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What We Know We Don’t Know.

Updated Market & Census Statistics, Home Prices & Appreciation Rates, Luxury Home Sales, Price Reductions, Employment & Interest Rates. It will be another month before hard data on the autumn selling season begins to become available. In the meantime, below is a review of market trends and statistics through the third quarter. Note that September […]

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A $15 million tear down??

When the 6,400-square-foot modern Tuscan villa in Hillsborough hit the market last year, it featured the design touches of no fewer than four architects. The floors were walnut, the custom mahogany doors imported from Italy and the kitchen fashioned with Scavolini cabinets and Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. Outside, a pool beckoned along with tennis and […]

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But where will Fire Pie go??

Plans to convert the former used car lot turned Firepie parcel on the northeast corner of Valencia and Cesar Chavezhave been drafted. And as envisioned by Kerman Morris Architects, a six-story, 32,000-square-foot building could rise up to 65 feet in height on the skinny site and yield 23 residential units over 5,000 square feet of retail […]

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Day tripping in the great September weather!

Oh, summertime in San Francisco. It’s that time of the year when the days are longer, the fog is a little more relentless in the city, and it feels like everyone else is off on an exotic Eastern Europe tour or warm tropical vacation. It’s also a perfect time of the year to remind ourselves […]

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More changes coming to Van Ness Ave.

The revised plans for a seven-story building to rise up to 70 feet in height on the southeast corner of Pacific and Van Ness, as newly rendered by Ian Birchall and Associates below, were approved last month. And with its 30-day appeal period having expired on Monday, the project has just received its exemption from […]

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For those who like to go au natural

Natural wine” is a spectrum that encompasses a range of wine-growing and winemaking practices, from 00 (say: “zero zero”), that is, nothing added or removed during the winemaking process, to minimal techniques that help ensure a certain final product. One of the biggest goals of the natural wine movement, though, is to strip out pretense […]

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What’s happening in SF in September?

San Francisco events in September 2019 include Labor Day Weekend activities, the Sausalito Arts Festival, and the Fringe Theater Festival. You can also enjoy one of several outdoor festivals including the Festa Coloniale Italiana, Comedy Day in Golden Gate Park, and the Polk Street Blues Festival. If you’re a sports fan, catch a baseball game […]

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Some highlights for those of us who didn’t make the trek

For some, the best part of throwing a party are the moments before the guests arrive: freshly-spritzed perfume hangs in the air, hors d’oeuvres fresh from the oven, the ice unmelted. A tidy sense of peace before the swarm descends. That must be what Burning Man, which kicked off this week, feels like right now. As […]

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Big Hub, Big Plans

On the heels of the adoption of San Francisco’s Central SoMa Plan, the legal challenges of which have yet to be resolved, San Francisco’s Planning Department has just finished drafting the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the City’s equally ambitious, and synergistic, Hub District Plan. In addition to improving and activating the area’s streets, alleys and public realm, the the Hub Plan would […]

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Hot or not

Though it commands some of the most sought after real estate in the world, San Francisco’s diverse market results in certain neighborhoods experiencing more demand than others with would-be homebuyers. Which are San Francisco’s hottest neighborhoods? As with any real estate market, demand for one S.F. neighborhood over another fluctuates. Factors like seasonality, demographics, gentrification, […]

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Where should I eat RIGHT NOW?!

Tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater usually all have the same question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, where to sip the cocktail of the moment. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across […]

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Live in an historic sausage factory!

As we first reported last year, plans to redevelop the iconic Buon Gusto Sausage Factory building at 535 Green Street, which was once the largest sausage and salami producing facility in the west, and its adjacent parking lot parcel, were in the works. The draft plans had envisioned that a new 4-story building would rise up […]

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Little Creatures, from down under? It’s WAY better than it sounds!

The first American outpost of growing brewery Little Creatures opens in San Francisco tomorrow, July 26, showcasing beers made with prized hops from Australia and New Zealand. Located between the Giants at Oracle Park and the Warriors at Chase Arena, the 6,300-square-foot Mission Bay taproom will pour 36 beers and serve an all-day food menu of pizzas, […]

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Vertical kale?!

A trio of California’s most distinguished chefs will lead the culinary advisory board of vertical farming startup Plenty. Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn), Nancy Silverton (Osteria Mozza) and Traci Des Jardins (Arguello) will lend their expertise — and high profile — to the venture capital backed food tech company, which just unveiled its second-generation vertical farm in South San Francisco. “Dominique, Traci, and […]

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What happened in the Spring and why did it happen….again?

Sales & Values by District and Price Segment, Special Circumstance Sales, Market Seasonality, the Luxury Home Market & Foreign Buyers. The May Case-Shiller Home Price Index was released in late July for the 5-county SF metro area. This chart illustrates the difference in appreciation rates between the Bay Area (higher price markets) and the entire […]

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It’s that time of year again….

It’s that time of year. It’s finally the weekend that bass lines weave through acacia trees and Monterey pines into the avenues, and smuggled-in cannabis vapes intermingle with the haze of Fogust. In one hand you’ll have a Senor Sisig burrito; in the other, a locally-brewed IPA. This August 9-11 is Outside Lands at Golden […]

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Alert to those who use Muni as their DD

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency [SFMTA] warns that for approximately two weeks starting August 12, train service through the subway will shut down early each night, leaving late-night commuters to rely on replacement buses to make trips between Embarcadero and West Portal Stations. SFMTA dropped the announcement last week, noting that from 9:30 p.m. […]

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A little fluff for your Monday

Oakland Zoo’s four 6-week-old gray wolf pups have emerged from their den and begun exploring their enclosure, the zoo announced Monday. The zoo acquired mother and father wolves Siskiyou and Sequoia in April 2018 as part of their partnership with the California Wolf Center, an organization dedicated to increasing California’s wild wolf population. Siskiyou and […]

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