2510 Jackson: Foreclosure Sale Tops The Market In Pacific Heights

2510 Jackson: Foreclosure Sale Tops The Market In Pacific Heights

As an observant reader noted earlier this week, the sale of the rather infamous (mostly for being foreclosed upon) 2510 Jackson has closed escrow. While our reader reports an $11.5 million sale price, however, according to a plugged-in source it wasn’t quite but rather close (it’s actually an asterisked... Read More »

Apples To Apples And Year Over Year In Pacific Heights (2221 Baker)

Apples To Apples And Year Over Year In Pacific Heights (2221 Baker)

It might not ring any bells without that photoshopped street. And it’s not currently listed on the MLS (or official inventory). But 2221 Baker Street has returned to the market 13 months after its purchase for $4,200,000 (was listed for $3,795,000 at the time). Now asking $4,495,000 in 2009. Perhaps hoping the soup to nuts Read More »

JustQuotes: Citi Draws Deposit Ire (And Lawsuits)

“Rental security deposits held by were funneled into an array of bank accounts and plundered, potentially affecting thousands of tenants, according to lawsuits.” ∙ Lawsuit alleges CitiApartments drained tenant deposit accounts Read More »

The United Nations Of Hunters Point?

The United Nations Of Hunters Point?

Speaking of the redevelopment of Hunters Point, from the Business Times: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom wants to put a United Nations center focused on global warming at Hunters Point Shipyard…The proposed center, called the United Nations Global Compact Center, would cost about $16 million to $20 million. If we build it will the world Read More »

Call It Sunroom, Fogroom, Whatever…We’d Never Leave That Floor

Call It Sunroom, Fogroom, Whatever…We’d Never Leave That Floor

Our main concern with 470 Vallejo is that we’d never want to leave the “pent-level” floor. And as such we’d very likely end up spending every night on the couch. A related renovation aside, both 2209 Scott Street #1 and #2 closed escrow last week. ∙ Listing: 470 Vallejo (4/4) – $3,995,000 ∙ Read More »

Telling It Like It Is For 533 Laidley

Telling It Like It Is For 533 Laidley

From the listing for 533 Laidley: This lot value sale of a 1906 Earthquake Cottage on lovely Laidley St. in Glen Park is ready for a new owner/developer…Home is not salvageable & is unsafe to enter or climb on (Do not attempt!). No plans drawn or approved for this property. How somebody else might spin Read More »

Octavia Court: The Original IE Collaborative Winning Design

Octavia Court: The Original IE Collaborative Winning Design

A plugged-in tipster delivers the original IE Collaborative design for Octavia Court. Our apologies in arrears to IE Collaborative for misidentifying the final architects on the project, and our apologies in advance as we’ve been told the design above has been tweaked and new renderings are in the works (and hopefully soon to be on Read More »

Can You Say San Francisco Earthquakes?

Site prep for the construction of 1,400 homes on Hunters Point Parcel A is expected to be completed by the end of the year with first occupancy around 2012. At the same time contingency plans for how to proceed with the overall Hunters and Candlestick Point redevelopment should the San Francisco 49ers make the move Read More »

Pier 27 Public Workshop On Pier 1 Tonight (7/30/09)

Pier 27 Public Workshop On Pier 1 Tonight (7/30/09)

The Port of San Francisco is holding a public workshop tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Pier 1 to discuss their conceptual designs to transform Pier 27 into a cruise terminal. ∙ Pier 27 Cruise Terminal Design ∙ The Port’s Plan For Pier 27: We Don’t Need No Stinking Rate Of Return! Read More »

A Round Of…Cuts For The All New “Arden Estates” On 15th Avenue

A Round Of…Cuts For The All New “Arden Estates” On 15th Avenue

Originally priced between $1,995,000 and $2,195,000, a plugged-in tipster notices the new $1,699,000 to $1,950,000 range for five of the seven new construction homes of “Arden Estates” on the edge of West Portal on 15th Avenue. Two of the seven four bed, three and one-half bath detached homes are advertising prices TBD. In the opinion Read More »

Beige Book Results: Real Estate and Construction Remain Weak

The Real Estate and Construction summary from the latest Federal Reserve regional business survey (a.k.a. The Beige Book) for the twelfth district (“San Francisco”): Conditions in District housing markets remained very weak but showed further signs of improvement, while demand for commercial real estate continued to erode. Sales prices for new and existing homes fell Read More »

Octavia And Oak: Octavia Court’s Past, Present And Future

Octavia And Oak: Octavia Court’s Past, Present And Future

A reader wonders if we know what’s happening at the corner of Octavia and Oak long known as the fenced off Central Freeway Parcel Q. And that we do: Octavia Court. Octavia Court will be a fifteen unit affordable housing development for disabled individuals and their families. Development by Satellite Housing and West Bay Housing Read More »

Sunnyside (Thumbs) Up Or Down?

Sunnyside (Thumbs) Up Or Down?

Well, we weren’t exactly but now we will be: “While we’re on the subject of relatively affordable San Francisco, how do people feel about Sunnyside?” (District 4-S) ∙ San Francisco Real Estate Districts: Maps And Neighborhoods Read More »

412-416 Bosworth: What Recently Was And What Will Soon Be

412-416 Bosworth: What Recently Was And What Will Soon Be

The MapJack photo above for 412-416 Bosworth is a bit old as much progress has been made and a plugged-in tipster notes, “these homes are being built around the corner from me on Bosworth St on the Glen Park / Bernal Heights border…Given the speed of construction I wouldn’t expect move in until late 2009 Read More »

You Might Bump Your Head In The Morning But Did You See The Bath?

You Might Bump Your Head In The Morning But Did You See The Bath?

It’s a Bernal Heights renovation (i.e., no apple) with limited head room in the master bed but with an open master bath with dual walk-in showers and natural light that we adore. ∙ Listing: 224 Elsie (3/2) – $948,000 Read More »