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Art Agnos’ Open Opposition To The Development Of 8 Washington

Art Agnos’ Open Opposition To The Development Of 8 Washington

Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos came out swinging today against the proposed and Planning approved 8 Washington Street development. From Agnos’ open forum letter published in the Chronicle: City leaders have been lamenting recently the continuing flight of families from San Francisco. Chronicle stories state a family earning... Read More »

It Would Have Been 50 Percent Over Had They Priced At A Million…

It Would Have Been 50 Percent Over Had They Priced At A Million…

Listed for $1,100,000 last month, the 1,810 square foot Albert Lanier designed home at 4378 Cesar Chavez quickly went into contract. As a plugged-in reader soon reported, “The sign in the Herth window says…22 offers received,” and as another reader soon followed: That’s lame. Those guys missed the price... Read More »

Simply Lip Service For Green Landscaping In San Francisco?

Simply Lip Service For Green Landscaping In San Francisco?

It’s time for a (slightly edited) guest editorial from a plugged-in reader: I am a homeowner in SF’s 11th political district. The neighborhoods in my district have the potential to be charming, but unfortunately many people think it’s OK to pave over their front yards to then use the... Read More »

For The Love (And Hate) Of Palm Trees In San Francisco

They’ve been called names. And the planting of palm trees in San Francisco can be a polarizing issue. An issue that might be short lived, for as a plugged-in reader editorializes and educates: The palms won’t be there much longer. The city has fired all their educated arborists. Those... Read More »

Guest Editorial: Redonkulous Rincon Hill Development Fees?

Guest Editorial: Redonkulous Rincon Hill Development Fees?

It’s a guest editorial from Rincon Hill resident Jamie Whitaker related to yesterday’s Board of Supervisors’ approval of $1,844,273 in grants from the SOMA Community Stabilization Fund (funded by way of fees for developing within the Rincon Hill Plan Area): The SOMA Community Stabilization Fund has collected $6.6 million... Read More »

We’re Still At A Loss For Words (Unfortunately The Attorney Wasn’t)

In the words of a tipster: “I happened to see this on the news last night — and was so deeply offended by the haughty attorney…” Ditto. ∙ SF Low Income Seniors May Soon Be Evicted Read More »

Entitlement Extensions?  We Say Yes, But With A Green Twist…

Entitlement Extensions? We Say Yes, But With A Green Twist…

From J.K. Dineen with respect to many of those recently cleared but undeveloped lots now dotting the landscape in San Francisco: With residential and commercial construction stuck in a deep freeze, the San Francisco Planning Department wants to allow developers of some high-profile projects to hold off on building... Read More »

From ‘Sticky’ To ‘Slippery’ Revisted: The SocketSite Original

Technical traders and analysts often talk about support levels or a floor price. In the housing market, real estate agents talk... Read More »

When Friia Ruled San Francisco Real Estate (A Reader’s Recollection)

Our piece on 1001 California resurrected the name Vincent Friia, a flamboyant fixture of a bygone era in San Francisco (and its real estate). A reader recollects (slightly edited for republication): Whatever happened to Vincent Friia? Indeed! For those who have lived in this city for less than ten... Read More »

Promoted From Comment To Post: Satchel Does Deflation

We’re not sure whether to call it a guest editorial or a soapbox, but in either case we’re handing plugged-in reader Satchel the mike. Thanks for the questions regarding how I can be predicting deflation when everyone else seems to be saying inflation (and some price measures are pointing... Read More »