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What’s This Guy Know About Investing?

Another one of those crazy investor types spouts off about the real estate market this weekend: “What we see in our residential brokerage business is a slowdown everyplace, most dramatically in the formerly hottest markets. . . . We’ve had a real... Read More »

Add Your Name To This Mansion

Add Your Name To This Mansion

The Verdier/Scholes Mansion at 1001 Vallejo is quintessential old-school (and old-money) San Francisco. We’re talking a conservatory, secret garden, and terraces galore. Not to mention a $14,000,000 price tag. And although we give it a “C” for curb appeal, it’s a stunning property with a rich history, modern amenities,... Read More »

Tip Of The Day II

Tip Of The Day II

Since our first Tip Of The Day seemed to work quite well, we’re offering up our second handy hint: If you’re actively trying to hide obscure the address of a listing on the MLS, then don’t include it on the ‘Virtual Media’ to which the listing links. This could... Read More »

New Developments: Park Terrace (325 Berry)

New Developments: Park Terrace (325 Berry)

The Park Terrace (“Urban living redefined”) is a seven story, 110-unit development under construction at 325 Berry in Mission Bay (which apparently is “not just a neighborhood, it’s a lifestyle…”). Developed in partnership by Opus West and Phoenix Property Company, the building is slated to be completed by the... Read More »

Fortune’s Real Estate Survival Guide

Fortune rides the bubble wave this afternoon with their self described real estate survival guide. The three chapters: ‘Welcome to the dead zone’, ‘Unmaking the myths of the housing boom’, and ‘Who will be hurt the most?’. The timely quote from ‘Who will be hurt the most?’: “The most... Read More »

Disregard The Subterfuge

You know you’ve struck a nerve with your parents when they start calling you by your full name (“Lisa Marie Jacobs, get in here!”). Well, apparently you know you’ve struck a nerve with Curbed when they start referring to you as “realtors” (instead of “our friends”). A bit strange... Read More »

Let’s Make A Deal!

Let’s Make A Deal!

It’s not the first time that a plasma screen television has been used to sweeten the pot on a listing (“High End 50 inch Pioneer plasma TV, (5) B&W wall spkr. & Woofer included in sale.”). And it’s certainly not going to be the last. So what is it... Read More »

New Developments: Odeon (181 O’Farrell)

New Developments: Odeon (181 O’Farrell)

The Odeon is a boutique new development featuring 29 two-story spaces boasting “expansive window walls” . If nothing else, it’s bound to be a shopper’s paradise (located at 181 O’Farrell at Powell, and directly above H&M). As best we can tell, and with the possible exception... Read More »

DataQuick Reports Part 2: The SocketSite Insight

DataQuick Reports Part 2: The SocketSite Insight

Trying to predict the market is often considered a fools game, but we don’t see any reason to let that stop us. Two weeks ago we promised our commentary and insight into DataQuick’s March sales stats for San Francisco, so here we go… While median sales prices in San... Read More »

Bathroom (And Market) Of The Rich And Famous

Bathroom (And Market) Of The Rich And Famous

In 1995, the house at 2460 Lyon was a Decorator Showcase property and on the market for $6 million. Eleven years later, and at a price of $16.5 million (the highest recorded sale last quarter), it’s the new home of Richard Blum and wife Sen. Dianne Feinstein (that’s the... Read More »