Care To Venture Upon 207 Maple’s New New Return?

Care To Venture Upon 207 Maple’s New New Return?

There’s no real story of which we know for 207 Maple other than perhaps the seller’s last name of Perkins. Purchased for $1,575,000 in November 1997 the Presidio Heights house had sold nine years prior for $1,356,500 (average annual appreciation of 1.7 percent). Since remodeled and back on the... Read More »

Privately Insured Cures Outpace Defaults For First Time Since 2006

According to Mortgage Insurance Companies of America (MICA), this past February privately insured delinquent homeowner cures (80,758) outpaced new defaults (68,675) in the U.S. for the first time since March 2006. Keep in mind that over the past year new defaults by homeowners with private mortgage insurance have outpaced... Read More »

150 Otis: Details For Redevelopment Into “Veterans Commons”

150 Otis: Details For Redevelopment Into “Veterans Commons”

Additional details on the proposed Swords to Plowshares and Chinatown Community Development Center’s conversion of 150 Otis Street from a temporary homeless shelter and City storage into “permanent affordable rental housing for chronically homeless veterans over the age of 55” with in-house supportive services (“Veterans Commons”): Constructed in 1916... Read More »

One Hawthorne: The SocketSite Straight Scoop (And Sales Update)

One Hawthorne: The SocketSite Straight Scoop (And Sales Update)

While One Hawthorne‘s website has been live since last October (to which floor plans for the first seven floors have since been added), and the onsite sales office has been “open” for a few months, pricing has yet to be finalized and tours still aren’t being offered. The disconnect... Read More »

And If Rates Jumped Two Points? They’d Still Be Historically Cheap.

“Fixed mortgage rates likely will rise less than a quarter of a percentage point in the next three months, the smallest increase for the second quarter since a drop in 2005, according to estimates by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The gain would add about $30 to the monthly... Read More »

January Case-Shiller Index: Bottom Tier Up, Middle And Top Tiers Fall

January Case-Shiller Index: Bottom Tier Up, Middle And Top Tiers Fall

According to the January 2010 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA fell 0.6% from December ’09 to January ’10, up 9.0% year-over-year for the third year-over-year gain since September 2006 but down 37.9% from a peak in May 2006. For the broader 10-City... Read More »

Big Money Returns To Broadway (With Roots Beyond Real Estate)

Big Money Returns To Broadway (With Roots Beyond Real Estate)

As a plugged-in reader notes, the sale of 2342 Broadway closed escrow this past Friday with a reported contract price of $13,500,000 (asking $14,000,000). The sale of the fully remodeled (and rather viewtastic) home represents the most expensive listed* single-family home sale in San Francisco since the middle of... Read More »

SocketSite’s San Francisco Listed Housing Inventory: 3/29/10

SocketSite’s San Francisco Listed Housing Inventory: 3/29/10

Inventory of Active listed single-family homes, condos, and TICs in San Francisco rose 6% over the past two weeks versus an average of 4% for the same two weeks over the past four years. Current inventory levels are down 15% on a year-over-year basis but up 14% versus the... Read More »

860 De Haro: An Orwellian Reference In More Ways Than One

860 De Haro: An Orwellian Reference In More Ways Than One

Built in 1984 and last sold for $1,700,000 in March 2007, 860 De Haro has been extensively remodeled since. A new kitchen now opens to the dining room (for which a new beam was installed to accommodate), all the bathrooms were redone, all the windows and doors were replaced,... Read More »

Debating The Details Of The Presidio’s Preservation

“This is a far cry from the struggle that ended eight months ago, when the Fisher family abandoned its proposal to erect a contemporary art museum near the spot where a Spanish expedition established an outpost in 1776. Instead of headline-grabbing battles over a major facility, bureaucrats and watchdogs... Read More »