Hot Enough For You?

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If you think it’s hot out there, you’re right. In fact, according to KPIX TV, we broke all time records yesterday. It was 94 degrees at San Francisco International Airport on Sunday, breaking the old record for the day of 91 degrees set in 1970.

We’re told we can expect more of the same today and tomorrow, and then temperatures will drop significantly on Wednesday. Enjoy our version of Las Vegas living while it lasts, and then welcome back our more temperate temperatures when they return.

Weekend Events and The Weekly Real Estate Update

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There are still some tickets remaining for this weekend’s Oktoberfest by the Bay which will take place today until Sunday at Pier 48. You can get a ticket here.

Sunday sees the return of the “Sunset Piano Block Party”, where you can enjoy a free five hour concert from one of the most scenic viewpoints of the City in Potrero Hill. Local craft beer and tasty food will also be served. You can find out more about the event here. 

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On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 9/18/16 – 9/24/16:

New homes being built in San Francisco today are 28 percent smaller than they were a century ago, according to a recent San Francisco Chronicle report. Between 1910 and 1919, the average new home built in San Francisco was almost 1,600 square feet, considerably higher than the national average of just under 1,400 square feet at that time.

New homes in the City today have an average of 1,150 square feet. In contrast, homes in other parts of the nation have for the most part grown in size over the past 100 years. Across the nation, the average new-construction home has ballooned to 2,430 square feet.

Space is obviously at a premium in San Francisco, and that has to account for the reduction in the size of our homes. Condos are typically smaller than single family homes for example. What’s more, the average number of people living in a household has shrunk, from 4.54 people in 1910, to 2.58 people today.

Making the Most of SF’s Indian Summer

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After what seemed like one of the dreariest summer’s we’ve had in SF for quite some time, it seems the Summer has finally arrived and boy are we happy to see the sun finally shining! Traditionally SF’s Indian Summer runs through September and October before starting to cool off again, so get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of our City.

If you are looking for some inspiration, Thrillist has put together a list of some of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful weather in the Bay Area. Some of their ideas include attending the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park, taking a day trip to Angel Island or drinking beer in the sun at the Oktoberfest by the Bay. 

You can find details on these events and many more ideas on how to spend these sunshiny days in their article here.

Oktoberfest is Back!

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That’s right, this weekend Oktoberfest by the Bay is back for it’s 17th year in the City. The festival will take place Friday September 23 – Sunday September 25 at Pier 48.

Dust off your lederhosen and get ready for tasty food, good beer, and nonstop singing and dancing! The well renowned 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band will provide this weekend’s entertainment. Tickets are $25, but you can get them at a discounted rate here. 

Transport yourself to Munich this weekend without even leaving the City, and enjoy the very best in German food and drink, just as they do in Deutschland.

The Brixton Team is Expanding Their Empire

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Hat Trick Hospitality, the group behind The Brixton in the Marina, and Tenderloin pub Redford are set to open yet another project, this time in the rock n roll themed Hotel Zeppelin. The new restaurant, set to be named Rambler will feature “the unofficial cuisine of SF” according to SF Eater.

Rambler will feature Californian-inspired cuisine with a nod to Italy. Executive chef Robert Leva will bring to the table pastas such as fromage blanc gnocchi and mains like California white sea bass with shelling beans and basil.

Hat Trick Hospitality’s newest project is set to open early to mid October, firstly for dinner only, but to be followed by breakfast lunch and brunch. More information can be found here.

What Do You Love Most About San Francisco?

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Could the weekend have been any more beautiful? Along with a post we saw on SFGate it got us thinking, what do we love most about San Francisco?

The SFGate post presents the 20 things you love about the Bay Area. It definitely hits on some of wonderful things that make this region so special – including our beaches, views, farmers markets, and diversity.

We know there are people out there who can’t see past the cold of August, the high cost of living, and the congestion – but for most of us, the City is more than that. What do you love most about San Francisco?

Weekend Events and the Weekly Real Estate Update

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It’s going to be a busy weekend in Golden Gate Park, as New Belgium’s Tour de Fat hits the City this Saturday. (The event travels to 9 different cities across the US). It is a wacky event with live music, bicycle contests, beer and brewing education. Head to Lindley Meadow from noon to 5pm to catch some of the action. You can purchase tickets here.

If you have been looking for an inexpensive comedy show to attend in the City, Sunday is your lucky day! Get yourself to Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park and get ready for the 36th Annual Comedy Day which will see over 40 comedians perform and will run from 12-5pm. To make it even better, the event is free to attend!

If your planning on staying downtown, check out the 2016 Korean Day Cultural Festival which will take place this Saturday from 10am in Union Square.

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On the “Homes for Sale in San Francisco” front, here’s our report for this week, 9/11/16 – 9/17/16:

According to a recent SFGate article, a home for sale in the San Francisco metro area gets more online page views from people who live outside the area than 92 percent of other U.S. markets. This means that the City and the Bay Area are incredibly appealing to outsiders.

The report is based on some research conducted by the real estate website Zillow. The company looked at traffic on its own website, and shared its findings. 

It’s worth noting that 50 percent of people already living here are looking at homes outside the market. That’s a greater percentage of residents looking elsewhere than you would find in Portland and Seattle for example. The assumption is these people are looking for less expensive areas in which to purchase a home and live.