The Hills Of San Francisco

The Hills Of San Francisco

No real story (although real estate market metaphors/similies abound), just made us chuckle so we thought we’d share. Thanks to the Potrero Hill Blog (and the “TravelingTiger”) for lightening the weekend. ∙ Potrero … yes it really is a … Hill ∙ “Beached Limo” Read More »

The Future Of Rincon/Transbay

The Future Of Rincon/Transbay

We missed it in print, so we were pleasantly surprised to discover that The Lansing is providing 7×7’s great overview of what’s in the works for the area around Rincon Hill and the Transbay Terminal (Rincon/Transbay) as a downloadable pdf (5.3MB). Ten or 11 new residential high-rises, interspersed among... Read More »

Valencia Triangle (3184 Mission)

Valencia Triangle (3184 Mission)

As ReyEstate pointed out a few weeks back, the 20 two bedroom units of Valencia Triangle are on the market. 18 units are market rate (now starting at $585,000) and 2 units are Below Market Rate (both $285,599 with an application deadline of June 15). And as a tipster... Read More »

QuickLinks: Tips For Some Buyers And All Sellers

∙ Tips for Avoiding Land Mines In New-Home Contracts Here are just a few of the many clauses and codicils to be wary in the fine print of builder contracts. ∙ Home Improvements to Avoid When Selling Your House Avoid these seven deadly sins of remodeling if... Read More »

Harvard’s State Of The Nation’s Housing Report: 2006

Harvard’s State Of The Nation’s Housing Report: 2006

Harvard released their annual “State of the Nation’s Housing” report this week. We haven’t had a chance to do anything other than skim the contents (current slowdown should be moderate; most immediate risks: interest rates, erosion of affordability, and growing inventory; long-term outlook for housing is bright), but for... Read More »

Haus Martin And Cass Calder Smith Architecture

Haus Martin And Cass Calder Smith Architecture

Our first glimpse of Haus Martin was through the pages of Dwell. Almost two years later, we cross paths with the website of Cass Calder Smith Architecture, which provides additional details (budget of $650,000) and pictures of the 1800 square foot “haus” at 611 Buena Vista Avenue. Read More »

From Gain To Loss In Just Three Short Months?

From Gain To Loss In Just Three Short Months?

This past March, Matt Lanning at the SFhomeBlog set out to demonstrate the “real-world” impact of rising mortgage interest rates on home values. As always, the devil is in the details (or in this case, the assumptions), and as such, we thought it might be interesting to use Matt’s... Read More »

The Cove (Candlestick Point)

The Cove (Candlestick Point)

Our first thought upon spying The Cove from 101: “Are they building a prison over there?” And after perusing their website (“Candlestick Point is one of the City’s hottest new neighborhoods,” and “fast becoming one the of the City’s most desirable addresses”), our second thought: “Uh….” The Cove consists... Read More »

Even More Instant Equity!

In April we alerted you to the “instant equity” over-promise of 618 Precita Ave. And now a tipster points out that the property was re-listed at a reduced price two weeks ago, and was then reduced yet again last Friday (now listed at $799,000). For those of you who... Read More »