Rumor Confirmed: Mob Scene At One Rincon Hill

From a most excellent tipster: had a quiet opening last night that was attended by 400 ecstatic neighbors, realtors and their friends. They opened up the entire inventory (400?) for the week of reservations. I estimate that they took reservation deposits... Read More »

1,091 New Units Hit The Market

Despite the big opening on Thursday, rumor has it that the One Rincon Hill sales office quietly started selling yesterday. And rumor also has it that the joint sales office for The Hayes and Arterra will open its doors this weekend. Just for the record, that’s 1,091 new units... Read More »

Seeing A ‘Good’ Deep Red

Seeing A ‘Good’ Deep Red

Curbed discovers a link to “Crapsman Cottage,” a blog in which the ex-owner of a Noe Valley Craftsman wonders: “hy buy a perfect Craftsman bungalow and turn it into a modern monochrome icebox?” And which only leaves us wondering, when are they going to get around to the exterior?... Read More »

Salvaging An Office

Salvaging An Office

It’s no ScrapHouse, but then again, it’s permanent. The Chronicle profiles the “recycled” new office of Intero Real Estate in Walnut Creek (designed by Holey Associates of San Francisco and built by Doug Allinger): High design it ain’t. But this conversion of a drive-through bank offers something that today... Read More »

Krafft Work

Krafft Work

A turn of the century condo at 2616 Jackson, and which is “attributed to renown architect” Julius E. Krafft, has been on the market for three months and has just undergone a second “Unbeatable price reduction!” of $405,000 (first reduction was $200,000). The condo is now listed at... Read More »

Symphony Towers (750 Van Ness Avenue)

Symphony Towers (750 Van Ness Avenue)

In 2002 Lakeview Ventures received approval to build an “affordable housing project” of 141 apartments at 724 Van Ness (actually two towers, a 14-story tower on Van Ness and a 7-story tower on Turk). Two years later, the project was sold to condo developer West Bay Builders. And today,... Read More »

Those Damn Fools

The Motley Fool pounces on the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the press, and housing as an “investment”: These are people who want us all to believe in housing as an investment, and they just happen to take a cut on the deals. Of course, housing, over the long... Read More »

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 »