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Luxury Country Estates & Homes Lower Marin County

Tweet Some of the most beautiful luxury estates and homes in the greater San Francisco Bay Area are located just north across the bay from the City, in Marin County, in towns such as Sausalito, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Belvedere, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Kentfield, Ross and San Anselmo. A wealthy, artistic enclave, Sausalito draws tons of [...]

San Francisco & Paris: A City of Beauty

Tweet San Francisco and Paris are sister cities, and no wonder: each is a city of great beauty. Each is a great city for walking and exploring. In Paris, walking along the Seine, or wandering through the streets of the Left Bank, or exploring the Latin Quarter or Marais or other parts of this great [...]

Company Relocation Tours San Francisco Bay Area

Tweet Company relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area?  Private tours are available through The Matchmakers, a real estate company specializing in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and in France. San Francisco is more than the City.  It is the entire Bay Area, comprised of vastly different towns, cities and neighborhoods. There is the [...]

San Francisco Neighborhoods: Hayes Valley

Tweet Hayes Valley, an exciting neighborhood in central San Francisco, is bordered on one side by the opera, symphony and arts district; and to the west by Alamo Square. Hayes Valley boasts a real sense of community; and along the central commercial district on Hayes Street, you will find trendy boutiques, top-notch restaurants, and some [...]

Lake Merritt Oakland & Montclair Neighborhood

Tweet Lake Merritt lies just east of downtown Oakland, and is a popular spot for jogging and walking and boating.  The lake is surrounded by park lands and city neighborhoods. In the heavily forested north Oakland hills, is the Montclair Village neighborhood.  The Village center is surrounded by hilly, winding streets that are filled with [...]

Telegraph Hill San Francisco, Coit Tower & Homes

Tweet Telegraph Hill is one of San Francisco’s oldest neighborhoods. There are beautiful homes and condominiums here, many with stunning views of the City. At the top of Telegraph Hill is one of San Francisco’s great landmarks – Coit Tower. The Matchmakers is a real estate company specializing in beautiful homes in the greater San [...]

Ferry Building Farmers Market San Francisco Embarcadero

Tweet The Ferry Building, at the foot of Market Street, on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, opened originally in 1898 on the site of an older 1875 wooden Ferry House. From the Gold Rush until the 1930′s, ferryboat was the only way travelers and commuters from the East Bay or Marin could reach San Francisco, [...]

Where to Live San Francisco Bay Area

Tweet Where is the best place to live in the San Francisco Bay Area? If you are thinking of relocating or moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, you probably know that we are talking about much more than the city of San Francisco. This is an extraordinary, diverse patchwork of towns and cities and [...]

Tilden Park Berkeley California

Tweet Tilden Regional Park, in the hills north of Berkeley, California, is a 2000 acre playground for the people of the San Francisco Bay Area. The park is great for hiking and bicycling and exploring nature trails.  The park also includes lakes, a ten acre Botanic Garden, golf course, and model farm, which children love. [...]

Emeryville, Ca.

Tweet Emeryville, California is home to some large businesses, like IKEA, Home Depot, Office Depot, and Pixar Animation Studios. Located in a corridor between Berkeley and Oakland, this small city has grown dynamically lately, because of its proximity to Oakland, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Bay Bridge and San Francisco. Real estate [...]

Relocation to San Francisco-From Where? & For What?

Tweet Relocating to San Francisco in your near-term plans?  San Francisco draws its diversity from all over the world – Hong Kong, Japan, China, Europe, Russia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Asia, Mexico, South America,Brazil, Chile, Africa, the Middle East and more. The City also attracts a diverse crowd from every part of the United States. Diversity is one [...]

Marketing & Selling Your Home with Video

Tweet In the San Francisco Bay Area, video is a very powerful tool for marketing homes – especially high-end luxury homes – in the real estate market today. Video speaks volumes more than photos or bland virtual tours. And real estate is fast becoming an international market. This certainly applies to the San Francisco Bay [...]

Live-Work Lofts & Condos Real Estate Oakland CA

Tweet Live-Work residences – lofts and condos  that are designed to house a resident and their business  - have become very popular in many parts of the country. Oakland, California is one area that has been in the forefront of developing these spaces. Oakland has a large section of old warehouses and industrial buildings, and [...]