Global Warming Could Fuel (Future) San Francisco Real Estate Market


Coming off the heels of possibly the warmest day in San Francisco for the entire month of August, and actually seeing the sun at the coast (I think we broke 70 yesterday), it got me thinking about this recent New York Times article, “Think It’s Hot Now? Just Wait“. Apparently, “July wasn’t just hot — … Continue reading Global Warming Could Fuel (Future) San Francisco Real Estate Market

New Renderedings of Above-Ground SF Flower Mart Revealed


The SoMa-based SF Flower Mart has been a bay city institution for almost 60 years, but when plans were unveiled in 2014 for the establishment to move underground, public outcry was fierce. Finally, the project has been revamped and the renderings depict a much more appealing above-ground facility, dotted with coffee shops, open space and plenty … Continue reading New Renderedings of Above-Ground SF Flower Mart Revealed

Arden Wood (Mostly) All Grown Up


     Way, way back, we looked at the then just starting Ardenwood luxury home project. We all speculated on price (around $2 mil, was the consensus) and rapidity with which they would sell. Many people also complained that a set of less than ten luxury homes was not the best use of the lot, … Continue reading Arden Wood (Mostly) All Grown Up

The Scoop: Seven Arden Estates Have Risen from the Earth


Some time ago, I noted the construction in West Portal and asked around the Front Steps for the scoop. Those folks on the steps always know a lot, and more importantly, they like to argue. We had ideas that the construction would yield five- no, six- no, seven- no,  eight homes. They were to be made of … Continue reading The Scoop: Seven Arden Estates Have Risen from the Earth

Getting the LEED out for the weekend


This tip comes to us all the way from Oregon, via telephone no less (what is that!), and is about “one of the country’s first LEED certified homes” (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) that happens to be across the pond (Oakland). Rather than ramble on, we thought we’d just leave you … Continue reading Getting the LEED out for the weekend

Granite is out, CaesarStone is in…music to our ears!


We’ve been waiting for some proof in writing to support not only the trend we’ve been seeing in new home construction, but also an argument to hold up against clients’ wishes to install granite countertops. Yes, some granite is still good, but better is something like CeasarStone, and Alan Mark, of the Mark Company provides … Continue reading Granite is out, CaesarStone is in…music to our ears!