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Zestimated at $8.1 Million Last Year, sold for $4.55 Million Last Week

Zestimated at $8.1 Million Last Year, sold for $4.55 Million Last Week

With a “Zestimate” of $8.1 million, the “rare and extraordinary…Telegraph Terrace Penthouse” unit #20 at 175 Francisco Street hit the market priced at $7.5 million in June of last year. Reduced to $6.5 million in September and then to $6.0 million the following month, the Telegraph Hill condo was... Read More »

Plans to Gentrify Jingletown

Plans to Gentrify Jingletown

Plans to redevelop the old An-Fo Manufacturing Co building at 3129 Elmwood Avenue, on the edge of Oakland’s Jingletown, near the Fruitvale BART Station, have been approved. As envisioned, a conversion of – and addition to – the existing structure would yield a 30-unit residential development, with 9 studios,... Read More »

New S.F. Condo Sales Slipped in March but Jumped Year-Over-Year

While the number of purchase contracts signed for new condominiums in San Francisco slipped 4 percent from February to March, the sales volume in March (91) was more than twice the volume at the same time last year (39) but with a number of new sales offices having opened... Read More »

Shuttered Real Food Company Site on Sale

Shuttered Real Food Company Site on Sale

As we first reported last year: 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... Read More »

Looking to Build Up in North Beach?

Looking to Build Up in North Beach?

Recently permitted to continue being used as a 14-car parking lot for another five years, after which the lot will have to be shuttered as the ongoing use doesn’t conform to the current zoning for the site, the North Beach parcel at 65 Fresno Street (and Romolo Place) is... Read More »

Two Million Dollar Price Cut for Restoration Hardware Residence

Two Million Dollar Price Cut for Restoration Hardware Residence

Purchased by the CEO of Restoration Hardware, Gary Friedman, for $5.9 million in 2013, the Napa Valley estate dubbed “Eight Palms” at 347 South Crane Avenue in St. Helena was subsequently remodeled over the course of two years by the company’s design team and returned to the market last... Read More »

Recommendation for Affordable Housing Requirements Revealed

Recommendation for Affordable Housing Requirements Revealed

With San Francisco Supervisors having drafted two competing proposals for overhauling the percentage and mix of below market rate (BMR or “affordable”) units that developers of market rate projects are required to provide on-site or fund elsewhere in the city, in response to the passage of Proposition C and... Read More »

Major Price Cut for Mission District Development Site

Major Price Cut for Mission District Development Site

As we first reported earlier this year: Approved for a 24-unit development to rise up to six stories in height on the Mission District site, with 20 two-bedrooms and 4 one-bedrooms over a 761 square foot retail space and a garage for six cars, the 3620 Cesar Chavez Street... Read More »

Complaints Related to Airbnb-ing in S.F. Have Doubled Again

Complaints Related to Airbnb-ing in S.F. Have Doubled Again

Having more than doubled from around 250 in 2015 to over 600 in 2016, the number of formal complaints related to illegal short-term rentals in San Francisco is on pace to double again in 2017, with roughly 200 complaints filed in the first quarter of the year, which is... Read More »

Former ‘Farm’ Parcel Rezoned, on the Market as a Development Site

Former ‘Farm’ Parcel Rezoned, on the Market as a Development Site

Having successfully petitioned to re-zone the southwestern spur of the former Mission District “Farm” buildings site from Open Space (OS) to Mixed-Use Residential (MUR), with the potential for building up to 55 feet in height, the three-parcel compound known as 1499 Potrero Avenue (which includes the five buildings at... Read More »