How not to scare off buyers…

There is a decent article today in the NYT (free registration required), discussing how sellers can help the sale of their property, or how they can kill the deal in ten seconds flat. Some highlights from the article… • Sellers can sabotage themselves with “evil lawyers and twisted brokers.” They can also unwittingly alienate potential buyers by attending their own showings, restricting access too much, tussling over whether they’ll leave window treatments and light fixtures, and engaging in clumsy or

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Developer bails on building condos at Arden Wood

From today’s SF Business Times, Developer Union Property Capital has dropped plans to build 200 condos on a Christian Scientist enclave in West Portal, after a deal with the property owner fell apart. “We still believe the project has great fundamentals,” said Marty Dalton, a principal with Union Property Capital. “However we could not come to mutually agreeable terms with the seller.” In July, Union Property Capital was selected to build a cluster of transit-oriented condos on part of a

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Treasure Island vote in two committees on Wednesday

From today’s Examiner, Two Board of Supervisors committees will hold a joint meeting Wednesday to vote on the development plan for Treasure Island. The $1.2 billion plan would transform the 403-acre island and the smaller nearby Yerba Buena Island into a community of 6,000 homes and 300 acres of open space. The Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee and the Budget and Finance Committee will vote on the development plan Wednesday, at 4 p.m., at City Hall,

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