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Bay Area House Values Hit a Record High, Condo Values Slip

Bay Area House Values Hit a Record High, Condo Values Slip

Having effectively stalled in May, the Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area ticked up 0.4 percent in June to a record high, surpassing the previous cycle peak recorded in May of 2006 by 4.6 percent. At the same time, the year-over-year gain for... Read More »

Price Index for New Condos in SF Drops Again

Price Index for New Condos in SF Drops Again

For the second month in a row, and following the trend we first noticed emerging last year, the price index for new construction condominiums in San Francisco, as compiled by The Mark Company, has dropped on a month-over-month basis and is running 2 percent lower versus the same time... Read More »

Real Food Company Site on the Market and Condos Could Rise

Real Food Company Site on the Market and Condos Could Rise

While currently leased to Real Food Company, the neighborhood grocery which has occupied the converted auto garage for almost twenty years, the Cow Hollow buildings at 3060 Fillmore and 2169 Filbert Street have just hit the market. The nearly 12,000 square foot site is zoned for development up to... Read More »

Redevelopment of KRON TV Site for 239 Condos Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of KRON TV Site for 239 Condos Closer to Reality

As proposed, the former KRON TV building at 1001 Van Ness Avenue, across from Tesla’s first San Francisco showroom, will be razed and a 14-story building, with 239 condos over 5,000 square feet of retail space fronting Van Ness, will rise on the Cathedral Hill site at corner of... Read More »

A New Home for Doc’s Clock Has Been Found

A New Home for Doc’s Clock Has Been Found

While Doc’s Clock is losing its lease at 2575 Mission Street, which expires next summer, plans for the 55-year-old bar to move down the street to the vacant coffee shop space at 2417 Mission are in the works. In fact, an architect has already drafted plans for the remodel... Read More »

Pace of New U.S. Home Sales above Average for First Time in 9 Years

Pace of New U.S. Home Sales above Average for First Time in 9 Years

The pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. jumped 12.4 percent from a downwardly revised annual rate of 582,000 sales in June to an annual rate of 654,000 sales in July, which is 31.3 percent higher than the rate of sales at same time last year (498,000)... Read More »

Plans to Deposit a 500-Foot Tower atop This Iconic Downtown Bank

Plans to Deposit a 500-Foot Tower atop This Iconic Downtown Bank

Plans to add a tower atop the iconic Crocker Bank Building at 1 Montgomery Street, which now sports the Wells Fargo brand, have been drafted, the development team has met with San Francisco’s Planning Department to discuss, and the preliminary designs have been submitted to the City for review.... Read More »

Bay Area Home Sales Take a Hit but Tick up in San Francisco

Bay Area Home Sales Take a Hit but Tick up in San Francisco

The number of single-family homes and condos that traded hands across the Bay Area dropped an above average 10.5 percent from June to July and the recorded sales volume (7,900) was 13.5 percent lower than at the same time last year, the fifth straight month with increasing year-over-year declines,... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Jumped Like Kris Kross in July

Bay Area Employment Jumped Like Kris Kross in July

With school year seasonality and an influx of interns in play, both the labor force and number of people living in San Francisco with a job jumped like Kris Kross in July. While the jumps were to be expected, the 9,900 person increase in the labor force was 65... Read More »

Oakland Conditionally Approves Contentious Chinatown Development

Oakland Conditionally Approves Contentious Chinatown Development

The contentious redevelopment of the entire Oakland block bound by Webster, 11th, Harrison and 12th Streets, on the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, has been approved by the City’s Planning Commission. But as a plugged-in reader notes, as a condition of its approval, the development team behind the proposed 416-unit... Read More »