We’ll Give You The Jump Once Again: 3119 Harrison On The Market

We’ll Give You The Jump Once Again: 3119 Harrison On The Market

As we wrote ten months ago: Okay, we’re giving you the big jump on this one (as in “onstruction is due to start by Spring 2008… both houses will go on the market as the project gets closer to completion”). From the developers behind 1438-1446 Jackson Street comes 3119... Read More »

It’s Not Officially An Apple Until It’s Sold, But We’ve Seen This Movie…

It’s Not Officially An Apple Until It’s Sold, But We’ve Seen This Movie…

After four weeks on the market the asking price for 1968 Greenwich has been reduced for the second time, now asking $1,800,000. Once again, purchased in May of 2005 for $2,100,000. And bonus points for the best rationalization of how we “cherry picked” this renovated District 7 apple four weeks ago when it just as Read More »

5800 Third Street: Development Starting Back Up (Delivery In 2010)

5800 Third Street: Development Starting Back Up (Delivery In 2010)

We had the scoop on the construction of 5800 Third Street shutting down. And now J.K. Dineen has the scoop on it starting back up. Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group has tapped veteran builder Rick Holliday to jump-start a 340-unit housing project at the former Coca-Cola bottling plant on Third Street. The $150 million project Read More »

The Almost Infamous 76 Caselli Closes Escrow For $679 Per Square

The Almost Infamous 76 Caselli Closes Escrow For $679 Per Square

The almost infamous 76 Caselli closed escrow on 10/24/08 with a reported contract price of $1,900,000 ($679 per square foot). “Completely renovated in 2005 with high end finishes.” And yes, “tipster” liked it (and we remain quite enamoured with those stairs). First listed by the agent ex-owners earlier this year for $2,558,000. Reduced in June Read More »

To Architect Or Not To Architect, That Is The Question Of The Day

It’s another case of a reader asks we hope you’ll help solve: We are interested in doing an internal remodel to a small, older home. We want to open up the space and move the bathroom and the kitchen (same floor, different layout). We are not looking to spend too much money, so nothing too Read More »

The Plugged-In Scoop On The Corner Of 3rd and 19th Streets

The Plugged-In Scoop On The Corner Of 3rd and 19th Streets

A reader asks, a reader (or two) answer, and we once again bow down to Wayne (in a we’re not worthy kind of way): Here is the real story. This property has been in construction for 4 years and has seen 2 shoddy contractors come and go. 2 months ago a reputable builder was brought Read More »

4552 19th Street Joins The High-End Half-Million Dollar Cut Club

4552 19th Street Joins The High-End Half-Million Dollar Cut Club

It’s a plugged-in agent who suggests $500,000 cuts seem to be all the rage at the upper end of the market. And 4552 19th Street recently embraced the new new thing. Completely redesigned by architect Chris McMahon and rebuilt with a few traditional touches (think new bay windows), but modern baths and solar panels “for Read More »

208 Glenview: No Real Story, Simply A Bit Of Seasonal Color Flair

208 Glenview: No Real Story, Simply A Bit Of Seasonal Color Flair

No real story, simply a bit of seasonal color flair. Oh, and recently reduced $92,000. Boo. ∙ Listing: 208 Glenview Drive (4/4) – $1,198,000 Read More »

Homes On Esprit Park Receives First Certificate Of Occupancy

According to a plugged-in tipster, the first wave of homes at Esprit Park have received thier temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) and the development will be “moving to close first units imminently.” Also noted: No word on how many new contracts written recently, but several people who have been in contract for a while Read More »

The Corner Of 3rd And 19th Streets: A Reader Asks (And So Do We)

The Corner Of 3rd And 19th Streets: A Reader Asks (And So Do We)

“Speaking of blights…does anyone have any information on the development at the corner of third street and 19th street in the central waterfront? Development started years ago (taking a very long time to get framed etc.) and stopped over a year ago. (note – I’m not referring to the nicer development still being developed at Read More »

The Bank Owned 152 Banks Closes Escrow (“Officially” Over Asking!)

The Bank Owned 152 Banks Closes Escrow (“Officially” Over Asking!)

As far as the San Francisco Association of Realtors and their reports are concerned, the bank owned 152 Banks Street has officially sold for over asking with a reported contract price of $705,000 on 10/27/08. Of course that’s only “over asking” with regard to its most recent list price ($699,900) not its original ($749,900). And Read More »

Another Address Change And Listing On Raycliff Terrace: Number 27

Another Address Change And Listing On Raycliff Terrace: Number 27

Designed by William Wurster in 1949, renovated by Sandy Walker in 1996, and last sold on 1/13/2004 with a reported contract price of $3,383,500 (listed for $3,995,000), 27 Raycliff (previously known as 25 Raycliff) is once again coming soon. A great courtyard, “glimpses” of the Bay and Broadway homes, and one sweet front door. Now Read More »

The Fed Cuts Rates To One Percent To Avert “Prolonged” Recession

A year ago Friday the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate to 4.5% and signaled that further cuts were unlikely. The thought at the time: “Today’s action, combined with the policy action taken in September, should help forestall some of the adverse effects on the broader economy that might otherwise arise from the disruptions Read More »

Beauty Blight Is In The Eye Of The City (And Perhaps Your Neighbors)

Beauty Blight Is In The Eye Of The City (And Perhaps Your Neighbors)

San Francisco Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval’s anti-blight legislation was unanimously adopted by the Board of Supervisors yesterday. And once again: The law empowers city officials to hit property owners with up to $1,000 in fines for violations, and, if left unabated, The City could correct the blight and bill the property owner for the work….Under the Read More »

It’s “Official,” One Rincon Hill’s Tower Two Is Indefinitely On Hold

It’s “Official,” One Rincon Hill’s Tower Two Is Indefinitely On Hold

It’s now “official” and in the open. The construction of One Rincon Hill’s second tower has been indefinitely put on hold. And roughly 30% of tower one inventory has yet to close. The plugged-in word on the street: talk of potential class action lawsuits with regard to the loss of tower two amenities and the Read More »