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The Neighborhood Smackdown Starts

The Neighborhood Smackdown Starts

ReyEstate publishes a SWOT analysis for the South Beach/Rincon/Transbay area. And it’s not pretty (well, the little up/down house arrow is actually kind of cute). Then again, a lot of emphasis is put on the “over/below asking” stat which consistently gets our vote for the “most meaningless, misleading, and... Read More »

One Rincon Hill (425 First)

One Rincon Hill (425 First)

We’ve been talking about One Rincon Hill for months: the design, size, sales center, and opening bash. The basic overview: ∙ Two towers: South tower – 55 stories, 550 feet, and 376 condos; North tower – 45 stories, 465 feet, and 319 condos (plus 14 townhouses at the base... Read More »

Make That 1,741

Damion points out that the “Sales & Design Center” (i.e., sales office) for The Infinity (650 units) will also open its doors this weekend. ∙ 1,091 New Units Hit The Market ∙ QuickLinks: Building Up Read More »

Rumor Confirmed: Mob Scene At One Rincon Hill

From a most excellent tipster: had a quiet opening last night that was attended by 400 ecstatic neighbors, realtors and their friends. They opened up the entire inventory (400?) for the week of reservations. I estimate that they took reservation deposits... Read More »

1,091 New Units Hit The Market

Despite the big opening on Thursday, rumor has it that the One Rincon Hill sales office quietly started selling yesterday. And rumor also has it that the joint sales office for The Hayes and Arterra will open its doors this weekend. Just for the record, that’s 1,091 new units... Read More »

Seeing A ‘Good’ Deep Red

Seeing A ‘Good’ Deep Red

Curbed discovers a link to “Crapsman Cottage,” a blog in which the ex-owner of a Noe Valley Craftsman wonders: “hy buy a perfect Craftsman bungalow and turn it into a modern monochrome icebox?” And which only leaves us wondering, when are they going to get around to the exterior?... Read More »

Salvaging An Office

Salvaging An Office

It’s no ScrapHouse, but then again, it’s permanent. The Chronicle profiles the “recycled” new office of Intero Real Estate in Walnut Creek (designed by Holey Associates of San Francisco and built by Doug Allinger): High design it ain’t. But this conversion of a drive-through bank offers something that today... Read More »

Krafft Work

Krafft Work

A turn of the century condo at 2616 Jackson, and which is “attributed to renown architect” Julius E. Krafft, has been on the market for three months and has just undergone a second “Unbeatable price reduction!” of $405,000 (first reduction was $200,000). The condo is now listed at... Read More »

Symphony Towers (750 Van Ness Avenue)

Symphony Towers (750 Van Ness Avenue)

In 2002 Lakeview Ventures received approval to build an “affordable housing project” of 141 apartments at 724 Van Ness (actually two towers, a 14-story tower on Van Ness and a 7-story tower on Turk). Two years later, the project was sold to condo developer West Bay Builders. And today,... Read More »

Those Damn Fools

The Motley Fool pounces on the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the press, and housing as an “investment”: These are people who want us all to believe in housing as an investment, and they just happen to take a cut on the deals. Of course, housing, over the long... Read More »