“Summer is coming.” ~ Ned Stark

You know it’s soon to be summer in San Francisco when these portents appear:

  • Wind gushes over the hill into Noe Valley, chased closely by clouds of fog
  • For-sale signs bloom like daffodils.
  • Your hay fever kicks in with a vengeance.
  • Shivering tourists huddle together on corners as they wait for a cable car – the luckiest among them sporting new $59.99 sweat shirts from Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Fast-food wrappers and ad flyers pile up in the entry eddies of homes 3 doors in from any corner.
  • Yesterday the high was 60. Today the high is 58. Tomorrow the high is 79. 
  • Your grass goes brown overnight.
  • You’re using your seat warmer every morning.
  • You (after you’re in the middle of a Lands End walk) remember the importance of layering.
  • A one-hour drive in any direction raises the temperature 25 degrees.
  • The east coast, the Midwest and SoCal are looking pretty good right about now.
Cynthia Cummins is a Top Producer and Partner at McGuire. For info on SF real estate visit http://CynthiaCummins.com.This article was re-posted at McGuire.com.