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Truth in Advertising

Truth in Advertising

Having been “marketed to those with Vision and Experience who can see the potential of this diamond in the rough,” the three-bedroom Noe Valley home without a garage at 374 Valley Street was purchased for $1.5 million in September of 2016. Since remodeled, “featuring luxury finishes throughout with new... Read More »

“Whoops”

“Whoops”

Purchased as an “Awesome Victorian Fixer with Spectacular Downtown Views” for $1.45 million in March of 2017, a permit to remove some decayed siding and a rotted door from the Eureka Valley home at 4547 20th Street, but not to address the home’s known foundational issues, was secured by... Read More »

Plans to Permit Illegal Remodel of Scofflaw’s Property

Plans to Permit Illegal Remodel of Scofflaw’s Property

Having secured a permit to simply conduct an “exploratory demo to determine sheetrock and termite damage,” the new owner of the Bernal Heights home at 310 Moncalm Street, which was purchased for $925,000 in November of 2015, began a full remodel and expansion of the property. Flagged by neighbors... Read More »

Refined Plans and Timing for Stonestown Galleria Redevelopment

Refined Plans and Timing for Stonestown Galleria Redevelopment

In addition to a new 45,600-square-foot Whole Foods on its second floor, the refined plans for the redevelopment of Macy’s former Stonestown Galleria location now include a 72,000-square foot “sports retail store”; ten (10) small to medium size retail spaces; and up to four new restaurants and a 12-screen... Read More »

Only in San Francisco, Take Two

Only in San Francisco, Take Two

If the whitewashing of ornate detailing and original woodwork in the name of modernizing drives you crazy, now’s the time to look away. Purchased for $2.55 million last year, the “Exceptional Eureka Valley Home” at 3751-3753 17th Street, which had been “lovingly curated” by the same owner for over... Read More »

San Francisco Sues Developer with History of Under-Permitted Work

San Francisco Sues Developer with History of Under-Permitted Work

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has just filed suit in San Francisco Superior Court against Ashok Gujral, a local real estate developer and investor accused of routinely engaging in under-permitted construction on residential properties throughout San Francisco. According to the complaint, Gujral would seek permits for simple and uncomplicated projects... Read More »

Sleek Russian Hill Remodel Nearly Fetches Its 2015 Price

Sleek Russian Hill Remodel Nearly Fetches Its 2015 Price

Remodeled with a decidedly minimalist/modern aesthetic, and to leverage its panoramic Bay View, the two-bedroom Russian Hill unit #201 at 1070 Green Street hit the market listed for $2.9 million ($1,795 per square foot) in October of 2015, the price at which the sale of the 1,616 square foot... Read More »

An Audit of SF’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Program to Date

An Audit of SF’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Program to Date

Discretely enacted in 2014, rolled out across the entire city in 2016, and expanded to increase flexibility for the inclusion of single-family homes in 2017, San Francisco’s Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) program has so far resulted in 691 applications for building permits to legally add 1,244 ADUs to existing... Read More »

A near Record-Setting Sunnyside Sale

A near Record-Setting Sunnyside Sale

Purchased as a 1,300-square-foot house, with two bedrooms and two baths, for $760,000 in October of 2007, the Sunnyside home at 643 Mangels Avenue, just below Miraloma and to the west of Glen Park, resold for $527,000 in November of 2011. Since completely rebuilt and expanded to 2,300 square... Read More »

Plans for Stonestown Galleria Redevelopment Formalized

Plans for Stonestown Galleria Redevelopment Formalized

As we first reported early last year, Macy’s was in contract to sell its 280,000-square-foot Stonestown Galleria location, which opened in 1952, to General Growth Properties, the terms of which included a temporary leaseback of the store until the plans for redeveloping the location were formalized and approved. With... Read More »