Up Yet Down

CNNMoney reports that while the median sales price of a U.S. home is up over ten percent (10.3%) year-over-year, it dropped 3.3% during the first quarter of 2006. And based on data from the California Association of Realtors, the median sales price in the San Francisco MSA (which includes... Read More »

Pick Of The Week

Pick Of The Week

With 7,400 square feet of modern living space, 2973 Jackson just might be our high-end (i.e., if you have to ask…) pick of the week (we’ll just need to do a walk though before making it official). Details that caught our eye: an open floor plan, three story atrium,... Read More »

Yet Another Cut

Yet Another Cut

Ladies and gentlemen, it looks like we have a new RealRecentReductions record! The asking price for 1106 Shotwell #A has been reduced for a 5th time (now $280,000; down $19,900, or 6.6%). And no, no Ellis Act or Owner Move In (OMI) evictions on record (according to the listing).... Read More »

Oh So Sexy Showers

Oh So Sexy Showers

We’re suckers for a luxurious shower (and doubly so when it’s outside). So you can imagine our glee when we first noticed the five shower heads (including two separately controlled rain-heads and a steam function) in the his & her shower at 188 South Park #7, and then our... Read More »

One Expensive Acre

One Expensive Acre

According to the Wall Street Journal, Larry Ellison has sold one acre of his 2.8-acre Atherton estate for a rumored $9 million dollars. And although the one acre parcel doesn’t include any of the Japanese style dwellings, it does include a “four-car garage and a clay tennis court.” (Hmm…wonder... Read More »

The Scarlet ‘R’ Of 57 Marina Boulevard

The Scarlet ‘R’ Of 57 Marina Boulevard

There’s nothing quite like being unfairly branded with a nationwide Scarlet ‘R'(educed). But if that’s not bad enough, perhaps Zillow can help confuse things even more. You see, 57 Marina Boulevard in San Rafael is actually two lots (with separate parcel numbers). And while it appears that Zillow does... Read More »

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 »