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VC Funding In The U.S. Dropped 30% Last Quarter

The Glass Half Full: Venture capital investment in the U.S. was 59% higher in the first three quarters of 2014 versus the first three quarters of 2013, with $13.9 billion invested in second quarter of 2014 alone, the second highest quarter for venture funding since the first quarter of 2001. The Glass Half Empty: Venture Read More »

San Francisco Rents Pushing Professional Firms Out Of The City

San Francisco Rents Pushing Professional Firms Out Of The City

With demand for office space in San Francisco having reached an all-time high, the average asking rent for space in the city has increased 15 percent over the past year and nearly doubled since the first quarter of 2010, up 88 percent to just under $60 per square foot.  That being said, rents remains around Read More »

San Francisco’s Flawed Airbnb Law Ready For Board Vote

Supervisor Chiu’s proposed ordinance which would legalize, but theoretically limit, short-term rental activity in San Francisco could be adopted by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this afternoon.  And neither the hosts who have been heretofore illegally renting their units, nor the housing advocates and neighbors who have been lobbying for legislation to restrict the practice, are Read More »

Redfin Rolls Out 3D Home Tours, Gimmick Or Game Changer?

While not yet available in San Francisco but coming soon, Redfin has started rolling out interactive 3D tours of homes listed by the brokerage in Seattle.  Powered by Matterport, the virtual walkthroughs are akin to “Google Street View, but for inside the home.” For an example of the Redfin 3D Walkthrough in action, see the Read More »

SF’s Record Employment Run Continues, Hiring Jumps In July

SF’s Record Employment Run Continues, Hiring Jumps In July

While the unemployment rate in San Francisco ticked up from 4.6 percent to 4.9 percent in July due to a sharp increase in the size of the city’s labor force, the largest increase in over four years, the number of San Francisco residents with jobs increased by 3,600 last month and employment in San Francisco has Read More »

A Sugar Free Holiday Tweet For Staying Plugged-In

If you’re looking for another way to stay plugged-in to a selection of our featured stories, highlights and breaking news, our twitter feed is now up and running @socketsite. Read More »

Now Trending In Noe Valley

Now Trending In Noe Valley

Speaking of Noe Valley and Duncan Street, the sale of 313 Duncan which Twitter’s co-founder Evan Williams and his wife purchased for $2,400,000 in April of 2009 has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $3,200,000. Having been remodeled a bit since its purchase in 2009 the pair of sales for 313 Duncan isn’t Read More »

Yahoo! Inks Lease For Chronicle Space And San Francisco Team

Yahoo! Inks Lease For Chronicle Space And San Francisco Team

Yahoo! has officially inked a lease for the Chronicle building space at Fifth and Mission which Square will be vacating in September and to which Yahoo! plans to move their San Francisco team later this year. In the process of “designing a cool, fun and beautiful space to inspire collaboration and innovation,” Yahoo’s office will Read More »

Revised Project Appeal Process And Tracking System Approved

Established in 1970, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is a State statue which requires local public agencies to provide analysis and disclosure of possible environmental impacts prior to the approval of building permits for a project. Exemptions from analysis can be granted for minor projects, saving much time and money, but those exemptions can Read More »

PincusVille

PincusVille

As we wrote this past November: While purchased by the Pincus family in 2009 for $8,100,000, despite a number of (mis)reports suggesting otherwise, the family never called 3855 Washington Street home. In fact, we don’t believe they ever spent a night in the Presidio Heights pad which has returned to the market listed for $8,900,000 Read More »

San Francisco Property Information Map Preview For The Plugged-In

San Francisco Property Information Map Preview For The Plugged-In

While it hasn’t officially been announced or unveiled, San Francisco’s Planning department is preparing to launch the San Francisco Property Information Map, an “innovative, user-friendly property information tool provides a single access point for a variety of useful property data, zoning and project information.” Amongst the information the San Francisco Property Information Map will yield Read More »

Now Bill Gross (And PIMCO) Does Deflation

“There has been significant flattening on the long end of the curve…This reflects the re- emergence of deflationary fears. The U.S. is at the center of de-levering as opposed to accelerating growth.” – Bill Gross via Bloomberg ∙ Pimco’s Gross Buys Treasuries Amid Deflation Concern ∙ Promoted From Comment To Post: Satchel Does Deflation Read More »

Here’s A Spot, There’s A Spot, Everywhere’s A Spot, Spot

Following the lead of new zoning plans that are already in place for a few neighborhoods, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have approved new parking legislation for throughout the city: “A new ordinance ends a rule requiring parking spaces at residential developments to be available only to tenants and opens the spaces to anyone Read More »

Yes, We’re Suckers For An Interesting Interface: Trulia Snapshot

Yes, We’re Suckers For An Interesting Interface: Trulia Snapshot

It’s not as efficient as searching, but it is likely to appeal to those who are browsing and visually inclined. And what can we say, we’re suckers for an interesting interface. ∙ Trulia Snapshot: San Francisco Read More »

Redfin Rolls Out A Few New Features Including Listing Data Downloads

Redfin Rolls Out A Few New Features Including Listing Data Downloads

A few new features were rolled out on Redfin early this morning. The one that almost had us at hello: the ability to download basic listing data for up to 500 properties at a time. As far as we’re concerned it’s a step in the right direction (in terms of freeing the data and enabling Read More »