Interesting Price/Sqft Maps

Zillow has two interesting maps today on their blog (one for Seattle and the other for the Bay Area) showing color correlated price per square foot values around the region. None of it is terribly surprising, but it’s fun to look at nonetheless. Image courtesy of ZillowBlog.com.

Rincon Center deal continues Beacon's S.F. shopping binge

From today’s SF Business Times comes news of another rental to condominium conversion, Beacon Capital Partners has agreed to buy both the office and residential components of Rincon Center for an estimated $300 million, continuing Beacon’s astounding spending spree in downtown San Francisco. The blockbuster deal, which is scheduled to close during the second week in June, totals 757,000 square feet of space in three buildings: 101 Spear St. (Rincon Center One), 121 Spear St. (Rincon Center Two) and 88

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Bubble Trouble? What to make of all the real estate trend news

This week’s Surreal Estate column on SFGate discusses (from a homeowner’s perspective) the deluge of information available on whether the market is strong or if there’s a pending apocalypse, It’s springtime and real estate analysts are busy crunching numbers and spitting out prognostications at terrific speed. Open the paper or switch on the TV news or a radio talk show, and chances are you’re going to encounter something about the real estate market and its recent downturn. Some economists —

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Doublespeak With Forked Tongue

From Matt Smith in this week’s SF Weekly, Rarely does testimony at official City Hall gatherings meet high literary standards of eloquence and pith. But then few forums want so badly for such qualities as a Board of Supervisors committee hearing, such as the one last week where politicians spent the better part of an hour engaging in surreal doublespeak in order to bad-mouth the nonprofit builder Mission Housing Development Corp. “Supervisor, you can put that forked tongue back in

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Emergency Community Meeting – Inner Sunset

From Metroblogging SF, Next Thursday there will be an Emergency community meeting for the Inner Sunset. Hosting this meeting will be the District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi. District 5 mostly covers the business corridor of the Inner Sunset, and the rest is in District 7. Regardless of district, if you live, eat or shop in the area it’s in your interest to attend this meeting and be heard. There will be a question and answer format. The meeting’s stated focus

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