From Freeway Ramp To Parking To Family Apartments As Proposed

From Freeway Ramp To Parking To Family Apartments As Proposed

A sister development to the cater corner Broadway Family Apartments which received 8,500 applications for its 80 apartments in 2008, the proposed affordable housing development at 235 Broadway would replace the paved parking and undeveloped lot on the south side of Broadway between Battery and Sansome, once home to... Read More »

Back On Edinburgh (And In The Excelsior)

Back On Edinburgh (And In The Excelsior)

Since the sale of CBS’s infamous “42 offer home” at 555 Edinburgh closed escrow in April of 2009 for “24 percent over asking” (and calling a “real estate rebound“), the median sale price per square foot for homes in 94112 has declined 11 percent to $405. Yesterday 458 Edinburgh hit the market in 94112 asking Read More »

More Mediterranean Villas For Less Money In St. Francis Wood

More Mediterranean Villas For Less Money In St. Francis Wood

While the more Spanish styled Mediterranean Villa at 299 Santa Paula Avenue remains on the market asking $4,950,000 (versus $5,900,000 a year ago), the more Tuscan styled Mediterranean villa down the street at 200 Santa Clara Avenue has just hit the market asking $2,798,000 having been purchased for $3,250,000 in May of 2005. From the Read More »

From “Landlords Gone Wild!” To Landlords On The Run

Kip and Nicole Macy (Pacific Heights The Sequel (Working Title: “Landlords Gone Wild!”)) have skipped town after posting a combined half-million dollar bail bond. They had both spent some time in the slammer — Nicole more than Kip, who got out to raise cash for her bail — before being allowed to put up Kip’s Read More »

A Panoramic View (Of More Than Just The Bay)

A Panoramic View (Of More Than Just The Bay)

As we wrote about 1219 Lombard in May (a view from which is above): With some rather big views from the sitting area aside the top floor master suite, 1219 Lombard changed hands in 2006 for $3,150,000 and then again in 2008 for $3,189,500. Since then the interior has been remodeled, a loft space added, Read More »

The Dow Drops Back Below 10,000. Yes, Skittish.

We’re back below 10,000 as the Dow closed the day at 9,870 without any so called “fat fingers” (which were never really) to blame. The S&P closed the day down 3.1% to 1,041 erasing its year to date recovery and dropping to a new year to date low (down 6.6%). Yes, skittish. In more upbeat Read More »

One Day In Noe Under Nine (And Another Listed Under Seven)

One Day In Noe Under Nine (And Another Listed Under Seven)

With the 1,058 square foot single-family Noe home at 489 Day selling at 3 percent under asking for $875,000 this past February, it’s probably safe to assume the 1,068 square foot (according to tax records) 477 Day is priced to attract “multiple offers!” at $659,000. Regardless, we think it’s worth noting if you’re looking for Read More »

April Case-Shiller Index: San Francisco MSA Up At Top But Down Below

April Case-Shiller Index: San Francisco MSA Up At Top But Down Below

According to the April 2010 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA rose 2.2% from March ’10 to April ’10, down 36.0% from a peak in May 2006 but up 18.0% year-over-year. For the broader 10-City composite (CSXR), home values rose 0.7% from March to April reversing a five month Read More »

Said New Façade On Howard Behind Which 464 Tehama Resides

Said New Façade On Howard Behind Which 464 Tehama Resides

The new Howard Street façade for 464 Tehama above and as was originally built below. ∙ A Collectable Apple (Save The New Façade On Howard) Closes ∙ No Words (Just Drool) Read More »

399 Fremont: Interim Plans Set To Bloom For The Californian Site

399 Fremont: Interim Plans Set To Bloom For The Californian Site

Approved for development in 2006 with a performance period set to expire in June 2008, Fifield started clearing the site for the proposed Californian at 399 Freemont in November of 2007. In August of 2008 the Planning Commission granted a 12 month extension of the performance period to June 2009, and then again in June Read More »

A Collectable Apple (Save A New Façade On Howard) Closes Escrow

A Collectable Apple (Save A New Façade On Howard) Closes Escrow

Purchased for $3,200,000 in 2007 having sold for $2,375,000 in 2006, the Jim Jennings designed and Ryan & Associates built 464 Tehama returned to the market in March asking $3,600,000. On Friday the sale closed escrow with a reported contract price of $3,050,000. Keep in mind the property’s Howard Street façade was refaced with stainless Read More »

SocketSite’s San Francisco Listed Housing Inventory: 6/28/10

SocketSite’s San Francisco Listed Housing Inventory: 6/28/10

Inventory of Active listed single-family homes, condos, and TICs in San Francisco continues to climb having increased 3% over the past two weeks versus an average 2% decline for the same two weeks over the past four years. Current inventory levels are now up 10% on a year-over-year basis and up 23% versus the average Read More »

Development Of 1601 Larkin Disapproved By Planning Commission

Development Of 1601 Larkin Disapproved By Planning Commission

Last night the San Francisco Planning Commission voted 6-1 to disapprove the application to raze the First Saint John’s Methodist Church at 1601 Larkin and redevelop as proposed. The sole dissenting vote was cast by Commissioner Michael Antonini who apparently prefaced his vote with a remark about the proposed project needing to be redesigned. The Read More »

Blame It On The Weather (Or Design)

Blame It On The Weather (Or Design)

Perhaps it’s our rough start to summer with respect to weather that has us looking south, or perhaps it’s simply the design. Regardless, 755 Bowhill Road was rebuilt in 2001 with walls of glass and indoor/outdoor living on three-quarters of an acre in Hillsborough. Purchased for $2,800,000 in September 2004, back on the market today Read More »

A Single-Family Under Five (By A Buck Grand And Before Any Bids)

A Single-Family Under Five (By A Buck Grand And Before Any Bids)

It’s nothing too fancy but two bedrooms and baths, a bit of original woodwork, and three of our favorite words (“pride of ownership”) all for under $500,000. Okay, so by a buck grand and before any bids. ∙ Listing: 215 Lisbon (2/2) – $499,000 Read More »