Foreclosed Upon, Trashed And Back For $3.5 Million

Foreclosed Upon, Trashed And Back For $3.5 Million

On the market as an unfinished spec home with 7,000 square feet of space in the Oakland Hills for $2.65 million in 2009, 13383 Campus Drive failed to sell and was subsequently foreclosed upon (and trashed). Listed in need of “some work” for $1.3 million in 2013, and with tags... Read More »

Eclectic Ashbury Heights Mansion On The Market For $4.5M

Eclectic Ashbury Heights Mansion On The Market For $4.5M

Built in 1908 and since seismically upgraded, the 4,500-square-foot Buena Vista Park home at 880 Ashbury was on the market for $2.75 million in early 2011 and sold for $2.46 million that June. The four-level home is an eclectic mix of old and new, with ornate original woodwork and period details; an... Read More »

Mission District Site For 165 Affordable Units Awarded To Developers

Mission District Site For 165 Affordable Units Awarded To Developers

The development rights for the former Phoenix Continuation High School site at 1950 Mission Street, a half-block from the contentious 330-unit building proposed to rise at Mission and 16th, have been awarded to Mission Housing Development Corporation and BRIDGE Housing.  The team plans to build 165 apartments for low-income... Read More »

Two-Bedroom Noe ‘Fixer’ Fetches $2.8 Million

Two-Bedroom Noe ‘Fixer’ Fetches $2.8 Million

Purchased for $25,000 in 1969, the ‘vintage’ two-bedroom Noe Valley home at 1072 Noe hit the market last month listed for $1,898,000 as a fixer, “ready for an incredible transformation,” with an undeveloped full-length attic and an underdeveloped two-car garage “with dig-out potential.” Six bids were received, five of... Read More »

30 Van Ness Sale Authorized, 600 Units Expected To Rise

30 Van Ness Sale Authorized, 600 Units Expected To Rise

Speaking of underutilized city property, the sale of the five-story building at 30 Van Ness Avenue which sits on a Mid-Market parcel zoned for development up to 400 feet in height has been authorized by San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors with a price of no less than $87 million.... Read More »

Price Slashed For Streetlight Records Building, Owner Cashing Out

Price Slashed For Streetlight Records Building, Owner Cashing Out

After 35 years in business on Market Street, Streetlight Records is calling it quits. And while the owner of the store and property at 2350 Market had been looking for another tenant, and reportedly didn’t expect it to be a problem despite the current state of retail along the... Read More »

UPDATE: Surplus Land Ballot Measure Withdrawn But Returning

The proposed measure sponsored by Supervisors Kim, Avalos, Campos and Mar to prioritize the use of surplus and underutilized city-owned land in San Francisco for the development of “100% permanently affordable housing, including ground floor retail and community facilities and open space” has been withdrawn from the November ballot, but... Read More »

Hearing For New Tech HQ In SoMa Next Month

Hearing For New Tech HQ In SoMa Next Month

The paperwork for the building permits has been filed, the proposed development has been pre-leased to payments startup Stripe, and the public hearing which could clear the way for the 300,000-square-foot office building with open floor plans and a private “eatery” to rise at 510 Townsend Street has been... Read More »

Record U.S. Existing-Home Prices, Pace Of Sales Highest Since 2007

The seasonally adjusted pace of existing-home sales in the U.S. increased 3.2 percent from a downwardly revised 5.32 million in May to 5.49 million in June, the highest annual pace since February 2007 when the pace measured 5.79 million.  The current pace is 9.6 percent higher versus the same time... Read More »

Developer Picked For Oakland’s Shuttered Convention Center Project

Developer Picked For Oakland’s Shuttered Convention Center Project

Oakland’s City Council has picked Orton Development’s proposal for renovating and redeveloping the city’s long-shuttered 215,000-square-foot Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center across from Lake Merritt and the City will now enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement for the project. Orton’s plans include a renovation of the center’s Calvin Simmons Theatre and... Read More »

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor Building On The Market In The Mission

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor Building On The Market In The Mission

When the Roosevelt Tamale Parlor building on 24th Street in the Mission quietly traded hands for $1.85 million five months ago, the two one-bedroom flats above the restaurant were rented for $2,200 a month and the Parlor was paying $4,500 per month with a long-term lease. While the Tamale... Read More »

17,000 Square Feet Of Space And Parking For 40 Cars In Los Altos Hills

17,000 Square Feet Of Space And Parking For 40 Cars In Los Altos Hills

Built for C. Earl Dawson in 1939 on what was then a 130-acre assemblage of land purchased from the University of California in 1936, the 17,000-square-foot Rancho San Antonio estate now occupies a 5.6-acre parcel at 11627 Dawson Drive in Los Altos Hills. Purchased for $6 million in 1997,... Read More »

Seeking A New Envoy Of Beer

Seeking A New Envoy Of Beer

While reports of its imminent demise back in 2013 were well off the mark, Bistro Gambrinus at 1813 Fulton and Masonic is now on the market if you’re looking to become an envoy of beer. The asking price of $335,000 doesn’t include the building, but it does include a... Read More »

Castro & Upper Market Retail Strategy Report

Castro & Upper Market Retail Strategy Report

There are currently around 30 vacant retail spaces along the Castro and Upper Market retail corridor and the vacancy rate is hovering around 8 percent, nearly twice the city’s overall average. Inactive storefronts are offering refuge to an increasing number of homeless people and wearing on the area’s image,... Read More »

$10 Million Could Buy A City Block In San Francisco

$10 Million Could Buy A City Block In San Francisco

After nearly two years on the market without any movement, and despite a neighborhood campaign to secure the land for community use, the asking price for the 2.2 acre Portola District block bounded by Woolsey, Hamilton, Wayland and Bowdoin streets has just been reduced from $12 million to $10... Read More »