San Francisco Market Report


Britain’s June vote to exit the EU has already had an impact on the market in the US, including here in San Francisco. Mortgage rates have dropped almost a quarter of a percent, making the monthly payments on our pricey housing slightly more affordable. The result is that it will support continuing increases in sales … Continue reading San Francisco Market Report

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.

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

San Francisco Home Prices Remain High, affordability index stays low


What an interesting Summer! We are still in the midst of a hot real estate market where homes are getting quickly snatched up, buyers are stretching to pay over asking. The recent stock market gyration and Chinese currency devaluation add some uncertainty to the economy, and later this month the Fed is going to tell … Continue reading San Francisco Home Prices Remain High, affordability index stays low

San Francisco Real Estate Third Quarter Report


San Francisco House & Condo Values Which Neighborhoods Dominate Home Sales? Who Is Buying the City’s Luxury Condos and Why? September saw the largest surge of new listings coming on market in the past 2 years, which led to a big jump in deal-making, but data on transactions negotiated in September won’t be available until … Continue reading San Francisco Real Estate Third Quarter Report

Home Ownership as an Investment, Home Prices, Inflation, Leverage & Home Equity


First and foremost, any home purchased needs to work as a home: it fulfills your housing needs at an affordable monthly cost – ideally, a cost, after tax deductions and principal pay-down, less than or similar to that of renting the property. However, though it cannot be compared on an apples-to-apples basis to investments such … Continue reading Home Ownership as an Investment, Home Prices, Inflation, Leverage & Home Equity

Heat Map Of San Francisco Median Home Price Changes Since Previous ’06-’08 Market Peak


Who doesn’t love a good heat map? Especially us San Francisco residents caught in the grip of one brutally long fog song… [Click image to enlarge.] This heat map compares 2013 2nd quarter or 1st half median home sales prices – for houses, condos, co-ops and TICs combined – with those at the peak value … Continue reading Heat Map Of San Francisco Median Home Price Changes Since Previous ’06-’08 Market Peak

It’s Simple Supply And Demand, Watson


So why do so many people try to complicate the obvious? It’s really quite simple. But as further support of a market that is clearly en fuego, here are a variety of standard supply and demand analyses: Months Supply of Inventory, Units for Sale, New Listings Coming on Market, Percentage of Listings Accepting Offers, Average … Continue reading It’s Simple Supply And Demand, Watson

What Costs How Much Where In San Francisco


A Survey of Recent San Francisco Home Sales March-May 2013 Below are samples of recent city home sales sorted by price point. The list is not comprehensive and the sales are not necessarily representative of typical neighborhood values. In real estate, the devil is always in the details, and the short descriptions below cannot convey … Continue reading What Costs How Much Where In San Francisco

San Francisco Market Focus Report May 2012: Translation = The Market Is Kinda Hot


San Francisco Housing Market Accelerates The spring home-buying season is well underway in San Francisco, as historically low interest rates and a limited supply of homes for sale have prompted nascent home buyers to pull the trigger. Cash transactions, competitive bidding and multiple offers are once again commonplace throughout the city. Single-Family Home Sales The … Continue reading San Francisco Market Focus Report May 2012: Translation = The Market Is Kinda Hot

San Francisco Housing Market Continues To Show Promising Signs Of Recovery


From the source: The San Francisco housing market continued to show promising signs of recovery through October 2009. Pending single family home sales jumped to 271 homes in October 2009, which represents a 30% increase in the number of pending sales month over month and a 58% increase year over year. Although greater scrutiny in … Continue reading San Francisco Housing Market Continues To Show Promising Signs Of Recovery

Palm Springs We Are Not, Shocking Information This Is


From a reader who’s email says, “The housing crisis summed up in one house in Palm Springs”: Check this out – from NPR’s Plante Money exercises: Twitter Tweet 1 for this info on one Palm Springs House: Date           Event           Price            Appreciation            Source Apr 30, 2009   Sold      $32,500    … Continue reading Palm Springs We Are Not, Shocking Information This Is

San Francisco Property Sales And Prices Continued Rising In June, But Still Down From 2008


We’ve been getting a lot of requests lately to run comparable property reports for homeowners looking to reduce their property taxes, and having to fight an uphill battle against the city proving their case that our market has, in fact, declined on more levels than one. Here is a little bit of information for San … Continue reading San Francisco Property Sales And Prices Continued Rising In June, But Still Down From 2008

Noe Valley Is Not Immune (Noe Valley Median Slides Along With SF As a Whole)


Woah! Where the hell has theFrontSteps been? A few things…I did, in fact, have a birthday (29 for those wondering) and I’ve been slammed with real estate. Thank goodness for the people behind theFrontSteps. This graph again from Misha Weidman: This is median prices, and SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ONLY. If this isn’t ammo for the … Continue reading Noe Valley Is Not Immune (Noe Valley Median Slides Along With SF As a Whole)