Is COPA half full or half empty?


Did you know that SF supervisors passed legislation to give non-profits the right of first offer and refusal to purchase a multi-unit building? They sure did. It was supposed to go into full effect on June 2, 2019, but it seems there are few kinks to iron out. The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community … Continue reading Is COPA half full or half empty?

San Francisco 100-Year Storm Flood Risk Map & Your Property


When most people think of San Francisco, they think hills…steep, steep hills, which we have a-plenty. But hills lead to valleys, and valleys lead to the flats, many of which are landfill, many of which can and often do flood (think atmospheric rivers and king tides). I know, it’s hard to imagine this city with … Continue reading San Francisco 100-Year Storm Flood Risk Map & Your Property

San Francisco ranks #3 best city for dating


Are you in the right city to find love? According to a recent study from Apartment List, out of the 66 cities surveyed, SF makes a strong showing in 3rd place. Edging us out in dating satisfaction is Charlotte, North Carolina in 2nd and Austin, Texas taking 1st. Overall, men view their dating experiences more … Continue reading San Francisco ranks #3 best city for dating

Cole Valley Flat For $15; Scantily Clad Bathers Arrested; Dead Man Returns To Life – August 18, 1908


It’s not everyday you get to sell a property where history was made (no, I haven’t posted this listing on Craigslist), and it’s definitely not everyday that you open up a wall for a remodel and find a San Francisco Examiner from August 18, 1908…and it’s totally legible! The information contained on the pages of … Continue reading Cole Valley Flat For $15; Scantily Clad Bathers Arrested; Dead Man Returns To Life – August 18, 1908

Bay Area Liquefaction, Landslide, and Seismic Zones – Mapped


Lots of talk in the news these days about landfill, liquefaction, and general stability of property in and around San Francisco’s waterfront, and entire city for that matter (see “SF’s landmark tower for rich and famous is sinking and tilting“that hit newsstands and internets today [SF Gate/Chronicle]). Big news, no doubt, but what about the … Continue reading Bay Area Liquefaction, Landslide, and Seismic Zones – Mapped

New Renderedings of Above-Ground SF Flower Mart Revealed


The SoMa-based SF Flower Mart has been a bay city institution for almost 60 years, but when plans were unveiled in 2014 for the establishment to move underground, public outcry was fierce. Finally, the project has been revamped and the renderings depict a much more appealing above-ground facility, dotted with coffee shops, open space and plenty … Continue reading New Renderedings of Above-Ground SF Flower Mart Revealed

San Francisco Takes Top Honors On Trulia’s Best Neighborhoods List


Living well means something different to everyone.  For some of us, it means indulging in all the luxuries life offers, and to others it means living a healthy, active  lifestyle. Luckily, and why we live here, San Francisco offers both. Recently the folks over at Trulia shared their perspectives on living well in this Best Neighborhoods post, which coincided with … Continue reading San Francisco Takes Top Honors On Trulia’s Best Neighborhoods List

7 Hidden Gems in Golden Gate Park


For San Francisco residents, Golden Gate park is that place you’ve religiously taken out-of-towners and spent countless afternoons strolling around with your SO or kids. But there is probably more than one secret spot you’ve never stumbled across in one of your trips around the 1,017 acre public space. Below, we’ve pulled together a collection of the top overlooked … Continue reading 7 Hidden Gems in Golden Gate Park

Mission To Millennium | SF’s Top 10 Underbids of the Week


The top underbid of the week goes to an Outer Mission single family home that (dare we say) needs a bit of work. Listed for $699,000 and sold for $575,000 after 62 days on the market. According to our data from last week, single family homes continue to take up the majority of the top … Continue reading Mission To Millennium | SF’s Top 10 Underbids of the Week

$440,000 Under Asking | Personal Chapel Maybe Included, Wallpaper Definitely


It only took seven months, but in the end, it got there. SOLD for $440,000 UNDER asking! You read that correctly, this 6-bedroom single family home in Mission Terrace at 100 Delano Avenue just closed $440,000 below the original (back in March) asking price of $1,600,000. After a price chop to $1.5, then $1.4, then … Continue reading $440,000 Under Asking | Personal Chapel Maybe Included, Wallpaper Definitely

Gentrification Of San Francisco | One Perspective


I think it’s important everybody living in and around, moving to and moving from San Francisco watch, and listen to this one point of view as to what is going on in our city. The implications of the insane real estate market that is upon us are real, on all levels. Everybody (not just the … Continue reading Gentrification Of San Francisco | One Perspective

Millennials – Listen Up – Go To College – Buy A House


A College Degree is Key for Millennial Homeownership in the San Francisco Bay Area, say my friends at Trulia. They just shared this with me (after a few edits to my liking), so I’m sharing it with you. To go to college, or not? This is one question many millennials ask themselves. For households between … Continue reading Millennials – Listen Up – Go To College – Buy A House

Liquefaction Zones Of San Francisco’s Marina District


I have a great listing currently for sale at 1487 Chestnut Street (corner Gough & Chestnut) here in San Francisco, and of the 50 or so people I actually had the chance to speak with at yesterday’s Open House, all of them (not kidding) asked if this property is built on landfill, and thus in … Continue reading Liquefaction Zones Of San Francisco’s Marina District

Finding The Right Property To Complement Your New Job


Moving to a new city? Very exciting, but where will you live? The questions just multiply from there: Should I buy or rent? Should I pay more to avoid a commute? Should I live with a roommate or alone? It takes time to get the feel of a new city, and the house hunting process … Continue reading Finding The Right Property To Complement Your New Job

Richmond District | Historical Picture Porn


Consider yourself occupied for the next couple of hours – Thank you Richmond SF Blog for tipping me off to this amazing collection of historical photos (1181 images) of San Francisco’s Richmond District, Cliff House, Sutro Baths, and Great Highway…and so much more. Amazing and Awesome! I encourage all of you readers to visit the … Continue reading Richmond District | Historical Picture Porn