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Case-Shiller catching up with city’s heated market

We’re beginning to see the city’s spike in values reflected in the Case-Shiller Index for the five-county San Francisco metro area. Paragon research finds that the index itself is reflective of the market heat…

Case-Shiller catching up with city’s heated market

We’re beginning to see the city’s spike in values reflected in the Case-Shiller Index for the five-county San Francisco metro area. Paragon research finds that the index itself is reflective of the market heat…

More on the condo conversion bypass bill

Yesterday I discussed the nuts and bolts of condo conversion bypass legislation introduced earlier this month before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Today I’d like to dig a little deeper and see how it can affect you…

What does the condo bypass legislation entail?

Earlier this month, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors began consideration of a law that will allow some TIC owners a single chance at condo conversion – that is, if they pay the city a specific fee. In a…

There’s above asking price – and then there’s this

The San Francisco Chronicle notes today that Dolores Heights and the Inner Mission are currently popular places for homeowners and renters alike. (In related news: The sky was blue today.) What does this mean? Well, in other news that won…

This Weekend: Pride

We’re on the cusp of Pride Weekend. This is a big deal in San Francisco and well it should be: Pride’s message becomes ever more relevant as people continue to fight for equal rights.The Gay…

What is the value of the first parking space?

Life in San Francisco involves all kinds of firsts: first walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, first burrito in the Mission, first parking ticket because you don’t have a designated parking space.Well, the first parking space associated…

“Who has a party in Palo Alto?”

I recently came across a San Francisco Examiner article that examines a techie shift in our neck of the woods: Specifically, young tech workers are choosing San Francisco’s lights over Silicon Valley’s sights.The article mentions…

Raise a glass to a gorgeous house

Bummed to have missed the Alamo Square Postcard Row Victorian? Check out a new-to-market listing – it was effective as of June 15 and offers are due on June 21.Located just across Alamo Square Park from Postcard…

Mid-Market: A neighborhood undergoing ch-ch-ch-changes

In my last post I mentioned SOMA Grand at 1160 Mission (between 7th and 8th). Historically, this hasn’t been what one might call the most upscale neighborhood around. Let’s not sugarcoat it – there is homelessness…