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Appreciation For a Big One-Bedroom (Plus) With Views

Appreciation For a Big One-Bedroom (Plus) With Views

Purchased for $2.3 million in April of 2015, the 1,838-square-foot corner unit #806 in the Comstock, at 1333 Jones Street atop Nob Hill, returned to the market priced at $2.9 million this past July. Technically a two-bedroom, the unit, which features some rather spectacular, panoramic views, was previously reconfigured... Read More »

Seeking Forgiveness for the Former Abby Hotel

Seeking Forgiveness for the Former Abby Hotel

With the master lease to the San Francisco Art Institute, which had been using the building for student housing, having expired last year, and 52 of the 54 units, 27 of which had private bathrooms, having been delivered vacant, the former Abby Hotel at 630 Geary Street traded for... Read More »

Hayes Valley Trader Joe’s Closer to Reality

Hayes Valley Trader Joe’s Closer to Reality

Following a major false start by Portland-based New Seasons Market, which was aiming to open in 2018, Trader Joe’s has now formally submitted their application to build-out and operate the roughly 17,000-square-foot ground floor grocery store space at 555 Fulton Street in Hayes Valley. If approved by the City,... Read More »

Landmark Doelger Building Relisted, Reduced

Landmark Doelger Building Relisted, Reduced

The landmarked Art Deco building with a Streamline Modern addition at 320-326 Judah Street, which was built for the San Francisco builder extraordinaire, Henry Doelger, back in 1932 is now back on the market with a reduced $7.45 asking price having been listed for $8 million near the end... Read More »

Apples-to-Apples for a Modern Two-Bedroom

Apples-to-Apples for a Modern Two-Bedroom

Purchased for $1.05 million in December of 2017, the two-bedroom, two-bath unit #504 in the Rowan building at 338 Potrero, which “exemplifies modern living,” returned to the market priced at $999,000 two months ago. In addition to being outfitted with an open and efficient floor plan, floor-to-ceiling windows, and... Read More »

Corona Heights Castle, Cleaned Up and Flipped

Corona Heights Castle, Cleaned Up and Flipped

Purchased in a state of disrepair, with “years of deferred maintenance,” for $1.11 million in March of last year, the three-bedroom, one-bath Corona Heights “Castle” at 253 States Street has since been cleaned up and flipped. In addition to having cleaned up the interior and exterior of the 1,687-square-foot... Read More »

Muted Appreciation for the Ghirardelli Mansion

Muted Appreciation for the Ghirardelli Mansion

Purchased for $4 million in late 2012, the 6,500-square-foot Piedmont mansion at 636 Highland Avenue, which was built for the Ghirardelli family in the early 1900’s, resold for $4.65 million in October of 2016, representing total appreciation of 16.3 percent for the restored East Bay mansion over those four... Read More »

The Numbers Behind the Lease Up of New Below Market Units

The Numbers Behind the Lease Up of New Below Market Units

Nearly 7,000 applications (6,849) were received for the 108 Below Market Rate (“BMR”) rental units in the new 537-unit development at 500 Folsom Street, on Transbay Block 9, which was completed at the end of 2019. And while waylaid by the pandemic, BRIDGE Housing was able to have 100... Read More »

Boardinghouse Turned Mansion Finally Trades

Boardinghouse Turned Mansion Finally Trades

Unofficially priced at $29.5 million when it was showcased in 2008, the 15,000-square-foot Pacific Heights mansion at 2820 Scott Street, which was a boarding house prior to being purchased by the Paige family in 2005, after which it was renovated, remodeled, and re-decorated, has been on and off the... Read More »

Permits for a Designer Mega-Mansion Have Been Secured

Permits for a Designer Mega-Mansion Have Been Secured

As we outlined back in 2018: Purchased by Mark and Alison Pincus for $16 million in 2012, the nearly 12,000-square-foot Pacific Heights pad at 2950 Pacific Avenue, the rear facade of which is pictured above, returned to the market in 2014 with plans to add a bunker below the... Read More »