Redfin Report for San Francisco


Not that we’re suddenly an advocate for Redfin, although we do applaud innovation and entrepreneurship, but when readers ask, we do our best to answer. “Marlow Harris” asked on our Redfin reboots… post: In July, you wrote that they [Redfin] had about 15 closed sales in the SF area. Have they had any more in … Continue reading Redfin Report for San Francisco

Stump the Stammtisch: Questions about Foreclosures


Where readers ask, and we try to answer: Your posting on 10/25 regarding the property on Vernon Street being sold in light of a pending foreclosure prompts these questions: 1) If a property is pending foreclosure and the owner has filed for bankruptcy can they still sell? I am of two minds on this: 1) … Continue reading Stump the Stammtisch: Questions about Foreclosures

Stump the Stammtisch: Home Depot, Ammiano, and Goodman Lumber?


Where readers ask, and we try to answer [We think we’ll have to go a bit deeper and call on some other local real estate blogs for this answer]: “Whatever happened to the proposed Home Depot at the old Goodman’s site [Goodman Lumber on Bayshore Boulevard]? The site is an eyesore and in the meantime … Continue reading Stump the Stammtisch: Home Depot, Ammiano, and Goodman Lumber?

Stump the Stammtisch: UMB (Unreinforced Masonry Buildings) take two


The same reader kindly asks again: Thanks for posting my question and the answers regarding unreinforced masonry buildings. It is much appreciated, but I am still looking for the answer to my second question: How can I find out how a building fared in the 1989 earthquake, including but not limited to whether it was … Continue reading Stump the Stammtisch: UMB (Unreinforced Masonry Buildings) take two

Stump the Stammtisch: UMB (unreinforced masonry buildings)


Where readers ask, and we try to answer: “How can I find out if a building in San Francisco is made of unreinforced masonry? Does the city have a list of such buildings? How can I find out if a building was red tagged after the 1989 earthquake or damaged in the earthquake? Thank you.”-BGD … Continue reading Stump the Stammtisch: UMB (unreinforced masonry buildings)