I wrote recently about my visit to The Artani, a new high rise on Van Ness Avenue with high-end finishes. Well, after several weeks of poor sales results, The Artani’s developer has decided to rent the units until the market recovers a bit.
For your Van Ness corridor residential needs, there’s still Symphony Towers, a mid-range high rise that’s recently slashed its prices. You can get a 1BR with parking in the high $400,000s. Not too bad. If you can put up with the busy location, but focus on the fact that Hayes Valley and San Francisco’s cultural center are short walks away, renting or buying on Van Ness may work—at the right price.