Weekend Events and the Weekly Real Estate Update

This weekend the 2017 San Francisco Marathon takes place on Sunday, with the expo happening on Friday, noon to 7 P.M., and Saturday 9A.M. to 5 P.M. at Fort Mason. Also on Saturday and Sunday, the 79th Annual Ginza Bazaar and 86th Annual Bon Odori take place, presented by the Buddhist Church of San Francisco, 1881 Pine Street at Octavia Street.


On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 7/16/17 – 7/22/17

Hill & Co. just released its 2nd Quarter 2017 San Francisco Real Estate Report. If you haven’t already seen it, you might want to take a look.

Stories and features include:

• A Lead Story Reporting that San Francisco Home Values Reached All-Time Highs in the Second Quarter
• A Status Update on the Demand for Luxury Real Estate
• An Article on Property Values Vs. Home Values
• A Chart with Second Quarter Home Sales by Neighborhood
• Listings from Around the World

To read the four-page report click here.

16 High-Rises Currently Under Construction in San Francisco

Want to see the high-rise building you’ll be looking up to in coming years? Check out sf.curbed.com’s feature on 16 high-rises currently under construction. The piece includes a description of each building, an illustration of how it will look when completed, and map showing you exactly where each building will be located.

To be included in the feature, a building must be eight or more stories when completed. Towers must have broken ground already or be on the verge of doing so within the next few months.

See the entire page by clicking here.

The San Francisco Marathon Happens this Weekend

According to sf.funcheap.com, the San Francisco Marathon is a loop course, taking runners on a journey around the city, hitting gorgeous locales and iconic landmarks all along the way. The race starts at the Embarcadero and Mission Street, traversing San Francisco.

There’s a full marathon, a half marathon, and 5K race. The Marathon starts at 5:30 A.M. on Sunday, and the San Francisco Marathon Expo takes place on Friday (noon-7 P.M.) and Saturday (9 A.M.-5 P.M.) at Fort Mason Center.

For complete details, click here.

Asian Box Now Finally Open in the Marina

Seems like this space has been in remodel mode forever! The location was once home to Tacolicious  — which moved to 2250 Chestnut Street — and crews have finally finished their work. Asian Box opened last week, and we think it’s a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

According to sf.eater.com, Asian Box first opened in Palo Alto in 2012, and can now be found in Burlingame, Mountain View, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Irvine Campus Plaza.

Daily specials are offered alongside the option to create a custom box with noodle, rice, or salad bases, plus protein, sauce, and additions like “Asian Street dust,” which is trademarked. Cocktails are also served at this location, a first for the mini-chain.

2031 Chestnut Street
asianbox.com, 415.288.3688

Degas and Impressionism at the Legion of Honor

Another week, another fabulous art exhibition. This time it’s taking place at the Legion of Honor, now through September 24. Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade features approximately 40 Impressionist paintings and pastels, including key works by Degas—many never before exhibited in the United States—as well as those by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, along with 40 exquisite examples of period hats.

“Best known for his depictions of Parisian dancers and laundresses, Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917) was enthralled with another aspect of life in the French capital—high-fashion hats and the women who created them. The artist, invariably well-dressed and behatted himself, ‘dared to go into ecstasies in front of the milliners’ shops,’ Paul Gauguin wrote of his lifelong friend.”

Legion of Honor Exhibition Notes

The exhibition will be the first to examine the height of the millinery trade in Paris, from around 1875 to 1914, as reflected in the work of the Impressionists. At this time there were around 1,000 milliners working in what was then considered the fashion capital of the world.

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade: Tue.–Sun., through Sept. 24, 9:30 A.M. – 5:15 P.M.,  Lincoln Park (100 34th Ave.), $28, 415.750.3600, famsf.org

Weekend Events and the Weekly Real Estate Update

AIDS Walk San Francisco takes place on Sunday. It’s a 10K fundraising walk starting and ending in Golden Gate Park. Thousands will participate in this year’s event. The Renegade Craft Fair happens on both Saturday and Sunday at Fort Mason, and there’s a Bastille Day celebration at Justin Herman Plaza from 11 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Saturday.


On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 7/9/17 – 7/15/17

SF Property Assessments Hit $231.2 billion After 10.8% Rise

Thanks to new construction, rising real estate prices and higher inflation, the assessed value of Bay Area real and personal property rose to about $1.6 trillion for 2017-18, up by $110 billion, or 7.4 percent, from the year before. What’s more, according to Kathleen Pender with the San Francisco Chronicle, among all Bay Area counties San Francisco had the biggest percentage jump — 10.8 percent over last year.

The vast majority of taxable property is residential and commercial real estate. The rest is personal property — which includes boats, aircraft and business equipment such as computers, office furniture, and machinery. The three main things that add to a county’s tax roll are new construction (which is generally added at market value), reassessments triggered by property sales, and inflation.

At this point, the San Francisco assessor’s office has not yet done the analysis to determine to what extent specific factors contributed to the City’s 10.8 percent increase.

10 Reasons to Visit Golden Gate Park this Summer

There are probably hundreds of reasons to visit Golden Gate Park, but sftravel.com just named ten for your consideration this summer. We think they’re on to something, so we thought we’d pass them along.

  1. Free Sunday concerts with the Golden Gate Park Band
  2. Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences every Thursday evening
  3. Flower Piano at the San Francisco Botanical Garden
  4. Friday nights at the de Young Museum for after-hour happenings
  5. Shakespeare on Strawberry Hill
  6. The “Photosynthesis” experience at the Conservatory of Flowers
  7. Bike and Segway tours of the park
  8. Boat rentals on Stow Lake
  9. The Dahlia Garden
  10. The Rhododendron Dell, a homage to John McLaren, the former superintendent of the park

For the whole story and more details, click here.