Buyers And Agents Beware (Of Open Houses)

SFGate reports today on two intrepid individuls who have found yet another way to make money on real estate. After showing up at open houses around the Bay Area, the couple proceeded to relieve both clients and agents of their wallets and purses. With the collapse of the sub-prime... Read More »

Looking for Bargains Around One Million Dollars?

Looking for Bargains Around One Million Dollars?

Here’s what we found for right around $1 million. Three bed, Three bath, 1973 sq ft. That’s $532.13 per sq. ft. Views and centrally located. Oh yeah, and it is in Chicago. Curious about all the talk of Chicago being a real estate paradise sent us searching. What did... Read More »

National Inventory Numbers Out – Highest In 15 Years

The National Association of Realtors reported on Monday that the national supply of previously owned homes with respect to sales has reached a 15-year high. The last time the inventory numbers were this high was in 1992 at the end of the last big real estate bust. While median... Read More »

It’s Not The Garden Of Earthly Delights But It Is A Garden

It’s Not The Garden Of Earthly Delights But It Is A Garden

Maybe it’s just that time of year, but sitting in your own quiet condo-garden after a hard day at the office sounds appealing right now. We can’t tell if the garden is private or shared. If private, this has oasis of tranquility written all over it. If shared, prepare... Read More »

Summertime And The Living Is Easy (At Least At SocketSite)

Just a reminder that for the next two weeks we’re going to be operating under “summer hours.” And while we’re not completely closing up shop, please don’t be surprised by a relatively light volume of posts and a slightly slower response time (to tips and inquiries). And for those... Read More »

Out With The HOAs (For Now) In With The Sub-Zero (And Plasmas)

Out With The HOAs (For Now) In With The Sub-Zero (And Plasmas)

The latest limited time offer from Arterra: “For a limited time, receive a sleek Sub-Zero refrigerator and handsome bamboo hardwood flooring in all living areas when you purchase a 2-bedroom, 1-bath home on floors 9 and above. Or, receive a 42″ flat-panel television on any 2-bedroom, 1-bath home on... Read More »

It’s Not Always Fun And Games At The Top (166-68 Yerba Buena)

It’s probably not going to shock too many of our plugged-in readers, but both 166 (“Solaria”) and 168 Yerba Buena have been withdrawn from the market. And according to a seriously plugged-in tipster, rumor has it that “the developer ran out of money and construction halted a few... Read More »

The Average SocketSite Reader (Is Anything But)

Some are going to be surprised, others (including us) not at all. But based on almost 500 responses (okay, so 469) to our most recent reader survey, the average SocketSite reader is anything but (and you’re in good company). In fact, the average household income of a SocketSite reader... Read More »

Monday Morning Modern In Mill Valley (366 Lovell Avenue)

Monday Morning Modern In Mill Valley (366 Lovell Avenue)

It’s been over two years in the making (for one reason or another), the finishes are mighty fine, and it honestly offers one of the best damn (modern) font doors we’ve gotten our grubby little hands on in quite a while (think scale, weight and precision). Oh, and the... Read More »

610 Rhode Island From The Inside (Literally And Figuratively)

610 Rhode Island From The Inside (Literally And Figuratively)

So here’s the inside scoop on 610 Rhode Island. Designed by Daniel Solomon, the home was built in 1989 for Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud (one of the bedrooms was originally her rehearsal studio) and her husband, recording artist and producer Pat Gleeson (one of the bedrooms was originally... Read More »