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Blog Archives: November 2016

Bay Area temperatures plunge as first frost of the season hits

November 17, 2016
The first frost of the season hit the North Bay valleys early Thursday morning as temperatures dropped across the Bay Area, forecasters said. The frost advisory for the inland valleys, which includes the eastern Monterey valleys and southeastern San Benito County valleys, will remain in effect until 8 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. After a cold front passed through Tuesday, chilly air filtered into Northern and Central California, allowing frost to develop amid clear skies and light winds. Temperatures continued to ...

Historic photos capture former glory of Adolph Sutro

November 17, 2016
Very few San Franciscans alive today ever saw Sutro Heights in its full glory, festooned throughout with statues representing the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome. The outcropping sits 200 feet above sea level, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, as well as the current version of the Cliff House and the Sutro Baths ruins. It was named for Adolph Sutro, the 24th mayor of San Francisco, serving office from 1895 until 1897. He was a successful business man who built the Sutro Tunnel through Mount Davidson to drain the water from the mine ...

Industry spends big to defeat Bay Area rent control measures

November 17, 2016
Richmond has emerged as a key battleground for those on both sides of the rent control debate, as the fate of the city’s Measure L—and other Bay Area ballot measures like it—could set the tone for future legislation in cities across the state. So far, the real estate industry has spent about $188,000 in opposition to Richmond’s Measure L—over triple the amount spent in support of the measure. “We work vigorously to stop it wherever it’s proposed,” said Mike Nemeth, a spokesperson for the California Apartment Association (CAA), a housing ...

A new trend in SF real estate: Price reductions, especially in the high-end market

November 15, 2016
San Francisco real estate prices are still astronomical, but a new report reveals glimmers of an emerging trend that indicates the market is returning to earth. An increasing number of landlords and sellers are cutting prices, according to the study from real estate website Trulia. San Francisco saw the highest percentage increase of for-sale listings with price reductions in the country this year. The number of price cuts on properties nudged up 3 percentage points to 8 percent this year from 5 percent last year. By comparison, the ...

A new trend in SF real estate: Price reductions, especially in the high-end market

November 15, 2016
San Francisco real estate prices are still astronomical, but a new report reveals glimmers of an emerging trend that indicates the market is returning to earth. An increasing number of landlords and sellers are cutting prices, according to the study from real estate website Trulia. San Francisco saw the highest percentage increase of for-sale listings with price reductions in the country this year. The number of price cuts on properties nudged up 3 percentage points to 8 percent this year from 5 percent last year. By comparison, the ...

A new trend in SF real estate: Price reductions, especially in the high-end market

November 15, 2016
San Francisco real estate prices are still astronomical, but a new report reveals glimmers of an emerging trend that indicates the market is returning to earth. An increasing number of landlords and sellers are cutting prices, according to the study from real estate website Trulia. San Francisco saw the highest percentage increase of for-sale listings with price reductions in the country this year. The number of price cuts on properties nudged up 3 percentage points to 8 percent this year from 5 percent last year. By comparison, the ...

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