September Case-Shiller: San Francisco MSA Slide Continues

September Case-Shiller: San Francisco MSA Slide Continues

According to the September 2010 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA fell 0.9% from August ’10 to September ’10, down 35.2% from a peak in May 2006 and up 5.5% year-over-year (YOY) versus a 14.3% YOY gain reported in June, an 11.2% gain... Read More »

Heads-Up Near The Hallidie Building (130 Sutter)

Heads-Up Near The Hallidie Building (130 Sutter)

From a recent structural observation report for the Willis Polk designed Hallidie Building at 130 Sutter Street, San Francisco Landmark number 37 and one of the first examples of glass curtain-walled design: The purpose of this inspection was to assess the general condition of ornamental metal and their anchorage to the building. We were limited Read More »

While The Miraloma Median Is Up An (Improved) Apple Falls

As we wrote this past October: Listed for $669,000 in October 2004, the single-family Miraloma Park home at 46 Los Palmos sold for $720,000 that December ($571 per square foot). Back on the market as of today and asking $699,000 ($555 per square), unfortunately the sale pair won’t be perfectly apples-to-apples as the kitchen was Read More »

SocketSite’s Listed San Francisco Inventory Report: 11/29/10

SocketSite’s Listed San Francisco Inventory Report: 11/29/10

Inventory of listed single-family homes, condos, and TICs in San Francisco fell 10.6% over the past two weeks to 1,640 active listings. On average, inventory has fallen 9.2% during the same three weeks over the past four years as listing activity around Thanksgiving slows to a crawl (34 new listings last week). Current listed inventory Read More »

Warm Thoughts Of A Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner (2010 Edition)

Warm Thoughts Of A Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner (2010 Edition)

Our Thanksgiving tradition has once again been thwarted by a lack of listings featuring gorgeous old stoves, so this year it’s back to a property with an annual tradition of its own. Not counting its listings in 2007, 2008, or 2009, it’s now 325 days on the market at $2,995,000 for 2170 Pacific having been Read More »

Snow On The Brain (And Mountain) As Squaw Valley Is Sold

Snow On The Brain (And Mountain) As Squaw Valley Is Sold

While a bit outside our typical coverage area we’ve got snow on the brain and Squaw Valley has been sold to Colorado based KSL Capital Partners which plans to invest $50 million in the resort over the next three to five years. Current base on the mountain: between fifty (50) and seventy (70) inches. ∙ Read More »

Something To Be Thankful For: U.S. Unemployment Claims Drop

New unemployment claims in the U.S. declined by 34,000 last week to 407,000 for the week ending November 20, the lowest level since July 2008. The number of unemployed continuing to receive regular jobless benefits in the U.S. dropped by 142,000 to 4.18 million the week prior. And the ranks of those “now collecting emergency Read More »

Pumpkins To Pumpkins To Pumpkins To Be Up In Bernal

Pumpkins To Pumpkins To Pumpkins To Be Up In Bernal

In November 2004 it sold for $720,000, three years later (July 2007) it sold for $790,000. Listed for $749,000 this past February, 271 Nevada was withdrawn from the MLS in June without a reported sale. And on Friday, the small single-family home “nestled in Bernal Heights with softwood floors, wainscoting, a formal entry foyer, living Read More »

A Corona Heights Craig On Craig’s As Correctly Surmised

A Corona Heights Craig On Craig’s As Correctly Surmised

As we wrote when the listing for the lower half of the Craig Steely redesigned “Xiao-Yen’s House” at 3794 16th Street was withdrawn from the MLS without a reported sale at $1,098,000 in October: “We’ll be keeping an eye on that other Craig’s list.” As a plugged-in reader wrote yesterday: “And now for rent on Read More »

Pier 70 (Q)uestions, (A)nswers, And Interested (D)evelopers

Pier 70 (Q)uestions, (A)nswers, And Interested (D)evelopers

Representatives from Hines, Forest City, Build Inc. and TMG Partners are amongst those who have taken tours of San Francisco’s Pier 70 Waterfront site. One of the questions developers have been asking: “How proscribed is the scale, location, and design of Slipway park as shown in the plan?” And the answer: Slipways Park is part Read More »

A ’05 List Price Fails To Yield A ’05 Result For 2121 Broadway #05

A ’05 List Price Fails To Yield A ’05 Result For 2121 Broadway #05

As we wrote in August (Will A 2005 List Price Yield A 2005 Result For 2121 Broadway #5?): Listed for $2,995,000 in June 2005, the sale of 2121 Broadway #5 closed escrow six weeks later with a reported contract price of $3,111,000. Today, the full-floor Pacific Heights co-op with big views returned to the MLS Read More »

Boom Dizzle’s Old Pad To Go Boom By Way Of Eminent Domain?

Boom Dizzle’s Old Pad To Go Boom By Way Of Eminent Domain?

Assuming the Board of Supervisors pass a motion tomorrow, on December 7 the Board will hold a public hearing “to consider the acquisition of various real properties by eminent domain for the public purpose of construction the Transbay Transit Center Program.” As we reported by way of a plugged-in tipster back in 2007: The Transbay Read More »

The First Two Of Twelve Are Listed At Seven Twenty Three Taylor

The First Two Of Twelve Are Listed At Seven Twenty Three Taylor

Plugged-in people have know what was coming at 723 Taylor and now they’re here with what would appear to be one-bedrooms starting at $549,000 and two’s from $629,000. Both without parking and the two-berooms with some untraditional walls. ∙ Listing: 723 Taylor #301 (1/1) – $549,000 ∙ Listing: 723 Taylor #302 (2/1) – $629,000 Read More »

Who Would Have Predicted Nice Parts Of Noe Would Fall This Far?

Who Would Have Predicted Nice Parts Of Noe Would Fall This Far?

As we wrote in March 2009: We’re digging the decks and all the access to the outdoors of this nicely remodeled Noe Valley home. Oh, and the sweet master suite (we have a thing for spacious showers). Purchased fully remodeled for $1,553,000 in June of 2007, 4214 26th Street was listed four days ago for Read More »

Smoking A Little Less Dope Up At 130 Cresta Vista Drive

Smoking A Little Less Dope Up At 130 Cresta Vista Drive

Purchased for $1,200,000 in September 2004, rented (we believe) to an elaborate marijuana grow operation on the lower level complete with an electric meter bypass busted in January 2009, returned to the market this past February asking $1,350,000, briefly in contract before being reduced to $999,000 and listed as a short sale in June, 130 Read More »