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One Step Forward for Mid-Mission Development Seeking More Height

One Step Forward for Mid-Mission Development Seeking More Height

Speaking of significant projects in San Francisco with forward momentum, the City has just issued a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration (which is a good thing if you’re the developer) for the proposed 13-story apartment building to rise on the 1270 Mission Street parcel, a parcel which is currently occupied... Read More »

Foreclosed upon Failed Flip Fetches $1.9 Million in Potrero

Foreclosed upon Failed Flip Fetches $1.9 Million in Potrero

Purchased as a sound 1,307-square-foot home for $1.3 million in 2013, and then permitted for a major remodel and expansion by SS Dreambuilders LLC (no relation to SocketSite), the gutted Potrero Hill home at 837 Wisconsin Street was foreclosed upon and sold for $1,945,375 on the courthouse steps in... Read More »

Property Scofflaws in San Francisco, including an Illegal Sex Club

Property Scofflaws in San Francisco, including an Illegal Sex Club

Since the beginning of the year, nearly 900 complaints have been filed with the city, alleging an illegal use, addition or action with respect to a property or property owner in San Francisco. While the complaints have ranged from the operation of an illegal “art studio/swingers sex club” on... Read More »

Another Dreambuilders Flip Is about to Flop

Another Dreambuilders Flip Is about to Flop

Purchased for $1.3 million in September 2013, plans for a major renovation and expansion of the Noe Valley home at 639 Grand View Avenue were drawn, permits were requested, and the property was then flipped to “SS Dreambuilders LLC,” a name should sound familiar to those who are plugged-in,... Read More »

Number of Apartments and Condos in SF’s Pipeline Holds at 63K

Number of Apartments and Condos in SF’s Pipeline Holds at 63K

With new proposals for slightly fewer units of housing than finished construction last quarter, the overall pipeline of apartments and condos under development in San Francisco slipped by a hundred to 63,300. In addition to 7,000 new units of housing that are currently under construction and should be ready... Read More »

Upp Yours!  Foreclosed upon Pac Heights Landlord is Fighting Back

Upp Yours! Foreclosed upon Pac Heights Landlord is Fighting Back

The infamous Arden Van Upp has filed suit to void the $5.5 million Mortgage which led to yesterday’s foreclosure of her Pacific Heights home on Steiner Street. According to the complaint filed in Superior Court yesterday and forwarded by a plugged-in tipster, Ms. Van Upp was the victim of... Read More »

Noe Valley for Under a Million?

Noe Valley for Under a Million?

Purchased for $960,000 in 2005 and having flirted with foreclosure in 2011, the three-bedroom Noe Valley home at 374 Valley Street returned to the market listed for $1,100,000 in 2013, was in and out of contract, and finally resold for $1,050,000 in June of 2014. Soon thereafter, plans to... Read More »

Infamous Local Landlord Foreclosed upon in Pacific Heights

Infamous Local Landlord Foreclosed upon in Pacific Heights

The Pacific Heights home of the infamous Arden Van Upp, who had already been bounced from the dilapidated Bourn Mansion by way of a bankruptcy sale back in 2009, was foreclosed upon this afternoon. As we first reported about the pending sale a couple of months ago, the two-unit... Read More »

All-Cash Buyers of Luxury Homes in San Francisco to Be Identified

Concerned that secretive purchases of luxury real estate are being used to hide ill-gotten gains, the federal government launched a test program earlier this year to discover the true identities of all-cash buyers for high-end properties hidden behind an L.L.C. or other shell entity in Manhattan and Miami-Date County,... Read More »

Hayes Valley Development Grinds to a Halt, Here’s Why

Hayes Valley Development Grinds to a Halt, Here’s Why

Speaking of new developments in Hayes Valley, if it feels like construction on the 139 condos and grocery store space at 555 Fulton Street has ground to a halt, you’re not mistaken. But until the waylaid exterior glass panels for the building, a custom designed skin which features horizontally... Read More »