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Giants Opening Day – April 5, 2013

Play ball! 2012 World Series champions, the San Francisco Giants, meet the St. Louis Cardinals during their home opener at AT&T Park on April 5, 2013. People in the Bay Area love to see the Giants, and for good reason as the SF Giants are one of the premier teams in the entire league. With history in the Giants favor under the precedence of players such as Willie Mays and Barry Bonds, Opening Day promises to ignite the excitement of baseball lovers with fresh chalk lines, perfectly groomed turf, the thundering of cheers and astounding athleticism.

Chosen as the 2008 Sports Facility of the Year by Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily, AT&T Park at 24 Willie Mays Plaza has many incredible features. Central location, breathtaking views, classic design, and the family friendly Coca-Cola Fan Lot provide a fully rounded experience of Major League Baseball. Feel what it is like to run the bases, play the game and enjoy the timeless icons of baseball at the Fan Lot, specifically designed for AT&T Park, the Giants, baseball fans and the community to further enhance the experience of a day at the ballpark.

April 5, 2013, 1:35 PM PST
24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco
Seat prices starting at $158.75.

For more information go to http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/sf/ballpark/index.jsp.

This Weekend: Vonda Shepherd

Looking for something to do this weekend? Consider checking out Vonda Shepherd, who’s going to be playing tonight and tomorrow at the Rrazz Room in San Francisco. Shepherd, who is well known for her work on…

Vonda Shepherd

How do I find out if my home is on landfill?

When sellers get ready to put their home on the market, they need to be ready to disclose the stability of the soil underneath their property. Their first resource for doing this is the Natural Hazard Disclosure Report that their…

What about the ground beneath my house?

January Case-Shiller Index Released

The just released Case-Shiller Index reading for January for the high-tier price segment of the 5-county San Francisco Metro Statistical Area declined slightly from December. This reflects seasonal market issues, not a decline in values, and it occurs every year – indeed, the decline was smaller than what is typical.

From January 2012 to January 2013, the Index indicates an 11% increase in house values for this segment of the metro area market. However, the real estate market of the city of San Francisco itself has outperformed the general market of the 5-county metro area. And due to its methodology, the Index is 4 to 7 months behind what is currently occurring in the market. In a quickly appreciating market, that can be a long period of time.

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Our full report on the Case-Shiller Index is here: http://www.paragon-re.com/Case_Shiller_Index_Deciphered_for_SF

How do online listings draw eyes?

I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal. The piece focused on how buyers look at online listings – and it had some interesting statistics. One of the numbers that called out to me the most was…

SF Spring Celebration – March 31, 2013

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Union Street’s 22nd annual Spring Celebration and Easter Parade, March 31st, 2013 celebrates the diverse community of San Francisco in an outdoor bistro setting. Featuring some of Union Street’s best restaurants and focusing on children’s and family activities, this is a spectacular event for everyone. Described as wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous, this street fair and parade include such delights as inflatable bounces, hands-on children’s activities, costumed characters, sophisticated fashions, classic cars, a petting zoo and Easter bonnet contest. Great music, great food and great fun – this is a spectacular event for everyone!

The Easter Parade, known for the last 20 years as the Biggest Little Parade in San Francisco, showcases the unique community of the Bay Area. Featuring marching bands, balloons, self-propelled mini-floats, and a delightful procession of entries, it’s sure to please the whole family.

Sunday, March 31st, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST
Parade begins at 2:00 PM
Union Street, from Gough to Fillmore.

For more information go to www.sresproductions.com/union_street_easter.html.

This Weekend: Seventh annual SF Chocolate Salon

Something sweet is afoot this weekend: specifically, the seventh annual San Francisco Chocolate Salon. Slated for Sunday, March 24, the event will be held at Fort Mason from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets run between…

From our NorCal network : The Artisan Group

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160 ESTATES DRIVE
PIEDMONT, CA 94611
Offered at $1,850,000

For more information about this property or a referral to other areas of Northern California, please contact me.

Pricing, part two

Yesterday I discussed some of the ins and outs of property pricing. Today I’d like to continue that discussion, with a particular focus on buyer dynamics as well as on overpricing. Most buyers and agents aren…