Dramatic English Tudor Back On The Market In St. Francis Wood

Dramatic English Tudor Back On The Market In St. Francis Wood

Purchased for $1.9 million ten months ago having already been renovated and retrofitted, the rather dramatic English Tudor home at 141 San Pablo Avenue has just returned to the market listed for $2.475 million or 30 percent more than last March. Built in 1926, the Tudor’s original two-story living room... Read More »

Save Two Facades, Site Cleared For Pine Street Towers To Rise

Save Two Facades, Site Cleared For Pine Street Towers To Rise

Left standing like a Hollywood set, two thin brick facades are all that remain of a pair of historic buildings on the north side of Pine between Franklin and Van Ness, clearing the way for two 13-story towers to rise on the 1634 Pine Street site. Dubbed “Rockwell,” the development... Read More »

Hearings For 2,000 Units Of Housing This Week

Hearings For 2,000 Units Of Housing This Week

The public hearings to review the Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) for the proposed 320-unit development to rise up to 4-stories at 1601 Mariposa Street, at the base of Potrero Hill, and the master plan for redeveloping the 49-acre Sunnydale public housing complex in Visitacion Valley, the largest public housing... Read More »

Quiet $500K Price Cut For Rebuilt Pac Heights Home

Quiet $500K Price Cut For Rebuilt Pac Heights Home

Listed for $6,495,000 two months ago and quietly withdrawn from the MLS after a month on the market without a sale, the completely rebuilt Pacific Heights home at 2807 Clay Street has been listed anew for $5,995,000. A Nova Designs + Builds project, the home features five bedrooms, four... Read More »

Oakland Coliseum City Plan Could Pit Raiders Against The A’s

Oakland Coliseum City Plan Could Pit Raiders Against The A’s

Three months ago, Floyd Kephart, the Chairman of a hedge fund advisory firm, was given 90 days to ink letters of interest with the Oakland Raiders and Athletics in order to get the City’s proposed $2 billion “Coliseum City” development off the ground, a project which has been in the works... Read More »

Halsey Minor’s $18 Million Mansion Returns Anew

Halsey Minor’s $18 Million Mansion Returns Anew

As we wrote about the CNET co-founder’s mansion in San Francisco last month: Despite a million dollar price cut earlier this year, and having last been listed for $18 million versus the $20 million which was paid for the Presidio Heights property in 2007, the listing for Halesy Minor’s 18,000... Read More »

Scoop: Short-Term Rental Registration And Requirements To Airbnb

While it has yet be announced or officially publicized, we have the link to the requirements, application and procedure for registering a short-term rental unit in San Francisco in order to comply with the City’s so-called “Airbnb law” which goes into effect on February 1.  Start preparing now. The application will... Read More »

Record-Setting Noe Valley Home Suddenly Back On The Market

Record-Setting Noe Valley Home Suddenly Back On The Market

Having been purchased by a young tech couple for a record setting $7 million nine months ago, and after which the couple quietly acquired the adjacent parcel to the west upon which they were planning to build an underground addition and private urban playground for their modern Noe Valley... Read More »

Oakland Office Vacancy Rate Under 10% For First Time Since 2008

The vacancy rate for office space in Oakland’s Central Business District has dropped to 9.6 percent, the first time it has been under 10 percent since the third quarter of 2008 according to DTZ (which recently acquired Cassidy Turley). And with the decrease in the vacancy rate, the going... 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 »

Violent Crime Climbing In SF And Supervisors Out Of The Loop

According to a City Analyst’s just released report, despite the fact that the rate of violent crime in San Francisco has been climbing since 2011, increasing from 677 violent crimes per 100,000 residents in 2011 to 850 crimes per 100,000 residents in 2013, driven primarily by an increase in... Read More »

Permit To Raze Candlestick Issued, But Without An Implosion

Permit To Raze Candlestick Issued, But Without An Implosion

A permit for the mechanical demolition of Candlestick Park Stadium was issued to Lennar on Tuesday, a permit which would require the exclusive use of heavy machinery, and no explosives, in the demo. While Lennar has also requested a permit to implode the upper decks of the Stadium and... Read More »

San Francisco Median Home Price Slips As Bay Area Ticks Up

San Francisco Median Home Price Slips As Bay Area Ticks Up

Having hit a record high of $1,072,500 in November, the median price paid for a home in San Francisco dropped 12 percent to $949,000 in December but remains 17 percent higher on a year-over-year basis versus 27 percent higher on a year-over-year basis the month before. In terms of... Read More »

Mortgage Rates Continue To Drop, Jumbos At A Small Premium

Mortgage Rates Continue To Drop, Jumbos At A Small Premium

The average rate for a conforming 30-year mortgage has fallen for the third week in a row to 3.66 percent, the lowest rate since May 2013 when the rate averaged 3.59 percent and 75 basis points below the 4.41 percent average rate at the same time last year. And... Read More »

Wine Cellar?  Pshaw!  You Deserve A Proper Wine Cave

Wine Cellar?  Pshaw!  You Deserve A Proper Wine Cave

On the market for $12 million in 2013, the wine country estate on over 20 acres at 160 Campbell Creek Road in Oakville has just returned to the MLS with an “undisclosed address” and a list price of $7,900,000. Built in 2008, the estate includes a main house with... Read More »