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The Most Competitive Condo Markets in San Francisco Right Now

By Eileen Bermingham

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:00am

Which neighborhoods in San Francisco are seeing the most overbidding activity? 

Zephyr’s Matthew Borland Speaks at Deliver 2014

By Melody Foster

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 9:00am

San Francisco, CA, May 19, 2014 – Matthew Borland, Managing Broker and Partner at Zephyr Real Estate, was a panelist at last week’s Deliver 2014. Along with five other panelists, Borland shared his acumen on the home-buying process and how to deliver a satisfying experience to both buyers and sellers. Borland was joined on the dais by Bob Dadurka, Eric Boyenga, Tracy Weir, Ginger Wilcox and Jonathan Aizen.

California HUD Report Finds the Obvious: SF Housing Crunch Due to Lack of Housing

By Kevin Merlander

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 4:24pm

According to a recent report by state officials, San Francisco's booming population grew by another 1.3% last year with 10,600 new residents, moderately outpacing the state's general grown rate of just under one percent. But while it may sometimes feel like just everybody's trying to move to the city, San Francisco's rate of growth was outpaced by both Santa Clara and Alameda Counties.

Airbnb'ing Your Home? Get the Right Insurance

By Eileen Bermingham

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:00am

Don't make a costly mistake when it comes to having the right insurance for your short-term rental.

Zephyr Launches Extensive Real Estate Market Charts Tool

By Melody Foster

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 8:30am

San Francisco, CA, May 5, 2014 – Zephyr Real Estate has announced its latest marketing support technology in the form of 1,200 comprehensive monthly market charts, which provide current real estate activity for San Francisco. Statistics are produced for each of the City’s 89 neighborhoods, the 10 MLS-defined districts as well as overall citywide stats.

A Comprehensive Explanation of How San Francisco (and the Rest of the Bay Area) Got So Expensive

By Kevin Koerner

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 4:55pm

It's not just the recent influx of tech wealth that's mutating San Francisco's housing landscape. It's a big contributing factor, sure, but it's far from the only reason. No, the monumental change our city is currently experiencing is the result of the decisions from every level government, business, and industry. Simply put, everyone's to blame.

How San Francisco Is Changing and Why That's a Good Thing

By Kevin Koerner

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 11:35am

While some view San Francisco's rapidly changing demographics as an affront to the city that they knew as kids--and affixing the "gentrification" pejorative to any neighborhoods that no longer resemble demilitarized zones--San Francisco has undergone multiple similar changes throughout its history.

San Francisco by the Numbers

By Kevin Merlander

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 5:45pm

San Franciscans have a lot to be proud of. Our city is among America's most prosperous and progressive, but where exactly do we rank when it comes to, say the acreage of our parks, the number of children and homeless living here, or number of hybrid vehicles we drive?

How BART Was Built

By Kevin Merlander

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 5:45pm

With an average daily ridership in excess of 373,000 the Bay Area's BART system is an integral part of regional infrastructure. But this enormous transit web did not simply appear, it required years of planning, the combined efforts of thousands of builders (along with one very unique tunnel boring machine), and more than a little luck.

Where to Find Every One of San Francisco's 43 Parklets

By Kevin Merlander

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:14am

A sizable percentage of San Francisco is already given over to public spaces and parks. Yet, even in the most urban of neighborhoods you can still find a bit of greenery thanks to this ambitious and rapidly expanding public works project.

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