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Massive ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Mansion Trades at a Loss

Massive ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Mansion Trades at a Loss

As we outlined in March of last year: Designed by John Hudson Thomas and built for John Hopkins Spring, a real estate developer, in 1914, the 12,000-square-foot Spring Mansion which sits at 1960 San Antonio Avenue in the Berkeley Hills and was modeled on the Achilleion Palace in Greece,... Read More »

Reduced Rents and Pricing for a Prized View Condo

Reduced Rents and Pricing for a Prized View Condo

Purchased from the sales office for $3,149,500, or roughly $2,003 per square foot, back in June of 2016, the “highest and largest” two-bedroom, two-bath unit in the Lumina tower at 338 Main Street, unit #35A, was then listed for $3,449,000 in March of 2017 while alternatively being offered for... Read More »

Apples-to-Apples for an Elegant Presidio Heights Pad

Apples-to-Apples for an Elegant Presidio Heights Pad

Purchased for $2.71 million in May of 2016, the 1,890-square-foot, three-bedroom condo at 3341 Jackson Street, with a private entrance and “house-like” floorplan on “one of the most elegant blocks of Presidio Heights,” returned to the market priced $2.95 million this past March. The full-floor unit in a classic... Read More »

Remodeled Bayview Home Returns (Sans That $8K Stove)

Remodeled Bayview Home Returns (Sans That $8K Stove)

As we highlighted in the third quarter of last year: Purchased for $950,000 in February of , the 1,700-square-foot, four-bedroom Bayview Heights home at 1119 Hollister Avenue was subsequently taken “down to the studs” and subfloors. A structural wall was removed to open up the floor plan, a third... Read More »

Apples-to-Apples for Another Efficient Two-Bedroom

Apples-to-Apples for Another Efficient Two-Bedroom

The 714-square-foot, two-bedroom unit #411 was the last unit to sell in the Hayes Valley development at 388 Fulton Street back in 2016.  And while originally priced by the sales office at $962,000, which was in-line with the pricing for the other 68 units in the building which sold,... Read More »

Exceptional West SoMa Loft Finally Secures an “At Asking” Sale

Exceptional West SoMa Loft Finally Secures an “At Asking” Sale

Purchased for $1.135 million in March of 2015, the “exceptional TOP-FLOOR” unit #28 with “soaring double height ceilings” in the award-winning brick & timber live/work loft building at 380 10th Street returned to the market priced at $1.199 million this past April, a sale at which would have represented... Read More »

Apples-to-Apples for an Efficient Hayes Valley Two-Bedroom

Apples-to-Apples for an Efficient Hayes Valley Two-Bedroom

Purchased for $1,069,433 four years ago in September of 2016, the top-floor, two-bedroom corner unit #605 at 388 Fulton Street hit the market in Hayes Valley listed for $998,000 this past July. The efficient 720-square-foot unit features westerly views, with an open galley kitchen, modern finishes and access to... Read More »

A Luxe Two-Bedroom with Views Trades for $232K Less

A Luxe Two-Bedroom with Views Trades for $232K Less

Purchased for $2,132,111 in December of 2017, the “luxe” two-bedroom, two-bath unit #25A in the Lumina tower at 201 Folsom Street, with “wrap-around floor-to-ceiling windows” and “awe-inspiring panoramic views,” returned to the market priced $2.5 million in August of 2018. Re-listed for $2,488,000 early last year, around the time... Read More »

High-End Loft Reduced 27 Percent, Going the “Auction” Route

High-End Loft Reduced 27 Percent, Going the “Auction” Route

As we highlighted in June of last year: We’ve been intrigued by the truly high-end conversion of unit #102 at 355 Bryant Street since the 2,200-square-foot loft hit the market listed for $2.195 million, or roughly $1,000 per square foot, back in 2006, outfitted with Italian cabinetry, hardware, wall... Read More »

Rent Versus Buy and Returns for the Cheapest Lumina Condo

Rent Versus Buy and Returns for the Cheapest Lumina Condo

Purchased for $800,000 back in September of 2017, the 763-square-foot unit #3D in the Lumina tower at 201 Folsom Street returned to the market priced at $820,000 this past May, positioned as “the lowest-priced condo in the tower,” with an efficient and desirable open-concept layout, an exclusive use patio,... Read More »