SF’s housing market hinges on what people think about the city, and nothing informs popular opinion quite as consistently as Hollywood, which has always had a love/hate relationship with the city. That is to say, people love to make movies about San Francisco, but they hate to actually shoot here, usually substituting cheaper cities like … Continue reading Mapping San Francisco Superhero Movies
Coming off the heels of possibly the warmest day in San Francisco for the entire month of August, and actually seeing the sun at the coast (I think we broke 70 yesterday), it got me thinking about this recent New York Times article, “Think It’s Hot Now? Just Wait“. Apparently, “July wasn’t just hot — … Continue reading Global Warming Could Fuel (Future) San Francisco Real Estate Market
It’s not everyday our City By The Bay delivers the goods at sunset, especially in the summer, but when summer comes right before Christmas, how can you possibly complain? –Follow theFrontSteps on Instagram (@theFrontSteps) –More Reasons We Live Here [theFrontSteps]
L.A. can’t do that! (Well they could, but most Metallica band members live in the bay area (Bassist Robert Trujillo is the holdout), so that makes them legit Giants fans, except for Trujillo…BEAT LA!!)
Turn the volume up… –Bring Your Own Big Wheel, San Francisco, Potrero Hill, Vermont Street [Official Site]
So how is the snow up in Tahoe…I mean really? As many of you know, I fancy myself a bit of a skier. I watch the weather like a hawk, I have multiple websites and friends I refer to for snow reports, radar imagery, forecasts, and après ski hangouts. If I can, I play hooky … Continue reading So You Wanna Post A Picture Of You Skiing Powder On Your Facebook…How ‘Bout We Just Tell Them All The Truth
Like I said in a post a few days ago, there are things in San Francisco that just make this place great. Things that keep us living here, dealing with parking tickets, traffic, fog, and exorbitant real estate prices. The restaurants and eateries in San Francisco are certainly right on top of every person’s list … Continue reading BlackboardEats, Another Way To Explore All The Great Food San Francisco Has To Offer
Make no mistake, this blog is about real estate. But real estate is all about location, location, location, and San Francisco happens to have some pretty damn good restaurants, shops, trails, architecture, museums, and so much more in so many great locations, all of which directly impact the value of real estate. (How many times … Continue reading Toast: Trouble Coffee Co.
Those of you that have read this blog for a while know that I have a thing or two for good coffee. In fact, I took it upon myself to definitively settle the debate as to where is the best coffee (house) in San Francisco and hundreds of thousands of people joined in the decision. … Continue reading Coffee Fiends Get Your Mojo On, And Get Free Coffee
…..but you gotta love the Mascot: …and you gotta love the San Francisco Giants! Come to think of it, maybe the Giants are the reason people still buy San Francisco real estate. Or maybe it’s the America’s Cup coming to town? Perhaps it’s Outside Lands? Pretty good place we live, eh? -Source: SFist
Due to the large green/blue blob shown below, yours truly is snowed in. And isn’t it great that within a “short” (I put the quotes because when the snow is falling and the entire Bay Area is driving, it’s anything but short) drive from San Francisco you, and all of your closest friends and family, … Continue reading Reason We Live Here #17: Getting Snowed In Lake Tahoe Way
WOW! The “best” coffee (house) in San Francisco nominees streamed in last week, thanks to a nice little link from Yahoo!, and it looks like we may now have the most comprehensive list of San Francisco Coffee (Houses) ever on one ballot. Needless to say, our tiny list was well shy of what is truly … Continue reading Vote Now! Best Coffee (House) In San Francisco
Voting is taking place. FOLLOW THIS LINK. Not too long ago (okay maybe it was back in July of 2009), we did a little post about what seemed to be dominant turf run by Blue Bottle Coffee and Ritual Roasters, and which one we thought was better. Being a little bit ignorant (but more in … Continue reading The Best Coffee (House) In San Francisco…Let’s Vote!
It has been a long hard battle for our winners this year. We had more nominees than in any previous contest, and our web traffic went through the roof (over 40,000 new visitors for this contest alone!) Contestants were pumping their Facebook and Twitter accounts spreading the word, and sites all around the world linked … Continue reading Winners: San Francisco Bay Area Sexiest Realtors 2009
[Friday a.m. update: We know the suspense is killing you, but you’ll have to a wait a little bit for the announcement of our finalists. We have properties to show, and contingencies to lift (and a bit of a hangover). You’ll know soon enough….and now you know (click to see the finalists)….and let the voting … Continue reading Vote Now: San Francisco Bay Area Sexiest Realtor 2009!
[Photo Source: Noah Berger] We received this email last night from the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District, and we’re sure you all heard about the Emergent Closure of the Bay Bridge yesterday due to a “cantilever section made over Labor Day weekend[,which] snapped and crashed onto the upper deck of the span late … Continue reading Reason To Live Here (In SF) # 16: You Are Not “B & T”, And You Rarely Have To Deal With This