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San Francisco Market Focus Report – December 2012 The December issue of Market Focus Report, issued by the San Francisco Association of Realtors has the San Francisco housing market dealing with month-after-month of low housing stock in 2012. But it has not stopped a wave of motivated buyers from...
Save the Mortgage Interest Deduction! There have been many news reports about the "Fiscal Cliff." (Only recently eclipsed by the tragedy in Newtown, CT.) Many of those reports speculate that a change in the long standing policy that allows US Homeowners to deduct mortgage interest payments from t...
New Streetlights in West Portal Village Good news! PG&E is replacing all Streetlights currently on a high voltage series loop between Ulloa, Claremont and Granville with standard multiple circuits. This current loop as well as the streetlights are over 80 years old. The new streetlights will be ...
World AIDS Day, December 1, 2012 34 million people worldwide are living with HIV, and 2.5 million were infected last year alone. In the US, the CDC says there is an alarming rise in the spread of HIV among teenagers and young adults, with 1,000 new infections each month. HIV is one of the leading...
Prime West Portal Corner Commercial Lots October 12, 2012 dawned as a dark and smoky day in San Francisco's West Portal neighborhood. A huge fire at the corner of West Portal Ave. and Ulloa St. engulfed a number of buildings and businesses. Among them Squat and Gobble Restaurant at 1 West Portal,...
Panorama Photos with iPhone I discovered something new today. I'd never clicked on Options in the iPhone camera before. What did I see? A little button that said Panorama. What the heck I thought, I wonder what this is. So I touched it. There was a little photo and a sliding scale. So I touched t...
San Francisco Market Focus Report – October 2012 The October issue of Market Focus Report, issued by the San Francisco Association of Realtors has the San Francisco housing market drawing from the proverbial "well" of the technology sector, keeping the median price for a single-family home on an...
4 Alarm Fire in West Portal There was a 4 Alarm Fire in San Francisco's West Portal neighborhood on Friday Oct. 12. It was located at the corner of West Portal Ave. and Ulloa Street, right across from the MUNI Station. It shut down 4 MUNI mass transit routes for much of the day. It eventually spr...
Amazing Sights in San Francisco's West Portal Just a thought, every time I visit clients in the East Bay, I am always thrilled to drive back to the City across the Bay Bridge (except in heavy traffic!) The panorama that unfolds as you approach the City is just spectacular! Someday someone else wi...
There were double rainbows in San Francisco this week, and I missed it. Some of the shots at are truly amazing. Just confirms my belief that San Francisco is a Golden City! Click HERE to see all the photos. The ones over AT&T Park are especially haunting. Not just ONE, but TWO rainbows!

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