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By David Ames, San Francisco
(Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco)
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What the heck...it's nice to be honored locally, and readers of the B.A.R. have voted us in once again.  As Randall Kostick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zephyr commented, “It’s the People’s Choice for San Francisco, and we greatly appreciate our agents, our staff and most of all, our...
By David Ames, San Francisco
(Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco)
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Just for fun...Aerial footage shows just how massive the Fleishhacker Pool was.  This (color) film was shot in 1935.  Other cool footage showcases the old De Young Museum, as well as The Legion of Honor (modeled after the same in Paris),  I never got to see Fleishaker Pool, but it must have been ...
By David Ames, San Francisco
(Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco)
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Long time San Franciscans will remember it fondly as "Deadly Doyle" Drive...no center barrier or any kind of separation to avert oncoming traffic with everyone speeding along.  That's just how that stuff was built then.  It was definitely 'heads up driving' in each direction, and drivers were fea...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Flocks of wild parrots in San Francisco? Yes, it's true. Originally spotted on Telegraph Hill in the early 2000s, they have since spread to other parts of the City, including Dolores Park and the Presidio. Monday evening, as we walked over Russian Hill to North Beach, we stopped to enjoy the anti...
By David Ames, San Francisco
(Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco)
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Joe Marko and Rafael Acevedo (from Paragon Real Estate Group) have a unique listing on the market that Film Noir movie buffs would probably love to check out...particularly anyone who loves Bogart/Bacall movies from the 40's.  The building is located at 1360 Montgomery Street in Telegraph Hill. A...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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This week it's all about roses in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood.I don't think I had walked on Vallejo Street in the past two weeks, until last evening when I was treated with these beautiful roses. Other places had roses climbing up 3 stories, hybrid tea roses in front parking stri...
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
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I left my Heart in San Francisco California Robert SwetzRobert Swetz had the privilege of visiting San Francisco for the first time back in 1976 as a teenager, and what an amazing place.Back in 1976 my parents bought me an old cheap camera several years earlier that really couldn't take photos li...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Living in the heart of San Francisco often feels like living in a village -- well, except for the driving and parking part of it. But that's OK, there is the MUNI bus and trolley service, Uber and Lyft, and our own two feet. The village feel comes from our unique neighborhoods, often separated fr...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is celebrating its 49th year April 9 & 10, April 16 & 17, 2016, in Japan Town, San Francisco.Said to be the second largest cherry blossom festival in the country, second to that in Washington DC, it takes place in one of 3 remaining Japan Towns in t...
By David Ames, San Francisco
(Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco)
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Our friends at The Mark Company have put together a nice summary of new housing inventory currently in development for 2016.  Some of the units listed are currently selling while still under construction, and some are nearly sold out.   There is also a brief summary of recent projects that have c...
By Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale
(Realty ONE Group)
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  Who remembers the Sixties? Haight Ashbury San Francisco by Robert Swetz     Here are some photos and video that I took several years ago while I was in San Francisco California.Haight Ashbury is such an amazing place and if you have never had the chance to visit Haight Asbury, put this place in...
By Rob Spinosa, Executive Loan Advisor, Marin Mortgage Broker
(RPM Mortgage, Marin County, CA)
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 Non-Warrantable Condo Financing The caps of our graduating class had barely wafted to the floor of the high school gymnasium when I packed up the old family car with my guitars, amps and all the naiveté a Midwestern teenager could muster and headed west to the glam metal capital of the world, Ho...
By David Ames, San Francisco
(Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco)
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Newest Listings Address Type BD/BA/PKG List Price   714 Cole Street Single Fam. Res. 5/2.5/2 3,195,000   1569 Masonic Avenue Single Fam. Res 3/2.5/1 2,249,000   260 Upper Terrace Single Fam. Res. 3/2.5/2 1,980,000   415 Buena Vista Avenue Single Fam. Res 5/4.5/3 6,200,000   721 Duboce Avenue Sin...
By Mike Jackson, Realtor - Certified Distressed Property Expert
(Bradley Real Estate)
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Quiet neighborhood in a $1.3 - $1.5 million dollar area. This single family residence is located in the Westwood Highland area of San Francisco sitting on Mount Davidson. Public records shows 1068 living square feet with approximately an additional 400 square feet totaling 3 bedrooms and 2 bathro...
By David Ames, San Francisco
(Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco)
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2016 Mission Bay Development Map   Mission Bay has grown a lot in two decades, but more change is coming to the waterfront neighborhood. From new housing and a hotel to UCSF's continued buildout, this map details what's already there and what's in the works.  DownloadMap Map provided by San Fran...
By David Ames, San Francisco
(Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco)
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A New Era for Tenant Buyouts in San Francisco By Jeffery Woo, Esq.* Cooper, White & Cooper LLP  In the midst of our housing crisis, the Board of Supervisors has enacted a law which would appear to make a casualty of common sense. Effective March 7, 2015, the process, and even terms, of a voluntar...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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Have you ever said to yourself, "if only I could ______________"? Thanks to a company aptly named If Only I had an opportunity for just such an experience, one of those once-in-a-lifetime adventures -- a tour of the catwalks and the bell tower at Grace Cathedral at the top of Nob Hill.Four of us ...
By David Ames, San Francisco
(Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco)
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    San Francisco - February 2016 Real Estate Insights         The end of 2015 saw a continued rise in the median sale price of homes in both San Francisco and Marin, but with a small dip and then a leveling off in the first part of 2016. Even before the stock market started trending downward, r...
By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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San Francisco is known for its eclectic architecture styles in homes. In addition to grand Queen Anne Victorians, more simple Edwardian houses, and Italianate style Victorian homes like these pictured here, you'll find mid-century modern, and truly modern homes.These four appear to be duplexes or...
By Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert,Lecturer,Author,Artist
(Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island)
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When John Muir learned that William and Elizabeth Kent were naming a redwood forest near San Francisco in his honor, he declared, "This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world." The couple had purchased the land to preserve its beauty and rest...

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