Plans to Activate Shuttered Development Sites in San Francisco

Plans to Activate Shuttered Development Sites in San Francisco

Having noticed that buildings which have been shuttered, pending the approval, financing or market conditions for redevelopment, often sit vacant “for months or years, during which the streetscape surrounding the building becomes less inviting and a target for vandalism,” as was the case at 1066 Market Street, pictured... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Actually Dropped Last Month

Bay Area Employment Actually Dropped Last Month

Having hit a record high in February, the number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck, which typically ticks up in March, actually decreased by 3,400 last month to 572,000 and the unemployment rate, which hit a record low of 2.1 percent at the end of last... Read More »

Positioned for an “Over Asking!” Sale on Anderson Street

Positioned for an “Over Asking!” Sale on Anderson Street

Having been taken “down to the studs,” completely remodeled and expanded to a little over 2,000 square feet (with four bedrooms, four baths and a panoramic roof deck to boot), the Bernal Heights home at 478 Anderson Street sold for $2.2 million in January of 2018. The home’s main... Read More »

Twisty 400-Foot-Tall Tower has Topped Out

Twisty 400-Foot-Tall Tower has Topped Out

Having broken ground on the northwest corner of Spear and Folsom back in 2017, construction on the twisty 400-foot-tall tower dubbed MIRA (a.k.a. 280 Spear Street) has officially “topped out.” And with the installation of the tower’s distinctive façade rapidly progressing, as captured above and below by Jason O’Rear... Read More »

Price Cut for a Newly Rendered Noe Flip

Price Cut for a Newly Rendered Noe Flip

Having been owned by the same family for half a century, the three-bedroom Noe Valley Victorian at 331 Day Street hit the market last May, touting “many of the traditional details that Victorian fans appreciate: from the crown moulding (sic) and embossed wallpaper to the glass cabinet pulls and... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Ticks Up, Odds of an Easing Slips

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Ticks Up, Odds of an Easing Slips

The average rate for a 30-year mortgage ticked up 5 basis points over the past week to 4.17 percent, which is up 11 basis points since the end of March but remains 30 basis points below the average rate at the same time last year (4.47 percent), according to... Read More »

Trust Staff Pans Plans for 30-Acre Redevelopment in the Presidio

Trust Staff Pans Plans for 30-Acre Redevelopment in the Presidio

As requested by the Presidio Trust’s Board of Directors, the Trust’s staff has completed an in-depth review of the now singular proposal to redevelop the 30-acre Fort Winfield Scott campus pictured above.  From the staff’s findings and preliminary determination, which were just sent to the Board: “We have assessed the... Read More »

No Major Red Flags for Proposed Tower of Micro Rooms

No Major Red Flags for Proposed Tower of Micro Rooms

As we first reported earlier this year, plans for a slender 25-story hotel to rise up to 260 feet in height on the 4,000-square-foot parking lot site at 36 Tehama Street have been drafted. And as designed by Handel Architects for J Street Hospitality, the Transbay District tower would... Read More »

Appreciation for a Historic Heublein Building Loft

Appreciation for a Historic Heublein Building Loft

Purchased for $930,000 in March of 2016, the 953-square-foot unit #101 in the historic Heublein building at 601 4th Street, across the street from a new Central Subway stop at the intersection of Brannan, returned to the market listed for $995,000 at the end of February, configured as a... Read More »

Pending Home Sales Trend in San Francisco Turns Up

While the number of homes sold in San Francisco will end the first quarter down versus the first quarter of 2018 and around a ten-year low, pending sales activity recently started picking up steam. In fact, for the first time in nearly a year, the number of homes in... Read More »