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April 2012 Market Update

Posted On: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 11:26am
Tags: housing inventory housing market | Topics: Market Statistics

Last month I discussed the low statistics for “Months Supply of Inventory” and the fact that buyer demand for property has increased dramatically.  This month I thought I would say a few words about WHY the supply of properties is so low. 

Presidio Parkway Closure

Posted On: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 3:36pm
Tags: construction presidio traffic

If you are a frequent traveler to or from Marin, you should know that there is a planned closure of one of the main thoroughfare on the weekend of April 27-30. Details can be found at www.presidioparkway.org. You can also subscribe to their email alerts to get updates on future closures. Happy travels!

Free Days at the California Academy of Sciences

Posted On: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 8:57am
Tags: California Academy of Sciences free day neighborhood fun | Topics: Community Information

Did you know that the wonderful exhibits at the California Academy of Sciences are free to neighborhoods on specific dates during the year? Check out the schedule below or click on the link above. The hours are 9:30-5pm. It's a great way to spend the day with the entire family!

March 2012 Market Update

Posted On: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 5:39pm
Tags: housing inventory housing market | Topics: Market Statistics

“You can’t time the market”- How many times have you heard that? The reason this adage is so enduring is because it is so true. Every time there is a change in the real estate market it seems to take buyers, sellers and even REALTORS® by surprise. It seems we all assume that the market will be the same tomorrow as it is today, yet we all know that’s just not how things work. There are few better examples of a cyclical market than real estate.

Zephyr Real Estate Sells Remarkable ‘Gold Coast’ Estate

Posted On: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 8:30am
Tags: Billionaire's Row Broadway pacific heights Row | Topics: Press Release

San Francisco, CA – March 19, 2012 – A Billionaire’s Row residence on Broadway in Pacific Heights just sold in a private, off-market sale. Anna Spathis and Dennis Stavropoulos of Zephyr Real Estate represented the buyer. The grand estate had a list price of $28.5 million.

San Francisco Data at Your Fingertips

Posted On: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 7:27am
Tags: crime statistics neighborhood maps San Francisco data | Topics: Community Information

San Francisco has placed its publicly available data on a website, all in one place, to make it easy to search for just about anything. Like the all-in-one 311 call center that eliminated the need to keep a list of the different city departments, this website allows you to search for crime statistics on a map, look at the neighborhood boundaries, find film locations, and much more.

Zephyr Real Estate Announces Fourth Quarter’s Top-Selling Agent

Posted On: Monday, March 12, 2012 - 8:30am
Tags: real estate top producer woolhouse Zephyr | Topics: Press Release

San Francisco, CA – March 12, 2012 – Don Woolhouse has achieved the top sales volume spot at Zephyr Real Estate for the fourth quarter of 2011. Woolhouse closed $17.9 million in transactions in some of San Francisco’s most in-demand neighborhoods, such as Noe Valley, Duboce Triangle and Ashbury Heights, as well as in Tiburon with individual sales prices ranging as high as $3 million.

Zephyr Lists San Francisco’s Most Cutting-Edge, Eco-Restoration Victorian

Posted On: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 9:51am
Tags: green historical LEED property real estate Sanchez Victorian | Topics: Press Release

San Francisco, CA – March 6, 2012 –Zephyr Agent Julie Reber has listed San Francisco’s most eco-friendly 19th Century home, located at 1566 Sanchez Street in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood. 

The Charm of Old Buildings

Posted On: Friday, March 2, 2012 - 6:10pm
Tags: 720 York St brick and timber lofts converted lofts Mill Building William Curlett | Topics: Community Information

I must pass this building hundreds of times a year because it's a few blocks from my house. Walking by it the other day, I was able to appreciate just what a wonderful building it is. 

Zephyr Real Estate Is San Francisco’s No. 1 Real Estate Brand in 2011

Posted On: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 8:30am
Tags: brand No. 1 real estate success top | Topics: Press Release

San Francisco, CA – February 28, 2012 – Zephyr has once again achieved the top spot in real estate branding in San Francisco. Nearly one out of nine real estate transactions last year involved a Zephyr agent, representing either the buyer or the seller. This equates to over 11 percent of the single-family homes, condominiums, co-ops, lofts, tenancies-in-common, and two-to-four unit buildings sold in San Francisco, 38 percent ahead of the nearest challenger.

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