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Landmark Howden Building on the Market in Oakland

Landmark Howden Building on the Market in Oakland

Designated an official Landmark in 1984, the ornately tiled and muraled “Howden Building” at 337 17th Street in Uptown Oakland was designed by McWethy and Greenleaf and built as a showroom for the Robert Howden and Sons tile, mantel and grate business back in 1925. The roughly 26,000-square-foot building,... Read More »

Index for Bay Area Home Values Slips Again Despite National Gains

Index for Bay Area Home Values Slips Again Despite National Gains

Having turned negative two months ago, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index for single-family home values within the San Francisco Metropolitan Area – which includes the East Bay, North Bay and Peninsula – has since shed 1.5 percent of its value, an outcome which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by... Read More »

Babies Kept San Francisco’s Population from Falling in 2019

Babies Kept San Francisco’s Population from Falling in 2019

Having really slowed its roll last year, the estimated population of San Francisco proper continued to grow at an annual rate of 0.3 percent in the first half of 2019 and hit a record high of 889,360 as of July 1. That being said, for the first time in... Read More »

Asking Rents Slip in San Francisco, Nearing Peak in Oakland

Asking Rents Slip in San Francisco, Nearing Peak in Oakland

The weighted average asking rent for an apartment in San Francisco, including one-off rentals as well as units in larger developments, dropped a little over 5 percent over the past quarter to $4,050 per month. While an end of year drop is typical, keep in mind that the average... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Slips, Unemployment Inches Up Anew

Bay Area Employment Slips, Unemployment Inches Up Anew

Having inched up in October, the number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck was unchanged in November and remains at a record 580,000 with an unemployment rate of 1.9 percent. As such, there are 7,800 more people living in the city with paychecks than there were... Read More »

Bonus Plans for Building Up Berkeley’s San Pablo Avenue

Bonus Plans for Building Up Berkeley’s San Pablo Avenue

The refined plans for a new six-story infill building to rise up to 64 feet in height at 1835 San Pablo Avenue in West Berkeley, upon the shuttered Midas shop’s parcel on the northeast corner of San Pablo and Hearst, could be permitted by the City’s Zoning Adjustments Board... Read More »

Bay Area Employment Slips, Unemployment Inches Up

Bay Area Employment Slips, Unemployment Inches Up

Having benefited from a seasonal bump in the onboarding of new graduates in September, the number of people living in San Francisco with a paycheck inched up by another 100 in October and now totals a record 579,900. But with a labor force that increased by 900 over the... Read More »

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity Fails to Fetch its 2017 Price

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity Fails to Fetch its 2017 Price

As we outlined this past July: Designed by Alan Page and built on a nearly one-acre lot “in the heart of Lafayette’s sought–after Happy Valley,” the roughly 6,000-square-foot home at 22 Toledo Court boasts “elite craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology, elegant lines and quality finishes throughout,” with an infinity-edge pool, outdoor... Read More »

First Platinum Certified Home in Northern CA Fetches $885 per Foot

First Platinum Certified Home in Northern CA Fetches $885 per Foot

The first LEED Platinum Certified home in Northern California was built on a Rockridge lot with views at 5950 Margarido Drive and hit the market in the fourth quarter of 2009 priced at $5.5 million or roughly $1,187 per square foot. Subsequently reduced by over two million dollars over... Read More »

Home Prices Rise in 93 Percent of Metro Areas, Bay Area Excluded

According to the National Association of Realtors, “single-family median home prices increased year-over-year in 93% of measured markets in the third quarter, with 166 of 178 metropolitan statistical areas showing sales price gains” and an average gain of 5.1 percent over the past year.  And that’s up from 91... Read More »