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Congratulations to my clients, who just sold their charming condo in the Diamond Heights neighborhood of San Francisco! My clients purchased the unit about 3 years ago for their daughter, who was a single gal living in San Francisco. Now that she's married to a great guy, has a brand new baby and...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Today I've been feeling especially thankful to be living in a City that has heart, a City full of people ready to be a positive force of good.I've written before about the yoga sessions that are offered, on a donation basis, at Grace Cathedral almost every Tuesday evening. These are attended by 5...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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San Francisco has many micro climates, and Pacific Heights is one usually free from the swirling fog that often shrouds the Golden Gate bridge and envelopes the streets  in the more western parts of the City. Not so a few mornings ago when I walked along Jackson Street.  It was still heavy an hou...
By David Ames, San Francisco
(Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco)
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  Property Tax Deadlines Remember These Dates!   Don't forget these pertinent property tax deadlines! Although the first installment was due last week, there is still time to get your payment in before being penalized. See below for property tax deadline dates and information. NOVEMBER 1st• Firs...
A couple of years ago, I helped some clients upgrade from their condo to a single family home.  Rather than sell the condo, they decided to rent it out. Since they also hired me to list the rental and find their new tenants I brought in my photographer to get professional-level photos. The unit w...
By David Ames, San Francisco
(Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco)
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San Francisco Q3 Print Real Estate Insights A Closer Look From Q2 2015 to Q2 2016 the condominium inventory increased by 27%. However, the median sale price remained stable during that same time frame. This means that buyer demand is keeping up with the increase in supply. Another sign of the con...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Since I live in a condo in a high rise, there's not much point in having Halloween decor on my door or in a window -- it wouldn't be seen or enjoyed.However, the stunning over-the-top decorations shown below are seen and are being enjoyed by many.The cover photo (I love how the skeletons are just...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Despite the length of our ballot this year -- 17 State propositions, 24 City measures, 1 regional one, plus candidates for national, state and local offices -- San Francisco makes it easy to vote, and now's the time.There are two more days to register to vote, and voting has already begun.Here's ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Save the date -- you are invited Who: You! (and bring your friends)What: the 12th annual Fall Harvest Artisan Food FestivalWhere: Cheese Plus, 2001 Polk Street (at the corner of Pacific Avenue)When: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PMWhy: to spend an enjoyable hour or so nibbling deli...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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California, including San Francisco, is finally getting some much-needed rain. But not even a rain storm--and it definitely met my definition of a storm!--could daunt the beauty of this doorway on a house on Jackson Street in Presidio Heights.I thought it quite a unusual sight for mid-October, an...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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San Francisco City Chorus -- where the City singsTreat yourselves to the gift of beautiful music, right in the heart of San Francisco. Old First Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of Sacramento Street and Van Ness Avenue, easy to get to by car (parking on the street and in garages) or b...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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On Thursday evening, November 17, 2016, you have the opportunity to be kind to yourself while helping others.Yoga For Change SF is held at Grace Cathedral, located at the top of Nob Hill in San Francisco. Its purpose is two-fold:  raise funds to provide scholarships for students at The Community ...
By Michael J. Perry, Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist
(KW Elite )
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     Late last night , I was fighting off sleep as the Chicago Cubs and SF. Giantsstarted the bottom of the 9th inning of a do or die Game # 4 . The inning did not start off well as the first two relievers got no one out and clogged the baseswith potential tying runs ! I was just about asleep whe...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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After a weekend of hot, sunny weather (84° in San Francisco on Saturday, 75° on Sunday) perfect for Fleet Week and the three afternoons of air shows, we woke to a layer of thick fog across the bay and into the surrounding neighborhoods.  By mid-day, temperatures were close to 20° degrees cooler t...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Mayhem Mansion returns to San Francisco! In 2016, it will be here for only 4 days, October 21, 22, 28, and 29, 2016.In the words of San Francisco Heritage, "The current caretakers of Mayhem Mansion have agreed to let curious outsiders get a peek inside, however, the ghostly presence of the myster...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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This week is Fleet Week 2016 in San Francisco. As usual, it kicks off mid-week and culminates with the thrilling air shows, extended to 3-days this year. Activities began today and increase tomorrow.By Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Fleet week is in full swing, with the parade of ships one day and ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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While much of the country is seeing cooler temperatures after a sizzling-hot summer, here in California we're in the midst of our wild fire season. The recent heat wave in the San Francisco Bay Area has been a major concern. Not only has it made for uncomfortably hot days -- 102-degrees in San Jo...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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Thanks to Lottie Kendall, I finally made it to see the Mosaic steps in San Francisco. My husband wanted to push off that excursion to our last day there, but that's when I had scheduled a massage, and we would not have gone. It would have been dangerously too close to our departure time to catch ...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Can a photo energize a person?I took this snapshot last Sunday as I was walking through Fort Mason in San Francisco, heading to my weekly farmer's market there. I enjoy looking at it, and feel energy coursing through my body when I do. the sun is shining, people are walking and jogging along happ...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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When we were in Lisbon last month, that city reminded me a lot of San Francisco. There is something about crossing the Bay Bridge that makes me feel like I'm entering a foreign country. The energy, every-day humming of trolly cars, city busses blocking traffic, guys urinating on buildings in publ...

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