Annual Dog Costume Parade

Mark your calendars for Climb’s first annual dog costume parade, which will begin at the Condo Store at 325 Berry Street in Mission Bay. Please join us for this unique event. Dress up your pup in their favorite costume and trick or treat with other doggy friends.

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Woodlands Market Opens At Lumina

      

Woodlands Market, one of the Bay Area’s best independent grocery stores, has a new location at Lumina in the Transbay/Rincon Hill neighborhood. Located at the corner of FOLSOM AND MAIN STREETS in one of the iconic highrise’s retail spaces, the store is a much needed convenience to the ever-evolving neighborhood and especially to the residents at Lumina, now 85% sold. The store is delighted to be an anchor retailer and the first full-service grocery store in the area, committed to the neighborhood’s growth. For over thirty years Woodland Markets have sold natural and sustainable products from local suppliers, offering a large selection of fresh produce, meat, and seafood, along with a variety of prepared foods. The new location at Lumina is approximately 9,500-square-feet, and has a coffee bar  with in-house juices, and fresh bread made daily. LUMINA residents were invited to a sneak peek preview of the new market recently.

 

A Sellers Market in San Francisco

 

How long can the residential real estate market go on like this? We are about two years into a national trend of dropping housing supply and increasing median sales prices. There are some regional variations to the story, but the shift to a predominantly seller’s market is mostly complete. According to a recent report by the San Francisco Association of Realtors, the median sales price for condos increased last month to $1,065,000 in district 9 – that’s an increase of 12.1% over last year. Multiple-offer situations are now commonplace, as good homes routinely go for over asking price and are off the market in a single day. In July  50% of all condominiums in District 9 sold over list price. It is evident that a favorable San Francisco economy keeps buyers in the chase. If you are curious about your home’s current market value, contact me and I will do a market analysis.

Cool Things To Check Out In The Bay Area

 

Waterfront Festivals & Events

Rock Balancing at Crissy Field – Sat 8/26
22nd Northern California Dragon Boat Festival – Sept 23-24 – Lake Merritt

$1 Summer Movies

Regal Summer Movie Express – $1 movies at 10 am on Tuesday & Wednesdays, but just in Dublin and Fairfield

Shakespeare & Theater in the Park

Midsummer Nights’ Dream – Inferno Theater at 4 pm every Sat & Sun through August 13th
Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park – Titus Andronicus – Just 5 performances
Shakespeare or Space Wars
SF Mime Troupe

Outdoor Summer Concerts & Festivals

Stern Grove – Every Sunday through August 27
Pier 39 turns 39 – Every Friday
Presidio Twilight – Every Thursday night
Presidio Picnic through October 29th
Golden Gate Park Band – Free Sunday symphony concerts at 1 pm through October 8th
People in Plazas Free Music Festival – through October 7th
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 

The Biggest Weekend of the Year

Fleet Week – Oct 2-9
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass – Oct 6-8

New San Francisco Night Markets

Commons on Third Thursday
 “Undiscovered SF” – Filipino Night Market*

Food Festivals

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival – Sept 9-10
Eat Real Oakland – Sept 22-24
San Francisco Street Food Festival – Maybe October 14-15

Cultural Festivals

J-Pop Summit – Sept 9-10
Pistahan Filipino Parade & Festival – August 12-13

Dog Events & Festivals

Corgi Con – Fall 2017 –  Sat 10/21 at Ocean Beach near the Cliff House
Bark in the Park San Jose – Sat 9/16 – San Jose at William Street Park

Summer Outdoor Movie Nights

Check out all the remaining outdoor movie nights – Orinda, Pleasanton, Menlo Park, Redwood City at Courthouse Square, Jack London Square, Walnut Creek, Marin County Mart Wednesday nights on Santa Cruz beach, Alameda, Danville, and Pier 39 last Fridays.
San Jose has “Starlight Cinema every Saturday in August at St. James Park with movie-related fun and games starting about an hour before the film
Film Night in the Park – San Francisco
15th annual Film in the Fog in the Presidio
West Wind Drive Ins 
– in Concord and San Jose

The “Great American” Solar Eclipse

Eclipse – Monday, Aug 21st – First total eclipse in the US since 1979
Big gathering near Cupid’s Span in SF
Special events will be held at the Exploratorium
Many libraries all over Bay Area
 hosting events
Stay safe and watch online with NASA – They’ll have a live feed

Summer of Love: 50 Years Later

Summer of Love at Library – Most of the big “Summer of Love” events are over, but the SF Library has tons of free events and art exhibits like a 1967 Fashion Show 
Art & history shows – Summer of Love and Haight thru Oct 29 at Jewett Gallery in Main Library
Jerry Day Concert  Sunday, August 6 – McLaren Park Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre

Other Awesome Upcoming Events

49ers Open Practice – August 5 at Levi’s stadium – $5
National Night Out – August 1 – Neighborhood block parties all over the Bay
Facebook County Fair – August 26th – Join Facebook for a free summer county fair

A Strong Demand For Home Buying in San Francisco

As has been the case for month after month – and now year after year – low inventory is the primary culprit for any sales malaise rather than lack of offers. There is strong demand for home buying, emphasized by higher prices and multiple offers on homes for sale, none of which is news to San Franciscans. The San Francisco Association of Realtor reports that in June new listings were down 36.0 percent for Condo/TIC/Coop properties, however pending sales increased. The Median Sales Price was up 10.8 percent for single family homes but decreased 2.6 percent to $1,145,000 for Condo/TIC/Coop properties.

How much is your property worth now?

Want to know what your home’s current market value is? Regardless of whether you are looking to sell or just curious about the market, I would be glad to do a comparative market analysis.

Unique New Retail Complex coming to Mid-Market Street

    

A new shopping center is coming to the heart of the mid market street district. Called “6×6”, the six story complex is said to be unlike any other, focusing on specialty items for younger shoppers and laid out in an open floor plan. Offering a continuous flow of shopping and eateries, the future retailers have still not been announced. The complex is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017 and will contribute to the vitality of an area already abuzz with activity from nearby Twitter and Salesforce. You can’t miss it with its striking all glass facade. It will easily be accessible by public transportation and there will also be two levels of underground parking. Read more about it here.

Sotheby’s to Auction Hamilton’s Manuscripts

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Having conquered Broadway, Alexander Hamilton will now be storming Sotheby’s. The auction house has announced that it will sell a trove of hundreds of manuscripts and letters long held by the Hamilton family — some of them previously unknown — at auction on Jan. 18.

The collection, which has been held by Hamilton descendants for 200 years, has not been fully cataloged. But Sotheby’s said it contained many personal items, including love letters from Hamilton to his wife, Eliza, and a condolence letter her father, Philip Schuyler, sent her after Hamilton’s fatal duel with Aaron Burr, sealed with black wax. Read more…