Home Sales by San Francisco District and Price


These charts show the breakdown of San Francisco home sales as reported to the city’s Multiple Listing Service, year to date 2015. We picked this period, because generally speaking prices appreciated again in late winter/ early spring 2015. These analyses are sorted by city districts and neighborhoods by the number of transactions in different sales-price … Continue reading Home Sales by San Francisco District and Price

Stalefish: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes


There is a little something in our market, of which many buyers are not aware, and many agents overlook. I have long referred to them as “Stalefish“, but others refer to them as “buying opportunity” or “still available property”, or what we named (on theGoods) as the “30+ Club”. What are these, you ask? They … Continue reading Stalefish: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

San Francisco “Soft Story” Retrofit Advisory – Some Details


I get a few questions from time to time about Earthquake retrofitting, liquefaction zones, when is the next quake going to be, and so on and so forth. The answer to all of those questions is the same, “I don’t have the answers, but there are other people who can help, and I’m happy to … Continue reading San Francisco “Soft Story” Retrofit Advisory – Some Details

Dropping Knowledge: San Francisco Property Pie Chart


I know you’re all like me, you drive around town looking at all the wonderful, insanely expensive property we have here in San Francisco. I know you wish you knew how many of the properties you see were single family homes, how many are condominiums, how many are big ol’ properties of which you’d love … Continue reading Dropping Knowledge: San Francisco Property Pie Chart

San Francisco Pocket Listings, Not On MLS Opportunities, And Buyers Looking!


I’ve been resisting the urge to continually share the opportunities popping up in San Francisco on my new venture, PocketListings.net, but I can’t hold back. Here is a summary of what is going on “behind the scenes” in San Francisco real estate that we’re gradually bringing to center stage. –Thirty-three hundred square feet in Pacific … Continue reading San Francisco Pocket Listings, Not On MLS Opportunities, And Buyers Looking!

Inner-Sunset Sprouting Condos


Inner-Sunset, home to much good food, a few good bars, a few bad bars, the prohibitively expensive Andronico’s, and UCSF, will soon be home to new condos. On my block alone (9th Ave., past Moraga St.) there are two sites going up or planned to go up. One is adjacent to my deck, where I … Continue reading Inner-Sunset Sprouting Condos

Lembi’s List: The 51 Properties They’ve Given Back


We’ve had a fair bit of interest for the exact list of 51 properties Lembis have “deeded” back to the bank (deeds in lieu of foreclosure), so we did a little digging and are pleased to say we found it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below, or better … Continue reading Lembi’s List: The 51 Properties They’ve Given Back

Reader Report: Big Time Landlords Smoking a Lot of Crack in 2006


We love to get tips and comments from all y’all, so keep sending them either to [email protected] or use the contact form This from “44yo hipster”: Apparently some big time landlords were smoking a lot of crack in 2006. Apparently these NY landlords didn’t get the memo that rent control is real, and unfortunately, one … Continue reading Reader Report: Big Time Landlords Smoking a Lot of Crack in 2006

today on theFrontSteps.org


Coming Soon (1460-68 Broadway @ Polk) From this: To this: These TIC units at 1460-68 Broadway are expected to hit the market this weekend. We’re still waiting to hear back from the developer on pricing and details. For now, imagine how much better your food will taste cooked in the new kitchen as opposed to … Continue reading today on theFrontSteps.org

It’s a pocket listing kind of post


If you, or anyone you know, are interested in any of the following, please contact us: -Lake Street SFR 6 bed, 3.5 Bath, 2 car parking $2.6M -Russian Hill Condo on Polk St. 2 bed, 1 bath, no parking $995k -South Beach Condo (88 King), 3 bed, 2.5 bath, pano view, 1 car parking, $2M … Continue reading It’s a pocket listing kind of post

165 new units coming soon to One Hawthorne (645 Howard)


From sfnewsletter. Jackson Pacific Ventures has secured financing for One Hawthorne, a 24-story, 165-unit luxury condominium project located at 645 Howard (think Thirsty Bear, W Hotel, MOMA, Yerba Buena, that area), and ground breaking is expected for this month. [image source: Jackson Pacific Ventures] Project completion is expected for spring 2010, and will include 165 … Continue reading 165 new units coming soon to One Hawthorne (645 Howard)

Lembi selling 17 buildings, investors still looking long term


Not too long ago, a reader asked us, what’s up with the Lembis? If you had seen our response, you’d pretty much know that our “source” nailed it. For those that aren’t familiar with the Lembis and the impact they had/have on our multi-unit residential market, we invite you to read the article below. In … Continue reading Lembi selling 17 buildings, investors still looking long term

Ask Us: “Massive construction at 766 Harrison”


Where readers ask and we try to answer: I work on Harrison between 3rd and 4th. For the past year+, there’s been massive construction at 766 Harrison. What’s the building going to be? And will it have an affect on the homeless/mentally ill/substance abusers who camp outside of the substance abuse/mental clinic next door? As … Continue reading Ask Us: “Massive construction at 766 Harrison”

Chelsea Park coming, this time with pricing


As we reported not too long ago, Chelsea Park, a new development located in Mission Dolores at 3620 19th Street and 29 Oakwood is coming soon…as in this weekend. We’re happy to tell you, we have a tiny bit more information for you. [Bloomsbury floor plan pictured. Image courtesy of chelseaparksf.com] Of the 39 units … Continue reading Chelsea Park coming, this time with pricing

Ask Us: “Lembi juggernaut” selling units?


Where readers ask and we try to answer: There must be many of you brokers out there who are familiar with the Lembi juggernaut. Well, word is that they are adjusting to a changing financing landscape and even, gasp! selling some units. Maybe that will allow some of us little guys to get a shot … Continue reading Ask Us: “Lembi juggernaut” selling units?