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Foreclosed upon at the Palms and Back under $1K per Foot

Foreclosed upon at the Palms and Back under $1K per Foot

Purchased for $575,000 ($832 per square foot) in 2006, the buyer of the one-bedroom unit #533 at the Palms (555 4th Street) was in default with over $270,000 in past due payments and fees owed at the end of 2015. Listed for $785,000 ($1,136 per square foot) in May... Read More »

Pre-2006 Pricing for Villa Tara in Tiburon

Pre-2006 Pricing for Villa Tara in Tiburon

Purchased for $7.6 million in early 2006, the 6,500-square-foot “Villa Tara” at 12 Tara Hill Road in Tiburon returned to the market listed for $10.9 million in 2015. Reduced to $9.5 million and then withdrawn from the MLS last March, the four-bedroom home, which features sweeping bay views and... Read More »

Million Dollar Cut for This Noe Valley Landmark

Million Dollar Cut for This Noe Valley Landmark

Purchased by a tech entrepreneur for $5.55 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, the converted Noe Valley Firehouse at 3816 22nd Street returned to the market at the end of 2015 listed for $6.898 million, touting a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” (for the third time in five years). Withdrawn from... Read More »

2015 Pricing in One of the Hottest Neighborhoods in San Francisco

2015 Pricing in One of the Hottest Neighborhoods in San Francisco

Positioned as “an excellent opportunity to purchase a beautiful new construction residence in one of the hottest neighborhoods in San Francisco,” with “contemporary finishes, excellent views, and wonderful outdoor spaces,” the 1,432-square-foot, two-bedroom Bayview condo #6 at 4132 3rd Street sold for an even million dollars, or roughly $698... Read More »

Mini Condo Listed at a Big Loss

Mini Condo Listed at a Big Loss

As we wrote about the Book Concern Building condo #511, which measures a legal 275 square feet and fetched $465,000, or roughly $1,690 per square foot, in June of 2015: Having originally been listed at $485,000, rather than artificially priced at 50 percent below comparable sales in order to... Read More »

Demand Really Dropped in San Francisco but Not Around the Bay

Demand Really Dropped in San Francisco but Not Around the Bay

Seeking to rationalize the recent drops in recorded home sales in San Francisco, a lack of inventory, seasonality and changes in the mortgage market which shifted sales at the end of 2015 have all been invoked to explain it away with the wave of a hand. So let’s take... Read More »

Coveted SoMa View Condo Fetches 3% More than in 2014

Coveted SoMa View Condo Fetches 3% More than in 2014

Listed as the most desirable one-bedroom with den floor plan at SoMa Grand, with a balcony and coveted “Views, Views, Views!” from both the living room and bedroom, 1160 Mission Street #1502 sold for $840,000, or roughly $1,100 per square foot, in March of 2014. Returned to the market... Read More »

Potrero Hill Penthouse Fetches 2014 Price

Potrero Hill Penthouse Fetches 2014 Price

Purchased for $1,635,000 in May of 2014, the two-bedroom Onyx penthouse unit #406 at 415 De Haro Street, in the flats of Potrero Hill, returned to the market listed for $1,735,888 last September, a sale at which would have represented appreciation of 6.2 percent for the well-finished condo over... Read More »

49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick Has Sold His Bay Area Home

49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick Has Sold His Bay Area Home

San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, has sold his gated San Jose home at 4903 Eastbourne Court for $3.075 million, which is roughly 3 percent more than Kaepernick had invested in the property over the past two years, having purchased the 4,600-square-foot home for $2.7 million and spent $300K... Read More »

Bernal Heights Dwell-ing Fetches $1,357 per Foot

Bernal Heights Dwell-ing Fetches $1,357 per Foot

Purchased for $1.5 million back in November of 2013, the 1,253-square-foot Dwell-ing at 330 Banks Street returned to the market listed for $1.545 million last month and has just closed escrow for $1.7 million. The sale at $1,357 per square foot represents total appreciation of 13.3 percent for the... Read More »