While having lunch with a friend recently, she put forth a potentially disarming question: Have San Francisco home prices ever actually gone down for any significant period? Not just wobbly month-to-month dips, but a real drop? Her tone was one of almost unvarnished disbelief: She was of an age where she could not remember SF … Continue reading Do San Francisco Housing Prices Ever Drop?
For generations, San Francisco has been a renter majority city. Estimates vary, but the San Francisco Planning Department calculates that as many as two-thirds of SF residents rent their homes. The conventional wisdom is that US renters are getting a bum deal in the long run, because for most homes in most cities they’d ultimately … Continue reading Is It Cheaper To Rent or Buy In San Francisco?