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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 »

Twice The Price After Two Years In Pac Heights (Again)

Twice The Price After Two Years In Pac Heights (Again)

Foreclosed upon in 2009 with nearly $3 million owed at the time, the Pacific Heights home at 2523 Steiner returned to the market listed for $1,450,000 in March of 2011, was repainted three times in quick succession, and then sold for $1,260,000 that May. A little over two years... Read More »

Getty Mansion Sells For $12.5M, One Million More Than In 2002

Getty Mansion Sells For $12.5M, One Million More Than In 2002

The Pacific Heights mansion at 2900 Vallejo Street which William and Vanessa Getty purchased for $11.5 million in 2002, listed for $16 million a little over a year ago and reduced to $14.5 million in November, has just closed escrow with a reported contract price of $12.5 million. Designed... Read More »

Noe Valley Modern Fetches $3.3M And Appreciation Might Surprise

Noe Valley Modern Fetches $3.3M And Appreciation Might Surprise

Taken down to the studs and remodeled in 2005 with Architect Jonathan Feldman leading the way, the modern Noe Valley home at 2 Kronquist Court sold for $2,185,000 in early 2006 and returned to the market last month listed for $2,750,000. Yesterday, the sale of the three-bedroom, three-bath home... Read More »

Foreclosed-Upon Inner Sunset Home Sells For Sub-2005 Price

Foreclosed-Upon Inner Sunset Home Sells For Sub-2005 Price

Purchased for $765,000 in December of 2005, the 1,500 square-foot single-family home at 1554 19th Avenue was foreclosed upon last July and listed by the bank’s agent for $1,017,500 this past December. Six price cuts later, the asking price was down to $699,000 in May.  And yesterday, the sale of... Read More »

From $1.4M In 2011 To $2M In Bernal Today

From $1.4M In 2011 To $2M In Bernal Today

Purchased as new for $1,375,000 in January of 2011, the contemporary Bernal Heights home at 1755 Alabama Street, which roughly measures 2,100-square-feet, returned to the market in September of 2012 and sold for $1,605,000 that October. Today, the three-bedroom home is back on the market and listed for $1,995,000... Read More »

No Buyer For Former Mayor’s View Home Despite Sub-2008 Price

No Buyer For Former Mayor’s View Home Despite Sub-2008 Price

As we wrote about the Clarendon Heights home at 100 Palo Alto Avenue two months ago: Built for former San Francisco Mayor Elmer E. Robinson in 1953, the 4,800-square-foot Mid-Century home with “breathtaking views” at 100 Palo Alto Avenue was purchased for $5.625 million in April of 2008, resold... Read More »

Déjà Vu All Over Again On Kronquist Court

Déjà Vu All Over Again On Kronquist Court

Taken down to the studs and remodeled in 2005 with Architect Jonathan Feldman leading the way, the modern three-bedroom Noe Valley home at 2 Kronquist Court sold for $2.185 million in early 2006 while its slightly larger sister project at 8 Kronquist next door was remodeled and sold for... Read More »

275 Square Foot Room Without A View Fetches $465K

275 Square Foot Room Without A View Fetches $465K

The Book Concern Building condo #511 which measures a legal 275 square feet – that’s 16 square feet smaller than the “smallest condo in San Francisco” that made headlines when it fetched $415,000 in April – has sold for $465,000 or roughly $1,690 per square foot. Having originally been listed at $485,000, rather... Read More »

Price Reductions On The Rise In San Francisco

Price Reductions On The Rise In San Francisco

Price reductions for listed homes on the market in San Francisco are more common today than they were a year ago, with roughly 15 percent of the current listings on the MLS having experienced at least one price cut versus roughly 10 percent of the listings at the same... Read More »

Park Hill Penthouse Listed For $100K Less Than Recent Sale

Park Hill Penthouse Listed For $100K Less Than Recent Sale

Built as St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1926, with a façade that was cast as the sanatorium in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, 355 Buena Vista Avenue East was converted to the Park Hill condominiums in 1986. And the Park Hill penthouse unit #701W which was purchased for $1.1 million three months... Read More »

$450K For A 275-Square-Foot Room Without A View

$450K For A 275-Square-Foot Room Without A View

Get ready for the “OMG” headlines, stories and exclamation points as a 275-square-foot studio in San Francisco is in contract with a list price of $450,000!  Yes, that’s over $1,600 per square foot!  And it might even sell for over asking! Of course, having originally been listed for $485,000... Read More »