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49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick is Selling his Home in San Jose

49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick is Selling his Home in San Jose

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, has just put his gated San Jose home at 4903 Eastbourne Court on the market for $2.895 million. Kaepernick purchased the 4,600 square foot house, which sits on a half-acre lot and features 12-foot ceilings on the first floor, for $2.7 million... Read More »

San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower Slated to Open in 2021

San Francisco’s Second Tallest Tower Slated to Open in 2021

With the ceremonial groundbreaking for the massive Oceanwide Center development in Downtown San Francisco slated for December 8, the two new towers to rise up to 910 feet in height at First and Mission Streets should be ready for occupancy in 2021. Designed by Foster + Partners in collaboration... Read More »

Warriors Win Legal Battle Over Mission Bay Arena

Warriors Win Legal Battle Over Mission Bay Arena

The Golden State Warriors have prevailed in their legal battle with the Mission Bay Alliance over the adequacy of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Warriors’ proposed 18,000-seat arena and event center to rise in San Francisco’s Mission Bay. While a Superior Court judge had affirmed the adequacy... Read More »

Refined Designs for Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Project Revealed

Refined Designs for Giants’ Massive Mission Rock Project Revealed

The conceptual design for the San Francisco Giants’ proposed 28-acre Mission Rock project, which is slated to rise up to 240 feet in height on San Francisco’s Seawall Lot 337 (a.k.a. AT&T Park’s Parking Lot A), has been refined, rendered anew and is slated to be presented to San... Read More »

Bay Area House Values Slip from Record Highs, Condos Tick Up

Bay Area House Values Slip from Record Highs, Condos Tick Up

While the Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values across the nation gained 0.4 percent from August to September, San Francisco joined Cleveland and Detroit and were the only three major Metropolitan Areas for which the index declined, slipping 0.4 percent, 0.4 percent and 0.1 percent respectively. That being said,... Read More »

Plans for an Even Bigger Downtown Oakland Tower Revealed

Plans for an Even Bigger Downtown Oakland Tower Revealed

Known as the “1314 Franklin Street Site,” the full Downtown Oakland block bounded by 13th, 14th, Franklin and Webster Streets is currently covered by a 520-space parking garage and hit the market last year positioned as a prime 1.38-acre development site in the heart of the city. While the... Read More »

Unemployment Ticks up in SF, but Employment Ticks up Even More

Unemployment Ticks up in SF, but Employment Ticks up Even More

While the unemployment rate in San Francisco ticked up from 3.3 percent in September to 3.4 percent last month, it was driven by an increase in the size of the labor force and the number of people living in the city with a job increased by 2,400 to a... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Rocket along with Probability of a Hike

Mortgage Rates Rocket along with Probability of a Hike

In a move that shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, the average rate for a 30-year mortgage rocketed up 37 basis points over the past week to 3.94 percent, which is the highest average rate in eleven months but still 3 basis points below the 3.97 percent rate... Read More »

Planning Opposes Plans for a 500-Foot Tower atop Iconic Bank

Planning Opposes Plans for a 500-Foot Tower atop Iconic Bank

San Francisco’s Planning Department has just finished its preliminary review of the proposed plans for a 500-foot tower to rise atop the iconic Crocker Bank Building at 1 Montgomery Street, a site which is theoretically zoned for development up to 250 feet in height. And in short, the Department... Read More »

Supervisors Approve Strict New Limits on Airbnb-ing in San Francisco

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has approved the proposed ordinance which would limit the number of days any unit that hasn’t already been registered with the City can be rented on a short-term basis (a.k.a. Airbnb’ed) to no more than 60 days per year, regardless of whether a rental... Read More »