Wendy and I have been looking at houses to buy out of the corners of our eyes for a year or so. Over the last few months we've started to gently increase the pace of our search, using Redfin. In the last few weeks we've been to a few open houses and started to pay significant attention to "the market" in our target area.
Yesterday we saw this place on the south side of Bernal Hill. We liked it a whole lot and it's the first place we've seen which suddenly put us into "this would be worth trying to find a loan for"-mode. So we're working through a bunch of financial things at the moment.