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The Actual Cost Of Building In San Francisco

A “plugged-in” reader goes to the head of the site for his/her must read comment and insight into building a home in San Francisco. The punch line: “This is possibly one of the hardest places to build on the planet, and another reason property is expensive here. If the... Read More »

Not Just Cool But “Uber Cool” In Sunnyside

Not Just Cool But “Uber Cool” In Sunnyside

Like there’s any chance we could pass up a listing described at “uber cool.” Okay, so perhaps it was actually the pictures (and floor plans). ∙ Listing: 745 Detroit (3/2.5) – $1,700,000 Read More »

It’s Official: Welcome To SocketSite’s Real Estate Forums

It’s Official: Welcome To SocketSite’s Real Estate Forums

Looking for a rough idea of what it might cost for a down to the studs remodel in San Francisco? Or perhaps you’ve been wondering what’s happening with the condo conversion of Rincon Towers? Well, you’re not alone. And thanks to the SocketSite community (and Real Estate Forums), we’re... Read More »

We Simply Can’t Resist Heated European Towels Racks

We Simply Can’t Resist Heated European Towels Racks

We haven’t been inside (and ceiling height might be an issue on the upper floor), but we do like what we see (especially the built-ins, skylights, and kitchen). It reads like a comprehensive renovation, and seriously, we can’t resist “heated European towels racks.” ∙ Listing: 303 Montcalm (3/2.5) –... Read More »

Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Profit A New Home

Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Profit A New Home

A tipster notes that 521 Liberty has been gutted, rehabbed (new windows, doors, heating, roof, plumbing, electrical, hrdwd floors, paint, molding, kitchen, baths, and deck), and returned to the market (first open this weekend). Purchased last June for $1,161,500. On the market today for $1,950,000. ∙ Listing: 521 Liberty... Read More »

The $8,000,000 Man Renovation

The $8,000,000 Man Renovation

The Captain’s Castle (300 Sea Cliff) was in the local news last night. And according to a tipster that caught the segment, all that stuccoing and remodeling reportedly didn’t come cheap ($8,000,000). Also noted on the segment, the house has been in the possession of the current owners for... Read More »

A Clean (Yet Classic) Renovation In Sea Cliff

A Clean (Yet Classic) Renovation In Sea Cliff

It’s a “down to the studs” Sea Cliff renovation that’s modern yet classic, with clean curb appeal and solar panels on the roof. Yes, we’re fans. ∙ Listing: 287 28th Avenue (4/3.5) – $2,395,000 Read More »

Another Beautifully Restored Victorian (68 Fair Oaks)

Another Beautifully Restored Victorian (68 Fair Oaks)

It’s a beautifully restored Victorian with modern furnishings (and nice photography). We’re fans. UPDATE: And yes, there’s been a significant price cut (and apparently “light renovation”) from when this property was on the market last year. ∙ Listing: 68 Fair Oaks (5/4.5) – $3,200,000 Read More »

161 Clifford Terrace: Calling All Couch Potatoes (With Good Taste)

161 Clifford Terrace: Calling All Couch Potatoes (With Good Taste)

By no means do we consider ourselves couch potatoes, but we’d be hard-pressed to ever leave the newly remodeled living room of 161 Clifford Terrace. ∙ Listing: 161 Clifford Terrace (1/1) – $795,000 (TIC) Read More »

Just Quotes: Permit Hell In San Francisco

Just Quotes: Permit Hell In San Francisco

From the Chronicle: “A full 588 days since the permits were first submitted Engelbrecht is still waiting to receive permission to demolish the water-damaged, ramshackle 1960s house that stands on the site of their dream house . In mid-December they learned that after being on the verge of... Read More »