If You Missed It When It Sold Five Months Ago…

If You Missed It When It Sold Five Months Ago…

As a plugged-in and ever on the luxury ball sleepiguy notes, 3570 Washington is back on the market after a five month (yes, month) hold. Purchased for a reported $5,225,000 in April, asking $5,600,000 today (roughly 7% more than was paid). Floor plans and additional photos via the previous... Read More »

A Glen Park Beacon (#195) And Apple Closes Escrow

A Glen Park Beacon (#195) And Apple Closes Escrow

While they couldn’t rent the Ross Leavy renovated 195 Beacon for $6,000 a month, they could sell it for an MLS reported $1,600,000. Asking $1,650,000 (which is what the seller had paid in October of 2007). UPDATE (10/1): Sorry folks, but we screwed up. While 195 Beacon was purchased for $1,650,000 in October 2007 and Read More »

If Only They Would Be Willing To Accept Virtual Mini-Dollars As Well

If Only They Would Be Willing To Accept Virtual Mini-Dollars As Well

Speaking of recently staged, we can’t help but notice the first attempted Millennium flip resale has received a “virtual” treatment (click photo above to enlarge). And while we applaud the “photo virtually staged” watermarks, we’re amazed at how much virtual furniture can fit in that real space: a couch with four armchairs and coffee table, Read More »

Lemons To Lemons For Thirty Ex-Lembi Apartment Buildings

According to JK Dinnen, at least thirty (30) of the seventy-five (75) or so ex-Lembi owned San Francisco apartment buildings that had been taken back by the banks have been resold at discounts of 25 to 40 percent under what “the Lembis were paying for the buildings at the height of the market.” ∙ Building Read More »

Kirk Hammett’s Pacific Heights Monster Is Back (2505 Divisadero)

Kirk Hammett’s Pacific Heights Monster Is Back (2505 Divisadero)

As we wrote in October of 2008: After an effective 1000+ days on the market, a few reductions , and a remodeling, the listing for Kirk Hammett’s Pacific Heights mansion at 2505 Divisadero has been withdrawn from the market. As we added in December: Last listed for sale at $9,500,000 before being withdrawn, Read More »

A Fronds To Fronds Sale For The Palms (555 4th Street) #602

Purchased for $589,000 in September 2006 but then bought back by the bank in June 2009, the banked-owned re-sale of The Palms (555 4th Street) #602 closed escrow on 9/28/09 with a reported contract price of $400,000. Call it a 32% drop in value for the 670 square foot one-bedroom end-unit with deck (but leased Read More »

A Peek Inside A Recently Staged 2006 Washington Number Four

A Peek Inside A Recently Staged 2006 Washington Number Four

While “totally empty as of a couple of weeks ago,” as a plugged-in reader notes with respect to 2006 Washington Number 4: New Interior Pics online that should put to rest any questions about the interior condition of this unit. Although no pics of kitchen and some of the pics seem a bit overly staged. Read More »

Noe Whole Foods Opens In The Morning (And The Pumpkins Are Safe)

Noe Whole Foods Opens In The Morning (And The Pumpkins Are Safe)

Seven months ago Whole Foods Market was given the green light to convert (but not raze and rebuild) the shuttered Bell Market on 24th Street in Noe. Wednesday at 10 am Whole Foods Market Noe Valley opens its doors (with a 9:45 am bread-breaking before). At the same time, Aveda, GNC and Streetlight Records (neighboring, Read More »

Now Bill Gross (And PIMCO) Does Deflation

“There has been significant flattening on the long end of the curve…This reflects the re- emergence of deflationary fears. The U.S. is at the center of de-levering as opposed to accelerating growth.” – Bill Gross via Bloomberg ∙ Pimco’s Gross Buys Treasuries Amid Deflation Concern ∙ Promoted From Comment To Post: Satchel Does Deflation Read More »

July S&P/Case-Shiller: San Francisco MSA Continues MOM Uptick

July S&P/Case-Shiller: San Francisco MSA Continues MOM Uptick

According to the July 2009 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index (pdf), single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA gained 3.3% from June ’09 to July ’09, down 17.9% year-over-year and down 41.0% from a peak in May 2006, but up from a 46.1% fall from peak as recorded in March 2009. For the broader 10-City Read More »

From Cala Foods To “1401 California” By 2012 Or Bust As Proposed

From Cala Foods To “1401 California” By 2012 Or Bust As Proposed

Clearing up some confusion with respect to the current home of Cala Foods at 1401 California, the grocery store’s lease ends on December 31, 2010 (not 2009). And if all goes as the Prado Group (think 2001 Market) plans, demolition will start soon thereafter and in its place will rise around 107 residential units over Read More »

4252 22nd Street Squeezes Out A Pre-Foreclosure Sale

4252 22nd Street Squeezes Out A Pre-Foreclosure Sale

The sale of 4252 22nd Street closed escrow on 9/25/09 with a reported contract price of $780,000. Previously asking as much as $1,495,000 in September 2008 (don’t ask us). Purchased for $760,000 in May 2006 with tenants in place and without the approved permits and plans but prior to the owners having started work and Read More »

Citadine (1299 Bush): Current Pricing And A Peek Inside

Citadine (1299 Bush): Current Pricing And A Peek Inside

Floor plans and a gallery of photos are now online for Citadine (1299 Bush). In terms of pricing, currently ranging from $495,000 for a 558 square foot one-bedroom to $1,669,000 for a 1,573 square foot three-bedroom on the eighth (“penthouse”) floor. ∙ 1299 Bush Street #201 (2/3) 1,531 sqft – $1,259,000 ∙ 1299 Bush Street Read More »

A Fifty Percent Off Sale For The Bank Owned 767 Bryant #204

Purchased for $944,500 in March 2007, the 1,607 square foot two-bedroom loft #204 at 767 Bryant was “bought” back by the bank for $745,784 in December 2008 adding to a growing inventory of bank owned units in the building. On September 17, 2009 the resale of 767 Bryant #204 closed escrow with a reported contract Read More »

Pelosi And Schwarzenegger Type For A Transbay HSR Terminus

Pelosi And Schwarzenegger Type For A Transbay HSR Terminus

A plugged-in tipster reports with respect to High Speed Rail and the Transbay Terminal: Thought you should know that both Nancy Pelosi and both sent strongly worded emails to the Secretary of Transportation this week endorsing the Transbay Terminal as the San Francisco terminus for High Speed Rail. Pelosi’s letter was pretty Read More »