SAN FRANCISCO, REAL ESTATE, AND MORE

Sun’s out, and there’s tons to do, including; the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday and Sunday; Many, many Earth Day actives on Saturday and Sunday; Opening weekend for Unbound, A Festival of New Works presented by the San Francisco Ballet; the 35th Annual San Francisco International Beer Festival on Saturday at Fort Mason Center, from 7 PM to 10 PM; and Opening Day on the Bay and the annual Blessing of the Fleet and parade of boats on Sunday.

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 4/15/18 – 4/21/18

The Earning Power of San Francisco Homes

SF homes ‘earn money’ seven times faster than average U.S. workers according to a recent report posted on Sf.curbed.com. That is a

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The San Francisco Ballet asks:

“What happens when 12 of the most innovative international choreographers are given the opportunity to create with our uniquely expressive and daring dancers? Join us for a festival of 12 world premieres spanning 4 programs over 17 days. Curious? #Unbound2018”

Unbound, A Festival of New Works includes performances, lectures, panels, and receptions. It all takes place April 20 through May 6. For more information and tickets, click here.

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This Sunday’s the annual Blessing of the Fleet and parade of boats officially opens the San Francisco Bay Area boating season! The boats will power and sail along the waterfront, view-able from Crissy Field to Pier 39.

The parade has been organized since 1917 by the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA), which was formed in San Francisco in 1896 to encourage yachting.

The parade of boats starts at noon and ends around 2 PM. More than 100 historic work boats, fire boats, tugboats, and classic and contemporary craft will participate. They’ll be decorated with flags and streamers, and it should be a spectacular day!

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Throughout the years, when traveling abroad, you would have seen some American  fast food restaurants serving beer and wine. Many of these chains are now experimenting  with doing that same thing here in the states.

The Taco Bell Cantina on Third near AT&T Park in San Francisco has just joined these ranks.

According to SFGate.com, and SF.Eater.com, the place finally got its liquor license last Wednesday. When he opened the restaurant in September 2015, the owner Randy Rodrigues hoped to have the permits to sell alcohol in the next 30 to 45 days. Evidently, the prospect of beer sales drew protests from the local community.

All in the past now. Disfruta la cerveza!
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The Warriors looked like the old Warriors we’ve come to love on Saturday in their first playoff game against the San Antonio Spurs, even without injured Steph Curry at guard, and with Andre Iguodala and JaVale McGee in the starting lineup. The energy was back. They beat the Spurs 113-92 and dominated the game from the opening tip.

Game 2 is tonight, and Coach Steve Kerr reminded his team about human nature. The fact that Golden State finally feels good about itself after a rough end to the regular season makes it susceptible to a letdown.

According to SFGate.com, after struggling with complacency throughout the regular season, the Warriors played with renewed intensity on both sides of the ball Saturday. They closed off driving lanes, shot

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This weekend Japantown will host one of San Francisco’s most popular events, the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. It will run for two weekends, April 14th and 15th, and April 21st and 22nd. Meanwhile, the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival runs through April 17, and the annual Cesar E. Chavez Day Parade and Festival takes place on Saturday, from 11 AM to 6 PM in the Mission District.

On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 4/8/18 – 4/14/18

What Buyers Want This Spring

San Francisco is certainly a different real estate market. This week, the numbers we draw from the MLS for this report suggest that the median sales price for a single family home in San Francisco reached a

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Founded in 1957, organizers say the San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Held each spring for two weeks and highly anticipated by its loyal, passionate audiences, SFFILM Festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation, featuring more than 180 films and live events with upwards of 100 filmmakers in attendance and nearly two dozen awards presented for excellence in film craft.

This year the festival began on April 4 and ends on April 17. That means there are still many more movies to see, as they are presented day and night. To see the festival’s calendar of events and screenings, please click here.

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This weekend Japantown will host one of San Francisco’s most popular events, the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival. It will run for two weekends, April 14th and 15th, and April 21st and 22nd.

The Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco is said to be the second largest Japanese American festival in the nation, just behind Washington D.C. More than 200,000 people are expected to attend. This is your chance to experience Japan without leaving the City. You can expect to see food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, and more.

The festival will be held within the borders of Laguna and Fillmore Streets between Geary Boulevard and Bush Street. For details on the festival, please click here.

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Sf.Eater.com has done it again — posting a guide to late night eating in San Francisco that includes an interactive map that makes it all so easy to find.

This list of 39 restaurants, food counters, and bars presents some of the best late night meals the City has to offer — from the classic burger or tin-foil swaddled burrito to the more eclectic mussels doused in butter and nutella-glutted crepes.

Here are five of our favorites:

  • 15 Romolo, 15 Romolo Place, swanky
  • Arinell Pizza, 509 Valencia Street, fast casual
  • Black Cat, 400 Eddy Street, swanky
  • Namu Stonepot, 553 Divisadero Street, fast casual
  • The Saratoga, 1000 Larkin Street, swanky

To see the remaining 34 spots, along with a little description of each place, click here.

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Suddenly, they’re all over town! Electric-scooters are everywhere!

Three companies just hit the streets of San Francisco, diving into the electric-scooter-sharing business simultaneously. Spin, Bird, and LimeBike together have more than $200 million in funding, so clearly they are taking this rather whimsical form of transportation quite seriously.

SF.curbed.com just published a pretty comprehensive explanation about what’s going on here. It provides “everything you need to know about the great electric-scooter takevoer of San Francisco.” It tells you what’s legal and what’s not, and what you can expect when you ride one of these bad boys.

To see the story, please click here.

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