Verbatim: “26 year old Google guy i hear with 50% down.”


It’s great to see when readers send us their reports of getting blown out of the water in multiple offer situations, so it doesn’t always sound like it’s coming from us. You can rest assured overbids are still happening all too often. So here’s another one for you: 2171 Sacramento #3, 1 bed, 1 bath, … Continue reading Verbatim: “26 year old Google guy i hear with 50% down.”

More fun inside 2201 Baker


Today, one of our (we’ll just call him/her “readers”) had the chance to get inside 2201 Baker, the $2,490,000 fixer in Pacific Heights, get the scoop, snap a few photos, and open our eyes to a true diamond in the rough. And of course provide us with “before” photos, should we still be blogging when … Continue reading More fun inside 2201 Baker

It’s back…2201 Baker @ Jackson, read the disclosures!


[Update: 11/5/07: We’re putting this back on the top of the front page for one very simple reason, an update. Two offers were received the day it hit MLS.] Not for the squeemish, 2201 Baker hits the market again, and our reader says, “… may be hazardous in areas. REO, banked owned, sold as-is with … Continue reading It’s back…2201 Baker @ Jackson, read the disclosures!

$17,500,000 and no picture of the garage!? (2820 Pacific)


I remember 2820 Pacific from when it was on the market in 2004 for $11,250,000 and sold for an undisclosed amount (safe to say somewhere around there). I don’t remember it for the views, the bedrooms, the baths, the massive lot, the location, none of that. I remember it for the garage. You see. The … Continue reading $17,500,000 and no picture of the garage!? (2820 Pacific)

Noe Valley wins, Pacific Heights loses … BIG!


Way back when on July 3rd one of our readers, “Eddy”, sent in a post pitting two districts against each other titled “A tale of two districts”. We showcased two properties: 689 Douglass, which absolutely flew off the shelf, and ultimately sold for $2,050,000 from the $1,895,000 asking price (Close of escrow was 8/15/07). The … Continue reading Noe Valley wins, Pacific Heights loses … BIG!

Hotel Luxury Condo’s Hold Their Value


by Janet Krahling Take a look at this comparison: Downtown Hotel Luxury Condos (St. Regis and Four Seasons Residences re-sales) vs. Pacific Heights Condos ($1m+ sales). This chart compares average price per square foot in 2006 vs. average price per square foot YTD in 2007, according to MLS data. The average price per square foot … Continue reading Hotel Luxury Condo’s Hold Their Value