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  • Earthquake Proofing: Almost 500 SF Buildings Miss Seismic Deadline

    San Francisco, as everybody knows, is earthquake country, and the city’s efforts to be prepared for the next minor or major earthquake includes a rigorous earthquake safety code for SF buildings. Th...

  • Official: San Francisco Metro Area Richest in U.S.

    It doesn’t get any more official than the U.S. Census and the Bureau of Economic Analysis , which shows San Francisco as the richest city area in America. Combining data sets drawn from 2016 and com...

  • Luxury Condo Market Report for San Francisco

    The autumn selling season is a big one for the San Francisco luxury homes market: There is usually a very significant spike in activity between Labor Day and the beginning of the mid-winter slowdown ...

  • Get Out Your Biggest Credit Card For These SF Restaurants

    An oft-heard topic of conversation or writing subject is: what are the most expensive restaurants in San Francisco? Not, where get you the best food for the bucks, but which ones have you put out the ...

  • A Feast of Charts Capturing the San Francisco Real Estate Scene

    Assembled here is a cornucopia of graphics (and their links) that tellingly chart the year-over-year general house and condo markets through the month of August 2017. The information is drawn from inf...

  • “Siberia of San Francisco” is the 2nd Hottest Neighborhood in SF

    The “Siberia of San Francisco” (in case you didn’t know) is a literary nickname for the Excelsior area of SF, located in the city’s south east end. It’s north side is lined by Mission Street...

  • Props and Shout-Outs:

    I’m long overdue in thanking my real estate peeps who continue to think of me when referring their San Francisco buyers and sellers. A hearty thanks to Katharine Gibson of Windermere Properties...

  • Top Dog Breeds in the City of Dogs: San Francisco

    There are 120,000 dogs in San Francisco and 108,000 to 113,000 children—according to official government tallies. So, obviously there are more dogs than kids in our fair and dog-loving city. And if ...

  • A Hot Autumn Market in San Francisco?

    Generally speaking, late summer market dynamics (or, for that matter, during the mid-winter doldrums) are not of great significance and do not tell us much about where the market is heading. Septembe...

  • Checking Out Most Expensive SF Homes to Most Affordable

    The final week of August saw sfcurbed.com’s High and Low take on the most pricey and least pricey homes sold in San Francisco go to Presidio Heights and Bayview. Ah, Presidio Heights. Leafy and chic...

  • Bay Area Rent Trends

    This is from our mid-year report on the multi-unit residential market.You can see the full report here: Bay Area Apartment Market Report San Francisco wants to boast that it has the highest rents in ...

  • Wow: Need $181,349 Yearly Salary to Buy SF Area Home

    If you want to buy a home in the beautiful, culturally exuberant San Francisco metro area, then make sure your individual or combined annual salary is at least $181,349 and change. That’s the progno...

  • Building Cranes Everywhere

    The high rise condo market in neighborhoods south of the Financial District (like Yerba Buena, South Beach and SOMA) is not performing as strongly as the rest of San Francisco, mostly due to an increa...

  • Many Top 40 Under 40 Wine Enthusiast Tastemakers in Bay Area

    Wine Enthusiast is a magazine known for its hip, cool, sexy celebration of wine and other imbibing beverages. It has a pretty big following in San Francisco. And every year it spends a good deal of ed...

  • How Much Does a Two-Bedroom Condo Cost in San Francisco?

    The architecture for a 2BR condo in San Francisco runs all over the map – from luxury high rise condos apartments in Yerba Buena/South Beach/Mission Bay to Edwardian or Marina Style condo flats...

  • Your neighborhood options are broader in San Francisco if you can settle on a three-bedroom instead of a four-bedroom.

    Many of these districts are West of Twin Peaks, in neighborhoods that were developed in the 1950s and 60s. Districts like Midtown Terrace, Parkside and Lake Shore are popular with families becaus...

  • SF’s Golden Gate Heights 2nd Hottest Neighborhood in the US

    According to the national real estate site Redfin the second hottest neighborhood in home sales in the entire country for the second half of 2017 will be the Golden Gate Heights area in our own San Fr...

  • Travel Channel’s Foodie Andrew Zimmern Filming in SF

    If you’ve ever watched or channel surfed across the Travel Channel, then you’ve probably seen Andrea Zimmern—food host, personality and writer—in one of the many shows he has on TC. He’s bes...

  • San Francisco Luxury Homes Sales by Month since 2014

    This chart covers the expensive stuff and the REALLY expensive stuff. Each bar represents the number of sales that month; the higher the number, the more robust the market. Sales of luxury condos surg...

  • Home Price Appreciation since 2012

    This first chart shows the rising trend in houses and condos over the last five years. The gray bar is houses. The green line is condos. There are two interesting phenomenon to observe here. The first...