Real Estate Vs. Real Behavior

A great post (and quote) brought to our attention by Ben Jones’ The Housing Bubble 2 this afternoon.  First the quote: ‘I can calculate the motions of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.’ (Sir Issac Newton having lost his shirt in the South Sea bubble, 1721) And... Read More »

Inman Stories Matures

Inman Stories Matures

Inman Stories has undergone a major growth spurt since we first highlighted it last month (Online Home “Porn”). Stories is now a full-blown digital magazine featuring “Spaces” (i.e. properties), “Places” (i.e. neighborhoods/areas), and “Faces” (i.e. real estate movers and shakers). We were particularly excited to see the recently added... Read More »

SocketSite’s Bay Area Agent Pageant

Damn it! We weren’t planning on announcing this until next week, but those type-a innovative New Yorkers at Curbed just forced our hand… Have you ever noticed how often property statements/ads seem to feature an agents picture just as prominently as the actual listing? And is it just us,... Read More »

Yerba Buena Loft Liquidation?

Yerba Buena Loft Liquidation?

Barbagelata’s two page ad in the most recent Real Estate Times features eighteen properties, of which 28% are Yerba Buena Lofts. Only three units, however, are listed on the MLS (all of which have the same listing agent). Perhaps this is an investor sensing the top of the market... Read More »

Calling All “Industry Experts”

Headlines coming out of the Inman News’ Real Estate Connect conference this afternoon: “Industry leaders predict slowing market”. To which we respond: no kidding, it’s about time, and how about some hard numbers from these so called “Experts”? So instead of simply nodding our head at the vague predictions... Read More »

Here We Go Again

Remember last May when we first suggested you take a look at the Spring PMI Risk Index? And then how two months later Kiplinger’s finally gets around to publishing a story about the report and gets all the press? Well, here’s another two-month head start for the SocketSite community…... Read More »

Mission Armory Redux?

Mission Armory Redux?

We’d be willing to bet that if you’ve ever passed by the Armory at Mission and 14th you’ve had visions of what you’d do with the empty building. And you wouldn’t be alone. Despite being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Armory has been vacant for... Read More »

To Sell, Or Not To Sell

The majority of San Franciscans are trying to figure out if (or how) they will ever buy a house in the current market, while a minority find themselves contemplating a sale of their primary residence in order to “cash out” on a bubble. CNN/Money weighs in with four options... Read More »

Refrigerator Porn

Refrigerator Porn

We present the Sub-Zero Pro 48 as a perfect excuse (or inspiration) to remodel your kitchen. And according to Land+Living, “this refrigerator conforms to the US Department of Energy’s stringent standards for residential use – consuming less energy than a 100 watt light bulb.” Now that’s cool. · Sub-Zero... Read More »