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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 4:25pm

Inventory is picking up and the prices are phenomenal. Please contact me if you would like to know more about these great values.

Zephyr Real Estate Presents Golden Z Award

By Melody Foster

Friday, February 11, 2011 - 8:00am

San Francisco, CA -- February 11, 2011 – In 2002, Zephyr established the Golden Z Award to recognize extraordinary efforts of those who have gone above and beyond in their charitable endeavors in the San Francisco community. In the past, the award has been presented to one of the company’s agents. In a departure from tradition, this year the Golden Z was presented to Bill Drypolcher, President and Founder of the company.

Real Estate Sales Rise in 49 States in Quarter 4 2010

By Rob Rogers

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 2:17pm

According to a National Association of REALTORS® report released yesterday, existing home sales in the U.S. rose 15.4% in the fourth quarter from the 3rd quarter in 2010.  That is, however, a significant drop in the number of sales in Q4 2009, which was a bang up sales quarter. This may have been assisted by the homebuyer tax credit offered during that period of time. 

Underground Dining: Here to Stay or Soon to be Busted?

By Diane Hourany

Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 11:57am

Unbeknownst to me, and perhaps many others, there are ‘gourmet’ restaurants in San Francisco that operate "underground," without the benefit of health department inspections or a license. The diners receive very little notice about the secret locations and the meals can cost up to $100 per person.  If you’re into gourmet food, communal dining, and illicit restaurants, this may be for you.

UCSF Community Meeting

By Susan Olk

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 3:13pm

Weigh in on the discussion about the Phase 2 development of the Mission Bay campus.  This is the third of three community meetings to plan for the remaining undeveloped blocks on the UCSF Mission Bay campus.  Based on feedback received during and after the second community meeting, UCSF designed another set of alternatives regarding campus locations for future research buildings, housing, outdoor recreational space, parking and other uses. 

Daniel Webster Car Wash and Bake Sale

By Susan Olk

Monday, February 7, 2011 - 8:39am

Help send Daniel Webster's fourth grade class on a camping trip to Coloma as part of their education about California history.  This will also help support the school's African American History month event.  There will be multicultural finger foods, baked goods and a car wash.  $10 for cars, $15 for SUVs/vans.  10 AM to 2 PM on February 12th at 465 Missouri @ 20th Street. 

Condo Conversion Can't Come Soon Enough

By Eileen Bermingham

Monday, February 7, 2011 - 6:00am

The annual condo conversion lottery took place last week, with more than 2,000 property owners hoping that they'd win the right to convert their tenancy-in-common (TIC) interests to condos. However, under existing regulations, only 200 units were selected for conversion---leaving most owners out in the cold.

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How to Make a Successful Offer Contingent on the Sale of Your Property – Is It Even Possible in SF?

By Diane Hourany

Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 6:39pm

Years ago, when the market was HOT (2003-2007), it was nearly impossible to write an offer contingent on the sale of a buyer’s home and have it accepted by the seller.

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.