Mission District “Is Our Backyard”-Says Potrero Hill


[Image Source] Every so often older posts get comments that are so good, I just can’t pass up posting them right front and center on the home page. This one came in on an old post we did about La Mission District and just how cool it is. Sorry Mission District, according to this Potrero … Continue reading Mission District “Is Our Backyard”-Says Potrero Hill

“Fastest Sales-Cycle For New Home Development In San Francisco”


Generally, we shy away from posting media blitzes on our site as they usually are simply a way for us to publish a sales pitch, but this time given the state of the housing market across the nation, and here in San Francisco, we thought this PR push worthy of a mention at the very … Continue reading “Fastest Sales-Cycle For New Home Development In San Francisco”

Art Studios Can Be Hockey Rinks Too


It’s for sale ($2,950,000 from an original $3,295,000), or rent ($15,000 per month). It has 3 bedrooms, 5 baths, a wood-burning fireplace…and is that a hockey rink? It’s not a hockey rink (duh!), but it sure as hell looks like that guy is getting ready for a mean slap shot (or painting with a long … Continue reading Art Studios Can Be Hockey Rinks Too

A Worse Punishment for Sisyphus: Policing Noise in a Metropolis


Hello out there, theFrontStep Readers! You may (or just as likely, may not) know my name from my blogs for Redfin. I’ve kindly been invited to write also for theFrontSteps, so here I am, on the steps, with my first blog. So here’s the setting: last night, 2:00am, sultry night, people walking up from the … Continue reading A Worse Punishment for Sisyphus: Policing Noise in a Metropolis

18th & Mission: a reader asksed…


Quite a while ago, we put this post up, and actually received a fair bit of insight. But we finally got a bit more scoop from the source, so here it is again, update below. “What’s up with the building at corner of 18th & Mission? Work has recently started again. This project sat dormant … Continue reading 18th & Mission: a reader asksed…

“not much siren noise” at 960 Potrero


We love when our readers (AMinSF) come through with quality finds such as this at 960 Potrereo asking $949,000: so, does this listing deserve the retarded RE agent of the year…err…month award? (we’re barely into mid-january!) somebody needs to enlighten the agent that there is a difference between honesty and stupidity. the leading agent remarks … Continue reading “not much siren noise” at 960 Potrero

Sunset Idea House a.k.a. 1303 Alabama


by Tiffany Elston: In the spirit of keeping tabs on San Francisco’s green housing inventory, it seems only logical to draw attention to a green 2 unit TIC in the Mission: 1303 Alabama. The main unit is being retained by the owners. The second unit is a 1,200 SqFt home. The project is the result … Continue reading Sunset Idea House a.k.a. 1303 Alabama

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: A: 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 … Continue reading Cyber real estate conversations: some “funny shit”

Tiffany…you’re sooooo…in contract!? (95 Tiffany)


From kenny “Wow. This one surprised me. 7 days on the market? On Tiffany? If this isn’t an indicator that many micro-markets are thriving — not just the especially well heeled neighborhoods — I don’t know what is. In the middle of this scare, Tiffany street commands this type of activity?” Maybe it’s the green … Continue reading Tiffany…you’re sooooo…in contract!? (95 Tiffany)

Various Updates (Alhambra, Sea Cliff, 22nd, Sacramento, Douglass, 27th, and more)


Our readers have been asking in various places about some properties we featured as of late. Since so many have asked so nicely here you go: 3280 22nd St @ Valencia, the “green” building that all the blogs were all hot about and many claiming wouldn’t sell. Guess what? Last week, in the middle of … Continue reading Various Updates (Alhambra, Sea Cliff, 22nd, Sacramento, Douglass, 27th, and more)

Go Green!


by Tiffany Elston On 22nd Street, that is. Check out the specs on these green babies: Solar system * Living Roof * Recycled glass tiles/slabs * Ultra-Touch® Recycled “blue jean” denim insulation * Radiant floor heating – hydronic heating * Wood floors made from reclaimed mine timbers * Wood floors made from Asian hardwood shipping … Continue reading Go Green!

280 Square feet for $245,000 (54B Woodward, a reader reports)


This is kindly brought to us by a reader with [our comments] thrown in. “Check this out. 56B Woodward, which is on the boundary between western SoMa and the Mission is all of about 280 square feet and they want $245k. The studio apt looks to me like a cruise ship cabin, being on the … Continue reading 280 Square feet for $245,000 (54B Woodward, a reader reports)