Vanguard Properties is proud to report that we’re number 1 in Districts 5 and 9 in sales volume, units sold and new listings.  In a ‘down’ time our office sales volume increased 25 to 30 percent from last year!  We’ve whether the storm better than other places – where else will a company simply announce that it is going to hire hundreds of new employees? But where will all those people live? Housing is short and housing remains a commodity. With LinkedIn’s IPO followed by Zynga and one expected from Facebook in 2012, money is out there. Consider that more than 30 percent of San Francisco transactions are all-cash with short, short escrow periods.