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Build It Green

Build It Green

Build It Green is a “professional non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy and resource-efficient buildings in California.” The organization offers workshops, green home tours (next tour on June 4th), and general information about green building. ∙ Build It Green: Workshops for Homeowners ∙ Build... Read More »

From Bull To Bear?

You could actually hear the collective nodding of heads when Christopher Mayer, an economics professor at Columbia University, referred to San Francisco as a “superstar” city and argued that “land shortages and rising populations would translate into ever-rising prices.” Well, now Mr. Mayer is changing his tune. Yes, we’re... Read More »

Speaking Of The Need To Differentiate

There are now 495,000 licensed real estate agents in the state of California (up 14% last year, and up 57% from five years ago). That equates to almost one agent for every 52 adults in the state. Yet another reason to diversify and differentiate… ∙ Real Estate Licensee Numbers... Read More »

Ooh La La!  La Maison

Ooh La La! La Maison

What do you get when you combine an East Bay real estate agent (Suzanah Juras), a “secluded hilltop villa in the East Bay”, and an “environment where men can be men … while being tastefully entertained, titillated, and doted upon by our beautiful Maison Girls?” According to Matier and... Read More »

New Developments: 601 King Street

New Developments: 601 King Street

601 King Street is a “mixed-use development of retail space and 224 dwelling units” (market rate and affordable housing) that is being developed by A.F. Evans Company and architected by david baker + partners. The design incorporates a half-acre of public open space and a portion of the Mission... Read More »

Capturing Construction

Capturing Construction

Thanks to the Potrero Hill neighborhood blog for bringing our attention to a project by Donald Booth (and sponsored by his employer, Adobe) to document the construction of 601 King Street through a weekly series of Flash movies. (Free hint to developers (i.e., marketing departments): this is infinitely more... Read More »

Inside The Average Luxury Home

Inside The Average Luxury Home

If the price of an average luxury home in San Francisco is now $2,920,000, then 2931 Pierce (listed for $2,950,000) just happens to be the most average luxury home currently on the market. (We’re leaving that open for interpretation.) And interestingly enough, the “Seller is extremely motivated!” ∙ Listing:... Read More »

Ah, To Be Average

According to First Republic Bank, the price of an average luxury home in San Francisco is now $2.92 million (up $231,456 from just one year ago). And according to David Papale of Ritchie Hallanan, while there’s a there’s a cooling on the high end (above $5.0 million), there’s still... Read More »

Glen Park Market Place: Range Of Prices And BMR Deadline

Glen Park Market Place: Range Of Prices And BMR Deadline

The doors are open at the Glen Park Market Place and of the 15 residential units 13 are market rate (ranging from $759,000 to $869,000) and 2 are BMR ($271,040 and $272,371). All units are 2 bedroom/2 bath and applications for the BMR units are due by next Wednesday... Read More »

A Primer In Flooring

A Primer In Flooring

Three words that just don’t belong together in the same sentence: “High-end” and “laminate flooring.” (Or is that four words?) Regardless, it definitely begs the question: What’s the difference between hardwood and laminate flooring? ∙ Hardwood versus Laminate Flooring ∙ Listing: 1180 Broderick #302 (2/2) – ($762,000) Read More »