Because Everyone Needs a Firehouse!

September 24, 2010

You’re a hip urbanite. You’ve got your iPod iPhone, iPad, Blue Bottle Coffee frequent buyer card, a hip wardrobe, thousands of twitter followers, and yet you still don’t feel like your life is complete. What are you missing? A Firehouse! And depending on the budget, we’ve got a few options for you. Want the original […]

Learn if a major natural gas line is near your next home

September 16, 2010

The tragic fire in San Bruno last week has unleashed an avalanche of stories about PG&E and their complicity in events that lead to the destruction of a neighborhood and the deaths of too many individuals. The folks at the SF Gate real estate blog “on the block” had an interesting article about the National […]

The prettiest street in the Mission?

September 8, 2010

Once upon a time Britton and I had a client who was plum crazy. Which probably isn’t news, but the exciting part was that our client was absolutely positively convinced that we weren’t showing them all of the “pretty houses on quiet, tree-lined streets in the Mission.” And yes, that was their quote, verbatim. In […]

Koret Children’s Playground @ Golden Gate Park

September 3, 2010

Recently (2007) redone, Koret Children’s playground in Golden Gate park was, according to local legend, one of the first public playgrounds in the United States. With two full play structures (one for the older playground set, one for the younger), spinner cups, a rope climbing web, cement slides (bring cardboard, these are a “left-over” from […]

West Portal Playground

September 2, 2010

West Portal Playground is perched above the West Portal Muni stop, where the K, L, and M lines enter the underground system. It’s got some nice playstructures for younger kids (bigger than toddler), and also has a nice and (for San Francisco, relatively) level grass field which is great for soccer, frisbee, catch, or whatever […]

Playgrounds of SF: Lincoln Park Playground

August 20, 2010

Located at 33rd Ave. and Clement in the Richmond district, the Lincoln Park Playground is a sweet spot to play. Bathrooms are nearby in the clubhouse for the golf course (not sure about weekend hours, but it wasn’t a problem on a weekday afternoon). If you live in the neighborhood or are in the area, […]

What you pay your Realtor for: Experience and Knowledge (not time)

August 4, 2010

Inman news has an interesting article today about the upside and downside of not using a real estate agent. Being not just an agent, but a Realtor, I’m sure you won’t be surprised to see me posting about why it is important to use a realtor. Homebuyers and sellers hire agents to learn the process, […]

Playgrounds of SF: Julius Kahn

July 22, 2010

The Julius Kahn playground is nestled at the south end of the Presidio, easily accessible via car from either the Arguello or Presidio gates. We’ve been to many school picnics and a few birthday parties here. It is a great playground since it offers something for kids of nearly every age. Parking can be a […]

Playgrounds of San Francisco: Panhandle Playground

July 19, 2010

Yesterday, after my open house my family went on a bike ride to one of the many great playgrounds in San Francisco. To be honest, given the bad rap that SF has for raising kids, I’ve always been a bit surprised at how good the playgrounds are. In addition, because most of us in SF […]

Pacific Heights

January 7, 2010

For many people Pacific Heights is the quintessential San Francisco neighborhood. Featuring block after block of large scale, architecturally-significant mansions and stately Victorian homes, (some of which have city or bay views to die for), this neighborhood is truly a noteworthy and unique San Francisco destination. While most people think of single-family homes when they […]

Lower Pacific Heights

January 6, 2010

Our take on Lower Pacific Heights in 59 seconds: Location: View Larger Map Some neighborhood links: Lower Pacific Heights (wikipedia) Things To Do (from Citysearch) Love it? Hate it? Drop us an email, tweet, or an old-fashioned phone call! (contact info over there on the right!)

The Castro (Eureka Valley)

January 5, 2010

The Castro neighborhood in just 59 seconds: While the San Francisco multiple listing service calls it Eureka Valley, the world knows it as The Castro, the heart of gay life in San Francisco. Bounded roughly by Market street to the north and west sides, 22nd street to the south, and Valencia and Church streets to […]