It’s a sign of progress for San Francisco’s Market Street that a half-dozen developers want to build housing and hotels on the long-troubled blocks between Fifth and Eighth streets. Too bad that in terms of the architecture, what’s been proposed so far says more about the city’s current identity crisis than the unique potential of [...]
The first few condos from the Stanley Saitowitz-designed 8 Octavia started coming to market in July, and are already breaking pricing records for Hayes Valley, according to a recent post from SocketSite. The developer told the local real-estate blog that the condos have been selling for over $1,300 per square foot for the top-end units [...]
As San Francisco enters into a condo construction boom reminiscent of that before the 2008 crash, new condos are grabbing premiums of up to $400 per square foot over their older condo neighbors. The divide is particularly stark in Potrero Hill, where older condos built before 2007 receive $722 per square on average, while the [...]
The latest census data estimates that San Francisco's rise in population since 2010 was 32,000 people, but only 4,200 new housing units have been added in that time. Given that the average household size is 2.3 persons, this means that there are 22,000 more new people than new homes available in the city over the [...]
Today, the tech industry is apparently on track to destroy one of the world’s most valuable cultural treasures, San Francisco, by pushing out the diverse people who have helped create it. At least that’s the story you’ve read in hundreds of articles lately. It doesn’t have to be this way. But everyone who lives in [...]
Check out these Grey Gardens waiting to go glam With a little vision, elbow grease, and a checkbook, anything is possible when it comes to turning real estate coal into residential diamond. While over the last few years many fixer-uppers on the San Francisco market have already been snapped up and flipped to the tune […]
But they disagree on some finer points Why it was only yesterday when ApartmentList said rents in the city were up in the short-term, down overall, but still really, really high. Only an hour or two later, however, came a report from Zumper saying that, actually, rents are down in the short-term, mostly flatly overall, and […]
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