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... 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... 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... 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a few reductions , and a remodeling, the listing for Kirk Hammett’s Pacific Heights mansion at 2505 Divisadero has been withdrawn from the market.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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... Read More »