2033 Pine Street: Interior
It’s a three-bedroom Tenancy in Common (TIC) with parking in a three-unit building in Lower Pacific Heights that’s two blocks from “the heart” of Fillmore. And if the MLS is correct, 2033 Pine Street is also bank owned.
Again, TIC and bank owned (which would be the first such combo we’ve seen) assuming the listing is correct.
UPDATE: Well, despite the fact that it’s been listed on the MLS (and sites that rely on the MLS) for 19 days as a bank owned sale…
2033 Pine Street on ZipRealty
…apparently it’s not.
UPDATE: And after three hours on SocketSite, the listing has been corrected. Cheers.
∙ Listing: 2033 Pine Street (3/2) 1,600 sqft – $1,075,000 (TIC) [2033pine.com] [MLS]

33 thoughts on “A Bank Owned TIC In Lower Pacific Heights? (2033 Pine Street)”
  1. I don’t see the reference to “bank owned” in the MLS comments. It’s listed by the same agent who sold it in 2004.

  2. Public records shows a transfer for $805,000 in 3/8/04. Also there is a loan recorded for $2,020,000 in 2006. I still don’t think it’s an REO.

  3. Why didn’t the bank foreclose on the whole building? I thought that was the fear of TICs. 1 share in default = entire building defaulted.
    Please don’t let this turn into a giant TIC shitstorm thread, but I’d like to know the answer to this. Thanks.

  4. @Scurvy
    There are two types of TIC arrangements:
    *Traditional TIC is as you described. One loan for the building, and neighbors are sharing that liability.
    *Fractional TIC is where everyone has their own loan on their own share. If one defaults, then only that share/unit is defaulting.
    Obviously the second option is far more conventional and desirable, and makes TIC’s function a lot more like a condo.
    I also share the view that this appears not to be bank owned…

  5. I also share the view that this appears not to be bank owned…
    you can share that view, but when it says REO on the MLS, that means the bank owns it.

  6. Recently I have heard rumblings that fractionalized TIC loans have some risk of disappearing from the market. Regardless of how true you feel that to be, you have to wonder how the bank plans to be able to resell fractionalized TICs that foreclose without loans to finance them. Perhaps banks will only issue new fractionalized loans on their own buyback properties.

  7. an honest question…
    what’s the difference between “Lower Pacific Heights” and the “tenderloin”?
    All opinions appreciated. I thought both were the same no?

  8. It could also be a typo. By the looks of the various transactions, IMO, it seems as if it probably is one. I have had a typo inserted before by a broker who was editing some language elsewhere on the MLS form. It happens. Give it a few days and then see what it reads.

  9. Some much for investigative journalism.
    A simple phone call to the listing agent will clear this up.
    So I did. It was NOT bank owned.
    [Editor’s Note: You’re right, we should know better than to rely on the accuracy of the MLS.]

  10. FWIW, Sterling Bank appears on the deed of trust, so that would suggest a fractionalized TIC loan. You think their would be some note in the MLS about “financing available”.
    HOA: No (Huh?)

  11. jessap,
    LPH is an older area of Pac Heights with some very busy streets – Pine and Bush (this home is on Pine). It is nearer to the gangs and housing projects of Western Addition, but it is not a low income area by a long shot. Many of the buildings are quite beautiful and most are well maintained, but those busy streets tend to dominate. For that reason, prices tend to be lower here than they are in Pac Heights. Here, you’re ON a busy street, and that is going to make anything difficult to sell.
    Pac heights has a couple of busy streets: Franklin, Gough, California and first couple of blocks of Divisadero from California, and so prices in those areas are more comparable to LPH than they are to the rest of pac heights. It’s really the traffic that hurts LPH more than anything.
    TL is a low income area with a drug, prostitution and other crime problem. The buildings are not usually well maintained. That influences prices more drastically than LPH.
    Geographic boundaries are very different between those two areas.

  12. jessep,
    LPH goes East to Franklin. Then the Polk Gulch covers the next few blocks to Leavenworth. See those drag queen and tranny bars? You’ve now left LPH. The Tenderloin is East of Leavenworth.

  13. EBGuy,
    While Sterling makes fractional loans, this one appears to be a group loan as several names appear on the deed of trust.

  14. rather than “lower pac heights” jesse is thinking of “lower nob hill” aka the “tendernob”

  15. jessep,
    In addition to what Tipster said, LPH is WEST of Van Ness, generally south of California.
    Tenderloin is EAST of Van Ness and generally south of Bush street.
    Like Tipster said, it’s largely the busy (one way often times) streets that make LPH less desirable but you also don’t get views of the bay (either from units or from walking around). Pacific Heights offers both. Also, the busy streets tend to be the border streets of the area (Franklin/California) and once you get above Sacramento, Gough actually becomes a two-way street with only one lane of traffic in each direction… it really changes at Jackson when it takes on an entirely residential feel with large sidewalks, plenty of trees, and nice pads.

  16. The MLS listing still shows REO = YES.
    YeahRight?, thank you for calling the agent to clarify that the listing is not a REO – but we shouldn’t have to be investigate journalists to obtain the truth about a MLS listing. The data submitted should be 100% accurate – and if an error is detected (and brought to the attention of the listing agent), it should be corrected immediately.

  17. [Editor’s Note: You’re right, we should know better than to rely on the accuracy of the MLS.]
    LOL. Where would you be without the MLS? You heart you some MLS man. Come on now.

  18. The question you wanted to ask is “what’s the difference between Lower Pacific Heights and the Western Addition?” 😉

  19. … the answer being, of course, Geary. This is an okay place to live, and I like the kitchen. I don’t think it’s worth over a million dollars, though.

  20. Looks like a nice rental.
    For my buying dollar, I’d rather be north of California (and really, north of Clay).
    Looking forward to places like this selling for ~$500/sqft sooner rather than later.

  21. Don’t be surprised if this wasn’t intentional. There are a lot of folks targeting REO properties and it could easily be a tactic to get more eyeballs. And it worked. Maybe it will bring some light on the TIC market in general.

  22. Or if you are a DIY type, 2255-57 Pine appears to be headed for the auction block on May 26 (whaddya know, today!) for an estimated amount of $1.378 million. Its a duplex, but Pine Street Holdings LLC couldn’t handle the conversion, so there may be “tenant issues”.

  23. including today’s date
    I just got a Waveceptor watch and obviously need to read the manual a bit more. I pressed a button and it said 5-26 (really should have looked at the freakin’ blog signatures, eh?). I’m guessing that was the date it last synced with the Atomic clock signal. At any rate, was Pine Street Holdings LLC able to avoid the gavel yesterday? You obviously have more info than I have at my fingertips.
    Dang… was also going to mention 2799 Pacific but I see that Trip beat me to the scoop on another thread.

  24. a million dollar home and this place has mostly cheap track lighting! I mean c’mon. It should all be recess lighting or at least expensive looking tracking lighting. The fixtures in this TIC looks like from home depot.

  25. Western addition is on the other side of Geary from LPH, but it’s worlds away. There are extensive areas of large housing projects. There are a very few decent areas(the whole neighborhood near the Masonic and Fell Lucky’s for example), but the rest of it is a disaster, or too close to a disaster.

  26. 2255-57, 2255-2257 Pine Street – Used to live there. Looked into condo converting, but there’s tons of unpermitted work (foundation, roof, etc.). It was going to cost us way too much!

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