SAN FRANCISCO, REAL ESTATE, AND MORE

Enjoy an overnight stay in the Presidio. The park is currently home to two hotels, the Inn at the Presidio, and the recently opened Lodge at the Presidio. You can also enjoy a national park camping experience at Rob Hill, the Presidio’s group campground.

You absolutely need to make reservations well in advance, and accommodations aren’t inexpensive. Even camping will cost you $125 per site per night. But the views and the experiences are priceless. Picture yourself, for example, sitting at an outdoor fire pit with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge in the near distance.

See the ABC 7  video report below to learn more about the amenities at the Lodge of the Presidio.

To view the video, please click here.

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SF.FunCheap.com has published a great online guide to San Francisco’s best Bastille Day celebrations taking place Saturday. Enjoy all things French — food, music, wine , beer, and more at a variety of venues. Meanwhile the SF Anime & Cosplay Festival is happening from 11 AM to 4 PM in Japantown Peace Plaza. And on Sunday you can watch the World Cup Final, France vs. Croatia, on a big outdoor screen with thousands of others at Civic Center Plaza. It promises to be a spirited and fun event!

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 7/8/18 – 7/14/18

A California and Bay Area Real Estate Market Report

We will soon be releasing our 2018 Second Quarter Report, but in the meantime we thought we would share

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Saturday is Bastille Day, and Sunday the French take on Croatia in the World Cup. It’s good to be French this weekend! Of course, it’s also good to be in San Francisco, where you can celebrate right along with the best of them.

On Saturday, from 10 AM to 7 PM, take in all the sights and sounds at Bastille Day 2018, where you’ll find French food, live music, wine and beer, a vintage car show, a kids playground, and more. It takes place at Embarcadero Plaza and admission is free.

Later that evening you can celebrate Bastille Day in Belden Place, a European style alley known for its alfresco dining — often dubbed the French Quarter of San Francisco.

Then wake up the next morning, grab some croissants, and watch the World Cup live on a big

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Sure it’s early. But if you’re a fan, you’ll want to be there! Sunday, kicking off at 8 AM, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department  will host a free public viewing party of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final Match, presented on an enormous outdoor big screen.

In addition to the screening, there will be soccer activities for kids, a mobile rock climbing wall, and food trucks. Civic Center Commons Initiative will also be offering lawn games like giant Jenga and cornhole for guests to enjoy.

The world will be watching this game. And you can enjoy it all, right here in San Francisco.

By the way, if you want to catch today’s game between Croatia and England, that game is being shown outdoors by the City as well beginning at 11 AM. The

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To view the video, please click here.

At Creator, a new restaurant in SoMa, high-tech robots are now making $6 hamburgers.

It’s the culmination of years of research aided by some of the region’s best and brightest minds who have worked at the likes of Tesla, NASA, Walt Disney Imagineering and Chez Panisse. It’s not like these robots are driving cars, but still this is pretty impressive!

Do you think this might go over well in San Francisco? You bet it will. The place just opened and there’s already a wait-list to get in. We’re not talking hours. We’re talking weeks and months. As of now, you need to buy pre-paid tickets to visit Creator — but there are none available. According to its website, tickets are sold out for June and July, and there

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The City recently installed a large, multi-pronged signpost near the Powell Street Station in Union Square, featuring the names of all of San Francisco’s sister cities and pointing in the direction of each, along with the distance away in miles.

The art installation was the brainchild of Mayor Mark Farrell, whose office credits it as a celebration of “person-to-person diplomacy.”

According to the City, a Sister City relationship is a broad-based, officially approved, long-term partnership between two communities in two countries. Sister City relationships in the United States began under President Eisenhower as a means to foster peace and prosperity by creating bonds between people from different cities around the globe.

These

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Looks like we’re in for some sunny and warm weather over the next few days — the perfect conditions for the San Francisco Open AVP Beach Volleyball Tournament taking place now through Sunday, July 8 on Pier 30/32, the Embarcadro. Admission is free. If you’d rather stay indoors, and you’re a holder of a Bank of America or Meryl Lynch credit or debit card, you can take advantage of free admission to the de Young, Legion of Honor, and Contemporary Jewish Museum. It’s the first full weekend of July, and so it’s a Bank of America Free Museum Weekend. Click here for details.

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 7/1/18 – 7/7/18

The Rise of the Older, Single Female Home Buyer

Since 1981, single women over

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Think Star Wars, The Little Mermaid, and a free performance at the Stern Grove Festival, and you’ll understand why we believe the San Francisco Symphony is particularly family-friendly this July.

The Symphony has scheduled a number of performances that are sure to appeal to a broader audience, and even hosts the world-famous Mariachi Sol de México®, led by the incomparable José Hernández, on July 12 at Davies Symphony Hall.

To see the entire schedule, please click here.

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If you’re like us, you want to dine out and watch fireworks in roughly the same location, as it will be tough to get around tomorrow night. It seems to us the best bet might be Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39, and so we’ve gone right to the source for their recommendations.

To visit the Fisherman’s Wharf website for restaurant and cruise suggestions,  along with a rundown on the activities and concerts scheduled to take place that day and night, please click here.

Happy 4th!

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