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An Unpermitted Reskin and Resultant Surprise

An Unpermitted Reskin and Resultant Surprise

Purchased as a little two-unit building with “old world charm” for $2.175 million in April of 2018, permits to expand and remodel the two units at 842-844 Lyon Street were secured that June and the building was soon under wraps. Having returned to the market as two “spectacularly remodeled”... Read More »

Harkening Back to When Remote Working Was Banned

Harkening Back to When Remote Working Was Banned

As we outlined back in August of 2015: The 3-acre Woodside estate which Yahoo!’s Chief Development Officer purchased for $5.8 million in 2013 – shortly after she and CEO Marissa Mayer penned the infamous memo which banned employees from working remotely and she started commuting to Sunnyvale from her... Read More »

Surprise!  That’s Not a Legal Parking Spot (Or Unit)

Surprise! That’s Not a Legal Parking Spot (Or Unit)

While common in practice and rarely enforced, parking in the setback/driveway between a home’s garage and the sidewalk in San Francisco is technically illegal per Planning Code Section 132(f), and that includes the parking/storage of any motor vehicles, trailers and/or boats. In addition, the curb cut in front of... Read More »

Apples-To-Apples-To-Index for a Remodeled Bernal Home

Apples-To-Apples-To-Index for a Remodeled Bernal Home

Listed for $1.995 million in October of 2016, the completely remodeled, four-bedroom Bernal Heights home at 136 Bradford Street ended up selling for $1.85 million, or roughly $1,022 per square foot, that December. Since repainted and now sporting a Bertazzoni range, but otherwise apples-to-apples, the 1,810-square-foot home returned to... Read More »

Belden Lane Landmark on the Market

Belden Lane Landmark on the Market

Cafe Bastille, which opened back in 1990, was the first restaurant on Belden Place and led the revolution of the lane. And while the restaurant is offering outdoor dining and curbside pickup, and has 10 years left on a favorable, non-triple net, lease, it’s also quietly on the market... Read More »

Co-Living Portfolio on the Market in San Francisco

Co-Living Portfolio on the Market in San Francisco

A portfolio of five “trophy” buildings which have been remodeled and reconfigured by Starcity to yield 72 individually rentable rooms, with shared kitchens and living spaces for the residents, are on the market in San Francisco. According to the offering memorandum, which was prepared prior to the impact of... Read More »

Hidden Earthquake Cottage Trades for $535K

Hidden Earthquake Cottage Trades for $535K

Built as an Earthquake Cottage circa 1907 and hidden behind a fence and foliage, the roughly 1,000-square-foot Excelsior District home on a 2,495-square-foot lot at 228 Athens Street hit the market priced at $888,000 two months ago. According to its listing, the home is currently configured with a large... Read More »

Rarely Available Condo Trades Anew

Rarely Available Condo Trades Anew

Having sold for $1.4 million in October of 2014, the 1,700 square-foot condo #812W at 101 Lombard Street, which features a private terrace, high ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace and deeded parking, returned to the market five weeks later listed as a “rarely available” unit for $1,499,000 and re-sold for... Read More »

Price Cut(s) for the Cheapest Single-Family Home in San Francisco

Price Cut(s) for the Cheapest Single-Family Home in San Francisco

Purchased for $285,000 in September of 2007, the 580-square-foot single-family home with a recently remodeled kitchen, bath and facade at 17 Laidley Street, which sits “within walking distance of…Billy Goat Hill, Harry Street Stairs, Upper Noe Valley Recreation Center, and Walter Haas Playground,” hit the market priced at $749,000... Read More »

Initiative to Acquire and Transform Alcatraz Is Back

Initiative to Acquire and Transform Alcatraz Is Back

Having failed back in 2008, a ballot initiative which aims to transform Alcatraz Island into a “Global Peace and Creative Art Center” has been re-drafted and is positioning to qualify for this November’s election. If adopted, the measure would make it the official, but non-binding, policy of the City... Read More »