Vizzie my house!

What do you think of advertising listings in this manner? I guess if you have a hot, sexy voice, or a voice like Darth Vader’s (James Earl Jones), it could be effective, and get you in the mood….to buy property of course! But does the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words” apply here, or is the added voice walk-through helpful?


Regardless, the place looks sweet and unfortunately doesn’t have parking, but who needs a car in this city anyway? I just must add…Starbucks? Come on! There are way better coffee choices around there than that.

-In case clicking on the picture doesn’t work for you [1628 Broderick]

Cyber real estate conversations: some “funny shit”

From a reader:

a true e-mail interaction between 2 SF real estate watchers on 1303 Alabama St:


wanna hear some funny shit? no, not 306 Mullen, but that freaky-eco project on alabama and 25th. st. Be the first to see it this sunday 1-4 (and guess what, u don’t have to pay $25 to be on some pretentious architect tour!)

fyi- it’s north of $900 sq ft, for a tic in the mish!! woohoo!!


$900 per sq. ft? thats fucking funny, really funny.

It was wrong of these assholes to sell tickets then put it on the market. I saw dozens of scared shitless visitors on Sunday filing through the place with nametags “Hi– Rob me”


i agree, a tic [north of] $900 per sq ft. in the mish is funny; makes that silly lorax bldg on 22nd/valencia [3280 22nd St.] seem reasonable! btw, i think the whole bldg is a duplex, so 1 unit sells as a tic. i wonder how much dough they made from that architect-bend-over-take-it-up-the-ass-tour. actually, having a free open house 1 week later is fucking hilarious as well. funny shit!


My partner thinks I’m nuts to have thought of construction and future sale price of 425$/sq. ft.

1 million for TIC of 1200 sq the fucking hood? This I MUST see.

1303 Alabama St:


306 Mullen:


3280 22nd St. [look how quickly they sold, and it would be 3 units. ;-) ]:


That is some good shit and a good taste of what goes on. I was hesitant to post as you sent the same “shit” to other sites, but I’m over it, and always down for a good laugh. Thanks for sending in, and feel free to send more.

Tour de San Francisco (real estate)…Monterey Heights

They did it again. The crew at sfnewsletter (I am one of them) went down the coast of San Francisco to do, for you, another stage of their Tour de San Francisco (real estate): Monterey Heights edition. Check it out!


-Tour de San Francisco (real estate) [sfnewsletter]

17th & Clayton, a reader asks…

[Update: New drive by photos below!]

“I was wondering if you know what the deal is with the copper siding on the new condos on the corner of 17th & Clayton. Some people are saying that it will be the finished look and I am hoping they are wrong. Hideous! Thanks.”


Here’s all I know:

The four townhomes are scheduled to be completed in March 2008

(approximately). It’s still too early for pricing, but the homes will have

great volume (9′ to 11′ ceilings), high-end finishes and views. They are

each four-level townhouse style condominiums.

Here’s the breakdown (per the plans and subject to change):

4588 17th Street

3 BR / 3.5 BA, 1832 SqFt, Backyard, 2 Decks, 1 Car Parking

4590 17th Street

3 BR / 3.5 BA, 1685 SqFt, Backyard, 2 Decks, 1 Car Parking

4596 17th Street

3 BR / 3.5 BA, 1646 SqFt, Backyard, 2 Decks, 1 Car Parking

4598 17th Street

3 BR / 3 BA, 1532 SqFt, Backyard, 2 Decks, 1 Car Parking

Anybody have an updated photo?

Thanks Garrett! Camera phones are a blessing (and a curse) aren’t they?



-17th & Clayton Pics and some Luv [theFrontSteps]