Another Chance To Get In Good With The Neighbors?

Another Chance To Get In Good With The Neighbors?

Purchased three years ago for $658,000 (with a variable rate first mortgage of $526,400 and a fixed rate second mortgage of $131,600), 689 Brunswick has been on the market for 71 days and is currently listed for $699,000 (having been reduced from $714,417 two weeks ago and $704,407 the... Read More »

To Which We Respond: Michael(s) Be Nimble, Michael(s) Act Quick

Next month Michael Cohen, a former deputy city attorney, will replace Jesse Blout as the head of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s workforce and economic development department. Cohen said much of his energy will be focused on improving the development process for builders and developers. In an interesting move, Cohen has... Read More »

JustQuotes: National New Home Sales Drop To 12-Year Low

“Sales of new homes in the U.S. fell to a 12-year low in November, pointing to bigger declines in construction that will hobble economic growth throughout 2008.” “Purchases fell in three of four regions, led by a 28 percent plunge in the Midwest. Sales dropped 19 percent in the... Read More »

Now Would That Be A Pre Or Post Prison Martha Stewart Design?

Now Would That Be A Pre Or Post Prison Martha Stewart Design?

We know, we know, not everyone is in the market for an eleven million dollar Belvedere “compound.” So how about a more modest $5,600,000 waterfront Belvedere home “personally designed by Martha Stewart, a friend of the current owner in the style of a ‘Luxury loft'” with a “gourmet kitchen... Read More »

JustQuotes: Putting On The Ritz-Carlton Residences On The Spot

JustQuotes: Putting On The Ritz-Carlton Residences On The Spot

“As long as you don’t look up, the restoration of San Francisco’s de Young Building is the architectural feel-good story of the year. Eleven stories of ruddy sandstone and brick command the corner of Kearny and Market streets every bit as robustly as they did in 1890, when the... Read More »

Largest, Highest, And Least Expensive (Studio) At Baycrest Towers

Largest, Highest, And Least Expensive (Studio) At Baycrest Towers

We don’t have any insight into the relative merits of these three. But we will note that 201 Harrison #924 hit the market last week at $375,000 which makes it the least expensive ($375,000 versus $384,900 and $435,000), largest (432 versus 410 and 347 square feet), and highest floor... Read More »

October S&P/Case-Shiller: San Francisco MSA And Price Tiers Fall

October S&P/Case-Shiller: San Francisco MSA And Price Tiers Fall

According to the October 2007 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index (pdf), single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA fell 2.1% from September ’07 to October ’07 and are down 6.2% year-over-year. For the broader 10-City composite (CSXR), year-over-year price growth is down 6.7% (having fallen 1.4% from September). Miami... Read More »

Sitting On A Deck (Or A Dock) By The Bay: 210 Beach Road

Sitting On A Deck (Or A Dock) By The Bay: 210 Beach Road

Okay, so 210 Beach Road isn’t in San Francisco proper but rather just across The Bay on Belvedere Island. And it’s not just a house, but rather a “compound” that consists of a 3/3.5 main house, a 2/2.5 guest house, a 1/1 Au Pair suite (below the three car... Read More »

JustQuotes: We The People Do Want Our Federal Building Views

JustQuotes: We The People Do Want Our Federal Building Views

“Even though at Seventh and Mission streets was designed to allow Jane and Joe Citizen to explore the lobby and an open-air “sky garden” that starts on the 11th floor, some agencies inside want to keep us out. Yes, there’s a guard at the... Read More »

525 Laidley Sells For Over Asking!  (But Less Than Previously Paid)

525 Laidley Sells For Over Asking! (But Less Than Previously Paid)

It’s a plugged-in tipster that notes 525 Laidley in Glen Park recently closed escrow rather quickly for “over asking” (listed for $1,295,000 and closed for $1,340,000) and quite possibly with “multiple offers.” And we’ll note that the “median sales price” for single family homes in District 5 (which includes... Read More »

SoMa Grand: A Reader’s Unofficial Sales Update And Insight

From a plugged-in reader who’s now in contract at SoMa Grand: SoMa Grand is currently at about 35% contracted or occupied, reporting 90 under contract of units as of this past weekend…. While no official incentives are available, they are willing to throw in upgrades, especially if you... Read More »

1330 Greenwich: From Listed, To Sold, To Owned (With Perspective)

1330 Greenwich: From Listed, To Sold, To Owned (With Perspective)

As we wrote about 1330 Greenwich Street on November 8: “…it’s unique and it might have potential. And yes, we just so happen to be partial to both.” As Cece commented on December 14: “MLS say this property sold and closed yesterday for $1,015,000.” ... Read More »

Pacific Union Closes Their South Beach/SoMa Office (38 Bryant)

As a number of reader’s have either asked or emailed, Pacific Union has in fact closed down their South Beach/SoMa office. Read More »

Another Chance To Be A Hero (Or Show Your Support For The Bears)

Another Chance To Be A Hero (Or Show Your Support For The Bears)

A colorful bit of context might be in order. And yes, there’s double entendre in the title. ∙ Listing: 46 Tingley (4/2) – $599,000 ∙ It’s Gonna Be A Bright, Bright Sun-Shiny Day (Outside At Least) Read More »