Zephyr Blog

4Cats Arts Studio opens on Potrero Hill

By Susan Olk

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 4:26pm

At the corner of 18th and Connecticut streets is a brightly painted, highly decorated children's art studio.  The Potrero Hill studio is the first 4Cats -- named for the Barcelona cafe Pablo Picasso frequented -- to arrive in the United States. 

Get Out - Central Richmond

By Kevin Koerner

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 2:02pm

What’s going on the Central Richmond? Check it out…

Strategic Remodeling Can Turn A Profit

By Eileen Bermingham

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 6:00am

When consulting with home sellers, I'm often asked whether it might make sense to, say, remodel a kitchen or bathroom to potentially increase the ultimate selling price. The answer: A profit is possible, but it depends on all the variables involved.

New Mural Lights Up Missouri Street

By Susan Olk

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 5:28pm

You've Got a Right to the Tree of Life was completed at Daniel Webster Elementary School last month.  The mural, created by Kid Serve muralist Josef Norris and the school's students, adorns the Missouri Street side of the school's main building.  If you have a chance, drive by the school to see it, located at the corner of Missouri and 20th Streets. 

Victorian Architectural Styles: Let the Arguments Begin…

By Matthew Fuller, GRI

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 11:23am

Zephyr Real Estate Recognizes 2010 Top Producers

By Melody Foster

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 8:00am

San Francisco, CA – February 1, 2011 – Zephyr Real Estate, San Francisco’s largest independent real estate firm, is pleased to announce the company’s top producing real estate agents of 2010.

How's The Market In: Lakeside

By Eileen Bermingham

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 6:00am

One of the lesser-known neighborhoods in the west part of San Francisco is Lakeside. Bordered by Sloat on the north, Junipero Serra on the east, 19th Avenue on the west/south, Lakeside is a slice of a 'hood that's adjacent to San Francisco State University, Stonestown Galleria, Stern Grove, and Ingleside/Balboa Terraces.

The homes in Lakeside were constructed from 1936-1950, and the developers targeted buyers who were professional men (and their families).  The plan for

Get Out - Hayes Valley

By Kevin Koerner

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 6:01pm

Let’s take a look at what Hayes Valley has to offer. Lots of great eats and shops!

Grow Your Own

By Kevin Koerner

Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 5:49pm

Bean and Alfalfa Sprouts are an essential ingredient in my cooking. I put them on salads, add them to stir fry, eat them raw by the handful…you get the idea. So imagine my joy when I discovered how easily and inexpensively they can be grown on a sunny windowsill. An investment of one Mason Jar, $4 of seeds and a square of cheesecloth can yield 10 - 12 quarts of sprouts in as little as five days! Check SFGate for complete instructions on raising your sprouts.