Million Dollar Affordable Housing. Only in San Francisco.

  No San Francisco neighborhood has so squarely positioned itself at the epicenter of opposition to rising housing costs than the Mission District. Of course, housing un-affordability is but one of many rapid changes in the neighborhood, and seeking legislative action is but one response (sidebar: remember when protestors were blocking tech shuttles?) — and median home prices have soared 76% citywide since 2011! For now, let’s take a focused look at some of the real estate sales dynamics in the Mission.

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Public Housing, Community Friend or Foe?

Affordable housing in San Francisco may be an urban legend. Since 2000 the Bayview Hunter’s Point Community Revitalization Concept Project Area Committee has started to write history. Striving to return balance to a desperate community, historically labeled by crime, gang activity and under employment, the Project Area Committee (PAC) has stepped forward to repair these neighborhoods. Drawing in hungry developers with the promise of $95million residential construction contracts, the committee has lobbied on behalf of this struggling environment. The project

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Blanc, A Sneak Peak Into One of San Francisco’s Newest Developments

Blanc, at 1080 Sutter, is a new San Francisco development with occupancy expecting to fill by early December. This 35 unit two- and three-bedroom boutique residence designed by award winning San Francisco Architect, Stanley Saitowitz, is one of 17 new developments on the market or coming up in the next 6 months. I was able to take an early hard hat tour of the development and get a sneak peak into what residents can expect in this new condominium and

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Citadine Reenters the Market as Axis-SF

Originally listed in 2009 and running headlong into the real estate meltdown, the developers of 1299 Bush Street pulled their prized 26 unit development from the market, while the bank liens stacked up.  Re-emerging today with new pricing and a brand spanking new name, Axis-SF.com comes back to market with a mandate – sell em!  Price drops from the original price list (picked up by yours truly) are impressive on some of the units.  #201 listed as a 1531 square

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