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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 »

Welcome To 188 King (188 King Street)

Welcome To 188 King (188 King Street)

This Friday (5/5), 188 King is scheduled to first open its doors for property tours and to release complete pricing for its 40 upscale units (“starting at $825,000”). Based on the pictures, descriptions (“…double-height window lines illuminate high-volume living spaces with 16-foot ceilings and offer outstanding bay and city... Read More »

Curbed Shoots…And Misses

Yesterday, Curbed tried to make sense of CA Assembly Bill 728 (allowing developers to accept binding non-refundable 3% deposits on pre-construction developments) and the current condo market; sales at the Watermark; and the relevancy of new sales centers to consumers. Unfortunately, we think they missed the mark on all... Read More »

2,700 New Condos On Sale Soon

Thank a change in state legislation (allowing for 3% non-refundable pre-construction deposits) for the boom in new development sales centers slated to open this spring/summer. One such sales center, the 9,000-square-foot, $2.5 million sales center for One Rincon Hill, will feature “a fully appointed, two-bedroom model apartments with... Read More »

Price Reductions At 69 Clementina

Price Reductions At 69 Clementina

Great news if you’re looking to buy (probably not so great if you already did). After four months, four condos in the 18-unit 69 Clementina are still available, and at least two have been reduced in price (by as much as $100,000). In addition, all four are now advertising... Read More »

The Palms: Phase II Release

The Palms: Phase II Release

While the sales center at the nine-story, 300-unit Palms is open for business, the first model units are still a couple of weeks away from completion (only hardhat tours at the moment). Regardless, Phase I has sold out (80 units), and Phase II just hit the market (~100 units);... Read More »

Commercial Green Building Tour: May 2nd

The San Francisco Department of the Environment is sponsoring a tour of Swinerton Headquarters (260 Townsend), a LEED (Gold) certified building. The building is equipped with fully digital building management system, advanced lighting system, water-efficient plumbing fixtures, and a cool roof. Materials throughout the building were selected to maximize... Read More »

The Mayor Is Moving On Up!

The Mayor Is Moving On Up!

According to Damion Matthews, Mayor Gavin Newsom just closed escrow on a two-bedroom condo high atop Russian Hill in the Bellaire Tower (1101 Green Street). And the purchase price, according to the Business Times, was $2,350,000 (seller none other than Peter Getty). Good news for those hoping to share... Read More »

Stainless-Steel?  So What?

Stainless-Steel? So What?

As “stainless-steel” has evolved from describing a kitchen outfitted with true commercial grade appliances to simply any kitchen with stainless-steel front panel appliances (a particular pet peeve of ours), high-end manufactures, and consumers, are looking for ways to differentiate themselves from the riffraff. Welcome to the growing trend of... Read More »