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QuickLinks: Covet Thy Neighbor’s House

The Finnish company Igglo takes a new approach to house hunting in Helsinki: ‘pre-order’ houses that aren’t (yet) for sale. Redfin calls dibs in the US. ∙ Real estate 3.0: selling houses that aren’t for sale ∙ Buying Houses That Aren’t For Sale Read More »

Betting On A Bidding War?

Betting On A Bidding War?

A tipster notes that after two weeks on the market, the list price for 142 Saturn was reduced $124,000 (8.8%). Three weeks later, the price was dropped another $276,000 (27.6%). With “Offers on 6/21,” we’re guessing that they’ve changed pricing strategies from “reaching for the stars” to “betting on... Read More »

Quote Of The Day: One Rincon Hill Style

“It seemed like the people were staged better than the furniture. Then again, I might have had one too many ‘Gincons’.” (One reader’s first impression of the One Rincon Hill Sales Center and its clientele) Read More »

First Impressions: One Rincon Hill Sales Center

First Impressions: One Rincon Hill Sales Center

Well, we finally made it over to the multi-million dollar One Rincon Hill Sales Center (511 Harrison) last night for the “Select One” (i.e., not quite VIP) “Preview Event.” It lived up to all the hype. And all of a sudden, the sales center at The Palms (amongst others)... Read More »

Free Plasmas Coming Soon?

Free Plasmas Coming Soon?

Two months ago we introduced you to Alamo Square at which time the sales office was reporting “approximately 60% sold” with one-bedrooms from $535,000 and two-bedrooms from $695,000. Well, it appears that selling at least a portion of that last 40% is proving to be a bit of a... Read More »

301 Bryant Update

In April we profiled 301 Bryant, pointed out three units that were for sale, and provided an answer to the trivia question of why only a quarter of the 39 units in the building have gas ranges. And as Curbed notes yesterday, the same three units are still on... Read More »

SocketSite’s San Francisco Inventory Update: 6/15/06

Two different sources, two different statistics, one consistent story: new listings in San Francisco continue to outpace sales. One source pegs the increase of available listed inventory at just over 15% during the past two weeks, while the other suggests closer to 8% (we’re just going to split the... Read More »

RealRecentReductions: Twofer

RealRecentReductions: Twofer

After over a year on the market (listed 5/9/05), 3367 Washington has just reduced their asking price by $250,000 (4.2%). While on the same day, and after only a month on the market (listed 5/10/06), 765 Market #22A reduced their asking price by $200,000 (5.2%). And if for some... Read More »

The Magic 8-Ball Says Yes!

The Magic 8-Ball Says Yes!

We’ve always been fans of 3032 Divisadero’s modern exterior and have often wondered what treasures lurked within. So when they added a window to the courtyard, painted the concrete, and changed the blinds (SocketSite’s before picture), we just couldn’t help but wonder…will we soon be getting a peek inside?... Read More »

Bottoming Out In 2009?

According to a study by Global Insight/National City, San Francisco has gone from being “fairly valued” in 2001 (well okay, 4.8% overvalued) to being overvalued by 40.8% in 2006. This degree of a rise in housing price valuation over the course of five years has raised many concerns. Many... Read More »