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Carpe Diem (And The Ice)

Damn, while we really don’t want to give any more publicity to the great “Fillmore Fiasco” (a.k.a. Icer Air 2005), we do want to give props to Mike and the PotreroHillSF gang for seizing the day (and spotlight). · Icer Air: An Open Letter to the Mayor Read More »

Sunday Surprise

Keep both hands firmly on that latte. You’re going to be crossing a picket line if you attend the open house of the TIC at 838 Potrero this Sunday (8/28). The San Francisco Tenants Union is organizing the protest in response to an Ellis Act eviction in the building.... Read More »

Bayview Development

Bayview Development

The Third Street Light Rail is breathing new life into the Bayview. Armstrong Place, consisting of 256 for-sale and rental units, was recently approved for construction at 5600 Third Street. And next week, Levin Menzies & Associates will seek Planning Commission approval for a major condo project at 3800... Read More »

Agent Market Insight (And Confession)

In doing some research this afternoon we came across the San Francisco Real Estate blog, hosted by “realtor michelle”, a ten year real estate veteran of San Francisco Real Estate. Michelle’s post from June 9th caught our eye: As more and more agents see offer dates come and go,... Read More »

Tenants In Common (TIC) Thursday

Rumblings of TIC lottery reform and continued coverage of individual loans for TIC units are headlining stories today. To be honest, TICs scare the hell out of us these days. In an up market everyone’s happy (okay, so not everyone), but if the market should change,... Read More »

No Ice For You!

We hate to even mention it (it’s already gotten more than its fifteen minutes of fame), but in case you were actually wondering, Icer Air 2005 (a.k.a. the Fillmore Fiasco) has been CANCELLED. Here’s your chance Potrero. · Pacific Heights ski jumping canceled · Ski jump event up... Read More »

Anti-Bubble Counterpoint

We’re feeling a bit worn out from all the recent housing doom and gloom, so we’re serving up a couple of anti-bubble articles to add some pep in your step this morning. For example, according to Forbes writer Scott Reeves, “The booming real estate market is driven by historically... Read More »

San Francisco Bay Area Sales And Prices Down

According to the California Association of Realtors, the median sales price for existing homes in the San Francisco Bay Area dropped 1.3% from June to July. Perhaps more importantly, sales volume was down 12.1% from June to July of this year, and down 16.3% compared to July 2004 (i.e.... Read More »

The Story Within The Story

The Story Within The Story

Okay, while we might have branded “Mid-Market eyed for unusual projects” a non-story, it’s the story within the story we actually find quite interesting. In specific, the “tiny condo” movement. “…Group I is building 60 tiny condominiums a block from Market Street. The project has attracted attention because of... Read More »

Mid-Market Non-News

As we reported two months ago, the Mid-Market development plan is moving forward. And apparently developers are considering “unusual projects”. Like non-profit headquarters or small condominiums. Uh-huh. For a second there, we thought we were reading the Onion. · Mid-Market eyed for unusual projects · Mid-Market Development “Breaking”... Read More »