It’s Time To Take Responsibility

June Fletcher, a staff reported at the Wall Street Journal, tackles the question, ‘Why is it so hard to get good data on housing-market prices?’ and offers up some great advice. Our favorite paragraph: No statistic, no Web site and no Realtor can compare with your personal sleuthing, because... Read More »

On To Plan R

On To Plan R

When a “cleverly disguised remote controlled hidden bed” doesn’t get the job done, perhaps a “HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!” and “SELLER CREDIT TO BUYER 1 YEAR HOA DUES” might help. Then again, when the “HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!” is only $20K (or 4%), maybe not. (And it’s a sure sign they’re... Read More »

Uhh…

Uhh…

Not too sure what to say about this one. (Other than we didn’t sign up…) Read More »

The Betrayal Of Plan C

The Betrayal Of Plan C

Having been “dyed in the wool Newsom and Dufty supporters,” San Francisco’s Plan C isn’t too happy about either gentleman’s support of Supervisor Peskin’s recent legislation. Whether or not you agree with Plan C (billed as “The Moderate Voice of San Francisco”), it will be interesting to see what... Read More »

Don’t Like The View?  Just Change It

Don’t Like The View? Just Change It

So if 5 bedrooms, 6.6 baths and 8 parking spaces; “sensational” terraces with incredible views; and a rich history (not to mention getting featured on SocketSite) weren’t enough to pique a buyer’s interest, perhaps a little photoshopping might help. The picture on the left is from the listing agent’s... Read More »

Flooring? Who Needs Flooring?

While the land of pre-construction sales might be relatively new territory for most San Franciscans, we’ll be searching for tips to help you find your way. First up, a few thoughts from Floridians who have recently taken possession of their pre-construction condo purchases: One: Know what you’re buying (“Did... Read More »

Understanding Your Target Market

Understanding Your Target Market

Forbes names the Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster the Sexiest Car For Miami Beach plastic surgeons. And we quote: “Since Lamborghini customers are 1) “new money,” and 2) attention hounds (every Lambo we see is yellow, orange or lime green), plastic surgeons are the ideal customers.” Apparently somebody thinks they’re the... Read More »

Prohibition On Condominium Conversion Passes

The Board of Supervisors has passed an amended version of Supervisor Peskin’s legislation to prohibit condominium conversions for buildings in which certain types of evictions have occurred (now section 1396.2 of the Subdivision Code). And while section 1396.2 now prohibits the conversion of a building in which either multiple... Read More »

New York Times Not Fact Checking?

The New York Times pronounces “A Chill Is in the Air for Sellers,” especially in San Rafael. In principle we agree, but based on what we know about the market, something just didn’t jibe with at least one part their article. So we did some quick fact checking. From... Read More »

Pre-Paid Parking For Two Hours (On The Street)

Pre-Paid Parking For Two Hours (On The Street)

Another three upscale TIC units (148-152 Pixley) have hit the market, and at least two of the units are advertising “Leased parking pre-paid 4 months.” Nothing quite like being able to mark that “parking space” box on the MLS… ∙ Listing: 152 Pixley (1/1) – $775,000 ∙... Read More »