When is the best time of year to buy or sell a home?


Recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, Paragon’s Chief Market tracking guru, and yours truly had a few things to say on the matter. The annual cycle starts in January and February, when buyers return to the market after the near-dead holiday season but find little to choose from and start bidding up prices. By … Continue reading When is the best time of year to buy or sell a home?

When A Tear Down Sells For $2,350,000


To say the market isn’t moving along at blistering speed would be an understatement. Thus, my lack of blogging. I have updated all of the listing data we provide at The Goods, such as Top 20 Underbids, Top 20 Overbids, New Listings, SOLD Property (nobody else provides this so easily for your pleasure), and more. … Continue reading When A Tear Down Sells For $2,350,000

Prices Jumping – Yet Again – Across San Francisco


The San Francisco real estate market grew increasingly frenzied as the first quarter of 2014 progressed, leading to another surge in home prices in virtually every neighborhood in the city. The high-demand/ extremely-low-inventory/ competitive-bidding situation is similar to what occurred first in spring 2012 and then, to an even higher degree, in spring 2013. After … Continue reading Prices Jumping – Yet Again – Across San Francisco

Possible Shift In San Francisco Real Estate Market? Should You Sell Your Home Now?


February 2014 San Francisco Market Report It is far too early in the year to reach definitive conclusions regarding substantive changes in the market, but there are indications of a number of shifts. From the hurly burly on the street, the word is that the quantity of offers coming in on new listings is declining. … Continue reading Possible Shift In San Francisco Real Estate Market? Should You Sell Your Home Now?

Even With San Francisco Market Near A Peak, Many Expect More Growth Ahead


With all the talk of bubble this, bubble that (did you cast your vote?), which I do not think we’re in, I thought it important to share a little report from the Goliath, National Association of Realtors. REALTORS® generally expect a modest increase in prices in the next 12 months , with the median expected … Continue reading Even With San Francisco Market Near A Peak, Many Expect More Growth Ahead

Chief Economist And Forecasters For C.A.R. Say Market Rising…And [Likely] Falling


Herein lies the problem with reporting on real estate: Everybody has their opinion on what the market is doing, but nobody knows for sure. Case in point, just yesterday we posted “San Francisco housing market continues to show promising signs of recovery”. We posted that from information obtained from the San Francisco Association of Realtors, … Continue reading Chief Economist And Forecasters For C.A.R. Say Market Rising…And [Likely] Falling