Why settle for just one of the penthouse units (starting at $1,350,000), when you can have the recording studio and commercial condo as well (price upon request)? The San Francisco Soundworks building hits the market, and you know you’ve always dreamed of having “the ultimate rock star pad”, so here’s your chance. Oh, to add … Continue reading “The Ultimate Rock Star Pad” hits the market (542-44 Natoma)
We were impressed with the front when walking by, were wowed by the interior when browsing the website, and thrilled when we discovered the before shots to share with you. 1233 Shrader: 4 bed, 4.5 baths, 3095 square feet, 2 car parking, and just $2,695,000 [Update: Now $2,560,000]. Pennies on the dollar. –Then and Now … Continue reading Cole Valley before and after (1233 Shrader)
From Garrett. Thanks Garrett!!! 2-4 Units District 1 Sep-06 Sep-07 Number of Sales 8 6 Median Selling Price 1,044,000 1,252,500 Average DOM 43 50 District 2 Sep-06 Sep-07 Number of Sales 11 2 Median Selling Price 1,050,000 1,482,500 Average DOM 30 90 District 3 Sep-06 Sep-07 Number of Sales 0 0 Median Selling Price Average … Continue reading Stats & Numbers: 2-4 Units (09/06-09/07)
This comment wasn’t necessarily one that makes us fall over in laughter, or one that brings a tear to our eye, but one that might spark some conversation (or debate) nonetheless. (Extra points if you can come up with a catchy phrase using the words stripping, shrinking, old growth, wood, and trim in the same … Continue reading Comment du Jour: Stripping Trim, Shrinking Wood (supply)?
by Anon8Mizer [with pictures and links added by theFrontSteps]: Hi Alex — I like Inner Sunset because it’s one of the few neighborhoods in SF that haven’t sold out. So here are some observations: The drop: 1416 18th ave (condo) in a duplex – Originally asking $699K a month ago, now back on market at … Continue reading A drop, a loss, and a few flips in Inner Sunset
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
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”
[Update: New drive by photos below!] “I was wondering if you know what the deal is with the copper siding on the new condos on the corner of 17th & Clayton. Some people are saying that it will be the finished look and I am hoping they are wrong. Hideous! Thanks.” Here’s all I know: … Continue reading 17th & Clayton, a reader asks…
To think that I always choose snarky comments for the “Comment du Jour” would be silly. As I always say, the comments are full of information, but I know not all of you read or follow them. So…a reader (FogCityBrit) provides a horses mouth (City Assessor) account of calculating square footage: (An update on Chelsea … Continue reading Calculating Square Footage in San Francisco: “Comment du Jour”
by Kenny, verbatim: This post is to question a common practice in the SF market. That is the practice of intentionally leaving the lot and block numbers (apn) information out of the MLS listing, entering instead 9999999 or else intentionally running the numbers into one another so that the hyperlink won’t load. I understand why … Continue reading What’s the square footage on that, and why’s it missing?
I truly love when readers (thanks Shelley) send in links to other sites that truly make me laugh, and have a good grasp of the sf market, so I can quote them and not have to say it myself. Lest anyone think the sub-prime lending crisis and mortgage meltdown is having a huge affect on … Continue reading Benjamin Bratt sells SF Investment and “Your Mama” tells us how it is
I’m going to hope the Stammtisch comes through with a quick response to this reader’s question, as I am totally swamped right now. If they don’t I’ll get to your answer this weekend. Thanks for writing in. In Andy Sirkin’s famous online article on condo conversion in SF, the graph seems to suggest that vacant … Continue reading TICs fetching the same price as condos?
Deferring to our readers on this one. I have not seen it. Thanks “anon8mizer” for the tip. Hi – Just an update on this building. I saw it on Sunday. The place was crawling with people. I thought i was back in 2004 when I was house hunting. Three types of visitors: 1) young couples/families … Continue reading “the place was crawling with people” (1422-24 14th Ave.)
from B.O. with [our comments thrown in] [This is a very good find and a good data point. 19th Ave properties are a tough sell as is, but add to the mix bad pricing, average remodel, out of town agent, and you have a recipe for frustration and not selling. Of course, we don’t know … Continue reading What’s going on with 1684-1686 19th Ave?