Proposed Navigation Center on Post Closer to Reality

Proposed Navigation Center on Post Closer to Reality

With the support of Supervisor Peskin, the formal application to convert the top two floors of the shuttered House of Fans building at 888 Post Street, at the corner of Hyde, which sits on the border of Peskin’s Supervisorial District Three and Supervisor Haney’s District Six (which is right... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to a 13-Week Low

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Drops to a 13-Week Low

Having started the year down, the average rate for a 30-year mortgage dropped another 8 basis points over the past week to 3.64 percent, which is now 81 basis points (0.81 percentage points) below its mark at the same time last year, a 13-week low and within 24 basis... Read More »

Plans for a Palace-Adjacent Home Hit a Historic Snag

Plans for a Palace-Adjacent Home Hit a Historic Snag

As we first outlined a little over a year ago: Hidden behind the Avila Ocean Adventures LLC, a former Facebook engineer turned tech investor purchased the three-bedroom home at 3600 Lyon Street, which sits adjacent to both The Palace of Fine Arts and Peter Thiel’s former mansion, and had... Read More »

The Framework for a Modern Addition (And Neighbor’s Ire)

The Framework for a Modern Addition (And Neighbor’s Ire)

Plans for a modern addition to the existing setback, three-unit building at 254 Roosevelt Way have been in the works for nearly two years. As designed by The Open Workshop, the footprint of the existing structure would be extended to the street, along with two new basement levels, a... Read More »

How to sell a Prime Presidio Heights Home in Just One Day

How to sell a Prime Presidio Heights Home in Just One Day

The remodeled 6,245-square-foot home at 3530 Washington Street, “on one of the finest blocks in Presidio Heights,” appears to have been priced in late 2018 and was officially listed for $10.25 million in May of last year. The five-floor home features “Bay and Golden Gate views” from its rear-facing... Read More »

A High-End Rent Versus Buy (At a Sub-2018 Price)

A High-End Rent Versus Buy (At a Sub-2018 Price)

While not recorded on the MLS, the three-bedroom unit #60A at 181 Fremont Street appears to have been purchased for $5,772,672 in May of 2018 based on a review of its deed. In addition to three bedrooms, each of which is outfitted with an en-suite bath, the 1,992-square-foot unit... Read More »

Outer Mission Rising as Envisioned and Infilled

Outer Mission Rising as Envisioned and Infilled

Plans to raze the two older buildings at 4716-4722 Mission Street, which technically sit on the border of Mission Terrace and the Excelsior, between Leo and Ruth and within the Excelsior Outer Mission Street Neighborhood Commercial District, have been in the works. And as newly rendered by Stanton Architecture... Read More »

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of Historic Tres Site

Refined Plans for Redevelopment of Historic Tres Site

While Planning balked at the proposed approach for securing two separate office allocations for the redevelopment of the historic Central SoMa building at 130 Townsend Street, which is currently home to Tres SF, and the parking lot at 100 Stanford Street which occupies the remainder of the former Inglenook... Read More »

An “Over Asking” Sale in the Award-Winning YBL Building

An “Over Asking” Sale in the Award-Winning YBL Building

Purchased for $1.235 million in July of 2018, the penthouse-level unit #903 in the award-winning Yerba Buena Lofts building at 855 Folsom Street features two bedrooms, two baths, 1,230 square feet of space (not including the private terrace) and a deeded parking space in the building’s garage. Having returned... Read More »

Planning Pans Plans for Underground Sleeping Rooms

Planning Pans Plans for Underground Sleeping Rooms

As we first outlined a few months ago, plans for a modern SRO building to rise up to 86 feet in height on the southeast corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 15th Street have been drawn, plans which would yield over 200 beds of mostly market-rate housing, with... Read More »