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How That Happened on Ripley Street

How That Happened on Ripley Street

Access to the garage of the little Bernal Heights home at 237 Ripley Street was blocked when Ripley, which had been a dirt street, was re-graded and paved in the 1960s to facilitate access for emergency services and fire trucks. While a curb cut was provided when the street... Read More »

Heads Up

Heads Up

Triggered by a complaint of “deadly large rocks” raining down on the little public beach below, an engineer’s report has confirmed an erosion of the cliff behind the infamous seven-bedroom home at 224 Sea Cliff Avenue.  And while the report didn’t identify an “eminent hazardous condition,” another big problem... Read More »

The Penthouse Fun Police Were Called

The Penthouse Fun Police Were Called

Purchased for $1.9 million in 2008 and listed for $3.25 million last year, but withdrawn from the market without a reported sale, the corner penthouse unit #804 atop 74 New Montgomery Street, “a unique residence in one the most exclusive neighborhoods downtown,” is outfitted with two private outdoor spaces,... Read More »

There Are Not 40,000 Vacant Homes in San Francisco

There Are Not 40,000 Vacant Homes in San Francisco

While it makes for good headlines and viral sound bites, the notion that there are “more than 40,000 vacant homes in San Francisco” is not only misleading but represents a fundamental misunderstanding, if not misrepresentation, of the underlying data and market at hand. Yes, 40,458 units of housing in... Read More »

Outer Sunset Infill on the Boards, Permits Requested

Outer Sunset Infill on the Boards, Permits Requested

Plans for a three-story infill building to rise upon the Outer Sunset parking lot parcel at 2513 Irving Street, between 26th and 27th Avenues, have been drawn. As designed by LPAS Architecture and Design for the Police Credit Union of California, which owns the site, the building will rise... Read More »

Amendment for Approved Haight Street Project Suddenly Sought

Amendment for Approved Haight Street Project Suddenly Sought

As we outlined in August, the proposed 18-unit building to rise up to 57 feet in height upon the former Lee’s Meat and Popular Market site at 478-482 Haight Street was slated to be approved with Planning’s support. While the project includes the demolition of an existing, older dwelling... Read More »

Infamous Mansion Could Sell for Less Than $5 Million, But…

Infamous Mansion Could Sell for Less Than $5 Million, But…

As we outlined back in June: While slated to be foreclosed upon, again, in July, the courthouse auction for the infamous seven-bedroom home at 224 Sea Cliff Avenue was canceled the day after we highlighted it and the notice of default on the property, which was issued by a... Read More »

Historic Neighborhood Substation at Risk of a Collapse

Historic Neighborhood Substation at Risk of a Collapse

Funds that were earmarked for the redevelopment of the long abandoned Market Street Railway substation on the southwest corner of Fillmore and Turk were diverted to a (failed) bailout of the club, restaurant and parking garage across the street back in 2009, at which point the since disbanded Redevelopment... Read More »

Infamous Sea Cliff Mansion Suddenly Listed for $2 Million Less

Infamous Sea Cliff Mansion Suddenly Listed for $2 Million Less

While slated to be foreclosed upon, again, next month, the courthouse auction for the infamous seven-bedroom home at 224 Sea Cliff Avenue was canceled the day after we highlighted it and the notice of default on the property, which was issued by a senior lender in February, has now... Read More »

Apples-to-Apples for an “Ultra-Swanky” Noe Valley Home

Apples-to-Apples for an “Ultra-Swanky” Noe Valley Home

Purchased for $3.525 million in April of 2017, the “ultra-swanky entertainer’s showplace” home at 389 27th Street returned to the market priced at $3.75 million this past November, a sale at which would have represented net appreciation of just 6.4 percent since the second quarter of 2017. Hidden behind... Read More »