Density Bonus Battle Lines Are Being Drawn

Density Bonus Battle Lines Are Being Drawn

As we first reported earlier this year: While plans for an eight-story hotel to rise up to 85 feet in height upon the eastern three-quarters of the Central SoMa Shell Station site on the southwest corner of Fifth and Folsom were in the works, those plans appear to have... Read More »

Listing Activity Hits a 13-Year High in San Francisco

While home sales in San Francisco are currently running at an 8-year low, the number of properties newly listed for sale over the past week crossed the 300 mark for the first time since 2010 and effectively matched a 13-year high. As such, the inventory of homes currently listed... Read More »

Corner of (Broken) Dreams Foreclosed Upon, Again

Corner of (Broken) Dreams Foreclosed Upon, Again

For the second time since 2012, the verdant Russian Hill parcel on the northwest corner of Broadway and Taylor, big plans for which have been drawn, has been taken back by the bank. As we outlined earlier this week: Having sat vacant since the former house which had occupied... Read More »

Home Sales in San Francisco Remain at an 8-Year Low

With July home sales in San Francisco having slipped on a year-over-year basis, sales through the first seven months of 2019 now total a little under 3,200, which is down a little over 7 percent versus 2018 and remains at an 8-year low, despite a significant drop in mortgage... Read More »

Price Cut(s) for the Cheapest Single-Family Home in San Francisco

Price Cut(s) for the Cheapest Single-Family Home in San Francisco

Purchased for $285,000 in September of 2007, the 580-square-foot single-family home with a recently remodeled kitchen, bath and facade at 17 Laidley Street, which sits “within walking distance of…Billy Goat Hill, Harry Street Stairs, Upper Noe Valley Recreation Center, and Walter Haas Playground,” hit the market priced at $749,000... Read More »

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Nearing a Six-Year Low

Benchmark Mortgage Rate Nearing a Six-Year Low

The average rate for a 30-year mortgage dropped 9 basis points over the past week to 3.49 percent, which is down 145 basis points (1.45 percentage points or 29.4 percent) since the fourth quarter of last year and is now within 8 basis points of both a three and... Read More »

Storied North Beach Venue in Play

Storied North Beach Venue in Play

Built for an Italian men’s club in 1919, complete with a gym, boxing ring, and private social/supper club space, the ornate “Garibaldi Hall” at 435/443 Broadway, which is now on the market, has a storied history to tell. The roughly 12,000-square-foot building was sold to the Caballeros de Dimas-Alang,... Read More »

The Grand Plan for Oakland’s Downtown

The Grand Plan for Oakland’s Downtown

Having released a “preliminary draft” of its comprehensive plan to transform Downtown Oakland earlier this year, Oakland’s Planning Department will present its official Draft of the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP) to the City’s Planning Commission this evening and solicit comments from the Commissioners and public. If adopted, the... Read More »

Embattled Navigation Center on Track for a December Opening

Embattled Navigation Center on Track for a December Opening

Having survived an appeal and dodged a requested restraining order and stay, construction on the hotly contested plans for a temporary Navigation Center to pop-up on the Port’s parking lot parcel known as Seawall Lot 330, adjacent to the Watermark and across from Piers 30-32, commenced in July and... Read More »

Remarkable Two-Bedroom Now Listed for Well Below Its 2014 Price

Remarkable Two-Bedroom Now Listed for Well Below Its 2014 Price

As we outlined last October: Priced at $2.345 million in early 2014, the “remarkable” two-bedroom, two-bath unit #29A with a 200-square-foot terrace near the top of the Infinity tower at 301 Main Street sold for $2.1 million, or roughly $1,656 per square foot, that November, four months after the... Read More »