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Legislation to Mandate Legalization of Illegal Units, Restrict Mergers

Legislation which would require special authorization from San Francisco’s Planning Commission in order to merge or remove any residential unit in the city – whether legal, illegal or demonstrably unaffordable – is working its way through the City’s Board of Supervisors. And in addition to further restricting the merger... Read More »

Million Dollar Price Cut For The Four Seasons Super Unit Shell

Million Dollar Price Cut For The Four Seasons Super Unit Shell

The merger of two adjoining units on the twenty-second floor of the Four Seasons Residences to create a 3,600-square-foot “super unit” with three parking spaces below was approved by San Francisco’s Planning Commission last year. The two units, 765 Market Street #22A and 765 Market Street #22B, subsequently hit... Read More »

Legislation To Close Eviction ‘Loophole’ Drafted

The merger or absorption of a non-permitted apartment back into the square footage of an existing house, a tactic which has been employed to re-establish properties as single-family homes in order to circumvent rent control and effectively evict tenants by raising their rents to market rates (or more) in... Read More »

Potential For A $7.5M “Super Unit” In The Four Seasons

As we first reported eight months ago: The owner of the three-bedroom condo #22A at the Four Seasons Residences in San Francisco purchased the adjoining 836 square foot one-bedroom in October of 2008 and would like to merge the two units to create a 3,743 square foot four-bedroom home.... Read More »

Three Months Later And Flipped For $2.3 Million More

Three Months Later And Flipped For $2.3 Million More

Purchased as a three-unit building for $2.6 million three months ago and quickly remodeled as a “lavish” single-family home with gold fixtures, marble countertops and a La Cornue range in the kitchen; an outdoor living room complete with a television mounted over the new gas fireplace out back; and... Read More »

Unaffordable Housing Mark Hits $1.5 Million In San Francisco

The owner of the three-bedroom condo #22A at the Four Seasons Residences in San Francisco purchased the adjoining 836 square foot one-bedroom in October of 2008 and would like to merge the two units to create a 3,743 square foot four-bedroom home. As the proposed merger will result in... Read More »

Making It Harder to (Legally) Merge or Convert Units in SF

On the agenda for San Francisco’s Planning Commission this week, an ordinance to tighten-up the language in San Francisco’s Planning Code which governs the legal demolition, merger and conversion of existing residential units in San Francisco, intended to preserve the stock of affordable housing within the city. Fearing an... Read More »

A Redevelopment Home Run (With An Asterisk)

A Redevelopment Home Run (With An Asterisk)

Purchased for $1,635,000 in January of 2012 with two vacant units, an occupied in-law (which was leased for $500 per month), and one parking spot, the Cow Hollow building at 2827 Greenwich Street returned to the market in May having been redeveloped as a “single-family home” with five bedrooms,... Read More »

Contemporary Cow Hollow Redevelopment and Design on Greenwich

Contemporary Cow Hollow Redevelopment and Design on Greenwich

Purchased for $1,635,000 in January of 2012 with two vacant units, an occupied in-law (which was leased for $500 per month), and one parking spot, the Cow Hollow building at 2827 Greenwich Street has just returned to the market having been redeveloped as a single-family home with a “guest... Read More »

Making Money On The Buy (And Perhaps The Possession As Well)

Making Money On The Buy (And Perhaps The Possession As Well)

The four-unit Alamo Square building at 1164 Fulton Street was purchased for $975,000 a year ago, “occupied by un-cooperative family member who not allow showings” and with possession of the property at the time of the trust sale “negotiable.” Deemed a Historic Resource for the Alamo Square... Read More »