If you haven't marked your calendar yet, be sure to do it now! August 21, 2017 will be the date we have a total solar eclipse taking place across North America.
Unfortunately, for us Bay Area residents, only 75% of the sun will be obscured from our location. If you want to catch the eclipse in its grand totality, then the 'nearest' areas you'll need to travel towards are: Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming. Yup, just around the block ;).
Personally, I'm heading off to Idaho to catch the big event!
Pretty much every hotel, motel and campground is totally in booked in Oregon and Idaho, so you'll have to be creative if looking for accommodations.
Want to know the exact timing and path of the eclipse? There's no better place than this NASA website: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Interactive Map. And here's a great article in the The Mercury News about the event.
How does this relate to real estate? Who knows...
But what I DO KNOW, is that this a once-in-a-lifetime type of event and I'm not going to miss it!
Just be advised, if you care to take a look up at the center of our solar system, be sure to wear the proper eye-protection, like these from Amazon. Order now, so you'll have them in plenty of time before the event (which lands on a Monday in our area with maximum visible eclipse at about 10:15am).
Here's another good website for time-table info.