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A Creative Cow Hollow Transformation and Pesky Complaint

A Creative Cow Hollow Transformation and Pesky Complaint

Purchased as a 3,260-square-foot, two-unit building for $3.2 million in June of 2017, plans to remodel 2742-2744 Baker Street were approved in early 2018. As approved and subsequently permitted, the building’s second story was to be split 60/40 between the two units, with what was a storage area on... Read More »

Number of Homes on the Market in San Francisco Ticks Up

Number of Homes on the Market in San Francisco Ticks Up

With the number of homes that were newly listed for sale in San Francisco having outpaced the number of new purchase contracts that were written over the past two weeks, the net number of homes on the market in the city has ticked up 9 percent to 970, which... Read More »

San Francisco Reopened, Unscheduled Open Houses Allowed

For the first time since early 2020, real estate Open Houses and showings can once again be held in San Francisco without any capacity, distancing or scheduling requirements in place, as all pandemic related business and activity restrictions, other than for “mega-events” events with more than 5,000 people indoors,... Read More »

Downsized Plans for that Prominent North Beach Development

Downsized Plans for that Prominent North Beach Development

As we revealed back in 2019, plans to demolish the façade of the burned-out Verdi Building at 659 Union Street, between Columbus and Powell, and redevelop the site in the heart of North Beach were in the works and even bigger plans for a 98-unit residential building rising up... Read More »

Impact of Proposed Tower Appealed, Rather Ironically

Impact of Proposed Tower Appealed, Rather Ironically

Having been granted a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration (PMND) by Planning last month, which establishes that that its development “would not have a significant effect on the environment as proposed” and obviates the need for a more extensive, and costly, environmental review, the plans for the proposed tower to... Read More »

Seeking Forgiveness for an Illegal Grow House Conversion

Seeking Forgiveness for an Illegal Grow House Conversion

Illegally converted into a cannabis grow house early last year, with unpermitted electrical work and construction, a formal request “to convert” the former Bay Area Ironworks Suppliers building at 1440 Egbert Avenue, across from Laughing Monk Brewing in Bayview, into a “cannabis cultivation and packaging facility” have been drafted... Read More »

Senior Building Inspector Under Investigation in San Francisco

Having admitted to accepting a previously unreported loan of $180,000 from Freydoon Ghassemzadeh, whose family operates SIA Consulting and development, a San Francisco Building Inspector that signed-off on a number of SIA Consulting’s projects in San Francisco is now under investigation and has been placed on administrative leave. According... Read More »

Another Luxury Condo Trades at a Loss, As Advertised

Another Luxury Condo Trades at a Loss, As Advertised

Purchased for $1,419,478 in April of 2016, a price which didn’t include a storage unit in the building which was purchased separately and was included in its most recent sale, the re-sale of the “rarely available top floor plaza unit” #C8H at 333 Beale Street, a 985-square-foot, one-bedroom LUMINA... Read More »

Inventory Levels Inch Down in San Francisco, Year-Over-Year

The net number of single-family homes and condos listed for sale in San Francisco (i.e., inventory) inched down 2 percent over the past two weeks to 920, which includes 260 single-family homes and 660 condos. And for the first time since the second quarter of last year, inventory levels... Read More »

Polk Gulch Infill on the Boards

Polk Gulch Infill on the Boards

Plans to demolish the two-story building and garage on the northeast corner of Larkin and Bush are in the works. And as envisioned, a 16-story building would rise up to 161 feet in height upon the site, which is twice as high as the limit for the site as... Read More »