Say Hello To Your New SF Skyline

Say Hello To Your New SF Skyline

Some weekend research led us to the SkyscraperPage Forum, and a pretty incredible post by Forum member “FourOneFive” way back in 2003. Titled, “SAN FRANCISCO Rundown: Recently Completed, Under Construction, Approved, and Proposed” it’s just that, damn comprehensive, and with rendering porn galore. Today, we tip our hat to... Read More »

Damn Those Averages

First, a Dr. challenges the conventional wisdom of gauging the health of the real estate market based on “median” price appreciation, and now a Realtor in San Diego curbs some “average price” appreciation enthusiasm: “The average price for the month was $635,775, up 11% from last... Read More »

Let The Games Begin

As the Bay Area real estate market continues to evolve, so do the sales tactics. As opposed to specific offer dates and purposely under priced listings — both of which that are designed to encourage a bidding war — an increasing number of listings are actually welcoming “offers as... Read More »

New Developments: 340 – 350 Fremont

New Developments: 340 – 350 Fremont

Damion Matthews passes along renderings of the proposed and, as far as we know, yet to be named 40-story development for 340 – 350 Fremont Street. Conflicting reports on the proposed number of condos (we’ve seen mention of both 380 and 400 units), but definitely designed by Heller-Manus (other... Read More »

C.A.R. Concurs: SF Inventory Increasing

Despite what some people would like you to believe, new listings in San Francisco are outpacing sales, and housing inventory is on the rise. Don’t feel like taking our word for it? Perhaps you’ll listen to the California Association of Realtors : “Inventories have risen to 4.1... Read More »

The Bay Area Four

Four women, and four hundred and fifty million dollars in sales; it’s altogether impressive, inspirational, and (a bit) insightful. Although we have to admit, we’re not so sure the sellers of 2257 Green Street would necessarily agree with that “I always say north of California Street — you can’t... Read More »

Weekend Randomness (And Thanks)

1. Our back of the envelope calculations indicate “listed” housing inventory in San Francisco is up around 25% since the beginning of the year (but remains painfully low). Not factored in, a growing inventory of “unlisted” new development units (think Alamo Square, or 10 of the 17 units at... Read More »

Be Your Own Agent (And Get Paid Even Better)

Be Your Own Agent (And Get Paid Even Better)

BuySide Realty quietly launched in California this week under the tag line, “Where it Pays To Find Your Own Home”. The basic premise: you do the research, find the home, and determine what you want to offer while BuySide writes and manages the offer, and then guides you through... Read More »

Heads You Win,Tails You Lose

Perhaps we’re just getting soft in our old age (we didn’t make a big deal about it, but SocketSite recently turned one). We had access to the much ballyhooed PMI report on Tuesday and chose to ignore it this time around (we must admit, however, that we came very... Read More »

Google Mashes Themselves?

Google Mashes Themselves?

As noted on ReyEstate, Google has started to release real estate specific tools for mining Google Base listings. Currently not enough content (i.e. listings) to make it very useful at the moment, but as the database expands, could this one day become the ultimate “Google mashup” in the real... Read More »