Zephyr Blog

Santa Claus to Visit Farley's on Potrero Hill

By Susan Olk

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 6:57pm

On December 12th, although very busy, Santa will be at Farley's Coffee House to meet all the local kids and listen carefully to their Christmas wishes. He'll be handing out candy canes and lots of good cheer.  Also, you may bring a toy to donate to the San Francisco Firefighters Annual Toy Drive.  3 to 4 PM.  FREE.  1315 18th Street.

Sailing Can Be For Everyone in San Francisco

By Diane Hourany

Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 12:12am

With all the talk about bringing the America's Cup to San Francisco, it begs the question, what's in it for families? How can the average family afford sailing lessons for their children. After all, it's not like it's after-school soccer. Well, here's the answer:

What's in a 3R Report?


Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 7:14pm

Hey there! I just finished reading the 3R report for a client and thought I'd share what I know on this report. Exciting reading? Perhaps not. Valuable insight into a property you might be buying or into what your Contractor did/did not do when you paid him for that new roof? Yes.

Keep Your Eyes Peeled: What to Look for When Touring an Open House

By Kevin Koerner

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 12:17pm

Looking for a home is a daunting task; touring property after property can leave you feeling overwhelmed with options and alternatives.  So, what makes a good property, “good”?  Well, that’s a question every homebuyer must answer for themselves, depending on their individual tastes and needs.

When Non-Refundable Deposits Aren’t

By Kevin Koerner

Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 12:08pm

A California court has recently ruled in favor of a potential home-buyer who sued the sellers of a $14 million property that required he put down a “non-refundable” $620,000 deposit (no no, those numbers are accurate.  That down payment really is worth more than your mortgage).

Outer Sunset Might Be Gray, but it Isn't Bleak!

By Matthew Fuller, GRI

Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 11:01am

The New York Times Travel section has a brief little blurb on the Outer Sunset neighborhood in San Francisco, which happens to feature a store that showcases work from some of our clients. 

Bernal Heights Parks

By Matthew Fuller, GRI

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 11:07am

Bernal Heights has great parks that are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sunshine regardless of if you have dogs or kids in-tow.

Bernal Heights' Winfield Street Slides

By Matthew Fuller, GRI

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 9:38am

The Winfield Street slides of Bernal Heights were recently featured in the New York Times. Winfield Street is a great little street on the northwest side of Bernal Heights that runs for several blocks from Coso to Cortland. I have had several clients live on or near Winfield Street who would only consider moving within a 4 or 5 block radius, so strong was their love for the neighborhood and their neighbors in the area.

Calling All Buyers!

By Diane Hourany

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 1:08pm

If you've been sitting on the fence about buying a home, if you have good credit history and credit score, a decent down payment and your job is secure, now is the best time to get deals. Why?

San Francisco Conversion Lofts - South of Market Area

By Matthew Fuller, GRI

Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 10:39am

Occupying a special place in San Francisco real estate, historic conversions offer some of the most dramatic and interesting living space in San Francisco. Beginning in the early 1990's, historic buildings and warehouses that were empty, unused and usually rundown were turned into living spaces that appealed to urban hipsters, dot-commers, and urban nomads (among others).