The Now Public Details For The Painful Situation We Posted Last Week

While we didn’t disclose the details last week, the recent buyer of a unit above an S&M enthusiast has decided to go public, perhaps as the reality of our reader’s words of wisdom with respect to litigation has set in. The first third of the buyer’s detailed public plea:... Read More »

Inner Mission North Survey Says…Thirteen Historic Districts

Inner Mission North Survey Says…Thirteen Historic Districts

Next week, San Francisco’s Planning Department will formally present the results of their Inner Mission North Survey to San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission with a motion to adopt, modify or disapprove their findings. The study area was designed “to encompass the portion of the Mission District that was directly affected by the 1906 Earthquake and Read More »

Yes You Can, Can, Can Once Again On Broadway

Yes You Can, Can, Can Once Again On Broadway

Perhaps it’s simply a fat finger error, but as a plugged-in reader notes, the “Can, Can, Can” home at 1805 Broadway which was on the market in 2009 asking $4,859,900 before quickly being reduced and withdrawn and then re-listed for two weeks earlier this year at $4,199,000 has returned to the MLS listed as “1801” Read More »

Yes, You May (A.K.A. The Kind Of Comments We Love To Read)

An excerpt from our comment of the week on the sale of 909 Tennessee: Can I take a moment to tell the world again how much I love this building and have since the first time I laid eyes upon it 16 years, six months five days ago? That was the day I moved into Read More »

Atop The Two-Unit TIC Market

Atop The Two-Unit TIC Market

As we wrote this past October: The plans to add a third story and terrace at 1372 union were first approved in 2002, renewed in 2007 (along with plans to excavate for a garage), and finished up this year. Atop the building now sits a 3,200 (plus) square foot penthouse with framed bridge views and Read More »

The United (236) States Of Easy Money And Forgiveness

The United (236) States Of Easy Money And Forgiveness

As we wrote about 236 States in July 2008: While 236 States #1 doesn’t look to be particularly large, it does look to make decent use of the space (although it’s tough to tell about storage). And to be honest, it was simply the operable windows in the kitchen that caught our eye. Listed for Read More »

The Power Of Four(s) And A Friendly Reminder

The Power Of Four(s) And A Friendly Reminder

Sure, 381 Teresita could use some updating. But it looks perfectly livable until you can. And it is a District 4 single-family four-bedroom for under four hundred a square foot. And as an aside, and while it might be a cool feature, if you happen to have a hidden escape, panic or storage room in Read More »

Two Years And A Cosmetic Upgrade Later For $31,000 $47,000 Less

Having been cosmetically renovated since purchased for $530,000 in February 2009, it’s not perfectly apples-to-apples. But the resale of 201 Harrison #210 closed escrow on 4/21 with a reported contract price of $483,000, down 10 percent ($47,000) for the two-bedroom Baycrest Towers condo over the past two years, not accounting for the renovation. ∙ Two Read More »

If You Weren’t The Winning Bidder For 2739 Larkin Six Months Ago…

If You Weren’t The Winning Bidder For 2739 Larkin Six Months Ago…

Listed for $1,995,000 last October, 13 days later the sale of 2739 Larkin closed escrow with a reported contract price of $2,650,000. Yes, 33 percent over asking. It’s now six months later, and while it’s been making the rounds quietly for at least a few weeks, yesterday 2739 Larkin was officially listed for $2,695,000. While Read More »

Vintage Mid-Century Modern At 1157 Washington

Vintage Mid-Century Modern At 1157 Washington

The single-family home at 1157 Washington just hit the market in Nob Hill listed for $995,000 and touting “original vintage Mid-Century detailing” with which we’ll concur. And while we often object to the de-vintification of Mid-Century designs, in this case we wouldn’t, especially with respect to the bathrooms. But please don’t pull that staircase. And Read More »

No, This Wasn’t In Florida But Rather On…

No, This Wasn’t In Florida But Rather On…

As we wrote in January: In April 2007 the Inner Mission fixer at 1376 Florida sold for $700,000. Since then “fully approved plans” have been secured and “permits are ready to be issued” for rebuilding the property as two “low energy condominiums” totaling 3,000 square feet. Returned to the market professionally priced at $850,000 early Read More »

The Score Card For 2207 Scott

The Score Card For 2207 Scott

The sale of 2207 Scott Street closed escrow yesterday with a reported contract price of $3,310,000. As we first wrote about the property last October: Purchased for $3,425,000 in May 2006 with what would appear to have been “Google money,” in 2008 the rear foundation at 2207 Scott Street was replaced, a three-quarter bath added, Read More »

The Price To Go With The Peek Inside 3843 22nd Street

The Price To Go With The Peek Inside 3843 22nd Street

Two weeks ago we gave you a sneak peek inside the rather dramatic home hidden behind the original John Anderson façade at 3843 22nd Street. And while it hadn’t yet been priced or listed at the time, it has now and the number is $1,799,000. Oh, and the first open house is tonight. ∙ Comments: Read More »

Wayne Prevails And Secures His Firehouse At 909 Tennessee

Wayne Prevails And Secures His Firehouse At 909 Tennessee

As Wayne wrote in February about his $1,310,000 bid for 909 Tennessee which San Francisco’s acting Director of Real Estate had represented as having fallen through: There’s so much I’d like to say about the deal but I’m going to leave it for the moment that we’re still in escrow, we always have been, we Read More »

Si, 299 Santa Paula Avenue Has Sold

Si, 299 Santa Paula Avenue Has Sold

As we noted yesterday, the sale of 299 Santa Paula Avenue has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $4,400,000. As plugged-in people might recall, the muy sweet 10,853 square foot St. Francis Wood villa had been listed for $5,900,000 in February 2009 and was briefly in contract soon thereafter at a rumored price Read More »