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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 »

A Plugged-In Reader Recommends: 119 Hancock Street

A Plugged-In Reader Recommends: 119 Hancock Street

A longtime reader recommends taking a look, and we have to agree. If not for the Bertazzoni (in the kitchen), custom sound dampening (it is the lower unit), and lighting/green technology (“…the owner is an energy conservation and lighting expert, the remodel has been designed with Green technologies and renewables”), then simply to check out Read More »

Harbor Lofts Living For Less (If You Can Find It)

Perhaps the photos don’t do it justice (it’s looking a bit cave like), and it is a relatively small one-bedroom (and a loft “one bedroom” to boot), but it’s also Harbor Lofts living for $334,383 (and that includes parking). ∙ Listing: 400 Spear St #114 (1/1) 480 sqft – $334,383 The only problem…we can’t find Read More »

My Rent Is Too High, My Rent Is Too Low, My Rent Is Just Right

My Rent Is Too High, My Rent Is Too Low, My Rent Is Just Right

We can’t vouch for its accuracy, but as a “plugged-in” reader notes, rentometer.com might help shed some light on the question of what currently constitutes market rate rents. Potential landlords and junior analysts rejoice. And as far as annual increases go (again, for what constitutes market rate), we’ve heard expectations of around 10% over the Read More »