High-Tech Noe Home Back on the Market

High-Tech Noe Home Back on the Market

The “High-Tech Noe Home” at 525 28th Street hit the market as new for $3.6 million in June of 2014 and sold for $3.65 million that July. Designed by EE Weiss Architects, an elevator runs from the two-car garage to the top floor of the four-story, four-bedroom home, with... Read More »

Asking Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Slip

Asking Rents in San Francisco and Oakland Slip

Having ticked up a little over 1 percent from the second to third quarter of this year, the weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco – including one-off rentals as well as those in larger developments – slipped around 2 percent in October and is now... Read More »

Pending Home Sales in the U.S. Inch Up, Remain down vs 2017

Pending Home Sales in the U.S. Inch Up, Remain down vs 2017

Having dropped 1.8 percent in August, the National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index, for which 100 denotes “an average level” of activity, inched up 0.5 percent in September to 104.6 but remains 1.0 percent lower on a year-over-year basis and 6.9 percent below last year’s high of... Read More »

Modern Mid-Market Loft Now Listed Below its 2014 Price

Modern Mid-Market Loft Now Listed Below its 2014 Price

Purchased for $1.75 million in October of 2014, the “modern and sleek” unit #5 in The Silver Building, a full-floor loft conversion with exposed beams, eleven foot ceilings, high-end finishes and air conditioning at 10 Mint Plaza, a Mid-Market location a few blocks from Twitter, returned to the market... Read More »

Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Positioning to Break Ground

Redevelopment of Iconic Tenderloin Site Positioning to Break Ground

The building permits for the approved eight-story building to rise on the northwest corner of Turk and Larkin, upon the site of the iconic Kahn & Keville tire and battery shop in the Tenderloin, are close to being issued. And next month, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community... Read More »

New Home Sales in the U.S. Drop with Inventory at a 9-Year High

New Home Sales in the U.S. Drop with Inventory at a 9-Year High

Having actually dropped a downwardly revised 3.0 percent in August, the seasonally adjusted pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. dropped another 5.5 percent in September to an annual pace of 553,000 sales which is 15.1 percent below the long-term average for this time of the year... Read More »

Refined Plans for 18-Story Berkeley Development Slated for Approval

Refined Plans for 18-Story Berkeley Development Slated for Approval

With the architects (WRNS Studio) having eliminated the previously proposed fabric of screens/shutters to adorn the development’s façade, the refined plans for a contemporary 18-story building to rise up to 180 feet in height at 2190 Shattuck Avenue, at the intersection of Allston Way in the heart of Downtown... Read More »

$2 Million “Adjustment” for That Modern Silicon Valley Mansion

$2 Million “Adjustment” for That Modern Silicon Valley Mansion

Having been priced at $29.8 million earlier this year and now touting nine Feng Shui selling points, including that the “grounded nature of the home will allow the owner to expand their income,” the list price for modern new Atherton mansion at 96 Ridge View Drive has just officially... Read More »

Infamous Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre on the Market

Infamous Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre on the Market

Having opened as an X-rated theater and porn studio in 1969 and subsequently transitioned into the infamous “close-contact” strip club, with multiple themed rooms and live shows, it remains today, the former Pontiac dealership turned Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theatre at 895 O’Farrell Street is now quietly for sale without... Read More »

Remarkable Two-Bedroom Remains Listed Below its 2014 Price

Remarkable Two-Bedroom Remains Listed Below its 2014 Price

Priced at $2.345 million in early 2014, the “remarkable” two-bedroom, two-bath unit #29A with a 200-square-foot terrace near the top of the Infinity tower at 301 Main Street sold for $2.1 million, or roughly $1,556 per square foot, that November, four months after the plans for a twisty 400-foot... Read More »