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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 »

$450K For A 275-Square-Foot Room Without A View

$450K For A 275-Square-Foot Room Without A View

Get ready for the “OMG” headlines, stories and exclamation points as a 275-square-foot studio in San Francisco is in contract with a list price of $450,000!  Yes, that’s over $1,600 per square foot!  And it might even sell for over asking! Of course, having originally been listed for $485,000... Read More »

Permit For ‘Massage Parlor Parklet’ Yanked

Permit For ‘Massage Parlor Parklet’ Yanked

The permit for the Nile Cafe and Hookah Lounge’s parklet at 544 Jones Street has been revoked. No word on whether or not the operators or regular patrons of the adjacent Paradise Massage, in front of which the Nile Café’s parklet primarily sits and offers a full-frontal view of... Read More »

Price Cut For The Original Top Chef Pad

Price Cut For The Original Top Chef Pad

The very first ‘Top Chef’ home, in which the show’s Season 1 contenders lived while competing in San Francisco, the five-bedroom pad at 3159 Baker Street was listed for rent at $12,500 a month back in 2009.  And soon thereafter, the property was listed for sale asking $3,895,000, but... Read More »

Oh Laidley Lay: The Refrain

Oh Laidley Lay: The Refrain

Designed by Michael Hennessey Architecture and built by Design Line Construction, the modern four-bedroom Glen Park home at 233 Laidley Street hit the market two months ago listed for $4.2 million. Delisted three weeks later, the 3,400 square-foot home with a wall of rift-sawn oak veneer cabinetry that runs the length of the... Read More »

Rent Hunter Pence’s Loft For $4K Per Month

Rent Hunter Pence’s Loft For $4K Per Month

Hunter Pence’s 2,318-square-foot loft is back on the market as a rental and available for $3,998 a month.  Pence was trying to sell the 8th floor condo with two bedrooms, two baths and two assigned parking spaces for $524,900 in 2012. And in case you haven’t already connected the dots,... Read More »

Apparently Housing Is Now The Mayor’s Only Priority

Apparently Housing Is Now The Mayor’s Only Priority

We’re not sure if it’s subtle positioning, posturing, or simply a work in progress, but as a plugged-in tipster notes, “Job Creation” and “Public Safety” have just been removed from the list of “Priorities” on the Office of the Mayor’s website and only “Housing” remains under the tab. Read More »

Potential For A $7.5M “Super Unit” In The Four Seasons

As we first reported eight months ago: The owner of the three-bedroom condo #22A at the Four Seasons Residences in San Francisco purchased the adjoining 836 square foot one-bedroom in October of 2008 and would like to merge the two units to create a 3,743 square foot four-bedroom home.... Read More »

San Francisco Awash In Orange

San Francisco Awash In Orange

From the Ferry Building to City Hall and at least eight major points between, San Francisco will be lit up in Orange this evening in support of the Giants, as captured last night in a 30-second video by steelblue.  And if you’re not a fan of the team, just... Read More »

Speaking To A Different San Francisco, Bay Guardian Says Goodbye

Speaking To A Different San Francisco, Bay Guardian Says Goodbye

A “leading voice for progressive San Francisco since 1966,” the San Francisco Bay Guardian is being shuttered by its parent company and the paper will circulate its final issue tomorrow.  From the publication’s farewell, all that remains on the Bay Guardian’s site: As a company, we are proud of... Read More »

New Lows In Fight Over Neighboring Home’s Height

New Lows In Fight Over Neighboring Home’s Height

Sitting vacant since damaged by a fire in 2010, the renovation plans for 2853-2857 Broderick Street included raising the height of the two-unit Cow Hollow property by 3 feet to install a new two-car garage below.  And in March of 2013, the house was successfully raised following the issuance... Read More »

Cost To Build Affordable Housing On Sixth Street: $690K Per Unit

Cost To Build Affordable Housing On Sixth Street: $690K Per Unit

With a 99-year ground lease from the City of San Francisco for which Mercy Housing will pay a total of $99 as proposed, the projected cost of building the affordable housing development to rise on the southwest corner of Sixth and Howard is $47,333,630, which includes $4,600,000 in consideration for... Read More »

Lincecum’s Freakishly Large Paradise Pad On The Market For $4M

Lincecum’s Freakishly Large Paradise Pad On The Market For $4M

Tim Lincecum has put his 11,028-square-foot home in Arizona on the market for $3,995,500.  The  San Francisco Giants’ ace pitcher purchased the Paradise Valley pad from former Pittsburgh Pirates fist baseman Kevin Young for $3.4 million in 2012. From the LA Times with respect to Timmy’s home away from home: Within the... Read More »

Sacramento Scores New Downtown Arena And Development

Sacramento Scores New Downtown Arena And Development

Partnering with San Francisco-based JMA Ventures, the Sacramento Kings have received the blessing of Sacramento’s City Council to start construction on a 1.5-million-square-foot re-development of Sacramento Downtown Plaza, a 14-acre parcel in the heart of Sacramento’s downtown. The development will include 350,000 square feet of retail, 475,000 square feet of office,... Read More »