But I Just Had To Have Them Both!


A reader tipped us off to a recent Yahoo Shopping Article and thought you’d like to share in the findings: Steam Shower “I just had to have a steam shower. My whole bathroom was torn up to install the pipes and the fittings, the glass door needed to be sealed in a certain way, the … Continue reading But I Just Had To Have Them Both!

Comment Du Jour: Oh Noe, Where Will You Be In 2 Years?


From “Seb” on “Noe Valley Is Not Immune”: Where do people think Noe [Valley real estate] prices will be in two years? Up or down? I sense things are stabilizing. We’ll just say the feeling of free-fall has disappeared. Stable? Not so sure. Going up, definitely not. In two years…crystal ball is a little bit … Continue reading Comment Du Jour: Oh Noe, Where Will You Be In 2 Years?

Reader Reports: San Francisco Median & Average Home Prices 2000 versus 2008


We asked, and Misha delivered: It is important to note, as Misha does: This chart, while it does illustrate something meaningful about the overall SF market, doesn’t tell you anything about values in any particular neighborhood. It lumps together data from neighborhoods as diverse as Hunter’s Point and Visitacion Valley in District 10, which has … Continue reading Reader Reports: San Francisco Median & Average Home Prices 2000 versus 2008

Reader Reports: Buy Land, They Ain’t Makin’ Any More Of It


Submitted by Misha Weidman: Available: Cheap Land on Mars — Panoramic Views Ever wonder how much it would cost to buy your own little piece of San Francisco heaven and build the house of your dreams on it? Sound better than paying through the nose for an old Victorian lady wearing a lot of make-up … Continue reading Reader Reports: Buy Land, They Ain’t Makin’ Any More Of It

4,000 Football Fields Worth Of Foreclosures


From our friends at Roost.com “Every home for sale… (Well almost…)” We bring you their future blog post (how nice of them to let us post it first). Roost muscled through a large number of public sources of information and found well over one thousand towns/cities across the US that have more square feet tied … Continue reading 4,000 Football Fields Worth Of Foreclosures

Reader Reports: A Walk Up The Hill (Clipper)


We love our readers and we love when they report back to the mother ship. This from “Sophie” who decided to take a walk up the hill (slightly edited for flow, and links added to properties mentioned). “Restless kids, so-so weather: A great day for a walk uphill! 532B Clipper – TIC – $499,999 This … Continue reading Reader Reports: A Walk Up The Hill (Clipper)

Comment Du Jour: “Why Wait?”


Every so often, we pull comments we think you should know about, because as we always say, this site is nothing without the reader interaction. So today, we take from “brokerism” and his recent comment from our recent post “The Appraisal Conundrum“. Hats off to ya “brokerism”. Enjoy your home: Well, we had our reasons … Continue reading Comment Du Jour: “Why Wait?”

Comment du Jour: “A Tide Going Back To The Ocean”


This from “asad” on “An Interesting Sale and Theory“. In that post, fluj essentially contributes strong home sales and prices in the southerly neighborhoods of San Francisco to their gentrification largely as a result of the jobs available even further south (think Silicon Valley and such). “asad” is not so convinced it will last: Wait … Continue reading Comment du Jour: “A Tide Going Back To The Ocean”

Rates Rising For TIC Loans


For those that aren’t quite aware, there is this great little invention called email that allows you to send questions, comments, topics directly to us. The email is [email protected] Go ahead, give it a try. ;-) From “Noe Guy“: This is so way off topic, that I sincerely apologize in advance, but we had a … Continue reading Rates Rising For TIC Loans

Comment Du Jour: “The People in Noe Valley Have a Fully Realized Liberal Fantasy”


This comment du jour comes to us from “James” in our most recent Cole Valley vs. Noe Valley Battle Royale, where he provides his explanation of why Noe Valley is the way it is: Noe Valley has the feeling of being a small suburban village unto itself and this has been the case for a … Continue reading Comment Du Jour: “The People in Noe Valley Have a Fully Realized Liberal Fantasy”

Comment du Jour: Things aren’t so bad (relatively speaking)


From “44yo Hipster” in yesterday’s Stats & Numbers for Single Family Homes [edited for flow]: Di’cha [Did you] check out the DQ #’s for sept…ouch! And the #’s on this chart don’t paint a much better picture, especially with the financial/stock market/oil price melt down. Man, a lot (most) investors are taking a big hit … Continue reading Comment du Jour: Things aren’t so bad (relatively speaking)

What to do when your BFF Forecloses


From “S”: What do you do when you go to visit some close friends or extended family (people you really care about) and for convenience, meet in a restaurant. They announce they are packing and moving. You Zillow/Trulia them, and sure enough, the house just foreclosed. It’s the family house they’ve owned for many, many … Continue reading What to do when your BFF Forecloses

Ask us: How can I add a roof deck to a 2-unit building?


Where readers ask and we (the community) try to answer: Firstly, thanks for such a great site! It has really given me some amazing insight into the San Francisco market. One item I’ve been trying to research to no avail, is just how hard it is to add a roof deck to a two unit … Continue reading Ask us: How can I add a roof deck to a 2-unit building?

San Francisco Single Family Home “Real Estate Market Cycles”


This chart was sent via email (anonymously), but we’ll go ahead and give credit to where we think they found the info, and, of course, share with you: Interesting…