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Zito Sells Marin Villa For $8.15M, Earns A Loss

Zito Sells Marin Villa For $8.15M, Earns A Loss

Purchased for $8.863 million in 2007 and listed for $11.495 million in 2012, former San Francisco Giants ace and current Oakland A’s minor league pitcher Barry Zito has sold his Marin County villa for $8.15 million. Asking $8.995 million at the time of the sale, the two-acre Kentfield estate... Read More »

Ornate Art Deco Home Sells For $3.2M In Two Weeks Time

Ornate Art Deco Home Sells For $3.2M In Two Weeks Time

Purchased for $1,832,099 in 2012 and listed for $2,850,000 two weeks ago, the sale of the ornate Art Deco home at 99 Ord has already closed escrow with a reported contract price of $3,200,000 or $1,122 per square foot. The ‘Taravellier House’ was designed by Fabre & Hildebrand and... Read More »

2% Annual Appreciation Since 2007, With A Bit Of Volatility Between

2% Annual Appreciation Since 2007, With A Bit Of Volatility Between

Purchased as new for $810,000 in July of 2007, the top-floor one-bedroom condo #411 at 310 Townsend Street resold for $575,000 in December of 2011, a 29 percent drop for the brick and timber unit across from Caltrain. Returned to the market last month listed for $899,000, the condo... Read More »

SFGate’s ‘Insane Flip’ Is Complete Fiction, Here Are The Facts

SFGate’s ‘Insane Flip’ Is Complete Fiction, Here Are The Facts

According to the current headline report and most popular story on SFGate, a two-bedroom Nob Hill condo was purchased for $690,000 in June of 2014 and flipped for $1,740,000 this past May, earning the reporter’s “award for investment of the year.” Unfortunately, the report isn’t fact but rather fiction.... Read More »

Art Deco With An Ornate Modern Kitchen On Ord

Art Deco With An Ornate Modern Kitchen On Ord

Designed by Fabre & Hildebrand and built for Justin Taravellier and his wife Marie in 1932, the ornate Art Deco home at 99 Ord and 17th Street has been repainted, both inside and out, since being purchased for $1,832,099 in 2012, but most of its original Deco details remain... Read More »

A Million More In Bernal Over The Past Four Years

A Million More In Bernal Over The Past Four Years

Purchased for $1,605,000 in October 2012, having first sold for $1,375,000 in January of 2011, the contemporary Bernal Heights home at 1755 Alabama Street returned to the market last month listed for $1,995,000. While the interior has been repainted and the exterior has weathered, it’s otherwise apples-to-apples-to-apples. And the... Read More »

Bank Aims To Double Its Money On Tenderloin Foreclosure

Bank Aims To Double Its Money On Tenderloin Foreclosure

Purchased for $308,000 in 2005, the 520-square-foot studio #1006 at The Hamilton (631 O’Farrell) in the Tenderloin was remodeled with marble counters and new cabinetry in the kitchen. And in August of 2012, the studio was taken back by the bank in a foreclosure auction with no bidders at... Read More »

High-Tech Woodside Home Fetches A Little Less Than In ’05

High-Tech Woodside Home Fetches A Little Less Than In ’05

Designed by commercial architects to withstand an 8.3 magnitude earthquake, over 70 tons of steel were used in the construction of the modern high-tech home at 240 Cinnabar Road in Woodside which was built in 1991 on three acres with views north to San Francisco and the East Bay.... Read More »

Upper Market Penthouse Sale Hints At Slowdown

Upper Market Penthouse Sale Hints At Slowdown

Purchased for $949,000 in April of 2014, the one-bedroom penthouse unit #504 atop The Century at 2200 Market Street has re-sold with a reported contract price of $1,025,018 having been re-listed for $999,000 this past May. On an apples-to-apples basis, that’s equal to average annual appreciation of 6.5 percent... Read More »

‘Over Asking’ But $100K Less Than 5 Months Ago

‘Over Asking’ But $100K Less Than 5 Months Ago

The Park Hill penthouse unit #701W which was purchased for $1.1 million five months ago returned to the market listed for $995,000 in May. This past Friday, the sale of the renovated one-bedroom quietly closed escrow with a reported contract price of $1 million, officially ‘over asking’ according to... Read More »