Got a tweet asking why rent is so darn much in SF?! See below. Did I miss any explanations?
Ashley Madison, the infamous hook up site for married people seeking affairs, posted the top 10 cheating neighborhoods in San Francisco. SF Weekly reports: "San Francisco is a great place to have an extramarital affair, especially in the wealthy enclaves of the city, where you are most likely to find a cheating spouse". Hoity Toity Pac Heights, Fidi, & Marina Districts lead the pack. But you can't just blame the men. I know a whole lotta females who vulture these 'hoods hoping to marry up too! Just sayin'
Uh oh! The listing for 2845 Broadway at $38,500,000 was suddenly ripped from the MLS! Rumor has it the most expensive home in SF ( currently owned by the Sperlings) is actually (and finally!) under contract. 2845 Broadway was purchased for $32Min 2002, remodeling the 17,500 sq ft main home & 6,000 sq ft guest house soared over $20M...and it's not even finished! It will set back a buyer another $8-16 million to complete the build.
Per SocketSite, "Originally listed for $65,000,000 in 2006, if the sale of 2845 Broadway closes within 14 percent of its most recent list price it will be the most expensive home ever sold in San Francisco, relegating 2840 Broadway to the penultimate position at $33,000,000."
Please send me tips if you know any details about the deal or buyers!!
Silicon Valley is the hot bed of technology! ....But everyone wants to live in San Francisco. So corporations like EA, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, Google have private shuttle systems to ferret their little worker bees to work and home. These are secret lines, but my peeps at Uptown Almanac have published it!
From Huffington Post: New research finds that this West Coast-East Coast culture clash isn't just media stereotyping. In fact, people living in the east coast city of Boston closely link their overall life satisfaction with how content they are with their own social status. In San Francisco, residents don't make the same connection, reflecting a more individualistic, free-to-be-me culture.
Eco-Friendly Home Decorating Ideas w/ Herman
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You better watch! After all green homes sell for 9% more than non-green homes!
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As many of you know, San Francisco Chronicle teamed up with me for their Home Decorating Video Series! First topic is about Baroque interior design tips. Watch as I deftly weave in men in tights & Madonna (Can't help it. It's my frame of reference!). Bust out that powdered wig & enjoy!
It's never a dull moment in SF real estate news!
National Low Income Housing Coalition says San Francisco is the most expensive place in the country to rent housing. An average 2bd goes for $1905/mo. That seems really off to me. I know 1bd units easily renting for $3000/mo.
SF also has lowest % of kids of any major U.S. city. As I always tell clients, there are more dogs per capita than kids in SF! You see tons of people walking dogs and babies/toddlers. But you hardly see kids aged 6-18yrs old. Their parents have relocated outside the city for better schools in the suburbs.
SF Bay Guardian calls the new Transbay Terminal Site a "big penis in the sky"!! (don't worry, it's SFW). It's been accurately dubbed the Penis Tower! (One my readers said this building & the Chicago "vagina building" should breed & make some suburbs! lol)
Check you these SF Ghost Signs. You know, those faded side building ads from 1890 to 1960; a glimpse back into a by-gone area of advertising. Love stuff like this! Are these old ads protected by a historical preservation society? They should be!