The Greenest Home In San Francisco

The Greenest Home In San Francisco

Advertising the “very first City-approved installation of a rainwater catchment system”, recycled blue jean denim insulation, reclaimed hardwood flooring, and solar heating (along with numerous other “Green” features) , Brown & Co. and Lorax Development have dubbed 520 Clipper “The Greenest Home in San Francisco”. We just might have... Read More »

The Bull

Okay, so who’s the genius at NAR that decided that a “balloon is a much better image” to represent the strength of the real estate market? Are we the only ones who remember week-old birthday balloons lying shriveled on the floor? Or popping balloon after balloon in failed attempts... Read More »

One Listing, Two Perspectives

One Listing, Two Perspectives

We’ve had our eye on 1001 California #7 for quite some time (and not because it has two fireplaces). One, because it’s just plain gorgeous; two because it was marked down from at least $3,675,000; and three, because the listing was recently advertising “Seller will pay two years of... Read More »

The Bear

A loud “Amen!” with regard to reducing your exposure to “variable-rate or interest-only loans”, but damn, even we’re not as bearish as financial consultant, and author (Sell Now! : The End of the Housing Bubble), John Talbott: “According to San Francisco’s LoanPerformance.com, half of all Bay Area home buyers... Read More »

Et Tu Inman?

First Brad Inman gets beaten up for challenging 6% sales commissions, and now he stirs up the “nightmare waiting to happen” pot. All we can say is…it’s about time he stopped playing it so damn safe. ∙ Help me out here ∙ The nightmare waiting to happen?... Read More »

Guess We Never Got That Memo

Guess We Never Got That Memo

In light of Curbed inviting us to “check out the progression of designs” that led to the final Curbed SF logo, we have to wonder: did we just miss that memo about all San Francisco real estate blog logos containing screened-out images of Coit Tower on the left and... Read More »

Weekend Update: Sales Follow-Up

Lots of questions with regard to sales activity for three of the New Developments we’ve recently profiled, so let’s do a quick rundown to kickoff the weekend (and help you plan your open house stops this Sunday): 1. 1725 Washington: Three (#3, #9, #14) of the fourteen units we... Read More »

Party Like It’s 2002 (California)

Party Like It’s 2002 (California)

Sporting a fantastic facade, a killer Mediterranean courtyard, and “great bones”, we think 2002 California could make one of the swankiest bachelor(ette) pads in the city. That’s assuming, of course, that you’re willing to completely gut, remodel, and drop invest another $500k on top of the $1,349,000 asking price.... Read More »

New Developments: 871-881 Turk

FYI: The empty lot (871-881 Turk) next to the aforementioned Vanguard Turk Street development is slated to become a 9 story apartment building within the next four years. So just don’t get too attached to those “sneak-peek” views of the park… ∙ SocketSite Inside Scoop: Vanguard Turk Street Development... Read More »

SocketSite Inside Scoop: Vanguard Turk Street Development

SocketSite Inside Scoop: Vanguard Turk Street Development

Despite the fact that it’s not currently advertised on their website, the Vanguard development in Hayes Valley (800 block of Turk) should be finished within the next six months (according to insiders). Additional insider details: 28 units in total with 2 bedroom units averaging ~1200 sq.ft. and offering 2... Read More »