Giant Value Housing Or Headache To Come In The Mission?

Giant Value Housing Or Headache To Come In The Mission?

Having purchased the fully entitled housing site at 1800 Van Ness last year for $4.25 million, Oyster Development is now in contract to purchase the Giant Value store at 2558 Mission Street which hasn’t been entitled for development but was targeted for almost a hunderd housing units over 14,000... Read More »

From Quintessential To Designer And A New “$15,000″ Kitchen

From Quintessential To Designer And A New “$15,000″ Kitchen

2721 Sacramento #B wasn’t listed as a “designer” condo when it sold for $1,400,000 in 2008. At the time, it was simply “quintessential.” Since then, however, and amongst other improvements, the kitchen has been remodeled from the above to the below. According the permit and associated fees for the remodeling, that’s a $15,000 job. But Read More »

Living Large In 435 Square Feet: Inside 86 Stanton

Living Large In 435 Square Feet: Inside 86 Stanton

Behind the little gate and down the flagstone steps at 86 Stanton, a 435 square foot cottage originally constructed in 1918 but recently remodeled lies on two lots. And while its surrounding grounds (or at least the yard) could use some care, we’re totally crushing on what’s now inside, from the Pedini kitchen to the Read More »

Yuri Milner’s $100 Million Dollar Los Altos Hills Mansion

Yuri Milner’s $100 Million Dollar Los Altos Hills Mansion

According to the Wall Street Journal, the sale price for the rather large Los Altos Hills home recently purchased by Russian investor Yuri Milner was $100 million, 30 percent more than was previously reported. The Los Altos Hills mansion runs more than 30,000 square feet and was completed around 2008, according to an architect who Read More »

To Enclose Or Not To Enclose, That’s A Reader’s Question Of The Day

To Enclose Or Not To Enclose, That’s A Reader’s Question Of The Day

As an an old post based on a plugged-in reader’s comment leads another reader to recently rethink the addition of a pot filler to her kitchen, today we turn to the bathroom: I’m hoping to do one of those bath-in-the-shower-enclosure setups and wondered if people had any experience with them. It’ll Read More »

San Francisco’s Condo “Double Dip” Is (Or Was) Here

San Francisco’s Condo “Double Dip” Is (Or Was) Here

According to yesterday’s S&P/Case-Shiller report, the index for San Francisco MSA condo values has officially “double dipped,” falling to 134.59 in January versus a localized low of 135.79 in March 2009 and after having ticked up to 149.49 this past July. The index is now back to between December 2002 and January 2003 values. At Read More »

Closer To Home For 845 Montgomery #C

Closer To Home For 845 Montgomery #C

In 2009 a list price of $1,095,000 didn’t attract a buyer, nor did its reduced price of $995,000, and a year ago it was withdrawn from the MLS. Today, 845 Montgomery #C is back on the market and listed for $1,029,000, the two-bedroom Jackson Square condo was purchased for $1,000,000 ($958 per square foot) in Read More »

SF Property Tax Reduction Informal Review Deadline Tomorrow

“San Francisco homeowners have until Thursday to request a temporary property tax reduction for 2011-12 by filling out a one-page form and returning it to the county assessor’s office…property owners who miss the March 31 deadline can still file a formal appeal between July 5 and Sept. 15, but a more involved process Read More »

56 Sotelo Shortly Returns A Little Less Short

56 Sotelo Shortly Returns A Little Less Short

It’s been ten months since 56 Sotelo Avenue first hit the market asking $1,995,000 having been purchased for $1,900,000 in 2007 and then remodeled incorporating new wrought iron gates imported from South America amongst other updates. Relisted, reduced a few times and eventually listed as a short sale for “$1,599,000,” the listing for 56 Sotelo Read More »

Pacific Heights For 50 Percent Below 2006 Expectations And Debt

Pacific Heights For 50 Percent Below 2006 Expectations And Debt

As we wrote about 2523 Steiner back in 2007: After 138 days on the market, and three price reductions (now $505,000 or 15% below its original list price ), 2523 Steiner is still on the market. But now it’s also testing the waters as a rental ($10,000 per month). We’ll let you run the Read More »

Two Big Tests For San Francisco’s New Board Of Supervisors

Two Big Tests For San Francisco’s New Board Of Supervisors

San Francisco’s new Board of Supervisors will hear and vote on the appeals against certifying the Environmental Impact Reports (EIR’s) for two big developments in San Francisco this afternoon, first the proposed 350-foot tower at 350 Mission and then the proposed redevelopment of Parkmerced. The EIR’s for both projects were passed by San Francisco’s Planning Read More »

542 Valley Closes For $558 Per Contemporary Square Foot

542 Valley Closes For $558 Per Contemporary Square Foot

Listed for $2,995,000 in 2008 but taken back by the bank this past October with $1,648,285 owed on its first, the bank-owned sale of 542 Valley closed escrow yesterday with an “over asking” contract price of $1,701,000. Call it $558 per foot for the 3,051 square foot home which was rebuilt by Len Brackett in Read More »

S&P/Case-Shiller: San Francisco Value Decline Accelerates In January

S&P/Case-Shiller: San Francisco Value Decline Accelerates In January

According to the January 2011 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA fell 1.8% from December ’10 to January ’11, down 38.9% from a peak in May 2006 and down 1.7% on a year-over-year (YOY) basis, a steady slide from the 18.3% gain reported this past May and the second Read More »

1840 Washington: Rendering, Timeline And Floor Plan Scoop

1840 Washington: Rendering, Timeline And Floor Plan Scoop

It was two and a half years ago that we first plugged you in to the plans for 26 new units at 1840 Washington and a year ago when construction commenced. And while we managed some rough renderings last year, we now have the inside scoop on the latest rendering above and most of the Read More »

The Smitten Ice Cream Scoop: T-Minus Two-ish Weeks

The Smitten Ice Cream Scoop: T-Minus Two-ish Weeks

It was a plugged-in reader that first caught the first few Proxy containers in transit with Smitten Ice Cream’s two leading the charge. Since anchored with systems and three of four “Kelvin’s” in place, it should be two-ish weeks before Smitten’s walk-up instant ice cream bar opens its roll-up door for the public. ∙ The Read More »