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The Logo for My New Company: MISSION BAE – Just Kidding, But I Simply Wanted to Say, “MISSION BAE, MISSION BAE, MISSION BAE!”Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
What should I sell – coffee? People seem to like coffee these days.
Anyway, I ginned up a logo using Photoshop and the goofiest font what randomly popped up. Look, it’s almost legible:
I think I have a tagline already too:
MISSION BAE – LOVIN’ THAT LANDFILL LIVIN’
Start spreading the dirt
I’m leaving today
I want to be a part of it
Mission Bae, Mission Bae
Historic Koshland Mansion, Frisco’s Most Expensive Listing, is Taken Over by HandyCam-Toting Skateboarders – Another Indignity at 3800 WashingtonWednesday, April 27th, 2016
For one brief shining moment, some thought Taylor Swift would buy this long-empty fixer-upper up in Presidio Heights.
Then there was the art-thieving squatter – he’s imprisoned now, AFAIK.
And now this is how things looked last week:
I count five sk8tr boyz recording their tricks up there.
Look for the results on the YouTube.
Our poor, poor Koshland Mansion…
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…
“What It Takes to Buy a House in the Inner Sunset” – Is This a Serious Question? ‘Cause Dr. Evil Has an AnswerMonday, March 9th, 2015
Well, here’s the question:
And here’s the answer: One Million Dollars
You know, for a really small one.
Oh, I have some notes:
1. The IS is a “recently-discovered” gem? Um, no.
2. And just saying, but not capitalizing the word “Realtor” is among the most serious crimes in the RE racket. Of course this article has been fixed already, but I’ll give it a try: realtor. [R]ealtor, realtor, realtor!
3. And when people talk about “good Realtors,” does that imply that there are bad realtors out there? Who are they? I want names.
4. And, speaking of good and bad, the odds of a kid of the Inner Sunset getting admitted to the “good” elementary school in the area, you know, assuming you put it down as your #1 choice in the public school “lottery,” are one in 500, like literally. Oh, so that’s why the word “school” wasn’t mentioned once in the entire ad / marketing effort / article?
5. And hey, is like right now a “good time to buy” residential real estate? Oh, it is? And actually it’s a “great time to buy?” OK then. (NB: All realtors always say “it’s a good time to buy” in the area where they sell. Always. I’ll just point out that, at least sometimes, this is 100% incorrect.)
6. And four photos but only one with fog? OK fine!
Good News, Everybody! That “$3 Million Farmhouse” at 10th and Balboa Sold for LESS Than Asking Price in 2014Friday, September 5th, 2014
Oh, wait a sec, maybe that’s BAD news – it depends on who you are.
Anyway, here’s proof that it’s possible to buy a place in Frisco for less than asking price in the Year Of Our Lord 2014:
One of the asking prices was the “lucky” number of $2,888,888.88, IIRC.
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?
Richmond District Photo Quiz: How is This Farmhouse at 10th and Balboa Worth $3 Million? OMG, I’m GobsmackedTuesday, May 13th, 2014
Here it is, the Inner Richmond farmhouse at 594 10th Avenue what’s worth $2,888,888.88 or whatever, as seen on a dread sunny day:
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And oh yes, this crib is just perfect for “entertaining dignitaries.” (And then when that’s over, just head up two blocks to Geary to the prostitution sector for a “happy endings” massage to, you know, complete the soiree!)
Sometimes I just don’t know…
And I’m not objecting to the price, I’m objecting to the price for this, this monument to real estate obsolescence at this particular location. Now if you want to drag this thing northeast to a few blocks above California, well then you might have something, Climb Realty.
To reiterate, sometimes I just don’t know…
(In closing, Amenities, Not Enemies)