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Refined Designs And Timing For 400-Foot Transbay Block 9 Tower

Refined Designs And Timing For 400-Foot Transbay Block 9 Tower

The designs for the 400-foot tower and 85-foot podium to rise on Transbay Block 9, at the corner of Folsom and First, have been refined by SOM (tower) and Fougeron Architecture (podium), and the total number of residences and ratio of Below Market Rate (BMR) units within the development... Read More »

The Mayor’s Roadmap For Affordable Housing In San Francisco

The Mayor’s Roadmap For Affordable Housing In San Francisco

Speaking of the Mayor and housing, the findings and recommendations from a working group of “over 100 housing activists, advocates and experts,” which the Mayor assembled to address the state of affordable housing in San Francisco and aid the Mayor in achieving his goal of adding 10,000 units of affordable housing... Read More »

Rube Goldberg Building Poised To Be Landmarked, Tenants Evicted

Rube Goldberg Building Poised To Be Landmarked, Tenants Evicted

Against the wishes of the building’s owner, San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission is poised to recommend that the two-story R. L. Goldberg Building at 182-198 Gough Street be designated a historic landmark by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. Initiated by the residential tenants of the building who are fighting... Read More »

Noe Valley Compound Gains 43% In Four Years

Noe Valley Compound Gains 43% In Four Years

Purchased for $1,610,000 in 2011 following a down to the studs renovation and expansion, the seven-bedroom compound at 676 San Jose Avenue returned to the market this past September listed for $2,495,000. Reduced to $2,295,000 in October, the sale of 676 San Jose closed escrow yesterday with a reported contract... Read More »

Three Months Later And Flipped For $2.3 Million More

Three Months Later And Flipped For $2.3 Million More

Purchased as a three-unit building for $2.6 million three months ago and quickly remodeled as a “lavish” single-family home with gold fixtures, marble countertops and a La Cornue range in the kitchen; an outdoor living room complete with a television mounted over the new gas fireplace out back; and... Read More »

Foreclosed Upon SF Mansion Flipped For A Few Million More

Foreclosed Upon SF Mansion Flipped For A Few Million More

Purchased for $3,875,000 at the end of 2007, the nearly 8,000-square-foot Victorian at 21 Buena Vista Avenue East, which features 22 remodeled rooms, 1,700 square feet of private gallery space, and a cellar for 3,000 bottles of wine, returned to the market last year listed for $6,500,000, was reduced to $5,900,000 and briefly... Read More »

Glen Park Address, Noe Valley Price, And One Very Successful Flip

Glen Park Address, Noe Valley Price, And One Very Successful Flip

Purchased for $1,412,000 five months ago, the Glen Park home at 1750 Noe Street underwent a quick renovation, remodeling and re-positioning to “the outskirts of Noe Valley.” Listed in August for $2,698,000 with 2,300 square feet of living space, up from 1,913 square feet per its listing in May,... Read More »

Mayor Lee Signs San Francisco’s Airbnb Legislation Into Law

Mayor Ed Lee has signed San Francisco’s so-called “Airbnb ordinance” into law, officially legalizing but limiting short-term rentals in the city. As approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors by a vote of 7-4 earlier this month, the new law allows a permanent resident of the city to rent... Read More »

“Hayes Valley” Home Joins The Million Dollar Price Cut Club

“Hayes Valley” Home Joins The Million Dollar Price Cut Club

Originally listed for $4,695,000 in May, then relisted anew for $3,995,000 last month, the asking price for the newly built home at 39 Lloyd Street – an address which is technically within Hayes Valley per the Realtors’ map, but sits between Duboce Triange and the Lower Haight – has just... Read More »

Supervisors Pass Law To Regulate Tenant Buyouts In San Francisco

The proposed law to regulate and restrict the buyouts of tenants from rent-controlled apartments in San Francisco has been passed by the Board of Supervisors in a vote of 7 to 4 with Supervisors Breed, Farrell, Tang and Wiener opposing. If you’re either a tenant or landlord in San... Read More »

S.F. Will Appeal Judge’s Ruling Against Eviction Payments

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has announced that his office will appeal yesterday’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer which struck down San Francisco’s recently adopted tenant relocation law, a law which requires landlords in San Francisco who invoke the Ellis Act to pay any evicted tenants an upfront sum equal... Read More »

Two-Year Payouts For Evicted Tenants In SF Ruled Unconstitutional

San Francisco’s recently adopted law which requires landlords in San Francisco who invoke the Ellis Act to pay their evicted tenants an upfront sum equal to the difference between their current rent and a similar market-rate unit over the course of two years has been ruled unconstitutional and struck down... Read More »

Law To Regulate Tenant Buyouts In SF: Seven Key Things To Know

With tenants in rent controlled apartments reporting offers of up to $80,000 to vacate, and unreported offers of even more, a proposed law which would require the public disclosure and tracking of all tenant buyout agreements in San Francisco, and prohibit buildings which are emptied by way of a buyout... Read More »

Head Of San Francisco Tenants Union Has Died

The executive director of the San Francisco Tenants Union, Ted Gullicksen, was found dead in his bed today. From the Chronicle’s report: Several friends said they knew of no health problems with Mr. Gullicksen, who recently had been working vigorously for Proposition G, a ballot measure designed to deter... Read More »

SF’s Airbnb Law Approved, Short-Term Rentals Legalized

Supervisor Chiu’s proposed ordinance to legalize, but limit, short-term rentals in San Francisco, a so-called “Airbnb law,” has been approved by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors by a vote of 7-4 with Supervisors Avalos, Campos, Mar and Yee opposing. The new law will allow a permanent resident of San... Read More »