SF Struggles To Clean Up Streets & Sidewalks Yet Again


After the cost of housing and the homeless crisis, likely the biggest complaint many San Franciscans and would-be San Franciscans have about SF is that our streets and sidewalks are chronically dirty. In truth, street conditions ary a lot from neighborhood to neighborhood and even block to block, but the state of the asphalt remains … Continue reading SF Struggles To Clean Up Streets & Sidewalks Yet Again

Maximum Overbid: A Sunset Switcheroo


If someone were paying VERY close attention to the 1800 block of 45th Avenue, they might be surprised that our top overbid for the week is 1826 45th Ave. Not because of anything to do with the house itself, but simply because this place just sold previously eight months earlier, clearing $1.2 million back in … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: A Sunset Switcheroo

Explaining Cubix, the SoMa Building With Tiny $379K Condos


Start packing very, very small bags, because there’s a new listing at Cubix, San Francisco’s most economically sized condo development. The unit at 766 Harrison Street, #506 is a 279 square foot studio, retailing for $379,000; that of course is a tiny sum of money in SF condo terms, so little that usually only subsidized … Continue reading Explaining Cubix, the SoMa Building With Tiny $379K Condos

The Real Estate Records SF Crushed In 2021–and the Ones We Didn’t


According to the real estate aggregate site Redfin, it’s been a wild year for housing across the US, as they have recently published a ranking of ten real estate records broken across the US in 2021. Actually Redfin’s records only go back to 2013, so this might not be all that historic of a year–but … Continue reading The Real Estate Records SF Crushed In 2021–and the Ones We Didn’t

Maximum Luxury: A Classic Pac Heights Remodel, Before & After


Maximum Luxury is a weekly column where we gander at the most expensive homes for sale in San Francisco, basically for no reason except that we want to. When 2620 Buchanan Street hit the market 90 days ago asking $18 million, it was actually the end of a long drama around this six bed, eight … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: A Classic Pac Heights Remodel, Before & After

How Did This 15-Bedroom Mission Victorian End Up On the Market?


Now here’s something you don’t see every day: A 15-bed, four-plus bath Victorian “manor” right smack dab in the middle of the Mission, listed for $4.88 million. Ordinarily a Victorian of this age (dated to 1890, per the ad) and proportions would have long since been chopped up into smaller units. But no, amazingly, this … Continue reading How Did This 15-Bedroom Mission Victorian End Up On the Market?

Maximum Overbid: Breaking a Tie


For the second week in a row our biggest overbid lies on the westernmost edge of Noe Valley, and for the first time in memory it’s not a house but a condo. At 15 Perego Terrace a three bed, two bath setup took just under two weeks to score $1.7 million, well over the initial … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Breaking a Tie

The Three Numbers That Show SF Hasn’t Built Enough Housing


How much new housing does San Francisco need? Housing watchers can argue this point all day without breaking for lunch and still never reach a conclusion. But if you just want to underscore the need, the Public Policy Institute of California, an SF-based nonpartisan non-profit, examined census data for every California county and boiled it … Continue reading The Three Numbers That Show SF Hasn’t Built Enough Housing

We Looked at All 391 MIRA Condos To Figure Out What’s Up With This Building


Even if you don’t know the name, everyone in San Francisco immediately recognizes MIRA, the twisting, Studio Gang-designed high-rise that opened in 2020 at 280 Spear Street–there’s no overlooking it. Just this week, a brand new MIRA unit listed for sale, a three bed, three bath condo on the 32nd floor asking just under $5 … Continue reading We Looked at All 391 MIRA Condos To Figure Out What’s Up With This Building

SF’s Most Expensive UNSOLD Homes of 2021


Ambition can be a virtue, but it might take time to come into its own. We already recapped the biggest SF homes sales of 2021–or at least, we’re betting they’re the biggest sales and that a winsome surprise won’t come along in the next couple of weeks to dethrone any of them. But if that … Continue reading SF’s Most Expensive UNSOLD Homes of 2021

The Most Expensive SF Homes Sold In 2021


As a wise man once said, it ain’t over till it’s over, and with many weeks left in 2021 it could still yet turn out that we’re a bit premature with this end-of-year ranking. A last-minute sale could nab any one of these top spots before 2022 rolls around; but unless fate conspires against us … Continue reading The Most Expensive SF Homes Sold In 2021

Onetime Hills Bros Mansion Sells For Less


Hills Bros’ Coffee remains a prominent part of the San Francisco landscape thanks to their giant, inescapable waterfront sign right next to the Bay Bridge. But the coffee tycoons left their mark on the city in other places too, such as the seven bed, eight bath circa 1937 mansion at 3498 Jackson Street that just … Continue reading Onetime Hills Bros Mansion Sells For Less

Build-It-Yourself Noe Valley House Asks $2.49 Million


We know where you can get a deal on a house in Noe Valley, but the catch is that you’ve got to build it yourself. Yes, it’s another “shovel ready” project for sale, this one at 942 Noe Street, just a few blocks from the main Noe Valley 24th Street strip. Ordinarily that term means … Continue reading Build-It-Yourself Noe Valley House Asks $2.49 Million

Maximum Luxury: Would-Be Billionaire’s Row Mansion For $29.5 Million Faces Wrong Way


Mondays mean it’s time for Maximum Luxury, the column where we rubberneck at the most expensive homes for sale in San Francisco simply out of our own sense of sheer self-indulgence. The priciest and second-priciest listings in San Francisco right now are both vying to break records if they sell for their current asking price, … Continue reading Maximum Luxury: Would-Be Billionaire’s Row Mansion For $29.5 Million Faces Wrong Way

Maximum Overbid: Peaks In Valleys


The time has come once again to follow the money with Maximum Overbid, our weekly column examining just how much SF buyers went above and beyond when paying for a home. And for the first time in literally months, the top overbid for the week did NOT happen in the Sunset; instead it’s a Noe … Continue reading Maximum Overbid: Peaks In Valleys

Buy a Chunk of This Truckee House For $5,000


When you’re cruising Tahoe real estate listings–as many of us do when the stars are right and we feel that peculiar urge–there are always a few oddballs in the lot where it’s not necessarily clear what’s on sale. Just this week a listing appeared for 12595 Legacy Court in Truckee, a two bed, two bath … Continue reading Buy a Chunk of This Truckee House For $5,000