Legislation to Allow New In-Law Units throughout San Francisco

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors is slated to approve legislation which will allow more in-law units to be added to existing buildings throughout San Francisco. And the bargaining chip ballot measure designed to put pressure on the Board’s passage of the legislation is slated to be withdrawn. Under the... Read More »

A Hacked Up Laurel Heights Home Hits the Market for $1.2M

A Hacked Up Laurel Heights Home Hits the Market for $1.2M

The former San Francisco home and studio space of Howard Hack, the distinguished local artist who passed away last year, the two-unit Laurel Heights building at 54-56 Cook Street has sat (mostly) vacant for over 15 years. And it shows. Or to quote the agent for the property which... Read More »

Warriors Appear to Have Won the Mission Bay Arena War

Warriors Appear to Have Won the Mission Bay Arena War

A Superior Court judge has just ruled in favor of the Golden State Warriors in their legal battle with the Mission Bay Alliance over building an 18,000-seat arena and event center in San Francisco’s Mission Bay. The judgment by the Honorable Garrett L. Wong, which affirmed the City’s contested... Read More »

A $2 Million Cut for One of the Three on That Coveted Block

A $2 Million Cut for One of the Three on That Coveted Block

Speaking of listings in San Francisco for which the asking price has been reduced at least once, the list price for the remodeled Pacific Heights home at 2480 Broadway has just been cut by $2 million (13 percent) in one fell swoop. They’re now asking $13.5 million for the... Read More »

The City Is Planning to Develop a 50-Year Vision to Connect SF

The City Is Planning to Develop a 50-Year Vision to Connect SF

Dubbed Connect SF, the City of San Francisco is about to launch a city-wide effort “to both consolidate and coordinate all transportation-related planning efforts to improve mobility for all people in San Francisco.” And by the middle of 2018, the effort is expected to yield “an overarching 50-year vision... Read More »

Progress and Timing for a Major Development on Oakland’s Auto Row

Progress and Timing for a Major Development on Oakland’s Auto Row

The City of Oakland has just finished its preliminary analysis for the proposed 18-story building to rise upon the Oakland Acura Dealership site 277 27th Street, a development which includes up to 448 residential units and 65,000 square feet of retail space primarily oriented along its 24th Street frontage,... Read More »

Three Times as Many Reduced Listings on the Market in SF

With the number of new listings for homes on the market in San Francisco having slightly outpaced sales activity over the past week, the number of homes currently listed for sale in San Francisco (808) remains at a five-year seasonal high and is now running 67 percent higher versus... Read More »

Price Index for New Condos in San Francisco Turns Negative

Price Index for New Condos in San Francisco Turns Negative

Following a trend we first noticed emerging last year, the price index for new construction condominiums in San Francisco, as compiled by the Mark Company, dropped 3 percent in June and is now running 2 percent lower versus the same time last year, the first year-over-year drop for the... Read More »

Plans to Raze the Purple Building Closer to Reality

Plans to Raze the Purple Building Closer to Reality

Plans to raze the purple building at 340 11th Street, a former metal shop in the middle of San Francisco’s 11th Street Club Corridor, and construct a modern four-story building on its lot, have just been granted an exception from having to complete a lengthy environmental review. As designed... Read More »

Halsey Minor’s $20 Million Mansion Sells for $4 Million Less

Halsey Minor’s $20 Million Mansion Sells for $4 Million Less

Purchased for $20 million in 2007 and on the market since 2012 when listed for five million more, Halsey Minor’s 18,000-square-foot Presidio Heights mansion at 3800 Washington Street, which was modeled after Le Petit Trianon in Versailles France, has finally re-sold for $15.75 million. The confirmed bankruptcy sale included... Read More »