The Trap Door, Secret Passageways, And Dungeon Of 2550 Webster

The lines that couldn’t help but catch our attention from the sworn affidavit of Samuel Howard Sloan with respect to the Bourn Mansion at 2550 Webster: I am well aware of everything in the house, including the trap door, the secret passageways, the dumb waiter, the elevator, the crawl... Read More »

New York In Nob Hill Returns After Three Years: 1022 Powell Street #3

New York In Nob Hill Returns After Three Years: 1022 Powell Street #3

As we wrote about 1022 Powell Street (behind the vines) in April of 2006: As you know, it’s not often that we agree with listing hyperbole. And although we’ve only seen pictures (so far), we just might have to agree with the “One of a Kind Loft in Nob... Read More »

A Fairly Big Fair Market Drop (42 Percent) For 61 Fair Avenue

A Fairly Big Fair Market Drop (42 Percent) For 61 Fair Avenue

As we wrote in February: A Bernal Heights single-family (with in-law in the basement) sales comp in May of 2006 at $980,000, 61 Fair Avenue was bought back by the bank in December of 2008 for $949,862 (suggesting a bit less than 20% was put down). Tenant occupied with... Read More »

The Hugo Hotel Has A Date With A Different Kind Of Bench

The Hugo Hotel Has A Date With A Different Kind Of Bench

The San Francisco Superior Court is scheduled to start hearing the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency’s eminent domain suit over the Hugo Hotel on Sixth Street today. The Agency had offered $3,250,000 for the building two years ago but the Oregon-based owners were holding out for $7,000,000. The burned-out building... Read More »

Strata At Mission Bay All Leased Up At $3.02 Per Square Foot

According to J.K. Dineen at the San Francisco Business Times, the 192-unit Strata at Mission Bay has been fully leased having rented 90 apartments over the past two months with an average rent of $3.02 a square foot, “about 15 percent less than the $3.50 a square foot the... Read More »

SocketSite’s San Francisco Listed Housing Inventory Update: 8/30/09

SocketSite’s San Francisco Listed Housing Inventory Update: 8/30/09

Inventory of Active listed single-family homes, condos, and TICs in San Francisco declined 10.3% over the past four weeks which is not to be unexpected leading up to Labor Day weekend. Listed inventory is currently running 1.5% under last year’s levels on a year-over-year basis (down 17.3% for single-family... Read More »

Landmark Bourn Mansion (2550 Webster) Listed And Your Peek Inside

Landmark Bourn Mansion (2550 Webster) Listed And Your Peek Inside

As a plugged-in reader reported a week ago, “ is finally being emptied and mountains of trash removed.” And with bankruptcy heading off its courthouse sale, the landmark 2550 Webster has hit the MLS with an asking price of $2,900,000. The bad news, the past three decades... Read More »

An Homage To Kerouac And Snyder (The Matterhorn Not The House)

An Homage To Kerouac And Snyder (The Matterhorn Not The House)

As we head to the Sierras to scramble up the Matterhorn in an homage to Kerouac and Snyder, the façade of 2214 14th Avenue seemed a rather fitting way to end the week. Now if only its recent renovations were as so. And if ever there were a time... Read More »

Remember That Figurative Freight Train (And Potential HSR Delay)?

“A Sacramento County Superior Court judge said Wednesday that portions of an environmental review of high-speed rail service will have to be rewritten, which might lead to delays in the project and loss of billions of dollars in state and federal funds. Judge Michael P. Kenny ruled that the... Read More »

The Full Floor Plan Monty For 2006 Washington Number Four

The Full Floor Plan Monty For 2006 Washington Number Four

As a plugged-in reader notes, the floor plan for the full floor 2006 Washington #4 are now up on Malin’s site along with a couple of view and exterior photos as well. As other’s have suggested, however, it’s not a good sign with respect to whether or not interior... Read More »

What Are 412-416 Bosworth: Full Pricing And Two Open This Weekend

What Are 412-416 Bosworth: Full Pricing And Two Open This Weekend

From what was and will be at 412-416 Bosworth last month, to what are today and a grand opening this weekend for two of the eight condos. From the agent in charge: One thing that people will ask about…is how much road noise there is from San Jose, which... Read More »

767 Bryant #210 Comes In For A 767 Comp Crash Landing

767 Bryant #210 Comes In For A 767 Comp Crash Landing

As we wrote in May: In August of 2006 twenty apartments at 767 Bryant hit the market as condos. At the time list prices ranged from $676,920 to $1,850,000 including 767 Bryant #409 at $676,920 and 767 Bryant #210 at $1,200,000. Despite a subsequent remodeling, reductions and incentives (including... Read More »

2006 Washington Number 4 Returns Asking 32 (Plus) Percent Less

2006 Washington Number 4 Returns Asking 32 (Plus) Percent Less

While still noting “coming soon” on Malin’s San Francisco Properties site, 2006 Washington #4 has hit the MLS asking $8,500,000. As a plugged-in tipster adds, asking $12,500,000 with McGuire in March (and apparently $15,000,000 prior to that). It’s a full floor in the classic, and überexclusive, Conrad Alfred Meussdorffer... Read More »

Fronds To Fronds For A Few One-Bedrooms At The Palms (555 4th)

Fronds To Fronds For A Few One-Bedrooms At The Palms (555 4th)

Purchased for $562,000 ($853 per square foot) in January 2007, the Palms (555 4th Street) #540 is now bank owned and back on the market asking $376,646 ($570 per square foot). At the same time, the non-bank owned 454 square foot one bedroom #447 which was purchased in August... Read More »

Cash For Closings Has Intended New Home Sales Results

Boosted by an expiring $8,000 tax credit for new-home buyers, the pace of U.S. new home sales increased 9.6 percent from June to July. The jump in sales was led by a 32 percent surge in the Northeast. Purchases increased 16 percent in the South and 1 percent in... Read More »