Nearly Sea Cliff Contemporary: Before And After With Golden Views

Nearly Sea Cliff Contemporary: Before And After With Golden Views

Purchased for $1,575,000 in early 2011, the four-level home at 101 27th Avenue which sits just outside the gates of Sea Cliff has been redesigned, renovated and modernized. The interior now features an open main floor with wide-plank Teak flooring and a center island kitchen with some rather nice... Read More »

Celebrity Top Chef Suvir Saran Coming To 10th And Market

Celebrity Top Chef Suvir Saran Coming To 10th And Market

Celebrity “Top Chef” Suvir Saran has leased 8,500 square feet at the base of NEMA on the corner of 10th and Market Streets with plans to open a yet-to-be-named restaurant “created specifically for San Franciscans.” The restaurant is slated to open in the Spring of 2014. Under Saran’s direction... Read More »

San Francisco’s Key Economic, Building, And Transportation Trends

San Francisco’s Key Economic, Building, And Transportation Trends

The summary bullet points from the Planning Department’s just completed 2012 Commerce and Industry Inventory for San Francisco which covers a 10-year time-series of data, including population, employment, wages, business growth, retails sales, government expenditures/revenues, building, and transportation trends: Read More »

Bay Area Rents Climb, East Bay Jumps 10 Percent In 3 Months

While the vacancy rate for apartments throughout the Bay Area has ticked up from 3.1 to 3.9 percent, according to Cassidy Turley the average rent has ticked up from $1,851 to $1,897 a month, two percent below its first quarter peak of $1,941. The average rent in San Francisco... Read More »

Eight Acre North Oakland Development Set To Break New Ground

Eight Acre North Oakland Development Set To Break New Ground

Having been waylaid by the BART strike, the ground breaking for Phase Two of MacArthur Station, the master-planned Transit-Oriented Development on BART’s former MacArthur Station parking lot in North Oakland, has been rescheduled for Friday, November 15 at 11am. Once again, Phase Two of the development will consist of... Read More »

Site Cleared For Kaiser Permanente’s Geary Campus Expansion

Site Cleared For Kaiser Permanente’s Geary Campus Expansion

The southwest corner of Geary and Divisadero has sat vacant since 1989 when the former gas station on the site was demolished and the adjacent 21 unit building at 1098 Divisadero Street has just been razed, clearing the way for Kaiser Permanente to construct a new 75,000 square foot... Read More »

Before And After On Dolores Street: A Modern Makeover

Before And After On Dolores Street: A Modern Makeover

Purchased for $1,263,000 in November of 2012, the Noe Valley home at 1632 Dolores Street has just returned to the market listed for $2,875,000 having been rebuilt and expanded “with the latest in designer colors and quality finishes throughout.” The kitchen within 1632 Dolores Street before and after: The... Read More »

Home Prices In San Francisco Tick Up But The Pace Is Slowing

Home Prices In San Francisco Tick Up But The Pace Is Slowing

While the pace of increases continues to slow from the record setting gains recorded in April and May, single-family home and condo values in San Francisco continued to tick up in August. According to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, single-family home values in the San Francisco MSA rose... Read More »

1400 Mission Street: 197 Affordable Condos On The Other Corner

1400 Mission Street: 197 Affordable Condos On The Other Corner

Across the street from the SoMa parcel on which the 14-story building at 1415 Mission Street is getting ready to start construction, the building permits for the condo building to rise up to fifteen stories at 1400 Mission have been issued and site work has commenced. As we first... Read More »

Number Of Homes For Sale In San Francisco Tightens Up

Down by 4 percent over the past three weeks, in line with normal seasonality, the inventory of listed homes for sale in San Francisco is back to being down on a year-over-year basis, 2 percent lower for single-family homes and 7 percent lower for condominiums. At the same time,... Read More »

Corner Of Mission And 10th Cleared For New Residential Units To Rise

Corner Of Mission And 10th Cleared For New Residential Units To Rise

The southwest corner of Mission and 10th Street has been cleared of its former parking lot and one-story garage, and with the permit for a construction crane in hand, construction of the 14-story building with 117 residential units over a garage to rise on the SoMa site at 1415... Read More »

Pending Home Sale Index Slips To 2013 Low, Down Year-Over-Year

The National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index fell 5.6 percent in September, down 1.2 percent on a year-over-year basis overall and 9.8 percent lower in the West despite a year-over-year increase in listed inventory levels. It’s the fourth month in the row the Pending Home Sales Index... Read More »

The Preliminary Designs For Ten Stories At 16th And Mission

The Preliminary Designs For Ten Stories At 16th And Mission

Once again, a 10-story building with 351 housing units, 32,000 square feet of retail and a 56,000-square-foot basement parking garage has been proposed to rise above the 16th Street Bart Station on the northeast corner of Mission Street, the preliminary design and massing for which is illustrated above and... Read More »

Destined For Dwell(ing) In Bernal Heights

Destined For Dwell(ing) In Bernal Heights

Having sold for $700,000 in 2005 as a one-bedroom with 760 square feet, as plugged-in people were aware, the single-family Bernal Heights home at 330 Banks Street was foreclosed upon in 2010, was listed for $499,900 in early 2011 and re-sold for $450,000 that May. Having been completely remodeled,... Read More »

A Move To Close All San Francisco Parks At Midnight

The hours at which San Francisco’s public parks are considered to be closed and off-limits are currently set on an ad-hoc basis, making it difficult to effectively police and enforce. On the agenda for San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors next week, an ordinance which would establish a midnight closing... Read More »