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An Affordable Yerba Buena Loft (That’s Currently Bank-Owned)

An Affordable Yerba Buena Loft (That’s Currently Bank-Owned)

Designated as one of the development’s required affordable units, the 722-square-foot unit #502 at Yerba Buena Lofts (855 Folsom Street) was purchased as new for a below market rate (BMR) price of $306,500 of 2003. In 2009, the Yerba Buena Lofts Homeowner’s Association filed a lien on unit #502... Read More »

Noe Valley for Under a Million?

Noe Valley for Under a Million?

Purchased for $960,000 in 2005 and having flirted with foreclosure in 2011, the three-bedroom Noe Valley home at 374 Valley Street returned to the market listed for $1,100,000 in 2013, was in and out of contract, and finally resold for $1,050,000 in June of 2014. Soon thereafter, plans to... Read More »

Governor Jerry Brown Sells $2.4M Oakland Hills Home for $50K Less

Governor Jerry Brown Sells $2.4M Oakland Hills Home for $50K Less

Governor Jerry Brown has just sold the Japanese inspired Oakland Hills home at 7257 Skyline Boulevard which he purchased for $2.425 million in 2007 for $2.375 million having listed it for $2.595 million earlier this year. Designed by Sallie Lang of Bliss Building, the three-bedroom, four-level home measures a... Read More »

East Bay Ghiradelli Mansion Now Listed for a Million Less

East Bay Ghiradelli Mansion Now Listed for a Million Less

Purchased for $4 million in late 2012, the 6,500-square-foot Piedmont mansion at 636 Highland Avenue, which was built for the Ghirardelli family in the early 1900’s, at which time the East Bay estate included a lot more than a third of an acre of land, returned to the market... Read More »

Banked Pacific Heights Home Fetches an Eye-Popping $13.25M

Banked Pacific Heights Home Fetches an Eye-Popping $13.25M

Purchased for $10 million in 2013, the completely remodeled home at 2755 Fillmore Street has sat empty for the past three years. And having returned to the market this past May listed for $13.25 million, or $2,577 per finished square foot, the re-sale of the Pacific Heights property has... Read More »

Russian Hill Platinum House Price Reduced $1.75 Million

Russian Hill Platinum House Price Reduced $1.75 Million

Listed for $11.25 million, or just over $2,000 per square foot, two months ago, the asking price for the designer Russian Hill home at 1209 Filbert Street, which is LEED Platinum certified, has just been reduced to $9.5 million ($1,693 per listed square foot). Designed by John Maniscalco, the... Read More »

Halsey Minor’s $20 Million Mansion Sells for $4 Million Less

Halsey Minor’s $20 Million Mansion Sells for $4 Million Less

Purchased for $20 million in 2007 and on the market since 2012 when listed for five million more, Halsey Minor’s 18,000-square-foot Presidio Heights mansion at 3800 Washington Street, which was modeled after Le Petit Trianon in Versailles France, has finally re-sold for $15.75 million. The confirmed bankruptcy sale included... Read More »

Another Big Cut for That Gutted Four Seasons Super Unit Shell

Another Big Cut for That Gutted Four Seasons Super Unit Shell

Asking $5.95 million at the end of 2014, the 2,757-square-foot unit #22A on the twenty-second floor of the Four Seasons Residences was subsequently gutted and reduced to a shell following its approval to be merged with the adjacent unit #22B and create a 3,600-square-foot “super unit”. And its price... Read More »

Stunning Pac Heights Home Sells for Over Asking and a $1.75M Loss

Stunning Pac Heights Home Sells for Over Asking and a $1.75M Loss

Purchased for $11.75 million in late 2014, the Mid-Century Modern ‘Larsen House’ at 2610 Scott Street, which was designed by renowned architect Joseph Esherick and built in 1962, has re-sold for $10 million or $2,148 per square foot. While the sale represents an apples-to-apples loss of 15 percent ($1.75... Read More »

A Surefire Way to Secure an Over Asking Sale in San Francisco

A Surefire Way to Secure an Over Asking Sale in San Francisco

Purchased for $670,000 in 2005, the subsequently remodeled Bayview home at 1426 Van Dyke Avenue resold for $630,000 in 2007. And in 2012, the property was foreclosed upon and taken back by the bank. Listed as a two-bedroom fixer, with 1,200 square feet of finished space and an unwarranted... Read More »