Making Money On The Buy (And Perhaps The Possession As Well)

Making Money On The Buy (And Perhaps The Possession As Well)

The four-unit Alamo Square building at 1164 Fulton Street was purchased for $975,000 a year ago, “occupied by un-cooperative family member who not allow showings” and with possession of the property at the time of the trust sale “negotiable.” Deemed a Historic Resource for the Alamo Square... Read More »

Will Bikes Lanes Be A Casualty Of A Head-On Collision Over Polk?

Will Bikes Lanes Be A Casualty Of A Head-On Collision Over Polk?

Having run head-on into a wall of seemingly unexpected opposition, the SFMTA has been forced to revisit their options for San Francisco’s Polk Street Improvement Project. Opposing the Agency’s plan to remove up to 170 street parking spaces along Polk Street to make way for dedicated bike lanes, the... Read More »

The House With A Conscience Returns

The House With A Conscience Returns

From the plugged-in reader who purchased the Noe Valley “house with a conscience” at 3961 25th Street for $2,850,000 back in June of 2009: Fun to read all of your comments, I bought the house and am very happy. For me it was the location (flat and close to... Read More »

San Francisco Single-Family Home Prices Tick Up, Condo Values Jump

San Francisco Single-Family Home Prices Tick Up, Condo Values Jump

San Francisco home prices ticked up in February and condo values jumped according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. According to the Index, single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA rose 0.5% from January to February 2013. Up 18.9% year-over-year, the San Francisco Index remains 32.1% below... Read More »

Pier 30-32 Revitalization Act Aims To Clear The Way For The Warriors

Pier 30-32 Revitalization Act Aims To Clear The Way For The Warriors

Pier 30-32 was granted to the City and County of San Francisco by the state in trust “for purposes of commerce, navigation, and fisheries, and subject to specified terms and conditions relating to the operation of the Port of San Francisco.” While the use of Pier 30-32 for a... Read More »

Closing In On Circa 2006 Prices At The Beacon

Closing In On Circa 2006 Prices At The Beacon

Having been purchased for $650,000 four years ago, the resale of 250 King Street #730 closed escrow on Friday with a reported contract price of $950,000 ($710 per square foot). Call it 46 percent over the purchase price for the penthouse unit with two parking spaces at the Beacon... Read More »

Dolores Park Plan Appeal: It’s Going To The Dogs (And Commission)

Dolores Park Plan Appeal: It’s Going To The Dogs (And Commission)

Earlier this month, the proposed plan for renovating Mission Dolores Park was appealed, challenging the environmental impacts of the proposed project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The seven issues the appellant raises which all boil down to the dogs with a reference to the childhood obesity pandemic... Read More »

From A Bag Of Gold In 1906 To 2,034 Troy Ounces Today

From A Bag Of Gold In 1906 To 2,034 Troy Ounces Today

Built by Henry Geilfuss for Charles Dietle in 1885 and sold for a bag of gold salvaged from the buyer’s destroyed business following the great quake in 1906, the Charles Dietle House at 294 Page Street was designated as San Francisco Landmark #48 in 1972. Purchased for $2,362,500 in... Read More »

Rebuilt Piece By Piece And Back On The Market For Ten Million More

Rebuilt Piece By Piece And Back On The Market For Ten Million More

The old Queen Anne at 2504 Jackson Street traded for $3,650,000 two years ago. Having since been taken down to the studs and rebuilt “piece by piece, system by system, from the foundation to the roof,” the now 7,260 square foot Pacific Heights home has just returned to the... Read More »

Are The Big Plans For San Francisco’s Central Corridor Big Enough?

Are The Big Plans For San Francisco’s Central Corridor Big Enough?

With a pressing need to support the City’s projected job growth and continued economic development, San Francisco’s Planning Department has spent the past two years developing the growth plan and strategy for San Francisco’s Central Corridor, “a high-demand area with excellent regional transit accessibility, adjacency to existing job centers,... Read More »

Peak To Trough And Back In The Heights

Peak To Trough And Back In The Heights

Near the end of 2007, the Lower Pacific Heights home at 1705 Broderick Street, two doors down from the Full House façade at 1709 Broderick, was purchased for $2,800,000. The 2,648 square foot Victorian returned to the market today listed for $2,895,000. Over in Bernal, 442 Anderson Street was... Read More »

Alexandria Theater Redevelopment Approved As Proposed

Alexandria Theater Redevelopment Approved As Proposed

The plans for the redevelopment of the Alexandria Theater at 5400 Geary Boulevard and construction of a “Spanish/Mediterranean” styled mixed-use building with 37 condos upon the theater’s adjacent parking on 18th Avenue have been approved as proposed. Read More »

Presenting The Real Plan For Raging On Castro Street

Presenting The Real Plan For Raging On Castro Street

While the Apple rumor was debunked, a plugged-in tipster passes along confirmation that the group doing business as RR-SF, Inc. (a.k.a. “Raging Rooster”) will be presenting their plan for the old Bank of America building at 400 Castro Street (a.k.a. the former Diesel store) to the Merchants of Upper... Read More »

The AIA’s 2013 Marin Living: Home Tours Lineup And Preview

The AIA’s 2013 Marin Living: Home Tours Lineup And Preview

Speaking of modern Bay Area homes and tours, the AIA’s 2013 Marin Living: Home Tours will open the doors to five modern homes in Marin next month. The homes to be featured, including the Multicellular House above and The Shack below: Read More »

The Modern Home At 3577 Pacific Comes Bouncing Back

The Modern Home At 3577 Pacific Comes Bouncing Back

Listed for $7,700,000 in October of 2008 following a major expansion and renovation, the Presidio Heights home at 3577 Pacific Avenue quietly sold for $4,900,000 in July of 2009. Today, the 4,264 square foot home returned to the market listed for $6,500,000 having been included on the AIA’s 2012... Read More »