All Aboard As San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Nears Its Close

All Aboard As San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal Nears Its Close

It’s now T-Minus one week until the closing of San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal. If you missed today’s tours, or have never been inside, a reader walks you through. ∙ Transbay Temporary Terminal To Open (Existing To Close) August 7 ∙ Transbay Terminal Historians (And Futurists) Take Note ... Read More »

Will There Be A(nother) Battle Over Battery Caulfield Road?

Will There Be A(nother) Battle Over Battery Caulfield Road?

Having just finished the renovation and conversion of the Public Health Service Hospital into the 154-unit Presidio Landmark with parking for all residents at the end of Battery Caulfield Road, the Presidio Trust is now considering two approaches to limit cut-through vehicular on said road in the name of... Read More »

One Day On The Market (For The Eighth Time) At 188 South Park

One Day On The Market (For The Eighth Time) At 188 South Park

Sorry folks, but it looks like we miscounted this past April when 188 South Park #7 was listed for what we thought was the eighth time without a sale since first being listed for $1,995,000 in 2006. In fact, it now appears that had only been the seventh. It’s... Read More »

Hales Warehouse (410 Jessie) Gallery Of Listing(s) Along Mint Plaza

Hales Warehouse (410 Jessie) Gallery Of Listing(s) Along Mint Plaza

Tax records show 2,018 square feet and suggest a sale at $1,400,000 in October 2007, back on the market today and asking $1,350,000 for 410 Jessie (Hales Warehouse) #502. Other Hales Warehouse condos on the market along Mint Plaza, the 769 square foot 410 Jessie #302 which was previously... Read More »

45 Lansing Site In Contract, No Imminent Eviction For The Bees

45 Lansing Site In Contract, No Imminent Eviction For The Bees

Once again, as plugged-in people know, following a false start at the end of 2008 Turnberry has been shopping their entitled lot for 227 units at 45 Lansing since 2009. According to the San Francisco Business Times, Miami-based developer Crescent Heights is now in contract to purchase the site... Read More »

A Medjool Of A Modern Noe Valley Home (767 27th Street)

A Medjool Of A Modern Noe Valley Home (767 27th Street)

By the numbers for the concrete and steel 767 27th Street with cedar siding: 3 decks; 4 car parking; 5 bedrooms; 6.5 baths; completed in 2007; and listed for $3,850,000 today. And yes, public records suggest the home was built for the owner of Medjool. ∙ Listing: 767 27th... Read More »

Will It Play With The Port?

Will It Play With The Port?

While an adult playground is in the works for Parcel L over in Hayes Valley, apparently a few South Beach residents have approached the Port of San Francisco with the idea of converting the concrete triangle bounded by Howard, Steuart and The Embarcadero into a playground for kids. Its... Read More »

Would Be Renters Remember This Name: Rachael Marie Smith

“A San Francisco woman has been arrested and charged with bilking would-be apartment renters of thousands of dollars apiece by accepting their deposits and then spinning a tale that they couldn’t move in for a while because her mother had cancer…Rachael Marie Smith, 29, recruited victims by... Read More »

Three Listings, Five Reductions, And One New Kitchen Later…

Three Listings, Five Reductions, And One New Kitchen Later…

Purchased for $1,035,000 in March 2005, the “charming 3 bedroom Spanish Mediterranean single family home in prime location” at 367 31st Avenue returned to the market in May 2009 asking $1,295,000, a sale at which would have represented average annual appreciation of 5.6 percent for total appreciation of 25... Read More »

Bank-Owned Competition (And Litigation) In Action At The Beacon

The sale of 250 King Street #636 closed escrow on Monday with a reported contract price of $315,000 ($441 per square foot) for the vacant one-bedroom condo at the Beacon . Purchased for $575,000 in March 2006 ($800 per square foot), the 715 square foot unit was taken back... Read More »

Radiance West (325 China Basin Phase Two) Construction Underway

Radiance West (325 China Basin Phase Two) Construction Underway

The piles were driven for Radiance’s 318-unit Phase Two (“Radiance West”) back in 2008 before construction was suspended that July. Developer Nat Bosa first floated the idea of breaking Phase Two into Phases Two And Three back in 2009. And last month a plugged-in resident in Phase One first... Read More »

Renewed Expectations Versus A Recent Comp (And Bag Of Apples)

Renewed Expectations Versus A Recent Comp (And Bag Of Apples)

As we wrote in February of 2009: Apples-to-apples sales tell us the most about how the market is moving, but non-sales can provide some hints as well. And while 2155 Buchanan Street #9 is in contract up in Pacific Heights (purchased for $1,000,000 in June 2006, listed for $950,000... Read More »

Apples, Medians, And May Case-Shiller For 1251 44th Avenue

Purchased for $479,000 in June of 2002, the one bedroom single-family home at 1251 44th Avenue was taken back by the bank this past May with what would appear to have been $567,000 owed. The property was just listed for $448,900. The median sale price per square foot for... Read More »

First Peek At Octavia Court (261 Octavia Boulevard)

First Peek At Octavia Court (261 Octavia Boulevard)

A plugged-in tipster captures the first peek of Octavia Court being unwrapped at 261 Octavia Boulevard. Once again, it’s fifteen units of affordable housing for disabled individuals and their families by Satellite Housing and West Bay Housing Corporation. Read More »

Hunters Point Redevelopment Plan For 10,500 New Units Approved!

Hunters Point Redevelopment Plan For 10,500 New Units Approved!

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved the redevelopment plans for Hunters Point by a vote of 10-1 yesterday. Supervisor Daly offered the sole dissenting vote. In 2008 San Francisco voters rejected a ballot measure which would have required 50 percent of the proposed 10,500 new Hunters Point residential units... Read More »