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Knock-On Effects of Governor’s Pledge to Slow CA’s High Speed Roll

Knock-On Effects of Governor’s Pledge to Slow CA’s High Speed Roll

With Governor Gavin Newsom’s apparent pledge to significantly reduce the scope of California’s high-speed rail (HSR) project, dismissing the current feasibility of connecting San Francisco to Los Angles while touting a limited run between Bakersfield and Merced to avoid an abandonment of the project overall, the potential knock-on effects... Read More »

Prestigious Penthouse Trades at a Loss

Prestigious Penthouse Trades at a Loss

Priced at $12.5 million and listed as “one of the city’s largest, highest & most prestigious view Penthouses” back in mid-2016, following a major renovation by Saint Dizier Design, the 4,600-square-foot penthouse unit #2A atop the Four Seasons Residences at 765 Market Street ended up trading for $9.0 million... Read More »

Crypto Fails to Move $6 Million Light House Condo

Crypto Fails to Move $6 Million Light House Condo

Purchased for $6.495 million in April of 2016, the 5,493-square-foot “Light House” condo at 651 Dolores Street, one of four condos within the converted Second Church of Christ Scientist, returned to the market in August of 2017 with a $6.795 million price tag. Reduced to $6.349 million after a... Read More »

Salesforce Transit Center Repairs Underway

Salesforce Transit Center Repairs Underway

As we first reported last year, the cracked Salesforce Transit Center wasn’t going to reopen in 2018 and we were projecting it would likely remain closed “through the first, if not second, quarter of 2019 as well.” With a fix for the transit center’s fractured beams having since been... Read More »

Mission District Institution Closing, Corner Buildings for Sale

Mission District Institution Closing, Corner Buildings for Sale

As we first reported last year, Lucca Ravioli’s detached parking lot parcel at 1120 Valencia Street was on the market in the Mission and has since sold to a developer with plans for a five-story development to rise on its mid-block site. As we noted at the time, “yes,... Read More »

Penthouse BLUs, Take Two (And Three)

Penthouse BLUs, Take Two (And Three)

Purchased for $2.4 million in the third quarter of 2012, the 2,285-square-foot Penthouse Unit C (PHC) atop BLU at 631 Folsom Street has just resold for $2.89 million, representing total appreciation of 20.4 percent over the past six years on a straight-line basis. Missing from that two point timeline,... Read More »

New Plans for Prominent Van Ness Corridor Site Progress

New Plans for Prominent Van Ness Corridor Site Progress

As we first reported last year: Plans to raze the former KRON TV building at 1001 Van Ness Avenue and develop a 14-story building, with 239 condos over 5,000 square feet of retail space fronting Van Ness, were approved two years ago but never broke ground. But that doesn’t... Read More »

Down in the Inner Mission

Down in the Inner Mission

As we wrote last month: Purchased for $950,000 in June of 2015, the modern two-bedroom unit #411 at 1875 Mission Street (aka “M@1875”) returned to the market listed for $1,050,000 this past August, a sale at which would have represented total appreciation of 10.5 percent for the “luxurious, stylish... Read More »

Modern Mid-Market Loft Nearly Fetches its 2013 Price

Modern Mid-Market Loft Nearly Fetches its 2013 Price

Purchased for $1.075 million in June of 2013, the 1,199-square-foot modern loft #902 at 2 Mint Plaza returned to the market priced at $1.095 million this past September. Having failed to secure an acceptable offer, the list price for the Mid-Market loft was reduced to “$995,000” in an attempt... Read More »

Potential Historic Resource on the Market in Hayes Valley

Potential Historic Resource on the Market in Hayes Valley

Purchased by the French American International School for $900,000 back in 2012, the former Bruce’s Automotive building at 159 Fell Street, which measures roughly 4,700 square feet, is now back on the market with a $3.6 million price tag. While the circa 1927 garage has been flagged as a... Read More »