month. And yesterday, the price was lowered another $505,000 (4.8%). We have to wonder how close they are to ‘the price they wish.’ (“If we are not successful at selling this at a price... Read More »

Location, Location, And Kitchen

Location, Location, And Kitchen

Great location, great detailing, and a great (big) kitchen. Oh, and classic San Francisco curb appeal as well. We haven’t been inside so we’re appreciating it from afar (and suddenly craving a Rosamunde/Toronado run). UPDATE (5/21): It closed escrow on 5/18/07 for $2,010,000. No word on the housewarming. ∙... Read More »