And The 2013 America’s Cup Will Be Held In…San Francisco!

And The 2013 America’s Cup Will Be Held In…San Francisco!

The racing syndicate’s self imposed deadline to announce the site of the 2013 America’s Cup expires today, with San Francisco trying to hold off a spinnaker flying (or perhaps luffing) Rhode Island. Or perhaps another host will emerge from the fog. And the winner is…San Francisco! UPDATE: While the... Read More »

The Abandoned (408-416) Bosworth Homes Head Back To The Bank

The Abandoned (408-416) Bosworth Homes Head Back To The Bank

A year ago the eight unit “Bosworth Homes” development at 408-416 Bosworth hit the market asking between $650,000 for a one-bedroom to $1,299,000 for a five-bedroom with parking for two. Having sold none and just seventy percent complete, the project had ended up in receivership earlier this year, “working... Read More »

An Offer Inciting Potrero Hill Price At 40 Percent Under 2004

An Offer Inciting Potrero Hill Price At 40 Percent Under 2004

Built in 2001, the two-bedroom #3 atop 146 Connecticut appears to have first sold for $729,000 that April and then $880,000 just three years later in 2004. Taken back by the bank three weeks ago, the 1,056 square foot Potrero Hill condo is now back on the market and... Read More »

Apples, Schmapples, Look At Those Medians! (Just Not Too Closely)

With 45 recorded sales to date in 2010, the median sale for condominiums in zip code 94123 (which includes the Marina and Cow Hollow) weighs in at $1,175,000, up 26 percent over 2009 ($930,000) and within just 4 percent of a peak $1,219,000 in 2007! Talk about a real... Read More »

Ho, Ho, No…Holiday Red On Green Atop Russian Hill

Ho, Ho, No…Holiday Red On Green Atop Russian Hill

As we wrote this past September: Listed for $2,100,000 in April 2008, the two-bedroom Green Hill Tower (1070 Green) condo #902 sold with a “confidential” sale price reported on the MLS that June. As such, the list price of $2,100,000 would have been used when compiling MLS based median... Read More »

Target On Target For A 2012 Opening At The Metreon

“San Francisco’s mayor says the last bureaucratic hurdles have been cleared for the construction of the city’s first Target retail store…. final permits been issued to begin building the downtown store .” ∙ Target + Metreon = (Twenty-Two Foot) Bull’s-Eye In 2012 ∙ Path cleared... Read More »

Shorter Still For 310 Townsend From The Beginning To End Of 2010?

Shorter Still For 310 Townsend From The Beginning To End Of 2010?

With a list price of $645,000 when the 45 condos at 310 Townsend first hit the market in early 2007, unit number 309 ended up selling for a recorded $640,000 that July (reported as $645,000 on the MLS). Returned to the market this past March asking $465,000, the list... Read More »

San Francisco (MSA) Home Value Slide Accelerates In October

San Francisco (MSA) Home Value Slide Accelerates In October

According to the October 2010 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA fell 1.9% from September ’10 to October ’10, down 36.4% from a peak in May 2006 and down to a 2.2% year-over-year (YOY) gain, a steady slide from the 18.3% gain reported... Read More »

Walgreens CVS’s Plans For 701 Portola Atop Miraloma

Walgreens CVS’s Plans For 701 Portola Atop Miraloma

While Walgreens had planned to raze the Miraloma Gas Station at 701 Portola and build a 7,000+ square foot store covering the site, rumor has it they backed out “due to ‘unreasonable’ green building requests by the City’s DBI and Planning departments.” And now, CVS Drugs is planning to... Read More »

Mary, Mary How Did Your Roof Atop One South Van Ness Grow?

Mary, Mary How Did Your Roof Atop One South Van Ness Grow?

Completed this past October, the new living roof atop One South Van Ness “percolates storm water, reduces peak runoff, reduces cooling loads and energy use within the building, provides a suitable habitat for butterflies & honey bees, and a…park-like view from neighboring buildings.” The living roof is 9,500 square... Read More »

Riddle Us This…

Often misunderstood if not misrepresented as a sign of a bullish market, we harp on touts of “over asking” all the time. And when we do, we’re often met with a minor chorus chant of “you’re the only ones that care.” So riddle us this, when 2939 and 2921... Read More »

2950 Vallejo: Will There Be A Refuge Themed Room In 2011?

2950 Vallejo: Will There Be A Refuge Themed Room In 2011?

A plugged-in reader reminds us that we’ve been remiss in noting that 2950 Vallejo will soon be the 2011 Decorator Showcase Home. Oh, and that it once served as refuge for “Princess Stephanie,” a Nazi spy who was eventually arrested down in Palo Alto. On the market (but off... Read More »

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And An Apple Was Picked…

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And An Apple Was Picked…

Okay, so more accurately, ‘twas the night before the night before Christmas and an apple was picked. Purchased for $1,495,000 in October 2007 and “never occupied as a primary residence,” the sale of 1 South Park #402 closed escrow yesterday with a reported contract price of $1,165,000, an apples-to-apples... Read More »

A Little Over (Half) For A Little Under (Half) At 873 Van Ness

A Little Over (Half) For A Little Under (Half) At 873 Van Ness

Purchased as a 4,285 square foot two-unit Inner Mission building for $1,500,000 in July 2006, a little over half the building (2,337 square feet) is back on the market today, remodeled and asking $729,000 as a tenancy in common (TIC). And while the listing touts “EZ CONDO READY!!,” understand... Read More »

Four More Years For The 49ers At Candlestick

As the San Francisco 49ers move forward with plans for a new stadium in Santa Clara, and their current lease at Candlestick is set to expire at the end of the 2013 season, the team has agreed to the terms of a new lease which “would keep the team... Read More »