Reader Question: What’s Really Going On? (Part I)

We recently received the following question from a reader: “Several large condo complexes are in phase I, II etc and claim rates of 50% – 80% sold after just a few months. Everything else in the area looks like a standstill in my opinion. What is really going... Read More »

Yerba Buena Lofts Redux

Yerba Buena Lofts Redux

Last August we featured three units in the Yerba Buena Lofts (855 Folsom). Today, Curbed offer a great overview of the building, its architect, and three new listings. A couple of observations: Michael Broerman owns the listings in that building; and is it just us, or do the average... Read More »

Soul Searching

About three weeks ago we broke the story about the $65,000,000 mansion hitting the San Francisco market. And although the mainstream press ran with the story about a week later (with nary a nod to good old SocketSite…) we don’t remember any coverage of the following little tidbit submitted... Read More »

New Home Sales Plunge In The West

Right on the heels of Thursday’s report of an increase in previously owned home sales, the Commerce Department reports that national new home sales fell by 10.5% last month – the largest drop in nine years. And perhaps more noteworthy for readers of SocketSite, new home sales in the... Read More »

A Trip Down Market Street (1905)

A Trip Down Market Street (1905)

Damion Matthews (of Five Star Living Group) tips us off to a youtube link for a short film shot through the window of a cable car rolling down Market Street in 1905. From Damion, “When I watched this footage, I was struck by the fact that this man with... Read More »

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 »