Artani (818 Van Ness) Scoop Redux: Unsuspending Sales

Artani (818 Van Ness) Scoop Redux: Unsuspending Sales

It was a little over a year ago we broke the news about Artani (818 Van Ness) suspending sales and going the rental route. Today, we break the news that they’re about to dust off the sales center and suspend their rental program. Current residents of the building (the... Read More »

It’s All About Density (Okay, And Dollars) On Treasure Island

It’s All About Density (Okay, And Dollars) On Treasure Island

From the San Francisco Business Times today: The Treasure Island development team has increased the target number of housing units from 6,000 to 8,000, a move that could help attract stores and other services to the new neighborhood and make the staggeringly expensive project economically viable. Kheay Loke, project... Read More »

A $400 Million High-Speed Stimulant for San Francisco’s Transbay

A $400 Million High-Speed Stimulant for San Francisco’s Transbay

As noted yesterday, California’s high-speed rail program has been stimulated to the tune of $2.25 billion, or $2.344 billion if you include funding for the Las Vegas long-term vision. But more importantly (at least for the home team crowd), according to the San Francisco Examiner $400 million of that... Read More »

Apples To Apples For A “Sexy & Sophisticated” Six Year Bernal Hold

Apples To Apples For A “Sexy & Sophisticated” Six Year Bernal Hold

Purchased six years ago for $1,250,000 having already been remodeled, this “sexy & sophisticated” Bernal Heights home is back on the market and asking the same. We’re intrigued by the integration and execution of the skylight and daylighting of the home, we do like the street, and we’re definitely... Read More »

435 Vermont Now “Priced To Sell!” (Previously Priced To Sit?)

435 Vermont Now “Priced To Sell!” (Previously Priced To Sit?)

Purchased for $1,075,000 in January 2007, the single-family 435 Vermont returned to the market last July seeking $1,165,000. In October the asking price was reduced to $1,095,000. And in December the listing was withdrawn from the MLS without a sale. The remodeled Potrero home is back on the market... Read More »

The Bank-Owned “Anomalies” Keep Building At The Brannan

Listed as 219 Brannan #212 on the MLS, we’d be willing to bet it’s actually 219 Brannan #1C that’s now bank owned at the Brannan and back on the market asking $594,900. Public records would suggest the one-bedroom condo was purchased in 2003. And a tax assessed value of... Read More »

A Few Perspectives On San Francisco’s (Potential) Future Skyline

A Few Perspectives On San Francisco’s (Potential) Future Skyline

Speaking of the proposed 222 Second Street, future shadows (or not), and Transbay re-development(s), a few perspectives on San Francisco’s potential future skyline. ∙ The 222 Second Street Scoop (For The Second Time) ∙ From The Shadows They Start To See The Light ∙ And San Francisco’s... Read More »

From The Shadows They Start To See The Light

As we wrote last week with respect to Supervisor Chiu’s proposed measure to strengthen the City’s 1984 Sunlight Ordinance last week: “Sundry San Francisco tower and 555 Washington lovers take note.” As others have now figured out, this measure could be a problem. Planning Director John Rahaim…said the ballot... Read More »

The 222 Second Street Scoop (For The Second Time)

The 222 Second Street Scoop (For The Second Time)

While truly plugged-in people have known about the proposed development of 222 Second Street on the corner of Howard for well over two years, details for the proposed 26-story development are now online via a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The project sponsor, TS 222 Second Street, L.P., proposes... Read More »

And San Francisco’s Transbay Joint Powers Authority Rolls…A Seven!

Last year San Francisco’s Transbay Joint Powers Authority rolled the dice by modifying construction plans for San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center. The modified plan to pre-build the train station component of the center will save an estimated $100 million in construction costs but banks on $400 million in federal... Read More »

Actual San Francisco Foreclosures Down 2.8% QOQ (Up 55.4% YOY)

Actual San Francisco Foreclosures Down 2.8% QOQ (Up 55.4% YOY)

Bay Area Notices of Default (NODs) in the fourth quarter of 2009 rose 21.8% on a year-over-year basis, up 54% in San Francisco proper (from 302 to 465). NOD activity in San Francisco fell 23.4% from the third to fourth quarter (versus a 14.4% decline in 2008). Actual Bay... Read More »

Duuuude!

Duuuude!

A plugged-in tipster reports with respect to 2458-2460 Great Highway: Sold in December 2007 for $1.160m as a pocket listing. Did work to kitchen and backyard . Now on the market at $1.125M but looks WAY better than in 2007. The “potential for fast-track... Read More »

Apples To Apples (And Agent To Bank-Owned) For 200 Brannan #504

Apples To Apples (And Agent To Bank-Owned) For 200 Brannan #504

Purchased for $925,000 with 10 percent down in April 2005, the agent-owned 200 Brannan #504 returned to the market asking $1,150,000 in July 2006. The top floor 200 Brannan one-bedroom with 1,123 square feet failed to find a buyer, however, and in December 2009 it became bank-owned with what... Read More »

Will Our Sprinter Get A Second Wind?

Our headline for November’s existing U.S. home sales gain of 7.4 percent: A Sprinter’s Or Marathoner’s Pace? In December the pace of U.S. existing home sales fell 17 percent. According to the National Association of Realtors, the decline “was the biggest since records began in 1968.” At the same... Read More »

First Peek Inside The Remodeled (And Newly Garaged) 3024 Pierce

First Peek Inside The Remodeled (And Newly Garaged) 3024 Pierce

From the listing for 3024 Pierce Street in December 2007 (and as it looked above): Prime Cow Hollowv location, Estate sale, 3br, 1ba, 2 story Edwardian home with nice yard, full basement, original detailing. East/West exposure. Classic fixer with huge potential. Sold for $1,850,000 in January 2008, 3024 Pierce... Read More »