Outside Lands 2013 Review

Outside Lands 2013 is officially gone. If you are a neighbor on either the Sunset side of the festival or the Richmond side of the festival, I’d love to hear your feedback about how you felt the organizers handled the neighborhood impact of crowds and noise.

I had the good fortune to attend a few shows over the three day festival, and below were a few of my personal favorites and highlights:

Favorite – Emeli Sande! I fell in love with this album while traveling this summer, so when I realized she was at Outside Lands I was super-psyched. She was phenomenal in person, my only complaint being that her set was short and there were a whole lot of songs that I was hoping she was going to sing… that she didn’t!

Emeli Sande at Outside Lands 2013

The picture below is – I’m fairly certain – from the Griz performance on the Panhandle stage. I’ll confess that I went to Outside Lands with a bunch of friends with far more musical taste and concert-going skills than I possess, and that I didn’t do my homework in advance. Fortunately, my friends have pretty excellent musical taste and steered me right many a time over the weekend. Seeing Griz was a whole lot of fun, he really rocked it.

Griz on the Panhandle stage


The Tallest Man on Earth, it turns out, is not the tallest man on earth. Not that I’m complaining or anything, but given that I work in an industry that gets continually dinged for excessively optimistic marketing, I just thought I’d point out that he’s really not that tall. But his voice is very Bob Dylan-esque, and I really enjoy the show.

The Tallest Man on Earth is not. On the Sutro Stage.

Finally, below is a picture from Friday evening during the Sir Paul McCartney concert. All I have to say about that is I hope I have that level of energy and passion when I hit 71 years old, because Paul was up there rocking it for a very long time.

The Lights at Outside Lands

Those are just a few highlights from a very full weekend – what were you favorite shows?

What you need to know about District 2: Single Family Home Sales 2012

District 2 on a San Francisco real estate map encompasses the central-west side of the city, and includes the following neighborhoods:

Most of district 2 housing stock is made up of single family homes, although their size, age of construction, and style do vary between the neighborhoods. A few unit buildings, condos, and TICs are sprinkled here and there in the various neighborhoods, but the number of these is pretty much dwarfed in comparison to single family homes.

Looking at the stats, what can we say about real estate in District 2? On a median price basis, Godlen Gate Heights had the best showing of all the neighborhoods in 2012, coming in at a median sales price just shy of $960,000. On a price per square foot basis, though, they came in behind the Outer Sunset, which came in with the highest median price per square foot of $564. Which make sense when you know that homes in Golden Gate Heights tend to be newer and larger than Outer Sunset homes, and also that many homes in District 2 have “non-conforming” in-law units that are not reported in the square footage, thus making the $/Sq.Ft. metric a not very useful stat for this neighborhood, since there is a fairly high chance that the usable space being purchased is larger than reported. District 2 2012 market stats

District 2 2012 market stats

Days on Market was down across the neighborhoods, but the number of sales wasn’t necessarily up year over year, with Golden Gate Heights, Outer Parkisde, Outer Sunset, Parkside, and Inner Parkside reporting fewer sales in 2012 than in 2011. District 2 2012 market stats District 2 2012 market stats
What are your thoughts about real estate in District 2 over the past several years? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. As always, no spam and play nice!