SF: A City with Room to Grow-up Healthy?


    The Where Blog, dedicated to intelligent discourse on urban life, recently posed the following question: How do people stay sane in crowded cities? Quoting E.M. Cioran, Whenever I happen to be in a city of any size, I marvel that riots do not break out every day: massacres, unspeakable carnage, a doomsday chaos. … Continue reading SF: A City with Room to Grow-up Healthy?

Coming Soon! And, Coming Later!


Realtor Kevin Gueco writes a very sunny review for the coming soon Mosiaica 601 condo project (pictured above) in his SFNewDevelopments blog. There’s definitely some room for pleasant surprise in the announced price  (pleasant to me, anyway, since I selfishly find all condos I cannot afford to be unpleasant): “Mosaica 601 announced last week that … Continue reading Coming Soon! And, Coming Later!

A Worse Punishment for Sisyphus: Policing Noise in a Metropolis


Hello out there, theFrontStep Readers! You may (or just as likely, may not) know my name from my blogs for Redfin. I’ve kindly been invited to write also for theFrontSteps, so here I am, on the steps, with my first blog. So here’s the setting: last night, 2:00am, sultry night, people walking up from the … Continue reading A Worse Punishment for Sisyphus: Policing Noise in a Metropolis

Ask Us: How sound is our building as it relates to earthquakes


Where readers ask and we (the community) try to answer: Hi, I own a building with 4 other people here in San Francisco and we need to get good advice on how structurally sound our building is re: earthquakes. I want to be able to trust the opinion and not be concerned with getting an … Continue reading Ask Us: How sound is our building as it relates to earthquakes

Why San Francisco Real Estate is so strong, the things you can’t measure on a calculator


There are some unquantifiable measures of value that nobody seems to consider when pondering the future of San Francisco real estate. So many of us stay within the confines of San Francisco, sit at our computers and debate the strength of San Francisco real estate, and whether it will rise or fall, but rarely do … Continue reading Why San Francisco Real Estate is so strong, the things you can’t measure on a calculator

Crime on the rise in Bernal Heights?


It seems to be the week of getting edumucated on theFrontSteps. First chickens, now rising crime in Bernal Heights? We have no factual evidence to support what we’re saying, but the information has come to us from a very reliable and trustworthy source. We’re hoping you (the reader) can shed some light on the matter. … Continue reading Crime on the rise in Bernal Heights?