Friday, October 19, 2007

Weekend Events

It really is nice to look ahead to the weekend and see all of the wonderful things San Francisco has to offer us. I will be featuring three separate events this weekend and will of course include an open house guide. I hope all you buyers were watching the news last night (doesn't matter which channel; they all seem to feature the same stories). They actually said it was a good time to buy! They even said that the bubble had finally burst, and the time to buy is now. They were talking about the bay area as a whole; I would venture to say that in San Francisco the bubble may have only deflated slightly, but the conclusion is the same; the time to buy is now! So get out there this weekend; have a great time, and look at some houses!

This weekend is the third weekend of San Francisco's Open Studios. They begin the first weekend in October and will end this year on the first weekend in November. Open Studios is a chance for the community to get to know the local artists; it is a chance to meet the artist and see their work in its own environment. This weekend, studios in Bernal Heights, Castro, Duboce, Eureka Valley, Glen Park, Mission, Noe Valley, and Portola will be open. This is a perfect opportunity to see houses and art in one day!

On Sunday, Bernal Heights will be hosting the 19th Annual Fiesta on the Hill! It takes place between 11:00am and 6:00pm on Cortland Ave and benefits the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. They expect 15,000 people who will be enjoying live music and dancing in the streets, a petting zoo and pony rides for the children, and lots more fun activities. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by these open homes on your way.

Also on Sunday, Portola will be hosting their fifth annual Portola Festival. It will take place between 11:00pm and 4:00pm on San Bruno Ave. They expect a crowd of 5,000 people who will enjoy live entertainment, bistro style dining, children's activities including bounce houses and petting zoos, and booths of local merchants. Portola is a neighborhood that you may not be quite as familiar with; it neighbors the Excelsior District on the west side and spans to Bayshore on the east side. It's northern border is Bernal Heights and Visitacion Valley lies directly south. It is mainly residential and is known among its residents for being sunny and quiet. Stop by the festival and have a look at these open homes to get a feel for the neighborhood.

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