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High-Density (Grocery Store) Site in Play

High-Density (Grocery Store) Site in Play

The 3,149-square-foot parcel upon which the Food & Liquor World grocery store building currently sits at 726-28 Post Street is on the market with a $2.5 million price tag. In addition to being zoned for development up to 80 feet in height, prior to any bonuses, the Lower Nob... Read More »

New Home Inventory Up 32 Percent in the U.S., Sales Down

New Home Inventory Up 32 Percent in the U.S., Sales Down

While the seasonally adjusted pace of new single-family home sales in the U.S. ticked up 1.5 percent in August to an annualized rate of 740,000 sales, the current pace of sales is over 24 percent lower than at the same time last year, down 25 percent since the start... Read More »

Restaurateur’s Estate Fetches Less Than 50% of Original List

Restaurateur’s Estate Fetches Less Than 50% of Original List

As we outlined in July of last year, the 6,000-square-foot “Villa Cucina,” which sits on 40 acres of prime Napa Valley land, was built for Pat Kuleto, the famed San Francisco restaurateur, back in 1995. The centerpiece of the rustic five-bedroom home is an oversized kitchen designed by Kuleto... Read More »

Pace of Existing Home Sales in the U.S. Drops

Pace of Existing Home Sales in the U.S. Drops

Having ticked up in July, the seasonally adjusted pace of existing-home sales across the U.S. dropped 2.0 percent in August to an annual rate of 5.88 million sales and was down 1.5 percent on a year-over-year basis, representing the first year-over-year decline in the pace of sales since July... Read More »

Modern Van Ness Development Slated for Approval, Take Two

Modern Van Ness Development Slated for Approval, Take Two

As we outlined back in May: Having just cleared a key environmental hurdle which obviates the need for a detailed Environmental Impact Report to be prepared for the project, the further refined plans for a bold 13-story building designed by Woods Bagot to rise on the northeast corner of... Read More »

Purchase Mortgage Activity Down 17 Percent for New Homes

While purchase mortgage application volumes for new home purchases across the nation ticked up 9 percent from July to August, application volumes were down 17 percent on a year-over-year basis, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association and despite the fact that there were over 26 percent more new homes... Read More »

Number of Homes for Sale in San Francisco Ticks Up

Number of Homes for Sale in San Francisco Ticks Up

Having jumped last week with the most new listings in over 15 years, which shouldn’t have caught any plugged-in readers by surprise, the net number of homes for sale in San Francisco (i.e., inventory) has since ticked up another 11 percent to 1,180. While inventory levels in San Francisco... Read More »

The City’s Assessment of DBI’s Integrity and Required Reforms

The City’s Assessment of DBI’s Integrity and Required Reforms

Having completed a “Public Integrity Review” of the Department of Building Inspection’s (DBI’s) permitting and inspection processes, driven by a need to root out departmental fraud and a history of inappropriate activities, the Controller’s Office of San Francisco has identified the following weaknesses in the DBI’s systems, processes and... Read More »

Block-Sized “Live-Work-Play” Campus on the Boards

Block-Sized “Live-Work-Play” Campus on the Boards

In addition to plans for a 75-story residential tower to rise on the current parking garage site at 50 Main, Hines is planning to redevelop and rebrand the adjacent Pacific Gas and Electric tower at 77 Beale Street once PG&E vacates the block and completes its move to the... Read More »

Plans for a New 800-Foot-Tall Residential Tower Revealed

Plans for a New 800-Foot-Tall Residential Tower Revealed

Plans to demolish the two-story, 153-space parking garage at 50 Main Street, between Market and Mission, are in the works. And as envisioned and newly massed below, a 75-story tower could rise up to 818 feet in height upon the Transbay District site, with Hines having engaged Foster +... Read More »