The Plans for That $6.5 Million Teardown in Dolores Heights

The Plans for That $6.5 Million Teardown in Dolores Heights

Purchased for $6.5 million, or a breathless “$6,069 per square foot,” back in May of 2018, plans to raze the existing 1,071-square-foot home on an oversized, 6,926-square-foot Dolores Heights lot at 3669 21st Street, with “180 degree views from Twin Peaks to San Bruno Mountain,” have been drawn (while... Read More »

A Twenty Percent Drop at The San Francisco Shipyard

A Twenty Percent Drop at The San Francisco Shipyard

Marketed as a “fantastic opportunity to get in on the new and ultra chic community of The Shipyard,” the two-bedroom, two-bath unit #216 at 451 Donahue Street, which was purchased pre-construction from Lennar for $560,800 in 2014, was flipped for $780,000 in June of 2016, shortly after the unit... Read More »

Black and Blue with Stakeholders All Over

Black and Blue with Stakeholders All Over

Built in 1920, the two-story building on the northwest corner of 8th and Howard might not appear to be particularly noteworthy. But having been identified as a contributing resource to the Western SoMa Light Industrial and Residential Historic District, not to mention having been home to The Black and... Read More »

Twenty-Five Potrero Hill Infill HOMEs Could Rise Right Here

Twenty-Five Potrero Hill Infill HOMEs Could Rise Right Here

Purchased for $1.7 million in September of 2018, plans to develop the two currently inaccessible Potrero Hill lots at 999 Texas Street have since been drawn and dubbed “1055 Texas.” While the site is technically only zoned for development up to 40 feet in height and a maximum of... Read More »

Historic Addition Redesigned, Rendered and Formally Proposed

Historic Addition Redesigned, Rendered and Formally Proposed

Having faced some pushback from Planning as originally envisioned, the plans for a five floor addition atop the historic Key Klub building at 850 Bush Street, which is located within the Lower Nob Hill National Register Historic District and currently home to Hopwater Distribution, have been redesigned and formally... Read More »

Bay Area Stay Home Order Will Be Extended [UPDATED]

Bay Area Stay Home Order Will Be Extended [UPDATED]

With the ICU availability for the greater Bay Area Region having just dropped to 3.5 percent of total capacity, the Regional Stay Home Order which went into effect at 11:59PM on December 17, 2020, and could have been lifted tomorrow, January 8, will be formally and indefinitely extended until... Read More »

Character of Bonus-Sized Development Questioned

Character of Bonus-Sized Development Questioned

As we outlined back in 2014: Residents in north-facing condos at the Palms – or fans of the Marina Auto Body shop – take note: plans to raze the auto shops at 565-585 Bryant Street, between 3rd and 4th, have been submitted to planning for review. And in their... Read More »

Mortgage Loan Application Volumes in the U.S. Slip

With pending home sales activity in the U.S. having started to slip at the end of last year, mortgage loan application volumes have slipped as well, with application volumes for purchase loans down 0.8 percent on a seasonally and holiday adjusted basis over the past two weeks, with a... Read More »

Free Rent Drops Vacancy Rates for Larger Buildings in S.F.

Free Rent Drops Vacancy Rates for Larger Buildings in S.F.

Having ticked up to over 10 percent in November, the average vacancy rate for a sampling of ten large apartment buildings in San Francisco, representing a combined 3,000 units of housing located in Hayes Valley, Dogpatch, Mid-Market and Downtown, has ticked down to a little under 8 percent, driven... Read More »

Nob Hill Infill on the Boards

Nob Hill Infill on the Boards

Plans to demolish to the two single-family homes, three apartments and Twin’s Armoire building which span 842-860 California Street and back to 119 Joice are in the works.  And as envisioned, a modern 7-story building could rise up to 65 feet in height upon the aggregated 842 California Street... Read More »