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  • Affordability & the Cost of Housing in the SF Bay Area

    Home prices, affordability percentages, monthly housing costs and income requirements for SF, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Napa, Alameda, Contra Costa & Solano Counties This national af...

  • Best Turkey Dining-Out Spots in San Francisco

    One week to Thanksgiving Day 2017 in the city by the bay, and if you’re finding your kitchen just too small for feast-making or don’t feel like all that feast-making, then be thankful there are so...

  • 2017 SF Holiday Events Calendar

    There are many great things to enjoy in our wonderful Bay Area now through January. Take a look at some of the events that will “Add a little sparkle to your holidays” in our events guide...

  • Even a Fire-Gutted SF House is On the Market for Big $

    San Francisco is the town of quirky, sometimes bizarre, real estate. We have a luxury condo tower that is sinking into the ground and leaning over 15 inches to the northwest (Millennium Tower), and mo...

  • Big Thanksgiving Question: What’s Open On That Day?

    I don’t know about you, but there are some Thanksgivings when I need to go shopping either in SF or nearby locales. Sometimes it’s for something I forgot for the turkey dinner. Other times, it’s...

  • Coolest City?—SF Comes to Mind, and Yes, It is the Coolest Ever

    Ever since the coining of the word “cool,” (1890’s urban life to 1920 jazz), it’d be easy to paint San Francisco with the slang word that implies stunningly fine,  moving, avant garde, best o...

  • Oh Oh—More Lawsuits for Leaning, Sinking Millennium Tower

    The CBS investigative journalism on-air show “60 Minutes” did a segment recently on San Francisco’s now infamous Millennium Tower. The tower used to be known as a place of import for people of n...

  • Airbnb’s Most Pricey Listing in San Francisco Pops at $10,000 a Night

    It’s no surprise when uber-nice hotels in the world’s great cities take a $10,000 (or much more) chunk out of your wallet for the room—per night. That’s expected. But, now in a tip of the hat ...

  • Dynamic October Market in SF Real Estate

    The October 2017 median house sales price in San Francisco surged over $100,000 above the previous peak in May to hit a new high at $1,588,000 (sales reported by 11/5/17). A major factor was that Oct...

  • FERRY BOAT RUNS BETWEEN SF AND RICHMOND TO START IN FALL 2018

    A small but meaningful contribution to San Francisco’s and the entire Bay Area’s much hated traffic congestion is the opening of the San Francisco to Richmond ferry service—scheduled to be runni...

  • Russian Hill Really Tiny Studio Sells Over List Price

    Small spaces are going for big prices in San Francisco. You know studios are usually about 400-500 square feet and that seems Lilliputian when you stand in one. Comfy, but closing in on you. However, ...

  • San Francisco Bay Area S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index

    Since Case-Shiller Indices cover large areas – 5 counties in the SF Metro Area – which themselves contain communities and neighborhoods of widely varying home prices, the C-S chart number...

  • Michelin Stars Shower Down in San Francisco

    The ultra-coveted Michelin stars for 2017 culinary inventiveness and excellence came roaring into the Bay Area like a meteor shower, with an array of restaurants winning what is tantamount to the Olym...

  • San Francisco Renters are 80% Happy Campers

    How happy are renters living in SF, the most expensive city in the U.S.? A group of 600 San Franciscans took part (among 14,284 renters in 36 U.S. cities) in a survey conducted by the rental site Zump...

  • New Idea: Tax Ride-Sharing Companies Per Fare to Help Fund SF Muni

    San Francisco is always on the lookout for ways to fund its public services, including the Muni mass transit bus service. One proposal to raise money—among a slew of two dozen other proposals—is t...

  • Seasonality & the San Francisco Real Estate Market

    Seasonality typically affects inventory levels, buyer demand and median home prices, often in very significant ways – as is illustrated in the following charts. However, it is not the only fac...

  • Parking Ticket Heavens: SF’s Top Ticket Neighborhoods

    Well…another interesting record for San Francisco. We enjoy having the highest average ticket (traffic) price in the entire U.S. The city’s traffic police blessedly issue us $124 million worth of ...

  • What’s Scary Fun in SF’s Halloween To-Do’s

    Alert: All Hallows Eve is here in San Francisco in 11 days, on a Tuesday. Where to go? What to wear? Where to dance? Any good Halloween jokes. Halloween drinks? What’s great for kids? Those are the ...

  • 185-Unit Housing Project Up For Approval in SoMa

    If approved by the SF Planning Commission in October, SoMa will be blessed by another residential building with 185 units of housing. The new four-story building will be located at 975 Bryant Street, ...

  • Biggest Office Space Leasing Ever in SF History

    In the world of largest, biggest, hugest, San Francisco just racked up another record: Dropbox just leased the most cavernous office space in the history of the city. It clocks in at 736,000 square fe...