Category Archives: Stats & Numbers

Which Neighborhoods Have Appreciated Most And Why – sfnewsletter

sfn_logoI just published a new issue of sfnewsletter, and it’s loaded with info, including the oh-so precious list of Recent Sales, Listings, Overbids, Underbids, and Still Availables (properties on the market 30+ days). Have a look, and enjoy.

-sfnewsletter 12/12/14

SF Real Estate Market Cools (Sort OF) – sfnewsletter 11/14/14

sfn_logo2I published another edition of sfnewsletter, chock full of market data, and great info like this:

“The San Francisco market definitely cooled after the overheated feeding frenzy of the first half of the year. The competition between buyers for new listings declined to more rational levels: Homes that might have received 5 to 10 offers earlier in the year received 1 or 2 or 3…”

It also includes a link to: Top 20 Overbids; Top 20 Underbids; Stalefish (Properties on the market 30+ days); Recent Sales; and of course New Listings. It’s a perfect way to keep an eye on the market in your area, as well as a great resource for all of you buyers out there. You can access the entire sfnewsletter by following this link. To have each new issue sent directly to you, just sign up to receive it via sfnewsletter.com.

For you Realtors out there wishing you could send The Goods to your clients, you can. Just contact me and I’ll get you set up.

Have a great weekend, and happy house hunting!

Some Recent Sales & New Listings For San Francisco

Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price
250 King St 1/1.00/882 50 $649,000 $649,000
95 McCoppin St 1/1.00/E401 26 $585,000 $685,000
150 Randall St 3/2.00/N/A 32 $1,599,000 $1,579,000
1258 York St 3/2.50/ 32 $1,479,000 $1,500,000
949 Vienna St 2/2.00/N/A 31 $599,000 $720,000
344 Hermann St 2/1.00/ 14 $925,000 $1,215,000
818 Van Ness Ave 1/1.00/503 25 $699,000 $800,000
62 Buena Vista Ter 2/1.00/ 10 $1,295,000 $1,500,000
5 Dolores Ter 3/2.00/N/A 63 $1,400,000 $1,410,000
2625 Noriega St 3/2.00/N/A 17 $799,000 $810,000

Find the complete list of brand new listings & sales for San Francisco here, which is delivered to you via sfnewsletter.com.

Bay Area Demographics – In Detail

San Francisco Bay Area Demographics

18 charted analyses of ancestry, affluence, education, real estate,
politics, poverty and employment for San Francisco, Marin, Napa,
Sonoma, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda & Contra Costa Counties.

4th Quarter 2014, Paragon Special Report

These charts are mostly based on U.S. Census surveys from 2010 to 2013. Each of the 8 counties examined contains areas of widely varying demographics, and the multiple reports analyzed (6+ for each county) contain counts and estimates made at different times. Though these statistics are broad overviews, we still found many fascinating insights – and hope you will as well.

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Ancestry, Race & Age

For the most part, the ancestry and race categories used below
are as designated in the U.S. Census reports.

Ancestry: This first chart is a collated overview of the 8 counties. The Bay Area is one of the most multi-cultural places on earth, but (not broken out on this chart) this diversity is not evenly spread: Different ethnic and national groups often cluster in specific counties. For example, San Francisco has the largest populations with Chinese or Russian ancestry; Santa Clara has, by far, the greatest number of residents from India, Vietnam or Mexico; Alameda leads in those of Portuguese or Pacific Island heritage. For breakdowns by county, U.S. Census reports can be accessed here.

Race: Marin County has by far the largest percentage white (non-Hispanic) population at 73%, followed by Sonoma and Napa. San Francisco has the largest Asian percentage at 34.4%, with Santa Clara just behind at 34.1%. Santa Clara is the only county where white isn’t the largest group – Asian is bigger by a tiny margin. Napa has the largest Hispanic percentage at 33%, with 5 other counties between 23% and 27%. Alameda has the most substantial percentage black population at 12%.


Foreign-Born: The foreign-born population in the Bay Area is large (behind only New York, Miami, LA and Chicago) with again, different groups predominating in different counties. About 50% of our foreign-born residents have acquired U.S. citizenship.

Continue reading Bay Area Demographics – In Detail

August Case-Shiller Index For San Francisco/Bay Area

The August Case-Shiller Index report released today showed a small home price decline for the 5 counties of the SF Metro Area. Autumn’s numbers will give us a clearer indication as to whether this is the beginning of a flattening or declining price trend or simply the not untypical indication of a Summer adjustment from the Spring frenzy.

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