Battle Royale: San Francisco Or East Bay, If You Had To Choose


Coming off the heels of my post about a modern, Swedish home currently for sale by some clients contemplating their move here to San Francisco or the East Bay, it inspired a long overdue Battle Royale (perhaps on par with SF v. NYC): San Francisco versus East Bay (I leave the “what exactly is East … Continue reading Battle Royale: San Francisco Or East Bay, If You Had To Choose

Vote Now! Best Coffee (House) In San Francisco


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

In San Francisco It’s Ritual Coffee Roasters Versus Blue Bottle Coffee


Having just purchased our first bag of “Sweet Tooth Espresso” from Ritual Roasters after more than six years of dedicated grinding, tamping, and pouring exclusively of Blue Bottle Coffee, we’re a bit torn as to what to do. We’ve had Ritual on many different occasions, but allowing their beans to enter into the home, and … Continue reading In San Francisco It’s Ritual Coffee Roasters Versus Blue Bottle Coffee

Battle Royale: San Francisco’s Infinity Towers Versus Some Peninsula Townhouse


We haven’t done a Battle Royale in a while, but we thought this recent email could not only shed some light on the steals and deals being thrown out by The Infinity to get their Towers sold, but also a bit of debate as to whether it’s better to put your money in San Francisco, … Continue reading Battle Royale: San Francisco’s Infinity Towers Versus Some Peninsula Townhouse

Greener than thou: San Francisco is “Green” are you?


Everybody knows it’s hip to be green and San Francisco almost leads the pack (we were edged out by Portland, OR) , but what’s a city without its people, right? We want to try to do a little thing here on theFrontSteps (by getting your comments) and it goes something like this: My name is … Continue reading Greener than thou: San Francisco is “Green” are you?

San Francisco’s “coolest” neighborhood: La Mission…hands down!


If you want to be flat out, straight, f**king cool, then live in (or at least go to) the Mission. We have been in every nook and cranny of this city and checked out just about every type of property you can imagine, seen every type of living quarters, seen just about every type of … Continue reading San Francisco’s “coolest” neighborhood: La Mission…hands down!

Battle Royale: Tokyo or San Francisco if you had to choose


Since we’re on the subject…Tokyo or San Francisco if you had to choose and why…please. ;-) We know nothing about Tokyo, and have never been, so should we decide to take a trip there, what can we expect, and what should we avoid. Of course, since this is a real estate blog, we’d also love … Continue reading Battle Royale: Tokyo or San Francisco if you had to choose

Chart challenge: San Francisco mimics Japanese land value decline (sort of)


Accepting our recent challenge to “show us a legitimate graph of home values for San Francisco, or the Bay Area, or California, or the Nation, hell you might as well make it the world for that matter, that looks like [the declining chart on this post]”, Paul G steps up to the plate with this … Continue reading Chart challenge: San Francisco mimics Japanese land value decline (sort of)

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?

Battle Royale: Realtors or Politicians, who’s worse?


Yes, we have the right to ask this question, as we are Realtors, and we encounter shady less than professional crooks (yes, crooks) on a weekly basis. At the same time, most of our colleagues are the nicest, most professional people in the world that work their asses off, but seriously…the lying, the cheating, the … Continue reading Battle Royale: Realtors or Politicians, who’s worse?

It’s a Holiday! Cesar Chavez Day puts San Francisco real estate site on hold, Jesus can’t hang


If this guy gets my son out of school today, but this guy can’t get him out on Good Friday, then today must be a major holiday, and we’re taking the day off. Score Cesar-1 Jesus-0

Battle Royale: San Francisco or Los Angeles, if you had to choose


by Alex Clark Sometimes I get plain bored of talking about San Francisco real estate and I dream of faraway places. I wonder, “What would it be like to live there?” Surely, some of you must wonder the same things. Luckily, we’re getting to the bottom of NYC vs. SF, so I’m not losing sleep … Continue reading Battle Royale: San Francisco or Los Angeles, if you had to choose

Real Estate, Sex, our Top Posts and Last Thoughts of 2007


No surprise here…sex sells…very well, and it even helps sell real estate, or at least Realtors. Our most popular post of 2007 was …and the Nominees for Sexiest Realtor in San Francisco are…. Second up was obviously the the results of said contest. Third up was our Battle Royale: San Francisco or New York City…if … Continue reading Real Estate, Sex, our Top Posts and Last Thoughts of 2007

Battle Royale: North Beach or South Beach, if you had to choose


It’s been a while since our last Battle Royale (SF v. NYC), but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten to keep it local. We’ve seen a few of you chime in on whether you’d choose Hayes or Haight, a few more of you duked it out over Pacific Heights or Marina, and let’s not forget the … Continue reading Battle Royale: North Beach or South Beach, if you had to choose

“What Market Slump”-NY Times


A reader recently forwarded us this article from the New York Times, and thought it might paint a comparative picture of what is going on here, or what could come to be. We’d tend to agree, however, on a much smaller scale (so far). Everybody, ourselves included, likes to keep a watch on other markets … Continue reading “What Market Slump”-NY Times