Is San Francisco still a Seller’s Market?

Without even asking the Realtor members of our Stammtisch what they thought, we could bet that all of them would consider our market very much a seller’s market. It appears from this recent Forbes.com article, we’re not alone in thinking that. And based off of his/her comments, we’re guessing “boomtime” would as well. (Thanks for the link!)

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Some quotes worth noting:

“The best way to judge a buyer’s vs. a seller’s market is a simple supply vs. demand analysis of housing stock: At the current rate of sales, how long would it take to sell off the inventory whether single family homes or condos?”

“In the case of San Francisco, which ranked second on our list, it’s an issue of geography: There is little space for growth or new development and the local government doesn’t do much to incentivize new construction.” [We bolded that for you...think Daly, McGoldrick, Ellis Act restrictions, the growing number of TICs, etc.]

But damnit! Why aren’t we #1? Losing sucks! Good thing at least one of us has some rental property close to Raleigh, NC.

If you have something to contradict this article, please share it. If it is an entire link/post, just email it to us and we’ll gladly post it for you.

-Top Home Sellers’ Markets [Forbes.com]

One thought on “Is San Francisco still a Seller’s Market?

  1. You’ll never see this [deleted by editor, bt, send us an email we'll explain.] :) ]

    The biggest dearth is for decent SFHs between $1.5-2 million. What i see on MLS for District 7 is just shocking with one for $1.6 mil on the same block as the firestation, and it’s really only a 2/1, as the downstairs is NOT connected.. and then the Redfin one for $1,200/sqft at $1.8 mil. Then you jump to $3 million. What a joke!

    Where the heck is the inventory???

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