What Would Suge Do?

What Would Suge Do?

Well, Curbed (the NYC original) catches wind (via: ltjbukem – we have no idea…) of an Oakland loft decked out with a stolen transplanted liberated NYC subway sign. Their conclusion? “Even in the Bay Area, it’s all about NYC.” Huh? Our conclusion? It’s about time to call Suge… ∙... Read More »

ARM Use Down (Insert Pun Here)

According to DataQuick Information Systems, 51.9% of all California home purchases involved adjustable-rate mortgages this past February (down from 70.9% three months ago). Numerous factors at work (including a flattening yield curve and a regulatory crack down), but one quote from DataQuick President Marshall Prentice that hit home: “It’s... Read More »

San Francisco Prices Up/Sales Down

According to the California Association of Realtors, Bay Area median home prices gained 1.7% last month, and on a year-over-year basis remain up 6.1% (8.0% in San Francisco County). Not too surprisingly, Bay Area sales volume was relatively flat as compared to January (-0.4%) and sales volume continues to... Read More »

Truth In Advertising: 1750 Taylor (Royal Towers)

Truth In Advertising: 1750 Taylor (Royal Towers)

It’s not often that we wholeheartedly agree with an agent’s description of a listing. In the case of 1750 Taylor #1301, we just might… “With over 3,200 square feet of living space, state-of-the-art amenities, walls of steel & glass, and three terraces, this magnificent home offers unequalled sophistication and... Read More »

Curbed Shoots…And Scores?

Curbed jumps on the 300 Sea Cliff bandwagon we started about ten months ago…and ends up simply getting emailed the real scoop. Nice. A couple of excerpts: “I lived at 300 Seacliff growing up during the 80’s and 90’s. I probably know more about the house than anyone around.... Read More »

New Developments: Sierra Heights

New Developments: Sierra Heights

You still have to wear a hardhat if you’re planning on a tour, but the Sierra Heights sales office is definitely open (Sat-Thu). Sixty-seven units, three buildings (East, West, and North) and one phase (targeting occupancy for June/July). As best we can tell, about 50% sold (90% of the... Read More »

Central What Way?

Central What Way?

San Francisco CITYSCAPE has always been one of our favorite local sites – great little nuggets, tight community, and (mostly) intelligent discussions. Case in point: discussion of San Francisco’s on-again, off-again Central Subway. Plus, we can’t resist linking to posts that get us started singing AC/DC tunes… ∙ High... Read More »

QuickLinks: fabfaves

∙ fabprefab’s newsletter number 12 is hot off the presses ∙ fablist (Prefab dwellings available now) Read More »

Can’t Sell?  Then Stucco!

Can’t Sell? Then Stucco!

Matt Jalbert of le blog exuberance captures the infamous 300 Sea Cliff Avenue undergoing a “modern” face lift. In Matt’s own words, “I guess no millionaires appreciate that old-school hollow red brick façade. And rather than lower the price, it appears that the sellers decided to update the property... Read More »

It’s All About The Mix

We’ve been delinquent in finishing an article about the problems of relying on ‘Median Prices’ to gauge the health of the market. And now that Dr. Irwin Kellner tackles the question, “If the housing market is weakening, why are home prices still rising?”, we’re just going to refer you... Read More »