The Montgomery (74 New Montgomery) 107 New condo residences


“Unveiled to San Francisco in 1914 as The Call Building, The Montgomery has long been an architectural gem. Now, having undergone a [$70MM conversion from office to residential space], seismic retrofit, and complete interior redesign, The Montgomery combines the finest elements of interior modern craftsmanship to complement its elegant architectural exterior. It stands as the … Continue reading The Montgomery (74 New Montgomery) 107 New condo residences

“Why are Realtors so arrogant and such assholes?”


I can’t believe I am going to print this letter to the Editor, because, well…we’re mostly a community of Realtors bringing this information to you. But, I think there may be something to gain from this little quote if we get some good comments. “Dear Editor, I really like your blog and think it is a … Continue reading “Why are Realtors so arrogant and such assholes?”

“boomtime” on 1771 Northpoint…an update


We won’t even come close to taking credit for this catch. All credit goes to “boomtime”, who, if he/she would like, definitely has a seat at the Stammtisch. “1771 North Point is in contract after 2 weeks on the market for public showing! Wagers? I guess $4.65 mil.”[asking $4,995,000] –MLS Statement –1771 North Point, a … Continue reading “boomtime” on 1771 Northpoint…an update

610 Rhode Island: my take


By Alexander Clark Okay, so I had the chance to nose around 610 Rhode Island (asking $2.3MM) yesterday, and I gotta say, it was impressive, but I was not impressed. In our previous post I was practically frothing at the mouth to get in there…and I’m glad I did.  This is not to say I … Continue reading 610 Rhode Island: my take

San Francisco ain’t got nothin’ on Moscow


For all the complaining we do about how expensive this city is (especially real estate wise), maybe it’s time we zip it. San Francisco doesn’t even crack the top 50 of the world’s most expensive cities, Moscow earned top honors, and this is what $1,000,000 buys you in Moscow. Obviously we pulled the pictures from … Continue reading San Francisco ain’t got nothin’ on Moscow

Re-run: NYTimes Interactive Graph, rent vs. buy


It seems we have many, many new readers who may or may not have seen our original post as to whether it is better to rent or buy. In some of your comments regarding the “California Real Estate Crisis” , the topic has come up again, so we thought we’d give you another shot at playing … Continue reading Re-run: NYTimes Interactive Graph, rent vs. buy

The Lambourne (725 Pine, Nob Hill): Model residences now open


Located at 725 Pine, in the “heart of Nob Hill”, The Lambourne will be “22 studios and one bedroom pied-a-terre urban residences” with “European design elements by Charles DeLisle of Your Space Interiors”, hardwood floors, “petite” Scavolini kitchens with stainless steel appliances, priced from the $300’s to $500’s. Bathrooms sound nice too, with “Carrera marble … Continue reading The Lambourne (725 Pine, Nob Hill): Model residences now open

READ THE DISCLOSURES and PRELIMINARY TITLE REPORT!


Sure to raise quite a hullabaloo in the real estate community, this article that ran on the Examiner about a woman who unknowingly purchased a below market rate unit at market rate prices, and would now like to sell it at market rate, but can’t, should be a wake up call to our little real … Continue reading READ THE DISCLOSURES and PRELIMINARY TITLE REPORT!

What a buzz-kill, but does it apply to San Francisco?


Thanks to our Reader DL for sending this in. We we were not going to post it, because we really don’t feel it has any bearing on the current San Francisco market (things could always change), but it is another point of reference for you.  What do you think? “California’s Real Estate Crisis Will Be … Continue reading What a buzz-kill, but does it apply to San Francisco?

A done deal in Lower Pacific Heights (2901 Pine)…sold UNDER asking!


We knew it was just a matter of time before 2901 Pine, was snatched up. It apprears the time has come. Listed for $2,350,000, this property was/is truly unique, and stating that it sold under asking ($2,300,000) doesn’t necessarily imply the market is tanking like many people would lead you to believe. Maybe it was … Continue reading A done deal in Lower Pacific Heights (2901 Pine)…sold UNDER asking!

A reader asks, we hopefully answer (888 Seventh Street resale restriction for BMR.)


A reader recently came to our post regarding 888 Seventh Street, and asked a great question, which we’ll get to below. Rather than email her directly, thus hogging all the glory, we thought we’d use her question as a beta test of our vision of what this site could be. So…we’re posting her question, and … Continue reading A reader asks, we hopefully answer (888 Seventh Street resale restriction for BMR.)

Tour Friday!


Keeping our ties a little bit in tact with the sfnewsletter, we thought you’d like to know they just posted their Tour de San Francisco (real estate). This week they take a close look at Forest Knolls. “Forest Knolls is so unbelievably different from any other area in the city, it just blows us away. … Continue reading Tour Friday!

High on Grass


Bringing new meaning to the term “roof-top terrace”: 267-271 Filbert Sold $2,700,000 1277 Arguello Sold $1,750,000 2500 Lyon (Statement said 2550) Asking $9,800,000 And the grand-daddy of them all the California Academy of Sciences photo credit to Inhabitat, found through Curbed. I’m thinking sunrise coffee on Filbert. Practice putting on Arguello. Deep rough shots on … Continue reading High on Grass

Sittin’ on the Deck by the Bay (1580 Masonic)


From Greg Angilly Deck of the Week – 1580 Masonic Ave Last week’s deck offered unreal views of San Francisco from an unsuspecting location – Hayes Valley. This week, our deck’s don’t have a single view of the city. The 2 decks in the rear of 1580 Masonic Ave face the extremely peaceful and tranquil … Continue reading Sittin’ on the Deck by the Bay (1580 Masonic)