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New York Times Not Fact Checking?

The New York Times pronounces “A Chill Is in the Air for Sellers,” especially in San Rafael. In principle we agree, but based on what we know about the market, something just didn’t jibe with at least one part their article. So we did some quick fact checking. From... Read More »

The Mayor Is Moving On Up!

The Mayor Is Moving On Up!

According to Damion Matthews, Mayor Gavin Newsom just closed escrow on a two-bedroom condo high atop Russian Hill in the Bellaire Tower (1101 Green Street). And the purchase price, according to the Business Times, was $2,350,000 (seller none other than Peter Getty). Good news for those hoping to share... Read More »

You Should Have Seen This Coming (Seven Years Ago)

Supervisor Aaron Peskin’s proposed ordinance banning condominium conversions in buildings where multiple tenants, senior citizens, disabled, or catastrophically ill people were evicted passed a Board of Supervisors committee last night and now heads to final voting for passage. Not too surprising. What is surprising, however, is that the mayor’s... Read More »

Be Your Own Agent (And Get Paid Even Better)

Be Your Own Agent (And Get Paid Even Better)

BuySide Realty quietly launched in California this week under the tag line, “Where it Pays To Find Your Own Home”. The basic premise: you do the research, find the home, and determine what you want to offer while BuySide writes and manages the offer, and then guides you through... Read More »

Speaking Of Bachelor Pads…

Speaking Of Bachelor Pads…

We’d like to believe that the New York Times drew their inspiration for a piece on bachelor pads from our post on 2002 California (now in contract). “A bachelor pad is a cultural icon. It has been designed by the architect Frank Gehry for the pages of Playboy and... Read More »

San Francisco Prices Up/Sales Down

According to the California Association of Realtors, Bay Area median home prices gained 1.7% last month, and on a year-over-year basis remain up 6.1% (8.0% in San Francisco County). Not too surprisingly, Bay Area sales volume was relatively flat as compared to January (-0.4%) and sales volume continues to... Read More »

Update: 2257 Green Sells (Spoiler Alert…)

Update: 2257 Green Sells (Spoiler Alert…)

Our previous coverage of 2257 Green Street generated a fair amount of buzz, intrigue, and speculation. You might remember that this house was originally listed at $5.2M, was later reduced to $3.495M, and was finally reduced to $2.595M. We also reported that according to Zillow, the house last changed... Read More »

San Francisco Sales Slide In February

According to DQNews, “Bay Area home sales remained at their lowest level in five years in February, as price increases continued to slow….” San Francisco sales volume is off by almost 19% compared to 2005, and although the median sales price rose 1.5% last month, year-over-year appreciation now stands... Read More »

Hola! Tortilla Heights

Hola! Tortilla Heights

The doors are now open (and the scaffolding is almost down) at ‘tortilla heights’. Located at the corner of Bush and Divisadero, and just down the street from Frankie’s Bohemian Café and the Fishbowl (same owners), it’s a welcome addition to the neighborhood. [Note: we’re not going to make... Read More »

Suge Versus Puffy?

Suge Versus Puffy?

We’re hoping to avoid all the public insults, nightclub brawls, and gunfire that erupted between the West’s Suge Knight and the East’s Puffy Combs. Instead, we welcome SFCurbed with open arms. All we ask is that you don’t start calling it “Golden Gate City” (or “Frisco”). (Oh, and no... Read More »