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San Francisco market seeing new highs

San Francisco is on fire. Don’t worry – that’s not literal, of course. Rather, the real estate market is red-hot, as in number four on the Wall Street Journal’s top five hottest markets…

Golden opportunity

From our NorCal network : The Artisan Group

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2 Park Gate
Berkeley, CA
Offered at $3,195,000

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

Realtors by the numbers

This seems to be the week to talk about statistics. Today let’s turn to The National Association of Realtors’ Field Guide to Quick Real Estate Statistics, which has been recently updated and holds some interesting info. Whether…

By the numbers

Case-Shiller High-Tier Price Index: City values on rise

While the Case-Shiller Price Index – even the High-Tier Index – isn’t always the most applicable resource with which to study San Francisco market dynamics, its findings are worth noting. The latest Case-Shiller values for…

Case-Shiller Index

New Case-Shiller Index Report

The Case-Shiller Index for March just came out and showed a big jump, just beginning to reflect the surge in appreciation we’ve been experiencing in 2013. (January and February Index readings mostly reflect sales in late 2012.) The March reading was 3.5% higher than February (last month) and 15% higher than March 2012.

The Index is for the 5-County SF Metro Area, not just for the city of San Francisco, and since it reflects a 3-month rolling average, is published 2 months later and sales close 4-8 weeks after the offers are negotiated, it is typically 3-5 months behind the actual market on the street. I would expect another significant jump in April’s Index.

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The complete Paragon report on the Case-Shiller Index is here: http://www.paragon-re.com/Case_Shiller_Index_Deciphered_for_SF

Sharpening our understanding of statistics

What do all the numbers mean, anyway? When you’re in the real estate game, it’s your job to figure those out before you react to them. Here are a few thoughts on the matter. First…

Do numbers lie?

Union Street Festival – June 1 – 2, 2013

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In its 38th year, The Union Street Festival is one of San Francisco’s largest free annual events, launching the city’s summer street festivals with an atmosphere of open-air market and traditional fair ware in the heart of historic Cow Hollow, San Francisco’s premiere shopping and residential district. Featuring over 150 boutique artists from across the country, the Festival offers opportunities to browse and buy jewelry, pottery, paintings, photography, furniture and bath & body supplies while providing entertainment by the best of the Bay Area’s hardest working Indie bands.

Adding to the atmosphere of the Street Festival, over two dozen gourmet food booths and bistro style cafes plus multiple beer gardens offer nourishment while visitors absorb the sights and sounds.

June 1st and 2nd, 2013, 10:00 AM to 6:00PM PST
Union Street – Gough to Steiner
Free to attend.

For more information go to www.unionstreetfestival.com/

Ethnic Dance Festival TBA

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The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, founded to present the ethnic dance companies in the Bay Area, includes performers from throughout Northern California with over 600 dance companies and 100 different genres. During its rich history, the Festival has celebrated and fostered appreciation for the diverse cultural communities in the Bay Area and Northern California. As the first multicultural, city-sponsored ethnic dance festival in America, the Festival has a responsibility and the honor to provide an outstanding opportunity for artists who seek to present the dance expressions of their cultural and ethnic heritages. Participants come from varied socio-economical backgrounds, representing a broad range of occupations and lifestyles and during the month long festival. Students, masters and groups from regions as varied as Senegal, Tobasco and Barangay all dance together on the same stage.

The four programs, one on each weekend of the month, feature 7 to 11 companies and are comprised of performers selected from an annual audition with World Arts West, the presenter of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. WAW’s mission is to support artists sustaining the world’s diverse dance traditions by providing needed services and performance opportunities and to provide the general public with opportunities to experience and learn more about world arts and cultures. The Festival plays a crucial role in California’s cultural ecology, highlighting the diverse heart and soul of San Francisco.

June 1st to June 30th, 2013

For more information go to www.worldartswest.org

From our NorCal network : The Artisan Group

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2055 Glenbrook Rd.
Glenbrook, NV
Offered at $4,595,000

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