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The Art of the Listing

The Art of the Listing

Don’t get us wrong, we’re intrigued by 355 Bryant #102 (then again, perhaps it’s just the art), but we have to admit that we’re still struggling a bit with the description: “The kitchen and two sumptuous bathrooms are in total harmony with the bedroom areas with no sense of... Read More »

No Pop (But No Appreciation?)

While it’s an “old” speech (February ’06), it’s still a good one. Christopher Thornburg, senior economist at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, offers his perspective on whether the recent cooling trend in residential real estate indicates an imminent bubble burst or just a lull in California’s otherwise booming housing... Read More »

Families Are Fleeing

Families Are Fleeing

While babies are booming in San Francisco, “school enrollment is slipping, and the city’s school-age population is sliding.” Why? Families are fleeing the city in search of larger abodes, yards, and “affordable” housing. Go figure. ∙ Lots of toddlers, fewer school-age kids in S.F. Read More »

We’ve Added “Fantastic” To The List

We’ve Added “Fantastic” To The List

Not “Dramatic”, “Drastic”, “Big”, “Major”, or “Huge”; but rather a “FANTASTIC PRICE REDUCTION!” for 65 Saint Germain (reduced by $625,000 (11.1%) and now listed at an even $5,000,000). Update: A day after we noted the “FANTASTIC” $625,000 reduction, Hill & Co. dropped the price by another $500,000 (now listed... Read More »

Victorian By Definition

Victorian By Definition

A reader almost reaches the end of his rope while pursuing the listing for 39 Chattanooga (“a historic Victorian fixer”) and writes, “Whatever is Victorian about this…BOX…escapes me !!” We feel your pain. As it turns out, however, the house was built in 1900 (according to Zillow) and anything... Read More »

SFLuxe Catches The Quote

“You need to have $800 million to see it,” says David Barrett . . . “And at least once a week, we get a prospective buyer who has that.” (“It” being the $65M house atop Pacific Heights.) We’re guessing there just might be a bit of hyperbole in that... Read More »

Rincon Towers Going Condo

Not so much a rumor as a confirmation – it appears that the Rincon Towers apartment building at 88 Howard has finally been sold (but to Beacon Capital out of Boston and not Crescent Heights out of Miami) and is going condo. And although the 320 unit building is... Read More »

A Classic Case Of Tower Envy?

A Classic Case Of Tower Envy?

All of a sudden the Rincon Hill towers (400/350 feet) just don’t seem quite so tall (or towering). “A 1,000-foot tower, as well as two 800-foot towers, were proposed Thursday for the area around the Transbay Terminal, as The City moves forward with the rebuilding of the aging bus... Read More »

C.A.R. Reports For April ‘06

According to the California Association of Realtors, the median price of a single-family detached home in the San Francisco Bay area is up 2.9% year-over-year while the pace of sales is down 20.2%. No real surprises when compared to the DataQuick report. ∙ Median price of a home in... Read More »

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 »