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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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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)... Read More »