Coming Soon! Bayshore Boulevard Home Depot Development Is Dead

Coming Soon! Bayshore Boulevard Home Depot Development Is Dead

“A controversial plan almost a decade in the making to open a Home Depot store on San Francisco’s Bayshore Boulevard has been scuttled because of the flagging home-improvement market, company officials said today.” ∙ Controversial plan for S.F. Home Depot falls apart ∙ The First Physical Sign (Quite... Read More »

SocketSite’s San Francisco Listed Housing Inventory Update: 3/31/08

SocketSite’s San Francisco Listed Housing Inventory Update: 3/31/08

The inventory of Active listed single-family homes, condos, and TICs in San Francisco increased slightly (1%) over the past two weeks and is currently running 43% higher on a year-over-year basis. And the percentage of Active listings that have been reduced at least once has increased from 21% to 29% (195 versus 384) on a Read More »

A Clean Compliment To The Edwardian Character Of 1205 Cole

A Clean Compliment To The Edwardian Character Of 1205 Cole

It’s bound to feel a bit too cold (or perhaps even industrial) to some, but we quite like the how the clean kitchen and baths compliment the Edwardian character of 1205 Cole. ∙ Listing: 1205 Cole (2/2) – $1,250,000 Read More »

Apples To Apples To Be In Pacific Heights: 2243 Franklin Street

Apples To Apples To Be In Pacific Heights: 2243 Franklin Street

Having last changed hands on 5/31/07 for $1,250,500 this apple has barely had a chance to ripen. Nonetheless, it’s back on the tree and looking to be picked. Granted, 2243 Franklin is on a busy street. But then again, it’s no busier than it was ten months ago. And it is a rather nice top Read More »

Another Non-Comp Comp Along The Booming Van Ness Corridor

Another Non-Comp Comp Along The Booming Van Ness Corridor

There’s no longer a kitchen (or even really a bathroom). But the listing is touting “instant equity” and a “motivated” seller for this “unfinished” loft in the Marquee building along the booming Van Ness corridor. Currently listed at $620,000, 151 Alice B. Toklas Place #708 changed hands on 9/30/04 for $607,500, on 10/05/06 for $865,000, Read More »

Supervisor Peskin Engineers An End-Run (And Ending) For 55 Laguna

The alert from the developer (AF Evans): Unfortunately, at the last possible moment, someone is trying to stop the 55 Laguna project. Supervisor Peskin is going to introduce amendments this coming Monday that will KILL the entire project permanently. He is asking that the Landmarks Board and the preservation planners at the Planning Dept. be Read More »

The Building Through The Trees: The Hayes (55 Page) Opens Up

The Building Through The Trees: The Hayes (55 Page) Opens Up

The new owners (including a few plugged-in readers) partied together on Wednesday, a handful of new residents have already made the move, and the model units officially open up to the public this weekend at The Hayes (55 Page). Not much movement in the sales department since our last update (still around 60%), but we Read More »

The Same House In Address Only: A Contemporary 844 Bay Street

The Same House In Address Only: A Contemporary 844 Bay Street

In 2004 844 Bay Street (the one with the red door) was a two-bedroom single-family home of two thousand and thirty-five square feet that sold for $1,550,000. Today it’s a three-bedroom home of four thousand and five hundred square feet with Zen garden and yoga studio; home theater; big bay views; and a rather nice Read More »

A SocketSite Reader Reports: 65 Caselli Returns With Just One DOM

A SocketSite Reader Reports: 65 Caselli Returns With Just One DOM

As we wrote a little over two weeks ago: The listing for 65 Caselli expired without generating a sale (as far as we know). If the seller is in fact “motivated” to sell, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the properties return under a new broker. (And perhaps another new price…) As a plugged-in Trip Read More »

Approved For Residential, But Building Commercial (535 Mission)

Approved For Residential, But Building Commercial (535 Mission)

Hines had planned to build an office tower, then Monahan Pacific acquired the site and received approval to build high-end condos, and now Beacon Capital Partners is back to offices and moving forward with a 27-story tower at 535 Mission (currently the surface area parking lot next to Salt House). After delaying construction for about Read More »

As Succinct As They Come: An Address, A Picture, And A Price

As Succinct As They Come: An Address, A Picture, And A Price

The entirety of the succinct (and unfortunately unconfirmed) plugged-in reader’s tip: An address (2504 Scott Street), a picture (above), and a price ($14,000,000). UPDATE: And once again, a plugged-in tipster is right on the money. ∙ Listing: 2504 Scott Street (6/6.5) – $14,000,000 Read More »

Another Modern Apple Is Up On The Noe Valley Tree: 576 30th Street

Another Modern Apple Is Up On The Noe Valley Tree: 576 30th Street

If you’re still kicking yourself for missing 576 30th Street when it was listed for $2,195,000 in October of 2006, here’s a second chance. Yes, fifteen months after closing escrow for $2,125,000, it’s back on the market today. And they’re asking $2,195,000. Modern. Single-family. Noe Valley. It’s time to go on record or forfeit the Read More »

They’re Feeling A Little Fickle Over At 1158 Sutter (i.e., They’re Back)

They’re Feeling A Little Fickle Over At 1158 Sutter (i.e., They’re Back)

It’s a plugged-in tipster that first caught the return of the 15 condos at 1158 Sutter Street to the MLS just two weeks after having been withdrawn (and indicating they were going the rental route). One new brokerage (Vanguard has replaced Makras Real Estate), four new listings, and all new prices (as best we can Read More »

Are We Detached From More Than Simply The Fundamentals?

Are We Detached From More Than Simply The Fundamentals?

An interesting chart of California MSA home price appreciation as measured by the OFHEO*, put together by the Public Policy Institute of California (pdf), and by way of a plugged-in tipster. And an important observation which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise: While California’s previous housing crisis (southern California in the early and mid‐1990s) Read More »

A Couple Of Acronyms, But Lots Of Character/Space: 1392 McAllister

A Couple Of Acronyms, But Lots Of Character/Space: 1392 McAllister

We’ll skip right over the fact that it’s a TIC, parking is leased and half a block away, and it was subject to an owner move in eviction (OMI) in 2002. And instead, we’ll simply focus on the architecture (can you say quintessential?), condition (pride of ownership comes to mind), and character/square footage (lots of Read More »