Going Once, Going Twice…Going Five Times At Shore|Line: 41 Federal

Going Once, Going Twice…Going Five Times At Shore|Line: 41 Federal

We didn’t bother to mention it when the list price on “penthouse” unit #42 at Shore|Line (41 Federal) was dropped from $830,000 to $813,400 this past November. But along with its fifth price reduction yesterday (from $813,400 to $797,150), comes another mention today. To recap, over the course of... Read More »

First American Title Co. Closing Castro Branch (565 Castro Street)

According to a plugged-in tipster, First American Title Co. is closing their branch at 565 Castro Street. The unofficial reason: “market conditions.” Read More »

The (Re)Development And Design Of 1198 Fillmore And 1345 Turk

The (Re)Development And Design Of 1198 Fillmore And 1345 Turk

While the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency is seeking RFP’s from developers interested in restoring and re-purposing the long vacant two-story brick Muni Substation at the southeast corner of Turk and Fillmore (1198 Fillmore to be exact and the big pink rectangle above), it’s actually the new David Baker +... Read More »

A Chance To Peek Inside San Francisco’s Pier 48 Tomorrow At Ten

A Chance To Peek Inside San Francisco’s Pier 48 Tomorrow At Ten

From the Port of San Francisco (and related to the redevelopment of Seawall Lot 337): “If you are interested in viewing the inside of the Pier 48 facility, please join us this Friday, January 4th at 10:00 a.m. in front of Pier 48. No RSVP is required.” ∙ Could... Read More »

And While Queen Anne Might Have Liked Her Tea, We Like Espresso

And While Queen Anne Might Have Liked Her Tea, We Like Espresso

It looks to be a well kept and completely renovated Queen Anne Victorian that’s anything but 1899 on the inside (think built-in Miele espresso maker in the kitchen). Plus, there’s an unwarranted “kitchen and bath” on the lower level (which looks to be staged rather than rented). And it’s... Read More »

The Six Million Dollar Man Single-Family Renovation Sells For Eleven

The Six Million Dollar Man Single-Family Renovation Sells For Eleven

It’s a chance to note that 2740 Green Street has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $11,000,000 (which works out to $1,250 per square foot). And perhaps more importantly, it’s another chance to feature the central staircase and six million dollar renovation (which works out to almost... Read More »

SocketSite’s San Francisco Listed Housing Inventory Update: 1/02/08

SocketSite’s San Francisco Listed Housing Inventory Update: 1/02/08

The year (2007) ended with an inventory of Active listed single-family homes, condos, and TICs in San Francisco that was 23.9% higher on a year-over-year basis. And more specifically (and possibly telling), 59.9% higher for single-family homes (driven primarily by slowing sales in Districts 2, 4, and 10) versus... Read More »

JustQuotes: The Fast Changing Façade (and Faces) Of San Francisco

“San Francisco is changing so rapidly some say the San Franciscans of 2007 won’t recognize the place in five years. It’s part of a trend that began after the city picked itself up after the dot-com bust of a few years ago. There are plans for more condos, bigger... Read More »

1580 Masonic Closes Escrow For “Over Asking” (But At A Big Loss)

1580 Masonic Closes Escrow For “Over Asking” (But At A Big Loss)

1580 Masonic closed escrow on 12/19/07 with a contract price of $3,050,000. It’s yet another example of a San Francisco home officially selling for “over asking” (by $55,000 or 1.8%). At the same time, it’s also an example of an Ashbury Heights home selling for $450,000 (or 12.9%) less... Read More »

Cashing Out: If It Can Happen There, Can It Happen Anywhere?

If hardened New Yorkers have started leaving The City for financial reasons, perhaps it’s not so crazy to think that a growing number of San Franciscans might consider doing the same. People are discovering that with Manhattan’s high apartment prices, they can cash out and get much more for... Read More »