Barbeques, Beach Parties And Long Weekends On The Brain

Barbeques, Beach Parties And Long Weekends On The Brain

With barbecues, beach parties and a celebratory long weekend on the collective brain, we turn our attention to the Stinson Beach home at 13 Walla Vista. Built in 1980, the three-bedroom pad has since remodeled with walls of accordion glass doors opening the house to the inner courtyard and... Read More »

Housing Proposed For Showplace Site Where OSH Was Denied

Housing Proposed For Showplace Site Where OSH Was Denied

Despite the Planning Department’s support for the project two years ago, San Francisco’s Planning Commission denied Orchard Supply Hardware’s bid to convert the Pacific Sales building at 975 Bryant Street into a 33,000 square foot OSH with a nursery on the roof, raising a number of questions as to... Read More »

One Rincon’s Second Tower In Contract, Likely Going Condo

With less than half the tower’s 298 units currently occupied despite having started leasing in early 2014, One Rincon Hill’s northwest tower is reportedly in contract to be sold for $400 million.  And while currently operating as an apartment building, the application to clear the way for the individual... Read More »

Corpse House In Contract For Over A Million Dollars

Corpse House In Contract For Over A Million Dollars

A bid of $1,029,500 has been received for the Lake District Victorian within which the mummified corpse of the homeowner was found among the items hoarded by her surviving adult daughter.  And the final sale price could go higher. As the mother’s death was never reported, the sale will... Read More »

New Caltrains Will Have Bathrooms, But No Increase For Onboard Bikes

New Caltrains Will Have Bathrooms, But No Increase For Onboard Bikes

While Caltrain’s staff had been recommending that its new electric trains not include any bathrooms, a move which could have added additional seats to each train and saved on capital and ongoing maintenance costs, the voice of (some) pissed off riders appears to have been heard. Tomorrow, Caltrain’s Board... Read More »

Looking To Make A Small Fortune?

Looking To Make A Small Fortune?

Founded in 1897 by Ed and Bertha Haus as the Burgundy Winery & Olive Oil Factory, a hundred years later the Eakle family purchased the winery and its 36 acres in the Vacas Mountains above Napa Valley and re-dubbed it Pope Valley. In addition to the winery, the property... Read More »

Certification Of Key ‘Wall On The Waterfront’ Report To Be Rescinded

Certification Of Key ‘Wall On The Waterfront’ Report To Be Rescinded

The motion to officially rescind the City’s certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the waylaid 8 Washington Street development (a.k.a. “The Wall on the Waterfront“) is in the works in order to comply with orders from the San Francisco Superior Court. Approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission... Read More »

SRO Units To Replace Shuttered Suriya Thai Space In SoMa

SRO Units To Replace Shuttered Suriya Thai Space In SoMa

Shuttered three years ago this month, the former Suriya Thai restaurant space at 1532 Howard Street has been vacant since. But plans to raze the restaurant and construct a six-story building which would rise 55-feet in height and include 15 Single Room Occupancy (SRO) units (i.e., studios with kitchenettes)... Read More »

Median S.F. Home Price Hits A Record $1.15M And Sales Slip (Again)

Median S.F. Home Price Hits A Record $1.15M And Sales Slip (Again)

Recorded sales activity for single-family homes and condos in San Francisco slipped 1.4 percent in May and is currently running 6.1 percent lower on a year-over-year basis, versus 5.6 percent lower last month. Sales activity in San Francisco typically increase around 10 percent from April to May. As sales... Read More »

Historic ‘Steinhart Hotel’ Hits The Market Seeking $27M

Historic ‘Steinhart Hotel’ Hits The Market Seeking $27M

Looking to start a tech commune in San Francisco?  Well, the 57-unit ‘Steinhart Hotel‘ at 952 Sutter Street has just hit the market for $27 million. And according to the listing, 48 of the units could be delivered vacant at the close of escrow. While touting an opportunity to... Read More »

Bay Area Home Values Climb, Condo Values Hit New High

Bay Area Home Values Climb, Condo Values Hit New High

Single-family home and condominium values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area gained 2.0 and 2.2 percent respectively in April, according to the latest S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index. The San Francisco index for single-family homes is running 10.0 percent higher on a year-over-year basis and is within 3.7 percent... Read More »

Nurses Union Announces Opposition To Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena

Nurses Union Announces Opposition To Warriors’ Mission Bay Arena

Citing fears of gridlock traffic and a loss of parking for Mission Bay healthcare workers and their patients, the influential California Nurses Association has announced its opposition to the Golden State Warriors’ proposed arena across from UCSF’s new Medical Center at Mission Bay. While the Mission Bay Alliance has vowed an... Read More »

Flower Mart Tenants And Developer Agree, But The Battle Isn’t Over

Flower Mart Tenants And Developer Agree, But The Battle Isn’t Over

The ceremonial signing of the final agreement between the San Francisco Flower Mart Tenants’ Association, Kilroy Realty and the San Francisco Flower Mart LLC which will end the tenants’ threatened ballot measure to block the proposed redevelopment of the Mart is about to occur. While the agreement aligns the... Read More »

Pending U.S. Home Sales Index At Highest Point Since Early 2006

The National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index ticked up 0.9 percent in May from a downward revised level of 111.6 in April. The index, for which 100 denotes an average level of activity, is at its highest point since April 2006 (at which point it measured 113.7)... Read More »

Another SoMa Gas Station Destined For Redevelopment

Another SoMa Gas Station Destined For Redevelopment

The lease for the Shell station on the southwest corner of Fifth and Folsom expires in February 2017.  And while plans for the two-parcel site have yet to be submitted to San Francisco’s Planning Department for review, the western parcel upon which the service station sits has hit the... Read More »