California Real Estate Market Activity Report


Showing activity is now starting to reach pre-crisis levels: While activity remains down 15 percent compared to this time last year, consistent growth has significantly reduced the deficit from roughly 75 percent one month after the shelter-in-place order went into effect. And as California’s economy begins to open up, fewer REALTORS® are reporting clients withdrawing their … Continue reading California Real Estate Market Activity Report

Rules For In-Person Property Visits


You, like thousands of other homeowners thinking about selling a home right now, are probably wondering what you have to do to get people to visit your property. We got you… Straight from the collective heads: Before anyone goes in: “It is prudent for the seller and listing agent to consider establishing strict guidelines in … Continue reading Rules For In-Person Property Visits

NOPA Development Opportunity | $3,495,000 | Not On MLS


Opportunity to restore a true San Francisco gem. With tax records showing a healthy 6825 Square feet, and including an undeveloped attic, your imagination can run wild with all the wonderful things this property could become. Period details galore, wood floors, storage space, yard, and a great NOPA location. Property Details: $3,495,000 1736-38 Fell St. … Continue reading NOPA Development Opportunity | $3,495,000 | Not On MLS

Pandemic Pricing? Or Just Another Crazy Overbid? SF Property Sells $360,000 Over Asking


Yep, even during a global pandemic San Francisco still has property selling, and many of them for over asking. Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price Overbid 2651 23rd Avenue 3/2.00/N/A 8 $985,000 $1,345,000 36.55% 2919 Webster Street 2921 2-4 Units 13 $1,950,000 $2,340,000 20.00% 4407 18th Street 3/1.50/N/A 10 $1,995,000 $2,350,000 17.79% 38 Stoneyford … Continue reading Pandemic Pricing? Or Just Another Crazy Overbid? SF Property Sells $360,000 Over Asking

California Market Starting to Show Signs of Life | Suburbs Are All the Rage


Last week, new listings increased in the Bay Area, Southern California and the Central Valley; numbers stayed flat in the Central Coast. Still, new listings and pending sales remain depressed compared to pre-pandemic levels, and any recent upticks have been very modest. Consequently, sales are expected to remain weak for the next few weeks. Business is still … Continue reading California Market Starting to Show Signs of Life | Suburbs Are All the Rage

San Francisco Real Estate Trends in COVID-19 Lockdown


We just released our monthly real estate market report and forecast newsletter. If you’ve been subscribed to it, check your spam folders, find it, read it, send it to a friend. Can’t find it, we got you. Read the full report by following this link. –theFrontSteps Newsletter – Real Estate Trends in COVID-19 Lockdown Subscribe … Continue reading San Francisco Real Estate Trends in COVID-19 Lockdown

What It Will Take To Reopen California, and Important COVID-19 Updates


“Around the State: Planning for the reopening of California Last week, Governor Newsom announced the six indicators California will consider before deciding how and when to reopen the state: The ability to monitor and protect our communities through testing, contact tracing, isolating, and supporting those who are positive or exposed; The ability to prevent infection in people … Continue reading What It Will Take To Reopen California, and Important COVID-19 Updates

California Real Estate Market & Industry Summary 4/21/2020


“As unemployment has skyrocketed, the housing market has slowed — and it’s likely to remain slow as more jobs are lost. [California Association of Realtors] C.A.R.’s March sales report shows the market in California has begun to feel the effects of the virus, with existing, single-family home sales down 11.5 percent from February and 6.1 … Continue reading California Real Estate Market & Industry Summary 4/21/2020

Despite COVID 19, SF Properties Still Closing Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Over Asking


In our continued effort to educate you on San Francisco real estate, have a look at 10 listings that have closed within the last 14 days, all of them significantly over list price, and all of them in contract, or going into contract prior to Shelter in Place. Address BR/BA/Units DOM List Price Sold Price … Continue reading Despite COVID 19, SF Properties Still Closing Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Over Asking

Cole Valley / Haight Ashbury State of the Market Report


We had compiled our Cole Valley / Haight Ashbury State of the Market Report prior to Shelter in Place and had this blog post saved for quite a while wondering what to do. We’ve decided to share it, and encourage all of you to use it as a data point of the not-so-distant past. It … Continue reading Cole Valley / Haight Ashbury State of the Market Report

“What are my options to sell my property right now?” – During Shelter in Place


I’m getting this question a lot these days. The answer is simple. Right now and until the Shelter in Place is lifted, you have one option: 1. Sell it virtually. See my post on that, including important details and updates specific to San Francisco County. It’s not easy, and it’s not ideal for you, the … Continue reading “What are my options to sell my property right now?” – During Shelter in Place

San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Cycles Since 1984


We will get through this, as we did the last. I’m giving you the data to make your own conclusions. For myself, I’m staying home, selling property virtually, talking to buyers and sellers about how to be ready for when this blows over, because it will. Stay Home. Exercise in your own neighborhood. Support your … Continue reading San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Cycles Since 1984

NOPA Investment Property You Can Virtually Buy Right Now


FOR SALE | 1333-1337 Hayes | NOPA Victorian | $3,500,000 Following on the heels of our plan for you sellers wanting to sell now regardless of COVID-19, we just listed an amazing Victorian 3 unit building in an ultra prime NOPA location – literally in the heart of one of San Francisco’s most popular neighborhoods. … Continue reading NOPA Investment Property You Can Virtually Buy Right Now

Dolores Heights Home Gets $1.4M Over Asking | Coronabid of the Week


This week in San Francisco real estate a home on Liberty Street, and on the market for the first time in 60 years closes for $1,405,000 over the asking price. You might be thinking, “WTF!? We’re in the middle of Coronavirus hell?” You are not alone. Let’s break it down: Listed 3/2/2020 for $1,595,000 … … Continue reading Dolores Heights Home Gets $1.4M Over Asking | Coronabid of the Week