Posts Tagged ‘real estate’
Disturbia: Trail of “Bloody” Footprints on Hayes Leads to $5 Million House That Used to be a Baptist Church – Good Friday?Saturday, April 4th, 2015
Via Nuala Sawyer:
(Now I’ll tell you, whenever I leave bloody footprints, the trail generally, how do you say, attenuates as I move on. Moving on…)
Sure seems curious that this trail starts at the more-trafficked part of the NoPA / Western Addition and leads to 601 Broderick, the “THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD” house, which, of course, used to be Gethsemane Baptist Church.
And then this building got sold for $5 million(!) as a Single Family Home.
And now it stands out, IMO, in an area of expensive houses.
Oh, here you go, CurbedSF’s Tracy Elsen called these transactions “our absolute favorite flip of the year.”
And here’s some assigned reading from Building Talker James Hill
But of course, I don’t know who did what to create those imprints…
County Living at SUMMIT 800: The Top Seven Reasons Why Foreigners Should NOT Buy a Condo Townhouse Near ParkmercedWednesday, March 18th, 2015
What’s that, you’re not a foreigner? Well fine, you certainly should know what you’re doing, so move on in, with my blessings.
But I’m assuming that you’re a foreigner, you know, if you’re thinking about buying at Summit 800.
1. And you know what? The people who are selling to you are assuming you’re a foreigner as well. Look at the name, look at the marketing. You’re rich and naive, that’s what they’re telling you.
2. This is a giant warning sign:
3. Yes, you’re living in San Francisco but only just inside the county line. So really, you’re sort of living in San Mateo County. This is their slogan: “City Living. No City Limits.” It took me a while to figure things out, because I didn’t see the two sentences together. What they’re saying is that you have the best of both worlds – you’re living in San Francisco, but your apartment/condo/townhouse/townhome/whatever you call it as long as you don’t call it a “house” has a lot of space and is brand-new construction and you have room for two cars and you have a lot of things that are hard to find in SF. BUT YOU’RE NOT REALLY LIVING IN SF, not really. They’re showing you images of Shanghai, but you’d be living in Chengdu.
4. Schools. Ask about schools. OMFG.
5. Weather / Climate. Hey, how’s the weather down there? Oh, foggy again today? Oh.
6. Traffic. OMFG. What they call State Highway 1, I call the 19th Avenue Parking Lot. Things are a bit better if you head south, but then why live in the far south / far west of SF? Oh, just so you can say you have a place in SF? OK, if that’s what you want.
What if you gave one of these places to your kids and told them they’d only have to pay the monthly homeowner’s fees and annual property taxes, something like $2000 a month? Would your kids even want to move in? IDK. So what happened to your million-plus dollars?
SFBARF: Grass Roots or Artificial Turf? Hooh Boy, It’s So Artificial Turf, This Woman Won’t Say Who’s Paying HerMonday, February 23rd, 2015
Let’s see here, San Francisco’s rich homeowners have a right-side-of-the-aisle group to represent them called SF Moderates and it’s giving
five four figures ($5000 as it turns out) for some East Bay apartment-dwelling woman to lobby SF for new right-of-center public comment rules?
Another group/person what funds her is so unpopular she dare not speak its name. It could be the American Nazi Party, who knows. Prolly not, but maybe it’s Sean Parker, or Con Ronway, or sf.citi or some other entity that wants to keep its sock puppetry on the DL.
Pro-development activist group SFBARF agitates for more housing
By Jonah Owen Lamb
How a prep school math teacher has exploded the debate over affordable housing in San Francisco – Rents in cities like San Francisco are soaring. Is it just a matter of building more housing?
By Lydia DePillis
So Who Owns the Koshland Mansion at 3800 Washington Anyway? Taylor Swift or CNET’s Halsey Minor or “Miss Xia Xu?”Monday, May 19th, 2014
[UPDATE: Well, as of December 2014, 3800 Washington is, once again, off the market, or so they say. See the old webpage, below.]
Well, this was the big rumor of May 2014:
Then the Taylor Swift people said no way, Jose.
But hey, look what’s on the front door now, a weathered posting:
Here’s my stab at it:
MR HU XU AND I MISS XIA XU
OWN OUR PERMANENT RESIDENCE
3800 AND 3810 WASHINGTON STREET
IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
THIS PROPERTY IS NOT FOR SALE
MISS XIA XU
But here’s the For Sale sign that’s still there. (Note the smallish 3810 Washington next door on the left.)
And here’s the web site still offering the place for sale. Check it out – the floor plans make this place look amazing, with levels up and down into the earth
And here’s the current listing.
This certainly is a mystery…
Subterranean by design
I wonder what I would find
If I met you, let my eyes caress you
Until I meet the thought of Miss Princess Xu?
Aha! Watch Supervisor Scott Wiener Attempt to Prove He’s Not the Best Friend of SF’s Real Estate IndustryTuesday, February 25th, 2014
Roy: As an initial matter, if you’re going to run a one-sided hit piece suggesting that I’m taking “dirty money,” you should give me a real opportunity to respond before you run the piece.
UH, WHO MADE UP THIS RULE? UH, IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT, SCOTT WIENER, GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN, SCOTT WIENER
As for Tim Redmond’s hit piece on me, I’ll say the following. First, I question why Tim didn’t run the numbers for other Supervisors running for reelection or for the Assembly.
SO THE RULE IS “ANY CRITICISM OF SCOTT WIENER COMMITTED TO WRITING IS A ‘HIT PIECE?'” I THINK NOT. AND IF ATTORNEY SCOTT WIENER EVER GETS ARRESTED FOR LOOTING, HE’LL BE SURE ASK HIS ARRESTING OFFICERS ABOUT ALL THE OTHER LOOTERS WHO _WEREN’T_ ARRESTED, RIGHT?
Second, my record on rent control is long and pro-renter.
AHAHAHAHAH! SCOTT WIENER IS THE SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY’S BEST FRIEND. THAT MEANS THAT HE’S DEFINITELY NOT “PRO-RENTER.” IF HE WANTS TO SAY THAT HE DOESN’T WANT TO BAN RENT CONTROL THIS YEAR I’LL BELIEVE HIM. BUT SCOTT WIENER HAS NEVER BEEN AND NEVER WILL BE THE “PRO-RENTER” CANDIDATE IN ANY CONTESTED ELECTION. SO YOUR LAUNDRY LIST IS WORTHLESS, SCOTT WIENER.
As for my campaign donations throughDecember 31, as disclosed on the recent campaign report, 85% of my donations…”
BLAH BLAH BLAH, ALL THAT DOESN’T MATTER. YOU, SCOTT WIENER, ARE THE SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY’S BEST FRIEND. WOULD ANYONE DENY THIS?
Unfortunately, there’s a troubling trend in some self-described progressive political circles to define who are “real San Franciscans” and who are not.
SCOTT WIENER, THOUGH HE’D LIKE TO DENY THIS, IS A RIGHT-OF-CENTER SAN FRANCISCO POLITICIAN. HE IS CRITICIZING “FOLKS” ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE FOR NOT LIVING UP TO HIS EXPECTATIONS. SO HE’S “TROUBLED” BY THIS. OK FINE. BUT YOU, SCOTT WIENER, ARE THE BEST FRIEND OF THE SAN FRANCISCO REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY, RIGHT? ISN’T THAT “TROUBLING” AS WELL?
As with every elected official, I raise money from a wide array of sources. And, yes, that includes architects, real estate agents, folks in construction, trade unions, and folks who build housing. A number of the realtors who contributed are folks I’ve known for a long time…
WELL, FIRST OF ALL, YOU GOTTA CAPITALIZE THE “R” IN REALTORS, LIKE DUH, DUDE. SECOND OF ALL, FOLKS, FOLKS, FOLKS, FOLKS, FOLKS, FOLKS, FOLKS, FOLKS, FOLKS, FOLKS, THAT’S SCOTT WIENER’S FAVORITEST CRUTCH WORD.
As noted, donors to my campaign, overwhelmingly, are San Francisco residents, and almost half of them live in the district. They include folks who work in real estate and folks who don’t.
OBVIOUSLY, SUPERVISOR SCOTT WIENER IS VERY VERY AFRAID OF BEING VIEWED AS BEING TOO CLOSE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY. OBVIOUSLY, SUPERVISOR SCOTT WIENER THINKS THAT HE CAN CHANGE PEOPLE’S MINDS ON THIS SITUATION BY USING THE TERM “FOLKS” SEVEN TIMES IN THREE PARAGRAPHS. IS THIS HIS BEST EFFORT?
SCOTT WIENER, IF YOU DON’T LIKE YOUR JOB, IF YOU HAVE SO SO MANY COMPLAINTS, WHY DON’T YOU QUIT?