FEBRUARY 2020
Bay Area Real Estate & Local Newsletter

WHAT'S IN
THIS ISSUE

  • General News

  • SF County Q4 2019

  • Important Information

  • Area Events

  • Hottest Restaurants

  • Featured Listing

  • SF History
GENERAL NEWS
REAL ESTATE NEWS IN SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco 49ers are off to a VICTORY!

The San Francisco 49ers are on their way to Miami to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. This will be their 7th Super Bowl appearance since 2012. They won 5 Super Bowls between 1981 to 1994! It will be a historical moment for the 49ers to win the Super Bowl LIV as they will tie the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl victories in NFL history.

The 49ers have ranked first in defense during the playoffs and second in the regular season, as well as first in total pass defense. Many believe that the Niners' defense is perfectly equipped to stop the Chiefs. The Super Bowl LIV is taking place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens tomorrow! (Feb. 2)
Go Niners!!!!!
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY
Q4 2019: REAL ESTATE SNAPSHOT
Solid job growth numbers this quarter combined with the Federal Reserve dropping its interest rate are both uplifting news for buyers. Mortgage rates are at a year low so anticipate that buyers should take advantage of that.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
What Is An Escrow?

Escrow is the process in which a title company holds your earnest money deposit funds in their bank account while everyone is working to transfer the ownership of a home to you. Earnest money deposits are often called "good faith" deposits meaning that you have the good intention to buy the property and are willing to let the title company hold the money toward your purchase.

When it comes to your mortgage payment you most likely know it’s made up of the principal and interest. What a lot of buyers over look is the third part of that payment, the escrow. It’s this part of the payment that can cause your mortgage to go up or down. This account is set up to make sure you have the money to pay for your homeowner’s insurance, PMI and taxes.









In a nutshell escrow is a neutral third party company that collects all the proper paperwork for the agents, buyers and sellers to make the sale of a home legal. Escrow also holds the money from the buyer for the lender they have and then transfers all the money to the right parties.
AREA EVENTS
AN OVERVIEW OF THE HOTTEST EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco's occasions in January 2020 varies from sports games to Broadway theater and even Ballet. Extra enjoyment activities include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Walk and Festival and free strolling visits.

First stop, head over to Chase Center to get an exhilarating game with our very own Golden State Warriors. This February, they will have at least six home games. Go and show your support by cheering for our team!

The best way to explore San Francisco is on foot. Every day in February, the SF Public Library offers free guided walking tours.This is something you don't want to miss. Get to learn about the rich culture, neighborhoods, attractions, and landmarks.

Meanwhile, you can still catch Hamilton at the the Orpheum Theater. This wonderful Broadway musical is the story of one of our founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton.

One of the hottest events in San Francisco is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, still playing at Curran Theater. This one is perfect for the whole family.

The San Francisco events calendar is full of fun and unique activities every day of the year. Attending one or more of these will make your trip an unforgettable experience.
HOTTEST
RESTAURANTS
EXPLORE THE BEST OF SAN FRANCISCO'S AMAZING CULINARY SCENE

Aziza
5800 Geary Blvd, San Francisco

Aziza is a one Michelin star restaurant in San Francisco's relaxed Richmond district. They center around natural, local, and reasonable ingredients. In addition, the completely remodeled Outer Richmond space is more brilliant and increasingly comfortable adds to the wonderful ambiance. The menu rehashes of traditional Moroccan dishes have earned him much praise.
Hina Yakitori
808 Divisadero St, San Francisco

The concept of Hina Yakitori is focused heavily on chicken. Twelve customers one after another will assemble around the chef’s counter for a set menu of 16 courses, everybody gradually working their way through continuous serving of grilled chicken and a couple of different additions. This is modern yakitori is known for Crispy chicken skin adorned with some salmon roe on top, and chicken wing with pepper and wasabi.

Via Mare of America
6423 Mission St, Daly City

Looking for something different? Visit this decent sit down Filipino diner. The menu is full of classic dishes done authentically well. The diverse influences from Asian and European culinary have molded the food to have so much flavor, color, and textures. This restaurant is notable for its incredible service and friendly staff and delicious food at alluring prices.
San Francisco is a foodie paradise—a mix of local abundance and authentic culinary experience from around the globe. There's no right approach to do it, and the most ideal approach to absorb each and every piece of local flavor is experience it all.
FEATURED LISTING
COLDWELL BANKER SAN FRANCISCO LISTING OF THE MONTH
950 Lombard Street
6 bed 7 bath 15,691 sq ft

San Francisco's Newest Masterpiece. Nestled atop a magical park-like setting on one of the City's largest residential lots, this world-class urban estate has been brilliantly re-imagined for the future. A dramatic 40 foot cantilevered infinity pool reflects the shimmering Bay and glittering lights of the City's famed Skyline, while dazzling views of iconic landmarks from Salesforce Tower to The Transamerica Pyramid and beyond provide a stunning panorama surrounding the fabulous resort-like indoor/ outdoor flow of living, dining and entertainment spaces- easily accommodating 300+ guests. The super-advanced, technology enabled health & wellness environment of this sustainably built LEED Platinum Certified, exquisitely designed property, as well as the spa-like guest cottage with steam, sauna, massage room, outdoor shower and hot tub, await the most discerning of owners. Experience the magic of one of California's most extraordinary private residences.
SF HISTORY
KNOW MORE ABOUT HISTORY OF SAN FRANCISCO



San Francisco was established on June 29, 1776, when Spaniards set up Presidio of San Francisco at the Mission San Francisco de Asís all named after St. Francis of Assisi.
Before Europeans showed up, two gatherings of Native Americans lived in the San Francisco area. They were hunters and gatherers and they lived by chasing creatures, angling and gathering shellfish and nuts and natural products. Francis Drake secured his ship off Point Reyes in 1579 yet he neglected to find San Francisco Bay. A lot later, in 1769 Gaspar de Portola drove a Spanish endeavor overland and he found the cove. At that point in 1776, Juan de Anza drove a gathering of pilgrims to San Francisco Bay and they set up a stronghold called a Presidio.
Steven Minchen
steven@minchenteam.com
415.690.0352
CalRE#1811086

Kelly Minchen
kelly@minchenteam.com
415.619.1728
CalRE#01367542