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Write Your Plans In Pencil. Rigidity Is Lethal.

While having a plan can help you be more successful in achieving a goal, sticking rigidly can work against you and hinder your chances of achieving the results you want.
Article Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/margiewarrell/2015/10/31/be-flexible-as-rigidity-is-lethal/

Former Bayview Police Station for $1.395 million

Fans of historic San Francisco properties (or the “Law and Order” franchise) won’t want to miss 1676-1678 Newcomb Avenue, the original Bayview police station, which just came to market for $1.395 million. (The actual, working Bayview police station has been located about a mile away on Williams…
Article Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2015/10/27/former-bayview-police-station-for-1-395-million/

The Myth Of America’s Addiction To Oil

Many people refer to Americans’ addiction to oil, but our consumption is actually economically rational.
Article Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaellynch/2015/10/25/the-myth-of-americas-addiction-to-oil/

Despite rent control, S.F. apartment buildings prove solid investments

One of the most important factors that always has driven San Francisco rents higher than other American cities is scarce inventory. “San Francisco is very much a boutique market of smaller buildings,” says Paragon Real Estate Group in its third quarter S.F. Bay Area Apartment Market Report. And…
Article Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2015/10/22/despite-rent-control-s-f-apartment-buildings-prove-solid-gold-investments/

Luxury leasing: What you can rent for $18K or more in the S.F. Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area rents are a much-discussed (and in some opinions, frustrating) topic, but the fact remains that the area attracts some of the world’s wealthiest people. To these people, money is no object. They can rent whatever, wherever they want, no matter the price tag. So what can you…
Article Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2015/10/19/luxury-leasing-what-you-can-rent-for-18k-or-more-in-the-s-f-bay-area/

Third time a charm? Firehouse turned luxe condo hits the market again

What will it take to sell 10 Carmel Street? This is one half of a duplex, offering 4 beds and 5.5 baths. The building was converted from a firehouse built in 1915 — a brass pole in the middle of the unit’s living room testifies to that former purpose. The location in Parnassus/Ashbury Heights is…
Article Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2015/10/15/third-time-a-charm-firehouse-turned-luxe-condo-hits-the-market-again/

San Francisco wins best city for trick-or-treating for 5th year in a row

For the fifth year running, San Francisco has won the title of best city in the USA for trick-or-treating. Also on Zillow’s annual list, San Jose made #2 and Los Angeles #3. The only other CA city to make the top 10 was Sacramento. What qualifies SF as #1? Zillow’s Halloween index identifies cities…
Article Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2015/10/13/san-francisco-wins-best-city-for-trick-or-treating-for-5th-year-in-a-row/

Box Office: ‘Pan’ Walks The Plank With Terrible $5.2M Friday

‘Pan’ image courtesy of Warner Bros. No amount of happy thoughts pixie dust could prevent Pan’s box office descent, as Warner Bros.Time Warner Inc.’s big-budget and not-remotely-anticipated fantasy adventure debuted yesterday with just $5.2 million. That includes $650,000 in Thursday previews, and…
Article Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2015/10/10/box-office-pan-walks-the-plank-with-terrible-5-2m-friday/

Santa Barbara’s Deer Lodge up for grabs for $14 million

Want to be an innkeeper? Then Deer Lodge, a 180-acre estate sprawling over San Marcos Pass near Santa Barbara, could be for you. But note, Deer Lodge is strictly for big-game hunters, so to speak — the price tag is $14 million. What do all those millions buy? Let’s start with history. The original…
Article Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2015/10/06/santa-barbaras-deer-lodge-up-for-grabs-for-14-million/

Don’t Sweat The Gig Economy: We Get Good Wages Because We’re Rich, We’re Not Rich Because Of Wages

So here we have another of these fashionable concerns about the gig economy. If we’re all working as independent contractors with no benefits, in a fight of one indistinguishable worker against all other such, then we’re all going to be getting terrible wages, aren’t we? We’ll be back to Victorian…
Article Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2015/10/04/dont-sweat-the-gig-economy-we-get-good-wages-because-were-rich-were-not-rich-because-of-wages/