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2% Annual Appreciation Since 2007, With A Bit Of Volatility Between

2% Annual Appreciation Since 2007, With A Bit Of Volatility Between

Purchased as new for $810,000 in July of 2007, the top-floor one-bedroom condo #411 at 310 Townsend Street resold for $575,000 in December of 2011, a 29 percent drop for the brick and timber unit across from Caltrain. Returned to the market last month listed for $899,000, the condo... Read More »

Former Socialist Party Hall Fetches $6.5M In The Mission

Former Socialist Party Hall Fetches $6.5M In The Mission

The former meeting hall at 143 Albion Street, which was once home to San Francisco’s Socialist Party, as well as to Tom Waddel, the late founder of the Gay Games, has traded hands for a reported $6.5 million. Built in 1907 and originally known as Tivoli Hall (or ‘Equality... Read More »

Albion Hall On The Market For $6.5M

Albion Hall On The Market For $6.5M

Built in 1907 as Tivoli Hall and once home to San Francisco’s Socialist Party (at which point it was known as “Equality Hall”) as well as the International Longshoreman’s Association, 143 Albion Street was seismically retrofitted and remodeled as a 4,500-square-foot home with a three-story great room in 2009.... Read More »

Park Hill Penthouse Listed For $100K Less Than Recent Sale

Park Hill Penthouse Listed For $100K Less Than Recent Sale

Built as St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1926, with a façade that was cast as the sanatorium in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, 355 Buena Vista Avenue East was converted to the Park Hill condominiums in 1986. And the Park Hill penthouse unit #701W which was purchased for $1.1 million three months... Read More »

Downtown Loft Doubles In Price, Harbors A Serious Handbag Habit

Downtown Loft Doubles In Price, Harbors A Serious Handbag Habit

Purchased for $530,000 in early 2011, the three-level loft condo #108 at 16 Jessie Street (a.k.a. One Ecker) returned to the market listed for $998,000 eight days ago and is already in contract. Expect the gain to help feed, or perhaps pay off, the seller’s rather serious handbag habit... Read More »

Battle Over Mid-Market Building And Tenant Evictions Take Two

Battle Over Mid-Market Building And Tenant Evictions Take Two

Illegally converted to “live-work” spaces over a decade ago, back when Mid-Market was a lot less desirable, San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection issued a notice to the owners of the seven-story Sterling Building at 1049 Market Street to either legalize the units or clear the building of residential... Read More »

The Appeal Of 340 Bryant Street’s Creative Conversion

The Appeal Of 340 Bryant Street’s Creative Conversion

Plans to raze the former Machine Works building at 340 Bryant Street and build up to 150-condos on the site were explored but never pursued. Instead, the then-new owners decided to pursue a conversion of the industrial building, around which the eastbound HOV lanes for the Bay Bridge on-ramp wrap,... Read More »

Millennial Buyers Rule The  Roost At Emeryville Development

Millennial Buyers Rule The Roost At Emeryville Development

It took eight years, including a two-year hiatus from 2009 to 2011 when the unsold units were lost to foreclosure, but the 424-unit Bridgewater complex in Emeryville, a complex which was originally developed as a rental property in 1988, is now officially “sold out.” A few numbers to note:... Read More »

A High-Tech Conversion Of Saint Joseph’s Church

A High-Tech Conversion Of Saint Joseph’s Church

Vacant since damaged by the Loma Prieta Earthquake in 1989, the plans to rehab the Saint Joseph’s Church, parish hall and rectory at 1401 Howard Street, and convert the church, so to speak, into an 18,000-square-foot office space with 1,300 square feet of retail and a 2,500-square-foot assembly hall... Read More »

A Dramatic Remodeling Of A Warehouse Loft

A Dramatic Remodeling Of A Warehouse Loft

Purchased for $965,000 in late 2008 with run of the mill floors and finishes and a sub-optimal use of its 1,410-square-foot space, the Oriental Warehouse loft #309 at 650 Delancey Street has been completely remodeled, with reclaimed Settlers’ Plank hardwood floors, new finishes, and a “reimagined” top floor with a... Read More »