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New Bayview/Dogpatch Lab Development on the Boards

New Bayview/Dogpatch Lab Development on the Boards

Purchased for $34 million early 2019, plans to raze the warehouse buildings on the two Bayview blocks at 3150 and 3240 3rd Street, between Cesar Chavez and Islais Creek, on the southern border of Dogpatch, are in the works. And as newly massed below by Workshop1, plans for a... Read More »

High-Density (Grocery Store) Site in Play

High-Density (Grocery Store) Site in Play

The 3,149-square-foot parcel upon which the Food & Liquor World grocery store building currently sits at 726-28 Post Street is on the market with a $2.5 million price tag. In addition to being zoned for development up to 80 feet in height, prior to any bonuses, the Lower Nob... Read More »

New Home Inventory Up 32 Percent in the U.S., Sales Down

New Home Inventory Up 32 Percent in the U.S., Sales Down

While the seasonally adjusted pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. ticked up 1.5 percent in August to an annualized rate of 740,000 sales, the current pace of sales is over 24 percent lower than at the same time last year, down 25 percent since the start... Read More »

Muted Appreciation for an Architecturally Significant View Home

Muted Appreciation for an Architecturally Significant View Home

Purchased for $4.1 million in November of 2015, the “architecturally significant” Streamline Moderne home on a prominent corner lot at 849 Sanchez Street, atop “Liberty Heights,” returned to the market priced at $5.195 million this past February, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 26.7 percent... Read More »

Restaurateur’s Estate Fetches Less Than 50% of Original List

Restaurateur’s Estate Fetches Less Than 50% of Original List

As we outlined in July of last year, the 6,000-square-foot “Villa Cucina,” which sits on 40 acres of prime Napa Valley land, was built for Pat Kuleto, the famed San Francisco restaurateur, back in 1995. The centerpiece of the rustic five-bedroom home is an oversized kitchen designed by Kuleto... Read More »

Expectations for a Rate Hike Have Accelerated

Expectations for a Rate Hike Have Accelerated

Having cited an ongoing public health crisis (i.e., the pandemic) that “will continue to weigh on economic activity, employment, and inflation in the near term, and poses considerable risks to the economic outlook” at the end of last year, the dot plot of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) participant’s... Read More »

Pace of Existing Home Sales in the U.S. Drops

Pace of Existing Home Sales in the U.S. Drops

Having ticked up in July, the seasonally adjusted pace of existing-home sales across the U.S. dropped 2.0 percent in August to an annual rate of 5.88 million sales and was down 1.5 percent on a year-over-year basis, representing the first year-over-year decline in the pace of sales since July... Read More »

Modern Van Ness Development Slated for Approval, Take Two

Modern Van Ness Development Slated for Approval, Take Two

As we outlined back in May: Having just cleared a key environmental hurdle which obviates the need for a detailed Environmental Impact Report to be prepared for the project, the further refined plans for a bold 13-story building designed by Woods Bagot to rise on the northeast corner of... Read More »

Purchase Mortgage Activity Down 17 Percent for New Homes

While purchase mortgage application volumes for new home purchases across the nation ticked up 9 percent from July to August, application volumes were down 17 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association and despite the fact that there were over 26 percent more new homes... Read More »

Permit for 70 Tiny Cabins Has Been Approved

Permit for 70 Tiny Cabins Has Been Approved

While plans for a residential tower to rise up to 250 feet in height upon the City College of San Francisco site at 33 Gough Street were first drafted back in 2017, and further densified the following year, said plans were withdrawn from consideration prior to the project and... Read More »