CATEGORY ARCHIVE: QuickLinks

April 9, 2014

Ground Broken For Development Of Entire West SoMa Block

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Big Plans For The "Short-Sited" SoMa Block At 8th And Harrison [SocketSite]
Development Of SoMa Block Financed, Shooting For Rentals In 2015 [SocketSite]

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November 21, 2011

It Must Just Be Because We're "Bearish," Why Else Would We Care?

S&P Posts Worst Losing Streak in Two Months [Bloomberg]
Kostin: S&P 500 May Fall to 1,100 [Bloomberg]
Ciao? [SocketSite]

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October 20, 2010

The Mortgage Buyback Brouhaha (So Far) In Three Easy Links

Pimco, NY Fed Said to Seek BofA Mortgage Repurchases [Bloomberg]
Fed’s ‘Weight’ Joins Mortgage Investor Bid for Relief [Bloomberg]
BofA Will ‘Defend’ Shareholders in Mortgage Buybacks [Bloomberg]

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September 30, 2010

QuickLinks: Term Sheet For San Francisco's Bid For America’s Cup

Term Sheet For Hosting 34th America’s Cup In San Francisco [oewd.org]
Mayor Newsom's America’s Cup Term Sheet Summary Memorandum [oewd.org]
San Francisco’s America’s Cup Fundraising And Property Pledge [SocketSite]
The Pitch To Sail The America’s Cup Into San Francisco's Bay [SocketSite]

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September 15, 2010

QuickLinks: But What About That Bottom?

U.S. Home Prices Face Three-Year Drop as Supply Gains [Bloomberg]
Home Price Double Dip Begins [CNBC]

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June 1, 2010

QuickLinks: Another Foreclosure Wave Forming Just Offshore?

New York Times Graphic: Lengthening Foreclosure Limbo

Owners Stop Paying Mortgages, and Stop Fretting [NYT]
Foreclosures shifting to affluent ZIP codes [SFGate]
Interest-only loans meteoric rise in the Bay Area [SocketSite 2005]

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May 6, 2010

QuickLinks: A Rough Day On A Skittish Street

U.S. Stocks Plunge Most in Year as ’Panic Selling’ Grips Market [Bloomberg]
2430 Scott Street: An Entirely Different Dow Theory In Action? [SocketSite]

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December 17, 2009

Same Story, Different Day, Additional Architectural Context

850 Broderick (www.SocketSite.com)

Hats Off To Zygmunt Arendt And "His House" At 850 Broderick | Comments [SocketSite]

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October 26, 2009

Whether Or Not Credits Moved The SF Market, Phase Out Hits Home

A House Response To Rising Unemployment (And Lobbyists) [SocketSite]
Nelson Says Senate to Extend, Reduce Homebuyer Credit [Bloomberg]
U.S. Stocks Retreat on Concern Housing Tax Credit to Phase Out [Bloomberg]

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August 24, 2009

QuickLinks: Same Day And Story, Two Rather Different Takes

Hotel losses mount, hurting city's coffers [SFGate]
Hotels stay booked amid recession [Examiner]

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July 6, 2009

QuickLinks: Thank Goodness That Foreclosure Crisis Is Over…

New Evidence on the Foreclosure Crisis [WSJ]
Another wave of foreclosures is poised to strike [LA Times]
A New All-Time High (Or Rather Low) For U.S. Prime Delinquencies [SocketSite]

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June 23, 2009

QuickLinks: A Foreclosure Triptych

Home Resales in U.S. Rise 2.4% in May to 4.77M Rate Amid Foreclosures [Bloomberg]
U.S. Home Prices Drop 6.8 Percent in April as Foreclosures Rise [Bloomberg]
Housing Eludes Recovery as Job Losses, Foreclosures Climb [Bloomberg]

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June 5, 2009

Simply Two Small Single-Family Homes Under Fives On A Friday

191 Chilton Avenue

∙ Listing: 191 Chilton Avenue (1/1) 443 sqft - $479,000 [MLS] [Pacific Union]
∙ Listing: 59 Winfield (0/1) 437 sqft - $435,000 [MLS]

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May 15, 2009

QuickLinks: Signs Of Bay Area Economic Life (And Discounts)

Bay Area economy shows signs of life [Business Times]
Spike in San Francisco condo sales may signal comeback [Business Times]

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April 17, 2009

QuickLinks: South Mission Bay Living By The BT Headlines

Recession slows arrival of shopping, eating venues [Business Times]
Creating nightlife a challenge for businesses, neighborhood [Business Times]

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March 30, 2009

QuickLinks: January Outlook(s) Versus April Rental Reality

Marcus & Millichap San Francisco Rental Outlook (And Quick Rebuttal) [SocketSite]
SocketSite’s Residential Real Estate Outlook For 2009 [SocketSite]
Renters rejoice: Prices falling citywide [San Francisco Examiner]

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March 19, 2009

QuickLinks: The Fed Covers The B-52’s (Legal Tender)

‘Rambo Fed’ Will Buy Treasuries to Combat Crisis [Bloomberg]
Mortgage Rates May Fall to Lowest Since WWII on Fed Purchases [Bloomberg]
Dollar Rally Crumbles as Fed Ramps Up Printing Press [Bloomberg]

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February 3, 2009

QuickLinks Headline Triptych: And So It Goes In San Francisco

U.S. Consumer Spending Falls for Sixth Straight Month [Bloomberg]
Macy’s to lay off 1,400 at S.F. headquarters [Business Times]
SocketSite’s Residential Real Estate Outlook For 2009 [SocketSite]

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January 7, 2009

San Francisco’s “2008 Luxury Tour” Scorecard To Date: No Sales

From ABC's Nightline last night: "Herding the ‘White Elephants': A look at how hard unloading a mega-mansion has become in today’s economy." Shockers. At least to those who aren't plugged-in...

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December 17, 2008

QuickLinks: Lower Rates Will Save San Francisco! Oh, Wait A Minute…

Key Rates: 12/17/08

The FOMC Speaks (And Not In Tongues): It Ain't Pretty Out There [SocketSite]
U.S. Stocks Fall on Concern Fed Is Running Out of Ammunition [Bloomberg]
Banks Show No Signs of Easing in Step With Fed’s Cuts [Bloomberg]
Mortgage Rates Left in Dust by Treasuries, Failures [Bloomberg]

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December 9, 2008

QuickLinks: CAMP (Unofficially) Reconsidered And Redesigned

CAMP: Underlay (Image Source: MARK HORTON /ARCHITECTURE)

Architects run wild with Presidio museum ideas [SFGate]
MARK HORTON /ARCHITECTURE: Current Show (CAMP: Reconsidered) [mh-a.com]
Contemporary Art Museum Presidio Design (And Fight) Take Two [SocketSite]

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December 1, 2008

QuickLinks: While The Cost Of Capital Drops, Availability Does As Well

Consumber Liquidity Squeeze (Image Source: Bloomberg)

Treasury Yields Drop to Record Lows as Bernanke Cites Buybacks [Bloomberg]
U.S. Consumers Seen Facing ‘Liquidity Squeeze’ [Bloomberg]

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November 17, 2008

QuickLinks: Three Under Four Which We'll Call The New Five (Or Six)

∙ Listing: 127 Milton (3/1) - $319,900 (Bernal) [MLS]
∙ Listing: 996 Van Ness #4 (1/1) - $319,000 (Mission) [MLS]
∙ Listing: 318 Thornton (2/1) - $376,900 (Silver Terrace) [MLS]

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October 8, 2008

QuickLinks: Everybody Cuts (But Nobody Seems To Care)

Economist Cover Spoof

Fed, ECB, Central Banks Cut Rates in Coordinated Move [Bloomberg]
U.S. Stocks Retreat as Recession Concerns Outweigh Rate Cuts [Bloomberg]

[Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s a spoof and it’s already been around the block. But we laughed. And right now, we all could use a bit of levity.]

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September 19, 2008

QuickLinks: A Bloomberg Bailout Trio (And We'll Go With Worst)

Paulson, Bernanke Expand U.S. Power to Rescue Markets [Bloomberg]
Stocks Soar Worldwide on Bank Bailout, Curb on Short Sales [Bloomberg]
Paulson Bailout Plan Is Either `Worst' Approach or `Giant Step' [Bloomberg]

Posted by socketadmin at 4:45 PM | Permalink | Comments (64) | (email story)

September 11, 2008

QuickLinks: High-Speed Rail And The Temporary Transit Terminal

High-speed rail plan a key ballot measure [SFGate]
Transit expansion hampered by new terminal [Examiner]

Posted by socketadmin at 6:15 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | (email story)

September 4, 2008

QuickLinks: A Luxury Market Triptych

Some Extra Bread To Go With That Cake At 2090 Vallejo [SocketSite 8/07]
Mansion Price Drops $7 Million; Bentley Offered on Luxury Homes [Bloomberg 9/08]
Not The Best “Investment” For Agassi In Tiburon [SocketSite 11/06]

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August 15, 2008

QuickLinks: San Francisco Gets Less Surreal, Goldman More Mortal

Carol Lloyd bids Surreal Estate Good-bye [SFGate]
Goldman, JPMorgan May Prove 'Mortal' as Earnings Drop, UBS Says [Bloomberg]

Posted by socketadmin at 4:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (9) | (email story)

August 7, 2008

QuickLinks: A Couple Of Arterra Contract Holders Seeking Assignment

$539000 1 Bed, 2 year HOA paid, $7,500 toward closing [Craigslist]
$625000 Condo for sale in Mission Bay [Craigslist]

Posted by socketadmin at 2:20 AM | Permalink | Comments (14) | (email story)

August 6, 2008

QuickLinks: That Mischievous Little Freddie Is At It Again

Freddie Posts Loss, Cuts Dividend as Slump Deepens [Bloomberg]
Pimco's Gross Says U.S. Will Rescue Fannie, Freddie [Bloomberg]

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July 21, 2008

QuickLinks: Plans For More Ferries Sailing Right Along

Commuters ready to launch [from Pier 2 in San Francisco] [Examiner]
Redwood City ferry plans sail along [Examiner]
And Of Course, How Might It Affect Property Values Around The Bay? [SocketSite]

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January 11, 2008

QuickLinks: SocketSite’s Countdown To Countrywide’s Sale Today

JustQuotes: Is The Subprime Sickness Spreading? [SocketSite 7/07]
Quicklinks: Countrywide “Materially Tightens" Underwriting Standards [SocketSite 8/07]
From Rumor To Reality: Up To 12,000 Layoffs At Countrywide [SocketSite 9/07]
Countrywide Secures Another $12 Billion As Application Volume Falls [SocketSite 9/07]
What A Difference A Year Makes For Countrywide Financial Corp [SocketSite 10/07]
Bank of America to Acquire Countrywide for $4 Billion [Bloomberg Today]

Posted by socketadmin at 9:43 AM | Permalink | Comments (17) | (email story)

December 21, 2007

QuickLinks: Europeans Go Holiday Shopping In For New York

Euro Specs

New York Condos Lure Deal-Seeking Europeans [NYT]
What’s The Scoop On Foreign Investment In San Francisco? [SocketSite]

Posted by socketadmin at 8:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (53) | (email story)

August 17, 2007

QuickLinks: 1234 Howard: A Few List Prices (And A Reader’s Review)

1234 Howard: Living Looking Out (www.SocketSite.com)

∙ Listing: 1234 Howard Street #2B (2/2) 1,279 sqft - $809,000 [MLS]
∙ Listing: 1234 Howard Street #2D (1/1) 880 sqft - $619,000 [MLS]
∙ Listing: 1234 Howard Street #2E (0/1) 436 sqft - $429,000 [MLS]
A Plugged-In Reader's Review of 1234 Howard (in the form of a comment) [SocketSite]

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February 9, 2007

QuickLinks: Our Enlightened City Hits The Journal*

San Francisco Armory (Image Source: SFArmory.com)

No Condos, Please: Old Armory Finds New Life in Porn [WSJ]
50 protest porn business inside old Mission Street armory [SFGate]
From (Proposed) Condos To Kink [SocketSite]

*Note: Full credit to a tipster for the headline.

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November 30, 2006

QuickLinks: Don’t Get Bamboozled

Bamboo leads green revolution [SFGate]
“Prices for bamboo flooring range from about $1.99 to $8 per square foot...[and] you get what you pay for. Bamboo can be as soft as fir or harder than maple, depending on when it is harvested. If it is harvested too early, say after three years instead of the preferable five or six, the bamboo will produce an inferior floor...[so] ask the manufacturer for data on the hardness of the wood.”

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August 21, 2006

QuickLinks: Two Quotes (And A Note)

Payment spikes might gore those with ARMs [SFGate]
"We've had consumers tell us they didn't know that after making 60 minimum payments on a (payment-option loan), they would owe more than they did when the loan was brand-new. They should certainly understand the basic bargain: The price of a low payment now is a much higher payment later."

High home prices hamper fed recruiters [SFGate]
“A steady climb in housing and other living costs in San Francisco and Los Angeles is making it difficult for federal agencies to recruit and retain employees in those areas, according to a report prepared by federal executives in California.” "We simply cannot find and keep enough good people. The foundation is crumbling," the report warns. [Editor’s Note: At least the foundation under the brand new 600,000 sq.ft. San Francisco Federal Building is sound…]

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July 20, 2006

QuickLinks: A Good Week For Landlords

Home prices inch up; rents rise, sales ebb [SFGate]
Eviction ruling favors landlords [SFGate]

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June 23, 2006

QuickLinks: One Tipster, Three Links

One of our favorite tipsters [email tips@socketsite.com] peppers us with a trio of links:

Fee-based realty consultants gain foothold in home sales [MarketWatch]
New Evidence Of Bay Area Real Estate Slowdown [KGO-TV]
Now What's in Store for Real Estate? [Wharton]

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June 8, 2006

QuickLinks: A Big Money Trilogy

What the rich want in a home [CNNMoney]
Affluent Americans sour on real estate [CNNMoney]
Can you still get rich in real estate? [CNNMoney]

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June 7, 2006

QuickLinks: Cause And Effect

Fed Chief Raises Inflation Concern [washingtonpost.com]
“Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke expressed more concern about rising inflation than the cooling U.S. economy yesterday, sending his strongest signal yet that interest rates are probably headed higher.”

Realtors see lower US home sales [washingtonpost.com]
“The National Association of Realtors on Tuesday lowered its forecast for U.S. home sales in 2006 and called on the Federal Reserve to stop raising interest rates because parts of the housing market are "vulnerable.""

Posted by socketadmin at 12:15 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | (email story)

April 12, 2006

QuickLinks: Technology Gone Awry

One Rincon Webcam

One Rincon Hill Webcam [onerinconhill.com]

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March 8, 2006

QuickLinks: Two Arms And A Leg (Up?)

Homeowners with ARMs face big bill jump [CNNMoney]
Getting Safely Out of ARMs Without Getting Squeezed [RealEstateJournal]
SF commission approves redevelopment plan [SFGate]

Posted by socketadmin at 10:54 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | (email story)

March 3, 2006

QuickLinks: Real Estate Acronyms (and Euphemisms)

Remember ‘Adorable’ Really Says It All? Well, the Matrix kicks off the weekend with a plethora of resources to help one understand all the real estate lingo, acronyms, abbreviations, and euphemisms. And we ‘SC’ (shamelessly copy).

Real Estate Lingo, Jargon and Acronyms Are A PITA [Matrix]
How to read a home listing [LendingTree]
Real Estate Acronyms [Acronym Guide]
A Short Guide to Real Estate Lingo and Acronyms [Realtor]

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February 28, 2006

QuickLinks: Building Up

The Infinity San Francisco

A tipster passes along the links to three new developments soon(?) to grace(?) the San Francisco skyline:

The Infinity (300 Spear) ~ 650 units
The Soma Grand (1160 Mission) ~ 246 units
One Rincon Hill (First and Harrison) ~ 695 units

Note: Last we read One Rincon Hill was on hold (something about not wanting it to fall over). And the tipster also included the following: “I thought it might be funny to do a thread on the site about stupid building names”. We'll...we’re here to please, so feel free to have at it folks.

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February 8, 2006

QuickLinks: Power To The People

A busy week for web based real estate tools:
PropertyShark Announces [PrimeZone]
Zillow Launches [Zillow.com]
Redfin’s Coming [Seattle Times]

Posted by socketadmin at 1:28 PM | Permalink | (email story)

December 15, 2005

QuickLinks: Housing Sales Slowdown

Bay Area home sales dip, but prices remain strong [SFGate]
Sales of new homes plunge [sacbee]
Resale housing market continues to cool [Auburn Journal]

Posted by socketadmin at 7:12 PM | Permalink | (email story)

November 7, 2005

QuickLinks: Grapes Of Wrath (In Reverse)

Saying Goodbye California Sun, Hello Midwest [NYT]
Time to Move On? [Kiplinger]

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October 31, 2005

QuickLinks: Six As The Magic Number

Mortgages: 6% and beyond [CNN/Money]
Real estate: Why are you paying 6%? [CNN/Money]
The 6 Percent Solution: Skip Real Estate Agents [NYT - $]

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September 14, 2005

QuickLinks: Grab-bag Wednesday

· Dwell moves from publishing to pimping (prefab homes that is) [website]
· Davis firm pushes into 'green' frontier (houses) [Business Journal]
· Are you prepared? (for a Bay Area catastrophe) [website]
· Laugh at London (but we might be next...) [animation]

Posted by socketadmin at 1:41 PM | Permalink | (email story)

September 6, 2005

QuickLinks: Earthquake Preparation

If you’re living anywhere in the Bay Area, you must be prepared for an earthquake - if not for yourself, then for your family, friends, and neighbors. A few key resources to get you started:

Earthquake Preparedness [USGS]: “Although earthquakes cannot be prevented, effective measures can be taken to reduce loss of life and damage to property that they cause.”

Make Your Own Preparedness Kit [SFGate]: “SF Gate has compiled a list of supplies the American Red Cross recommends you keep on hand.”

Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Training (NERT) [SFGov]: “Since 1990 the NERT program has trained more than 11,000 San Francisco residents to be self sufficient in a major disaster. Through this program, individuals will also learn hands-on disaster skills that will help them as members of an emergency response team.”

Earthquake Maps and Information [ABAG]: “ABAG, the Association of Bay Area Governments, is the regional planning and services agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.”

Earthquakes: Survival and Preparedness Resource [SFGate]

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August 23, 2005

QuickLinks: Lost In The Shuffle

· Newsom vows surge in new housing by 2010 [Examiner]
· New law proposed to aid neighborhood planning [Examiner]
· Online Bettors Find a New Love: Real Estate [NYT]
· Cityscape approaching its fifth anniversary [SF Cityscape]

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August 19, 2005

QuickLinks: Good, Bad, And Ugly

The Good: The tale of an eviction that turned into a home [Chronicle]
The Bad: Most overpriced home markets [CNN/Money]
The Ugly: HOW DO THEY AFFORD IT? [Chronicle]

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August 12, 2005

QuickLinks: New Housing Developments

· Condos are first step in bold terminal plan [Chronicle]
"Prices will range from the $700,000s for a small one-bedroom on a lower floor to $1.7 million and up for three-bedroom units on the 17th floor and above. Penthouse units will be even pricier, and homeowner dues for all residences will run around $700 per month."

· Housing plans for Candlestick area [Examiner]
"Signature Properties, whose 433-unit complex would just uphill from three office buildings at Executive Park, is proposing three mid-rise towers and 150 townhouses, with market rate units going for $400,000 to $700,000, with a plan to build 53 affordable homes."

· New affordable housing complex [Chronicle]
"Located at 145 Taylor St. in the Tenderloin, Curran House is the love child of a rare coupling: aesthetic style and social justice. Designed by architect David Baker for Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, the 67-unit building has been created for one of the neediest populations in the city: very low income families with children."

· Bayview may receive 600 more housing units [Examiner]
The group expects to tear down the current 275 units and replace them with up to 600 units. The new complex would have the same number of public housing units but would also include rental units, below-market-rate units and market-rate homes.

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July 29, 2005

QuickLinks: Friday update (updated)

Home Depot Approved: Hope you brought that popcorn (and a chair).
· SF Commission OK's Home Depot Plans [KRON4]
· Heated meeting over Home Depot plan [Chronicle]

PMI Risk Report: Okay, this time SocketSite was only a day earlier in reporting.
· Home value declines seen as more likely [Chronicle]

SocketSite Survey: Damn those “Industry Experts”, we want to hear from YOU.
· SocketSite’s Highly Scientific Real Estate Survey [Zoomerang]

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July 22, 2005

QuickLinks: TIC buyers take note

· Tenants union plans pickets for open houses [Examiner]
· Judge halts evictions in North Beach flats [Examiner]

Posted by socketadmin at 12:06 PM | Permalink | (email story)

July 13, 2005

QuickLinks: Green Building

Green Cities by SocketSite.com

Links to a list of America's top 10 Green Cities (we made the list), two green building projects (one urban and one suburban), and one green building product (roof blocks) are all on tap for today. And we’d love to profile some green homes in San Francisco proper, so tipsters, keep your eyes and ears open, and drop us a note, picture, or lead.

· America's Top 10 Green Cities [Green Guide]
· A Green Building Custom-Made For Two Families [NYT]
· Soft landing: After years in the air, pilot retires to a straw nest [Chronicle]
· Green Roof Blocks [Product Website]

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July 8, 2005

QuickLinks: Google Answers On Real Estate

grow-a-brain’s recent post about Google Answers got us thinking (guess that’s the point). How accurate are the answers? And what might we learn going forward...

∙ Q: Real Estate prices in San Francisco Bay Area? (May ’02) [Google]
∙ Q: Is there a real estate bubble in San Francisco Bay Area? (July ’04) [Google]
∙ Q: Purchasing real estate in 2005 or wait? (January ’05) [Google]
∙ Q: Real Estate Prices --- Leading Indicators? (April ’05) [Google]
∙ Q: To sell or not to sell? (May ’05) [Google]

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June 17, 2005

QuickLinks: Let's Be Careful Out There

"Usually (housing) cycles last for seven or eight years...Now we're in year nine or 10." (DataQuick analyst John Karevoll)

· Pace of appreciation slows, signaling possible cooling in market [Chronicle]
· The other real estate boom: Scams [Money]
· 10 Things to Know About Mortgages [Fool]

Posted by socketadmin at 10:24 AM | Permalink | (email story)

June 9, 2005

QuickLinks: Media Headlines

Hard to miss these media headlines, but just in case...

· Big apartment buildings next in eviction fight [Examiner]
· Nob Hill enclave shaken by trend [Examiner]
· Fed Chief Sees 'Reasonably Firm' Economy With 'Imbalances' [NYT]
· 30-year rates lowest in 14 months [MarketWatch]

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May 25, 2005

QuickLinks: TICs And SF Subdivision Code Section 1386

· Owners’ groups vow to fight back in eviction battle [Examiner]

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