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Just A Typo (But Not Ours)

Our eyes widened as we did the math this morning. The Examiner reported a median San Francisco home/condo sales price of $786k in July of 2004 versus $804k in July of 2005…that’s an anemic 2.3% annual growth rate! But alas, it was just a typo in the print edition... Read More »

Real Estate Subterfuge

This is the kind of stuff that makes our heads hurt like a Slurpee induced brain freeze. Hell, we’ll be the first to point out that there are numerous reasons not to read too much into the July DataQuick numbers (it’s just one data point). But we take exception... Read More »

Bay Area Sales Slowdown

According to DataQuick, July Bay Area home sales were down 11.9 percent from the month prior. Interesting, but not too surprising considering the typical summer real estate slowdown. Perhaps more telling, however, is the fact that San Francisco sales were down 21% compared to July of 2004 (i.e. apples... Read More »

Five Years Late (And One “N” Short)

Five Years Late (And One “N” Short)

“The Millenium Tower, a 60-story skyscraper at 301 Mission St., will begin construction in early September next to the terminal, as a developer down the street at 535 Mission St. attempts to build a 35-story tower with 287 condos. And the area around the terminal is expected to become... Read More »

Home Prices Up (And Down)

According to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors®, existing single-family home prices in the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont MSA increased by 12.3% over the past 12 months (versus 13.6% nationally). Impressive, but trending down from a nearly 15% gain from 2003 to 2004. And we’d still like to... Read More »

Hayes Valley And Octavia Boulevard Update

Hayes Valley And Octavia Boulevard Update

Matt over at the SFHomeBlog is keeping us honest this morning. We’ve been remiss in covering the Octavia Boulevard development, but damn it, no longer… The public comment period on the Market & Octavia Neighborhood Plan has been extended to Tuesday August 23, at 5pm. A few other resources... Read More »

Weekend Update Special

We don’t usually update the site on weekends, but we have a feeling that tonight’s cocktail parties might be all atwitter over today’s New York Times bubble article, and we want to make sure our readers can intelligently participate in the conversations. Two dueling excerpts: On Tuesday, David A.... Read More »

Weekend Green

Weekend Green

Not the most substantial story (and no, our image isn’t the most relevant), but we just couldn’t head into the weekend with a big picture of trash headlining the site, so… According to the San Francisco Examiner, “Four of The City’s most blighted blocks will be spruced up with... Read More »

Got Street Trash?

Got Street Trash?

A tip from the SFHomeBlog: …somehow things end up on the sidewalk in front of our houses. Sunset Scavenger won’t take them away with the trash, so what do you do? Call the Department of Public Works by dialing 28-CLEAN. Give them the location and description of the trash... Read More »