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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.

Zephyr Announces First Quarter Sales Awards

By Melody Foster

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 8:30am

San Francisco, CA, April 24, 2014 – Zephyr Real Estate recently announced its top sales achievers for the first quarter of 2014.

Sunset Boulevard Greenway Project

By Rita Roti

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:57pm

Happy Earth Day! A trend is forming in San Francisco.

Originating in the Outer Mission and approved in The Castro, The Sunset District has secured resident’s support of San Francisco Public Utilities Company’s storm water improvement project.

Pair of Studies Reveal (Once Again) San Francisco Is Really Expensive and Really Crowded

By Kevin Merlander

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:14am

Though San Francisco's skyrocketing housing prices are quickly pricing many people out of the market, they're in no way slowing the influx of residents into the city a pair of unrelated studies have found. In fact, San Francisco is now regarded as the nation's second most densely inhabited city.

Randall Kostick Appointed President of Zephyr Real Estate

By Melody Foster

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 8:30am

San Francisco, CA – April 21, 2014 – After more than 35 years as President of Zephyr Real Estate, Bill Drypolcher has decided to change his participation in daily operations. Bill remains the majority shareholder in the company and will continue to be involved in long term planning and strategy. Randall Kostick, currently the company's Chief Operating Officer, will assume the role of President.

Zephyr Agents Present Innovative Design in the Heart of Noe Valley

By Melody Foster

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 9:25am

San Francisco, CA – April 17, 2014 – The dynamic team of Danny Fernandez and Harry Clark at Zephyr are pleased to announce their newest property listings at 1318 and 1320 Church Street, also known as SteelHouse1and2. These two properties represent the culmination of the DesignBuild concept in construction. 

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