Home Depot Almost Home?

Home Depot Almost Home?

Next week Home Depot is headed back in front of the Planning Commission. Having signed a lease for the old Goodman Lumber location at 491 Bayshore Blvd. over five years ago, the Depot is still seeking approval to begin development. Proponents point to desperately needed neighborhood jobs and a... Read More »

Blast From The Past

We’ve recently been reminded of a passage from Po Bronson’s The Nudist on the Late Shift: Though people are willing to make bets, nobody pretends that stock prices are rational. By now it’s perfectly clear that the national fascination is riveted on people who are getting rich quickly and... Read More »

Fairmont Furor

Apparently the owners of the 591-room Fairmont Hotel are considering a condo conversion of 226 rooms in the tower annex into 60 housing units. According to the owners group, “The landmark portion of the hotel won’t be touched…hat will continue to operate as a hotel. All the ballrooms, all... Read More »

Green Clean: The Book

Now that you own/rent it, keep it clean. Finally, a “Green” cleaning book that doesn’t look like something mimeographed in the basement by a couple of hippies (not that we’ve got anything against hippies). From Amazon: GREEN CLEAN is the definitive, step-by-step guide to cleaning better while using natural,... Read More »

199 New Montgomery: Update

It’s been six days since we last reported on 199 New Montgomery unit #1501 and once again the price has been “Reduced!!”. Somehow that original 1.2% reduction failed to generate a ton of interest, so this time it’s down another 2.2% (asking $879k). Death by a thousand paper cuts…... Read More »

It’s About Time

Two months ago SocketSite highlighted the PMI Group’s Economic and Real Estate Trends report that indicated a 39.5% likelihood of decline in the San Francisco real estate market over the next two years (and a ten-year price appreciation of 2.3%). Two months later Kiplinger’s generates a ton of buzz... Read More »

Win A Pre-Fab Studio

Win A Pre-Fab Studio

FLOR is sponsoring the giveaway of a 600 square foot Flatpak studio home (including assembly). All you need is the land. And to win. We’re in. · FLOR Sweepstakes Online Entry Read More »

525 Gough: No Sell Out

525 Gough: No Sell Out

Although showing a list date of 7/06/05, 525 Gough #405 has been on the market for at least four months (all the while at a list price of $1,025,000). This unit is quite possibly the only one not to be sold by the developer (out of 21). And as... Read More »

Flipping The Bank Of America Building

Last year, San Francisco’s Bank of America Center was sold to a group of New York investors for $825 million. Now, according to the New York Times, “the 52-story reddish-brown granite tower is said to be going on the market again. This time, the sellers are hoping that the... Read More »

Googleite Land Grab

Apparently newfound Google wealth has created a bidding frenzy in Atherton. According to the RealEstateTimes, “More than half a dozen Google employees have bought Atherton houses for between $3.5 million and $17.8 million since September.” And one local broker estimates that “25% to 35% of recent upper-end home sales,... Read More »