Distinct Dining Spots — Only-in-the-Bay Places to Eat and Mingle

There’s no shortage of exquisite food in the Bay Area, but for that truly unique dining experience — seek out these culinary gems. SAN FRANCISCO BELLOTA With its traditional Spanish cuisine and libations delivered in a modern space filled with natural light, Bellota is perhaps the Absinthe Group’s  most ambitious effort in its quest to define San Francisco cuisine. Chef Ryan McIlwraith’s specialty is paella, including one…

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Unconventional Quintessential San Francisco Experiences

Visiting tourists are drawn to the magnificent icons of Golden Gate Park, the Palace of Fine Arts, AT&T ballpark, and, of course, the Golden Gate Bridge. Dig a little deeper, and the city has plenty of unconventional adventures to offer the more inquisitive sort. For your consideration, here are a handful of quintessentially San Francisco experiences that are sometimes overlooked. THE BEAT MUSEUM In the 1950s, a collective…

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Angel Island — A Ferry Ride Back in Time

One of the things that sets the Bay Area apart is the easy and abundant access to nature — not just parks and trails, but places steeped in rich history. Angel Island is one such magical place. A short ferry ride from San Francisco or Tiburon transports you to an undeveloped place with layers of historical significance. Once a hunting and fishing destination for Coastal Miwoks, Angel…

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Pampering Places — A Spa for Every Body and Soul

Whether your idea of R&R is a luxury spa setting with all the accoutrements or a more eccentric but equally tranquil experience, the Bay Area is rich in great spa options. San Francisco   NOB HILL SPA AT THE HUNTINGTON Nob Hill is the tony top of the city, and the Scarlet Huntington Hotel it’s crown jewel. A landmark building circa 1924, the Huntington was…

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Smart Homes — The Technologies of a Modern Lifestyle

Smart homes are becoming mainstream as Bay Area citizens grow increasingly eager to reduce their carbon footprint, secure their homes, and generally make life easier. Driven by recent tech advances such as neural networks, it’s now easier and more enjoyable to create a sustainable, secure modern lifestyle in your home. Here are our picks for the best smart-home products of 2018.   BEST HOME BATTERY:…

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Ready, Set, Bloom — 5 Flower-Filled Hikes in the North Bay

1. Ring Mountain (Mill Valley) Intermediate | 2.16 Miles Ring Mountain, nestled between Tiburon and Corte Madera, has it all. The slopes offer stellar views of Mount Tamalpais, the Bay, and the city. Trails wind through rock formations, between creeks and wildflower-dotted hillsides. The unique terrain is home to plants that grow nowhere else, such as the Tiburon Mariposa Lily, blooming from late May to mid-June….

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Get Your Steps In — The Best Staircases with a View in San Francisco

To get the best views of our gorgeous city and the surrounding landforms, the best direction to go is UP. There is no better way to make a quick ascent than via one of the city’s many stair-ways. The Lyon Street steps and 16th Avenue staircase can get crowded. Here are some hidden gems to get your heart rate up. Be ready for views that…

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Seasonality: How Market Dynamics Change by Season

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 factor affecting market conditions and trends – general economic conditions and financial market movements, new construction projects coming on market, significant changes in interest rates, local stock market IPOs, natural and political events, and other factors can…

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SF Multi-Unit Residential Income Market

The Multi-Unit Residential Property Markets of San Francisco, Alameda & Marin Counties This report generally separates out the 2-4 unit and the 5+ unit apartment building markets, since they typically have different dynamics and values. All the statistics below are broad generalities covering a wide variety of buildings of very different location, size, quality, condition, tenant profile, income and income potential. Some of the charts…

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What Costs How Much Where in San Francisco

Median sales price is that price at which half the sales occurred for less and half for more. Average dollar per square foot reflects the livable interior space of a home and does not include garages, storage, rooms built without permit, decks or outdoor space – not all sales report square footage, and interior square footage can be measured in different ways. Both of these…

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