Noe Valley: Median Home Price up 24%

Noe Valley: Median Home Price up 24%

In the 3rd Quarter of 2012, the median home price of single-family homes sold in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood increased 24% compared to the same quarter in 2009.  In Q3 2012, the median price of single-family homes sold in Noe Valley was $1,4000,000 and in Q3 2009, the median price was $1,122,500.   Let's remember that Q3 2009 was only a year after Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy (September 2008) and all of the other events that contributed to the global financial … [Read more...]

Holiday Toy and Food Drives at Zephyr Real Estate in Noe Valley

Holiday Toy and Food Drives at Zephyr Real Estate in Noe Valley

Again this year, San Francisco's own Zephyr Real Estate is sponsoring holiday toy and food drives to benefit the San Francisco Firefighters’ Toy Program and the San Francisco Food Bank. Please consider donating new unwrapped toys for children up to 12 years old or non-perishable food items. You can't miss the large barrels inside the front doors at Zephyr's Noe Valley office (4040 24th Street between Noe and Castro Streets).  Don't fret if you can't make it to Noe Valley; as in previous … [Read more...]

Cool Holiday Events in San Francisco

Cool Holiday Events in San Francisco

The DVR has recorded Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the DVD of the all-time best Christmas show ever, Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas (the original version), is sitting on the coffee table.  Nothing else is necessary in order to get into the Holiday spirit.  Ok, ok,  there are other things like shopping and wine tasting and menorah lighting and carol singing and tra-la-la-la-la-ing around hip San Francisco neighborhoods.  The fact that almost all of these cool Holiday events are … [Read more...]

Woof, Woof, Hooray ! Two Weekend Dog Events !

Woof, Woof, Hooray ! Two Weekend Dog Events !

In case you are wondering if any dog-related events are happening in San Francisco this weekend, and we know you are, please read on. Not Just for Bulldogs:  On Saturday, James Lick Middle School in Noe Valley, will hold their 1st Annual Bulldog Day & Dog Show fundraiser.  They're raising money for sports, the arts, field trips and other activities which have been affected by recent funding cuts. Seeing as how the Bulldog is the school's mascot, it makes sense that an entire day be set … [Read more...]

Noe Valley’s 8th Annual Harvest Festival – October 27, 2012

Noe Valley’s 8th Annual Harvest Festival – October 27, 2012

October is a month of festivals and fiestas!  The different neighborhood celebrations are one thing we look forward to every year in San Francisco - they are a real San Francisco treat!  As luck would have it, there is one happening this weekend and the timing is perfect.  We will all be needing a break before Game 3 of the World Series on Saturday and we have the perfect place to take it:  the Noe Valley Harvest Festival. Put on your finest orange and black and stroll down 24th Street on … [Read more...]

Noe Valley Wine Walk

The 2nd Annual Noe Valley Wine Walk is coming to 24th Street - Diamond to Chattanooga Streets - Thursday, August 23rd from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Join us at Zephyr Real Estate! Noe Valley Home Values … [Read more...]

Outdoor Space Has It Factor: Noe Valley Roof Decks, Patios & Gardens!

While out on city-wide real estate broker tour this week, I couldn't help but notice how many of the Noe Valley homes were featuring fabulous roof decks, yards, patios and gardens! Here are a few pics to make my 9-5 buddies jealous ;) Outdoor space can really make or break a home in San Francisco- perfect for a morning cup of coffee or an after-work glass of wine, for entertaining guests and for the children to (safely) entertain themselves.... Because outdoor space is a San Francisco real … [Read more...]

Easy Breezy Fro-Yo Coming to Noe Valley, San Francisco!

  I will try to keep this short & sweet - FROZEN YOGURT IS COMING TO NOE VALLEY! I've been taunted by this smiling Fro-Yo cup each morning when I walk into our Zephyr Real Estate office. That's right - Eazy Breezy Frozen Yogurt is moving in right next door. I'm not sure if this is going to help or hurt our office of top-producing Noe Valley Realtors (shameless plug for my associate, Danielle Lazier, who is the #1 producing agent of 2011). Is it safe to sell real estate on a sugar … [Read more...]

Noe Valley – Neighborhood of Choice for “Non-Suburban” Silicon Valley Professionals

Noe Valley – Neighborhood of Choice for “Non-Suburban” Silicon Valley Professionals

"I heard that many buyers want to get in now before Facebook goes public (and spawns scores of new millionaires), which is pushing demand." -Bernard Katzmann Three weeks ago, a client (who works for a big pharmaceutical company in the South Bay & is looking to buy a home in San Francisco) asked me if it was true that social tech was pushing up real estate values in San Francisco and in particular, Noe Valley. Two weeks ago, I spoke with Carolyn Said about this exact topic as she … [Read more...]

Noe Valley’s Honeycomb Salon is expanding its hive!

"Go big or go home!" That is the answer Gillian Hanson, owner and operator of Honeycomb Salon, gave me when I asked her why she decided to expand Noe Valley's hottest hair salon.  And Honeycomb isn't just hot, it's hip, creative, vibrant, and chock full of talent. A Noe Valley fixture since 2007, Honeycomb keeps getting busier and busier. It's not difficult to understand why Ms. Hanson jumped on the opportunity to expand and redesign the salon when the space next door (formerly Big Discount … [Read more...]