The Top Ten Areas For New Development In San Francisco

The Top Ten Areas For New Development In San Francisco

Removing the approved redevelopments of Candlestick/Hunters Point, Treasure Island, and Park Merced from the ranking, three long-term projects which represent nearly 24,000 of the 48,000 housing units in San Francisco’s current development pipeline, the top ten areas being targeted for the near-term development of new housing in San Francisco... Read More »

A Tip Of The Cap To Our America’s Cup Youth

A Tip Of The Cap To Our America’s Cup Youth

While lackluster attendance and a qualifying Cup in which too many times only one boat has been racing has taken a bit of the bloom off San Francisco’s America’s Cup rose, glimpses of ten 45-foot boats all out on the Bay can’t help but to perk things up. So... Read More »

Rising Rates Start Reeling In Pending Home Sales

The National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index fell 1.3 percent in July with the greatest decline in the West which fell 4.9 percent and is down 0.4 percent on a year-over-year basis despite an increase in listed inventory levels. At the same time, the pace of closed... Read More »

Can You Name This Burning Man Camp?  Oh, Wait…

Can You Name This Burning Man Camp? Oh, Wait…

We’re not sure which Burning Man camp this came from, but we thought we’d pass it along. UPDATE: Our apologies for any confusion, apparently it’s not a Burning Man camp at all, but rather the “storage” unit behind the duplex for sale at 2271-2273 15th Street. Read More »

Bay Area Bike Share Program In Action

Bay Area Bike Share Program In Action

With 700 bikes spread across 70 stations in San Francisco and down the Caltrain corridor to San Jose, the Bay Area Bike Share program formally started rolling at noon on thursday. At the moment, the three most popular stations in San Francisco as measured by the least number of... Read More »

The 48,000 San Francisco Units In The Works By Neighborhood

The 48,000 San Francisco Units In The Works By Neighborhood

Roughly 1,500 new housing units were built and hit the market in San Francisco over the past four quarters. At the same time, commercial space in the city declined by 187,000 square feet as 172,000 square feet of existing space was converted to residential use. Today, there are nearly... Read More »

America’s Cup Spectator Count Isn’t Lagging, It’s Luffing

According to America’s Cup officials, around 500,000 people to date have been counted as spectators at the official race venues on San Francisco’s Marina Green and Piers 27-29 with another 500,000 or so expected to be tallied during the finals next month. While not specified, it’s likely safe to... Read More »

A Decade Of Data Points And New Peak For A Twin Peaks Home

A Decade Of Data Points And New Peak For A Twin Peaks Home

Having sold for $925,000 in 2005 and then again for $899,000 in early 2008, the touched up Twin Peaks home at 243 Romain was listed for $1,195,000 this past April. Withdrawn from the market without a sale and relisted for $995,000 in June, and then again for $975,000 in... Read More »

It’s Not About Vanity, It’s About Valuation

The proposed Warriors Arena to built upon San Francisco’s Pier 30-32 isn’t a vanity project, it’s a shrewd financial move on the part of the team’s ownership. As a plugged-in reader notes, while the Warriors franchise was purchased for $450 million in 2010, the value of the franchise has... Read More »

Saitowitz Designed Russian Hill Home Takes A Million Off The Top

Saitowitz Designed Russian Hill Home Takes A Million Off The Top

Speaking of Stanley Saitowitz designed homes, having been listed for $6,980,000 sixteen months ago, the five-story Russian Hill house at 1110 Green Street has been listed anew for $5,885,000. Black slate, etched glass, and floating features abound. Read More »

Coming Soon: Sixteen Modern Condos On 20th Street

Coming Soon: Sixteen Modern Condos On 20th Street

The sales office gallery for the sixteen Stanley Saitowitz designed Dogpatch condos at 616 20th Street is slated to open its doors mid-October. Behind the sawtooth façade, the minimalist units will feature “ultra-modern” finishes and “open-concept” layouts: Read More »

Apple’s Revised Designs For A Flagship Store On Union Square

Apple’s Revised Designs For A Flagship Store On Union Square

While Ruth Asawa’s San Francisco Fountain will still be moved to make way for Apple’s proposed flagship store on Union Square, it won’t be moved off-site if the revised designs for Apple’s store and the plaza behind are approved. Instead, the fountain will be moved “slightly to the north... Read More »

San Francisco’s Top Tier Homes And Condos Within 8% Of Peak

San Francisco’s Top Tier Homes And Condos Within 8% Of Peak

While the pace of price increases has slowed from the record setting gains in April and May, single-family home and condo values in the San Francisco MSA continued to climb in June. According to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home prices in the San Francisco MSA rose... Read More »

Nearly Sixty Percent Over Asking And Highly Engineered

Nearly Sixty Percent Over Asking And Highly Engineered

Having been listed for $1,399,000, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that sale of 367 Liberty Street sold for well “over asking” with eleven offers as the list price was at least $400,000 less than what the seller was actually seeking according to a plugged-in source. With a reported... Read More »

A Day Late To Easily Convert, So What’s The New Vacancy Worth?

A Day Late To Easily Convert, So What’s The New Vacancy Worth?

With two of three units vacant, the triplex at 1281-1285 Filbert Street was listed for $1,499,000 this past April and sold for $2,000,000 within two weeks. Having occupied the top floor two-bedroom since 2003, the tenant was paying $2,337 a month in rent. In June, San Francisco’s Condominium Lottery... Read More »