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Google Rumor Put To Rest As Chocolatiers Buy Mission Building

Google Rumor Put To Rest As Chocolatiers Buy Mission Building

Remember that Financial Times report that Google had quietly taken over an industrial building at 16th and Alabama and was planning to use the space to house a collection of recently aquired start-ups in the Mission? A report that was widely re-reported but which we quickly debunked?  Well, unless Google recently acquired Dandelion Chocolate (which they haven’t), it’s time to put that Financial Times’ mis-report to rest. Last Read More »

Google Rumored To Be Making A Big Move In San Francisco

Google Rumored To Be Making A Big Move In San Francisco

Rumors amongst San Francisco’s commercial brokerage community have Google in discussion to either buy the 14-acre Mission Bay parcel that Salesforce decided not to develop with 1.9 million square feet of potential office space or circling the 1.3 million square foot Transbay Tower, the foundation for which is underway. Read More »

Request “To Preserve Noe Valley’s Character And Charm” Rejected

Request “To Preserve Noe Valley’s Character And Charm” Rejected

San Francisco’s Planning Commission has voted 7-0 to reject the requested Discretionary Review (DR) for the home to be built at 645 Duncan Street, approving the designs for the new 4,820 square foot Noe Valley home as proposed. And while we’ll have to consider it a rumor for now, if a plugged-in tipster is correct, Read More »

While The Rumor Mill Was Grinding Away, No Strip Club On Castro

While The Rumor Mill Was Grinding Away, No Strip Club On Castro

While the rumor mill had been grinding away, so to speak, as we first reported last week, the group doing business as RR-SF, Inc. (a.k.a. Randy Rooster) would be presenting their plans for the old Bank of America building at 400 Castro Street (a.k.a. the former Diesel store) to the Merchants of Upper Market & Read More »

An Eleven Million Dollar Mansion Is Under Wraps Above The Haight

An Eleven Million Dollar Mansion Is Under Wraps Above The Haight

Former United States Ambassador James Hormel quietly sold his 8,000 square foot San Francisco mansion at 181 Buena Vista Avenue East for $7,200,000 early last year. While Hormel extensively remodeled and expanded the Buena Vista mansion which sits on a massive 13,555 square foot lot in the late 1980’s, the home is now undergoing a Read More »

Apple Rumor Busted But In Part Confirmed As Well

Apple Rumor Busted But In Part Confirmed As Well

Perhaps it’s a case of plans having since changed, Colliers playing coy, or simply wishful thinking that’s not to be, but the rumor of Apple filling the vacated Diesel space seems to have been busted by the Biscuit. That being said, Colliers’ comment that “Apple was not interested in the space, as it was too Read More »

Apple Has Reportedly Set Their Sights On This Castro Street Site

Apple Has Reportedly Set Their Sights On This Castro Street Site

The word on the street is a 50% jump in rent was to blame for effectively chasing Diesel from their 400 Castro Street location at the corner of Market. And if a plugged-in tipster is correct, Apple has their sights set on the space with plans to develop the old Bank of America building into Read More »

From David Sacks With Respect To 2845 Broadway (And SocketSite)

Straight from David Sacks with respect to the sale of 2845 Broadway which we first reported having sold for $20,000,000 last month but Trulia just reported having sold for $34,500,000 with “a portion of the sale…recorded as alternative personal property for tax reasons” according to their “in-the-know” sources: There’s no “tax tomfoolery”. You correctly reported Read More »

Will This Be San Francisco’s Most Expensive Home By Year’s End?

Will This Be San Francisco’s Most Expensive Home By Year’s End?

First listed for sale for $55,000,000 in 2007 having served as the 2007 Decorator Showcase Home, the seller of 2901 Broadway received a rumored four offers that year, all of which were countered at asking and all of which walked away. Having been on the market since and reduced a number of times, most recently Read More »

Sorry Hipsters, You Can’t Claim Zuckerberg As Your Own

Based on sightings of Mark Zuckerberg walking his dog and eating in neighborhood restaurants, a number of news sites have reported that the Facebook founder has purchased a pied-à-terre in “the Mission District.” Unfortunately for any Mission hipsters (or local agents) that have since claimed and re-reported Zuck as one of their own, those reports Read More »

The Godfather Of Oracle Has Set His Sights On The Marina

According to a plugged-in source, Larry Ellison’s “people” have put out feelers to a few San Francisco realtors, seeking a short-list of San Francisco homes down in the Marina which aren’t on the market but for which their owners might be willing to accept an offer they can’t refuse, much like the Bebo founders’ acquisition Read More »

While Zynga Trades Down, Pincus Trades Up

While Zynga Trades Down, Pincus Trades Up

Having sold his Cole Valley home earlier this year, and a Presidio Heights property into which he never moved (but Zynga spent $1,169,896 to purchase, install and maintain a home security system), according to a plugged-in tipster, Mark Pincus is in contract to purchase the 8,850 square foot Albert Farr designed mansion at 2950 Pacific Read More »

The Buyer Who Swiped 830 El Camino Del Mar For $9,990,000

The Buyer Who Swiped 830 El Camino Del Mar For $9,990,000

As we first reported in March: It would appear as though 830 El Camino Del Mar quietly sold for $9,990,000 last month with a listing that was “withdrawn” a week its before closing and unreported on the MLS. As plugged-in people know, the Sea Cliff home had been listed and withdrawn seventeen times without selling Read More »

Accusations Of San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Office Impropriety

Accusations Of San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Office Impropriety

Accusations of impropriety within San Francisco’s Office of the Assessor-Recorder have been lobbed over at mungpao.com. According to the site, a fundraiser and political friend of San Francisco Assessor-Recorded Phil Ting was given preferential tax bill treatment for a property purchased in 2007. The text and accusations (emphasis theirs) from mungpao: Read More »

2001 Market Street: Let’s Get Ready To Rubble And Build!

2001 Market Street: Let’s Get Ready To Rubble And Build!

Demolition and excavation permits have been granted, as a plugged-in tipster reports, a construction fence now surrounds the former S&C Ford dealership at Market and Dolores, and the Prado Group has started clearing the way for 2001 Market Street to rise. Once again, an eight story building along Market Street (stepping down to four stories Read More »