A Toned Down CAMP And Revised Main Post Plan For The Presidio

A Toned Down CAMP And Revised Main Post Plan For The Presidio

As a tipster and sfcitizen point out, the revised plans for the Presidio Main Post (including the Contemporary Art Museum Presidio (CAMP)) are now online. With respect to new plan for CAMP: The two new buildings for the art museum will be located on different sites to lessen the... Read More »

Proposal For 345 6th Street Development: Scoop, Meeting And Design

Proposal For 345 6th Street Development: Scoop, Meeting And Design

While plugged-in readers answered another’s question with regard to a proposed hotel in the vicinty of Sixth and Jessie (yes, at 942 Mission), a plugged-in tipster passes along the notice for a pre-planning commission community meeting for 345 Sixth Street, a proposed 36 unit residential project four blocks to... Read More »

A $729,750 SF Home With $25,541 Down (2009 FHA Loan Limits)

2009 FHA loan limits were released on Wednesday. The limits for high-cost San Francisco: one-family – $729,750; two-family – $934,200; three-family – $1,129,250; four-family – $1,402,400. ∙ FHA Mortgage Limits Read More »

Say Hello To Our Not So Little Friend On Hoffman (22 Hoffman)

Say Hello To Our Not So Little Friend On Hoffman (22 Hoffman)

Purchased for $952,000 in May of 2002, completely remodeled in 2004 (by Ryan no less), and on the market today for $2,199,000. Say hello to our not so little (four bedrooms, three and one-half baths) friend on Hoffman (22 Hoffman to be precise). UPDATE: And as a number of... Read More »

Downward Revisions: They’re Not Just For NAR These Days

“ contracted at a 6.2 percent annual pace from October through December, more than economists anticipated and the most since 1982, according to revised figures from the Commerce Department today in Washington. Consumer spending, which comprises about 70 percent of the economy, declined at the fastest pace in... Read More »

A Reader Asks, Perhaps You’ll Answer: Hotel Around Sixth And Jessie?

A Reader Asks, Perhaps You’ll Answer: Hotel Around Sixth And Jessie?

A reader asks: I understand that a new 15-story hotel with ground floor retail is being planned in the vicinity of 6th and Jessie. Do you know any more about this? The rumor is also that the public is being invited to comment this month. Unfortunately we can’t answer... Read More »

The Bay Area “Jumbo Conforming” Foreclosure Bailout Amendment

“I’ve drafted an amendment so that rather than being limited to whether the loan was conforming at time of origination, it will be based on (whether it’s conforming at) the time of (modification), which will take the limit up to $729,750 in high-cost... Read More »

The Juxtaposition Of Two Potential Sale Pairs For One Noe Property

The Juxtaposition Of Two Potential Sale Pairs For One Noe Property

Purchased for $1,076,000 in March of 2004, 601 Grand View Avenue atop 24th Street returned to the market three weeks ago with a list price of $1,195,000. Reduced to $1,095,000 two weeks later, a sale at the current asking would represent average annual appreciation of 0.35% over the past... Read More »

Riders On The Storm (The Doors Of 55 Buena Vista Terrace Reduced)

Riders On The Storm (The Doors Of 55 Buena Vista Terrace Reduced)

As we wrote in September of 2008 when listed for $3,395,000: It’s a 1905 Edwardian that’s been redesigned by architect Jonathan Feldman and interior designer Joseph Oroza (the seller). Big glass doors with some big city views. And it still is (and still has). But as a tipster notes... Read More »

Up From 2004 (But Down From 2005): 3004 Ortega Closes Escrow

Up From 2004 (But Down From 2005): 3004 Ortega Closes Escrow

The sale of 3004 Ortega in the Outer Sunset (real estate District 2-C) closed escrow yesterday (2/24/09) with a reported contract price of $604,000. To recap: purchased for $550,000 in June of 2004; flipped eight and one-half months later for $680,000; sold for $750,000 in November of 2006; bought... Read More »