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Zillow Mortgages now on Trulia

Zillow Group announced today that it is making Zillow Mortgages available on Trulia as part of its ongoing effort to consolidate operations with the former rival it acquired last year...

AM Linkage: Car Burglaries Up; 4/20 in the Haight; Places White People Live

At the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown over the weekend. Photo via Erik Wilson · SF car burglaries up 49%, auto thefts increase 18% · About that NY cab you might have seen around SF · What to expect on...

Open House Report: Weekend Open House Report: Russian Hill Edition

Location: 1332 Greenwich St. at Larkin St. Size: 2-bed, 2-bath, 1,790-square-foot condo Price: $1.895M Pitch: "Unique opportunity to buy one of the few remaining pre-1906 earthquake Russian Hill Cottages! Located at the back of the lot, this charming, fully...

The Streets Are Alive: Massive Prototyping Fest Turns Market Street into Temporary Urban Playground

This thing #mspf A photo posted by Mary Anne Kluth (@makluth) on Apr 9, 2015 at 9:55pm PDT Despite a series of makeovers over the decades meant to turn Market Street into a pedestrian magnet, SF's main thoroughfare often...

Development Watch: Warriors Complex Wants to Become Mission Bay's Town Center

Rendering: Pfau Long Architecture and AE3 Partners via the San Francisco Business Times When the Warriors elected to move their planned stadium to Mission Bay, they also made the decision to build a two-building office complex around the stadium. Now,...

Sewer Lines: Bay Area suburbanites with parched lawns...

Bay Area suburbanites with parched lawns have begun driving to their local sewage plants to pick up free recycled water. What began as sewage is treated, filtered, and disinfected in a process known as tertiary recycling—and is thus safe for...

Flip Watch: Can the Lake 'Mummy' House Command a $2.5M Premium?

The Lake home where fire officials recently removed a "mummified" body will go up for auction, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The 1904 Queen Anne Victorian is not currently listed for sale; instead, the owners have appointed Tim Hawko...

AM Linkage: SFO Leads US in Perimeter Breaches; Will Mass Transit Stand Up to Uber and Leap?

Photo via Bhautik Joshi · SF set to overhaul 1,425 public-housing units · SFO, San Jose airports among tops in perimeter breaches · Of course the Mission gets a fixie bike race this weekend · Can destination restaurants stamp out...

On the Market: No Longer Hideous, the Infinity's G Penthouse Wants $12M

The very sleek, very modern Infinity penthouse once known as the not-super-tasteful home of serial entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal has resurfaced as an off-market listing seeking $12 million. That's nearly twice as much as the $6.9 million Chahal reportedly forked...

The Numbers: SF's Home Price Growth Fueled By Condos, Not Fancy Houses

Unsurprisingly, San Francisco's median home prices reached their highest level ever during the first quarter of 2015, hitting $1.1 million, according to Paragon Real Estate's latest market report. That figure is a bit larger than the $1.05 million median...

Curbed Comparisons: What $2,800/Month Rents You in San Francisco

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various San Francisco neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $2,800. Click here to view the...

Video Interlude: Lonely Island-Style Rap Sends Up the Absurdity of Apartment Hunting in SF

Apartment hunting in San Francisco can be a pretty soul-crushing experience, filled with sketchy converted storage and illegal-looking bunk beds that command top dollar despite their total suckitude. Cross that existential despair with some inspired Lonely Island-style antics and...

Development Watch: Two 400-Foot Towers Planned at Civic Center Honda Dealership

Images: Crescent Heights via the San Francisco Business Times It has been nearly a year since the Honda dealership at Market and South Van Ness sold to Crescent Heights, the developer behind the NEMA rental tower just down the street....

Development Watch: Micro Maven Patrick Kennedy Plans 395-Square-Foot Affordable Rentals for SoMa

Preliminary renderings courtesy Macy Architecture Patrick Kennedy of Panoramic Interests is best known for developing teensy but livable micro-units. However, his newest proposal in San Francisco isn't technically for his signature micro-studios, but instead for very small one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms...

AM Linkage: Apartment Burglar Was Only After Aliens; A Tesla-Inspired Bus?

Concept for portable microhousing from Houselets' Tim McCormick, setting up for #MSPF A photo posted by Curbed SF (@curbedsf) on Apr 9, 2015 at 8:04am PDT · BART seeks public input on next fare increases · 7 Oakland neighborhoods...

Shaun Osher on tripling his net worth when he launched his real estate career

Shaun Osher, the CEO of CORE, talks about the very first real estate deal he ever did as a new agent in New York -- and how common sense helped set his career on fire. ...

What Self-Respecting Brooklynite Doesn't Need 22 Bales of Hay?

The key part of this Craigslist ad for 22 bales of (free) hay, spotted by Brokelyn, is that the "hay is like new." That's going to be a real sticking point for the majority of Brooklyn hay-shoppers, because vintage...

Museums: Santa Monica Museum of Art Moving Out of Santa Monica

A photo posted by Santa Monica Museum of Art (@smmoa) on Mar 13, 2015 at 9:32pm PDT The Santa Monica Museum of Art has had a rough year at its long-time home, the Bergamot Art Station—all of it stemming...

3D showcase of the week

This magnificent home boasts nine bedrooms, 12 full baths and three half baths -- each completed to an unparalleled level of detail, with exquisite custom finishes and top-of-the-line materials. A large gated lot provides ample parking for over 10 cars, in addition to the property's three-car garage. Show More Summary

Small, community mortgage lenders to Congress: Give us a break

Small, community-based, non-depository mortgage lenders are struggling to stay afloat after being bombarded with a wave of federal lending legislation and regulation in the past few years, a group of lending industry leaders told members of Congress yesterday...

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