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Multifamily Sales In San Francisco Still Way Down Despite Recent Pickup

October 9, 2020 Dean Boerner, Bisnow San Francisco Bay Area FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint The coronavirus pandemic and economic downturn brought San Francisco’s multifamily investment market to a near standstill that it is now just starting to crawl out of.  Unsplash/mauro arrue After an April and May in which only seven five-plus-unit apartment buildings sold in S.F., the city has since seen about 40 such properties sold, according to Compass Commercial Senior Vice ...more

This $46 Million San Francisco Penthouse Offers Mind-Blowing Views of the Golden Gate Bridge

It could be yours for $46 million. BY JANICE O’LEARY ON OCTOBER 4, 2020 Matthew Millman Perched 802 feet above San Francisco, the grand topper of 181 Fremont is something to see, even if a foggy day has the building ringed in cumulus. Since its 2018 debut, the skyscraper has taken a series of design and engineering awards for its striking exoskeleton and quake-proof structural fittings. It’s also uber-sustainable, earning ...more

Experts Weigh On A Hot California Real Estate Market

In April, when Covid hit California’s real estate market hard, I reached out to San Francisco-based Compass California President Mark McLaughlin and CoreLogic’s Deputy Chief Economist Selma Hepp, Ph.D. for their expert insights. Once again, we discuss market fundaments as we move into fall and a presidential election. California is experiencing a fast and furious housing market like no other in terms of sales and ...more

This San Francisco Tudor-style home owned by Tom Steyer is for sale for $11 million

BY DAVID CARACCIO SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 09:45 AM , UPDATED 1 HOUR 16 MINUTES AGO Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, a former presidential candidate, has listed his San Francisco CA home for $11 million. The grand Pacific Heights residence, at 3030 Pacific Avenue, has seven bedrooms and over five baths. BY DAVID CARACCIO Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, a former presidential candidate, has listed his longtime San Francisco home for $11 ...more

$9M Mill Valley compound with a Bill Graham connection is for sale

A main house, guest house, pool house, and cottage are just the beginning Anna Marie Erwert Sep. 21, 2020Updated: Sep. 21, 2020 4:01 a.m. There are actually four buildings for sale at 227 W Blithedale for $8.995 million. This luxurious Mill Valley compound was created when the lot next door, formerly the home of rock impresario Bill Graham, went on the market and was scooped up out of ...more

‘The antidote to leaving the city’ is this luxe home for sale for $12.5M

A Sea Cliff dream Anna Marie Erwert Sep. 8, 2020 Updated: Sep. 8, 2020 4:01 a.m. Perched over the ocean on a capacious 9,200 square foot lot is 738 El Camino Del Mar in Sea Cliff. The home itself is 1920s Mediterranean and outside are a hot tub, pergola-covered outdoor dining, and panoramic views. The overall vibe of this $12.5 million property is that of an ...more

Couple aims to continue legacy of SHED

By Katherine Minkiewicz, Staff Writer, Sep 4, 2020 New life — The old SHED property will now become an extension of the San Francisco based nonprofit, Saint Joseph’s Arts Foundation, and will become a gathering place for local food, art and music. Little Saint will feature food and retail, space for music and art San Francisco-based nonprofit Saint Joseph’s Arts Foundation and local realtors ...more

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California Home With a Nod to Hollywood Regency Glamour Asks $9 Million

Spanning 7,400 square feet, the Pasadena property boasts floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a circular driveway for up to 10 cars BY LIZ LUCKING  |  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 31, 2020  |  MANSION GLOBAL 1 of 11  This Pasadena property has just listed.JUWAN LI, COURTESY OF AARON KIRMAN GROUP A Mid-Century Modern home in Pasadena, California, overhauled by an architecture firm led by a former South Pasadena mayor, has come to the market. ...more

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The Restored L.A. Home of Poet Alice Lynch Is a Rad Option If Your Budget Stretches to $1.8M

The Restored L.A. Home of Poet Alice Lynch Is a Rad Option If Your Budget Stretches to $1.8M Built in 1922 by architects Henry Hewitt and John Byers, the adobe-style home cleverly integrates modern finishes within a historic footprint. A one-of-a-kind adobe home was recently listed for sale in Los Angeles, California. Nearly a century old, the home was the result of a 1920s partnership ...more