Zephyr Blog

Withering Heights: The Fight Against Stockyard Stench in Victorian Era San Francisco

By Kevin Merlander

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 1:43pm

And you thought 6th street smelled terrible after it rains. Back at the turn of the 20th century much of what we now call the Outer Mission was still largely cow pasture save for a pair of stockyards clustered near the base of Bernal Hill. These stockyards--essentially, enormous temporary holding pens where cattle traders could showcase and sell their livestock--were among San Francisco's earliest industrial polluters

Zephyr Real Estate #1 in San Francisco Sales

By Melody Foster

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 8:30am

San Francisco, CA – October 27, 2014 – Zephyr Real Estate has long been a major player in the San Francisco real estate landscape. The latest year-to-date sales data show that Zephyr has now reached a milestone, passing all of it's competitors and selling more homes than any other brokerage in San Francisco.

Zephyr’s Ken Eggers and Rob Rogers Together Again

By Melody Foster

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 8:30am

San Francisco, CA – October 20, 2014 – Zephyr Real Estate is excited to announce that the dynamic team of Ken Eggers and Rob Rogers is back. Rogers has successfully managed Zephyr’s Upper Market office for the past seven years, and is now ready to bring his expertise and experience back to his first love: representing clients in San Francisco’s vigorous real estate market.

A History of the Haight Ashbury Over the Last Million Years or So

By Kevin Koerner

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:13am

Haight Ashbury may best be known for as the seat of the Summer of Love but this venerable San Francisco neighborhood has played many roles in the city's history.

MUNI's Early Days of Public Service Were More of a Public Debacle

By Kevin Merlander

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 2:58pm

San Francisco's public transportation service is far from perfect these days--averaging, what, 8 mph through city streets?--but be glad we don't still have the ineffectual system our forebears had to endure at the turn of the 20th century.

San Francisco's Transient Veterans May Have a Home for the Holidays

By Kevin Merlander

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:45am

San Francisco's streets are home to an significant number of homeless vets--an estimated 10 percent of the city's transient population according to last year's Point-In-Time Homeless Count and Survey. Luckily, Mayor Lee's got a plan to help them transition into semi-permanent housing and it could happen by the end of this year.

Zephyr Real Estate Sponsors First Ever RETalks

By Melody Foster

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 8:30am

Zephyr Real Estate Sponsors First Ever RETalks


San Francisco, CA – September 29, 2014 – Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm, has announced RETalks2014. The event will be held on Monday, October 20, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The half-day consolidated conference includes several 20-minute presentations from various industry leaders, and will be hosted at the headquarters of Trulia.


Zephyr’s Neighborhood Photo Library Grows to 2,200+ Images

By Melody Foster

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 8:30am

Zephyr’s Neighborhood Photo Library Grows to 2,200+ Images San Francisco, CA – September 17, 2014 – Zephyr Real Estate’s acclaimed San Francisco neighborhood photo library has expanded by nearly 1,000 photos. The library, which Zephyr created last year, formerly covered 37 of San Francisco’s 89 distinct neighborhoods. With the expansion, the library now holds over 2,200 photos covering 61 neighborhoods.

Bay Area Beauty: The Architecture of the Residence Park

By Melody Foster

Friday, September 12, 2014 - 2:04pm

San Francisco, CA – September 12, 2014 – During the decades that followed the earthquake of 1906, new neighborhoods emerged in many parts of San Francisco. Influenced by the City Beautiful movement of the period, developers focused on land located in the outlying areas in the southern and western parts of the City. Some of the largest tracts of land west of Twin Peaks attracted a new form of residential neighborhood known as the ‘residence park’, areas defined by single family homes totally free of commercial development, integrated by a setting of green landscaped corridors and front yards. Balboa Terrace is among a very small number of such neighborhoods representing this approach to residential development in San Francisco.

San Francisco’s Historic Home Trade Show on September 14

By Melody Foster

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 8:30am

San Francisco, CA – September 8, 2014 – The second annual Historic Home Trade Show is coming up on Sunday, September 14, to its new and larger venue, the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio.