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Tech floats to create record $138bn bonanza and thousands of new millionaires, experts claim

Uber’s market debut on Friday means that 2019 is already the biggest year on record for American tech floats, creating an unprecedented amount of new wealth for their early investors, according to research. A report from the market analysis firm CB Insights put the total “exit value” of this year’s US floats at $130bn (£105bn), narrowly beating the current record of $129bn in 2012, which was mainly ...more

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Sunny condo on street made famous by ‘Tales of the City’ listed for $795,000

By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 9:49 am PDT, Monday, May 13, 2019 Photo: Open Homes Photography A cozy and sunny one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo is tucked away at 66 Macondray Lane, the fabled alleyway that inspired Armistead Maupin to write “Tales of the City.” Less than a month before Netflix brings back Armistead Maupin‘s charmingly eccentric “Tales of the City” characters with a new miniseries, a bright and sunny condo ...more

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What $9 million won’t get you in Old Palo Alto: A house on a lot

Vacant property listed for sale after sitting undisturbed for decades by Linda Taaffe / Palo Alto Weekly The vacant lot at 1628 Bryant St., once part of the grounds of the adjoining historic 1920s Wickett estate, has sat vacant for decades. On April 11, 2019, it was listed on the market for $9 million. Photo by Christian Trujano. A quarter-acre property for sale in Palo Alto ...more

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Unapologetically Contemporary Pac Heights Home asks $19M

Two blocks away from Lyon Street Steps and Presidio Park By Brock Keeling@BrockKeeling  May 8, 2019, 12:14pm PDT SHARE Featuring four bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, and an ample 6,050 square feet, the new home at 2833 Vallejo in Pacific Heights is just waiting for one of the city’s impending IPO-backed millionaires to snap it up. The look here is clearly contemporary with a minimalist vibe, the aesthetic choice popular ...more

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Enjoy life on Lombard Street’s alluring curves (Sponsored)

advertising feature | COVER STORY Updated 2:41 pm PDT, Friday, May 3, 2019 Imagine stepping out to a deck overlooking an instantly recognizable street that’s inspired countless paintings, postcards and photographs. That’s the reality at 1028 Lombard St. in Russian Hill, a four-bedroom condominium perched over the iconic curves of the city’s most famous street. Aside from its landmark location, the 2,725-square-foot residence hosts a welcoming floor plan, large ...more

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Two-fer features luxury apartment-selling and art fund-raising

Leah Garchik April 29, 2019 Updated: April 29, 2019 11:46 a.m. There we were, Champagne glasses in hand, in a two-bedroom apartment on the 55th floor, pretty much on top of the 802-foot-tall luxury apartment house at 181 Fremont St., admiring the view of the hills, the bay and the behemoth Salesforce Tower just across the street, wondering whether if we had $15.5 million, we, too, could splash ...more

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The 181 Fremont Raises SF Leaders to New Heights

April 30, 2019 Less than a minute On April 24, the 181 Fremont residence kicked off its Philanthropy Awards series by honoring Illuminate, the organization behind some of San Francisco’s most well-known public light installations — think The Bay Lights at the Embarcadero, and nightly display of light on the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. A collaboration between the East Cut Compass development and Jay ...more

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Interior designer’s personal residence and cottage in Muir Beach listed for $3.295 million

A Muir Beach compound with two cottages beautifully remodeled and decorated by the interior designer owner Victoria Hamilton-Rivers is listed for $3.295 million. A Bay Area interior designer has spent a decade making a Muir Beach home and its neighboring guest cottage her own with a revamp worthy of the pages of a home decor magazine. Now, she’s ready for her next project and selling ...more

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Who’s Really Buying Property in San Francisco?

ALEXIS C. MADRIGAL A lot of software developers, according to an unprecedented new analysis. There has never been a town like the one San Francisco is becoming, a place where a single industry composed almost entirely of rich people thoroughly dominates the local economy. Much of the money that’s been squished out of the rest of the world gets funneled by the internet pipes to ...more

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‘Unapologetically modern’ view home is a contemporary jewel of Pacific Heights (Sponsored)

advertising feature | COVER STORY Elegant, tech-savvy and home to postcard vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts and Alcatraz from multiple levels, 2833 Vallejo St.offers a definitive example of contemporary, luxury living in one of San Francisco’s most celebrated neighborhoods. “Perhaps the most valuable aspects of the property are the views,” said Ana T.L. Dierkhising of Compass, who is co-listing the sleek, urban five-story ...more

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