Prices Jumping Across San Francisco

The San Francisco real estate market grew increasingly frenzied as the first quarter of 2014 progressed, leading to another surge in home prices in virtually every neighborhood in the city. The high-demand/ extremely-low-inventory/ competitive-bidding situation is similar to what occurred first in spring 2012 and then, to an even higher degree, in spring 2013. After the market seemed to stabilize in the second half of last year, we didn’t expect to see it turn this fierce in early 2014, but right now it appears to be every bit as ferocious as last spring’s. Continue reading


SoMa: An evolution in progress…

Change is afoot in San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) district, but then, isn’t it always? Since it was first platted in 1847, SoMa’s only constant has been change. During its long life it’s been an exclusive residential neighborhood, a … Continue reading


Mission Bay Residential Developments

Prior to 1998, there was no residential neighborhood in Mission Bay; no Victorian farmhouses, no worker cottages ordered out of a Sears catalog in 1910, no ticky-tacky little boxes constructed en masse by Henry Doelger before World War II, no … Continue reading


Forecasting San Francisco’s Economic Fortunes

SPUR, a non-profit organization which “promotes good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area” has posted this very interesting article on our city’s economy and housing. http://www.spur.org/blog/2014-02-27/forecasting-san-francisco-s-economic-fortunes


Talk on the author, Alice Munro

Last night’s event at my home was enlightening. My friend, Syda Day, lectured on the author Alice Munro by discussing Munro’s unique writing style and Munro’s main subject on memory and associations. Mind-bending reading experience.


Check out the future of some of SF’s major developments with Before/After images.

It’s been a wild year for San Francisco. Batkid took over the city, the tech community came under attack and the only thing people can agree on is that the rent is too damn high. But if the city’s big plans are any indication, the future looks bright — projects are underway from the Embarcadero to the beach. Take a look through some renderings of what San Francisco could look…

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