Roots in the Mission!

Recently I’ve been thinking it would be nice to blog about places and businesses in San Francisco that I really enjoy, and try to get the proprietor to offer a discount to San Francisco Real Estate Blog readers.  Roots is the first  I love this store!  Roots on South Van Ness in the Inner Mission is a great store to get interesting plants and other great things to make your home feel more like home.  I’ve visited a few times, […]

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San Francisco Best City in US

Businessweek reports San Francisco is America’s Best City in 2012. The comments at the end of the article are entertaining, but I think most San Francisco residents will not be surprised our fair city tops the list when it comes to lifestyle.  For a city with a population just over 800,000, San Francisco really does have so much, not to mention the Giants! The Businessweek article reports 129,000 tourists visit the city every day…yes day. San Francisco, for instance, had the […]

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San Francisco Micro Apartments?

You may have heard there is a shortage of homes available in San Francisco.  Rents are spiking, and home sales are starting to lift off as well.  San Francisco supervisors are continually trying to find solutions to the problem.  Supervisor Scott Wiener drafted legislation to allow for “San Francisco micro apartments”, with less than 300 square feet and renting for $1200-$1500 a month.  Take a look at the article in the Daily News:  San Francisco considering tiny micro apartments to combat sky-high rent. […]

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Vermont Street: San Francisco’s Real Curviest Street

In San Francisco’s Potrero Hill District you can find the city’s curviest street; I know many of you are saying “No, that’s on Lombard Street!”, but no, it is actually on Vermont Street. It isn’t quite as picturesque as Lombard, which easily explains why it isn’t as famous.  Here is a photo from Lombard… Notice Coit Tower in the distance as well as bay views etc. Here is the beginning of the curvy part of Vermont Street… Not quite as […]

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The End of Payroll Tax in San Francisco?

According to the Huffington Post article,  San Francisco Payroll Tax: Mayor Lee Proposes Sweeping Change To City’s Tax System, San Francisco receives $400 Million a year from the Payroll Tax which Mayor Ed Lee is looking to scrap. The Mayor wants to make sure San Francisco is not passed up when companies think about hiring new employees.  Reducing or getting rid of the Payroll Tax would make it cheaper to employ more people in San Francisco.  More employees means more demand […]

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Zombie-Proof House!

I thought I would start the week with information you really need by sharing this post at All-That-Is-Interesting.com showing a rendering of a Zombie-Proof House.  There’s a lot to consider including comfort, so waiting out the end of the world isn’t a nuisance. What do you think you would need to make it through nights of the living dead? Read the full article on the Zombie House HERE.

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