Index for Bay Area House Values Slips

Index for Bay Area House Values Slips

Having gained up 0.6 percent in July, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area – which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula – slipped 0.1 percent in August while the index for Bay Area condos gained 0.9 percent. At... Read More »

Plans to Deter Speculation around Oakland A’s Ballpark Site

Plans to Deter Speculation around Oakland A’s Ballpark Site

With the Oakland Athletics having formally announced their plans to build a new Major League ballpark upon the 13-acre parcel of land that’s currently owned by the Peralta Community College District at 333 East 8th Street, a little south of Lake Merritt in central Oakland, concern about the speculative... Read More »

Iconic Goodwill Razed for First Hub District Tower to Rise

Iconic Goodwill Razed for First Hub District Tower to Rise

With the height and bulk limits for the proposed 550-unit apartment tower to rise on the former Goodwill site at the corner of Mission and South Van Ness Avenue having been raised and the building permits for the 396-foot-tall tower having been approved, the 1580 Mission Street site is... Read More »

Million Dollar Price Cut for Nicolas Cage’s Former Russian Hill Home

Million Dollar Price Cut for Nicolas Cage’s Former Russian Hill Home

As we first reported at the beginning of the year: Purchased by Nicolas Cage by way of an anonymous trust for $9.4 million back in 2006, the Russian Hill mansion at 898 Francisco Street resold for $8.5 million in July of 2008, which included the undeveloped lot fronting Hyde... Read More »

Redevelopment of Another Gas Station in SF Closer to Reality

Redevelopment of Another Gas Station in SF Closer to Reality

Plans to level the 76 station and JT’s Auto Repair shop on the southwest corner of Lawton and 42nd Avenue in the Outer Sunset and develop a four-story building upon the 3601 Lawton Street site have been newly rendered by Kodorski Design and are slated to be approved by... Read More »

Plans for a Seemingly Split 460-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower Revealed

Plans for a Seemingly Split 460-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower Revealed

The preliminary plans for a 374-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, at the corner of 13th in Downtown Oakland, have been scrapped. Instead, Pinnacle Red Group is now pushing forward with plans for a seemingly split 460-foot-tall tower to rise on the site, the formal application for... Read More »

No Guarantee of New Housing to Rise in the Heart of Noe Valley

No Guarantee of New Housing to Rise in the Heart of Noe Valley

The former Real Food building at 3939 24th Street, in the heart of Noe Valley, has been vacant since 2003 when the grocery was suddenly shuttered. Two months ago it was reported that HGGC, the private equity group co-founded by former 49ers quarterback Steve Young which now controls the... Read More »

Block-Sized Development on the Market in Outer Parkside

Block-Sized Development on the Market in Outer Parkside

While still under construction, the 117,000-square-foot development at 2800 Sloat Boulevard, which includes 56 condos over 23,000 square feet of commercial space, an open-air market and a basement garage for 112 cars is now being marketed as a bulk sale with a $77.888 million asking price. First approved for... Read More »

Crown Jewel of Piedmont Fetches $5.225 Million

Crown Jewel of Piedmont Fetches $5.225 Million

Having hit the market listed as “the crown jewel of Piedmont” for $7.25 million last year, the restored 5,700-square-foot Edwardian on a manicured half-acre lot at 117 Sheridan Avenue has just closed escrow with a $5.225 million contract price or roughly $908 per square foot. And having been reduced... Read More »

Plans to Double the Density of Development on Folsom

Plans to Double the Density of Development on Folsom

With the plans for a modern eight-story building to rise on the adjacent 980 Folsom Street parcel having been approved earlier this month, we now have the preliminary plans for an extra dense eight-story building to rise on the 984 Folsom Street site to share. While the front half... Read More »