Think You Know Noe? Now’s The Time To Tell

Purchased for $1,560,000 eight months ago, the single-family Noe Valley home at 152 Clipper Street has just returned to the market listed for $1,549,000. While short-term holds make it difficult to recoup hefty transaction costs, they do provide a nice measure of the market, apples-to-apples style (albeit in this... Read More »

Resolving To Suspend Foreclosure Activities In San Francisco

On the agenda for San Francisco’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee next week, a resolution “urging City and County officials and departments to protect homeowners from unlawful foreclosures; and urging City contractors and all mortgage and banking institutions, especially San Francisco-based Wells Fargo, to suspend foreclosure activities and... Read More »

14 Stories At 1415 Mission Street Back In Play

14 Stories At 1415 Mission Street Back In Play

As plugged-in people know, the site at 1415 Mission at the corner of 10th has been entitled for a 14-story building, the design for which Heller Manus Architects rendered. While sidelined by R&K Investments for the past two years, according to the Business Times, Martin Building Co. is in... Read More »

Is It The End Of A San Francisco Listing’s Era And Poem?

Is It The End Of A San Francisco Listing’s Era And Poem?

It would appear as though 830 El Camino Del Mar quietly sold for $9,990,000 last month with a listing that was “withdrawn” a week its before closing and unreported on the MLS. As plugged-in people know, the Sea Cliff home had been listed and withdrawn seventeen times without selling... Read More »

Buyer (And DBI) Beware

Having sold for $675,000 a year ago, and with a permit to simply remodel the kitchen and bathrooms in-kind pulled since, the single-family home at 33 Fountain was gutted instead. And while there might be plans to expand and double to size of the home, and it’s listed on... Read More »

CPMC And The City Reach Agreement For Cathedral Hill Hospital Plan

CPMC And The City Reach Agreement For Cathedral Hill Hospital Plan

With Mayor Ed Lee asking for $108 million to approve California Pacific Medical Center’s comprehensive plans, including a new medical center at Van Ness and Geary on Cathedral Hill and to rebuild St. Luke’s in the Mission, according to a statement from California Pacific CEO Warren Browner, CPMC has... Read More »

Amended America’s Cup Host Agreement Approved

Amended America’s Cup Host Agreement Approved

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a scaled-down development and host agreement for the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco with warm-up races, the World Series, scheduled to begin next month in Italy and hit San Francisco on August 21. While Piers 30-32 are back to being pit... Read More »

The One Rincon Hill Tower Two Timing, Design And Details Scoop

The One Rincon Hill Tower Two Timing, Design And Details Scoop

A plugged-in tipster over at One Rincon Hill delivers the design, timing and detailed scoop with respect to the second tower and One Rincon Hill Phase II: Construction is anticipated to start approximately June 1, 2012 and be completed in an estimated 26 months. The building design, unit size... Read More »

Think Apples-To-Apples-To-Apples

Think Apples-To-Apples-To-Apples

Having been purchased for $2,650,000 in October 2010, 2739 Larkin Street resold for $2,725,000 five months later. Returned to the market this past September listed for $2,895,000 touting “sweeping views of the GG Bridge & bay – think America’s cup!,” the music for the make whole game of musical... Read More »

Where’s Waldo The Couch?

Where’s Waldo The Couch?

With the two-bedroom 301 Main Street #14D currently rented for $4,800 per month, we don’t know if it’s the $4,950 per month asking rent for a furnished one-bedroom at the Infinity, or the furnishings themselves, that elicited the “OMG” comment from a reader. ∙ To The Infinity And Beyond... Read More »

Historic Humboldt Building (785 Market Street) Slips Into Default

Historic Humboldt Building (785 Market Street) Slips Into Default

Down the Street from the CityPlace parcels which were foreclosed upon last week, the owners of the historic Humbolt Building at 785 Market Street have slipped into default on $13.3 million interest only loan which is currently in forbearance until May first. Designed by Meyer & O’Brien in 1905,... Read More »

S&P/Case-Shiller San Francisco: Home/Condo Prices Drop In January

S&P/Case-Shiller San Francisco: Home/Condo Prices Drop In January

According to the January 2012 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA fell 2.5% from December 2011 to January 2012, down 5.9% year-over-year, down 42.5% from a peak in May 2006. For the broader 10-City composite (CSXR), home values fell 0.8% from December to... Read More »

Electrifying Mission Bay And Transbay Transit Center News

Electrifying Mission Bay And Transbay Transit Center News

As we wrote and quoted back in 2008: While Proposition 1A passed last week giving San Francisco hope of realizing a high-speed rail line, the hope that rail lines will be extended the 1.4 miles from the current Caltrain station at Fourth and King to the new Transbay Transit... Read More »

To The Infinity And Beyond 2008?

To The Infinity And Beyond 2008?

With a built-in media cabinet, Sub-Zero wine storage, and dry bar installed since purchased for $1,225,000 in June 2008, the resale of 301 Main Street #14D won’t be perfectly apples-to-apples, plus there’s a tenant in place paying $4,800 month-to-month. That being said, the Infinity two-bedroom is back on the... Read More »

San Francisco Misses Inman’s Global Homebuyers Hot Spot Cut

According to the National Association of Realtors, Canadians accounted for 23 percent of foreign buyers of U.S. real estate with Chinese accounting for the second highest share at 9 percent. And while Miami, Manhattan, Honolulu, and Las Vegas cracked the top ten most popular areas in which the foreign... Read More »