SF Property Tax Deadline Extended

SF Property Tax Deadline Extended

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Important news about property tax services and the second installment deadline from the San Francisco Treasurer’s Office April 3, 2020 We know that the impacts from the public health emergency and the economic downturn related to COVID-19 have been severe, and our office is committed to helping in any way we can. We encourage all property owners who can pay their taxes on time to do so. This revenue helps keep the government running and providing vital services that the public relies on, especially in times like these. As the San Francisco shelter-in-place order has been extended and in accordance with state law, the new property tax deadline is May 4, 2020 (the first business day after the shelter-in-place order is lifted). Taxpayers who are unable to pay by this date for reasons…
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Zephyr Real Estate is now Corcoran Global Living

Zephyr Real Estate is now Corcoran Global Living

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Zephyr is the productivity leader amongst the top brands in the Bay Area. And Corcoran is the luxury real estate leader in the markets they serve on the East Coast. This combination of brand strength, powerful marketing tools, and innovative technology will enable us to enhance our clients' experience and success in an increasingly competitive marketplace. We are thrilled to be chosen as their first independent affiliate - ever! Our independent spirit, combined with the Corcoran resources, will remake real estate in the Bay Area. Bringing Corcoran’s “Live Who You Are” philosophy to the West Coast for the first time, we’ll now be known as ‘Corcoran Global Living’ and working alongside new colleagues from the boutique firm Oliver Luxury Real Estate, serving Lake Tahoe as well as Reno, Nevada. Corcoran…
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Habitat Restoration Volunteer Opportunities

Habitat Restoration Volunteer Opportunities

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Part of what makes San Francisco so great is the nature that is intertwined with our urban environment. And volunteers have been greening the city for years. Become part of this ongoing effort. Here are several volunteer opportunities brought to you by the good people at Nature in the City (http://natureinthecity.org/). Habitat Restoration Volunteer Opportunities For the fall, we're going to focus on preparing the sites for winter plantings. Here are our upcoming volunteer opportunities: Palou Phelps Park Volunteer Day When: Every 1st Saturday of the month from 10 to 12 pm Dates: October 6, November 3, December 1. Where: Palou Phelps Mini Park, Palou Ave, and Phelps Street Green Hairstreak Corridor Volunteer Workday When: Every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 to 12 pm Dates: October 20, November 17,…
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The DeZerega+Woolhouse Team earns Top Team Producer Status

The DeZerega+Woolhouse Team earns Top Team Producer Status

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"2017 was a great year for The DeZerega+Woolhouse Team and our clients. We found ourselves expanding our geographic focus to Marin and the east bay, with a quarter of our sales taking place outside San Francisco. It really has become a regional market. Fortunately, we have been able to leverage our roots and connections outside of San Francisco for the benefit of our clients. We are excited to be able to serve the diverse needs of our clients and support them whether they are staying in San Francisco following their dreams in the greater bay area." Stefano DeZerega The following teams also earned Top Team Producer status: The DeZerega+Woolhouse Team led by Stefano DeZerega; Bonnie Spindler team; Michael Ackerman and Oliver Burgelman; Team O’Brien led by David O’Brien; SFRE Solutions with…
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NOVEMBER 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

NOVEMBER 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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NOVEMBER 2 DAY OF THE DEAD (DIA DE LOS MUERTOS) - Day of the Dead includes a 7 pm procession starting at Bryant & 22nd St., plus candle-lit altars in Garfield Park (26th and Harrison, 4-11 pm) to honor the departed. NOVEMBER 3-11 AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL - The world’s oldest festival dedicated to films by and about Native Americans. 415-554-0525 NOVEMBER 5 (FIRST SUNDAY) FREE ADMISSION DAY— Asian Art Museum "FALL BACK" 1 HOUR - Set your clocks back one hour in observance of daylight savings time.  NOVEMBER 7 (FIRST TUESDAY) FREE ADMISSION DAY— Conservatory of Flowers, Contemporary Jewish Museum, DeYoung Museum, Legion of Honor Museum, Museum of Craft and Design, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts NOVEMBER 8-12 Napa Valley Film Festival - This celebration of film, food, and wine lights up the…
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OCTOBER 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

OCTOBER 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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OCTOBER 2–9 FLEET WEEK SAN FRANCISCO - Fleet Week is the Bay Area’s opportunity to honor the men and women of the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps.  Tours of navy ships and a hair-raising air show that is sure to scare the dog again.  Reserved seating and corporate packages available (otherwise free).  The fleet sorties into San Francisco Bay under Golden Gate Bridge on Friday morning— the first ship at 11 am. Aquatic Park and Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, plus a variety of spots around town. OCTOBER 5-15 MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL - Presented by the California Film Institute, the Mill Valley Film Festival celebrates the best in independent and world cinema.  Founded in 1978, it has established an impressive track record for launching new films and filmmakers. CineArts Sequoia and 142 Throckmorton…
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SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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SEPTEMBER 1-30 ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY - Sponsored by AIA San Francisco, the largest architectural and design festival in the U.S. includes a series of architectural tours, film screenings, exhibitions, design lectures, home shows, and more. Admission fees for some events.  415.362.7397. www.aiasf.org/archandcity SEPTEMBER 2-4 SAUSALITO ART FESTIVAL Sausalito’s yearly art festival has been showcasing the contemporary art world since 1952. A juried exhibit of more than 20,000 original works of art, this festival also includes music—by jazz, rock, and blues performers from the Bay Area and beyond—and international cuisine enhanced by wines from some 50 Napa and Sonoma producers. Parking is just about non-existent … you might want to relax and take the ferry (www.blueandgoldfleet.com) from Pier 41 to the festival site. Admission is $20-25. 415.332.3555. www.sausalitoartfestival.org  SEPTEMBER 3 (FIRST…
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AUGUST 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

AUGUST 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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Through OCTOBER 1 (Weekends only and Labor Day Monday) SAN FRANCISCO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Bring your family, friends, a blanket, and a picnic to enjoy Hamlet in a beautiful park setting! San Francisco, Pleasanton, Cupertino, and Redwood City. 415.558.0888 www.sfshakes.org AUGUST 1 (FIRST TUESDAY) FREE ADMISSION DAY, VARIOUS MUSEUMS Conservatory of Flowers, Contemporary Jewish Museum, DeYoung Museum, Legion of Honor Museum, Museum of Craft and Design, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (please confirm with the museum calendar, as free days may vary). AUGUST 4 SUMMER CRAFT DAY | PIER 39 Friends from the Museum of Craft & Design will be in the Entrance Plaza from 1-4 pm to teach kids of all ages cool summer crafts like paper plate fans, decorative bubble wand bands, and Sharpie-dyed bandanas.  Free while supplies last. Pier…
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JULY 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

JULY 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

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JULY 1 OYSTERFEST SAN FRANCISCO One of the largest oyster festivals on the West Coast, Oysterfest San Francisco showcases some of the most sought-after bands, food and beverages, and, of course, succulent oysters. Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, SF www.oysterfest.me JULY 1-2 FILLMORE JAZZ FESTIVAL Three stages of continuous jazz performances, more than 300 artists’ booths, and international food courts. Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy Streets www.fillmorejazzfestival.com JULY 1 - OCTOBER 1 (Weekends only and Labor Day Monday) SAN FRANCISCO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Bring your family, friends, a blanket, and a picnic to enjoy Hamlet in a beautiful park setting! San Francisco, Pleasanton, Cupertino, and Redwood City, 415-558-0888 www.sfshakes.org JULY 2 (FIRST SUNDAY) FREE ADMISSION DAY, ASIAN ART MUSEUM  www.asianart.org JULY 4 FOURTH OF JULY WATERFRONT FESTIVAL Dazzling fireworks, local bands, food, and…
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7 Tips for Buying a Home in San Francisco

7 Tips for Buying a Home in San Francisco

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ENGAGE A MORTGAGE PROFESSIONAL:  Check in with one as soon as possible if you are financing the purchase. You’ll need a letter of pre-approval in hand if your offer is going to be competitive, and it can take time to round up your documentation. BE OPEN IN TERMS OF NEIGHBORHOODS & MUST-HAVE'S: You’re in the strongest position if you're flexible―especially about your choice of neighborhoods and amenities. Every neighborhood has its charms, so don’t be too quick to exclude one. Perhaps 1.5 baths are enough? Or maybe leased parking is workable? GET FAMILIAR WITH THE MARKET: Go to as many open houses as possible that fit within your budget. Within no time you’ll develop a feel for what your money will buy. KNOW YOUR ONLINE SOURCES: Some are reliable, but…
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