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Stroll or Bike to Lake Merritt, but Don’t Drive!

Stroll or Bike to Lake Merritt, but Don’t Drive!

Lake Merritt is called the Jewel of Oakland, and its encircling landscaped park grounds comprise the city’s top attraction. On any given day, there are myriad joggers, walkers, dancers, children, birdwatchers, boaters, picnickers, and even skaters! It’s especially popular during Shelter-in-Place, so much so that the City of Oakland is significantly restricting parking access along […]

A Michelin Star to-go please!

A Michelin Star to-go please!

Craving a bite of San Francisco’s top notch food scene? During shelter-in-place many of our city’s world class restaurants are offering take-out or delivery options for the first time, such as Nari, recently named one of America’s best new restaurants by GQ. Here are seven of our favorites. Nari: 1625 Post Street, 4 – 7pm […]

Neighborhood Highlight: Cole Valley

Neighborhood Highlight: Cole Valley

Cole Valley is known as a close-knit community in the heart of San Francisco. Nestled between forested hills of Buena Vista, Tank Hill and Mount Sutro and the green spaces in Golden Gate Park, this is the neighborhood where you can have all the perks of city life while living in a peaceful environment. Plenty of recreational opportunities […]

40 Year Project: Why Supplies Are Low

40 Year Project: Why Supplies Are Low

Why can’t the Bay Area build enough new housing to curb home prices? Mission Local describes an extreme example of a 10-unit housing project in Bernal that took 40 years to obtain permission to build after the 77-year old developer bought the two parcels back in the late 1970s. Hopefully it won’t take before another 40 years to finally construct! If you have the patience to build your own […]

Market Street to be Car-Less Downtown

Market Street to be Car-Less Downtown

Starting in 2020, cars will start to be banned from downtown portion of San Francisco’s major thoroughfare Market Street. Construction of the first phase of the $604 million “Better Market Street” project will start in January from Fifth to Eighth streets. Once considered a radical idea, the Municipal Transportation Agency board voted unanimously to do it, […]

SF Home Prices Hit New High

SF Home Prices Hit New High

In June, records were set again for San Francisco's median home prices, with MLS-listed single-family houses reaching $1.7 million, while condos were at $1.3 million, up $80K and $65K, respectively, compared to June 2018, according to Curbed. Among the most affordable neighborhoods was Bayview, with a median price of $912,500. Pacific Heights won the most [...]
Happy Pride 2019

Happy Pride 2019

June is Pride Month, the time to celebrate the legacy of LGBT communities. The Bay Area has the highest LGBT concentration of any major American metropolitan area at 6.2%, according to a 2015 Gallup survey. The next 5 runner-ups are Portland, Austin, New Orleans, Seattle and Boston, which are cities known for arts and creativity [...]
New 100-year Flood Maps

New 100-year Flood Maps

San Francisco has a new 100-Year Storm Flood Risk Map, and 2,140 parcels just became eligible to buy flood insurance. Your mortgage lender may eventually require you to buy flood insurance. Some landlords will need to disclose this info to renters. Contact us with any questions! Check these map links to see if your property [...]
Hottest Restaurants in SF/Oakland

Hottest Restaurants in SF/Oakland

Looking to try some new dishes? Memorial Day weekend is a great time to score a reservation at the "it" restaurants and bars around town. Eater's list for May 2019 includes Obispo (Mission), Cellarmaker House of Pizza (Bernal), Beit Rima (Castro), Che Fico Alimentari (Alamo Square), Ungrafted (Dogpatch), Palette Tea House (Ghiradelli Square)) and Here's [...]