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Real Estate Dealers Declare That 19 1 0 Will Be a Banner Year BUYERS INQUIRE FOR HOME SITES I Oakland Brokers Satisfied With the General Condition bf Realty Market OAKLAND. April 15. — Sales of real estate during the week have been good. Buyers for residence sites are much In ; evidence and business property is com- j manding attention. Investors are look ing in the district between Twelfth and • Fourteenth streets, Uroadway and Jef- j fcrson str«<'t with considerable interest, j This is one of the growing sections of the city and is destined to become an Important retail center. Fourteenth Ftreet is developing rapidly as a prome nade thoroughfare. The erection of a $1,000,000 municipal building: will add greatly to the at tractiveness of this new district. Y. M. C. A. TO BELL Negotiation* are on foot for the sale of the y. M. C. A. property at the north east corner of Fourteenth and Jefferson streets. It is said that the figure is close to $150,000. which will be an other record mark for sales in this sec tion of the city. STEADY CAUL FOR HpMBS Outside tracts are reported to be in good fhape. Dealers say that they are surprised at the steady call for homes in the newly opened sections. The in quiry comes, too, frc.ii many sources beyond the city and the state. Oak land is expecting a large influx of pop ulJttion when the Western Pacific rail road is in regular operation Lhis sum mer. -^ No city on the Pacific coast has at tracted so much attention by reason of public improvements the last few years as Oakland. And there appears to be no end to the public spirit which is so strongly manifested. AUREB WOS QUAY PLAXS The announcement by the Oakland bop.rd of harbor commissioners that the engineers' plans for the type of con struction to be used in the quay wall along the 2,700 feet of estuary vrater front to be improved had been agreed upon is regrarded as a most important occurrence in the history of this city's development. The bonds have been voted for the construction work and Requisition of such lands as may be necessary in carrying out the plans of Mayor Mott and the municipal govern ment for the fstuary improvement, and la addition the mayor this week stated that actual work will probably be be gun by June 1. The fact that the preliminary de tails have been disposed of and the actual construction of the extensive municipal works is to commence so promptly is valuable not only in the a>su_ranee of a large expenditure for labor and material, but its chief im portance In the opinion of real estate men lies In the assurance that Oak land's "go ahead" policy is; not to be retarded. . The western water front development plans have been put forward a long v.ay by the partial agreement between the city government and the Key T:oute people in relation to the manner in which the west front will be bandied. REALTY JIEX ENCOURAGED In the week's operations and devel opments the element that gives the substantial encouragement to realty ir.en is not the magnitude of the oper ations so much as the exhibition of a determination to go steadily forward along the lines of improvement which Jiave been mapped out and well consid ered. The building operations as thown by the report of the building inspec tion department of the board of public works indicate that the construction of residence houses is to meet the ex pectations of the most sanguine. The number and value of new buildings for which permits were issued last week in the newly annexed territory far ex ceeds the number of buildings and the value thereof in any of the older wards. This equal development of all sec tions of the city is giving the greatest satisfaction to realty men, who base their investments on the idea that Oak land is not to be a one t-lded city. Following is a summary of building permits applied for during the week, as compiled by Walter B. Fawcett, the secretary: BUILDING rEBMITS No. of Permits. Amoant.«. One *tnry d*-f:iing!« SI $51,610.00 On» and a half atorj dwellings. 2 4,320.00 'l»« nory dwellings 4 20.063.00 Two story flats...". 1 4,925.00 Two story fiats with stores 2 15,400.00 [m story apartments with *ioiM, 1 0,000.00 One Ktory store* 2 2,200.00 Four ftory. 4S room apartments , vitli nores ? 1 20,000.00 »>ne storr Fteel and concrete euhf-tation 1 11.800.00 Concrete loandation 1 1,100.00 Carsire. workshop and titnk frames r C50.C0 ; Eirnf, <i<-d* and ktables 5 1,002. C0 ' Alteration*, auditions and fe- I pairs.... SO 20.165. 00 i Total 86 J161.785.J0 i REPORT BY WARDS liret yard SI J36.fiT5..%0 I ward 3 8.459.C0 Third ward 5 1T.864.00 ' I'onrth ward 3 20..VX>.00 Fifth ward i» 23.515.00 i Hxtb ward B 1,200.00 fceventU ward 29 50.704.00 Tctal ". SS Siei/TSsTBo STEW PUBLIC SCHOOL Among new buildings In A'.&rr.eda county is the ornate public school un der construction at Pleasanton from plans made by Cummings &- Weyrnouth, architects of Oakland. The* building Is in the adapted Mission style and is pro vided with 10 classrooms, all on the i main floor. In the attic a cleverly de vised .auditorium has been arranged, with seating capacity for 400 persons. The building will cost $27,500. The trustees find that the arrangement of plassrooms on the ground floor is most satisfactory. The building is In reinforced con crete, well ventilated. DEALERS ARE OPTIMISTIC Realty conditions in Oakland are commented upon favorably by large dealers this week. Fred E. Reed, subdivision manager Tor the Laymance real estate company, laid; The Interest wblrh ha? developed In Rock Uidge park and in Rock Ridge place hag «-ioe*ded the expectations of the most •rdeut admirers ot that residence tract on tne edge of the Oakland foothills. Visits from resident* of the cities about the bay «od from a distant, as well as the numer ous letters of inquiry which hare come Into the office, show that Oakland's foothills <21Mr!ct has pained fame, at borne and abroad. The location of a residence Id mien •>arruundlc£F and with euch magnificent \u25a0 views nt city, bay and mountains appeals to people from a-H parts of "the country. J. A. Bright of the Bright- Merrill ;ompany said: . Ye«, things are moving: along rerj emootblf in real estate circles on this Fide of the bay. The weekly reports of bntlding operations and bauk clearings are the belt antidotes yet found to silence the chronic pessimist. Onr firm is doing its share, and we are particularly busy Just now with our Improvements In School street terrace. Our . contractors hare ejrreed to hare all work completed on at least several blocks within tlir uoit two week*, and with three -as an earnest of what the entire tract will be we *j* iLrrancing for a publicity campnieu that \u25a0 NEW PLEASANTON SCHOOL NOW IN COURSE OF CON STRUCTION. WHICH WILL COST $27,500. , . will close oat all the property within a short time. M. T. Minney, president of the Mm company said: If this weather keeps up over Sunday you - will see hundreds of people out In the elec tric loop district of East Oakland selecting bomesltes. There are a large number of people lirlng in San Francisco. Berkeley and Oakland who are only waiting for favorable weather and an opportunity to visit Melrose. heights, Iveywood and Broadmoor. ,The grading teams are now at work In Melrose heights and It will be but a short while until the men are laying the rails. Large Contract Let BERKELEY, April 15.— The largest contract for concrete work ever let In Berkeley was that awarded today by the Mason-McDuffie company to the Es terley construction company, M. S. Foss and P. Schnoor. It was for half a million square feet o.f cement sidewalk to he laid In the Korthbrae properties, the work to be completed in 90 days. The price to be paid is approximately $50,000. Each of the contractors will imme diately put two construction gangs in the field and these will lay 1,000 square feet a day each. Besides these, other large gangs that have been at work for weeks past will continue to lay culverts and sidewalks in . Xorthbrae, Korthbrae terrace and Berkeley heights, and by the end of July it Is expected that the work of grading, road 'making and sidewalk and culvert laying shall have been completed In this new sec tion of the city. Eight miles of streets have already been completed, and. 11% miles of these have been graded; 200,000 square feet of cement walks and a quarter of a million feet of gutters an 4 culverts have been laid, ana 20 miles have been bordered with shade trees and deco rative shrubs. This policy of improving streets is in line with the program of the city council, which plans to asphalt Univer sity avenue from Shattuck avenue to Grove streets, as well as to improve the Have You Seen West Clay Park Adjoining the Presidio Reservation? A Park for Private Residences ONLY: Commanding the grandest and most pleasing marine views. An extension of the Presidio Heights District. On Lake Street and Twenty- second Avenue, running north to Presidio wall: SOGreatßigl^ts-Many^Feetbyi • $3350 to $6000 Building restrictions $s,ooo— Every conven- ience and street work included in the price.' \u25a0\u25a0' • / '\u25a0 . This is a high class residence park with "views, " building restrictions, entrance gates, flowers, auto- mobile driveway, trees, etc., and will appeal to "those who know"— We urge the necessity of an immediate inspection— there are only 50 lots and there is a choice. Take your machine today out Lake Street, or take Sutter Street cars (Cliff Branch)— all lines transfer — Get off at T wen tyxsecond Avenue and California Street and walk one block to our branch ' office, where maps, etc., can be seen. ' > .- LYON ®, HOAG 636 Market* Street* ( THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL: SATURDAY, : APRIL 16, lyia streets in many other sections of the city, believing that this is the surest arid most substantial method of in creasing property values,, and making for the prosperity: of a community through attracting the better class of residents. Houses in Demand ALAMEDA, April 15.— The demand for houses to rent increased consider ably this week, according to the realty agents. The increase is attributed by the brokers to the usual spring Influx of persons seeking abodes here for the warm season. For some time the supply of bunga lows and small cottages has been in excess of the demand. New dwellings are taken as fast as ready for occu pants. Most of the houses now vacant throughout the city, according to the agents, are old dwellings, the owners of which have not seen fit to go to any great expense in remodeling , the •structures and bringing them up to date. TO BUILD HOMES ON • ELEVENTH STREET LOTS Through the agency of Rhine & Co. the San Francisco land company has sold to Louis Hellman 13 lots in the east line of Eleventh avenue, 100 feet south of Lake street. The property has a frontage of 325 feet and a depth of 120 feet. The purchaser is a builder who will erect homes on the lots. SWIFT WILL ERECT $125,000 BUILDING In a permit to build, which has been issued, Swift & Co. eßtimate the cost of the three story building to be erected for their uses at the northwest corner of Pacific and Drumm streets, at 5125,000. PROPERTY TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION J. "W. Wright & Co. announce an especially important auction for Tues day, -April 19, of investment properties, flne co fners in the Western addition near to .Van ' Ness avenue and "In the Mission. Every property has- been ph'or tographed and cuts are reproduced in the illustrated catalogue. The firm announces one of the most attractive offerings that they have had so far. . Among the important parcels offered is .the investment - property at -Devis adero and California streets, 82:6x100 feet, comprising three modern dwell ings and one building of two flats; tne property producing rental, of $160 per month. The attractive feature "of this property is its business advantage on Devlsadero street, and its proximity to California street. ; A large property at /Mission and Twenty fourth streets, fronting 55 feet on Mission by 11<:B feet to an alley. The present improve ments are of modern character. The special in ducement In this property Is its location. \ ;°J' hwest .corner Gough and Pine streets, 6ox 112:0 feet. Present old time improvements pro duce 5155 per month. It is adapted for an in vestment of apartments and flats. - • Buildin* lot in south line of Vallejo street east or Polk, 33:10^57:6 feet, being adjacent to aa im portant i transfer point. The property is well adapted for. modern Improvements. The foundu tions still remaining on the property could be utilized for a new structure.* Twenty-fourth and Castro streets, 4 flats, rent ing for $64 per month. - ' -: - - Nineteenth and Collfnjrwood streets. 2 i fats and cottage, renting for $68.50 per month. Only oue block from two car lines; Nineteenth avenue and California • street, two flats, containing five rooms and bath eacfc, rent lug for $29 per month. •• \u25a0-. Duncan street. near Sanchez, two Oats of four and five rooms and bath each. Special terms; $1,000 cash, balance in monthly payments.'. Golden Gate avenue near. Lyon street,' three flats, high basement. Property renting at $69 per month. Mortgage of $3,300 can remain. Large lot in Twelfth street near Folsom, 6Sx6O feet, to close the estate of H. Pleasant. « . I i\ 'The Southern x •• , - '%/ ; - \i| * /^^^^ y° u P urc h ase a homesite in Melrose Heights right now I i /<^^^^^^ Melrose Heights is located Melrose Heights- has a that your family is prelected ' i (ii£s^|l™l^ on the sunny side of the East ' warm, even temperature and is from Orientals or question- I Wjid Oakland hills and is conceded' sheltered from the cold bay able neighbors; also, you are I W^M to be the choicest residence winds and fogs, yet the view assur ed that no side door sa- I lv:# section of Greater Oajcland. takes in the entire bay from *°° ns or Chinese laundries will j I Vf . San Rafael tn San Ma t'pn be next door to your home. I ' When the electric trains tf-aiaei to san .ua;eo. 1 /#% Meh.se Heights is a re- bo^ar^es^o^hMel- | I (t^lffii thickly settled as : Piedmont : stricted residence district, rose Heights and Mills College § 1 virr^/ and the property will be as which means that only nice ,i s a short walking distance | H n^-joo-jjj^ valuable. \u25a0 ' » -. * looking homes can be built and away *"* I I\\ / I'\u25a0 ... '\u25a0. The Southern Pacific is spending several million dollars to build their new electric inter 1 I W\ urban railroad through Melrose Heights to Iveywoodand Broadmoor. The more property you 1 I - WvV can P urchase m Melrose Heights right now the more money you will make in a few months when I I W) ': the trams start— You don't have to pay cash,. a little down and a little each month is sufficient— S 1 ' ><^V And, think of it, no interest nor taxes for two years— lf you care to sell inside of two years you i \u25a0 /s&&&\u25a0\u25a0\u25a0 have had the use of the property free of any costs. I! 1 (WMs^ : Every ? erson who P urchases now has theSouthem Pacific behind him, because they want 1 1 «Jlr^ xrtv » Melrose Heights to build up and will do all in-their power to see that it does. Come out Sunday \\ i m A*sm '\u25a0 P re P arcdto "n»ke some quick money. Here is where the money is to be made in real estate— lt i I ii /WMw iS thC bi^ es t ; opportunity on the Coast today. Open your purse and the S. P. will fill it. | I W '[^m.'y \ • o-ff^Fimefn 6^^ I l vWF P?u rTe rr e a n nn t CC h 1S s C t°ree a t ke ' B " Oad GaU&e 3nd Me!r ° SC local ~Tract Is one block north -/' | fc^.j^^^^K^^B Pm^^FT^jM^^B iiiii'llli^j^BH^Bl RESIDENCE SALES REPORTED BRISK Oscar Heyman & Brother report re cent sales. of real estate as follows: 'Victor Triacca and Caterlna- Trlacca. lot 19. block 10, Fair's subdivision of Holly park tract. Eydia R. Todd, lot 22. block 1, Golden City tract. Teresa Lyons, lot 5, block 1. Fair's subdivision of Holly "park tract. . Nellie Reardon. lot 23x120. in Santiago street. 107:6 feet west of Forty-fifth avenue. Dennis Murphy and Mary Murphy, lot 12, block 8. Falr'3 subdivision of Holly park tract. - M. Rcginaldo Valenzuela, lot 154 of the Alvln tract. .Alameda county. Katrina Schulte, lot 25x150, In the southeast erly line of Preclta avenue. Preelta valley lands. , William McMahon, lot- 368. gift map L John T. and Anna Quigley, lot 25x123. In the east line of Douglass street," 174 -feet south of Nineteenth. Homer's addition, block ITO9. Constantine Demetrnk, lot 25x1.30. In east line of Douglass street, 225 feet south of Twentieth, Homer's addition, block 212. ' \u25a0: Lizzie. Wilson, lot 50x120, corner of Ward and Berlin streets., block 20, Paul tract. Hendrlck D. Roshorn and Karen Boßnora. lot 27. block 1, Fair's subdivision of Holly park tract. . V Lorenzo and Margherita Biss'atttnl, lot 2<t, block 9, Fair's subdivision of Holly park tract. Clifford M. Blaboa. lot SO of block 5," Fair's subdivision of Holly park tract. Charles and Jessie McCobb. lot 50x100. corner of McKlnncm and Lane streets, block 267, South Ban- Francisco homestead and railroad associ ation. \u25a0 \u25a0 i . Julia Mnller. lot 25x120. in west line of .Thirty-third avenue, 225 feet south of Balboa street. - Annie Magce. lot 9, block 3, Fair's subdivision of Holly park tract. , -William H." Ledbetter, lot 25x120, In -west line of Forty-first avenue, 250 feet south of Geary. ' \u25a0Michael and Nora Ryan, lot 25x110. In west line of Alabama street, 423 feet south of Pre cita avenue. Fercy-E. and Eugenia M. Armstrong. lot IS, block 11, Fair's subdivision of Holly park tract. Katharina Dickow, lot 25x135. In west line of Twenty-sixth avenue, 150 feet south of Clement street. • 'Herman and Jes«ie, Bodeker, lot 32:3x84:3. in northeast line of Goethe street, southeast from San Jose avenue. E. D. White, lots m, 07, 9S, 99 of the Alvln tract, Alaraeda county. WINE MERCHANT SECURES LEASE Through the agency of Behlow &\u25a0 Lucas the property in the side of Sec ond street, 230 feat south of Harrison, has been leased for Milton Auerbach to. Arthur Lachman, . wine^ merchant, with a three story brick building that Is to be erected, for a term of 10 years for. a total of $25,000. The building will be of special construction to sus tain^ the weight incidental to large quantities of wine to be stored there. Notice to the Public .• Notice js. hereby given that the KEYSTONE REAL ESTATE COMPANY has. no connection whatever with any other company or corporation using the word ." KEY- STONE" as apart of its name. Keystone Real Estate Company By Joseph Magnin, President Attest: Hr. C. Lewis, Secretary AUTO COMPANY LEASES STORES Through the agency of A. J. Rich & Co. the Premier and ilouline automobile company has leased three stores at the northeast corner of Van Ness and Ash avenues between Fulton and McAllis ter streets. The Premier and Moullne company 13 constructing a reinforced concrete building. 40x90 feet, for a storage de partment. The lease runs five years at a total . rental of about $25,000.