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Down Payment Savings Tips

Saving enough money for a down payment is often one of the largest barriers to homeownership. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to save and other ways to get the funds you need, like down payment assistance programs. We’ve pulled tips from...

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11 Ways to Add Value to Bathrooms

Bathrooms, like kitchens, are a huge selling point in your home. They're also the most personal of spaces. Here are 11 ways you can add value to yours through quick updates that make a big difference. 1. SWAP OUTDATED FIXTURES Swapp...

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The Sunset

Despite its sun-referencing name, this district is known for evening fog that lends an air of romance to its cozy cafés, bookstores, bars, and restaurants. History: Now a series of lively residential neighborhoods, the Sunset started as a w...

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The Richmond

Known as a largely residential neighborhood, the Richmond district is also one of the city's most diverse, with excellent eating options and some of the best urban hiking in the city. History: German mining magnate (and mayor) Adolph Sutro b...

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Golden Gate Park

With museums and other attractions sprinkled among the park's wooded network of trails, gardens, and lakes, you just might get lost in its verdant expanse- as you should. History: To reclaim San Francisco's "outside lands" from the sand dune...

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The official birthplace of the hippie, Haight-Ashbury still has a strong whiff of the countercultural, but even clean-cut folks will find much to love in the ample eating and shopping opportunities. History: Before 1967's Summer of Love soli...

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The Castro

History: The stretch of Market Street running through Eureka Valley was too steep for horses, keeping this neighborhood remote until the 1880s, when a wave of settlers chugged in on steam-powered streetcars and created a melting-pot neighborhoo...

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Cole Valley

Just south of the Haight, Cole Valley is easy to overlook but distinctly more mellow and relaxed than its busier neighbors. History: Like many San Francisco neighborhoods, Cole Valley was originally farmland. (It had a pond too.) In the '20s...

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Nopa and Alamo Square

Don't let NoPa's functional name (short for north of the Panhandle) and unassuming Victorian character deceive you: Teeming with trendy restaurants and late-night clubs, it's becoming known as the new Mission. History: NoPa used to be subsum...

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