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Welcome to the Bay Area, Chip

Welcome to the Bay Area, Chip

The San Francisco 49ers new Head Coach, Chip Kelly, has just listed the five-bedroom home near Philadelphia he purchased for $1.15 million four months ago, three months before being fired by the Eagles. If Kelly is able to unload the remodeled 4,605-square-foot home for the full $1.2 million at... Read More »

When Good Trees (and City Policies) Go Bad

When Good Trees (and City Policies) Go Bad

The lone Monterey Cypress at 300 Moncada Way is a spectacular tree whose roots have caused $21,000 worth of damage to sewer pipes, the sidewalk and adjacent driveway/garage over the past fourteen years. And its roots now extend over 30 feet under the foundation of the adjacent home on... Read More »

Glen Park Lot Sells For Under $200K!

Glen Park Lot Sells For Under $200K!

As we first reported when a vacant Glen Park lot hit the market last month listed for under $200K: “Billed as a “vacant lot zoned (for a two unit building) in the Glen Park Area” with views for only $199,900, the listing for “2785 Diamond Street” also casually mentions that the... Read More »

San Francisco Landlord Tops List Of Bay Area Tax Delinquents

Of the top 500 tax delinquents in California, former CitiApartments Managing Partner and cousin of the late Walter Lembi, David M. Raynal, is number six with $2.59 million owed, the top Bay Area tax delinquent according to the State’s Franchise Tax Board. While any professional or occupational licenses held... Read More »

S.F. Mansion Suddenly Returns Listed For A Quick $875K Loss

S.F. Mansion Suddenly Returns Listed For A Quick $875K Loss

Painstakingly restored and renovated in 2002, and already a “comfortable contemporary home” according to its listing last year, the 6,000-square-foot “Grande Dame” Victorian at 1450 Masonic Avenue was purchased for $5.375 million in July of 2014. Four months later, plans to remodel the kitchen and three of its five... Read More »

A Glen Park Lot For Under $200K But Buyer Beware

A Glen Park Lot For Under $200K But Buyer Beware

Billed as a “vacant lot zoned (for a two unit building) in the Glen Park Area” with views for only $199,900, the listing for “2785 Diamond Street” also casually mentions that the buyer is “advised to investigate potential use of this property,” a piece of property which is... Read More »

Academy Of Art Accused Of Selling False Hopes

Already under fire for a slew of Planning Code violations dating back to 2005, hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid fines, and accusations of engaging in an ongoing “game of obfuscation and delay,” the Academy of Art University is now in the crosshairs for “selling art degrees and false... Read More »

Yahoo! Exec Lists Woodside ‘Pied-A-Terre’ For $7.2 Million

Yahoo! Exec Lists Woodside ‘Pied-A-Terre’ For $7.2 Million

The 3-acre Woodside estate which Yahoo!’s Chief Development Officer purchased for $5.8 million in 2013 – shortly after she and CEO Marissa Mayer penned the infamous memo which banned employees from working remotely and she started commuting to Sunnyvale from her home in New York – has just hit... Read More »

Open House Cue Cards For The Unwitting?

From the listing: “The views to the ocean and Marin Headlands are breath-taking.” And while we don’t know if the card below was placed in anticipation of a foggy day, or in case the buyer couldn’t find the featured view, from the camera of a reader’s spouse who toured... Read More »

275 Square Foot Room Without A View Fetches $465K

275 Square Foot Room Without A View Fetches $465K

The Book Concern Building condo #511 which measures a legal 275 square feet – that’s 16 square feet smaller than the “smallest condo in San Francisco” that made headlines when it fetched $415,000 in April – has sold for $465,000 or roughly $1,690 per square foot. Having originally been listed at $485,000, rather... Read More »