Along with a shimmering new Bay Bridge, San Francisco is fast developing a brand new skyline. Driving in from the East Bay, one can’t help but be impressed by the new towers reaching skyward, many of them with arresting architecture. The twin towers of 1 Rincon Hill guards the entrance; the North tower, recently completed, offers luxury rental units but no condos. Meanwhile the curvaceous Infinity Towers ( mnemonic: ∞) has sprouted Lumina, two additional towers plus two mid-rises now nearing completion. ...
October Statistics Show No Slowdown in SF Market November 2012 Market Update Last month’s newsletter mentioned anecdotal word on the street that the San Francisco market might be slowing down a bit – it appeared the frenzy had diminished somewhat … Continue reading →
Darcy Padilla for The New York Times ROUGHLY two decades ago, during an earlier Internet start-up boom, many entrepreneurs and fast-typing coders and engineers set up shop in a still-gritty area of this city: South of Market Street. The young … Continue reading →
30 Years of Housing Market Cycles in San Francisco Below is a look at the past 30 years of real estate boom and bust cycles. Financial-market cycles have been around for hundreds of years, all the way back to the … Continue reading →
My wife likes to remind me that I always seem to think that the stock market is heading down. Though I don’t generally think of myself as a half empty kind of guy, there may be some truth to the rap.
So, what to make of a recent article in the New York Times that sees echoes of the 2000 dot-com bust in the disappointing performance of Facebook and other new-tech companies like Zynga and Groupon?
I’ve been itching to do some posts and I have some interesting info coming on TICS (Tenancy-In-Common Interests) vs. condos. However, the last few weeks have been taken up readying my development project, Windsor Live+Work, for a major re-submission to the Town of Windsor (we’re talking just north of Santa Rosa, folks, not the seat of the British Monarch). Windsor Live+Work is a 12 unit live/work project that combines some beautiful and innovative architectural design with forward-thinking urban planning ideas and “green” construction standards. Here’s the 3D rendering, which I received just last week (click — it looks really good big!). ...
Ever wonder how much that would cost you in San Francisco? Ever think it might make sense to buy your own little piece of heaven and build the house of your dreams on it rather than pay through the nose for an old Victorian lady wearing a lot of make-up and suffering from 100 year-old plumbing?
First off, you may spend a lot of time looking. Since 2005, there have only been 216 undeveloped land sales in San Francisco. I’ve tabulated the results by ZIP code for the 208 for which there was sufficient information to calculate the price per square foot.