The Designs And Timing For UCSF’s New Mission Bay Medical Center

The Designs And Timing For UCSF’s New Mission Bay Medical Center

Designs have been released for the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay (“just south of the Mission Bay UCSF campus, in the area bounded by 16th St, Mariposa, 3rd St and 280”) and the Regents have “reacted favorably.” As our tipster notes: “Bound to bring more activity to... Read More »

The Scoop On One (1) Ecker Place Redux: Going Condo Rental Condo

While we can’t verify the given reason for the latest 180 (and now a complete 360), according to a plugged-in tipster One Ecker Place is back to being a condo project and the sales office should reopen soon. From our tipster: I had one of the condos at “One... Read More »

San Francisco Recorded Sales Activity In April: Up 6.5% YOY

San Francisco Recorded Sales Activity In April: Up 6.5% YOY

According to DataQuick, home sales volume in San Francisco climbed 6.5% on a year-over-year basis last month (605 recorded sales in April ’08 versus 568 sales in April ‘07) and increased 19.1% compared to the month prior (in part due to seasonaility, but also a significantly stronger gain than... Read More »

First Republic Prestige Home Index For “San Francisco” Falls (Again)

First Republic Prestige Home Index For “San Francisco” Falls (Again)

According to the First Republic Prestige Home Index for “San Francisco,” values for properties worth at least $1 million fell for the second straight quarter (down 0.8% from Q4 ’07) but remain up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. Keep in mind, however, that the Prestige Home Index for “San... Read More »

ReadersReport: First Twelve Floors Of Fox Plaza On The Market?

From a plugged-in tipster: I have it on by a good source that the Archstone Fox Plaza is on the market again. The new owner evidently does not want the Fox Plaza in its portfolio. The main lobby has been recently remodeled. The Ruth Asawa fountain sculpture was ripped... Read More »

Landmark Sarcasm Update: Hope For North Beach Pagoda Theater?

Landmark Sarcasm Update: Hope For North Beach Pagoda Theater?

It was a little over a year ago that a plugged-in reader dished the scoop on the history of the boarded up Pagoda theater in North Beach and the new owners’ plans to tear it down and build something new. Our reader’s prescient summary: “Uh. Oh. Stalemate.” And while... Read More »

The Power Of Twos (Plus One) In Noe Valley: 334 28th Street

The Power Of Twos (Plus One) In Noe Valley: 334 28th Street

334 28th offers two bedrooms, baths, parking spaces, and decks. And one sweeping view. And while it doesn’t offer the largest of footprints (1,150 square feet), we do like the layout and use of space. ∙ Listing: 334 28th Street (2/2) – $1,145,000 Read More »

JustQuotes: Another Shot At Legislation To Stem Foreclosures

“The leaders of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee announced agreement on housing legislation that creates a voluntary program to stem foreclosures, ending a standoff over whether taxpayer funds should be used. Senators Christopher Dodd, the panel’s chairman, and Richard Shelby, its top Republican, agreed to pay for the program... Read More »

310 Townsend Update: 93% “Sold” (And Reductions Of Up To 23%)

310 Townsend Update: 93% “Sold” (And Reductions Of Up To 23%)

While originally priced from $869,000 to $975,000 fifteen months ago, the three “remaining new homes” at 310 Townsend were recently listed from $750,000 to $775,000 (representing reductions of between fourteen and twenty-three percent). All three listings are also advertising $20,000 in additional incentives (another 2-3% of the purchase price).... Read More »

Infinity Penthouse Unit 37B: Before And After (And The Budget)

Infinity Penthouse Unit 37B: Before And After (And The Budget)

According to Damion Mathews of SFLuxe, Gurbaksh Chahal (“G”) spent $6,900,000 to purchase Infinity penthouse unit 37B and another $1,000,000 upgrading the 3,355 square foot condo (a quarter of which was budgeted for the flooring alone). Interior design by Vaso Peritos with before and after photos for the project... Read More »