Join me a fun and informative walking tour of neighborhoods you only thought you knew. We’ll start at Dolores Park and meander our way past Mission Dolores on our way to the Castro. I’ll have some snacks to keep you energized along the way. The tour will last about 90 minutes and will be lots..
I am often asked, “Should I buy or rent in SF?” Though the answer is always variable based on your situation, my answer is nearly always that, if you can do it, buying is a smart choice from an investment and savings perspective. As a quick comparison, let’s look at the purchase with 20% down payment of a..
Where is the market headed in 2017? My trusty Magic 8 Ball says “ask again later.” The beginning of the year is always tricky to know how the market will perform. How much of an impact the new administration’s policies will have on our local market is unclear. What I do know is that, in general,..
Get out and enjoy San Francisco with these fun Spring Events.
Here are a few fun charts of SF and Bay Area demographics. Population All Bay Area counties have been rapidly growing in population. San Francisco is the second most densely populated city in the country. Driving around San Francisco you’ll know it is only getting more dense. Education Along with Washington DC and Seattle, the Bay Area..
In 2016, the supply (and sales) of house listings in the city continued to dwindle, while a surge of new-construction condo projects hitting the market appreciably increased the inventory of condos available to purchase. In 2003, house sales in San Francisco were over 50% higher than in 2016. According to a study by the National..
Gold, Google, Facebook & San Francisco Homes Return on Investment Rates since 2011 January 2017 Report ———————————————————— This first chart is a somewhat lighthearted, but I believe accurate look at how various 2011 investments would have played out through 2016. (FB is dated from its 2012 IPO.) When calculating appreciation, purchase and sale dates are critical..
A new administration is about to take office, one whose policies are largely yet to be known. Many are wondering what will happen to the real estate community, the mortgage industry, and in particular interest rates. In an attempt to provide our clients with an answer, we begin by acknowledging that yes, rates appear to be on a..
Congrats to my clients KN & RH for landing this cute home in Visitacion Valley. I know they are excited to put their stamp on this home and truly make it their own. With a little perseverance you can own a piece of San Francisco! Don’t know much about Visitation Valley? Most SF residents do not!..
November 2016 Market Report During the past 14 months we’ve seen the Chinese stock market crash, the oil price crash, Brexit, high U.S. financial market volatility, a slowdown in the Bay Area high-tech boom, and enormous election-related anxiety. It is difficult to tell exactly how these events may have affected real estate markets. Many of the forecasts..