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  • Shake Shack About to Take Up a Stake in San Francisco

    Shake Shack is a burger, fries and shakes joint out of Madison Square Park in New York City with a massive following in California, and is now about to have its first diner in San Francisco. Shake Sha...

  • Electric Scooters Run Afoul of Human Traffic and the Law

    Small, stand-up electric scooters are the new transport startup craze in San Francisco, with three companies vying for the market to grab-and-go from point A to point B and drop-off. The three compani...

  • Wine Fraud Solved by SF Wine Advisors Using Blockchain?

    Wine fraud is not as infrequent as you may think. The market is now at $300 billion and by the early 2020’s will be over $400 billion. Niche markets are very expensive, which means fraud can be lucr...

  • An Epidemic of Vacant Businesses in San Francisco

    It’s hard to miss the number of retail and commercial business properties that are empty and forlorn in certain areas of San Francisco’s street landscape. It’s hard real estate to sell and the e...

  • Median Price For Homes in SF Rocket Skyward

    While rentals in San Francisco are smoothing out somewhat and heading down in many neighborhoods, the median cost of buying a house in the city has zoomed up to $1.61 million. That’s a new record fo...

  • Yet Another Dramatic Jump in San Francisco Median House Price to over $1,600,000

    Consumer confidence is still soaring, and buyers continue to push aside concerns about recent financial market volatility, federal tax law changes affecting Bay Area homeowners, and interest rate inc...

  • Here’s the Scoop on SF’s Iconic AT&T Park

    Baseball By The Bay could be a romanticized catch phrase found in a novel about a baseball-loving fan who lives in San Francisco. Because that is what we have: one of the most admired and picturesque ...

  • Millennium Tower Condo Takes a Haircut of $1 Million

    San Francisco’s own Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Millennium Tower, which is sinking and leaning at notable and lawsuit-generating rates, just had a deal close on its most expensive condo—and it’s ...

  • Bay Area Real Estate Market Cycles

    Out of recession comes recovery; recovery builds into market over-exuberance; over-exuberance leads to negative adjustment; negative adjustment sparks recession. Begin again.The scale, length and tri...

  • Spectacular SF Victorian Grand Dame Reopens for Tours

    San Francisco aesthetes and especially Victorian house lovers know that one of the most beautiful, charming, and iconoclastic Victorians in the city is the 1886 Queen Anne at 2007 Franklin Street. The...

  • Economic Context Factors Underlying Housing Markets

    The real estate markets in the SF Bay Area are parts in an overall economic reality that includes a number of financial, demographic and psychological components – all of which are impacting each o...

  • Cheapest Places to Currently Rent in San Francisco

    Cheap and San Francisco are not words often found together, but there is relatively cheap, and that works. It turns out that rents are becoming more stable in the city, rather than the gravity-busting...

  • Interactive Map of 11 Best Beaches in the Bay Area

    Yes, it’s beach time – at least according to the balmy, getting pretty warm and clear weather we’re having nowadays. So, you live in San Francisco, and you’re wondering what are the best coast...

  • Does A Butler Come With My Rent – Yes in SoMa, SF

    That’s a question I wouldn’t normally think of: does a butler come with my monthly rental check to you? Well, down in the white hot competitive market for renters in SoMa, the new 33 Tehama Street...

  • Media Reports Suggest Major Bay Area Decline

    The sources of the data behind the below (and many more) articles: an online survey by a PR company; an analysis of traffic on a real estate website; the alleged cost of a U-Haul to Las Vegas; anecdo...

  • San Francisco’s Seawall Up For Redo to Avoid Waterfront Disaster

    One 2016 report that should make San Franciscans sit up or leap up in alarm is the one from the SF Port Commission stating that more than $77 billion worth of SF waterfront real estate will be under w...

  • A Selection of Charts about Debt

    Most of the charts below come from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. We have not had time to comment on each chart and what we believe its significance to be (and, in any case, we are probably u...

  • How Do You Celebrate Spring in San Francisco? Here’s How.

    We’re getting some spring rains, and even the bees in San Francisco (and there are hundreds of thousands among us) are out harvesting nectar and pollen from burgeoning flower blooms on trees and pla...

  • San Francisco Hot and Heavy Among the James Beard Award Finalists

    San Francisco, and, indeed, the entire Bay Area includes 15 local chefs, restaurants, wine specialists and industry movers-and-shakers on the very short finalists list for the James Beard Award. The f...

  • Long-Term Trends in San Francisco Real Estate

    The great advantage of reviewing annual data is how often the market trend lines clarify into a straightforward dynamic, instead of the constant up and down fluctuations often seen in monthly or quar...