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SocketSite Inside Scoop: Vanguard Turk Street Development

SocketSite Inside Scoop: Vanguard Turk Street Development

Despite the fact that it’s not currently advertised on their website, the Vanguard development in Hayes Valley (800 block of Turk) should be finished within the next six months (according to insiders). Additional insider details: 28 units in total with 2 bedroom units averaging ~1200 sq.ft. and offering 2... Read More »

New Condos Starting In The $400,000s?

New Condos Starting In The $400,000s?

Demolition has started to make way for construction of The Hayes, an eight-story condominium (128 units) and retail development in Hayes Valley (55 Page at Gough). It’s a long way from completion (rendering), but the “Starting in the $400,000s” is sure to get a lot of people’s attention and... Read More »

Evidence Of Another Marketing Problem

An article in Friday’s San Francisco Business Times focuses on how lenders are “falling all over themselves to throw money at ”, and characterizes Bay Area condo construction as the “darling of lenders”. Unlike Miami, where an estimated 60,000 units are in the development pipeline, San Francisco... Read More »

1635 California Street

1635 California Street

Vanguard’s marketing materials describe 1635 California Street as having a “stylish entrance lobby and elevator much like a boutique hotel”. And after making it to yesterday’s open house, we’d say “boutique hotel” fairly characterizes the “36 modern luxury residences” as well. Much like 1725 Washington, these “residences” suffer from... Read More »

Permaconstruction At Post And Masonic Presidio

Permaconstruction At Post And Masonic Presidio

A year ago construction began on a multi-unit building at the corner of Post and Masonic Presidio. After nine months workers stopped showing up. And today, the building sits unfinished and off the market (as far as we know). So our question of the day, does anybody know what... Read More »

706 Mission Sold And Mission Bay Booming

Add the 10-story office building at 706 Mission St. to the list of “older, smaller office structures snapped up by luxury housing developers” over the past couple of years (others include “the former Chronicle building at 690 Market St.; 333 Grant Ave.; 74 New Montgomery St.; and 201 Sansome... Read More »

Condo’s Going Up. Prices Coming Down?

No mention of San Francisco in today’s New York Time’s article about the impact of speculators exiting the condo market (“Farewell, Condo Cash-Outs“), but it’s still relevant. And worth a quick read. While investors made up only 9.5 percent of residential mortgages nationally in the 10 months through October,... Read More »

QuickLinks: New Condos On The Market (Or In The Works)

QuickLinks: New Condos On The Market (Or In The Works)

∙ 170 off Third (coming this summer) ∙ 1635 California Street, 30 units ∙ San Francisco Perspective: Condominium Developments Read More »

New Developments: 188 King Street

New Developments: 188 King Street

Five years ago the garment factory at 188 King Street sold for $3.6 million. There used to be a thriving garment factory at this site. When the previous owner retired, he closed the factory and sold the property to real estate speculators, who swiftly demolished the warehouse that housed... Read More »