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Back to 2005 in Bayview?

Back to 2005 in Bayview?

Purchased for $670,000 in 2005, the 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 bedroom... Read More »

A Two-Bedroom Mission Condo Couldn’t Fetch its Below Market Rate

A Two-Bedroom Mission Condo Couldn’t Fetch its Below Market Rate

Nine months ago the Below Market Rate (BMR) deeded two-bedroom condo #403 at 1587 15th Street, “located right in the heart of the vibrant Mission/Valencia corridor” above the former 4505/Belcampo Butcher Shop and featuring “a fantastic open concept floor plan with hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen and its own... Read More »

That Designer Penthouse on Berry Is Back at $3.2 Million

That Designer Penthouse on Berry Is Back at $3.2 Million

Purchased for $2.35 million after we featured it in 2008, the designer remodeled two-bedroom penthouse #708 atop 255 Berry, which features a wood-paneled ceiling, walls and wide plank floors, returned to the market in the year of the Black Water Dragon (2012) listed for $2.6888 million. Also offered for... Read More »

Governor Brown’s Oakland Hills Home Back on the Market for $2.6M

Governor Brown’s Oakland Hills Home Back on the Market for $2.6M

The Japanese inspired Oakland Hills home at 7257 Skyline Boulevard, which we featured in late 2006 when listed for $2,600,000, and Governor Jerry Brown purchased for $2,425,000 in 2007 having “found it online,” is back on the market and about to be listed for $2,595,000. Designed by Sallie Lang of... Read More »

Flipped for 3 Percent More Than in 2014!

Flipped for 3 Percent More Than in 2014!

Purchased for $1,080,000 in November 2014, the resale of the already remodeled Portola District home at 401 Cambridge Street has closed escrow after three months on the market with a reported contract price of $1,115,000 and $841 per square foot. The apples-to-apples sale represents total appreciation of 3.2 percent... Read More »

Million Dollar Listing Sells for a Million Dollars Less

Million Dollar Listing Sells for a Million Dollars Less

On the market as an unfinished spec home with 7,000 square feet of space in the Oakland Hills for $2.65 million in 2009, 13383 Campus Drive failed to sell and was subsequently foreclosed upon, trashed and sold for $800,000 in early 2014 in need of “some work.” Rebuilt and... Read More »

A Royally Eye-Popping Sale at $3,350 per Square Foot

A Royally Eye-Popping Sale at $3,350 per Square Foot

Speaking of homes that have traded for over $10 million in San Francisco, the cooperative apartment #1601 at 1750 Taylor Street (a.k.a. The Royal Towers in Russian Hill) has just traded hands for $11.1 million, or roughly $3,350 per square foot. And that’s not even the eye-popping part. As... Read More »

Remodeled Mid-Century Listed for $232K Less in the Berkeley Hills

Remodeled Mid-Century Listed for $232K Less in the Berkeley Hills

Purchased for $2,117,000 two years ago when listed for $1,695,000, the rather exceptional Mid-Century home at 10 Atlas Place has just returned to the market in the Berkeley Hills listed for $1,885,000 ($504 per square foot). Remodeled by John Hans Ostwald, an enclosed redwood atrium leads to the four-bedroom home’s... Read More »

Unfinished Pac Heights Flip Fetches $4.7M

Unfinished Pac Heights Flip Fetches $4.7M

Purchased for $4.1 million in December of 2014 and relisted for $6.5 million the following September along with plans to transform the legal 3-unit building into a contemporary 7,000-square-foot home, “designed to be used as a single family residence,” the sale of 2620 Buchanan Street has closed escrow with... Read More »

Three Months Later and Seeking a Million More

Three Months Later and Seeking a Million More

Listed for $6.995 million last year, the sale of the five-bedroom Pacific Heights home at 2470 Broadway closed escrow with a contract price of $6.5 million three months ago. And today, the home suddenly returned to the market with a $7.488 million price tag. Originally designed by Samuel and... Read More »