Despite What You’ve Read, This Is Not the Bay Area’s Richest City


The times they are a-changing up in Belvedere, as that very wealthy Marin County city may soon build its first affordable housing project in over 30 years, although predictably many of the locals are not letting it go on without a fight. It’s surely not a coincidence that Belvedere sees so little diverse housing construction … Continue reading Despite What You’ve Read, This Is Not the Bay Area’s Richest City

Update: Designer Silver Terrace House Ahead of Its Time, Sells For $2.16M


UPDATE: Well wouldn’t you know it, those headwinds blew this property right into a $2.16 million payday. *** Silver Terrace is a corner of Bayview that often holds out against rising price pressures, even when nearby neighborhoods come to a boil. As such, the new listing at 1948 Quesada Avenue serves as a particularly fascinating … Continue reading Update: Designer Silver Terrace House Ahead of Its Time, Sells For $2.16M

Maximum Luxury: Big-Time East Cut Building Finally Makes Big Sale


Welcome back to Maximum Luxury, the weekly column where we peer at some of San Francisco’s most expensive homes, just for the heck of it. Ordinarily we feature listings still on the market in this space, but sometimes a unit we’ve had our eye on up and sells out from under us before we can … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: Big-Time East Cut Building Finally Makes Big Sale

Empty Bernal Heights Lot Becomes New House After 20-Year Campaign


According to the new listing for 106 Bache Street, the four bed, four bath property now asking $2.28 million is a “brand new house in Bernal Heights,” and that’s true–but it’s only a fraction of the story. Bernal Heights remains one of SF’s most popular and marketable residential neighborhoods, but it’s also one of the … Continue reading Empty Bernal Heights Lot Becomes New House After 20-Year Campaign

Maximum Luxury: This New $46 Million Home Would Be Most Expensive In SF History


In a city like San Francisco, extremely high-end homes are not really the best indicators of the state of the market. But at the same time, they can be downright impossible to ignore. In the interest of sheer indulgence, we’re launching a new regular feature highlighting the single most expensive properties in San Francisco–because honestly, … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: This New $46 Million Home Would Be Most Expensive In SF History

Barren Glen Park Lot Becomes $5.3 Million Home


They grow up so fast. Just two years ago, Glen Park’s 80 Thor Avenue was a weedy, overgrown lot about the size of a standard tennis court, as it had been for years. That was when its owners put it up for sale, seeking a hopeful $1.85 million, with the addition of permits for an … Continue reading Barren Glen Park Lot Becomes $5.3 Million Home

Seven-Level Mid-Rise East Cut Condo Asks $15 Million


If you’ve ever passed by some fancy looking East Cut new construction and wanted the whole thing to yourself, we’ve got an opportunity for you. Just a few days ago, 15-17 Guy Place went on the market, a seven-level, eight bed, eight and a half bath setup on offer for $15 million (we’ll pause just … Continue reading Seven-Level Mid-Rise East Cut Condo Asks $15 Million

Explaining Los Gatos’ Mind-Blowing Housing Plan


Los Gatos, a wealthy suburb of San Jose, doesn’t usually make the news over things as seemingly prosaic as the town’s general plan. But we are living in interesting times, and the changes currently proposed for this South Bay berth are nothing short of mind-blowing for anyone familiar with how housing works–and doesn’t work–in the … Continue reading Explaining Los Gatos’ Mind-Blowing Housing Plan

San Francisco Built Like Mad Last Decade–But It Wasn’t Enough


The question of the decade has been whether or not San Francisco is building enough housing, but before we answer that we have to confront a potentially more elusive conundrum: Just how much is enough? The SF-based rental platform ApartmentList touched on this topic earlier this month with a report on housing growth coast to … Continue reading San Francisco Built Like Mad Last Decade–But It Wasn’t Enough

SOLD! | 1720-24 Larkin | Russian Hill Multi-Unit | $5,200,000


When in doubt, write an offer, tie it up, do your research, and hopefully it all turns out. That’s how we got this amazing development opportunity at 1720 Larkin, in Russian Hill, and how we got it WAY below asking. Originally listed “off market” for $6,200,000, I threw this out to a few developers I … Continue reading SOLD! | 1720-24 Larkin | Russian Hill Multi-Unit | $5,200,000

Bay Area Liquefaction, Landslide, and Seismic Zones – Mapped


Lots of talk in the news these days about landfill, liquefaction, and general stability of property in and around San Francisco’s waterfront, and entire city for that matter (see “SF’s landmark tower for rich and famous is sinking and tilting“that hit newsstands and internets today [SF Gate/Chronicle]). Big news, no doubt, but what about the … Continue reading Bay Area Liquefaction, Landslide, and Seismic Zones – Mapped

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

Rendering Reveal For New Potrero Center Mixed Use Development


Potrero Hill is one the sunniest neighborhoods in San Francisco and the center of some of the city’s most intense urban development and renewal. After selling for $111 million in 2012 to Equity One, leasing has already begun for a completely reimagined commercial heart planned for Potrero Center. Equity One describes the new planned 227,000 square … Continue reading Rendering Reveal For New Potrero Center Mixed Use Development

For Sale | Luxury Top Floor SOMA Condo | $1,095,000


Top floor, luxury, view two bedroom, two bath condominium in a boutique elevator building with parking, situated in the vibrant SOMA District of San Francisco.

San Francisco New-Home Construction Report


The SF Planning Department just released updated Q3 information regarding the new-housing development pipeline. San Francisco is in the midst of one of its biggest new-housing construction booms in history. (The same is occurring on the commercial development side, but this report won’t deal with that.) Indeed, it often seems that new projects of one … Continue reading San Francisco New-Home Construction Report

San Francisco Condominium Prices Increase 19% YOY


Below, and attached, you will find the recent condominium sales report from the Mark Company, one of the leaders in new development sales in San Francisco. They have a keen eye on all things new construction, high rise, and luxury that is popping up around town, and they are behind many of the sales offices … Continue reading San Francisco Condominium Prices Increase 19% YOY