Maximum Underbid | Russian Hill Property Wins | List $3.2M, Sold $2.6M


Closed on the last day of 2015 was this 3 bedroom Russian Hill condominium with dramatic views. Listed for just shy of $3.2M and sold 18% under asking, at $2.6M, it takes top spot on the top 10 Podium Underbids of the week for San Francisco. Interesting to note is that out of the top … Continue reading Maximum Underbid | Russian Hill Property Wins | List $3.2M, Sold $2.6M

The San Francisco Real Estate Market in 2015


Architecture, views, probates, penthouses, lofts, TICs, luxury homes, mortgage rates, sales prices, market cycles, and everything else we could think of in a look back on 2015. A neighborhood map of San Francisco is included at the bottom of this report for your convenience.

Last Underbid of the year: Marina Home Wins


It’s the last Monday of 2015, everyone is out celebrating and the market is slow and quiet, but there are still properties closing every day, and some going significantly under asking. The top 3 homes of the top 10 Underbid that closed in the last 2 weeks were sold more than 10% under asking (does … Continue reading Last Underbid of the year: Marina Home Wins

$2,000,000 Under Asking In Pacific Heights…Actually $1,925,000 But Who’s Counting


If that $200,000 underbid from a few weeks ago seems like a good deal to you, have a look at this seven bedroom Pacific Heights Single Family home at 2660 Scott (you must click that link…the pictures are amazing), which was listed in September at $15,000,000 and closed last week at $13,075,000. Almost $2,000,000 under … Continue reading $2,000,000 Under Asking In Pacific Heights…Actually $1,925,000 But Who’s Counting

San Francisco | December 2015 Real Estate Market Update


San Francisco Real Estate Report, December 2015 Market Update. – Heading into the Holiday Slowdown after an Interesting Autumn Market – Median home prices, over-bidding, housing affordability, luxury home sales, the new-home construction pipeline, and comparing the Shanghai and S&P 500 stock indices ———————————————————— Median sales prices in October and November jumped back up to … Continue reading San Francisco | December 2015 Real Estate Market Update

13% Under Asking In Nob Hill | That’s An Audi R8


Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I know I did. Back to the grind… With the grind comes daily ganders at all things San Francisco real estate, and today is no exception. Check out this this Nob Hill Co-op apartment at 1333 Jones topping our weekly list of underbids (because they do exist). Listed just … Continue reading 13% Under Asking In Nob Hill | That’s An Audi R8

September Case-Shiller – San Francisco Clearly On A Plateau


The S&P Case-Shiller Index for the San Francisco Metro Area covers the house markets of 5 Bay Area counties, divided into 3 price tiers, each constituting one third of unit sales. Most of San Francisco’s, Marin’s and Central Contra Costa’s house sales are in the “high price tier”, so that is where we focus most … Continue reading September Case-Shiller – San Francisco Clearly On A Plateau

Pacific Heights Condo Goes 11% Under | Elevator Ensures Minimal Neighbor Contact


Last week it was this Bernal Heights home that went 20% under asking, thus claiming the podium position. The winner this week is an ultra-deluxe condo in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods on the “North End” of town, Pacific Heights. This home at 2955 Pacific has views, a deck, a formal dining room perfect … Continue reading Pacific Heights Condo Goes 11% Under | Elevator Ensures Minimal Neighbor Contact

San Francisco New-Home Construction Report


The SF Planning Department just released updated Q3 information regarding the new-housing development pipeline. San Francisco is in the midst of one of its biggest new-housing construction booms in history. (The same is occurring on the commercial development side, but this report won’t deal with that.) Indeed, it often seems that new projects of one … Continue reading San Francisco New-Home Construction Report

Top Floor Teaser Sells $502,000 Over List | Mission Dolores | Maximum Overbid


Who prices a top floor Mission Dolores 2 bed, 2.5 bath, 1328 square foot condo WITH PARKING, and roof deck, in the epicenter of hip at $998,000 anyway! Everyone knows the going rate is at least $1000 per square foot. Teaser price. Teaser. Anyhow, this week’s top spot on the list of jaw dropping Overbids … Continue reading Top Floor Teaser Sells $502,000 Over List | Mission Dolores | Maximum Overbid

Housing Affordability and Market Corrections


A look at San Francisco Bay Area housing affordability trends over time and how they intersect with real estate market corrections: The 2008 San Francisco Bay Area real estate crash was not caused just by a local affordability crisis: It was triggered by macro-economic events in financial markets which affected real estate markets across the … Continue reading Housing Affordability and Market Corrections

Top 10 Underbids | Would You Believe 20% UNDER Asking In Bernal?


The market is cooler…no doubt.. Is it seasonal, or longer term? Time will tell. As you saw last week, Overbids are still rampant, but more and more emails are coming to me, “Still Available”, “Offers as they come”, “Motivated Seller”, etc. Could we be approaching the year of the buyer? Out of the 10 Underbids … Continue reading Top 10 Underbids | Would You Believe 20% UNDER Asking In Bernal?

In San Francisco $1,810,000 Buys You This


A little cottage all of 1150 square feet with many “period details”, and situated in the heart of Noe Valley, 818 Douglass takes this week’s Maximum Overbid cake, gets $1,574 per square foot, and puts fixers back on top. As for the rest of the top 10 Overbids…here you go: Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price … Continue reading In San Francisco $1,810,000 Buys You This

Luxury Home Segment Cools | “Affordable” Homes Market Remains Competitive


In case you don’t get sfnewsletter (I posted this there), here is our November 2015 San Francisco Real Estate Market Report, including 11 Custom Charts: ———————————————————— San Francisco led the Bay Area and the nation when its real estate recovery began in early 2012. Within the city itself, the more affluent neighborhoods led the rebound … Continue reading Luxury Home Segment Cools | “Affordable” Homes Market Remains Competitive

Mission To Millennium | SF’s Top 10 Underbids of the Week


The top underbid of the week goes to an Outer Mission single family home that (dare we say) needs a bit of work. Listed for $699,000 and sold for $575,000 after 62 days on the market. According to our data from last week, single family homes continue to take up the majority of the top … Continue reading Mission To Millennium | SF’s Top 10 Underbids of the Week