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Arguing About Bike Lanes; Massive Estates Can't Find Buyers; Development Map; More!

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PRESIDIO HEIGHTS—CNET founder Halsey Minor put his 8-bed, 7-bath, 18,000 sq. ft. mansion on the market back in May of 2012 for a jaw-dropping $25,000,000. The "modified copy" of the Petit Trianon is in dire shape, and hasn't attracted any buyers. Perhaps that's why Minor took $4M off its asking price this week?

SAN FRANCISCO—Curious what brand spankin' new construction is about to break ground? We've got a map of all the coolest developments around town paired with plenty of details for each project.

SILICON VALLEY—Commissioned in the 1920s by original Fairmont Hotel owner Herbert Edwards Law, Portola Valley's Villa Lauriston is a mansion of epic proportion. It's been on and off the market for several years, but no bites. At one point it even asked $20M. Now luxury buyers have missed their chance for an easy, traditional transaction because Villa Lauriston is going to auction. Let the bidding begin!

THE MISSION—Looking to buy in the Mission but don't have major bank to blow on fancy digs? We've put together a map of the ten least expensive properties for sale in the Mission. All are under $716K!

WEST PORTAL—Nestled into the hillside at the south end of West Portal is Arden Wood, a massive French Chateau style residential care facility. The massive 11 acre estate was deigned by Henry H. Gutterson and we have every detail you need to know about this intriguing piece of property.

NOB HILL—Fans of fancy pants take note: a single-family home on one of Nob Hill's most sought after and exclusive blocks has hit the market. The 4-bed, 3-bath, 3-level home is asking $4.5M. Do invite us to the housewarming party.

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco has some of the toughest tenant protection laws in the country. Know your tenant rights in the over-heated SF housing market.

POLK STREET—Neighbors either love or hate the potential Polk Street changes that the SFMTA would like to see move forward. The most controversial part of the plan is to remove 20 blocks of street parking to make room for bike lanes.