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2015 Real Estate Advice for San Francisco Buyers and Sellers

Home prices will continue to appreciate in 2015 though at a lesser clip. San Francisco real estate home price appreciation cycles tend to last about 5-7 years. Our last recovery began in 2011 and in general, the real estate market is up 45%. Don’t forget that all markets are cyclical but in SF over the past decades, the recovery has more than made up for any correction, quickly and sharply.

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San Francisco History: The Examiner Has Been Covering Life in the City for 150 Years

The Examiner originated in San Francisco in 1863 as The Democratic Press, a conservative, pro-slavery, anti-Lincoln paper that drew the ire of abolitionists after Lincoln’s 1865 assassination. The weekly Democratic Press, like other pro-Confederacy publications in The City, was systematically boycotted, and its offices were destroyed by organized mobs.

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Marin Farmers’ Market 3rd largest in California, and growing

Summer’s bounty fresh from local farms and dairies makes the Marin Farmers’ Market a can’t-miss attraction this time of year. “Marin County is unique in that 50 percent of our land is agricultural — quite rare for being so close to a major urban center,” says Sarah Darcey-Martin, director of outreach for the Agricultural Institute […]

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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: 2683 PINE STREET, SAN FRANCISCO | OFFERED AT $2,200,000

2683 Pine Street (Lower Pacific Heights), San Francisco, CA 94115 Stunning Victorian with European Flare. Sophisticated European styled-Victorian located in the heart of trendy Lower Pacific Heights has undergone a two-year renovation to the studs by its owner.  The transformation is nothing short of amazing with attention to every detail from the antique flooring and […]

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2015 First Quarter High Tech Venture Capital Funding

Venture capitalists continue to place their bets in the rapidly growing local tech economy. In Q1 2015 , San Francisco was the top market for VC dollars in the country for the second consecutive quarter. Silicon Valley shifted to the third spot nationwide for the first time since 2011. San Francisco accounted 4 of the 5 top high – tech VC backed deals nationwide. VC funding increased 57.6 percent since last quarter, due mainly to the second consecutive $ 1.0B Uber funding round.

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San Francisco History: How Muni Was Born From the World’s Fair

And those famous cable cars? The City did not consider new cable lines for the expo because of the expense of the infrastructure and the obsolete technology, Laubscher said. It was cheaper to do things like build the Stockton Tunnel, which San Francisco still uses today. That resulted in a far faster trip to the Marina from Market and Stockton streets than cable cars could have provided. The final decision was that San Francisco needed to expand its streetcar fleet. Thus, City Engineer Michael O’Shaughnessy drafted street-rail plans to transport as many as 8.4 million visitors, according to transit historian Grant Ute’s “Fair, Please: Public Transportation To and Through San Francisco’s 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition.”

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PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: 663 MARINA BOULEVARD, SAN FRANCISCO | OFFERED AT $8,980,000

663 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina District) Sensational remodeled home on the Marina Boulevard waterfront with sweeping, full Golden Gate Bridge and water views. Six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms, allowing for a wonderfully flexible floor plan. Amenities include a fabulous view master suite with a terrace; four bedrooms on one level, […]

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