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Rents Drop in SF Despite an Underground Landlords Strike

Rents Drop in SF Despite an Underground Landlords Strike

According to a reader, there is “an unofficial Landlord’s (sic) Strike” going on in San Francisco. And until San Francisco’s Supervisors change the City’s rent control rules, the “striking” landlords are no longer going to rent their properties on a long-term basis. So how’s that unofficial strike working out... Read More »

Anti-Tech Posters Now Flying in Front of Zeitgeist

Anti-Tech Posters Now Flying in Front of Zeitgeist

As we first reported a few months ago, plans for razing the Oil Changers station at 198 Valencia Street, across from Zeitgeist at the intersection of Valencia and Duboce, and building 28 new condos over 6,000 square feet of new ground floor retail space on the site were moving forward.... Read More »

Purchased Last Year, Foreclosed upon Last Week

Purchased Last Year, Foreclosed upon Last Week

Listed for “$699,000” early last year, or roughly $450 per square foot in an area where single-family homes had been selling for 75 percent more, it shouldn’t be too shocking that the “spacious Miraloma Park home with panoramic San Francisco Bay VIEWS ready for renovation!” at 701 Teresita Boulevard... Read More »

50 Percent over Asking in Presidio Heights! By Design

50 Percent over Asking in Presidio Heights! By Design

The sale of the rather pristine Mid-Century Modern infill pad at 3610 Washington Street, which was designed by William Wurster and built on the site of an adjacent home’s former tennis court in 1959, has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $11,300,001; exactly $2,000 per square foot.... Read More »

Have Sellers Started Rushing for an Exit in San Francisco?

A plugged in reader who’s in the market for a mid-seven figure home in San Francisco toured a few this weekend and reports that two agents “used the term “rushing for the exit” to describe sellers.” In related news, the inventory of single-family homes and condos listed for sale... Read More »

Designs for Building up in Bayview

Designs for Building up in Bayview

Built for a saloon in 1900, the first floor of the two-story Bayview building at 4128 Third Street was converted into McAfee’s One Hour Martinizing in 1996. A fire damaged the second-story apartment in 2013, the dry cleaner was shuttered last year, and the building currently sits vacant.  But... Read More »

On the Market for $28 Million, and Not on Broadway

On the Market for $28 Million, and Not on Broadway

While it hasn’t officially been listed, the recently modernized Pacific Heights mansion at 2250 Vallejo Street has quietly hit the market priced at $28 million, making it the most expensive house for sale in San Francisco at the moment, according to a plugged-in tipster. Originally designed by the late local... Read More »

Illicit Parking Pad Project: Phase Two

Illicit Parking Pad Project: Phase Two

Having been informed that securing approvals and a valid permit to legally add an off-street parking pad to his home could be challenging and time consuming, a Sunnyside homeowner engaged a landscaper to simply start digging, permits, plans and the City be damned (as we first reported last week).... Read More »

In For A Penny…

In For A Penny…

The single-family Sunnyside home at 698 Joost Avenue was purchased for $705,000 without a garage or off-street parking space in January of last year. Last month, the buyer of the home met with San Francisco’s Planning Department to discuss excavating the home’s sloped lot to build a parking space... Read More »

A Giant Elk And Entrepreneur Exit Noe Valley For Cow Hollow

A Giant Elk And Entrepreneur Exit Noe Valley For Cow Hollow

As we first reported when the converted Noe Valley Firehouse at 3816 22nd Street sold for $5.55 million in 2014, the buyer was technically the “Megaloceros, LLC,” behind which a tech entrepreneur was hidden. Two weeks ago, Megaloceros purchased the modern Cow Hollow home at 1864 Greenwich Street for... Read More »