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Calling All Kings (And Queens)

Calling All Kings (And Queens)

Purchased for $330,000 in 2012, the sale of the two-unit Bayview “castle” at 53-55 Pomona Street, which has just been listed for $995,000, will likely make a headline or two when it closes escrow. But keep in mind the property sold for $880,000 in 2006 as well, a fact... Read More »

Behold The Custom Kitchen Island

Behold The Custom Kitchen Island

Purchased for $2.85 million in 2011 (having previously traded for $3.2 million in 2009), the two-bedroom Grand Residence #53D atop the Millennium Tower at 301 Mission Street has just returned to the market listed for $4,999,999, touting “hundreds of thousands of dollars of renovations” and having been “superbly improved... Read More »

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

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

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 for $4.6 million in early 2013, and then traded hands that July for $4.725 million. Listed... Read More »

Excelsior District Cottage Sells For Nearly A Million

Excelsior District Cottage Sells For Nearly A Million

Purchased for $565,000 in 2007 having been rebuilt by architect Ian Murray in 2005, the setback Excelsior District cottage at 247 Ney Street returned to the market last month listed for $859,000 and has sold for $991,800 ($902 per square foot). As we wrote about the property last month:... Read More »

Record-Setting Noe Home Sells For $2.6M Less Than Last Year

Record-Setting Noe Home Sells For $2.6M Less Than Last Year

Purchased by a young tech couple for a record setting $7 million twelve months ago, after which the couple quietly acquired the adjacent parcel to the west, upon which they were planning to build an underground addition and private urban playground, the 6,000-square-foot home at 625 Duncan Street returned... Read More »

Price Cuts For Upper Market Penthouse And A Problematic Comp?

Price Cuts For Upper Market Penthouse And A Problematic Comp?

While a one-bedroom “penthouse” condo on the fifth floor of The Century (2200 Market Street) flew off the market ten months ago for $101,000 more than the $949,000 that was paid for the unit in April of 2014, another fifth floor unit, which was also purchased for $949,000 last... Read More »

Noe Valley Space Invader House Sells For $2.6M

Noe Valley Space Invader House Sells For $2.6M

As we wrote about the Noe Valley “Space Invader” home two weeks ago: Listed for $2.25 million in 2012, the Noe Valley Victorian at 264 Clipper Street which was remodeled under the direction of Envelope Architecture + Design, and embedded with a Space Invader in the concrete out front, sold for $1.895... Read More »

Space Invader Home In Contract

Space Invader Home In Contract

Listed for $2.25 million in 2012, the Noe Valley Victorian at 264 Clipper Street which was remodeled under the direction of Envelope Architecture + Design, and embedded with a Space Invader in the concrete out front, sold for $1.895 million in January 2013. Returned to the market two weeks ago... Read More »

Quick $400K Cut For Remodeled Ashbury Heights Home

Quick $400K Cut For Remodeled Ashbury Heights Home

Purchased for $2.75 million in 2010 following the remodeling of the home’s master bath and its top floor which now includes a family/media room that plugged-in people might recognize, the Ashbury Heights home at 908 Ashbury Street returned to the market three weeks ago listed for $3.995 million, a... Read More »

Perfectly Timed And Flipped

Perfectly Timed And Flipped

While the “rarely available” two-bedroom condo at 101 Lombard just sold for $25K less than five months ago, the sale of the single-family home at 1636 Diamond Street has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $3.5 million, $1.52 million more than in late 2011 when it first... Read More »

Rarely Available Condo Sells For $25K Less Than 5 Months Ago

Rarely Available Condo Sells For $25K Less Than 5 Months Ago

As we wrote in January: Listed for $1,299,000 at the beginning of October, within three weeks the sale of the “rarely available” two-bedroom #812W at 101 Lombard Street closed escrow with a reported contract price of $1,400,000. Five weeks later on December 1, the 1,700 square-foot condo with high... Read More »

From $600K Under Asking In 2011 To $1.2M More Today?

From $600K Under Asking In 2011 To $1.2M More Today?

Newly built and listed for $2,590,000 in late 2010, the 3,500-square-foot “state-of-the-art” home at 1636 Diamond finally sold for $1,980,000 in August of 2011.  And today, the house is back on the market and listed for $3,150,000, a sale at which would represent total appreciation of 59 percent since... Read More »

Dramatic English Tudor Back On The Market In St. Francis Wood

Dramatic English Tudor Back On The Market In St. Francis Wood

Purchased for $1.9 million ten months ago having already been renovated and retrofitted, the rather dramatic English Tudor home at 141 San Pablo Avenue has just returned to the market listed for $2.475 million or 30 percent more than last March. Built in 1926, the Tudor’s original two-story living room... Read More »

Record-Setting Noe Valley Home Suddenly Back On The Market

Record-Setting Noe Valley Home Suddenly Back On The Market

Having been purchased by a young tech couple for a record setting $7 million nine months ago, and after which the couple quietly acquired the adjacent parcel to the west upon which they were planning to build an underground addition and private urban playground for their modern Noe Valley... Read More »

From $1M In 2009 To $2M In 2015 For A Mission Bay Two-Bedroom

From $1M In 2009 To $2M In 2015 For A Mission Bay Two-Bedroom

Brand new and listed for $1,150,000 in 2009, the two-bedroom Mission Bay condo #702 at 330 Mission Bay Boulevard (a.k.a. Radiance) ended up selling for $925,000, or roughly $575 per square foot, that October, with unobstructed views in three directions. Since then, the neighborhood has been built up a bit,... Read More »