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Playing the Illegal Housing Card for a Holdout in Central SoMa

Playing the Illegal Housing Card for a Holdout in Central SoMa

Responding to a complaint about the illegal addition of a residential unit above the Central City Glass shop at 759 Harrison Street back in 2003, a city inspector met with the owner of the four-story building who stated that the unit had “been in place for 20-25 years” despite... Read More »

Initiative to Establish a ‘Thou Shall Not Covet’ Policy for S.F.

Initiative to Establish a ‘Thou Shall Not Covet’ Policy for S.F.

The paperwork for a ballot initiative that seeks to establish an official “Thou Shall Not Covet” policy for the City of San Francisco has been submitted to the Department of Elections. The proposed language for the deceleration, which specifically targets the movement of professional sports teams around the Bay:... Read More »

Zestimated at $8.1 Million Last Year, sold for $4.55 Million Last Week

Zestimated at $8.1 Million Last Year, sold for $4.55 Million Last Week

With a “Zestimate” of $8.1 million, the “rare and extraordinary…Telegraph Terrace Penthouse” unit #20 at 175 Francisco Street hit the market priced at $7.5 million in June of last year. Reduced to $6.5 million in September and then to $6.0 million the following month, the Telegraph Hill condo was... Read More »

Initiative to Establish a Good Neighbor Commission in San Francisco

Initiative to Establish a Good Neighbor Commission in San Francisco

The paperwork for a proposed ballot measure to establish a “Good Neighbor Commission” has been submitted to San Francisco’s Department of Elections. As envisioned, San Francisco’s existing seven-member Entertainment Commission would be renamed the “San Francisco Entertainment and Good Neighbor Commission;” an additional four commissioners would be added; and... Read More »

Short-Term Rental Certificate for Sleeping Boxes Revoked

Short-Term Rental Certificate for Sleeping Boxes Revoked

Marketed as “private micro-suites” with queen sized beds on Airbnb for $90 per night, or “sleeping boxes” according to a couple of complaints, the short-term rental registration/certificate for 4229 Moraga Street in the Outer Sunset, at which there appear to have been up to 12 listings for beds throughout... Read More »

49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick Has Sold His Bay Area Home

49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick Has Sold His Bay Area Home

San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, has sold his gated San Jose home at 4903 Eastbourne Court for $3.075 million, which is roughly 3 percent more than Kaepernick had invested in the property over the past two years, having purchased the 4,600-square-foot home for $2.7 million and spent $300K... Read More »

Why LuLu’s Shuttering Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

Why LuLu’s Shuttering Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

While the shuttering of Restaurant LuLu after 24 years at 816 Folsom Street appears to have caught some by surprise, the writing was on the wall if you knew where to look. Purchased for $1 million back in 1991, the parcel upon which the restaurant’s 8,600-square-foot building sits is... Read More »

Cab Company Seeking Legacy Business Status in San Francisco

Cab Company Seeking Legacy Business Status in San Francisco

In a sign of the times with a side of irony, the Luxor Cab Company, which has operated in San Francisco since 1928, has applied for Legacy Business status and a grant from the city. From the Planning Department’s summary of the business and application (which it’s recommending be... Read More »

Looking for a One-Bedroom in SoMa with Parking for 116 Cars?

Looking for a One-Bedroom in SoMa with Parking for 116 Cars?

Car nuts take note, the 953-square-foot one-bedroom #303 at The Palms (555 4th Street) is on market, bundled together with 116 of the parking spaces in the building’s 300-car garage. A couple of things to keep in mind: 1. if you don’t happen to need all 116 spaces, they... Read More »

Timmy Takes a Big Loss on the Sale of His Paradise Valley Pad

Timmy Takes a Big Loss on the Sale of His Paradise Valley Pad

Former San Francisco Giants ace turned Angel, Tim Lincecum, has taken a big league loss on the sale of his 11,028-square-foot home in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Purchased from former Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman, Kevin Young, for $3.4 million in 2012, Timmy listed the five-bedroom home, which features an indoor... Read More »