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An Early Peek Inside “La Casa Verde” (a.k.a. The Future Idea House)

An Early Peek Inside “La Casa Verde” (a.k.a. The Future Idea House)

A reader notes that one “Chicken John” will be holding a political fundraiser this evening at “La Casa Verde.” And if the location (corner of 25th and Alabama) and design (a showcase for green tech) sound strangely familiar, well…they should (at least if you’re plugged-in). [Editor’s Note: This should... Read More »

London Calling: A San Francisco To London Neighborhood Comparison

A young couple living in London, but making the move to San Francisco next month, drops us a note looking for some guidance on San Francisco neighborhoods. Or rather more specifically, “f you know London, please try to compare areas!” And as much as we love London (and know... Read More »

Park Terrace (325 Berry): The Grand Opening Weekend

Park Terrace (325 Berry): The Grand Opening Weekend

While early buyers have already taken occupancy, Park Terrace (325 Berry) held their “Grand Opening” this weekend (roughly eleven months after their first release of condos). From a tipster: “50% sold according to the agent that gave us a tour but it looked closer to 30% based on his... Read More »

SocketSite ReadersReport: 55 Sheridan Rising

SocketSite ReadersReport: 55 Sheridan Rising

A reader walks by 55 Sheridan, snaps a picture and notes, “looking way cool.” Any other readers have the inside scoop on what’s being built (and potentially sold)? UPDATE (8/17): As a few plugged-in readers quickly surmised (as we should have as well), this is in fact 55 Sheridan... Read More »

There’s Gold Up In Them There Hills! (Eureka Gardens Edition)

There’s Gold Up In Them There Hills! (Eureka Gardens Edition)

It was five months ago that a reader wondered about all the construction up at Eureka Gardens (4150 17th Street). And it was moments later that a few other plugged-in readers provided the scoop and noted the potential (hopefully you were plugged-in at the time). And as a tipster... Read More »

JustQuotes, RandomRumors, And Readers Report: Alt-A All In One

“At this time Wells Fargo…is no longer accepting Alt-A loans. Period. I also have CONFIRMATION that IndyMac is also tightening significantly: http://www.theimbreport.com. I have UNCONFIRMED reports that WaMu, BofA, and Wachovia are also significantly restricting Alt-A loans as of today. Again, there will ALWAYS be some market for Alt-A... Read More »

Moving Pictures: Can You Help A Reader (And Us) Out?

Moving Pictures: Can You Help A Reader (And Us) Out?

From a plugged-in reader riding the N Judah with camera phone in hand (see above): here is a great apartment building at 415 Carl Street on the N Judah Line (literally) that I’ve always liked. Now, someone is in the process of doing a much needed upgrade and restoration... Read More »

Symphony Towers: A SocketSite Reader Reports On Opening Day

Symphony Towers: A SocketSite Reader Reports On Opening Day

We might not have an official tally for this past weekend’s “grand opening” of Symphony Towers, but we do have one plugged-in reader’s report (and photo): Buyers (including many investors) starting lining up at 6am for a chance at one of those 350k studios. From the look of things,... Read More »

A TJPA Offer You Really Can’t Refuse

Another seriously plugged in reader; another big development; and another big question: The Transbay Joint Powers Admin over that past few weeks has been sending out offer letters to purchase properties around the Transbay Terminal. The TJPA is moving forward with their acquisition plan for 20+ properties (maybe... Read More »