Barriers Going Up, Building Coming Down, 165 Condos Coming Soon

Barriers Going Up, Building Coming Down, 165 Condos Coming Soon

The barriers are going up, the building is coming down, and the word on the street is that J.K. Dineen at the Business Times has the scoop on the 165 condominiums that will soon rise at the corner of Hawthorne (One Hawthorne) and Howard (645 Howard). Read More »

Senate Advances Stimulus Plan Without Any Loan Limit Adjustments

As a plugged-in reader notes, while the House has approved a “Stimulus Plan” which includes the much ballyhooed increase in conforming loan limits for California, the Senate is advancing a package which does not. Game(smanship) on. And yes, we still owe you our thoughts on the whole shebang. UPDATE:... Read More »

Your Agent Might See Value, But Be Sure To Ask For Whom

Your Agent Might See Value, But Be Sure To Ask For Whom

It’s no longer only the townhomes at Park Terrace which will garner brokers an increased sales commission (which might speak to the strength of sales since our last update). And it’s a good reminder to ask, is your agent working for you or selling for the developer? ∙ Arterra’s... Read More »

JustQuotes: Not Only Did The Port Get Punked, But Perhaps Prodded

“San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin made a series of harassing telephone calls to officials at the Port of San Francisco and threatened to eliminate their jobs and cut funding to the agency because staff members disagreed with him over building-height limits on the city’s waterfront, the... Read More »

Redfin Rolls Out A Few New Features Including Listing Data Downloads

Redfin Rolls Out A Few New Features Including Listing Data Downloads

A few new features were rolled out on Redfin early this morning. The one that almost had us at hello: the ability to download basic listing data for up to 500 properties at a time. As far as we’re concerned it’s a step in the right direction (in terms... Read More »

JustQuotes: The Federal Reserve Cuts Rates Yet Again (0.5%)

“The Federal Reserve lowered its benchmark interest rate by half a point to 3 percent, the second cut in nine days, and indicated its willingness to do so again to prevent a U.S. recession. ‘Downside risks to growth remain,’ the Federal Open Market Committee said in a statement after... Read More »

The 98 “Sophisticated/Stylish” Studio Apartments Of 766 Harrison

The 98 “Sophisticated/Stylish” Studio Apartments Of 766 Harrison

The ninety-eight (98) “sophisticated” (also referred to as “stylish”) studio apartments that compose 766 Harrison are expected to hit the rental market in five months along with 4,500 square feet of ground floor commercial space (and hope for a cafe tenant). Lots of glass, rooftop patios, and some “stylish”... Read More »

Listed San Francisco Condo Sales Breakdown: December 2007

The December ’07 breakdown for listed condominium sales in San Francisco has been published by the San Francisco Association of Realtors (and posted by the SFCAHomes Blog). As reported, listed condo sales volume in San Francisco was down 32.8% on a year-over-year basis with the biggest losses in District... Read More »

JustQuotes: The Other Side Of The SoMa Grand Coin (So To Speak)

“King is right in many respects, but as Ali G may say, also dis-respect’ng; ultimately, what one builds is driven, unfortunately by Wall Street and the financiers….trust me, we would die to build a Gehry/Meier/Starck designed gorgeous iconic building in SF with views that still sells for about $500k... Read More »

We Have A Motivated Seller! (But Still Seeking A Motivated Buyer!)

We Have A Motivated Seller! (But Still Seeking A Motivated Buyer!)

While the sinks in this single-family home on Caselli Avenue (65) weren’t all that warmly received two months ago (at least in terms of practicality), the overall house, location and price reduction ($295,001 or 12.9%) were. Or as “movingback” commented at the time, “this is a great house –... Read More »

November S&P/Case-Shiller: San Francisco MSA Continues Decline

November S&P/Case-Shiller: San Francisco MSA Continues Decline

According to the November 2007 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index (pdf), single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA fell 3.2% from October ’07 to November ’07 and are down 8.6% year-over-year. For the broader 10-City composite (CSXR), year-over-year price growth is down 8.4% (having fallen 2.2% from October). Miami... Read More »

JustQuotes: From The Mouth Of Reader Morgan (And John King)

As a plugged-in reader writes: People who think SocketSite readers are “too critical” of this building should check out this scathing attack. An excerpt from said attack by John King: Everything is careful and cost-effective; the interior is sleek and smart. But like too many residential containers... Read More »

A Remodeled Hit In The 1980’s Era 101 Lombard Street Development

A Remodeled Hit In The 1980’s Era 101 Lombard Street Development

The individual condos can be hit or miss, but we do find the 1980’s development (101 Lombard) to be underrated in terms of location, views, and setting (not to mention that it’s currently undergoing some major capital improvements). And while we haven’t seen its views, and perhaps it’s simply... Read More »

If You Can’t Beat Them…Give Them A Post Of Their Own

If you’re looking for first-hand reader impressions and insight with regard to San Francisco’s Chelsea Park, head on over here: Chelsea Park (Phase I): On The MLS And Opening Tomorrow (1/27). If you’re looking for (or to join) the statistical debate that ensued, you’ve found it. ∙ Chelsea Park... Read More »

Update: Complete Inventory Index And Stimulus Package Follow-Up

Our apologies to all those who plugged in today looking for either our Q1 2008 Complete Inventory Index (Cii) or our follow up discussion regarding the proposed stimulus package and increase in conforming loan limits. While our thoughts on the stimulus package will posted tomorrow Wednesday, the publishing of... Read More »