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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 –... 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... Read More »

Yahoo Unveils Underwhelming Foreclosure Center

Yahoo Unveils Underwhelming Foreclosure Center

Earlier this week Yahoo unveiled its online “Foreclosure Center.” Or more perhaps more accurately, a marketing center for RealtyTrac (and other Yahoo partners), a subscription to which is required in order to access any detailed property information. Based on a search in the Yahoo Foreclosure Center we learn that... Read More »

It’s Official: Welcome To SocketSite’s Real Estate Forums

It’s Official: Welcome To SocketSite’s Real Estate Forums

Looking for a rough idea of what it might cost for a down to the studs remodel in San Francisco? Or perhaps you’ve been wondering what’s happening with the condo conversion of Rincon Towers? Well, you’re not alone. And thanks to the SocketSite community (and Real Estate Forums), we’re... Read More »

Another Way To “Plug In” (And Never Be Off Topic Again)

We still haven’t worked out all the kinks, and we aren’t “officially” launching until Monday, but we wanted our readers to be the first to know: www.forums.socketsite.com Read More »

PropertyShark Update: More San Francisco Maps

PropertyShark Update: More San Francisco Maps

In November, PropertyShark added free access to San Francisco foreclosure listings. Today, PropertyShark enhances their offering of San Francisco based maps and data “mash-ups” (including Recent Sales, Year Built, and Price per Square Foot). We’re particularly fond of “Recent Sales” in terms of trend spotting, and “Year Built” in... Read More »

Redfin: New Maps (Virtual Earth), Areas, And More

Redfin: New Maps (Virtual Earth), Areas, And More

Redfin is live with a new mapping platform (Microsoft’s Virtual Earth), a new legend (listings in green, viewed listings in light green, and recently sold properties in blue), and expanded Bay Area coverage (“Napa, Sonoma, Santa Cruz & more Solano”). It’s a great complement to their recent upgrade of... Read More »

Going Once, Going Twice, Going Three Times…

Despite an announced “withdrawal” date of January 1, as of early this morning (1/8/07) direct public access to the San Francisco Multiple Listing Service remains active and available. Any insiders care to re-set our reader’s expectations? In related MLS search news, Redfin has upgraded their site to display open... Read More »

Zillow Adds Listings (Zlistings?)

Zillow Adds Listings (Zlistings?)

Three days ago we wrote, “Perhaps our real concern should be for the MLS itself. Without some innovative thinking about how to effectively open it up on the front end (i.e., reducing the cost/restrictions of adding/sharing listings), its years could be numbered. (Cue the growing number of alternative listing... Read More »

Geek Out With Google Earth

Speaking of non-MLS based listing/search companies, this morning Trulia joined Propsmart in exporting search results to Google Earth. Once added to Google Earth, results from your query are automatically updated once a day. And it just begs the question, has anyone done (or found) a “SketchUp” for an active... Read More »