A far cry from a few years ago, when the luxury market was at full boil, now the ritziest neighborhoods in San Francisco are at a price standstill from two years ago, while places like the Excelsior nudge upward.
Those must be quality boards protecting the portals to this 1927 home that has no power and demanded cash because of the condition of the home but still managed to sell for more than $330,000 over asking.
The Curbed Cup, our annual award for the neighborhood of the year, is kicking off with 8 or 16 neighborhoods vying for the prestigious (fake) trophy. Voting for each pairing ends 24 hours after it begins. Let the eliminations commence!
San Francisco hasn't granted permission to sling hooch since the days when our grandfathers grandfathered in all of the existing licenses in 1939. Now a precious handful of new permissions will be doled out, but only to a select few neighborhoods.
Prices are up eight percent in Lakeshore since last summer, but down around most of the rest of the city. Is the lake really a hot commodity, or is it just lingering on the shores of previous highs a bit longer before the tide goes out?
That's the total yield for six-figure houses for the first eight months of 2016. Less than 40 percent of the housing stock on sale right now listed with an initial price of less than $1 million. Five years, ago, 75 percent of houses were six figures.
Mapping SF rents, areas south of Market see prices higher than almost ever before, while areas very, very far south of Market hold out against price creep for cheaper living (as much as can be expected) as prices stagnate but refuse to really fall.
Alas, we had to do away with Curbed SF's popular Under 500K Club series because the well for anything listed at $500,000 and under has all but dried up. And with that, we raise the price point and introduce the refurbished $700K Club, showcasing the properties in San Francisco (and beyond) with an asking price of 700,000 smackers and under.f
We cover a lot of homes that are traditional on the outside, modern on the inside. This is not one of them. Someone has either lovingly preserved or painstakingly restored this 1921 cottage, and the details are remarkable and completely charming.
When this house sold in 2013, it was just under 900 square feet. Now it's back on the market measuring 2,362 square feet, costing $1.598 million, and calling itself a Bernal Heights alternative. Check it out and see what you get for the money.